Tuesday, April 03, 2007

A Grown Up Cereal That Tastes Good

I was a little hesitant to try out the Nature Valley cereal I was sent in the mail. After all, when it comes to cereal, I still haven't grown up yet. Give me some Apple Jacks or Frosted Flakes or Honey Smacks any day. If it doesn't come with a surprise inside and more than my daily suggested allowance of sugar, I usually think it'll be tasteless.

However, I'm glad I did give this one a try. The Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey is a cereal made up of sweetened multigrain flakes with chunks of granola bar mixed it. The granola bar chunks are kind of flattened patties, really, and not much bigger than the flakes. No twigs in this box of cereal, thank goodness! One serving has only 3g of fat, 4g of fiber, and 4g of protein. Add some vanilla soy milk for added protein, and you have a very yummy breakfast.

The cereal was sweeter than I expected, but not too sweet. I also like that the flakes and granola bits are big enough that I can eat the cereal dry, too. I've always been a fan of munching on dry cereal as a snack, and this brand doesn't let me down.

The Nature Valley cereals come in two flavors: Oats 'n Honey and Cinnamon. Seeing that my daughter is allergic to cinnamon, we'll be avoiding the second one, but the Oats 'n Honey flavor is a hit at my house.


Tracey said...

I love "Oh's." They are a BIG hit over here and the kids will find my hiding spots for them!

Karen said...

I agree, this has been a long time favorite of He Who Installs Batteries.