The Nature’s Path product review continues! For this article, I reviewed Sunrise Crunchy Cinnamon cereal, Sunrise Crunchy Maple cereal, Pure Oats Variety Pack, and Flax Plus Multibran Flakes.
First up, Sunrise Crunchy Cinnamon cereal. This cereal looks very similar to the Crunchy Vanilla, but the flavor is all cinnamon! I loved that first bite and getting a burst of real cinnamon. So tasty! The only drawback with this cereal was that the flavor dissipated very quickly once you add milk (unlike the Crunchy Vanilla cereal, which really holds its flavor), so I would recommend just using a small amount of milk in your bowl (or I bet it would make for a great snack right out of the box!
The ingredients, as per usual with Nature’s Path :), are awesome: brown rice flour, whole grain corn meal, granulated sugar cane juice, corn meal, yellow corn flour, inulin, quinoa, flax seeds, buckwheat flour, sea salt, amaranth, cinnamon, molasses, tocopherols. This cereal is also wheat free and gluten free.
Next we have the Sunrise Crunchy Maple cereal. I would have waited to try it, but I really wanted to make some Crunchy Maple Shortbread cookies for a party! They were tasty – very buttery and sweet in just the right way. I enjoyed this maple cereal; it had a lovely sweetness and crunch to it, and the flavor stayed even when plenty of milk was added.
Third, the Pure Oats Variety Pack. There are three flavors included in this box; Brown Sugar Maple, Spiced Apple with Flax, and Homestyle (AKA just oats). I tried the Brown Sugar Maple first (tasted just like Quaker! Tasty :)), and I was surprised by how long it stuck with me. It’s a pretty small packet, but after eating that first thing in the morning, I didn’t need anything else for hours. I was pleased about that.
The ingredients are pretty good again, and there is a good amount of protein, fibre, and iron in these little 170-calorie packets. The sugar content is a bit high (two teaspoons of sugar per packet), but it’s high-quality sweetener that’s used, so I’m not too concerned about that. Mr Science tried the Spiced Apple with Flax oatmeal and he really enjoyed it; I also liked that they provided a just-plain-oats version—perfect if you want to mix in your own additions.
Fourth, I tried the Flax Plus Multibran Flakes. They were so branny and tasty! This isn’t a cereal you’re going to want to eat as-is, like the Crunchy varieties, but it just needs a spoonful of sugar (or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup) to add a touch of sweetness. This cereal also provides 5 grams of fibre, 4 grams of protein, and 10 grams of whole grains per serving, so it’s definitely a great cereal to go for to start the day right.