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Weetabix vs. Oatibix



Years ago, I fell in love with Weetabix, a British cereal made of shredded wheat. It comes in big biscuits, but once you add milk, it resembles oatmeal. Nothing could compete with Weetabix (except maybe Kashi). Then, in the international aisle at Meijer, I saw

OATibix?

Whaaaat?

I bought it, tasted it and fell in love with it. It outshined Weetabix by FAR! The way it absorbed the milk and its nutty oat flavor. It’s just fantastic.

Isn’t Oatibix beautiful?

BUT, true love cannot always last forever…

Oatibix was only on the shelves for two weeks! I never saw it again! I craved Oatibix, but couldn’t find anything to compare! I raved about it to Kim, who was studying abroad in Austria at the time and never got the chance to try it!

I said to myself, Beth, next time you’re in England, head straight to Waitrose and STOCK UP.

Just see how it soaks up the milk. AMAZING.

Well, Oatibix isn’t easy to find, even in London. Finally though, after several grocery stores and questions to staff, Kim and I found some and bought 4 boxes!!  I wanted more, but I didn’t know if I could fit it in my luggage. 😥

We’ve been eating it so sparingly, we still have a box and a half and we’ve been back for 2 and a half months.

So, in the States, Weetabix will have to do. Meijer’s international aisle is slimming down, (or, more accurately, the European sections are downsized, while the “Mexican” and “Italian” sections have grown) so even Weetabix might go away.

Okay, this picture looks delicious, but it never soaks up the milk the way Oatibix does. This picture is very poorly displaying it’s faults.

I’ve just discovered some really depressing information. If I were to order 6 boxes of Oatibix from England, I’d spend £73.56, or $90! £50 of it is the shipping. I could probably buy a lot of other stuff to ship with it… but not gonna happen anyway…

I guess I’ll just have to move to England or something. Weetabix and Oatibix are both heartily delicious.

All done.

-Beth


Open-Faced Veggie Sandwhich with Black Bean and Salsa Bread


I gave in.

I bought the clearance bread at Meijer. I try not to buy from that clearance food racks, because I feel that the food on that rack is meant to be eaten that night or not at all. But I did it. For just under $2, a savory Black Bean and Salsa loaf was all mine! (and Kim’s.)

 

Black Bean and Salsa Bread (from Meijer)

Black Bean and Salsa Bread (from Meijer!)

 

I don’t regret it at all. And Kim just loves it. (Ever since she went to Austria and Germany, she’s in love with thick, dense breads.) It’s got a kick to it too. Maybe jalepeno’s?

I made this amazing concoction of sauteed mushrooms, green peppers and spinach, over turkey and sharp cheddar cheese on top of the black bean and salsa bread.

What I thought: One hundred M’s is a good way to describe this sandwich. Healthy, flavorful, satisfying are good words too.