Chia Goodness Apple Almond Cinnamon Cereal Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | May 25, 2011
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Chia Goodness Apple Almond Cinnamon Cereal

Chia Goodness is a "new concept breakfast cereal" (as described by their website). The ingredients are completely raw - just stir in milk or water, hot or cold, and wait a few minutes for it to thicken, giving it the comfort quality of oatmeal. I received a sample of Chia Goodness Apple Almond Cinnamon Cereal to review, and since I was already hip to the "new concept" thanks to my experience with Chia Goodness Cranberry Ginger Cereal, I knew what to expect ... that this should not be eaten as a cereal!

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 2 tbsp
Calories: 130
Total Fat: 6 grams, 9%
Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams, 3%
Sodium: 125 mg, 5%
Carbohydrates: 16 grams
Fiber: 4 grams, 16%
Sugars: 4 grams
Protein: 4 grams

Now don't get me wrong - I ADORE Chia Goodness Apple Almond Cinnamon Cereal - but the tag line should be something like, "we make cereal better." And I say that because one serving is 2 tablespoons, which provides 130 calories from 6 grams of total fat, 0.5 grams of which is saturated (9% and 3% of the daily value), 4 grams of fiber (16% of the DV), 4 grams of sugars and 4 grams of protein ... no way I could eat 2 tablespoons of anything and call it breakfast!

So I add this to stuff - and it makes it better. I add Chia Goodness to plain cereal, like the ever so nutritious yet slightly bland Weetabix Organic Crispy Flakes & Fiber Cereal - it makes it taste better - interesting texture from the chia seeds and almonds, plus it makes it even more nutritious! I add Chia Goodness to plain oatmeal - it makes it 10x better. I add it to plain yogurt - wowza!

The ingredients in Chia Goodness Apple Almond Cinnamon Cereal are chia, buckwheat, hulled hemp seeds, dehydrated apples, almonds, raisins, organic cane sugar, cinnamon, Celtic sea salt. A 12 ounce bag costs $7.50 online (via their website), which is not as expensive as it seems - a bag has about 11 servings, and I don't typically use more than 1 serving at a time.

This has become a staple in my pantry - I've started to automatically reach for this when I make oatmeal in the mornings.

{Website: Chia Goodness}

Rating
Taste: 5
Nutrition: 5
Price: 3.5
Overall: 4.5
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