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Old Apr 10, 03, 5:21 am   #1
 
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Cheerios (cereal) in London?

I can't believe I'm asking this! DS is rather inflexible in his eating habits. Has cheerios for breakfast 365 days/year.

Is there a similar product available in London? Part of me hope not - then he'll adapt or starve.
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Old Apr 10, 03, 6:13 am   #2
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by TrinaLC:
I can't believe I'm asking this! DS is rather inflexible in his eating habits. Has cheerios for breakfast 365 days/year.

Is there a similar product available in London? Part of me hope not - then he'll adapt or starve.
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Sorry Trina, we've had them here for years so he can stay stuck in his ways

http://www.cerealpartners.co.uk/p_cheerios.shtml


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Old Apr 10, 03, 6:16 am   #3
 
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Sorry, beergut! Those Cheerios are not the "real" US Cheerios - in the UK, I've only ever found them in this multigrain variety or the sweetened variety. Having a discerning and stubborn Cheerio adict myself, I can definitively state that "proper" US style Cheerios (only oatmeal flavor and unsweetened) cannot be found at UK grocery stores (just maybe, there is some special American store in London that stocks them). My advice is: bring your own!

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Old Apr 10, 03, 7:01 am   #5
 
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The silver lining in his cheerios addiction is that it is for the unsweetened whole oat variety ...

In a pinch now that I think of it he'll go for other unsweeted whole grains, such as Wheaties.

(Are wheaties avail?!)

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Old Apr 10, 03, 9:05 am   #6
 
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My other half is a Cherrio Addict. According to her the English Cheerios are NOT the same as US product. She now packs a zip top baggie
with US Cheerios. It keeps her happy
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Old Apr 10, 03, 9:27 am   #7
 
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Never new there were so many (US) cheerios addicts!

They should run a commercial featuring desparate US travellers packing their bags with cheerios!
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Old Apr 10, 03, 12:17 pm   #8
 
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I have to say that my dog is now a cheerios addict. He is quite fond of the berry burst variety.

Too bad they are super expensive.

They do keep him exceedingly amused for a long time.


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Old Apr 10, 03, 12:35 pm   #9
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IIRC, Cheerios is made by General Mills. There appears to be a product reciprocity marketing agreement with Nestle so Cheerios and other General Mills cereals in Europe are made and market by Nestle and v-v.
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Old Apr 10, 03, 12:37 pm   #10
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Looking up the General Mills site, it appears General Mills and Nestle have a j.v. called Cereal Partners Worldwide which is the 2nd largest breakfast cereal company and operates in 75 countries.
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Old Apr 10, 03, 1:42 pm   #11
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by TrinaLC:
The silver lining in his cheerios addiction is that it is for the unsweetened whole oat variety ...

In a pinch now that I think of it he'll go for other unsweeted whole grains, such as Wheaties.

(Are wheaties avail?!)

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You might want to try this Trina &lt; G &gt;

" 11. Hollow out a melon. Make a small hole in the side. Suspend it from the ceiling and swing it from side to side. Now get a bowl of soggy Wheeties and attempt to spoon it into the swaying melon by pretending to be an aeroplane. Continue until half the Wheeties are gone. Tip the rest into your lap, making sure that a lot of it falls on the floor. You are now ready to feed a 12-month-old baby "

http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/And...reparation.htm


Seriously, have a look at

http://www.kelloggs.co.uk/products/index.asp

might be something there he'll eat

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Old Apr 10, 03, 1:47 pm   #12
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Pack all your stuff around zip lock bags of o's then you will have lots of space to bring stuff back home.

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Old Apr 10, 03, 2:00 pm   #13
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What about the Safeway store in South Kensington?
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What about the Safeway store in South Kensington?</font>

I don't know if they were once related but the U/.K. Safeway stores have nothing to do with the U.S. chain currently (IIRC, Safeway was taken private in a MBO/LBO in the '80s and the U.K. business may have been sold). The U.K. Safeways are likely to carry the Nestle-made/marketed Cheerios if at all.

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Old Apr 10, 03, 2:59 pm   #15
 
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Just went to tesco.com and they puport to carry both honey nut and regular cheerios.

Often times, you have to start going out to the provinces (okay, out of zones 1&2) to get a better selection in some of the grocery stores.

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