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Old 12-31-2017, 04:47 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I love cream of wheat. I can't say that I have it very often, but when I do, I enjoy it.

I'm perplexed by the many comparisons between cream of wheat and grits. To me, they are totally different foods! I've enjoyed them both all of my life, but they have different textures and tastes.
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I guess I just don't see the logic behind it. Grits are just another meal product like wheat, oats and rice, which are all used in both sweet and savory dishes. That's why grains are such a staple around the world; for their versatility.

If it just comes down to personal preference then that's understandable, but that grits SHOULD NOT have milk or sugar in them just sounds like one of those southern precepts that gets passed around without basis to it.
Call it whatever you want to call it. Grits are not as smooth as cream of wheat. To me, cream of wheat tastes much better with sugar and butter in it than grits, and grits taste much better with salt and butter in them than cream of wheat. I mean, I have my reasons for thinking that and they really have nothing to do with any sort of "southern precepts."

They aren't the same thing and not made from the same grain and that's why I think one tastes better with salt and butter, and one tastes better with sugar and butter.

Throw in some red eye gravy with those grits and I'm in heaven! LOL
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:02 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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I have never liked “Cream of Wheat”. As a Southerner, I much prefer grits.
Back in the day my mom alternated between Cream of Wheat (OMG, I can't imagine anyone not liking Cream of Wheat) and Quaker's Old Fashioned Oatmeal! LOVE THEM BOTH! Especially in the cold winter months!

I admit to also enjoying grits but during my youth they were not available in the north so my mother made Cream of Wheat, an acceptable substitute. Nowadays I think grits are a grocery staple everywhere.
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:09 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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I love cream of wheat. I can't say that I have it very often, but when I do, I enjoy it.

I'm perplexed by the many comparisons between cream of wheat and grits. To me, they are totally different foods! I've enjoyed them both all of my life, but they have different textures and tastes.
Definitely different and I think it may be because...(I thought I knew the answer but the official explanation is far better than anything I could have formulated).

Cream of Wheat is a brand of farina, a type of breakfast porridge mix made from wheat semolina. It looks similar to grits, but is smoother in texture since it is made with ground wheat kernels instead of ground corn. It is also referred to as "hot cereal".

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cream_of_Wheat
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:36 PM
 
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Love it...especially the cinnamon and maple/brown sugar.
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Long Island,NY
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That there is a pantry infestation problem, not a cream of wheat problem. Can happen with most any grain product, including pasta. The pests don't discriminate between expired or fresh - they will choose whichever has the easiest access.
We keep it in the freezer. No bugs yet.
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Love it, always have. Get some brown sugar and milk in it.....amazing. That said, I don't buy it or ever have it.
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:31 PM
 
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I make Cream of Wheat for my father every morning. His nutritionist is a big fan, as it has a lot of nutrition and iron. My Dad is on a low fiber, high protein, high calorie diet for health reasons.

But I supplement it A LOT to make it more tasty, and nutritious.

I get the Maple flavored cream of wheat. I use whole milk to dissolve it, and add an additional 2-4 tablespoons of powdered skim milk to it for the additional protein/nutrition. Dissolves easily by mixing well and using the microwave. Then I add butter and homemade apple sauce/compote (baked apples+cinnamon+brown sugar+butter) and some additional cinnamon.

It is quite delicious. Like a liquid pancake.
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Old 12-31-2017, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I LOVE Cream of Wheat!! I especially love the Cinnabon flavor, but can't find it anywhere anymore.

I make the plain kind with a bit of half & half and raw sugar. SO good.
Use some of this in place of the half and half and sugar...
https://www.internationaldelight.com/products/cinnabon®

I use it all of the time in oatmeal.
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:22 PM
 
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I like cream of rice better!!

Remember my mom making this for us kids when we were younger.
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