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Bog Frog Donating Member (214 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:02 AM
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Grits, Cream of Wheat, and Malt 'o Meal: What's the difference?
Besides the obvious fact that they're made of three different things, what is the difference? I saw a tub of grits in the cafeteria today and ordered a bowl, thinking it was Cream of Wheat. What a surprise when the server said "I like grits, too." ???
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:04 AM
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1. Never had grits
But I can tell you that Cream of Wheat is good, and Malt 'o Meal is nasty. That is the main difference AFAIC.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:06 AM
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2. Ever have a warm bowl of Zoom?
Now there is a hot cereal with a difference! Good, solid whole wheat. YUM!
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delete_bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:06 AM
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3. depends on the type of
wallpaper you're trying to hang. Cream of wheat is best for those really tough jobs.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:07 AM
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4. Grits come from corn; Cream of Wheat is, well... wheat
;-) I don't know what Malt O'Meal is. :shrug:
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:09 AM
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5. I think Grits are grittier than Cream of Wheat
don't know about Malt'o Meal.
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cmf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:13 AM
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6. grits are made of corn
and are superior to the other two. At least, IMHO. I'm not sure what Malt O Meal is made of - I think it's just the same as Cream of Wheat.
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:17 AM
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7. they taste different!
I don't know how to describe tastes but they taste way different to me.
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cspiguy Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:29 AM
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8. big diff - long time in john - if wheat intolerant.
(long time too if grits are dry and you are too)
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:35 AM
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9. I grew up on grits.....always detested the other two....
.....gotta put some butter and sugar on my grits tho...some folks like it with just salt'n'pepper....but I like 'em sweetened...and Malt o'Meal is just plain bad for you as Malt has been linked to neuralogical damage or so I've read...
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:40 AM
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10. Cream Of Wheat
It gives me indigestion, but one outstanding attribute it has is its astonishing iron content. Two servings of that, and you've got your minimum daily requirement all taken care of.

It makes a wonderful breakfast when you're out camping.
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:52 AM
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11. What is Farina?
Is it just another name for "cream of wheat?"
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