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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cereal Junkie Picks a New Favorite

As part of Martha’s Circle, Kashi sent me a few of their new cereals to try out. I’ve always loved Kashi because they used whole grains before it was “cool” to use whole grains”¦plus they’re based in La Jolla and I love anything born in La Jolla (especially my daughters!).

A few months ago when I was trying out different types of milk, I had my resident milk expert and totally adorable 4-year-old, Anna Maynard, join me on my taste test. This time around I went to Cate Maynard, 7-year-old extraordinaire and cereal junkie. I am not exaggerating when I say that Cate would eat cereal every day for every meal if given the opportunity! In fact, I have to force myself not to just feed her cereal all the time”¦if only man (and little girls) could live on cereal alone, my life would be so easy!

If Cate was in fact allowed to live on cereal alone, I’m pretty sure she would choose Kashi’s Go Lean Crisp Toasted Berry Crumble. When I pulled out the different Kashi cereals to try, she liked them all, but she really loved the Toasted Berry Crumble. In fact, at one point while she was eating, she stopped and said, “This {points at bowl} is delicious.” Later on she declared, “Extra good.” And each day since then she’s begged for a bowl every chance she’s gotten!

I also really liked this cereal. The flavor is great”¦how can it not be with dried cranberries? But my favorite part of the cereal is the texture. I’m not one to eat soggy cereal”¦in fact I do crazy things like tip my bowl while eating to keep part of my cereal dry to maximize crispiness. (I told you I was crazy.) The Go Lean Crisp was just that”¦totally crisp! I really loved the texture and was happy that it could stand up to the milk.

I also like that there is a lot of protein in the cereal. Cate, a new and eager reader, keeps reminding us that it has the same amount of protein as an egg, something she read on the box all by herself. Every time she brings this fact up, it is followed by a barrage of questions: “What is protein? How much protein is in an egg? Is protein healthy?” There has been a lot of protein talk around here since this Kashi cereal has come into our home!

I am very happy to have discovered the Kashi Go Lean Crisp cereals. We’re definitely going back for more!

Disclosure: I was not paid for this post but did receive cereal for review.


  1. 1

    I have tipped my cereal bowl too! Nothing worse than soggy cereal, i have even gone as far as pouring the milk in a glass and taking a sip after i put a spoonful of cereal in my mouth. I must try this new Kashi flavor.

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    Nikki CB

    Sounds delicious! I love that Cate is so into cereal. My sister was like that growing up and still is like that. I’ll have to tell her about this post and this cereal. I’m also liking the fact that this cereal has a lot of protein.

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    Cate sounds like she should be my husband’s daughter! He too can have cereal for every meal and seriously has to have a bowl of cereal every night before going to bed! I’m excited to try this cereal and have loved all the other kashi cereals I’ve had:) Thanks for the info!

  4. We love cereal but with dietary requirements have to avoid many of them due to the sugar content – how many sugars are in a serving of this cereal?

    • Jane Maynard

      I have to say, this is kind of a treat cereal for our family, although a nutritious treat with 9g Protein, 8g fiber and 18g of whole grains…but it does have 10 g of sugar per serving, which isn’t much less than say a bowl of froot loops. so, if you have sugar restrictions, might not be the best option.

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    I’ll see you crazy about non-soggy cereal, and raise you to insane: I use two bowls for cereal. I pour my dry cereal in one bowl and my milk in the other. I then add the cereal to the milk one handful at a time, so only a little bit gets “wet” at any given time. Usually takes 3-4 handfuls to finish the bowl, but all my cereal stays crunchy! 🙂

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