Harvest Morn Malted Wheaties 625g - 83p Aldi (Excellent alternative to Shreddies) .
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Harvest Morn Malted Wheaties 625g - 83p Aldi (Excellent alternative to Shreddies) .

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Found 30th May 2015
Harvest Morn Malted Wheaties 625g 83p at Aldi. Near identical in taste and quality as Shreddies but at a fraction of the price.

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You can get 750g of ASDA's equivalent for something like 95p too. Pretty much the same.

Original Poster

True but every penny counts.

Trebor_omatic

You can get 750g of ASDA's equivalent for something like 95p too. Pretty … You can get 750g of ASDA's equivalent for something like 95p too. Pretty much the same.



Thanks. Will have to get my brood to try these. They don't like any of the Aldi cereals yet quite happy with Tesco Everyday Value ones. Unfortunately Tesco malt wheats are now £1.49 per 750g.

We just bought these yesterday funnily enough. They're great!

79p in gillingham store.

got the proper shreddies for 79p at b&m

Original Poster

got the proper shreddies for 79p at b&m



no B&M in my area, wish there was one of the stores though. Also this price is temporary unlike the Aldi price.

voted hot, I get these all the time for hubs and toddler, great price and they go down well in our household

75p malt wheaties in lidl , taste good too

Am I the only one that read this as Harvest Moon Malted Wheaties and excitedly clicked hoping for a new cheap game for my 3DS?

rumble

Am I the only one that read this as Harvest Moon Malted Wheaties and … Am I the only one that read this as Harvest Moon Malted Wheaties and excitedly clicked hoping for a new cheap game for my 3DS?



"Journey to the far away planet of Aldi and gather the low quality Shyte to sell for the lowest possible price. Aldi holds a powerful spell over all who live there - they are prepared to buy your low quality Shyte because they think they're getting a good deal. Therefore you can actually gather pretty much anything, and so long as it's cheap they will buy it". Out now.

Trebor_omatic

You can get 750g of ASDA's equivalent for something like 95p too. Pretty … You can get 750g of ASDA's equivalent for something like 95p too. Pretty much the same.



Those are very good quality too. Although that said I've never met a malted wheat cereal I didn't like.

Tami-

We just bought these yesterday funnily enough. They're great!


no they aren't that's frosties

cold these weren't knitted by Nana

mittromney

cold these weren't knitted by Nana



These ones were knitted by Oma

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Elevation

"Journey to the far away planet of Aldi and gather the low quality Shyte … "Journey to the far away planet of Aldi and gather the low quality Shyte to sell for the lowest possible price. Aldi holds a powerful spell over all who live there - they are prepared to buy your low quality Shyte because they think they're getting a good deal. Therefore you can actually gather pretty much anything, and so long as it's cheap they will buy it". Out now.


So so true. Branded stuff is usually dearer, and supermarket own brands are often cheaper. I don't see the appeal in price

dreamager

CommentSo so true. Branded stuff is usually dearer, and supermarket own … CommentSo so true. Branded stuff is usually dearer, and supermarket own brands are often cheaper. I don't see the appeal in price


The gap in quality and taste is negligible these days.Tesco Frosties are actually BETTER than the original, so far have they fallen in quality at Kellogs - and theres many MANY brands even worse. Heinz soups I wouldn't touch with a bargepole nowadays for example

Aldi crap is horrible especially the cereals, my young kids won't eat them and I'd only use them for paper machete or the like. Horrible things

PhilK

The gap in quality and taste is negligible these days.Tesco Frosties are … The gap in quality and taste is negligible these days.Tesco Frosties are actually BETTER than the original, so far have they fallen in quality at Kellogs - and theres many MANY brands even worse. Heinz soups I wouldn't touch with a bargepole nowadays for example



Maybe because Kellogg's lowered the sugar content in their offering.

gl0ckage

Aldi crap is horrible especially the cereals, my young kids won't eat … Aldi crap is horrible especially the cereals, my young kids won't eat them and I'd only use them for paper machete or the like. Horrible things


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Taste is fine but I find the texture odd compared to Shreddies. Still, for the money they're great, and the kids don't know the difference anymore.

