Was great, but now mediocre.
The first of these I tried, I was incredibly impressed - I nice hint of apricot fruit and large round crunchy oat flakes. I thought I had found my favourite cereal - and at such a reasonable price at Coles. However, I the box I recently purchased looked different and when I opened it, it was quite different; sultanas, and wheat flakes in abundance, and also puffed rice - all the things I hate in a cereal!
I was looking for a healthier cereal and decided to give this Cole's brand one a try since it was on sale. Bad decision. The cereal flakes were HARD, not crispy or crunchy at all. I gave it a second chance and added milk to it. They just turned from hard to tough to soggy, like cardboard, and there was no intermediate state of the cereal that was edible. There were also unidentifiable gritty bits inside (like gravel?!) , which stayed hard in the milk. So in combination, it was like eating a bowl of cardboard and gravel for breakfast, with sweet chewy bits of fruit. Eww.
Seeing the rather good reviews here, I don't know if I might have just gotten a stale pack. But I definitely would not be buying another pack of this to find out.
The sweet things in this cereal (eg. the sugared pineaple) are sickly sweet and very chewy.
Overall, this is an "Ok" cereal at best.
On the topic of fat, I suggest people actually read about fats. Some fats are bad, some fats are ok, and some fats are good for you. When vendors remove the "fat", they're often taking out the "good" fats - and yes, they are substituting them with sugar, so it's a double whammy. Buying "low fat" and "fat free" is usually a bad choice.
Very sweet, very chewy chunks
Don't Judge a Cereal by it's Box!
I've recently been educated to the ill effects of too much sugar in the diet. We take out fat, eat things that say "95% fat free" - and wonder why we are still getting bigger. It's because of the sugar! Which is usually VERY high in "fat free" products. Fat doesn't make us fat if we don't eat too much of it - like anything - but sugar does! (See book "Sweet Poison - Why Sugar Makes Us Fat" - David Gillespie) We all know how important it is to have a nutritious breakfast, to get our metabolism going and provide us with energy for the day. We he...ar it all the time! I've looked through all the cereals that seem to be healthy, especially through the mixed bran and fruits because sometimes you just want more than plain old oats! This one wins hands down. Packed with protein, fibre and vitamins.. and lower in sugar than most of the rest. Which made me wonder how it would taste.. IT'S DELICIOUS!!! And it's cheap!! A well kept secret, but not any more! Try it!!! inexpensive, healthy, lower in sugar than other cereals, high in protein and fibre, delicious!
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