Like their Power O’s, Love Grown Kids Cereals are powered by legumes: navy beans, lentils and garbanzo beans to be precise. And they are actually quite similar in both ingredients and nutrition, too. Where they differ is in flavors, shape and fun appeal.
I actually won a box of the Blueberry Vanilla Polar Puffs in a giveaway, and couldn’t resist sharing a review and the whole line-up of Love Grown Kids Cereals here.
Remembering sugary “treat” cereals of my childhood, I was expecting a sweet smack in the face. Instead, what I tasted was surprisingly savory at first, with gentle sweet flavors gradually emerging. With each bite, the fruity flavors and indulgence factor developed more, and became more of that special occasion breakfast I remembered, but without the “I just ate candy” feeling left in my mouth.
The blueberry puffs (identifiable by both color and taste) had a notable, kid-friendly berry flavor. I would have loved for the vanilla puffs to share in the glory, but they were more muted, lacking those warm vanilla notes I so love, and reminded me a bit of Kix cereal.
I’ve yet to trial the other flavors of Love Grown kids cereals. But in looking at the ingredients, I think its safe to say that if your family likes the Love Grown Power O’s, you and your kids will most likely get a kick out of the Chocolate Comet Crispies and Fruity Sea Stars.
To note, Love Grown kids cereals are still sweetened, but far less than conventional brands (around 6 grams of sugars per cup compared to 12 grams in many others). Plus, they use all natural ingredients (including real fruit and natural flavors), and pack in protein and fiber from that base of beans and brown rice!
Certifications: Love Grown Kids Cereals are 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). The cereals are also labeled as vegan and GMO-free, but we did not note certifications for these.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Love Grown Kids Cereals are 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.