Isn't this the normal price in Aldi??

Asda own brand shreddies are good, lidl ones are quite strong in taste, just watch the sugar/salt level in the own brand stuff, the Lidl ones have a fair amount more than actual shreddies, not that I found that out until after I'd bought them, kids definitely don't notice the difference between any of them other than now she can read she knows her shreddies aren't actual shreddies but malted wheats!

To be honest, I prefer some of Aldi's food better than some other major supermarkets' similar.

avalon50

To be honest, I prefer some of Aldi's food better than some other major … To be honest, I prefer some of Aldi's food better than some other major supermarkets' similar.


Ditto

avalon50

To be honest, I prefer some of Aldi's food better than some other major … To be honest, I prefer some of Aldi's food better than some other major supermarkets' similar.



Any specific stuff you remember. I find their products hit and miss and it takes a while to find out which stuff is decent. Any really brilliant stuff at a great price?

Great price, i love Shreddies and these are nearly as good but a lot cheaper.

kooger21

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You warned us against yourself!!!!

gl0ckage

Aldi crap is horrible especially the cereals, my young kids won't eat … Aldi crap is horrible especially the cereals, my young kids won't eat them and I'd only use them for paper machete or the like. Horrible things



My wife said that Aldi weetabix weren't as nice as proper weetabix so I just bought the Aldi ones and put them in the old proper weetabix box. It was about 3 years before she realised what I was doing, so obviously they don't taste that different.

One thing I noticed about Lidl cereals (I think it was their Weetabix or Cornflakes equivalent) was they did not fortify the cereals with the vitamins and iron you would get with the standard brands and supermarket own copies.
I know this is for Aldi but perhaps the same. Might not be a biggie but thought someone may be interested.

I'd rather not have my cereal fortified, there are reports of some (in the US admittedly) problems bring caused by fortifying cereals.

I bought the lidl variant of this when it was on offer for 75p recently bought 6 boxes so good for awhile for the kids.

Original Poster

I'd rather not have my cereal fortified, there are reports of some (in … I'd rather not have my cereal fortified, there are reports of some (in the US admittedly) problems bring caused by fortifying cereals.



The majority of children and adults in this country don't eat a balanced diet to provide all the nutrients and vitamins especially Iron, B12 even D. Too many people resort to processed foods which contains little to no benefits in relation to a healthy lifestyle and diet, thus the reason for fortifying cereals. Understandably you're concerned and quite rightly so, since the authorities have insisted that bread (folic acid) and water (fluoride) have higher quantities of certain chemicals which has increased the risk of certain cancer.

fossman

My wife said that Aldi weetabix weren't as nice as proper weetabix so I … My wife said that Aldi weetabix weren't as nice as proper weetabix so I just bought the Aldi ones and put them in the old proper weetabix box. It was about 3 years before she realised what I was doing, so obviously they don't taste that different.



So you managed to keep the same cereal box looking like new for 3 years?
#baloney


To be fair, if you are relying on a bowl of cereal to make sure you get all your vitamins and iron, you might need to make a few changes to your diet.
Jimmyboy

One thing I noticed about Lidl cereals (I think it was their Weetabix or … One thing I noticed about Lidl cereals (I think it was their Weetabix or Cornflakes equivalent) was they did not fortify the cereals with the vitamins and iron you would get with the standard brands and supermarket own copies. I know this is for Aldi but perhaps the same. Might not be a biggie but thought someone may be interested.

I'd rather not have my cereal fortified, there are reports of some (in … I'd rather not have my cereal fortified, there are reports of some (in the US admittedly) problems bring caused by fortifying cereals.



*Citations needed*

Whilst that might be true, cereals are fortified voluntarily so your point isn't really valid for that aspect.

Folic acid deficiency is far worse and fortification has helped prevent diseases such as neural tube defects. Not in this country mind you so that claim is wrong. As for any cancer claims, there was one study. One. That was contradicted by a much larger study and the benefits would outweigh the risks regardless.

