Napier Courier - 2021-07-21


Cereal contenders: The fight that really took the bix-cuit


— Megan Banks

Ilove a good debatewith myoldmate and co-host AdamGreen. There aremanythingswe havediffering opinionsonsuch as cream style corn is a gift from the gods(my opinion) andWendy Bothawas every boy’s teenage heartthrob (his lone opinion). It’s great because it all adds someflavour to the relationship. Howeverfor nearly four years there’s been one little niggle that I’ve kept inside that’s really irkedme every time I’ve heardhimtalk about it, and thisweekI couldn’t keep quiet any longer. Wewere on the subject of Weet-Bix and tomato sauce. Aweecombothat a boyweknowlikes to have for breakfast. Hilarious right?! Imean, butter andmarmite on Weet-Bix, sure. Honey, yes. Hot milk, no, never. But tomato sauce? As it turns out little Harrison is the only person in Hawke’s Baywhodoes that. That little revelation though led to this bigger thought-provoker. Whatis thewordfor just one WeetBix? Whenever we’re talking about Weet-Bix, Adamgleefully throws out the termWeet-Bicwhenhe’s talking about a singular Weet-Bix. Hethinkshe’s a poet laureate by saying the correct term for something he thinks the rest of us idiots never realised. It’s always Weet-Bic this, Weet-Bic that, until today I could take it nomoreand I calledhimonit. It’s not aWeet-Bic I said. Howcan it be, whentheproduct is actually Weet-Bix. It doesn’t say Weet-Biconthe box, sohowcan one Weet-Bix possibly be aWeet-Bic? Well, that started the fight of the century with neither one of us backing down. I referred to Adam’s favourite modeof useless information, Reddit, and even everyone onthere agreed with me, but it wasn’t enough to convince Adam. So we’re at aWeetBix impasse. Adry stodgy one at that! If any readerswould like to take a side, please feel free to share your opinion. Emailmeanytime at It gets worse though. In one final blow beforewe left the studio for the day he informedmehewasgoing hometo play Lego with his kids!! Legos!!!! I have to admit, that causedmore pain than steppingona piece of Lego and that’s saying something.


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