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First they came for our chocolate. Now they are coming for our Weetabix.

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HelenaDove Tue 18-Apr-17 01:30:38

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/04/17/weetabix-swallowed-us-group-14bn-deal/

HateSummer Tue 18-Apr-17 01:34:31

No way! Weetabix is my childhood. They'll make it all fake with rainbow colour additives won't they? 😒☹️

ButteredCrumpetNow Tue 18-Apr-17 01:35:16

Oh bollocks, that'll be them ruined then sad

WildKiwi Tue 18-Apr-17 01:43:32

Just pray that they don't change the recipe to make it like the Australian Weetbix (otherwise known as cardboard)...

caroldecker Tue 18-Apr-17 01:43:42

Yes the current Chinese owners are bastards for selling out.

HelenaDove Tue 18-Apr-17 01:49:41

The organic one disappeared from our local supermarket shelves back in Feb.

You can only get it in the superstore a bit further away.

onemorecupofcoffeefortheroad Tue 18-Apr-17 02:31:02

Noooo!!! The only cereal I really like. Won't be the same again ... tempted to buy up loads of boxes tomorrow.

HelenaDove Tue 18-Apr-17 02:38:47

b and m bargains tend to get the older stock. Still in date obvs just a bit older for future ref. just in case they do change the recipe.

AnIbisIsWatchingMe Tue 18-Apr-17 02:40:06

Hey! Australian here. Don't be besmirching out Weet-Bix.

AnIbisIsWatchingMe Tue 18-Apr-17 02:40:32

*our Weet-Bix

stolemyusername Tue 18-Apr-17 03:31:13

Oh come on, we all know Weet-Bix is terrible (but not so bad that I'll pay $$$ for Weetabix from the uk section at Coles)

user1492232552 Tue 18-Apr-17 03:46:54

I pay $9 a packet for weetabix and am totally ok with that

WildKiwi Tue 18-Apr-17 04:17:56

My family were shocked and outraged when they visited and I served them Weetbix. A child who had never been known to refuse any type of food rejected it!

After nearly a decade I'm nearly acclimatised to it, but I'll occasionally spend the big bucks to get some decent cereal grin

AnIbisIsWatchingMe Tue 18-Apr-17 06:20:35

I'll try the English version after my next shop and make a unbiased assessment. My son has been known to take dry Weet-Bix to school for recess. He is an odd child.

QuodPeriitPeriit Tue 18-Apr-17 06:27:20

My son likes Weetbix with peanut butter on for a snack, but he is 16 and odd does rowing and will eat anything not tied down.

Notso Tue 18-Apr-17 07:17:30

Weetabix is disgusting, 'they' are welcome to it.

highinthesky Tue 18-Apr-17 07:28:55

YANBU, but if you live in the U.K. there are reasonable generic alternatives.

I have Kraft to thank for curing my interest in chocolate.

Fluffyears Tue 18-Apr-17 07:50:48

Ah fuck they changed special k (improved recipe) do DP chsbhed to weetabix....he's do picky they are effectively removing a whole food group angry

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Tue 18-Apr-17 08:03:03

Own brand weetabix is just as good as branded stuff - tastes exactly the same!
Might be worth switching to that if the big brand will be changing?

Munted Tue 18-Apr-17 08:11:53

Is there a difference between Aussie weetbix and NZ weetbix? I grew up on kiwi weetbix and don't like the UK weetabix at all, so if PP are bagging kiwi weetbix then UABU.

Goes away humming 'kiwi kids are weetbix kids...'

WildKiwi Tue 18-Apr-17 08:34:41

Pretty sure Aussie and NZ weetbix are the same.

I think it's all about what you grow up with. DS will probably love weetbix and hate the odd foods his mother brings into the house smile

AnIbisIsWatchingMe Tue 18-Apr-17 10:15:41

But it's 'Aussie Kids are Weet-Bix Kids'. shock

The Kiwis stole our jingle!

SquinkiesRule Tue 18-Apr-17 11:34:29

So long as they bring proper Honey bunches of Oats cereal to UK I'll be happy. It's my favorite.
But it is sad that so many UK brands are being taken over.
Post aren't as bad as some of the sugary crap made. Apart from them making Cocoa pebbles and fruity pebbles rubbish, they do a lot of whole grain stuff.

HicDraconis Tue 18-Apr-17 17:20:45

U.K. Weetabix is like eating wallpaper paste! And I grew up with it. NZ Weetbix on the other hand is gorgeous smile I don't know which parent company owns Sanatorium (the label it's marketed under) so don't know if the uk is going to be lucky enough to be switched to the NZ version smile

Zaberwocky Tue 18-Apr-17 17:39:16

I haven't eaten any since I read on here that someone knew someone who saw a ghost and it turns out the wheetabix were grown on a graveyard 😂

Can't get that out of my head!

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