Inspired by a MyLot member, I found an old friend!
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
June 26, 2020 1:19pm CST
Yesterday, on somebody else's post, I got into a brief discussion with a certain German MyLot member (she doesn't like me to mention her name...shh!) about cereal. She mentioned Muesli and I lamented the fact that I loved Muesli as a child (I can't remember if I discovered it in Italy or Switzerland as a child, or here in the US as an older child), and as a young adult, but have not been able to find it here in years. Yesterday, while on a wine and coffee mission at Trader Joe's, I decided to check the cereal section more closely. Voila! "Made with whole grain oats (horses love oats), seeds, fruits, and nuts." While standing in the check out line, I remembered that I used to put brown sugar on my Muesli, and that I don't have any right now. But I also remembered that I have maple syrup in the fridge. I had it for breakfast this morning, and it was as delicious as I remember. Given the ingredients, it HAS to be healthy. Have you heard of Muesli? Apologies to my European friend for the lack of an umlaut over the "u." What is your favorite breakfast (or snack) cereal?
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26 Jun 20
I feel generous today. Have some umlauts. ÄÄÄ äää / ÖÖÖ ööö / ÜÜÜ üüü. I knew that Müsli was invented in Switzerland (the ending -li is typical for Swiss German), but didn't know that there is a name to the story. "Muesli: A Brief History Posted by Ian Szalinski on the site: The word muesli is a Swiss-German variation of the German word “müs” meaning porridge and the diminutive suffix, “-li.” The “invention” of muesli is credited to Swiss physician and nutritional pioneer, Maximilian Bircher-Benner. The recipe consisted of oat flakes, raw apples, condensed milk, nuts and lemon juice and it led Dr. Bircher-Benner to overwhelming improvements in the health of many of his patients. Dr. Bircher-Benner determined that much of the sickness experienced by his patients could be alleviated with increased exercise and a more nutritious diet. He was able to heal and prevent disease through a diet rich in raw grains, fruits, and vegetables, and with moderate exercise including walking and gardening daily. The first mass-produced muesli was introduced in 1959 by Somalon AG (now bio-familia AG), a Swiss company that got its start with muesli. Somalon AG used Dr. Bircher-Benner’s recipe to create Bio-Birchermuesli, “the healthy food for the whole family.” Bio-Birchermuesli was exported to Germany, the US, Austria, England and the Netherlands in 1960. In the 1970s, Somalon introduced “Crunchy Muesli,” a muesli toasted with sugars and oils, similar to today’s granolas. The product was introduced in response to US taste preferences."
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• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Jun 20
I know exactly what you are talking about and Muesli being European mostly was the best you could purchase of cereal in Latvia. It was the healthiest and all of the imported and well-known cereals just cost an arm and a leg so it made no sense to buy them.
19 Jul 20
I too like this. I have tried different varieties, though we have not been having it very regularly in the past few months. I enjoy it with added fruits- mainly bananas. And I am wondering that this discussion did not helped you earn $BBB.GG + $Delta2 to help in your 2710 Porsche Buy!!