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Jun 10th, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Breakfast cereals in Paris

We are going to Paris and for dietary purposes want to remain on spoon sized shredded wheat and raisin bran. Does anyone know if these cereals are available in Paris? If so, which supermarkets? Merci!
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Jun 10th, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Think I've seen them at the FranPrix----also, Monoprix.......Bon Marche's Le Grande Epicerie has a section of USA products also.
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Jun 10th, 2012, 07:53 PM
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If you can't find it at FranPrix or Monoprix (and my recollection is Monoprix has a pretty good selection of American cereals), you can always try Thanksgiving in the Marais or The Real McCoy near Invalides.

If you're not going to be gone long, you might want to stock up on the spoon sized shredded wheat, which will be harder to find than the raisin bran.
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Jun 10th, 2012, 10:32 PM
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I have never seen raisin bran in a normal supermarket, but you will find that more than half of the cereals in the supermarket are aimed at adults requiring fiber and similar stuff and of course the other ones are the sugary horrors aimed at kids, but without the weird food coloring. There is absolutely no need to go to one of the import stores if you are not a fanatic.
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Jun 10th, 2012, 11:18 PM
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You can not get Raisin Bran in Paris. I have not paid attention the Shredded Wheat, but you won't find it in the regular, neighborhood places. You used to be able to get All Bran, but I haven't looked lately.
However, Kerouac is right, and there are plenty of high fibre options.
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Jun 11th, 2012, 06:04 AM
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Here is the Kellogg's French site, which clearly shows All-Bran, but not Raisin Bran. So bring a bag of raisins. They also make a really good Special K here, with 'fruits rouges' - dried strawberries, raspberries, etc., which is better than I remember in North America, and certainly better than South Africa, where I have also tried it.

http://www.kelloggs.fr/index.php?opt...rques#/allbran
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Jun 11th, 2012, 06:13 AM
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There are at least six versions of Special K but then there are also the endless varieties of 'crunchy' or 'flaky' muesli with or without fruit, nuts, raisins or chocolate shavings.
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Jun 11th, 2012, 06:26 AM
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Try dried prunes!! Croissants are just too good to pass up on the morn!! LOL
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Jun 11th, 2012, 06:31 AM
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Hi JH,

If it's fiber that you are after, I have found WalMart's Equate Fiber Supplement to work well.

Its main ingredient is inulin.

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Jun 11th, 2012, 06:42 AM
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How about taking a probiotic every day, lots of fresh fruit, and pain au cereal every morning....worked fine for us and even cheese as it is made with raw milk and digests well.
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Jun 11th, 2012, 06:51 AM
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You may find some of the same cereals, however they are not the same as the North American counterparts - Special K is different in the UK, as are Corn Flakes. Just more of an FYI because we were surprised when we first moved here
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Jun 11th, 2012, 07:21 AM
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Oh sure, any supermarket. There are loads of health food places too. When we first came to France 23 years ago there were no cereals at all.
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Jun 11th, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Corn flakes were on sale everywhere when I was in France in 1964.
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Jun 11th, 2012, 10:24 AM
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Kellogg's Fruit and Fibre with bran flakes is available everywhere, Nestlé makes a similar product.
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Jun 11th, 2012, 02:00 PM
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They were handing out free samples of a fiber type Raisin Bran when we were in France recentnrly
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Jun 11th, 2012, 02:01 PM
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There is a Carrefour City in the 7th on Rue Dominique with similar type of cereals.
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Jun 11th, 2012, 02:06 PM
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I hope the OP knows just how much SUGAR is in the two cereals mentioned. IMO being in Europe would allow the perfect opportunity to try some truly high fiber/low sugar products for breakfast but hey, to each their own.
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Jun 11th, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Why not simply put the two boxes in your checked luggage, so you are not disappointed in the French varieties.
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Jun 11th, 2012, 02:09 PM
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You can get Wheetabix at the Grand Epicerie in the Bon Marché department store.
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Jun 11th, 2012, 03:10 PM
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I think we need to stop getting too excited giving advice until Jim_Hofman checks in again to acknowledge that we are not all wasting our time.
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