Monday, June 2, 2014

Cereals by Attune Foods {Taste Testing}


Several months ago, I took part in an online chat about whole foods and was contacted by a gal at Attune Foods who asked if I might be willing to try their product. Absolutely! But it slipped through the cracks (totally my fault, not hers) and I neglected to write a review. Yikes!

I apologized, did more reading on my own, and located a few of their product lines here locally. I don't typically purchase boxed cereals for my family; I usually make homemade granola once a week for a quick grab-n-go breakfast. So, my boys were excited to help me test these out.

We tried Peace Cereal's Cherry Almond Clusters and Flakes. And we tried Erewhon's Crispy Brown Rice Cereal. 


What I loved...

They passed my label test. Every ingredient is pronounceable and recognizable - not just by me, but by my 10 and 11 year olds. This is the list for the Crispy Brown Rice cereal: Organic brown rice, Organic brown rice syrup, Sea salt. Yep. That's it.

They use whole grains. There are three parts to a whole grain: germ (the inner layer) that contains B vitamins that play a key role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and energy; endosperm (the middle layer) that provides a source of energy for body cells; and bran (the outer layer) that is an excellent source of fiber. Attune uses it all.

Most of them carry the Non-GMO Project certification seal. No need to expound on that. I'm decidedly anti-GMO.

Lastly, they taste good. As I said, we don't eat a lot of boxed cereal, but I remember eating 'healthier' cereals when I was in college and they reminded me of cardboard pieces. These two cereals were crisp and flavorful. And I liked that these cereals by Attune were healthy, whole grain options for my family.


Glad to have made the acquaintance of Attune. I'll certainly seek these brands out when I need some boxed cereals...on camping trips, for instance. Add a handful of fresh fruit and you're good to go!

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