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Plain Flavor but Great Ingredients at a great price
on March 11, 2015
I agree, this cereal has a very plain flavor and not very sweet- like grape nuts or all- bran.
but to me, this was a good thing because I wanted something not drenched in sugar or evaporated cane syrup or worse agave or brown rice syrup like many health foods. I wanted to sweeten it myself, to my tastes, with sweeteners that I choose, like honey or maple syrup.
I also really appreciate that this is rice free (so no arsenic concerns- see consumer reports on arsenic in rice) and also no corn, which I find mildly irritating to my tummy I just think in general is not very healthy unless it has been soaked in lime. I know, all grains should be soaked, but I find sorghum much more tolerable and digestible than some other grains.
Yeah, the small pebbles are kind of odd and maybe like hamster food if you get hung up on it, but I don't mind at all. I mix them with other already sweetened (usually very sweet, in my taste) cereals so it isn't a total sugar bomb for breakfast.
Since they are not overly sweet, you can also use them in a savory or sweet and salty versions of snack mix, trail mix, or homemade "kind" type bars. Think curry, chipotle, or bbq type flavor profiles. Or even if you are making sweet versions, this can balance out the concentrated sweetness of dried fruit or chocolate chips so it's not just disguised dessert. My only word of caution with snack/trail mix is that since these are so tiny, they sink to the bottom. you can try mixing up your trail mix with some honey or thinned out date paste and then baking it on a sheet for a little bit, so to make little "clusters", or form it into bars.
it is also very economical. good luck and enjoy!