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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Product Review -- Breakfast Cereal

I know what you're thinking -- breakfast cereal? Yes, and as far as breakfast cereal, on the outside, this cereal is really not much different from others. Same names, same flavors -- marshmallow cereal, honey nut cereal, toasty-O cereal, shredded wheat -- same stuff everybody else has.

This cereal is different, however, because it is natural. Have you read an ingredients label on a box of cereal lately? Sheesh. There's hardly anything natural in them anymore. And my new enemy -- high fructose corn syrup -- is every where. Even cornflakes have high fructose corn syrup in them these days. That stuff (high fructose corn syrup -- HFCS) is just not good for you. Besides causing weight gain and other blood fat/sugar issues, it bloats up your intestines and causes digestion problems (and reflux in some people who have that tendency).

After Francis was diagnosed with reflux I started noticed how much high fructose corn syrup is in processed foods. Really, it's in almost everything. In order to eat it in moderation you'd have to cut way back. So, breakfast cereals with HFCS were banished from our pantry.

Mom's Best Naturals has no HFCS, and even uses natural ingredients for coloring (blueberry, pumpkin and carrot concentrates color their marshmallows).

The best thing about it, though, is that my kids love it, even though it is the only cereal I have bought for months. They never get tired of it -- my 18 yo even told me he can't get enough. My only complaint is that I can't buy it by the case!

If you are at all green-minded you'll love the company, too.



Anne said...

What a bummer! There's no place to buy it near us. Not even with a Chicago zip code. Of course they are about a million Chicago zips...I'll have to try another one. Too bad - this sounds like a good choice for a quick breakfast.

Anne said...

Oh and thanks for the link about HFCS. I have been somewhat trying to avoid it, especially for Charles but I really didn't know why. :o) Now I do!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Anne, Isn't that funny -- Chicago is so much closer to Minnesota than Ohio. One thing I've noticed is that I can't find this cereal at Kroger. I buy it at an Ohio-based discount grocer. Maybe try some of your smaller grocery stores. Or even ask your grocer if they will stock it -- sometimes all you have to do is ask.