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Fru-grains are great
Member Name: David_in_Walsall
Advantages: Both children and adults love them.
Disadvantages: You can't get them any more! (That's a pretty crucial disadvantage.)
Fru-grains are great. I have been eating them off and on since childhood in the late 1940s. I do not know what has happened to Mapletons - assuming that it was still a firm called Mapletons making fru-grains rather than merely a brand name. For many years now the only place I have seen fru-grains on sale has been Holland and Barrett, suggesting they appealed only to a niche market, which I always thought odd. Does anyone know why they never sold more widely? If they had appeared on supermarket shelves a much wider selecton of the public would have seen them, tried them, and - most likely - loved them. But let's be practical. How can we get them back into production and back on the market? Can anyone find out what has happened at Mapletons? Would they sell (or give away) their recipe? Where is their production machinery, is it for sale, and if so at what price? Is there, somewhere, an entrepreneur who sees an opportunity? Or would some established breakfast food producer like to buy up the brand? After all, the product is tried and tested and, clearly, popular with those who are familiar with it.
Summary: Why are they not on the market? How can we get them back?