Zero Waste Posh Cereal
On Saturday during Rosy's ballet class I usually run errands, do the groceries, read a book, have a nap in the warm car, chat to the other ballet mums. But this last Saturday I headed to my favourite wholefood shop, looking to find a package-free replacement for our posh cereal. To explain, at our house there is a choice of rice pops, cornflakes, Weet-Bix, and porridge. So yes, the very small range of cereals where sugar is not the first ingredient. So when I add a wheatflakes-plus-fruit/nuts/seeds type cereal (whatever is on sale) it seems very posh by comparison to the alternatives.
I discovered that cornflakes are available in bulk, but the rice pops are made from brown rice. I will maybe try them when we run out and see if there is wailing and gnashing of teeth. I have no idea how to replace the Weet-Bix. I don't think it will happen. The Boy inhales it at all times of the day.
I then ran up and down the bins with my (reused) brown paper bags, filling them with gourmet cereal ingredients. The final mix is very yummy, although interestingly not as sweet as supermarket cereal. Could it be that they dip their wheatflakes in sugar syrup or something awful? Highly likely. The new-look waste-free cereal is also more expensive. That is because I
Just a note. I already tip all my cereal into matching plastic containers. I am that person. Really, because then the children can't complain about the generic-brand rice pops. And because children destroy cereal packets when they open them themselves... so no, I didn't go out and buy brand new plastic containers to put my plastic-free cereal in.. not saying I never would, just that I didn't.