Fru Grains are back!

Fru Grains are back

Fru Grains are back!

I just wanted to announce the return of Fru Grains because they are a favourite of a lot of GoodnessDirect customers, and a personal favourite of mine too.

Fru Grains are a simple cereal made mostly of fruit, oats and almonds which combine into these wonderfully textured nuggets for your breakfast bowl.

I guess Prewetts have been working on improving the recipe (though it was perfect by my standards already). But they still have that unusually, crisp and snappy texture and natural fruit flavour. And when you taste each spoon you just know that the fruit and nut content is giving you all the fibre you need.

Hooray for Fru Grains!

 

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65 Comments

  • JEANGOODWILLIE says:

    I am very disappointed by the new Fru Grains. I hope that they bring the originals back. I have been eating them since I was a wee girl over fifty years ago. I don’t think that I will be buying the new type again

    • Tschaka Roussel says:

      Really? Oh no! I’ll have to wait to hear what others think before I cement my opinion…

      • JEANGOODWILLIE says:

        I preferred the fruitier taste of the traditional Fru Grains. I am more aware of the nuts in the new ones. Also I used to like eating them dry sometimes at night.

      • smith says:

        These are a terrible disappointment and bear no resemblance whatever to the original Fru Grains. I will not be buying again

  • Britannia Chapman says:

    Very disappointed with this Prewetts version. Nothing like the orignal and I won’t be buying them again. Have eaten the Mapleton Fru Grains since I was a little girl. Will miss them :o(

  • Mrs. M Calway says:

    Hear hear, just bought the new ones, yuck, tastes like cold toast, bears no resemblance to the original, going to the birds, what a waste of nearly £4.

    • JEAN GOODWILLIE says:

      I think mine will be put out to the birds too. I don’t think that anyone else in the family will eat them.

  • Anne Armstrong says:

    Absolutely agree – the real FruGrains have been favourites for 50 years.
    These are nothing like them, they taste very over-sweet & artificial, lack the colour, texture,taste or flavour of the originals & do not seem healthy at all.
    Not worth eating, certainly not worth buying, they do not deserve the same name, in fact it is misleading to use it. Please bring the originals back.

  • Anne Armstrong says:

    Absolutely agree – the real FruGrains have been favourites for 50 years.
    These are nothing like them, they taste very over-sweet & artificial, lack the colour, texture,taste or flavour of the originals & do not seem healthy at all.
    Not worth eating, certainly not worth buying, they do not deserve the same name, in fact it is misleading to use it. Please bring the originals back.

  • Michael White says:

    YesTotally agree .Our Son and his family are living in New Zealand now and one of his favorite breakfast cerials since a small child was Mapletons Fru-Grains .They’re due back for a holiday next week so my wife went out to buy him a special treat…Mapletons Fru-Grains. She was palmed off with Prewitts which taste nothing like Mapletons ,(Good for bird food )
    . I understand that the company Mapletons Ltd. has been dissolved and no longer exists. Maybe the originals were imported ?.Someone please bring ’em back and soon.
    Michael White

  • Michael White says:

    YesTotally agree .Our Son and his family are living in New Zealand now and one of his favorite breakfast cerials since a small child was Mapletons Fru-Grains .They’re due back for a holiday next week so my wife went out to buy him a special treat…Mapletons Fru-Grains. She was palmed off with Prewitts which taste nothing like Mapletons ,(Good for bird food )
    . I understand that the company Mapletons Ltd. has been dissolved and no longer exists. Maybe the originals were imported ?.Someone please bring ’em back and soon.
    Michael White

  • Roma Orland says:

    Very disappointed. They are nothing like the original. Very little flavour, they stick to your teeth and and lack that crunchy texture. If Prewetts have bought the name then surely they bought the original recipe and I strongly recommend they return to it if they wish to continue to sell this product. I wont be buying it again until they do!

  • Richard Lewis says:

    Rediscovered Mapleton’s Fru Grains a few years ago in a health food shop (not a place I normally frequent, but my wife is into “healthy food”). Just like I remember them from my childhood, so bought them regularly ever since.
    This morning tasted the Prewett’s version. Oh dear! Appearance similar to Jordan’s Country Crisp, but soft and lack the crunch of the original Fru Grains with a different taste. Not enjoyable, but at £3.80 I’ll plod on through to the end rather than give them to the birds. I won’t be buying this version again.

  • Richard Lewis says:

    Rediscovered Mapleton’s Fru Grains a few years ago in a health food shop (not a place I normally frequent, but my wife is into “healthy food”). Just like I remember them from my childhood, so bought them regularly ever since.
    This morning tasted the Prewett’s version. Oh dear! Appearance similar to Jordan’s Country Crisp, but soft and lack the crunch of the original Fru Grains with a different taste. Not enjoyable, but at £3.80 I’ll plod on through to the end rather than give them to the birds. I won’t be buying this version again.

