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Jenny M Benson
2017-07-31 09:41:48 UTC
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I am almost addicted to Oatibix Flakes. I endeavour always to have
Oatibix Flakes in my kitchen cupboard. On the rare occasions when I
can't get them and need cereal I usually buy Weetabix.

I booked a delivery from Asda last week, including 2 packets of Oatibix
Flakes, which were substituted with Oatibix. Not surprisingly, this
product - which I hadn't come across before - is similar to Weetabix.

Except that it's REVOLTING. YUK. Don't buy it.
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Vicky
2017-07-31 10:47:51 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
I am almost addicted to Oatibix Flakes. I endeavour always to have
Oatibix Flakes in my kitchen cupboard. On the rare occasions when I
can't get them and need cereal I usually buy Weetabix.
I booked a delivery from Asda last week, including 2 packets of Oatibix
Flakes, which were substituted with Oatibix. Not surprisingly, this
product - which I hadn't come across before - is similar to Weetabix.
Except that it's REVOLTING. YUK. Don't buy it.
Never tried the flakes but I quite liked the Oatibix. Too high in
Weightwatcher points though. Weetabix is lower and is fine but I love
porridge most.
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kosmo
2017-07-31 16:07:49 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
I am almost addicted to Oatibix Flakes. I endeavour always to have
Oatibix Flakes in my kitchen cupboard. On the rare occasions when I
can't get them and need cereal I usually buy Weetabix.
I booked a delivery from Asda last week, including 2 packets of Oatibix
Flakes, which were substituted with Oatibix. Not surprisingly, this
product - which I hadn't come across before - is similar to
Weetabix.
Post by Jenny M Benson
Except that it's REVOLTING. YUK. Don't buy it.
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Jenny M Benson
Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
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Jenny M Benson
2017-07-31 19:05:40 UTC
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.

Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
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Marjorie
2017-07-31 19:40:34 UTC
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
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Fenny
2017-07-31 23:12:15 UTC
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How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
I spent 50 years thinking that Weetabix looked sufficiently like
ceiling insulation that I never bothered trying it. Turns out, it's
actually quite good. If I'd known that 40-some years ago, I'd have
given Bro a run in the 12 Weetabix a day stakes.
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Steve Hague
2017-08-01 08:58:52 UTC
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On Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:40:34 +0100, Marjorie
Post by Marjorie
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
I spent 50 years thinking that Weetabix looked sufficiently like
ceiling insulation that I never bothered trying it. Turns out, it's
actually quite good. If I'd known that 40-some years ago, I'd have
given Bro a run in the 12 Weetabix a day stakes.
I have the apparently disgusting habit of eating weetabix dry and
lavishly buttered. We recently discovered that the Lidl version of
weetabix is at least as good and much cheaper.
Steve
Chris McMillan
2017-08-01 09:48:00 UTC
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On Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:40:34 +0100, Marjorie
Post by Marjorie
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
I spent 50 years thinking that Weetabix looked sufficiently like
ceiling insulation that I never bothered trying it. Turns out, it's
actually quite good. If I'd known that 40-some years ago, I'd have
given Bro a run in the 12 Weetabix a day stakes.
I have the apparently disgusting habit of eating weetabix dry and
lavishly buttered. We recently discovered that the Lidl version of
weetabix is at least as good and much cheaper.
Steve
I don't eat butter now but yes, that could've been something I might have
tried had I not had my stomach turned with it in milk aged just five

Sincerely Chris
Fenny
2017-08-01 19:30:18 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
We recently discovered that the Lidl version of
Post by Steve Hague
weetabix is at least as good and much cheaper.
The Aldi version is perfectly acceptable. Not that I actually eat
that many, as I generally have porridge at the weekends, but there are
some in the house.
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Jenny M Benson
2017-08-01 09:50:30 UTC
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I have the apparently disgusting habit of eating weetabix dry and
lavishly buttered.
I remember my godmother introducing us to that idea (her version
included jam) about 65 years ago, but it never caught on in my family.

