Weetabix – The Super Cereal
I really like eating Weetabix for breakfast; its healthy and full of fibre and it is a great first cereal to offer to little ones too. Both my boys started eating it from six months.
BUT why does it have to stick to everything like superglue?
Why did the creators of this cereal feel the need to make it nigh on impossible to remove from cereal bowls once it has been eaten? Or indeed anything it comes into contact with once the biscuits have been covered in milk? It is so hard to clean off bowls or surfaces that it encounters once it becomes dried on. I feel I need a power washer to remover it!
I have also found that wiping it off my children’s hands and faces is really difficult too; it just gets so ground on to skin and hair and in between fingers – its such a nightmare! Hmmm I cannot really use a power washer on their faces though! Instead I try to wipe as we go, which is never easy with babies/children who do not want their face wiped at the end of a meal, let alone every couple of minutes!
Basically, Weetabix + milk = an adhesive with the power of super glue! I honestly have no idea what turns a normal everyday breakfast cereal turn into an adhesive. Does it contain secret ingredients that we the consumer do not know about? Maybe that well known superglue that claims ‘no more this’ and ‘no more that’ should work with the makers of Weetabix – imagine the strength of that glue! Food for thought indeed!
Another cereal I find that has the same super adhesive power is Cornflakes. Again, once they have dried out onto your cereal bowl they are also virtually impossible to remove! Why do cereals have to be so difficult? Its not like we mums don’t already have enough to do to have time to scrub out dried on food stains from breakfast bowls! Obviously, if the cereal bowls are washed out straight after use this will remove all traces of cereal immediately, no problem. However, not everyone adheres to this and that is where the problems arise. Also, if some has slipped down the high hair/dining room table leg/onto the floor these stains can go unnoticed sometimes for a few hours and then they are as stubborn as a stain can possibly get!!
I think that maybe all Weetabix/Cornflake cereal boxes should come with a warning, informing the consumer of the consequences of leaving each cereal to dry out, and to therefore advise customers to rinse their cereal bowls straight away! In as big a text as possible, please, because maybe this would encourage my OH to rinse after after he eats!