I love controlled portions of cereal. They certainly have a place in my lifestyle for our many camping trips and the idea of this 65g bag was no exception. Originally I bought them reduced while we were staying at the Chertsey Camping & Caravanning campsite but have been holding on to my 2nd bag to eat at home to review.
Now I’m not in need of a gluten free lifestyle, but this week my stomach as not been able to take my usual morning porridge. I can’t point a finger at it so I thought I’d give this a go instead and share with you my thoughts.
Initially I must say it didn’t instantly appeal. It smelled and tasted quite like cardboard which is never good, but with all its fibre, crispies, seeds and dried fruit, it got sweeter and more interesting with each mouthful. When it comes to breakfast, I don’t seek out delicious and calorific; If I ate a horse, I’d still be ravenous by lunchtime, so I’ve learnt to treat morning food as quick “fuel” only so I can spend more time waking up over a coffee, water the plants, dog walk etc. It’s a win win situation.
However, at close eye, I feel like I’ve been diddled with a 65g serving but I soon learnt that size isn’t everything as I comfortably reach lunchtime. But in terms of calories compared to my usual 35g of porridge, its nuts and seeds bump the muesli up to almost 3 times the value at 288 calories a portion. I think that’s rather high for a small bowl of cereal so ideally, if I know I’ve got an active day ahead of me, then great but for an average day like today, working from home, then no, I’m less convinced.
There’s no denying they’re handy travel sizes if you want to throw one in your handbag and take to work or a camping rtip but at 75p per portion full price, I would much rather buy a pack of porridge in sachets or a box of cereal. Personally for me, my regular porridge wins again!
What’s your dealings with this cereal? Please let me know the comments below.
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