We recently discovered that the Lidl version of
Post by Steve Hague
weetabix is at least as good and much cheaper.
That's interesting because my limited experience has led me to believe
that Weetabix is one of those food items (like Baked Beans, Heinz of
course) that should NEVER be substituted by an own-brand or other named
version.

I tried the Oatibix again to-day and discovered that by having just one
with LASHINGS of milk and sweetener, so it had a disguised taste and the
constituency of thin gruel, it was just about acceptable. But I still
think Feisty will benefit from most if it.
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Chris McMillan
2017-08-01 10:09:25 UTC
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Post by Steve Hague
I have the apparently disgusting habit of eating weetabix dry and
lavishly buttered.
I remember my godmother introducing us to that idea (her version
included jam) about 65 years ago, but it never caught on in my family.
We recently discovered that the Lidl version of
Post by Steve Hague
weetabix is at least as good and much cheaper.
That's interesting because my limited experience has led me to believe
that Weetabix is one of those food items (like Baked Beans, Heinz of
course) that should NEVER be substituted by an own-brand or other named
version.
I tried the Oatibix again to-day and discovered that by having just one
with LASHINGS of milk and sweetener, so it had a disguised taste and the
constituency of thin gruel, it was just about acceptable. But I still
think Feisty will benefit from most if it.
I do hope Feisty doesn't live up to their name then!

Sincerely Chris
Jenny M Benson
2017-08-01 11:48:53 UTC
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I do hope Feisty doesn't live up to their name then!
Definitely NOT when it comes to food! She wolfs anything and everything
as if she hadn't seen food for weeks ... with the sole exception of
worming pills, which have to be disguised with peanut butter! I think
she actually swallowed a nut (as in nut & bolt) the other day.
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BrritSki
2017-08-01 12:27:36 UTC
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I do hope Feisty doesn't live up to their name then!
Definitely NOT when it comes to food! She wolfs anything and everything
as if she hadn't seen food for weeks ... with the sole exception of
worming pills, which have to be disguised with peanut butter! I think
she actually swallowed a nut (as in nut & bolt) the other day.
There's a possibility there of an interesting variation of the old joke
about substituting ball bearings for silver balls on a birthday cake and
Grandma farting and shooting the cat....
BrritSki
2017-08-01 12:37:37 UTC
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I do hope Feisty doesn't live up to their name then!
Definitely NOT when it comes to food! She wolfs anything and
everything as if she hadn't seen food for weeks ... with the sole
exception of worming pills, which have to be disguised with peanut
butter! I think she actually swallowed a nut (as in nut & bolt) the
other day.
There's a possibility there of an interesting variation of the old joke
about substituting ball bearings for silver balls on a birthday cake and
Grandma farting and shooting the cat....
Or of the refugee from the lunatic asylum who raped a group of laundry
workers and then made good his escape:

Nut screws washers and bolts
Penny
2017-08-01 13:47:28 UTC
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I do hope Feisty doesn't live up to their name then!
Definitely NOT when it comes to food! She wolfs anything and everything
as if she hadn't seen food for weeks ... with the sole exception of
worming pills, which have to be disguised with peanut butter! I think
she actually swallowed a nut (as in nut & bolt) the other day.
But she was very well behaved when we were eating (as was Plum). I doubt
even she would have eaten that rock hard avocado.
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Jenny M Benson
2017-08-01 17:11:22 UTC
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But she was very well behaved when we were eating (as was Plum). I doubt
even she would have eaten that rock hard avocado.
I definitely wouldn't have put money on that!
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2017-08-03 13:59:22 UTC
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that rock hard avocado
The first time I ever met an avocado was in about 1973 when a rather
large dinner gathering was served prawn avocado to students. All being
ignorant of such things we ate the prawn and wondered if the rock hard
green stuff was even edible.

How the kitchen produced about 150 starters and did not notice the
inedible nature of the avocados obviously meant that the staff had never
seen it before either.
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Penny
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that rock hard avocado
The first time I ever met an avocado was in about 1973 when a rather
large dinner gathering was served prawn avocado to students. All being
ignorant of such things we ate the prawn and wondered if the rock hard
green stuff was even edible.
How the kitchen produced about 150 starters and did not notice the
inedible nature of the avocados obviously meant that the staff had never
seen it before either.
Probably not, or if they had had never eaten one.