  • matt brooks says:

    I remember enjoying these since my early childhood, they are lovely.
    I came upon them again in a health food shop and have been buying them since, I cant believe anyone would try to change them at all, you could not really improve much on how good they were. What a shame, another one of life’s little pleasures now gone !

  • Rowena says:

    How I agree! It’s so sad that they have to mess about with a delicious thing. The so-called “improved recipe” is a travesty of the original. It’s now on my lawn being eaten by squirrels (but they’ll eat anything).

  • Rowena says:

    How I agree! It’s so sad that they have to mess about with a delicious thing. The so-called “improved recipe” is a travesty of the original. It’s now on my lawn being eaten by squirrels (but they’ll eat anything).

  • francis gordon says:

    What a total disappointment these so called fru grains by prewett’s are. I opened the packet expecting the unique clasic took but instead got what looks like the grotty rubbish you get when emptying your toaster tray I can only compare the taste to stale burned badly made crumble topping

    • JEANGOODWILLIE says:

      Francis

      More and more folk seem to be feeling the same way about the new Fru Grains. My husband tried them and I don’t think that he thought much of them either.

  • Paul Kustow says:

    These are not Fruit-Grains, but another product altogether having stolen the Fru-Grains brand. They are not crip, but very chewy like a crip cereal which has become damp. This new product is an expensive disappointment and I certainly won’t be buying it again.

  • Dan Filson says:

    I bought three packets of the Prewett’s version, and it bears no comparison with the Mapleton’s product, Dreadful! Arguably the Mapleton’s product was a trifle too sweet, but we could have been weaned off that weakness slowly. And it no longer looks like logs.

  • Dan Filson says:

    I bought three packets of the Prewett’s version, and it bears no comparison with the Mapleton’s product, Dreadful! Arguably the Mapleton’s product was a trifle too sweet, but we could have been weaned off that weakness slowly. And it no longer looks like logs.

  • Nick says:

    Step up, ex-Maplestons folk, and have your say: I am in Melbourne now – and would be prepared to pay extra to get hold of my favourite cereal and introduce it to my family here. I loved this beyond any other cereal, as my father used to allow us limited access to his ‘special stash’……40 years ago; if that is not a “lovemark” in current branding parlance – what is?

    I’ll buy your commercial recipe and equipment and ship it here if you are up to the task….or are you now part of some vast conglomerate determined to shovel corn syrup rather than molasses into the quotidian diets of the masses?

    Best of luck folks – I’d love to see them back on the shelves – in their proper guise….

    N

  • Nick says:

    Step up, ex-Maplestons folk, and have your say: I am in Melbourne now – and would be prepared to pay extra to get hold of my favourite cereal and introduce it to my family here. I loved this beyond any other cereal, as my father used to allow us limited access to his ‘special stash’……40 years ago; if that is not a “lovemark” in current branding parlance – what is?

    I’ll buy your commercial recipe and equipment and ship it here if you are up to the task….or are you now part of some vast conglomerate determined to shovel corn syrup rather than molasses into the quotidian diets of the masses?

    Best of luck folks – I’d love to see them back on the shelves – in their proper guise….

    N

  • Eirwen Hopkins says:

    I’d just won a new customer for Fru Grains and bought some for my daughter who keeps asking for them – but sadly the new version bears no resemblance to the lovely taste and unique texture of the old ones. I suppose they were just to expensive to produce – and there was never any marketing for them so sales probably slipped over the years. Pit they didn’t realise they had an unique and quality product and market them well – years went by when I thought they were off the market altogether so never bought any. Seems like a missed opportunity for tasty and delicious food to be part of the diet of the new generation.

  • Eirwen Hopkins says:

    I’d just won a new customer for Fru Grains and bought some for my daughter who keeps asking for them – but sadly the new version bears no resemblance to the lovely taste and unique texture of the old ones. I suppose they were just to expensive to produce – and there was never any marketing for them so sales probably slipped over the years. Pit they didn’t realise they had an unique and quality product and market them well – years went by when I thought they were off the market altogether so never bought any. Seems like a missed opportunity for tasty and delicious food to be part of the diet of the new generation.

  • Jan Rose says:

    Hear hear!! I have just experienced the same bitter disappointment over the impostor calling itself Fru Grains, as every single person here and elsewhere on the web. The first action I took was to complain direct to Prewetts. If everyone else did the same, they might listen. Let’s mount a campaign to bring back the original!!

    • Tschaka Roussel says:

      Good idea.

      • Matt Brooks says:

        I would be glad to complain, but I do not expect that they could create the same cerial again. It would probably involve expensive manufacturing process, and I would imagine unless they have some of the old staff the process is probably lost. If anyone does indeed get a reply from Prewetts I will write to them as well.

  • danfilson says:

    I did but no reply yet.

  • Dan Filson says:

    Which doesn’t say much for Prewett’s as a company, let alone this product.

