Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old September 15th, 2009, 09:44 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: new orleans, la
Posts: 7,074
Default Breakfast Cravings

last saturday morning, I woke up with a craving for either Maypo or Quaker Puff Rice cereal (I usually have oatmeal or Kellogg's Raisin Brand) that I would have every saturday morning as a child (maypo in the winter, QP rice in the summer)..I went to WalMart and spent 30 minutes in the cereal aisle looking for either and finally asked a store clerk and he advised me they don't stock either (so i settled for Cream of Wheat)

As i was driving home i wondered whether they still make Maypo or QP rice and thought maybe since i am in the deep south it's a regional thing..do they have either in your neck of the woods?...have you ever had a childhood craving for some food that you cannot find today ?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old September 15th, 2009, 10:03 AM
beenie weenie's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 4,430
Default

Venice I had never heard of Maypo...
Here ya go, you can order it online:
http://www.homestatfarm.com/products_maypo.php

and here's your puffed rice dear:
http://www.quakeroats.com/products/m...ffed-rice.aspx
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old September 15th, 2009, 10:36 AM
Floridanamaw's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Florida panhandle
Posts: 1,731
Default

I loved puffed rice. I would sit and eat it out of the bag until it was gone. I haven't looked for it in a long time. Maybe I'll look next time I go shopping. Never heard of maypo..
__________________
Carnival legend November 2009
Carnival Glory October 2007
Carnival Elation November 2006


Need some cruise help?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old September 15th, 2009, 10:47 AM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Central Connecticut
Posts: 489
Default

Venice,

Remember the Maypo commercial from the '50's with Uncle Ralph?

There were a couple that I recall...or maybe just different parts of the same on, who knows. It was a cartoon. One was trying to get a baby to eat Maypo and the other was Uncle Ralph sleeping on a sofa. Anybody else recall any more detail than this?

While I am not a Maypo fan, we do have it here in New England. In the Winter, I like oatmeal with either raisins or dried cranberries. As of now, since we are shedding some pounds, we like the Kashi cereals with skim milk.

...and here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKd5AvGIKZk
__________________
Sid1962





Read and post cruise reviews
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old September 15th, 2009, 12:19 PM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,805
Default

I WANT MY MAYPO!!!!

I could never stand that crap. Then again, I can't stand oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, Farina, Corn Meal mush, or Malt O'Meal hot cereal. Just something about the texture that bugs me. As I child we had the rule of "Eat what's put before you." After a couple of years of me not eating it my parents finally conceded to giving me cold cereal.

I love Puffed Rice but I put honey on it instead of sugar. I buy the Malt O'Meal "Bag Stuff" on the bottom shelf of the cereal isle. They also have Puffed Wheat and Corn Puffs. They also have a number of "knock off" cereals that are like Captain Crunch, Frosted Flakes, Cheerios etc. Most of them are pretty good put a couple are "icky". The Raisin Bran knock off is pretty bad.

Take care,
Mike
__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old September 15th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: new orleans, la
Posts: 7,074
Default

Sid1962...boy do I ever remember that commercial I tried it once on my grandson and he looked at me like I was from another planet
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old September 15th, 2009, 03:56 PM
Banned
Captain
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 603
Default

Several restaurants that have closed their doors to my deep chagrin.

And Snow's Condensed New England Clam Chowder.

It will cost me upwards of $160 bucks to have a case shipped over the border.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old September 15th, 2009, 08:35 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
Posts: 4,524
Default

Venice,

It may not be Quaker but rather Wal Mart's "Great Value," nevertheless I recently saw both Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice in our Walmart.

Todd
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old September 15th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 19,562
Default

Sid I sure remember those Maypo commercials. I still eat Maypo once in a while.

