Today was a day I was dreading, I don’t want to dwell on history but the 2 previous times I have had Alpen I have fainted, my body does not agree with it. Genuinely I am putting myself at risk having it, my wife had previously banned me from having it for the last few years and is only lifting the ban for the quest. She is awesome.
On a side note I was pleasantly surprised to find that yesterday 3 people from Holland read Day 7 and 16 from America so ‘hallo’ and ‘hello’ (again).
Anyway for those less experienced in the world of Alpen Muesli let me try and explain it in the best way I can. Essentially a lot of things that are individually pointless, wheat flakes, rolled oats (who rolls oats?), raisins, hazelnuts and almonds, are chucked together with a mysterious cream coloured powder (which doesn’t appear to be in the ingredients list and doesn’t seem to ever be questioned) and magically work really well together to create something useful, much like hair.
Now as they say, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and what a great first impression you get from a lovely box of Alpen:
Just look at that nice bowl brimming full of muesli goodness, I found a bowl of similar size to help give a bit of perspective. Then I saw this on the back of the box:
Thats right, “this pack contains approximately sixteen 45g servings”, amazing, 16 of those servings on the front of the box, I hear you say…….think again, I measured out 45g, lets see what that really looks like…..
Take time to compare the serving on the front of the box and then the real 45g serving in my bowl. I know, disappointing.
But as for my quest, how did it taste in comparison to Weetabix? It tasted like I had never eaten flavour before, amazing, I don’t care that they trick you on the box, I couldn’t give a monkeys, I love the taste (albeit rushed, not due to excess sogginess, due to my daughter trying to get them) the texture. Best off all up until the time of me writing this (6.20pm whilst my daughter watches ‘In the Night Garden’, which if anyone can explain the storyline please feel free to) I have not fainted. Not fainting today makes me feel like I have climbed mountains (maybe the Alps), to quote a song that I can’t be bothered to Google “what a feeling!”.