  • Vaughan says:

    Why has Prewitts changed them? This is a different cereal and immoral to call them Fru Grains which were clearly loved by thousands, including me. These are very expensive and they are an IMPOSTER. Is there a problem for Prewitts to obtain the original recipe? If so them be up front about it, apologise, and sell the new product with a new name.

    • FruGrainDefender says:

      I think the legal term for Prewetts relaunch is ‘passing off’. By calling them Fru Grains, they plainly misrepresent the actual nature of the contents of the packet, and hence are liable in law

  • Vaughan says:

    Why has Prewitts changed them? This is a different cereal and immoral to call them Fru Grains which were clearly loved by thousands, including me. These are very expensive and they are an IMPOSTER. Is there a problem for Prewitts to obtain the original recipe? If so them be up front about it, apologise, and sell the new product with a new name.

  • John says:

    One needs to understand why something as attractive as Fru-Grains is
    discontined and becomes unavailable. Surely some entrepreneur is able
    to produce it and make a good profit?

    How about it – those of you out there?

  • Robert Fromow says:

    The new ones sound ghastly ( though people who have little to eat would be so glad ). I have been eating the original fru-grains since I was a little boy. Now I am a little old man and can only hope that the original recipe will be available in the next life.
    Robert Fromow

  • Jon Mckay says:

    Can we use the social media to get satisfaction?

  • Penny says:

    I’ve been eating Fru grains all my life & think the new recipe is absolutely vile!! BRING BACK THE OLD RECIPE!!!! Is there anywhere in the world we can obtain the good old fru grains??????????????

  • John says:

    WHY has FruGrains disappeared? It has so many eager adherents. Get it available again as soon as
    possible please.

  • Jerome says:

    I agree with all on this, I used to have the original Fru Grain when visiting Auntie Judy on her house boat under Battersea Bridge, so sorry to have lost it as it is a great childhood memory. Bring back the original recipe please

  • mercymight says:

    Another very disappointed customer of the so-called Fru-grains produced by Prewetts. It’s a travesty that they have been allowed to use the name. The real thing is a memory only now – I can still smell and taste them and remember what it felt like to bite into them dry and then after a soaking in milk. Have they really gone? If it was possible to make them once, why not now?

  • Val Abbott says:

    I have been thinking about Fru Grains and how unusual and delicious they were and I wondered if they are still made. I can picture them on my plate and almost taste them too!! I was very interested to read all the comments from people who have tried the new version and I am so disappointed to hear that the Prewetts Fru Grains are not atall like the original. What a shame.
    YES PLEASE can a manufacturer make some exactly like the original, then many people will be thrilled to eat them again.

  • Peter Wooding says:

    Oh dear what a disappointment – we thought we’d re-found the original product, but clearly we haven’t. Prewetts should admit defeat and withdraw their ‘counterfeit’ product immediately. What a pity Mapletons can’t make a come-back – or can they??????

  • sue yeo says:

    I have been looking for fru grains in our local healthy shop for some time, but they told me they had been discontinued – great shame, and from all the comments I won’t bother to buy any until the original version is returned!

  • Very glad I read the comments on the “new Frugrains” – was prepared to buy but have since reconsidered. What is the mind set of manufacturers who try to make quick buck from a really good product by cutting corners and using inferior/different ingredients in the hope that no-one will give a d–n, and buy anyway.
    A similar story relates to what used to be PEARS SOAP – now manufactured in India – disgusting slimy formula, mostly tallow, smelling vaguely like toilet cleaner – bearing absolutely NO resemblance to the original product, How do these manufacturers sleep at night, with this sorry product on their conscience ?

  • David Coles says:

    Mapleton’s FruGrains looked like little flakes of rotten dry wood; they were absolutely delicious – my mother would buy them as a treat at Christmas time. Another very sad bit of the demise of England. Presumably Mapleton’s bit the dust and we’re left with just the imposters.

  • Chris Aldridge says:

    I miss them so much, used to get them as a treat from my Gran in the 60s. Would love to find them again. Strangely I can’t eat most nuts except almonds but fru grain was delicious. Hard and crunchy wooden shards until the milk makes them soggy they were perfect.

  • pam mableson says:

    horrible, do hope someone somewhere has the recipe for the original mapletons, and can get them back on the market.what a wonderful opportunity for an enterprising person.

  • Eli T says:

    Like others, I have memories of eating the original when visiting relatives. I then rediscovered it a few years ago in health food stores. Not something you eat a whole bowl of, but it added something to other cereals. Great in milk, but also as a snack. Didn’t have the misfortune to try this other version, just noticed the original vanished. Then started to look again after being reminded of the taste when trying Miller’s Harvest ‘Three-Fruit Crackers’. These are the closest thing I’ve tasted and contain wholemeal flour, apples, sultanas and dates. Lovely, equally a bit pricey too! I’m sure there must be other similar combination recipes out there too!

So, what is your take on this?