Inspired by a MyLot member, I found an old friend!

@TheHorse (139131)
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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@MALUSE (67251)
• Germany
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."
The 'invention' of muesli is credited to Swiss physician and nutritional pioneer, Maximilian Bircher-Benner and led to improved health.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Jun 20
Thanks for the history lesson and the umlauts. Let's see. I will try more MÄÄÄ äää / ÖÖÖ ööö / ÜÜÜ üüü. li later today. Sigh. I am a failure.
@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Jun 20
Wait. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. A psycholgist who is an expert in grieving. I can do this!
@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Jun 20
@MALUSE Yes. Her "stages of grieving" are pretty well-known.
@CarolDM (157206)
• United States
26 Jun 20
Glad you enjoyed the cereal. I like maple and brown sugar oatmeal and many other items as well.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Jun 20
I was eating maple and brown sugar cream of wheat when I had the stomach flu.
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@CarolDM (157206)
• United States
26 Jun 20
@TheHorse Cannot do the cream of wheat. Something about the texture.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Jun 20
@CarolDM Heh. I miss my Gerber's Cereal. That was another childhood favorite. Especially when my tummy hurt a bit.
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@paigea (34379)
• Canada
28 Jun 20
ä ë ï ö ü. I have them on my phone. I have had Müesli.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Jun 20
Good move! I should send them in an email to myself so I can copy and paste them whenever I want.
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@paigea (34379)
• Canada
28 Jun 20
@TheHorse Try it.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
28 Jun 20
@paigea Will do.
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@kobesbuddy (135794)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Jun 20
I'm not sure, I think the Kroger store has Muesli but, I never bought it myself. Back in the 70s, I use to buy granola, in a few different brands. Country Morning was my favorite, with raisins. Enjoy your cereal!
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Jun 20
Granola was always a bit to sweet for me.
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@kobesbuddy (135794)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Jun 20
@TheHorse Yes, you are corrects. It's actually no healthier than Capt'n Crunch or Cocoa Puffs!
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Jun 20
@kobesbuddy Heh, They sure made it sound like it was!
@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jun 20
We can choose from a myriad of muesli types here. Many are high in sugar though. My brother-in-law concocts his own.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Jun 20
I bet many European do. And upside down Europeans. I'm glad I was able to find it.
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@RasmaSandra (47039)
• 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.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Jun 20
I'm not sure how much I paid. I tossed the receipt. But it was a whole pound (16 oz), so it should last me for awhile.
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@BarBaraPrz (33341)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Jun 20
You say muesli, I say granola... or something like that.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Jun 20
They're different, though. I always found Granola too sweet.
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@myklj999 (62561)
• Olney, Illinois
26 Jun 20
Um...I dunno. I ain't et n' cer'al in years 'pon decades...
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Jun 20
Not even Fruit Loops?
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@Jessicalynnt (50611)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Jun 20
I hadnt thought about Muesli in years!
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Jul 20
I still like it. I've been having with milk and maple syrup (I'm out of brown sugar), but I've also been snacking on it, "chasing" it with a sip of milk or coffee.
@LindaOHio (76155)
• United States
26 Jun 20
Yes, I know what Muesli is. I'm not big on breakfast. I'd prefer a donut and coffee.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Jun 20
I'm with you on the coffee part. But the Muesli really is good!
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• Germany
21 Jul 20
Oh yes, I like it. I do not eat lots of it for breakfast but as a snack from time to time.
@ptrikha_2 (34559)
• India
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!!