Weetabix for the Win


Kahleia Corpuz

The original Weetabix comes from the United Kingdom. The box was very different because it had Arabic, and the nutritional facts section was very short, and it was translated three different ways.

Kahleia Corpuz, Editor-in-Chief

During a past Tabletop Club meeting, I was introduced to the United Kingdom breakfast cereal Weetabix by my adviser’s very excited and very British wife. Fascinated by how excited she got, I decided it was only right to try it, and to be honest, I was surprised by how decent it was.

According to the UK website for Weetabix, the company has been producing Weetabix since 1932. The cereal is meant to serve as a base to create a multitude of different types of meals. It comes in two individually packaged containers that contain small bricks of whole grain wheat. To see what the hype was about, I followed my adviser’s wife’s way of eating Weetabix. She said to put two biscuits in a bowl, pour milk over it, then put it in the microwave for one minute and 30 seconds. Afterwards, she said to put two teaspoons of sugar on top.

When I first opened the package, the smell was very off-putting to me. It reminded me of horses with its strong oat scent. However, I bared the smell, and I was very pleased to find that the smell seemed to disappear the more I added to the Weetabix. Despite its first impression, I found that the smell was a small price to pay for the taste.

Weetabix comes in two big packs that are individually package in one box. The bricks are packed with whole wheat grain. (Kahleia Corpuz)

After adding the necessary ingredients to create the concoction, I stared the bowl down before fully going through with tasting it, however, more on that later. Upon my first bite, I could taste the very oat-like taste, but it was not a bad taste. The cereal itself was nothing special, but it provided a very decent start to my day. It was not something I would actively crave for, but it was definitely a new option for cereal.

As mentioned before, I had stared down the cereal before consumption. After I put the Weetabix in the microwave, the bricks mixed with the milk to look like a mix between soggy cereal and oatmeal. It definitely did not look like any cereal advertisement I had seen growing up at all. It made me definitely question if I wanted to go through with this review. However, like the smell, the appearance made no difference to the taste.

With all of the toppings, it tasted like an off-brand Raisin Bran. The oats created the bran, and while there were no actual raisins, the sugar acted as a good substitute for the sweetness. While many may think that the combination does not sound appealing, my favorite cereal is Raisin Bran. It pleased me greatly to taste it, but I do think that the original Raisin Bran cereal here takes the cake.

Weetabix, a cereal with a name as fun to say as it is to make, is a pretty versatile piece of cereal. I truly believe that if I found a food combination that worked with my taste buds, I would greatly enjoy it. If anyone is looking to save money and taste different meals, Weetabix is a great option to act as a base for any low-budget creative meals. Therefore, I would definitely recommend it to people who are looking for ways to spice up their breakfast without much work.