Weet-Bix is an Australian icon. It’s not quite on the same level as Vegemite or Aeroplane Jelly – mainly because it’s not as tasty- but it’s up there.
I’m here to reject the “Weet-Bix isn’t tasty” way of thinking. I’m here to challenge how you view cereal all together.
Sure, Weet-Bix is fundamentally dry and flavourless and sticks to your mouth like wet cardboard when you have a mouthful that’s slightly too big. But it doesn’t have to be that way, friends. There’s a whole world of Weet-Bix variations that are genuinely tasty and won’t remind you even a little bit about the soggy mush your mum tried to force feed you as a child.
Weet-Bix is way too underrated, and it’s time it reclaimed its throne. And it all starts with how you put the Weet-Bix in your bowl.
A tip: don’t just pile the blocks on top of each other- you’re setting yourself up for disaster. Breaking each Weet-Bix apart with a spoon is much more difficult than it seems and by the time you finally manage to break them down into bite-sized portions the milk you also poured into the bowl has made them soggy, and no one likes overly soggy cereal.
Instead, use your hands to break apart the Weet-Bix as you put them in your bowl. It will save you work and time, which means you’ll avoid soggy cereal territory.
Another thing that’s important is the milk to Weet-Bix ratio. Dousing your Weet-Bix in half a litre of milk is not proper conduct. Instead, put just enough milk in the bowl to help moisten the cereal (so it doesn’t scratch your oesophagus on the way down) but not totally ruin it’s texture.
About a centimetre or two in the bottom of the bowl is the way to go. If you want more milk, you can add more milk. But you can never take milk away.
If you’re the kind of monster that likes their cereal soggy, then ignore the top two points and just continue from here.
The next most important thing with Weet-Bix is flavour. On its own, Weet-Bix basically tastes like oatey paper. But, add some honey and fresh fruit and your breakfast will suddenly be transformed from drab to fab.
WARNING: honey and fruit will sweeten the milk which may cause a euphoric state.
If you’re feeling especially boujee, you can add Milo to your Weet-Bix too. Another Aussie staple to help you start your day the right way and chocolate milk to finish – thank me later.
The versatility of Weet-Bix is also severely underrated. You don’t just have to eat it as cereal. You can slice each brick in half and use them as crackers with your favourite toppings.
You can also use Weet-Bix as a supplement for oats in smoothies, or crush them up and use them as the crust in apple crumble. The possibilities are endless.
Now go forth and use your newfound skills, young grasshoppers. And remember, it’s not about how many you do, but what you do with the many.