March 17, 2010

Breakfast Crunchies..Gluten Free Cereal Review

This post is long overdue. (As are many other product reviews I have waiting in the wings...sorry!) This one is for Enjoy Life's Crunchy Flax and Crunchy Rice cereals. Earlier this year, the friendly folks at Enjoy Life sent me these cereals to review. If any of you think they sound familiar, you're right. They were (and actually still are) Perky's "Nutty" Cereals, but they have now joined the Enjoy Life family of products.

The first cereal I tried was the Crunchy Rice. It's sweetened with fruit juice and honey and is low in fat and sodium. It's tasty, but it definitely needs to be paired with something, either in cereal with fruit or mixed in yogurt or trail mix, or it is kinda dry. If you're not one for sweet cereals, you'll really like Crunchy Rice.

The Crunchy Flax cereal was delicious. It has a wonderfully nutty flavor and it's full of fiber (6 grams per serving!) and protein (7 grams per serving). It's also filled with 50 grams of whole grain and 425 mg of Omega-3's. I've been mixing it in my yogurt (holla, Stonyfield Fat Free French Vanilla!) and it's amazing. One morning I was running late for work (big surprise) and I threw it all in a container to take to work. When I got there about an hour later, the cereal had become mushy in the yogurt. Surprisingly, and also ironically, it was even better than in its crunchy form. I purposely let it get mushy several times more. Yum!

If these samples couldn't get any better, I got samples within the samples. Little packets of their new granola were included in the boxes of cereal. I really love granola and these were quite tasty. It was actually a little funny because a few days after I tried the granola, one of my co-workers popped into my cubicle to show me a gluten free product she found, Enjoy Life Granola. I totally love when people tell me about gluten free things they find or see. Even if I already heard of them, it's so sweet that people think of me. :) She found Enjoy Life Granola at her local food co-op and she loved it! She noticed it was gluten free and had to tell me her new, delicious find. She mentioned that it was about the same price at non-gluten free granola and tasted better. You can always spot a great gluten free product if non-gluten free peeps love it. Good work, Enjoy Life!

Mmmm....Cinnamon Crunch Granola in French Vanilla Yogurt.

1 comment:

anavar said...

Thanks for posting this! They look delicious! Now I just have to find out where to buy them!