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I first encountered muesli in the form of Kellogg’s Müeslix back when I was a teenager, and I finally got to taste the real thing when I first traveled to Germany and Switzerland in 1992. Based on those first experiences, I always thought of muesli as a (relatively) healthy breakfast option. I mean …
whole grains + fruit + nuts = pretty good for you, right?
Twenty years later, after coming to live in France, I have rediscovered this most European of breakfasts. But something is different this time around. Sometime between 1992 and 2013, someone apparently had the brilliant idea of replacing the dried fruit and nuts with lots and lots of …
chocolate and caramel!
Now, I don’t know if it was really French ingenuity that was behind this transformation, but France is the land of pain au chocolat so — at least for now — I’m giving them the credit.
To paraphrase Max von Sydow from that classic Müeslix commercial:
“If breakfast were as it was meant to be,
it would be a centuries-old balance of …
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