Emerald Breakfast on the Go Nut & Granola Mix (Breakfast Blend) Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Aug 31, 2011
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Emerald Breakfast on the Go Nut & Granola Mix

The Breakfast Blend Emerald Breakfast on the Go Nut & Granola Mix contains vanilla yogurt raisins, dried sweetened cranberries, apple cinnamon glazed walnuts & almonds, granola and dried apple pieces, all in a small packet (51 grams). Now, just looking at a pack, I was pretty skeptical that this would make a "filling" breakfast - no doubt if I eat it in the morning, I can call anything breakfast - but would it sustain me for any significant period of time is what was really on my mind.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 pouch (51 grams)
Calories: 210
Total Fat: 8 grams, 13%
Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams, 11%
Sodium: 85 mg, 4%
Carbohydrates: 33 grams
Fiber: 3 grams, 13%
Sugars: 25 grams
Protein: 3 grams

Clearly, the answer is no way. I feel like the name "Breakfast to Go" is unfortunate. If anybody eats this for breakfast, then their morning hunger will not be satisfied - this will simply be a wasted 210 calories and 13% of the daily value for total fat - not to mention 25 grams of sugars. The mix was a little too sweet for me - I could have done without the yogurt raisins (which is made with partially hydrogenated oils), and used more almonds instead. Plus, it's like there is a sugar glaze over everything except the granola. Added to plain (unsweetened) oatmeal and you have a winning combination; jazz up a boring salad with this - yes; take it with you the next time you're headed out for a long hike - sure. But eat it as an on the go breakfast - no way!

Each 51 gram pouch of Emerald Breakfast on the Go Breakfast Blend provides 210 calories from 8 grams of total fat, 2.5 grams of which is saturated (11% and 13% of the daily value), 85 mg of sodium (4% of the DV), 3 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein and 25 grams of sugars.

This is one of those snacks that can really add to the calories in your diet unknowingly. For example, mix this with Dannon Activia Selects 0% Fat Strawberry Greek Yogurt (Review) and you'll be snacking on 400 calories plus 54 grams of sugars - for just a snack that's way too much!

I purchased a box with 6 pouches for $3.18, and I don't think I would buy this again. It's just a little too sweet for my tastes - I would rather buy plain almonds or Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds (Review).

{Website: Emerald Breakfast on the Go}

Rating
Taste: 3.5
Nutrition: 3
Price: 4.5
Overall: 3
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