I discovered a useful tip for almost but not quite edible avocados - a few
seconds in the microwave softens them up. I've never tried it with a really
hard one though.
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Chris McMillan
2017-08-01 18:21:57 UTC
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I do hope Feisty doesn't live up to their name then!
Definitely NOT when it comes to food! She wolfs anything and everything
as if she hadn't seen food for weeks ... with the sole exception of
worming pills, which have to be disguised with peanut butter!
Ha ha!

Sincerely Chris
Penny
2017-08-01 11:09:14 UTC
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We recently discovered that the Lidl version of
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weetabix is at least as good and much cheaper.
That's interesting because my limited experience has led me to believe
that Weetabix is one of those food items (like Baked Beans, Heinz of
course) that should NEVER be substituted by an own-brand or other named
version.
While I am reasonably happy to eat most own-label baked beans but really
dislike the Heinz version.

Ray refused to eat branded Weetabix on principle (something to do with a
conversation he had with the boss at the Corby factory I think) but was
happy with any own-label.
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Vicky
2017-08-01 12:16:07 UTC
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How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
I spent 50 years thinking that Weetabix looked sufficiently like
ceiling insulation that I never bothered trying it. Turns out, it's
actually quite good. If I'd known that 40-some years ago, I'd have
given Bro a run in the 12 Weetabix a day stakes.
I have the apparently disgusting habit of eating weetabix dry and
lavishly buttered. We recently discovered that the Lidl version of
weetabix is at least as good and much cheaper.
Steve
Sainsburys and Tescos do 2 versions. The more expensive in each case
if cheaper than Weetabix and for us.The cheaper is ok for dogs :).
They like occasional breakfast biscuit with milk.
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Marjorie
2017-08-01 12:34:48 UTC
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How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
I spent 50 years thinking that Weetabix looked sufficiently like
ceiling insulation that I never bothered trying it. Turns out, it's
actually quite good. If I'd known that 40-some years ago, I'd have
given Bro a run in the 12 Weetabix a day stakes.
I have the apparently disgusting habit of eating weetabix dry and
lavishly buttered. We recently discovered that the Lidl version of
weetabix is at least as good and much cheaper.
Steve
Sainsburys and Tescos do 2 versions. The more expensive in each case
if cheaper than Weetabix and for us.The cheaper is ok for dogs :).
They like occasional breakfast biscuit with milk.
My Weetabix-eating family say that the own-brand standard versions are
fine, but the Basic cheapo ones are not.

We used to give the guineapigs Weetabix when we ran out of their corn
mix. (Not with milk and sugar, though).
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Marmaduke Jinks
2017-08-02 16:52:11 UTC
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On Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:40:34 +0100, Marjorie
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How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
I spent 50 years thinking that Weetabix looked sufficiently like
ceiling insulation that I never bothered trying it. Turns out, it's
actually quite good. If I'd known that 40-some years ago, I'd have
given Bro a run in the 12 Weetabix a day stakes.
I have the apparently disgusting habit of eating weetabix dry and lavishly
buttered. We recently discovered that the Lidl version of weetabix is at
least as good and much cheaper.
Steve
We did the butter thing too but topped it off with marmalade. (Wales -
c.1966).

MJ
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Chris McMillan
2017-08-01 09:47:59 UTC
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
I hope never to be offered it again. In fact apart from home made muesli
which contains no honey I can no longer eat any cereals.

