Those little perfect cereal pieces were long overdue for a more nutritious upgrade. They are adored from infancy on, as finger food, in snack recipes, and of course, for breakfast. And sure, they were already “whole grain”, but Love Grown Foods has taken another approach, making their Power O’s Cereal with beans!
Each crunchy bite of Power O’s Cereal contains a base of navy beans, lentils, garbanzo bean, and brown rice flour, with just a smattering of additional all-natural ingredients. They are wholesome, and pretty darn tasty, too! In fact, I really couldn’t detect even the slightest beany note in the seamless flavors.
Though Love Grown Foods has slipped the bean taste under the radar, the nutrition in each serving of Power O’s Cereal lets you know that they are in fact there. This is a lean, mean food, with just 60 calories, 1 gram of sugar, 3 grams of protein, and 2 grams of fiber. Note that the flavored varieties have equivalent fiber and protein, but they are bumped up to 100 calories and 8 grams of sugar per serving. However, even the sweetened Power O’s Cereal flavors are all-natural with a wonderfully short ingredient list.
As for the taste of Power O’s Cereal, they sent us a few samples to weigh in on…
Original – This Power O’s Cereal original is seriously similar to the taste of Cheerios! It isn’t sweet, but rather delightfully savory, perfectly crunchy (holds up quite well in milk alternative, too!), and darn delicious.
Strawberry – The same great crunchy base, with fruit loopy essence, but without an overly sugary taste or anything artificial.
Honey – Mmm, a real sweet treat. Ironically, this appears to be a vegan cereal, as honey isn’t even in the ingredient list! To be honest, I looked because although it has a scrumptious taste, it didn’t smack of real honey.
Chocolate – Cocoa pebble lovers rejoice! These just sweet enough bites are full of cocoa goodness.
Power O’s Cereal comes in both full 10-ounce boxes and those cute little single serve boxes (love!). Honestly, I would love to make the Original a regular snack and addition to trail mixes in my diet, but admit that the price point is slightly out of my standard range.
Certifications: Love Grown Power O’s Cereal is Non-GMO Verified and Certified Kosher OU-D (they are dairy-free by ingredients, but dairy may be present on the lines or in the facility – see our Understanding Kosher guide).
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Power O’s Cereal is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free (not sure on the Vitamin E source though!), vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, 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 Love Grown Foods website at www.lovegrownfoods.com.