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Weetabix (Read 16882 times)
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Weetabix
19. Nov 2003 at 04:47
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Well okay, this isn't terribly zany or Blaylockian, but it is a genuine Weetabix headline to start things off:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3282317.stm

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Reply #1 - 19. Nov 2003 at 10:27
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The Australian company Sanitarium makes a knock-off of Weetabix called Weet-bix.  I don't remember how I happened upon this little tidbit of information, but the first thing I thought of when I discovered it was the old Weetabix thread from the old forum.  Glad to see that it's been started again.  Smiley

http://www.weetbix.com.au/

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Reply #2 - 19. Nov 2003 at 17:36
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How about Sepasang Naga Squid Crackers? Just the sort of thing Theophile Escargot might snack on while cruising in his submarine:
http://www.taquitos.net/snacks.php?snack_code=13
Or, for a change, Cuttlefish Flavoured Snack:
http://www.taquitos.net/snacks.php?snack_code=352
Or Squid Shreds:
http://www.taquitos.net/snacks.php?snack_code=1646
So many fine snacks to choose from.
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Reply #3 - 07. Feb 2004 at 05:49
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This afternoon I stopped by the local Publix--a supermarket chain that has all but taken over metro Atlanta; there are (no kidding) a dozen of them within five miles of my house--and as I was walking past the health foods section on my way to the checkout line to purchase my milk and bread and hot chocolate mix, I saw in the corner of my eye a bright yellow box that bore the inviting logo, "Weetabix." I had a Blaylockian moment right there in the grocery store, and, since today was payday and my check book was extra heavy, I decided that the only right and proper thing to do would be to add a Weetabix box to my basket.

I had a bowl while I watched TV this evening, and I'm happy to report that it's quite good. It may become a new staple in my diet. And every time I eat it, I'll think of James P. Blaylock.
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Reply #4 - 11. Feb 2004 at 00:57
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[quote author=Chris Burdett  link=1069213677/0#3 date=1076143764]I had a bowl while I watched TV this evening, and I'm happy to report that it's quite good. It may become a new staple in my diet. And every time I eat it, I'll think of James P. Blaylock. [/quote]

I used to eat it quite a lot, and found it was especially good with yogurt instead of milk--didn't get so soggy that way.
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Reply #5 - 27. Sep 2004 at 02:02
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The Weetabix website (http://www.weetabix.co.uk/) has this interesting recipe for "Tempting Tart of Treacle" made with Weetabix:

http://www.weetabix.co.uk/recipe/default.asp?recipeID=2

I may very well have to try this -- it looks so easy... and intriguing.  I'm imagining it might taste a bit like our old family delicacy from the South, Chess Pie.

Also, I came across this interesting blog entry from last year -- the writer, Geoff Cohen, thought that Weetabix was ficticious when he first read of it in Blaylock's book, but was later shocked when he found it at a supermarket -- an experience shared by others here.  He mentions that some writers are so talented that they can make up parts of our world and write about it so convincingly that readers will end up believing it to be true.

Blaylock, and his friend and author, Tim Powers, have long had this ability to write something and make it real in our collective unconscious.

Imagine what they could accomplish if they really tried with these powers!  Air would turn aquatic, off and on, in various streets of LA, and statistical laws governing the odds of Poker games in Las Vegas would shift.

Were they trained in this ability by their friend, the famous SciFi author Philip K. Dick, or did they have it prior to meeting him?  I think PKD also had this ability, for after you read his books, the world seemed to warp and shift a bit (and, no, I did not use any psychodelic drugs while reading his books).  I'm pretty frightened that one day I'll see a can of Ubik aerosol spray on the shelf of my grocery store...
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Reply #7 - 13. May 2005 at 19:52
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I think the Weetabix sequence is perhaps my all time favorite quest in any fantasy book. So, I found myself on a quest of my own to try it out. But, by the time I found it I was eating mostly organics and couldn't see buying a whole box. So, I didn't. But I always had it in the back of my mind I should someday take the plunge. Then I found organic Weetabix in the health food store not long ago. But they wanted a king's ransom for it, (Well perhaps a deposed king's ransom, maybe a bastard prince's ransom?), so, again I resisted. Then, last week, my local health food store was going out of business. I bought my box of Organic Weetabix for 25% off. I had no idea what to expect. What a strange product. Stranger still that Mcdonald's (or was it Burger King? I haven't been to either in over 10 myears) seems to have used the same mold to form their "hash browns."
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Reply #8 - 08. Jun 2005 at 15:34
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As I live in the UK now, Weetabix abound.  Actually, at my local grocery store, I can get "Wheat Bisquits" for only 45p!  They're as good as the name brand, but less than half the price.  I think this would make a good side plot in the sequal to "The Last Coin"
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Reply #9 - 20. Jun 2005 at 22:45
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Other Weetabix websites that will be of interest to would-be Weetabix eaters:

Weetabix Canada
http://www.weetabix.ca

Weetabix USA
http://www.weetabixusa.com/
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Reply #10 - 07. Jan 2007 at 17:51
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Check out the post from Daan - he has a Weetabix delivery truck on his layout!

http://www.trains.com/TRC/CS/forums/998609/ShowPost.aspx#998609
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Reply #11 - 07. Jan 2007 at 22:04
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That looks almost, but not quite like this Weetabix truck:
http://www.corgi.co.uk/CorgiSite/Trackside_Subcategory/DG146010.htm#

Somewhere I've got a Weetabix formula 1 race car around - they used to give them away a long time ago in exchange for box-tops or something.
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Reply #12 - 07. Jan 2007 at 23:38
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Cool - I need to find one in the US or buy it online I guess!
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Reply #13 - 11. Feb 2007 at 07:58
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Got it - found an older style step van delivery truck from Corgi on ebay - with shipping to the US it was about 12, not bad for a 1:43 car for my train layout.
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