Sincerely Chris
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
I hope never to be offered it again. In fact apart from home made muesli
which contains no honey I can no longer eat any cereals.
Sincerely Chris
Cant or no longer wish to eat. If cant is this a health/diet preference?
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2017-08-02 09:55:49 UTC
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Post by kosmo
Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
I hope never to be offered it again. In fact apart from home made muesli
which contains no honey I can no longer eat any cereals.
Sincerely Chris
Cant or no longer wish to eat. If cant is this a health/diet preference?
Both. Diet controlled diabetic which excludes sugar and honey, but I never
ate cereals with sugar anyway so any with sugar in the recipe weren't even
tasted. Whereas I only ate cornflakes by choice as I was also a no milk on
cereal as well, being told cornflakes were junk, Albran, Bran flakes and
porridge had to be attempted, as little as possible with as little milk as
possible. I can now eat porridge but it doesn't gave extra milk or sugar
added and there's only so much I can eat unless its deepest iciest winter.

Sincerely Chris
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
I hope never to be offered it again. In fact apart from home made muesli
which contains no honey I can no longer eat any cereals.
Sincerely Chris
Cant or no longer wish to eat. If cant is this a health/diet preference?
Both. Diet controlled diabetic which excludes sugar and honey, but I never
ate cereals with sugar anyway so any with sugar in the recipe weren't even
tasted. Whereas I only ate cornflakes by choice as I was also a no milk on
cereal as well, being told cornflakes were junk, Albran, Bran flakes and
porridge had to be attempted, as little as possible with as little milk as
possible. I can now eat porridge but it doesn't gave extra milk or sugar
added and there's only so much I can eat unless its deepest iciest winter.
Sincerely Chris
I make my porridge with water and don't like milk on it, but have
sweetner and cinnamon. Might you like it that way?
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2017-08-03 09:12:38 UTC
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
I hope never to be offered it again. In fact apart from home made muesli
which contains no honey I can no longer eat any cereals.
Sincerely Chris
Cant or no longer wish to eat. If cant is this a health/diet preference?
Both. Diet controlled diabetic which excludes sugar and honey, but I never
ate cereals with sugar anyway so any with sugar in the recipe weren't even
tasted. Whereas I only ate cornflakes by choice as I was also a no milk on
cereal as well, being told cornflakes were junk, Albran, Bran flakes and
porridge had to be attempted, as little as possible with as little milk as
possible. I can now eat porridge but it doesn't gave extra milk or sugar
added and there's only so much I can eat unless its deepest iciest winter.
Sincerely Chris
I make my porridge with water and don't like milk on it, but have
sweetner and cinnamon. Might you like it that way?
No sweetener here, just a carefully measured my small handful dried fruit,
and yes made with water. Fruit makes it palatable, not enjoyable. As a
child I ate it with salt which we picked up in Scotland. Couldn't do it
now.

Sincerely Chris
Jenny M Benson
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No sweetener here, just a carefully measured my small handful dried fruit,
and yes made with water. Fruit makes it palatable, not enjoyable. As a
child I ate it with salt which we picked up in Scotland. Couldn't do it
now.
Never quite sure what this thing is about salt in porrage being a
Scottish thing. Shirley no one in their right minds makes porrage
without adding a pinch of salt? Without it the stuff is double-YUK! Do
the Scots then put salt on the ready-to-eat bowlful, either instead or
as well? Adding at that stage, if forgotten earlier, does not work.

In my yoof, the preferred sweetener was golden syrup, but nowadays I
take it with sweetener (having cooked with about 2/3 water and 1/3 milk.)
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Chris McMillan
2017-08-03 15:59:41 UTC
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No sweetener here, just a carefully measured my small handful dried fruit,
and yes made with water. Fruit makes it palatable, not enjoyable. As a
child I ate it with salt which we picked up in Scotland. Couldn't do it
now.
Never quite sure what this thing is about salt in porrage being a
Scottish thing. Shirley no one in their right minds makes porrage
without adding a pinch of salt? Without it the stuff is double-YUK! Do
the Scots then put salt on the ready-to-eat bowlful, either instead or
as well? Adding at that stage, if forgotten earlier, does not work.
In my yoof, the preferred sweetener was golden syrup, but nowadays I
take it with sweetener (having cooked with about 2/3 water and 1/3 milk.)
I was ten when I first went to Scotland. People at school thought I was
bonkers (or even more bonkers than usual at breakfast) but we had no one
from north of the border then. It could all have been my dad making it up
mind you. He was a well known salt addict.

