I do enjoy eating you and you have served me as a breakfast cereal countless times during my life to date. More recently, I have introduced you to my son who enjoys you mixed with fruit (and his fingers!).
However, I feel I need to ask why on earth are you so hard to remove from cereal bowls once you have been eaten? Or indeed anything you come into contact with once you have been covered in milk? It is almost impossible to clean off bowls or surfaces that you have encountered once you have become dried on – I need a power washer to remove you!
I have also found that wiping you off my son’s face is really difficult, you get so ground into skin and hair – such a nightmare! Cannot really use a power washer on his face though! Instead I try to wipe as I go, which is not easy with a baby who does not want his face washed at the end of a meal – let alone every couple of minutes!
So the way I see it:
Weetabix + milk = adhesive with the power of super glue!
What makes a normal everyday breakfast cereal turn into an adhesive? How do you do this?
Another cereal with your type of super adhesive power is cornflakes, once they have dried out onto your cereal bowl they are also nigh on impossible to remove! I think some cereal manufacturers could do a sideline trade selling their products as super glue, because that’s the kind of strength we are talking about here! I wonder if anyone has ever tested the adhesiveness of cornflakes or weetabix? Hmmmmm…..food for thought!
Obviously, if the cereal bowls are washed out straight after use this will remove all traces of you immediately, no problem. However, not everyone adheres to this and that is where the problems arise.
I think that maybe all of your cereal boxes should come with a warning, informing the consumer of the consequences of leaving weetabix to dry out, and to therefore advise customers to rinse their cereal bowls straight away! In as big a text as possible please, because maybe this would encourage my OH to rinse after eating because he often leaves his cereal bowl with weetabix residue inside!
Thanks for listening.
A firm believer in the eat and rinse philosophy!!
Thank you xx