I have a problem with cereal. The problem is that I REALLY like cereal and it’s not unusual for me to eat an entire box in record time. Because of this low self control, I generally avoid buying cereal for myself so I’ve never tried Kashi cereal before. I was recently given an opportunity to try some of the new cereals from Kashi and am pumped to have cereal in my pantry again!
Kashi recently released some new cereals and snack bars to keep up with current food trends and offer consumers gluten free, certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified products. “Canadian consumers are increasingly seeking the goodness of real food as they recognize its power to nourish their bodies and fuel their lifestyles,” said Jenn Carkner, Senior Brand Manager, Kashi Canada in a recent press release about the new products. I think it’s great to see bigger brands stepping up to provide gluten free options with the rise of consumer with gluten intolerance. I’m also happy to see people becoming more aware of GMO’s even though there’s still a risk of cross-pollination meaning there still a chance of GMO ingredients sneaking their way in.
I’ve been happily munching away on the new Kashi cereals and have to say I’m a fan. The Nutty Chia Flax was a big hit with Liam and will probably be something that is regularly stocked in our pantry as I find it to be a better alternative to Cheerios.
My personal favourite is the gluten free Indigo Morning, which is a corn flake cereal with blueberries and blackberries. I would probably add just a few more fresh berries on top for even more flavour, but think it’s a great cereal to enjoy before bed (the best time for cereal, IMO).
The last one is the Simple Maize which is just a simple gluten free corn flake cereal. This one definitely needs some toppings to kick up the flavour so I added some Trader Joe’s dried raspberries on top for perfection.
I think these are some great options for anyone looking for a healthier cereal, especially if you’re looking for something gluten free! I know a few friends who are already loving the gluten free options.
Now onto the snack bars. I threw a few of these into the diaper bag when I was in Vancouver for emergencies and was already anxious to try them out by the time I got to the airport. Both the Cranberry Lemon and Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt Chia Granola bars are bursting with flavour. I’m generally not a fan of the salty/sweet combo but I was surprised by the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt bar for sure. Chia is a great source of protein, fibre and Omega’s which help pack these bars with some good nutritional benefits. The only thing is that they keep me satiated for as long as I’d like. I generally try to find bars that have over 10g of protein for the fullness factor and these bars are around 6 I think. In the future I would try spreading some nut butter on the Dark Chocolate bar, I bet it would taste amazing!
All in all, I’m really glad for the opportunity to try out these new Kashi products and will definitely keep them in mind for future cereal cravings.
What is your favourite kind of cereal?
Have you ever tried Kashi products before?
Are organic and non-GMO options important to you?
Disclaimer: I was provided Kashi products in exchange for this review, all thoughts are my own.