Fluoride, wow. In this country, about 10% of the population has their water fluoridated so that claim is mostly wrong too. Have you been reading US websites? The rest all naturally contains some fluoride and the benefits in reducing tooth decay is undeniable. Is fluoride a carcinogen? The evidence fails to show a link and the consensus is that it's safe in the way we use it, the dose is in the poison after all. Tea also naturally contains more fluoride than tap water for example.

Original Poster

One thing I noticed about Lidl cereals (I think it was their Weetabix or … One thing I noticed about Lidl cereals (I think it was their Weetabix or Cornflakes equivalent) was they did not fortify the cereals with the vitamins and iron you would get with the standard brands and supermarket own copies. I know this is for Aldi but perhaps the same. Might not be a biggie but thought someone may be interested.To be fair, if you are relying on a bowl of cereal to make sure you get all your vitamins and iron, you might need to make a few changes to your diet.



Whilst that might be true, cereals are fortified voluntarily so your … Whilst that might be true, cereals are fortified voluntarily so your point isn't really valid for that aspect.



Why? Nearly all cereal is fortified for the reason of providing essential vitamins for a balanced diet, doesn't matter if it's compulsory or voluntarily. Up until this point relatively few are not fortified. Concerning changes in a persons food intake and criticism of a person diet, undeniably you're correct in theory but with the cost of food slowly returning back to the Sixties levels many people are finding it difficult to even afford Fruit, Meat and Vegetables in quantities for a healthy diet.

Folic acid deficiency is far worse and fortification has helped prevent … Folic acid deficiency is far worse and fortification has helped prevent diseases such as neural tube defects. Not in this country mind you so that claim is wrong. As for any cancer claims, there was one study. One. That was contradicted by a much larger study and the benefits would outweigh the risks regardless.



So to help reduce neural tube and other prevention of birth defects, which simply could be prevented by pregnant women taking folic acid, the chances of prostate, lung cancers*, and heart failure* in the population might increase? Is that acceptable? Yes the studies are inconclusive and contradicted but even the experts are unsure what to recommend.

*Mainly studies combined with multi-vitamins.

Fluoride, wow. In this country, about 10% of the population has their … Fluoride, wow. In this country, about 10% of the population has their water fluoridated so that claim is mostly wrong too. Have you been reading US websites? The rest all naturally contains some fluoride and the benefits in reducing tooth decay is undeniable. Is fluoride a carcinogen? The evidence fails to show a link and the consensus is that it's safe in the way we use it, the dose is in the poison after all. Tea also naturally contains more fluoride than tap water for example.



Yes six million people mainly in the Midlands. Fluoride does have side effects, and many countries ban the Fluoridation of water including Germany, and Japan.





Edited by: "nemesiz" 3rd Jun 2015

One thing I noticed about Lidl cereals (I think it was their Weetabix or … One thing I noticed about Lidl cereals (I think it was their Weetabix or Cornflakes equivalent) was they did not fortify the cereals with the vitamins and iron you would get with the standard brands and supermarket own copies. I know this is for Aldi but perhaps the same. Might not be a biggie but thought someone may be interested.To be fair, if you are relying on a bowl of cereal to make sure you get all your vitamins and iron, you might need to make a few changes to your diet.

Whilst that might be true, cereals are fortified voluntarily so your … Whilst that might be true, cereals are fortified voluntarily so your point isn't really valid for that aspect.

Folic acid deficiency is far worse and fortification has helped prevent … Folic acid deficiency is far worse and fortification has helped prevent diseases such as neural tube defects. Not in this country mind you so that claim is wrong. As for any cancer claims, there was one study. One. That was contradicted by a much larger study and the benefits would outweigh the risks regardless.

Fluoride, wow. In this country, about 10% of the population has their … Fluoride, wow. In this country, about 10% of the population has their water fluoridated so that claim is mostly wrong too. Have you been reading US websites? The rest all naturally contains some fluoride and the benefits in reducing tooth decay is undeniable. Is fluoride a carcinogen? The evidence fails to show a link and the consensus is that it's safe in the way we use it, the dose is in the poison after all. Tea also naturally contains more fluoride than tap water for example.



You implied that the reason cereals are fortified is because everyone eats junk food. I meant that cereal manufacturers couldn't care less about that, they just see it as a way to market their products.

