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Old 05-29-2009, 07:56 PM
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Default Are cream of wheat and Malt o meal the same thing?

I originally thought they were the same thing (just a different brand) until I bought cream of wheat in the red box with the chef guy on the front and it tasted salty. We ended up throwing the whole box away. I'm wanting to buy cream of wheat in bulk for food storage but only if it tastes like the Malt o meal hot cereal.

ETA: is it farina?
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:21 PM
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The Malt o'meal brand makes a creamy hot wheat cereal I think it is comparable to the Cream of Wheat.

Here' s the link to their website.
http://www.malt-o-meal.com/products/....php?cereal=29

I think the actual Malt o' meal tastes different than cream of wheat because I hate Malt o'meal but like cream of wheat.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:24 PM
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They are both farina last I checked, but they may be coming from different varieties of wheat which would alter the taste/texture a bit.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:47 PM
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Yeah, from what I could find online they are both farina except that Malt o' meal also has malted wheat in it which is what the black flecks are. Cream of Wheat is supposed to be the same thing sans the black flecks. If they are both farina I can't imagine the black flecks alone would affect the taste that much. I wonder if malt o' meal also has added sugar or something.

The funny thing is that the food storage order form gave you the option of buying corn grits, cream of wheat, or farina.... but apparently cream of wheat and farina are supposed to be the same thing. I'm really confused now!
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I think the actual Malt o' meal tastes different than cream of wheat because I hate Malt o'meal but like cream of wheat.

Yup. That! I only buy Cream of Wheat, but my husband CONSTANTLY calls it malt o' meal, so I'm thinking it can't be too far off!
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The difference is the malt.
The flavor is MALT. Like a the difference between a chocolate malt and a chocolate shake.
I like MOM best.
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Old 05-30-2009, 08:05 AM
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The difference is the malt.
The flavor is MALT. Like a the difference between a chocolate malt and a chocolate shake.
I like MOM best.
That's it. I was trying to figure it out. I don't like Malt. Guess that's why I don't like MOM.
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