Sincerely Chris
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2017-08-03 18:32:08 UTC
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mind you. He was a well known salt addict.
Sincerely Chris
When I was little, I was a genuine (?) salt addict: I used to eat lots
of it, neat (licked from my hand). Until one day (I was in single
figures I think - 5 to 9), on a family holiday in Denmark, I made myself
sick (at least I think it was the salt that did it); that seemed to
moderate my liking, though I still quite like it.
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mind you. He was a well known salt addict.
Sincerely Chris
When I was little, I was a genuine (?) salt addict: I used to eat lots
of it, neat (licked from my hand). Until one day (I was in single
figures I think - 5 to 9), on a family holiday in Denmark, I made myself
sick (at least I think it was the salt that did it); that seemed to
moderate my liking, though I still quite like it.
This surprises me; given your preference for sweet drinks.
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mind you. He was a well known salt addict.
Sincerely Chris
When I was little, I was a genuine (?) salt addict: I used to eat lots
of it, neat (licked from my hand). Until one day (I was in single
figures I think - 5 to 9), on a family holiday in Denmark, I made myself
sick (at least I think it was the salt that did it); that seemed to
moderate my liking, though I still quite like it.
YANAOU. The only reason I don't have salt on ice cream is that it makes
it melt.
Steve
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mind you. He was a well known salt addict.
Sincerely Chris
When I was little, I was a genuine (?) salt addict: I used to eat lots
of it, neat (licked from my hand). Until one day (I was in single
figures I think - 5 to 9), on a family holiday in Denmark, I made myself
sick (at least I think it was the salt that did it); that seemed to
moderate my liking, though I still quite like it.
I hope you're watching your blood pressure!
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mind you. He was a well known salt addict.
Sincerely Chris
When I was little, I was a genuine (?) salt addict: I used to eat lots
of it, neat (licked from my hand). Until one day (I was in single
figures I think - 5 to 9), on a family holiday in Denmark, I made myself
sick (at least I think it was the salt that did it); that seemed to
moderate my liking, though I still quite like it.
I hope you're watching your blood pressure!
I like lots of salt on my food and my blood pressure is always good.
When pregnant they threatened me if I gained more weight it could make
it go up but it didn't. I do get cramp sometimes so wonder if some
people have a tendency to need salt more. It might be because I need
to keep drinking fluids to avoid various problems and so lose salt
that way.
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I do get cramp sometimes so wonder if some
people have a tendency to need salt more.
I get debilitating cramp a lot, rarely in legs and feet, mostly in chest
and abdomen, very scary when driving as there isn't room to do the
necessary stretches to get rid. The GP said drink milk, it's a calcium
problem. Well I don't drink milk but have taken to yoghurt - not convinced
that helps - and calcium supplements, half of which also contain magnesium.
Low magnesium levels also causes cramp but too much and it disrupts the
digestion so a bit of juggling required to maintain balance.

I think the cramps have got worse/more frequent since I moved to Wales and
wonder if the lack of chalk in the water is a factor.

Nobody (since my mother back in the '50s) has suggested taking salt.
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mind you. He was a well known salt addict.
Sincerely Chris
When I was little, I was a genuine (?) salt addict: I used to eat lots
of it, neat (licked from my hand). Until one day (I was in single
figures I think - 5 to 9), on a family holiday in Denmark, I made myself
sick (at least I think it was the salt that did it); that seemed to
moderate my liking, though I still quite like it.
I hope you're watching your blood pressure!
I like lots of salt on my food and my blood pressure is always good.
I don't put _that_ much salt on my food (I ask for one salt in
McDonalds; very occasionally, I get the one that I ask for. More often
than not, I get a handful. Which irritates me, as I only use one). I
don't think I eat neat salt these days (nor for many years), though
could see doing so. I quite like a lot of (very unhealthy I'm sure)
snack foods that I suspect have a lot of salt in, though (crisp-like
things).

