Let’s talk breakfast cereals for a moment. Some days, our family has cereal in the morning for breakfast but I make a point of reading labels when I go to the grocery store because I can’t stand the idea of putting excess unnecessary and unnatural ingredients in my body all in the name of convenience. My daughter and I always read the labels together so she’s quite aware that mommy won’t buy anything that has BHT in it. So, I was more than pleased when I came across the Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest cereal. I read the labels and was absolutely floored when I read the ingredient list: organic whole grain wheat, organic evaporated cane juice, organic cinnamon, natural flavour. That’s IT. WOW. So, I bought it.
Product review: What happened?
Honestly, is it possible for Kashi to make a cereal that is a) organic and b) with only 4 ingredients?? We opened the box for breakfast the next day. Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest cereal looks like rectangular spun strands of wheat similar to other more common sugar laced brands of whole wheat and I have to tell you, it tasted really really good. They’re bite size for adults but if they’d be 2 bites for your child.
The Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest cereal was really crunchy, had a hint of sweetness without being too sweet, definitely tasted like cinnamon, and definitely DID NOT taste like cardboard. It tasted really really natural. It left no odd aftertaste and my daughter loved it too. She also enjoys eating them without milk as a crunchy snack. Sometimes, we’ll just pack them up in a little re-sealable bag as a travel snack which is a pretty healthy option (goes really well with applesauce on the go). She calls the Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest cereal her “cinnamon rectangles”. Note though: if you eat them dry, they can get a little messy since the strands of wheat do come apart after the first bite.
Yes, I am definitely buying Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest cereal and I may even be tempted now to try some of their other cereals. Honestly, I am impressed by how fresh and natural the cereal tastes. If you’ve never compared your cereal labels before, now would be a really good time. I mean, if Kashi can make this cereal taste so good and fresh without using BHT in their lining to maintain product freshness, you have to wonder why other companies use that chemical for their cereals. This one is a no brainer: healthy, lots of fibre, and tastes good. Need I say more?
Note: the Kashi website talks about all their products but their cereals page isn’t designed very well. When you go to the cereals page, it only displays 3 types of cereals. You have to click on this little brown circle and drag it across the screen to see their entire line of cereals. Keep that in mind if you decide to visit their website.