Thursday, 20 August 2015

Product Review: Keep Me Going Cereal

Well ladies and gents, August has been quiet on the blogging front. Mr What Claire Baked and I have moved halfway across the country and as a result, we were without internet (and in my case, phone signal) for several weeks. Despite the chaos, things are slowly returning to normal and we are digging ourselves out of box city.

A few weeks ago, my foodie friends at Freedom Cereals got in touch, to ask me to review their new cereal, which recently launched in the UK, through Ocado.
keep me going cereal

It’s a new take on cereal.  Many cereals in the marketplace are packed full of sugar and additives meaning a less than healthy breakfast is consumed by children (and adults) up and down the country every day.  Many of these cereals cause an energy spike, but leave a person feeling unfulfilled within an hour or two… then the biscuit munchies take hold!

Keep Me Going cereal is low fat, high fibre, wheat free and has reduced salt and sugar.  All in all, it’s a healthy breakfast cereal designed to KEEP ME GOING for longer (get it?!)

The recipe is also packed with vitamins and minerals to help maintain a healthy immune system.  It’s also vegetarian friendly.  Bonus.

So what did I think of my experience with Keep Me Going?   It took a bit of getting used to.  Not likely the fault of the cereal.  More my taste buds which have been subject to overly sweet cereals for the past 28 years. The oat pillows are a little smaller and darker than they look on the front of the pack, which took me surprise the first time I poured them into the bowl.
keep me going cereal

Plus points – they don’t go soggy quickly!  I have a pet hate for cereal which goes soggy quickly.  I spent several days testing this theory (every time I tried to have a bowl at my desk, someone asked me to do something,). I left them for 10 minutes in milk and they were still edible.

Whether it’s mind over matter, or adjusting my breakfast eating time, I’m not sure, but I did find myself being less hungry between breakfast and lunch after a few days of eating these. I’ve found myself so hungry at 10am in the office in the past, but I do feel like a few days of eating Keep Me Going has prevented my morning munchies.

On the whole I think these make a great accompaniment to breakfast – if you dress them up a little.  I did find with milk they were a little bland, but using them as a topping for greek yoghurt and fresh raspberries gave a crunchy cereal addition to breakfast, without adding any nasties, salt or sugar. 

For those looking for a healthier cereal for breakfast, these would be worth trying. Keep Me Going retails at £2.65 on Ocado for a 375g box (12 servings).  Find out more by visiting their Twitter feed. 

Disclaimer: I was sent two boxes of Keep Me Going for sample and review.  Any opinions expressed are my own. 

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