Krusty Brand Imitation Gruel

Lisa: You’re serving us gruel?
Dolph: Not quite. This is Krusty Brand Imitation Gruel.  Nine out of ten orphans can’t tell the difference.
– Kamp Krusty (The Simpsons Season 4 – Episode 1)

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Let’s start this post with the Wikipedia definition of gruel: “A type of food consisting of some type of cereal—oat, wheat or rye flour, or rice—boiled in water or milk. It is a thinner version of porridge that may be more often drunk than eaten and may not need to be cooked.” Krusty Brand Imitation Gruel is most definitively not made from scratch; Uncle Blackie would obviously go for the cheapest food available. So the gruel is basically some prepackaged goo that comes out a sickly grey color – appetizing!

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I decided to use an equally proceed porridge as my base for this recipe before significantly watering it down. Ready Brek seemed like a good choice since it’s a “super smooth porridge” that you can make just by combining the powder with milk, perfect!


  • Ready Brek
  • Milk

Krusty Brand Imitation Gruel Ingredients


Combine Ready Brek with milk and simmer on stove until well mixed.

Krusty Brand Imitation Gruel Before

Remove and add lots of water to make a reasonable appropriation of Krusty Brand Imitation Gruel.

Krusty Brand Imitation Gruel After

Non-watered down Ready Brek tastes ok, it’s basically just like instant oatmeal. Watering it down makes things taste significantly worse. Unfortunately I didn’t have 10 orphans available to test my version of Krusty Brand Imitation Gruel, so I don’t know if they would be able to tell the difference between this and real gruel. However, if you’ve been starved and forced to do pull-ups for the last month you might have a different opinion on the matter and consider it “sweet, nourishing gruel.” It all depends on the circumstances.

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Krusty Brand Imitation Gruel Recipe From: Kamp Krusty (The Simpsons Season 4 – Episode 1)

  1. I saw the first picture of the bowl of ReadyBrek and thought “hey that’s cheating”, but then I saw the second picture and just felt really sad for your stomach.

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