Like many of my age I can easily get nostalgic about various aspects of life of yesteryear. This is partly down to the rose-tinted spectacles thing of course but there are certain aspects that I most definitely am not nostalgic about, one of these being ... breakfast cereals! To think that I used to eat weetabix, those were the days, not! I don't always have a cooked breakfast in the morning but I really do like to get off to a good start with some decent cereal and my choice there is Jordans 'Country Crisp': "British oat & barley clusters with real strawberries" as it proclaims on the outside of the packet currently in front of me. Now I am also a fan of the 'Frusli' chewy oat cereal bars from the same manufacturer, so I was highly delighted with their recent promotion whereby I could get a voucher for 20p off a packet of Country Crisp from inside a six pack of Fruslis and also by purchasing the Country Crisp I could get 20p off my next lot of Frusli bars. Talk about a win-win situation but of course it might be a sop to an upcoming price increase of those products.
I did once write to Jordans in praise of their products who thanked me with some discount vouchers. But another reason to waffle on about cereals is because of a chance remark the other day. What happened was this: I was at the home of some folk I know who kindly offered me a cup of coffee. It turns out that Helen doesn't drink milk so has her coffee black. So "what about cereal" I queried, "what do you have on that?" The answer from Helen was simple - "fruit juice". Now I had been thinking of cutting down my intake of milk but just hadn't thought of substituting it with fruit juice. Normally I like to think of myself as someone who thinks out of the box and who doesn't follow the herd. Crazily I had been drinking fruit juice and following that immediately with cereal and a splashing of milk. Why hadn't I spotted the simple alternative pointed out by Helen? Taking her advice I now add fruit juice (currently Grape, Apple and Raspberry) to the 'Country Crisp'.
The resulting mix is absolutely delicious!