Well the more observant of you will have noticed a complete lack of updates for a week or so. It has been hectic and to be honest 9 days of yapping about Weetabix with Chocolate would be enough to kill anyone off so I figured I would do a bumper edition which (just to whet your appetite) includes a song written and performed by yours truly, a letter to Weetabix and disappointment as well as an observation about cows. If that doesn’t tempt you to read on I don’t know what will.
So for those of you (like me) who don’t (didn’t) know, Weetabix with Chocolate is normal Weetabix but with Chocolate Chips sporadically positioned in, on and around the Weetabix. The more foolish of you might think “Great, that sounds tasty”, you would be wrong. Weetabix with Chocolate is fundamentally floored, for starters it is a lot worse than standard Weetabix when it comes to strength, they have broken in to tiny fragments long before their journey to the bowl has been completed, this effects them in two ways, for starters it just looks rubbish, but most importantly is the frustrating daily occurence of the following process: Put 1 and 5/8ths Weetabix in the bowl – pour on milk – put milk back in fridge – turn to bowl in disbelief, where on earth has all the milk gone?!? This is frustrating, the problem is caused by all the shards and broken bits of Weetabix, it makes the rest of the bowl a complete soggy mess. This is long before I have even got to picking up the bowl to consume the Weetabix. Another big problem with these is that I am a purist, I am a fan of Weetabix, but to me having Weetabix with Chocolate is like growing potatoes with cheese already in them, actually scrap that, that would be brilliant. It is like an artist buying a canvas that some toddler has already defaced with wax crayons (although in the art world these days that would probably be worth millions and described as a ‘classic’). To top it all, the chocolate chips in Weetabix with Chocolate are not very nice. Clearly an attempt to get kids eating ‘healthier cereal’ by bribing them with chocolate the chocolate has not been well thought out, serving after serving over the last 9 days I have dreaded this cereal, if anything sums it up the fact my work collegues banned me from bringing it in as it smelt so horrible shows what people think of it. I was frustrated and annoyed at Weetabix for defacing a classic breakfast cereal, so in the space of 10 minutes I sat down in my car in the baking hot sun with my ukulele and made up a song to explain my feelings, it has a remarkably catchy chorus but unfortunately I was against a clock, and the clock was how much sweat could my car seat absorb off my back before my car was to be deemed a write off so I bodged the video together terribly, didn’t even double check it and wrote Weetabix the following letter:
Real Servings per Box: 9
Cost per Serving: 29.8p
Pros – Cheap.
Cons – Defacing a classic, like someone taking a marker pen to the Mona Lisa to make it smile more.