Much to my surprise and delight, Kellogs sent me 2 of their new cereals to taste and to blog about. I was so sure they would pass over my small blog and opt for a blog that maintains a higher readership. Despite blogging for about 4 years now, I am still a small-timer. When I first started this blog, my goals were to become one of the top knitting blogs and to promote my knitting patterns. Much has changed. My priorities are different. Elly, of course, comes first now. The blog has taken a back seat. It is written strictly for pleasure now. After her birth, I had even entertained the idea of retiring the blog. I chose not to because I love to write about my hobbies and I love to brag about Elly.
Enough of my babbling about this blog, I’m sure you are dying to know what I thought of the cereals. Even if you could care less, I’m dying to tell you.
The first cereal Elly and I tried was FiberPlus Cinnamon Oat Crunch. My reaction was mixed. With milk, it tasted both good and bad. I loved the spice of the cinnamon and the crunchiness of the O’s. The one thing I didn’t like was the texture. It was too light and airy and it became soggy too fast.
Elly’s reaction was different. She prefers her cereal dry so she tried the Cinnamon Oat Crunch without any milk. She cleaned her entire tray of them. She even prefers them over Cheerios, which shocked me, since Cheerios were her first love. As soon as my local grocery store Weis carries it, I’ll be buying Elly her own box. Thanks to the high fiber and antioxidants in it, I will gladly fill and refill her snack container.
On a side note, we have retired the snack traps. Elly refused to put her hand into the opening in the lid. Apparently, it’s much too inefficient. She preferred to yank the entire lid off and then dump the contents rendering them useless.
The 2nd cereal I tried was Kellogg’s FiberPlus Berry Yogurt Crunch. This cereal had a leg up in the taste test; I love dried fruit in my cereal. It didn’t disappoint. It had a great crunch and a melody of flavors from the yogurt covered blueberries, nuts,and sweetened flakes. Although I had no trouble devouring the entire box – so much so that I didn’t find time to take a picture-, I found the cereal a bit too sweet to eat on a daily basis. As an occassional treat, it’s perfect.
Elly turned her nose up at the Berry Yogurt Crunch cereal. She wouldn’t even try it. Ha! Kellogs shouldn’t be offended. Elly often turns her nose up at new foods, especially my homebaked breads. I hope she’ll learn to love my cooking and baking as she gets older, but I’m not holding my breath. Most kids would live off of chicken nuggets and french fries if allowed. Elly is no different.
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