I give blood regularly (well, last time they wouldn't let me as I had
toothache, and I forgot to make an appointment for my next donation),
and they take my BP then, and until redundancy work took it about
annually, too. They both said it was healthy for my age. (I couldn't
tell you the figures.)

[My cholesterol is - or was last time I checked it, over ten years ago I
think, but my lifestyle including diet and exercise level hasn't changed
since well before then - is also disgustingly low: two point something.
The nurse (it was a "health bus" or similar) was most put out, as I ate
far more chips than her (actually that _has_ gone down since
redundancy), but hers was much higher!]
Post by Vicky
When pregnant they threatened me if I gained more weight it could make
it go up but it didn't. I do get cramp sometimes so wonder if some
people have a tendency to need salt more. It might be because I need
to keep drinking fluids to avoid various problems and so lose salt
that way.
Interesting hypothesis.
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I hope never to be offered it again. In fact apart from home made muesli
which contains no honey I can no longer eat any cereals.
Sincerely Chris
Cant or no longer wish to eat. If cant is this a health/diet preference?
Both. Diet controlled diabetic which excludes sugar and honey, but I never
ate cereals with sugar anyway so any with sugar in the recipe weren't even
tasted. Whereas I only ate cornflakes by choice as I was also a no milk on
cereal as well, being told cornflakes were junk, Albran, Bran flakes and
porridge had to be attempted, as little as possible with as little milk as
possible. I can now eat porridge but it doesn't gave extra milk or sugar
added and there's only so much I can eat unless its deepest iciest winter.
Interesting; I couldn't manage porridge without milk! I thought hi fibre
was good for diabetes. In fact I thought it was good for lots of us.
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I hope never to be offered it again. In fact apart from home made muesli
which contains no honey I can no longer eat any cereals.
Sincerely Chris
Cant or no longer wish to eat. If cant is this a health/diet preference?
Both. Diet controlled diabetic which excludes sugar and honey, but I never
ate cereals with sugar anyway so any with sugar in the recipe weren't even
tasted. Whereas I only ate cornflakes by choice as I was also a no milk on
cereal as well, being told cornflakes were junk, Albran, Bran flakes and
porridge had to be attempted, as little as possible with as little milk as
possible. I can now eat porridge but it doesn't gave extra milk or sugar
added and there's only so much I can eat unless its deepest iciest winter.
Interesting; I couldn't manage porridge without milk! I thought hi fibre
was good for diabetes. In fact I thought it was good for lots of us.
It is very good for diabetics which is why I suffer it. :)

Sincerely Chris
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no honey
Chris you may be doing honey an injustice:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19817641

It is a natural sugar and therefore the body treats it differently.

I am not saying you should eat great dollops of the stuff - but I use it
sparingly on toast when on holiday as a change from normal. It is
likely to be no worse than jams or marmalade.
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no honey
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19817641
It is a natural sugar and therefore the body treats it differently.
I am not saying you should eat great dollops of the stuff - but I use it
sparingly on toast when on holiday as a change from normal. It is
likely to be no worse than jams or marmalade.
I've been told not to eat it - as a diet controlled diabetic, I'm supposed
to avoid adding sweet materials to anything. When my GP diagnosed me, she
said she was going to be hard on me as I was comparatively young to be type
2 diabetic at the time. 11 years on, she's still hard on me but kind and
its working. Still diet controlled. The minimal sugar needed comes from
tiny amounts of daily fresh fruit.

