Euell Gibbons + Grape Nuts

Grape Nuts have long been a backpacking breakfast staple, and aside from homemade granola, there’s no better cereal to carry on the trail. According to the internets, it seems as though a lot of people passionately hate the little nutty nuggets, so argue with me if you want. There are few better tastes. (And I’m talking cold cereal here, so oatmeal, grits etc. don’t count.)  Check out this wonderfully cheesy ad from an 80s BACKPACKER and then watch Euell Gibbons, authority on wild and edible plants and pictured above, tell you that it tastes like “wild hickory nuts.” I couldn’t find his more famous “Ever eaten a pine tree?” spot for the cereal, so if anyone has it, send it along.


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2 Responses to Euell Gibbons + Grape Nuts

  1. daniel March 29, 2010 at 8:09 am #

    i love a grape nut.

  2. Alan March 29, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    Grape nuts in a Sierra Cup, fresh berries, climbing gear and a leather journal. That ad is great.

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