I have never been a big fan of grape-nuts, but I do love raisins and almonds are my favorite nut! Therefore, Grape-Nuts Raisin & Almond Trail Mix Crunch Cereal made it into my grocery cart. This cereal looks like someone took a bunch of crunchy granola bars, crushed them up, mixed them with raisins and slivered almonds and put the concoction into a bag. This product is definitely different from grape-nuts, so don't write it off too quickly!
There are two ways to approach this product, as a trail mix snack or as cereal with milk. I tried them both. As a trail mix snack, it is slightly sweet and extremely crunchy. The raisins provide a nice contrast with their chewiness. I hoped that the almonds would prominently display their smooth, nutty texture, but they were so thin that they just got lost in the shuffle. The small, chunky nuggets seemed to take over. Even thought the box states that there are MORE Raisins & Almonds, I think that there is still not enough.
As a cereal, this product tends to sink to the bottom of the bowl. After my first bite, I was slightly turned off. The extra crunchy cereal did not create a nice texture when mixed with milk. However, after a minute or two, the cereal began to absorb the milk and softened to a nice consistency.
Each 1/2 cup serving of Post Grape-Nuts Raisin and Almond Trail Mix Crunch Cereal has 180 calories, 2.5 grams of fat (4% of the RDA), no saturated fat, 4 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber (20%) and 10 grams of sugar. The ingredient list is not too long and the first four items listed are Whole Grain Wheat, Malted Barley, Raisins and Sugar.
If you check out our list of the Top 10 Breakfast Cereals reviewed, you'll see that even #10 on our list, Kashi Go Lean Crunch, has half the calories of this Post Grape-Nuts cereal (90 calories per cup).
I paid $3.00 for this at a local supermarket. As a cereal, it is not my favorite,and the calories are too high. As a trail mix, it is a bit messy because the nuggets are so small.