Iateapie.net

Quaker Life Cereal (Cinnamon) Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Nov 17, 2009
Rating:

Quaker Life Cinnamon CerealLife cereal takes me back to when I was a kid, when it was one of the only "sweet" cereals I was allowed to eat. Rediscovering Life years later has been wonderful because, as Quaker says, "You don't have to be a kid to love the sweet crunchy goodness of Life Cereal, and you don't have to be a grown-up to benefit from the whole grain Quaker Oats baked inside each square." I love Original Life cereal, so I decided to branch out and try the Cinnamon flavor which I picked up for $4.99.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Calories: 120
Total Fat: 1.5 gram, 3%
Saturated Fat: 0%
Sodium: 150 mg, 6%
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 25 grams
Fiber: 2 grams, 8%
Sugar: 8 grams
Price: $4.99 (15.5 ounces)
I opened the cereal and poured myself a bowl to try dry. I love cinnamon, so I was eager to see Life's take on it. Turns out the cinnamon flavor worked well with the slightly sweet flavor of Life, and I love the crunchiness and flakiness of the cereal's squares. I added some 8th Continent Light Soymilk, and loved the flavor even more that way. Since I often add cinnamon to cereal (especially Kashi GoLean!) I was happy to find a cereal that did it for me!

Each 3/4 cup serving of Quaker Life Cinnamon Cereal provides 120 calories, 2 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, 3 grams of protein, and a slew of the usual vitamins and minerals.

The ingredients Quaker Life Cinnamon Cereal include whole grain oat flour, sugar, corn flour, whole wheat flour, rice flour, calcium carbonate, salt, and cinnamon - but then also has some strange colorings and a bunch of vitamins and minerals - disodium phosphate, caramel color, reduced iron, niacinamide, zinc oxide, dextrin, yellow 6, BHT (a preservative), yellow 5, red 40, natural flavors, thiamin mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, folic acid, and blue 1.

The nutrition facts aren't great, but they're not bad for a sweeter, kids cereal. I'll look for this one on sale, and if you have kids, try giving them this instead of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which provides 130 calories, 10 grams of sugars and only 1 gram of fiber and protein.

Rating
Taste: 4.5
Nutrition: 4.5
Price: 4
Overall: 4
- Help us spread the word -

Share this on Twitter Share this on StumbleUpon Pin It

Subscribe to Get Reviews by Email

* indicates required
Welcome to the internet home of Tanya Taylor, PhD. Here I review food products marketed as healthy and diet friendly options. I also share my weekly meal plans as I strive to get more creative in the kitchen.

Recent {Reviews}

-: Archives | About :-

Subscribe by RSS   Subscribe by Email Follow on Facebook   Follow on Pinterest  

Meal Plans & Lunch Time

Weekly Meal Plan + A Beautiful Day

Lunch Time - Apple, Berries and Feta Salad + Pasta With Sausage

Lunch Time - Apple, Avocado & Almonds Salad

-: More Meal Plans & Lunch Time :-

Review Categories

Beans & Chili
Boxed Dinner
Bread & Bagels
Breakfast Bowls
Brownies
Burrito
Cake & Pie
Candy & Chocolate
Cereal
Cheese
Chips
Coffee & Tea
Cookie
Crackers & Biscuits
Crisps and Things
Energy Drinks
Fast Food
Faux Meat
Flavored Water
Fro Yo & Sorbet
Frozen Meals
Fruit & Puddn Cups
Fruit Snacks
Gluten Free
Granola
Ice Pops & Bars
IceCream
Jams & Jellies
Juice and Drinks
Kids Foods
Meaty
Milk
Mints & Gum
Muffins
Natural Foods
Nutrition Bars
Nuts & Seeds
Oatmeal & Hot Cereal
Organic
Pancakes & Waffles
Pasta
Pizza
Popcorn
Protein Power
Salsa
Sandwiches
Sauces & Dressings
Seafood
Smoothies & Shakes
Sodas
Soups
Sour Cream
Sports Drinks
Spreads
Supplements
Sweeteners
Syrup
Toaster Pastries
Tofu & Seitan
Vegetable Puree
Vegetarian
Veggie Burgers
Veggies
Wraps
Yogurt
 

Search