Lisa, the Health Nut

I'm lisa and I loooove healthy food!  The lifestyle I chose to live is eating only natural or organic food products, minimally processed whenever possible.  What I can't stand is that people may  automatically assume all "health food" that I eat isn't flavorful or tasty.  THIS IS NOT TRUE!  Why would I eat stuff that doesn't taste good?  So my mission is to spread the word that "healthy" does not mean "tasteless".  Healthy food can be just as yummy as the not-so healthy types!   I'll let you know what foods are good, and which ones aren't so good. :)

Barbara’s Bakery Cereals Review  

Friday, July 9, 2010 7:03:42 PM



Barbara’s Bakery is a great company that makes an assortment of products, such as cereals, granola bars and other yummy snacks. They are also having a makeover! The generous folks at Barbara’s Bakery sent me some cereals to try (and a cute beanie puffin!) and some information about their makeover. According to the letter I was sent, “Barbara’s makeover celebrates 40 years of natural food heritage with four new delicious cereals and a completely new sustainable carton design.

Barbara’s proudly debuts three new High Fiber cereals, each offering at least 40 percent of daily fiber needs and 50 percent whole grains, as well as Multigrain Puffins, the newest addition to the popular Puffins cereal line, with gluten free and Prebiotic NutraFlora health benefits.

Starting in Fall 2010, all Barbara’s cereals come in 100% recycled, sustainable GreenChoice cartons (North America’s only certified recycled paperboard). Barbara’s products aren’t only good for the body, but they’re good for the environment, too!”

 I think that’s great!  Barbara’s Bakery products seem just awesome! In addition to Barbara’s Bakery having a makeover, they are also running the Barbara’s Natural Makeover Contest. If interested you can find out more information about that here.

Now, onto the reviews!

Shredded Oats Original- ooh these are pretty good! Square in shape, they are crunchy and slightly sweet. They are thick little squares, and have a “sweet” oaty taste. I think they were perfect dry- a good snacking cereal! 4 stars

Puffins Original- also delicious! I thought I wasn’t going to like these seeing as they are low in sugar (and I have a bit of a sweet-tooth ;) ) but they are actually really good! They are brown in color, have a rougher texture, but are still crunchy. They are very lightly sweet, and remind me of a slightly sweet crunchy piece of toast. Also a good snacking cereal, but I also had them with cottage cheese and enjoyed the crunch they provided. I also LOVE that these are only 90 calories per serving! 4 stars

Gluten Free Puffins Multigrain- yet again, I love the CRUNCH that these provide! They came in three different shades of color, a darker brown, and orangey color, and a yellow. In my opinion, the darker brown was the least sweet, and the yellow squares were the sweetest of the 3. Yet, all together, they were not overly sweet, but very good. I enjoyed these with yogurt & fruit  4 stars

Shredded Minis Blueberry Burst- yum, yum, YUM! My favorite of the samples I was sent, these were EXCELLENT! A combination of brown and light blue colored squares, the light blue squares had a sweet, real blueberry taste. They sort of had a ‘coating’ of a crunchy blueberry flavor, which really was tasty. I also liked that in the little bag I got (40 grams), there were a lot of squares to munch on! I also liked the fact that there was added calcium. 4 1/2 stars

Overall, I really enjoyed these, and can definitely see myself buying some in the future. I loved the ingredients, the crunch, and the nutrition they all provided. Hooray for Barbara’s Bakery! For more information about ingredients & nutrition, please click here.

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