Store bought cereals are usually so far from being a nutritious breakfast, but Kashi has been changing the game with their simple ingredients and delicious array of cereals! Their cereals are made from high quality whole grains and never anything artificial, they are often organic as well.
Cinnamon Harvest – My husband goes in waves with breakfast. For months he will want oatmeal every morning, then it will be smoothies, then it will be hearty muffins, then granola, and ever so often he gets hooked on a standard cold cereal. One that seems to make repeat appearances is frosted shredded wheat, whether name brand or generic. Though most have ingredients that look fairly benign, I still felt that there must be a better option.
One day, upon spotting a great deal on Kashi cereals, I located what seemed to be a good solution, Cinnamon Harvest cereal. It appeared on the box just like my husband’s shredded wheat, but with the sugar interspersed in each bite rather than placed on top as a thin frosting. The overall sugar levels were lower, the wheat looked boisterous, the ingredient list was brief and highly legible, I was sold.
I was pleasantly surprised by the look of this cereal. Each piece was generously sized, thick and tall rather than the flat, processed looking wafers that so many generic brands pass off as shredded wheat. The taste was naturally sweet, like a cross between plain shredded wheat and frosted. It tasted like … real food. The cinnamon was light yet noticeable, almost reminiscent of cinnamon toast. For myself, the cereal was a bit too sweet with rice milk, so I switched to unsweetened almond milk.
I was sure that this cereal would be the winner. But alas, though my husband liked it, and polished off the box without a problem, he still preferred the less wholesome brands for both taste and price. Oh well, you win some, you lose some. But for those of you who prefer the heartier side of the equation, I recommend giving this cereal a whirl.
Ingredients: Organic Whole Wheat, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Cinnamon, Natural Cinnamon Flavor.
Sweet Potato Sunrise – I will jump at anything that has sweet potato in it. So when I spotted this Kashi cereal with sweet orange goodness, I got a little too excited in the grocery store. As soon as I got home I poured myself a big bowl with some unsweetened almond milk and dug in. Some of the flakes were the size of a chip! I didn’t find much of a sweet potato taste, but I really enjoyed this cereal. The flakes are thick and so crispy, even after chilling in the milk for a little while and they have a nice sweetness and cinnamon spice. I have bought it a couple times since because I blew through that first box so quickly.
Where to Purchase: I seem to see Kashi Cereals everywhere, from natural food stores, to mega grocers, to my local drugstore … just keep your eyes peeled.
The Facts on Kashi
Certifications: These Kashi cereals are Certified Kosher OU and Non-GMO Verified. Many varieties are Certified Organic.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, These Kashi cereals are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, vegetarian. Many varieties are vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, and/or nut-free. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Kashi website at kashi.com.