Puffins Cereal Gives Back to Nature with 8 Wholesome Varieties

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Barbara’s Bakery has been making cereals for decades, but their Puffins Cereal could easily be the most popular. I’ve heard from so many readers who love these big corn and oat puffs. They’re deliciously kid-friendly, but loved by adults, too. And we like that every single flavor is dairy free!

So why are they called puffins? Puffins are attractive birds that are often called the parrots of the sea. Barbara’s Bakery supports Project Puffin, which is run by the National Audubon Society. Their team is working to restore puffin habitats throughout the Gulf of Maine.

Puffins Cereal by Barbara's Bakery - Reviews and Information. Comes in 8 varieties, all dairy-free and plant-based!

Puffins Cereal Gives Back to Nature with 8 Wholesome Varieties

We first posted about Puffins Cereal in 2011, but this post needed a big update! They now have a new look, and some other flavors, including seasonal Pumpkin!.

Barbara’s Bakery chooses to leave Puffins Cereal unfortified, with the exception of one variety. The Multigrain have calcium added. In terms of taste, the Peanut Butter Puffins seem to be the most popular, but I haven’t heard a bad thing about any of these flavors. Be sure to leave your own rating and review below once you try them!

Original

Puffins Cereal by Barbara's Bakery - Reviews and Information. Comes in 8 varieties, all dairy-free and plant-based! Pictured: OriginalIngredients: corn flour, whole grain oat flour, cane sugar, oat fiber, unsulfured molasses, corn bran, sea salt, baking soda, vitamin c (ascorbic acid), tocopherols (antioxidants to maintain freshness).

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 130 calories, 1g fat, 32g carbs, 6g fiber, 6g sugars (includes 6g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Cinnamon

Puffins Cereal by Barbara's Bakery - Reviews and Information. Comes in 8 varieties, all dairy-free and plant-based! Pictured: Peanut Butter ChocolateIngredients: corn flour, whole grain oat flour, cane sugar, oat fiber, corn bran, unsulfured molasses, cinnamon, sea salt, baking soda, natural flavor, vitamin c (ascorbic acid), tocopherols (antioxidants to maintain freshness).

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 130 calories, 1g fat, 32g carbs, 6g fiber, 6g sugars (includes 6g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Peanut Butter

Puffins Cereal by Barbara's Bakery - Reviews and Information. Comes in 8 varieties, all dairy-free and plant-based! Pictured: Peanut ButterIngredients: corn flour, cane sugar, peanut butter (peanuts, salt), whole grain oat flour, rice flour, sea salt, baking soda, sunflower oil, tocopherols (antioxidants to maintain freshness). contains: peanuts.

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 160 calories, 2.5g fat, 31g carbs, 2g fiber, 9g sugars (includes 9g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Multigrain

Puffins Cereal by Barbara's Bakery - Reviews and Information. Comes in 8 varieties, all dairy-free and plant-based! Pictured: MultigrainIngredients: corn flour, whole grain brown rice flour, cane sugar, whole grain oat flour, fructooligosaccharides, oat hull fiber, calcium carbonate, sea salt, natural flavor, caramel color, annatto (for color), tocopherols (antioxidants to maintain freshness).

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 130 calories, .5g fat, 32g carbs, 6g fiber, 6g sugars (includes 6g added sugars), 3g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 25% calcium.*

Honey Rice 

Puffins Cereal by Barbara's Bakery - Reviews and Information. Comes in 8 varieties, all dairy-free and plant-based! Pictured: Honey RiceIngredients: whole grain brown rice, cane sugar, fructooligo­saccharides, unsulfured molasses, sea salt, calcium carbonate, organic honey, tocopherols (antioxidants to maintain freshness), natural flavor.

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 150 calories, 1g fat, 34g carbs, 3g fiber, 7g sugars (includes 7g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Peanut Butter & Chocolate

Puffins Cereal by Barbara's Bakery - Reviews and Information. Comes in 8 varieties, all dairy-free and plant-based! Pictured: Peanut Butter ChocolateIngredients: corn flour, cane sugar, degermed corn meal, whole grain oat flour, peanut butter (peanuts, salt), cocoa (processed with alkali), oat hull fiber, rice flour, sea salt, calcium carbonate, baking soda, natural flavor, sunflower oil, caramel color, tocopherols (antioxidants to maintain freshness). contains: peanuts.

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 140 calories, 2g fat, 29g carbs, 3g fiber, 9g sugars (includes 9g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Pumpkin

Puffins Cereal by Barbara's Bakery - Reviews and Information. Comes in 8 varieties, all dairy-free and plant-based! Pictured: PumpkiniIngredients: corn meal, whole grain brown rice, cane sugar, whole grain oats, fructooligosac­charides, unsulfured molasses, oat hull fiber, calcium carbonate, pumpkin, sea salt, natural flavor, annatto (for color), cinnamon, vitamin c (ascorbic acid), iron (ferric orthophosphate), tocopherols (antioxidants to maintain freshness).

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 140 calories, 1g fat, 34g carbs, 4g fiber, 7g sugars (includes 7g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Protein Berry Burst

Puffins Cereal by Barbara's Bakery - Reviews and Information. Comes in 8 varieties, all dairy-free and plant-based! Pictured: Protein BerryIngredients: whole grain corn flour, corn flour, cane sugar, pea protein concentrate, whole grain blue corn flour, sea salt, raspberry powder, blueberry powder, natural flavor, radish extract (for color), tocopherols (antioxidants to maintain freshness).

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 140 calories, 1g fat, 30g carbs, 3g fiber, 9g sugars (includes 9g added sugars), 6g protein.*

Puffins Cereal by Barbara's Bakery - Reviews and Information. Comes in 8 varieties, all dairy-free and plant-based!

More Facts on Puffins Cereal by Barbara’s Bakery

Price: $4.99 per 10- to 11-ounce box

Availability: Puffins Cereal is sold at Whole Foods, Albertsons / Safeway stores, and other grocers and natural food stores in the U.S. It’s often placed with the natural cereals. You can also order it online from Amazon or from Vitacost.

Certifications: Puffins Cereal is Non-GMO Verified and Certified Kosher Pareve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Puffins Cereal is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free (but it does not appear that they use certified gluten-free oat products), tree nut-free, soy-free, vegan (one variety contains honey), and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Barbara’s Bakery website at www.barbarasbakery.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Pleasantly sweet and yet surprisingly low in sugars

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February 15, 2020

I certainly get the addiction factor of these big, notably corny puffs. Tony munched on the Peanut Butter like it was a bucket of caramel corn while watching TV. They’re pleasantly sweet and yet surprisingly low in sugars. Yet as a breakfast cereal, they’re also quite low energy, and don’t provide enough fuel for our morning needs.

Alisa Fleming

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2 Comments

  1. they seem to have changed the taste of the honey rice cereal. It doesn’t taste as good any more.