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kfcfriend 26.07.2007 23:36

Weetabix
 
Apparently, Weetabix took over from Conflakes as the best selling cereal (perhaps in UK only, not sure).

Anyway, where in Zurich can I find a box of 48+ Weetabix? I managed to find a 24 box once, but can't even remember where I got that now. At the moment I have to buy them in 12s, which doesn't even last a full week. Cornflakes are everywhere.

kfc.

Lob 27.07.2007 08:42

Re: Weetabix
 
you can buy that as well as self-raising flour potentially at www.britshop.ch - PM Evolver who runs it.

AbFab 27.07.2007 08:43

Re: Weetabix
 
Migros sell Weetabix. 48 packs are too greedy for the Swiss market. Anyone want to know about Marmite?

storm 27.07.2007 09:10

Re: Weetabix
 
Hi, You can get then from Coop too, i always have to get some in when my parents come over...... though not in the large boxes, i think they are 12 or 24 per box....:(

Lob 27.07.2007 09:14

Re: Weetabix
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by storm (Post 87304)
Hi, You can get then from Coop too, i always have to get some in when my parents come over...... though not in the large boxes, i think they are 12 or 24 per box....:(

I think the OP mentioned 12s and stated that a 24 pack was once sighted ;)

Aussie Lisa 27.07.2007 09:21

Re: Weetabix
 
Yes, I love the Britshop! Couldn't find Weetabix on there, so I checked out my other favorite online shop where I found Vitabrits (I like both Vitabrits and Weetabix) at the www.aussieshop.ch

(and TimTams, and Australian versions of Cadbury chocolates and loads of other goodies).

Lisa

MissBehaving 27.07.2007 09:41

Re: Weetabix
 
you can also get Weetabix (24) from Migro's online shop: www.leshop.ch

kfcfriend 29.07.2007 22:46

Re: Weetabix
 
Thanks everyone for your replies. I was really hoping to find 48+ weetabix, but I have been meaning to shop from migros online for ages, so maybe I will do that and bulk buy! Maybe then they will get the message.

I'm only me, but if I were a family of two children, all eating weetabix, a box of 12 wouldn't even see you through for more than a day! It was weird, though, seeing that box of 24 designed to be read vertically rather than horizontally as in the UK (although I suppose the horizontal design is actually the weirder design).

kfc.

jemma 30.07.2007 19:16

Re: Weetabix
 
You can buy Weetabix at the Migros in Zurich airport.

I've yet to see it anywhere else, From the sounds of it, I think its hit and miss really as to which supermarkets stock it in which areas.

bubbles4352 31.07.2007 07:21

Re: Weetabix
 
Stupid question time, but are Weetabix and (Sanitarium) Weetbix identical?

In the same way that Ovaltine and Ovalmatine are similar, just named slightly differently?

Gruss

Polorise 31.07.2007 07:28

Re: Weetabix
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bubbles4352 (Post 88090)
Stupid question time, but are Weetabix and (Sanitarium) Weetbix identical?

In the same way that Ovaltine and Ovalmatine are similar, just named slightly differently?

Gruss


pretty much ....

Evolver 31.07.2007 08:11

Re: Weetabix
 
Exactamundo....and that's why we don't stock them ;)
BTW: Would anyone be interested in Oatibix?

Quote:

Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 87288)
Migros sell Weetabix. 48 packs are too greedy for the Swiss market. Anyone want to know about Marmite?


kfcfriend 31.07.2007 20:19

Re: Weetabix
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bubbles4352 (Post 88090)
Stupid question time, but are Weetabix and (Sanitarium) Weetbix identical?

Weetabix in a sanitarium? Is that what I have to do to get them?

kfc.

telandy 01.08.2007 10:49

Re: Weetabix
 
I would be interested in oatabix, however I will get a packet next week when I am in the UK to taste first.

zymogen 01.08.2013 11:19

Re: Weetabix
 
Never heard of Weetabix before but got a package of them because it looks like a "healthy" breakfast.

First surprise: they're HUGE! I expected them to be bite-sized. I had to break them apart into smaller pieces.

Second surprise: they're soaking up milk like sponges. I'm left with a unappetizing looking mush. The crispness is gone.

So how do you eat Weetabix? Dip one in milk and quickly bite a piece off?
(I'm asking here because apparently they're part of Britain's cultural heritage.)

Guest 01.08.2013 11:24

Re: Weetabix
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zymogen (Post 1940705)
Never heard of Weetabix before but got a package of them because it looks like a "healthy" breakfast.

First surprise: they're HUGE! I expected them to be bite-sized. I had to break them apart into smaller pieces.

Second surprise: they're soaking up milk like sponges. I'm left with a unappetizing looking mush. The crispness is gone.

So how do you eat Weetabix? Dip one in milk and quickly bite a piece off?
(I'm asking here because apparently they're part of Britain's cultural heritage.)

My method is...

Two in a bowl, slosh in some milk (don't swamp them), sprinkle on a wee bit of sugar and eat immediately. If you leave them for any length of time they go a bit mushy but some people like them like that.

Anjela 01.08.2013 11:29

Re: Weetabix
 
Quote:

My method is...

Two in a bowl, slosh in some milk (don't swamp them), sprinkle on a wee bit of sugar and eat immediately. If you leave them for any length of time they go a bit mushy but some people like them like that.
I butter mine. No soggy mush to stick to my teeth, ugh.

Hobs 01.08.2013 11:30

Re: Weetabix
 
I like Weetabix mashed up into yogurt with some raspberries or strawberries, still retains a bit of crispness, so zymogen might enjoy that more. My younger son has always adored Weetabix, rather austerely without sugar; as a toddler, he could put away 3 of these biscuits at one sitting :eek:.

It's also tasty with warm milk and honey in the winter, an alternative to porridge. Weetabix is always served in a bowl with a spoon though, no dipping, that would be wrong.....

Hobs

zymogen 01.08.2013 12:03

Re: Weetabix
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hobs (Post 1940711)
I like Weetabix mashed up into yogurt with some raspberries or strawberries, still retains a bit of crispness, so zymogen might enjoy that more. My younger son has always adored Weetabix, rather austerely without sugar; as a toddler, he could put away 3 of these biscuits at one sitting :eek:.

Yum! I like the yoghurt and berries option best so far. Butter and jam could be nice too.

Adding milk and horking the content of my breakfast bowl down is too stressful early in the morning. With a high mush risk.

TiMow 01.08.2013 12:11

Re: Weetabix
 
I gave up eating Weetabix, ever since a local carpenter started giving me his floor sweepings ....... they're easier to eat.


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