Sincerely Chris
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Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Yes.
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Yes.
Ian Botham used to eat it, and now he needs a foot massage machine. I'm
convinced there's a connection.
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Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Yes.
Ian Botham used to eat it, and now he needs a foot massage machine. I'm
convinced there's a connection.
:D
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Steve
Yes.
Ian Botham used to eat it, and now he needs a foot massage machine. I'm
convinced there's a connection.
:D
Sole food?
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Yes.
Ian Botham used to eat it, and now he needs a foot massage machine. I'm
convinced there's a connection.
Conumbrella does not imply conumbrella.
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Yes.
Ian Botham used to eat it, and now he needs a foot massage machine. I'm
convinced there's a connection.
Conumbrella does not imply conumbrella.
Correlation does not imply causation?
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Yes.
Ian Botham used to eat it, and now he needs a foot massage machine. I'm
convinced there's a connection.
Conumbrella does not imply conumbrella.
Correlation does not imply causation?
That's it :)
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That's it :)
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Conumbrella does not imply conumbrella.
Post hoc, ergo propter hoc!
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Yes.
Ian Botham used to eat it, and now he needs a foot massage machine. I'm
convinced there's a connection.
And there was Danny Blanchflower in the TV commercials: "Pass the hot
milk, please!"
And he's dead. Say no more.
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Yes.
Ian Botham used to eat it, and now he needs a foot massage machine. I'm
convinced there's a connection.
And there was Danny Blanchflower in the TV commercials: "Pass the hot
milk, please!"
And he's dead. Say no more.
And so are the dinosaurs and they lived on vegetation!
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Yes.
Ian Botham used to eat it, and now he needs a foot massage machine. I'm
convinced there's a connection.
And there was Danny Blanchflower in the TV commercials: "Pass the hot
milk, please!"
And he's dead. Say no more.
And so are the dinosaurs and they lived on vegetation!
Does that mean all the carnivorous dinosaurs are still lurking somewhere?!?
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Yes.
Ian Botham used to eat it, and now he needs a foot massage machine. I'm
convinced there's a connection.
And there was Danny Blanchflower in the TV commercials: "Pass the hot
milk, please!"
And he's dead. Say no more.
And so are the dinosaurs and they lived on vegetation!
Does that mean all the carnivorous dinosaurs are still lurking somewhere?!?
Or did they meat their maker?
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Yes.
Ian Botham used to eat it, and now he needs a foot massage machine.
I'm convinced there's a connection.
And there was Danny Blanchflower in the TV commercials: "Pass the hot
milk, please!"
And he's dead. Say no more.
Do you recall the Ready Brek kids on the TV adverts? They were depicted
with a mild radioactive glow on their post-breakfast trip to school. I
presume that they are now dead too.

Des
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Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Yes, Andrew Neil uses it as a rug {1}

{1} a ma pisha



Yes, Andrew Neil uses it as a syrup
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Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Yes, Andrew Neil uses it as a rug {1}
{1} a ma pisha
Yes, Andrew Neil uses it as a syrup
Oi, where did that come from ? I deleted that line !!!
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Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Both my brothers do.
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Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Both my brothers do.
Use it as roofing material?

Does the carton quote a U-value?
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Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Does anyone regard shredded wheat as a food rather than a roofing material?
Steve
Both my brothers do.
Use it as roofing material?
No, it's their preferred form of breakfast. For at least one of them,
it's the lack of sugar that's the attraction but that wouldn't be enough
to convince me that it counted as food.
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For at least one of them, it's the lack of sugar that's the attraction
I tried it when diagnosed with diabetes and it pushed my blood sugar up.
All the talk of cereals made me want to have other than porridge this
morning so I had All Bran (Tescos version). That has to be with milk,
not water, so I had to sacrifice the milk in my afternoon coffee to
make the WW points ok.
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I think the POTUS uses it as a hairpiece?
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I think the POTUS uses it as a hairpiece?
Yes, roofing material as Steve said ... (-:
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I think the POTUS uses it as a hairpiece?
No, the POTUS hairpiece is clearly what he would call cotton candy and
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I think the POTUS uses it as a hairpiece?
No, the POTUS hairpiece is clearly what he would call cotton candy and
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Mike Ruddock
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Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Good point.
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Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Good point.
I remember "Never Eat Shredded Wheat" as a mnemonic. Trouble is, I can't
remember what for (-:. All I can think of is the points of the compass,
but you'd have to remember which way round you were going. (Not that
that stops it being a mnemonic; most mnemonics I've come across involve
me in more effort remembering than the thing they were supposed to help
with - I never had any trouble with ROYGBIV for the spectrum, or the
order of the planets, though I do rather like "men very easily make jugs
serve useful nocturnal purposes" [from before Pluto was demoted].)
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

