You kids really like cereal, don’t you?! Many thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway from Tuesday. I’m excited to giveaway THREE of these Attune Foods’ fun packs!
On a side note, I really am digging on Attune Foods’ tagline: What matters most is what’s inside:
- What’s inside the box: Simple, pure ingredients that help you feel your best every day.
- What’s inside you: Something different in each of us – something worth celebrating.
- What’s inside our company: A team dedicated to improving the way we eat at home, in our community,
in our nation and someday on the planet.
…and I love that they have folks like Annelies out amongst their constituents spreading their message and the healthy living love. So before the big announcement of who won my giveaway, here’s what Annelies kindly provided to me and what Team PIP thought on each of those cereals:
Ingredients include whole wheat kernels, raisins, salt, barley malt.
Hans’ thoughts: Hans was a bit thrown off by the smaller sized flakes, but as he dug into the bowl, he enjoyed the flavor more and more. He’s a big fan of tons of raisins in his raisin brans and wished for a few more in his bowl. Overall, he said he would consider buying this brand when buying this type of cereal.
Ingredients include toasted whole wheat berry flake (whole wheat kernels, salt, barley malt), sliced almonds, flax seed, evaporated cane juice, honey, natural flavor.
Hans’ thoughts: Almonds are Hans’ favorite nut, so I wasn’t surprised when his eyebrows perked and he said “mmmmmm” when chopping on the first few bites. He liked the sweet flavor that first hit his palate, but said he appreciated that it didn’t over take he mouth with too much sweetness. This one got two big thumbs up from the Director of Husbandry.
Ingredients include organic brown rice, organic corn meal, organic evaporated cane juice, freeze dried strawberries, sea salt, natural flavor.
My thoughts: I might have been so excited about receiving this that I might have eaten the entire box over the course of a week – forgetting to take photos. Sorry kids. This gluten free treat was uber yummy and is the perfect sub for someone looking for a GF “Special K” alternative. I could have used more strawberries because they were so good, but the distribution of them was fair overall. I’m just being a strawberry hoarder.
Ingredients include organic brown rice, organic evaporated cane juice, organic brown rice syrup, organic cocoa powder (processed with alkali), natural flavors, organic caramel color, sea salt, organic cocoa butter.
My thoughts: As a child, you know when you had a bowl of Cocoa Puffs with milk and the best part was the suddenly formed chocolate milk in the bottom that you got to slurp at the end? I had that childhood experience all over again – and it was uber tasty! While having the chocolate flavor you expect, I didn’t find it overpowering. I want another box of these to make a version of Rice Krispie treats. I didn’t think I’d love a chocolate cereal as an adult, but I am sold on this gluten free one.
Ingredients include organic whole oat flour, organic brown rice flour, organic dried cane juice, organic oat bran, sea salt, natural Vitamin E (to preserve freshness).
My thoughts: This product is labeled as “wheat free”, but isn’t considered gluten free because of the use of oats. I, however, don’t have an issue with that ingredient, so I dug right in. I felt like this product was much air-ier than its similarly shaped competitor, which I really liked. Can cereal be fluffy? The Oatios had a nice, simple flavor that could be matched with an array of products: fruit, yogurt, etc. I would definitely purchase these to amp up my Chobani obsession.
LONG STORY SHORT: Overall, we enjoyed all five cereals, but what I really liked were the ingredient listings – specifically their emphasis on simplicity and organic goods. I also appreciated Attune Foods’ providing a nice assortment of gluten free breakfast options. Giving up cereals was a bummer due to my gluten intolerance, but I’m now happy to know that I have some solid options to depend on!
It’s time to announce our three winners from Tuesday’s giveaway! We go to random.org with our 58 entries:
…and comments 50, 41 and 18 belonged to:
CONGRATS to Eunice from Food 4 Fitness, Holly from Rust Belt Runner and Denise from Lotta Latte!! Please email me at poiseinparma (at) gmail (dot) com to redeem your prize! Now, where’s my breakfast?!
Disclosure: After attending Fitbloggin 2011, I was offered samples of Attune Foods’ products. I asked to giveaway the cereal bowls, spoons and coupons to three lucky readers to be selected randomly via random.org. As always, my thoughts and opinions on these products are 100% my own.