I have seen quite a few today as I stocked the shelves of the cereal aisle. Cinnamon Golden Nuggets, Strawberry Shredded Flakes, Flaked Corns, Kevin Whisps, Ozric Tentacles,CrackoBix.
I bet there was a time when only four cereals existed. My job would have been easier. I dare say we would be a healthier nation. The queue for the dentist would be shorter.
However there are alternatives, Top of the list is:
‘Oatmeal of Alford’
100% home-grown Scottish oats.
Their organic stone-ground oats are far removed from your typical packet of instant porridge. Entirely run on water, it’s the only existing mill of its kind in Scotland and has been operating for 180 years. There isn’t a single piece of modern technology in sight. The only noise is the soothing sound of the water-driven machinery working steadily away. The oats are even dried by coal-fired kilns and stirred by hand so they dry evenly.
It has been championed by legend Mark Hix and others. I was pleased to see it on ‘Masterchef’ a few weeks back. It was Wisely chosen by Tom Kitchen.
You can buy from Waitrose amongst other stores. Or you could buy on line http://www.oatmealofalford.com
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Their home grown and wheat-free cereals are in a wide range of stores, ranging from the leading supermarkets (Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Asda – who stock our Mueslis) through to a large number of independent farm shops, delis and fine food stores, many of which have the full range of our cereals. For further information www.pertwood.co.uk
Incidentally Dorset Muesli, is not grown in Dorset, it comes from various countries. Pertwood grow their own cereal, on their farm, in a beautiful piece of Wiltshire.
Please put your favorite cereal below. Maybe accompanied by, what makes it so good.