Chocolate Weetabix

Thu, Jul 15, 2010

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When Weetabix asked me to try its new chocolate variety, I had a cunning plan. I’ve never been massively keen on Weetabix - the biscuits look too much like really harsh bathmats for my liking.  But I do know that they are very good for you, being only wheat, and wholewheat at that. So I decided to get someone else to do the testing for me – my children. Well, what on earth are they good for, these days? You can’t even send them up a chimney to do a decent day’s work any more, as everyone has central heating round here.

So the fateful morning dawned, and a collosal package arrived. A little large, I thought, for 24 Weetabix biscuits, unless they were using a massive amount of chocolate in the new recipe, in which case I was going to be doing  the testing myself after all. But in the box was a nice bowl, a chocolate spoon (I put that away in a cupboard pronto),  a selection of lovely toys from Hamleys and the stars of the show, the new chocolate Weetabix themselves.

The girls obligingly settled down to munch. The package was opened, and we sniffed appreciatively. Yum. ‘It smells of chocolate crispy cake,’ pronounced Child One. A very good start. They were soon tucking in, and enjoying the experience thoroughly, from the odd appreciative little snortle that I heard.

All good – until today, when I tried to get them to write up their reviews. ‘Muuuuuum, you  know I’ve got lots of stuff to do, I’m waaaaay too busy at the moment ….’ said Child One, heading off for urgent updates on Facebook. As school has now broken up it’s vital she keeps in constant contact with everyone at every possible moment of the day to discuss each nuance of how bored everyone is being stuck with their families. I tried to back Child Two into a corner instead. ‘But Muuuuuuum, you’ve been nagging away at me for ages to clean my room and I was just going to do it …..’ I checked quickly for pigs flying overhead but decided I’d better give her the benefit of the doubt. A tidy bedroom in the hand is worth two reviews in the bush, or something, probably.

‘But what am I going to say about the Weetabix, then?’ I said plaintively. ‘Just tell them we liked it, Mum. That’s all they need to know.’

Well, there you have it – they like it. And they really do, they’re still eating it. Thanks, Weetabix.

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6 Responses to “Chocolate Weetabix”

  1. Potty Mummy Says:

    ‘really harsh bath mats’? Please don’t tell my sons you think that – they don’t need any new excuses to start refusing yet another food…

  2. Dulwich Divorcee Says:

    I haven’t told you what I think about Shredded Wheat yet …..brillo pads spring to mind ….between us your sons and I could refuse most cereals I think …..

  3. Crystal Jigsaw Says:

    I’ve never heard of chocolate weetabix! I don’t eat chocolate anymore and can’t stand weetabix so guess I’m not much good to sample! I used to love weetabix thought, with absolutely tons of sugar.

    CJ xx

  4. Rosie Scribble Says:

    Love the fact that they were too busy to write their reviews! Probably sounds too much like homework. We like the chocolate weetabix too and loved all the Hamley’s toys (which I wrapped up and gave to my daughter for her birthday – a bit cheeky of me I know so don’t tell anyone!)

  5. Addy Says:

    I can’t stand the large Weetabix (harsh bath mats sums them up really well)but I don’t mind the mini ones with chocolate chips. Are they the same as the ones you are testing? Now if they need anyone to test chocolate peanuts, I’m your girl!

  6. Mancunian Mum Says:

    What, there’s an actual CHOCOLATE Weetabix????! Do I need any more reason to put on a coat and drive (heck, run!) to the local shop with coins jingling in my hand? Off I go! xx