To keep leaf vegetables clean and crisp, cook lightly, then plunge into iced
water (the vegetables, that is). - manual for a Russell Hobbs electric steamer
Mike
2017-08-01 22:16:49 UTC
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Good point.
I remember "Never Eat Shredded Wheat" as a mnemonic. Trouble is, I can't
remember what for (-:. All I can think of is the points of the compass,
but you'd have to remember which way round you were going. (Not that
that stops it being a mnemonic; most mnemonics I've come across involve
me in more effort remembering than the thing they were supposed to help
with - I never had any trouble with ROYGBIV for the spectrum, or the
order of the planets, though I do rather like "men very easily make jugs
serve useful nocturnal purposes" [from before Pluto was demoted].)
Another compass point reminder is 'naughty elephants squirt water' and I'm
sorry but I remember vibgyor for the colour spectrum.
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Toodle Pip
Sam Plusnet
2017-08-01 23:52:03 UTC
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
It could be Shredded Wheat.
Good point.
I remember "Never Eat Shredded Wheat" as a mnemonic. Trouble is, I can't
remember what for (-:. All I can think of is the points of the compass,
but you'd have to remember which way round you were going. (Not that
that stops it being a mnemonic; most mnemonics I've come across involve
me in more effort remembering than the thing they were supposed to help
with - I never had any trouble with ROYGBIV for the spectrum, or the
order of the planets, though I do rather like "men very easily make jugs
serve useful nocturnal purposes" [from before Pluto was demoted].)
Another compass point reminder is 'naughty elephants squirt water' and I'm
sorry but I remember vibgyor for the colour spectrum.
<puzzled>
Why would anyone want/need a mnemonic for that?
Is there one for 1, 2, 3, 4?
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Sam
Jenny M Benson
2017-08-02 08:56:29 UTC
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Another compass point reminder is 'naughty elephants squirt water' and I'm
sorry but I remember vibgyor for the colour spectrum.
I never realised there was a need for a full mnemonic. I was taught it
said "WE" across the middle and I thought everyone just knew it was
North at the top.
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Jenny M Benson
Chris McMillan
2017-08-01 09:47:58 UTC
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
My thinking exactly, in fact not only can I not eat it, feeding it to a
baby made me feel nauseous.

Sincerely Chris
Vicky
2017-08-01 12:16:55 UTC
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Post by kosmo
Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
My thinking exactly, in fact not only can I not eat it, feeding it to a
baby made me feel nauseous.
Sincerely Chris
I also really love Farley's rusks with milk. But don't eat them now
and grandchildren ever did.
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Vicky
Jenny M Benson
2017-08-01 17:15:18 UTC
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I also really love Farley's rusks with milk. But don't eat them now
and grandchildren ever did.
Farex, sweetened with honey, is the food of the gods. My family
inherited the name Glob for it, from the family who introduced me to its
delights.
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Jenny M Benson
Fenny
2017-08-01 19:34:50 UTC
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I also really love Farley's rusks with milk. But don't eat them now
and grandchildren ever did.
Farex, sweetened with honey, is the food of the gods. My family
inherited the name Glob for it, from the family who introduced me to its
delights.
Apparently, Bro was fed Farex as a Very Small Person. He called it
"Fufuch", which was, allegedly, his attempt to say "breakfast".
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Fenny
Marjorie
2017-08-01 12:37:21 UTC
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Have you tried adding artificial sweetener?
Yes, I use it a lot as I have a very sweet tooth.
Just didn't like the taste or the consistency. I'd expected the
consistency to be similar to Weetabix, but it isn't.
How can the taste and consitency be worserer than Weetabix?
My thinking exactly, in fact not only can I not eat it, feeding it to a
baby made me feel nauseous.
I think that's part of the reason for my aversion to it - memories of
scraping it off babies' chins, fingers, high chair trays etc. And
realising that if you didn't do this instantly, it would set like superglue.
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