My first contact with Weetabix was when it was mentioned on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, by Spike. Shortly after, I noticed that it was available in my local grocery store in Seattle. I never bought it, but I saw it there. Then when I moved here, I saw Weetabix, along with several generic brands taking up large sections of the cereal aisle. So clearly, this is a thing that the people of this island like to eat. Therefore, I must try it.

Weetabix, like most breakfast cereal is usually eaten in milk. I’ve decided to try it in milk and dry, even though my husband says I’m the only person he’s ever known to eat Weetabix dry and plain. Weetabix comes in big “cake” kind of things, similar to the old style shredded wheat. But the texture of the cakes is very different. It is a lot like a flake cereal, all pressed into a big cake. It’s flaky and crumbly. It smells like a pretty standard wheat-based cereal.

The tasting verdict is tricky because it is so different with and without milk. With milk, I didn’t really like it. The taste was fine. It was like a normal wheat-based cereal without much sugar. But the texture wasn’t really my thing. It absorbs milk like a sponge and quickly becomes mushy. It was a cold wheat mush, with a texture like cold oatmeal.

Here’s where it gets tricky. Without milk, I loved it. It was crunchy and slightly sweet with a nutty toasted kind of flavor. It’s the kind of thing I could easily reach for when I’m having a carb craving. It’s low in fat and sugar, and it is wholegrain, so it is very healthy. My husband thinks I’m weird, but I like dry Weetabix as an evening snack, in lieu of fattening carbs like potato chips or cookies. I just have to make sure to use a plate because they’re very crumbly. So as a final verdict, I liked Weetabix, just not the way most people eat it.

In the US, you can pick upWeetabix and other tasty British cereals from my friends at English Tea Store

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