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Request for Additional Info[edit]

A section regarding the history of Weetabix would be very interesting. Have the ingredients changed over the years? It seems to me that the Weetabix today are quite different to those I ate as a child in the 1960's. Is this just my imagination? A knowledgeable response would be much appreciated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.105.96.201 (talk) 13:31, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

I'd like to know when it was invented. I do think the advertising history is interesting, so don't take that out. As I was reading I was about to comment about Wheaties then saw that thankfully, someone had put that in already. Kristinwt (talk) 14:35, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

The healthiest breakfast cereal[edit]

Ready Brek: It is the healthiest breakfast cereal for kids? What evidence is there that it is THE healthiest? suggest 'It claims to be....'

This line has now been removed, I saw no problem changing it to read 'It claims it is the healthiest breakfast cereal for kids'. Alf 20:44, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I removed the line, but changing it to read "it claims to be" would have been a better idea. Feel free to put it back in. Teklund 09:33, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Seems pretty much to be a case of weasel words to me.Himynameishelen (talk) 13:59, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Reviews?[edit]

I'm not intimately familiar with the etiquette/standards of this site, but is it really appropriate to carry links to product reviews on here?

buttered weetabix[edit]

I am of the firm belief that no one, except the culprit who wrote the disputed fact, eats buttered weetabix. Wikipedia cannot be subject to the whims of one individual who can use the excuse of 'most people don't know' to hide behind to write rubbish. (Previous unsigned comment posted by User:82.11.30.165).

I agree. Although it is something I have heard of once, it isn't common, and your reasoning is spot on; the comment has been removed. Fourohfour 12:07, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
I'd never heard of it before reading this article- I'd have assumed they'd fall to bits as soon as you bit into them- they're not the most structurally sound... food item- very flakey.Himynameishelen (talk) 14:03, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

I must disagree with the above comment - Many people do eat Weetabix with condiments such as butter or jam spread upon the top. I myself have enjoyed Weetabix this way for many years - soaking them in a milk does not appeal to me. Try them buttered, its fantastic imo. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.155.131.218 (talkcontribs) .

It's something I've never heard before, but a recent discussion on alt.fan.pratchett leads me to suspect it's more common that I'd have thought (although still unusual). I don't know if it's worth adding or not, though. Daibhid C 23:32, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

For what it's worth, one of the consumption methods suggested (and pictured) on the back of the Organic Weetabix boxes sold in the US is toasted with butter and jam on top. I just discovered Weetabix a few weeks ago, and it's my favorite way of eating them (as the biscuits are a bit too absorbent for me to use them in milk). --Majin Izlude 07:19, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Yes, in the 1980s this was one of many ways in which Weetabix tried to increase its consumption - usually butter and jam on top, but also mashed banana and jam. They also produced 'cookbooks' advising its use in recipes such as treacle tart (a treat my aunt made every Thursday), or as a coating for battered fish or chicken. Wikipedia cannot be subject to the whims of one individual who excuses their hunches on the basis of their own ignorance -- richiau

If you ran out of milk, you'd put butter on your Weetabix (and you'd tell your kids it was a treat) Bilky asko 15:37, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

am i reading this right ??? buttered weetabix ?!?!?! wots next ? corn flakes and salad cream ?? lol —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.165.252.93 (talk) 02:07, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Which came first?[edit]

Weetbix or Weetabix --202.47.49.66 13:11, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Since there is no actual date as to when Weetabix was made, but Weetbix was made in the early 1900s. I would say Weetbix. KiloT 21:00, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
This may depend on which country you live in. pschemp | talk 21:14, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
If you look at the Weetbix article you will see that Weetbix was first, but was imported into the UK under a different name. Bilky asko 15:39, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
First imported in the UK??! it IS a British product!--192.33.238.6 16:39, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
I would also consider it a British product - but to confuse the issue even more the official weetabix website says the product was introduced into the UK in 1932 by two south Africans. Iiidonkeyiii (talk) 13:24, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

To “have had one’s Weetabix”[edit]

The article states one usage of to “have had one’s Weetabix”, but I think there is a more common usage, i.e. if a person is not in their usual state of mind or they are being forgetful or particularly clumsy one day. Does anyone else agree with this usage? Max Naylor 13:35, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

No, in my experience, "someone had their weetabix this morning" is always used with possitive connotations. I suppose the negative could also be used "someone forgot to eat their weetabix this morning" but isn't that basically the exact same thing?Himynameishelen (talk) 13:58, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

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Advertising[edit]

Weetabix's TV advertising has often been notable (in the UK at least), from the animated Weetabix characters of the 1980s, to the song parodies of the 1990s (Robin Hood / Delilah / I Will Survive), to the 2000s Weetabix Week (encouraging consumers to experiment with different serving suggestions).

Obviously there's plenty of examples of the company's advertising on YouTube, but are there (m)any authoritative sites we can cite from? There's no point in adding a section if it's littered with [citation needed]! Mittfh (talk) 23:34, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Advertising?[edit]

I think it would be good, if anyone can be bothered to research, to include some relevant advertising used to promote the product. A an English citizen I have fond memories of 'Dunk' and the gang being used to promote the cereal, and somewhere at home have my Weetabix world atlas kicking about.

Anyone care to include a section?? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.151.104.138 (talk) 02:21, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Oatibix[edit]

Not separately notable. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:44, 21 February 2014 (UTC) Agree. Coretheapple (talk) 18:11, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Disagree. Oatibix is a fundamentally different product, that serves a different market segment: those concerned about dietary tract health, from the soluble fibre content. Spanner48 (talk) 14:30, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Why Weetabix and not Wheat Biscuits? + Trademark shape[edit]

Why is the article title for a particular companies trademark as opposed to the generic product name. Many companies sell Wheat Biscuits - though they're probably all made in the same place. Weetabix should redirect to Wheat Biscuit and the branding of Weetabix should be a sub-section on that page. This is very much biased to a particular corporate view as it stands.

Also, there's no mention of the trademark on the shape of the biscuits. pbhj — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.101.101.193 (talk) 02:34, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

I agree, I'm eating Tesco own-brand right now! They should definitely be merged, Weetabix is the UK version of Weetbix, their history section is almost identical.Gymnophoria (talk) 12:07, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
Agree, and see my comment re Oatibix above. But Wheat Biscuit may not be the right name? How is that different from a biscuit you might dunk in tea (a cookie)? Philafrenzy (talk) 12:15, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Sugar content[edit]

Given the current debate on the sugar content of cereals and child obesity, I feel this should be mentioned here. Frankly, I can't help wondering why it's been omitted.213.127.210.95 (talk) 20:46, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

If you know of a usable source discussing the sugar content, it is surely usable. Coretheapple (talk) 02:19, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Debate about shape of weetabix[edit]

In the first paragraph, weetabix is described as being "rectangle-shaped". This could be put more succinctly if weetabix were described as "rectangular". Vorbee (talk) 20:37, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

The rounded rectangle-shape of Weetabix
Have you ever seen a Weetabix? The text in the lede says "rounded rectangle-shaped". This describes them quite well. If they were rectangular, the ends would be straight, but they are rounded. See the photo.-- Toddy1 (talk) 21:28, 30 August 2018 (UTC)