TM
__________________
CRUISES
Century 4/1998
Mercury 4/2000+4/2006+7/2007
Sensation 4/2002
Infinity 4/2003
Summit 4/2004+4/2005
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Solstice 4/2009
Oasis 4/2010+4/13/2013
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Equinox 4/11/2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old September 16th, 2009, 05:09 AM
Cruznut2's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lakeland FL
Posts: 6,329
Send a message via AIM to Cruznut2 Send a message via Yahoo to Cruznut2
Default

Oh my goodness, what a rush from my New England childhood. I remember Maypo. I confess I have not had it in years. We mostly had oatmeal or "rolled oats" as my grandmother from Maine always called it. I can see her now standing at the stove and stirring it for what seemed like endless amounts of time. I still eat it frequently. I do confess that I sometimes use the "instant" that comes in individual servings. Just the other day I was listening to a nutritionist saying that the long cooking type is better for you, Since this is a cruise board I can tie oatmeal to a cruise I took. I took a cruise on a windjammer off the Maine coast one summer. The captains wife, a captain in her own right cooked oatmeal every morning as a choice for the guests breakfast. Breakfast was served in the galley around a huge table. Everyone gathered for breakfast there. During breakfast the captain would outline the plan for the day. The oatmeal was served and there were bowls of nuts, raisins, dried cranberries, chocolate chips and raisins and coconut and a bowl of assorted fresh fruit. You could top your oatmeal any way you wanted.

Laura
__________________
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
---Mark Twain

Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old September 16th, 2009, 06:55 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Greeneville, Tennessee
Posts: 4,524
Default

I only in the past few years have really developed a taste for the pre-packaged Maple Flavored oatmeal.

As a youngster I used to try and avoid oatmeal as one might the plague. Such a strong dislike was only reinforced when at some point I learned that oatmeal was often the basis for gruel.

I'd say relatively few Americans know that porridge is also another term for oatmeal.

Todd
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old September 16th, 2009, 06:59 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,638
Default

Venice, Maypo is still alive and well here in Vermont.
If you send me your address in a PM I will sent you a box post haste!
My husband grew up on Maypo - thus we always have a box in the house.
__________________
VTJen
NCL DreamCarnival Victory
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old September 16th, 2009, 09:36 AM
Cruznut2's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lakeland FL
Posts: 6,329
Send a message via AIM to Cruznut2 Send a message via Yahoo to Cruznut2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ToddDH
I only in the past few years have really developed a taste for the pre-packaged Maple Flavored oatmeal.

As a youngster I used to try and avoid oatmeal as one might the plague. Such a strong dislike was only reinforced when at some point I learned that oatmeal was often the basis for gruel.

Quote:
I'd say relatively few Americans know that porridge is also another term for oatmeal.
Todd
My Grandmother always recited this rhyme to us.

Peas porridge hot
Peas porridge cold
peas porridge in the pot
9 days old!!

Sounds pretty gross to me!! It did bring back pleasant memories of my beloved Grandmother.

Laura
__________________
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
---Mark Twain

Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old September 16th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: new orleans, la
Posts: 7,074
Default

VJ..thanks, my brother who lives in Maine is sending me some (he hated it growing up)
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old September 17th, 2009, 12:08 PM
DougR.'s Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Erial, New Jersey
Posts: 3,310
Default

My mother feeds puffed rice to the ducks, which I feel is its only appropriate use. Maypo is a good substitute for wallpaper paste.
__________________
Doug




Explorer of the Seas October 2013
Caribbean Princess July 2006, May 2010 & November 2012
Monarch of the Seas November 2008
Crown Princess November 2007
Celebrity Zenith November 2005
Enchantment of the Seas August 2004
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old September 17th, 2009, 12:50 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: new orleans, la
Posts: 7,074
Default

it may be, but it keeps me regular
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old September 18th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Leaveavenworth, Ks
Posts: 2,481
Default

Yep, I remember Maypo and puffed rice both of which can still be found in the stores here in Ks. - anyone want any I'd be glad to send your way! that is if I don't eat it first!
__________________
Bahama-momma
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cereal, fl, maypo, store, walmart

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Breakfast Irish Chit - Chat for Cruisers 2 July 13th, 2007 06:21 PM
Breakfast earl Holland America 7 April 5th, 2007 02:48 PM
Breakfast? Wsindel Carnival Cruise Lines 5 June 28th, 2005 10:43 PM
Tipping - breakfast BobbieE Tipping 1 January 17th, 2004 08:56 AM
Breakfast Robin Clingan Princess Cruise Lines 8 September 3rd, 2002 01:20 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:21 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1