How can I reuse or recycle out-of-date Weetabix?
We’ve had an email from Jenna to our Compost This address:
I just found a box of Weetabix in my kitchen cupboard that went off last April! Can I compost it?
In a basic, non-sealed compost bin/heap, one of the general rules is avoid putting anything in there that might attract vermin. While I certainly wouldn’t put milk-soaked cereal in there, crushed dry Weetabix should be ok – it’s even recommended in some circles as a starter food for wormeries.
(Another general rule of compost heaps is keep it balanced and well mixed, so keep that in mind if you’ve got a lot of the wheat biscuits to get rid of.)
Aside from composting though, are there any old uses for out of date Weetabix? I have a half memory of a facial scrub/mask thing using Weetabix but a search doesn’t show anything up. Anyone know?
- Reduce: Keep breakfast cereals like Weetabix in a sealed plastic container to avoid them getting soggy from the general moisture in your kitchen.
- Recycle: Dry Weetabix can be added to wormeries or compost heaps as a “brown”. Chickens and wild birds are also a lot less fussy than we are about what is stale and what isn’t!
- See the comments below for more suggestions and ideas