With folic acid, the experts are sure what to recommend, 0.2mg daily rising to 0.4mg for pregnant women, this is the consensus. Apart from breakfast cereals, not much else is fortified with folic acid but you suggested bread was at the mandate of the authorities. With regards to multivitamins, that's a slightly different story. Did the studies specifically attirubute the cancer risk to folic acid and how when they were part of a multivitamin? What were the diets like of subjects? Etc.

Is routine multivitamin use unnecessary? No and the evidence is starting to show as much, particulalry when our diet should be sufficient. As with anything, too much of a good thing is a bad thing but we certainly do need to make sure we have enough vitamins such as B12, Folic acid etc. Too much is bad, but in some cases too little can be worse.

You are confusing banning meaning dangerous and just simply not being used. France and Germany are quite anti-GMO despite all the evidence saying there is no reason to be anti-GMO. Every country in the world supports vaccines but a few still think they are dangerous.

Australia has increased fluoridation and for example France fluoridates their salt rather than water. Most modern countries don't use it because they have good public health campaigns for dental hygeine and enough is in toothpaste. Where it is needed and used, there is a clear improvement in the reduction of caries. There are many logistical, political and economical factors to consider sometimes too.

MAdam98

You warned us against yourself!!!!



Yawn

Tami-

We just bought these yesterday funnily enough. They're great!



actually I think that is Frosties

Original Poster

You implied that the reason cereals are fortified is because everyone … You implied that the reason cereals are fortified is because everyone eats junk food. I meant that cereal manufacturers couldn't care less about that, they just see it as a way to market their products.



No I didn't. Everyone implies 100%, read what I stated. Nor did I say Junk food. Concerning Fortifying products, many cereal companies introduced in the 1930's this method as a particular means to provide additional nutrients and supplement their diets, as the divulgence in diet between the rich and poor was stark. Maybe it was a gimmick, but an essential requirement but unlike today the manufacturers had welfare of their consumers as a priority.

With folic acid, the experts are sure what to recommend, 0.2mg daily … With folic acid, the experts are sure what to recommend, 0.2mg daily rising to 0.4mg for pregnant women, this is the consensus. Apart from breakfast cereals, not much else is fortified with folic acid but you suggested bread was at the mandate of the authorities. With regards to multivitamins, that's a slightly different story. Did the studies specifically attirubute the cancer risk to folic acid and how when they were part of a multivitamin? What were the diets like of subjects? Etc.



Come off it! If you need exact details and evidence of the studies and journals then it would take hours even days to discuss this information, it's a general forum. IF you want this type of analysis, and explanation please do it yourself! The information is in the public records.

Is routine multivitamin use unnecessary? No and the evidence is starting … Is routine multivitamin use unnecessary? No and the evidence is starting to show as much, particulalry when our diet should be sufficient. As with anything, too much of a good thing is a bad thing but we certainly do need to make sure we have enough vitamins such as B12, Folic acid etc. Too much is bad, but in some cases too little can be worse



Again disagree our diet isn't sufficient, this is the problem. This country is seeing a return of scurvy and rickets in children, iron deficient anemia in adults, even vitamin D deficiency due to lifestyle of shunning the Sun, or Vegan diet. The problem is attitude. Most people's lifestyle is too hectic that today's society depends on processed food which lack essential nutrients. Also it's cheaper, easier than preparing meals from scratch for the family.

You are confusing banning meaning dangerous and just simply not being … You are confusing banning meaning dangerous and just simply not being used. France and Germany are quite anti-GMO despite all the evidence saying there is no reason to be anti-GMO. Every country in the world supports vaccines but a few still think they are dangerous



Ah didn't extrapolate the reason for the banning. Did I imply dangerous? No. Only commented about the side effects. Nor did I say anything about vaccines or GMO which is changing the subject!

To be honest, whatever myself or yourself say or do nothing can be done as the decision process has already been decided (unless you're part of a "Think Tank"). So if you have anything further to say or discuss please do, but unfortunately haven't got anymore spare time to reply.



Edited by: "nemesiz" 3rd Jun 2015
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