Vimax Porridge - Ground Oats (Page 2)

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JUDE Says:

I am searching for vimax porridge, it is finely ground oats, also should come coarsely ground. VIMAX PORRIDGE. WOULD BE grateful if somebody could let me know where it is available.

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Hungary kid Says:

Yes, I liked vimax as a kid, the only porridge I would eat. It was wheat based and very yummy as I remember. More info please everyone.

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TerenceJ Says:

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I don't think vimax was an oats based porridge, I think it was roasted wheat and something else that gave it a nice nutty flavour and a nice texture. Recall having this as a kid sixty odd years ago. I think it was more expensive than other porridge as we only had it as a special treat now and then.

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Loum Says:

Re: Heather (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

Hi... I am wanting this product too! Fond memories and want my grand daughter to have it, as it is what my kids had in the early 90's... I want it back!

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Margaret71 Says:

Re: Kim (# 20) Expand Referenced Message

I do wish Vi-Max would come back on the supermarket shelves. I had it every morning as a kid from the 1950's - loved it and so did my children. They always said 'brown porridge' when I asked them what they wanted for breakfast. Weevils indeed - I think the manufacturers were telling porkies. Never saw weevils in my Vi-max before it was cooked, but have found them in other products periodically that are still sold. Grinding down oats does not give one Vi Max, I have tried that. Please bring back Vi-Max.

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Margaret71 Says:

I found in one of my mother's old recipe books that Vi-Max porridge had added wheat germ. I mix 2 tbps of wheat germ to a 1/3 cup of oat bran (not oatmeal) and the outcome is pretty close to Vi-Max porridge.

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Suzanne Says:

I can solve your porridge dilemma! I loved Vimax way back in the 50’s & 60’s but this is what u do to get the same taste today. Mix wheat germ with normal porridge, a little more porridge than wheat germ. Yum!! Enjoy??.

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Jenni Says:

Hi Jude,
I too came to the net to look for Vi-max porridge. I miss it and still think about it often. I’ve read all the comments and I think it’s possible it was made from wheat germ rather than ground oats. If it was made of oats then it would have tasted like the rolled oat porridge. I’m sure it's more likely to have been wheat germ as it has a nutty taste or is it possible it was bran based. Can anyone throw a bit more light on this please.

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Shell Says:

Re: Heather (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

Yes, my mum used to buy it too in the 70s in NZ. It was delicious. I've tried to find it to no avail.

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Jenni Says:

Re: Jenni (# 27) Expand Referenced Message

I will try Margarets suggestion of 2 tablespoons of wheat germ and 1/3 cup oat bran and report back. It’s still summer where I live so it won’t be for 2 or 3. months but I’ll get back to you. I would really like to recreate that nutty taste of Vimax

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Donna Says:

Re: Jude (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

I loved it - I think a mix of ground oatmeal and wheat germ is very similar - I did make it a few years ago myself but I'm now trying to remember how

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Nessie Says:

Re: Debbie (# 17) Expand Referenced Message

Hi Debbie, I have a CWA 1950 cookbook and it has a recipe for Lemon Beer. Would this be similar?

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Jenni Says:

Does anyone remember the brand it was made under.
Elfin comes to mind but not sure if it was Vimax or just flour.

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Kerry Says:

Re: Helen (# 3) Expand Referenced Message

Ditto!! I think it consisted of finely ground oats. I loved it! Probably could recreate it in a nutribullet? I was reminded of vimax today when I tried ceres rice cereal. I think it has the same consistency.

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Kerry Says:

I'd love to try that again...it's been about 40 years since I last had some.

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Kerry Says:

Re: Kim (# 15) Expand Referenced Message

Maybe the weevils were the secret ingredient that gave it that nutty flavour ??????.

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Kerry Says:

Re: Kim (# 20) Expand Referenced Message

My laughing emojis were turned into question marks. Don't think I'm weird. Lol.

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Oriol Says:

Re: Heather (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

Same here! Rolled oats just does not cut it!!!
Oriol

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Jenni Says:

Re: Nessie (# 31) Expand Referenced Message

Hi Nessie
No Vimax was a fine ground nutty porridge. It was delicious.
Cheers Jenni

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Kiwibird Says:

I used to eat it all the time in nz.
I think its oatmeal with wheatgerm added

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Jenni Says:

Re: Kiwibird (# 39) Expand Referenced Message

Have you tried making it with Oatmeal and Wheatgerm Kiwibird?
I’ll experiment in the next week and let you know.
Cheers Jenni

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