The wonderful world of Alpen
It all began with a chance encounter...The late 1960’s were an exciting time. Mankind landed on the moon. BBC Radio 1 was launched. And Alpen was born! A senior Weetabix executive was enjoying a family skiing holiday in Switzerland when he discovered a weird and wonderful breakfast created for him by his personal chef. He was so smitten by the intriguing cereal and how it kept him going on the slopes that he brought the recipe back to our Burton Latimer HQ. His colleagues were so impressed that work began on the first Alpen recipe. Launched in 1971, it was the UK’s first Swiss muesli. Over 45 years on, it remains the nation’s No.1 and has inspired a whole range of other products.
When it comes to your breakfast – only the best will doWe want to help you make a positive start to each day with a well-rounded, nutritious and tasty breakfast that gives your body all the essentials it needs to feel ready to go. We believe breakfast really is the most important meal and what you eat when you wake up can set you up for whatever lies ahead.
That'll be the beautifully traditional blend.Light and crispy wheat flakes. Irresistibly juicy raisins. Crunchy roasted hazelnuts, rolled oats and almonds. Our rich and flavoursome high-fibre blend brings the authentic, original taste of Switzerland to your breakfast table.