Sunday, February 7, 2010


I went grocery shopping and tried a few new (to me) products.
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Gorilla Munch. First of all, what a great name.

I bought this to try out a new cereal. I love my "kids" cereals.

It's pretty good, like a cross between Captain Crunch and Kix. I like it so much, in fact, that I'm already on my second box.

Moving on to crackers.

I've tried the plain Nut-Thins before and they're ok- I like them with some kind of cheese or dip. However, I really like the Cheddar Cheese flavored ones. They make a great snack. The Country Ranch flavor is good, but the it's kind of overpowering and the flavor stays in your mouth (and on your breath) for a really long time.

I really love the Glutino strawberry wafers, and I recently tried the lemon ones. Great lemon flavor- the box was gone in a day. The chocolate coated vanilla wafers are all right- still good but not as good in my opinion. They have a funny aftertaste.

I tried another Glutino product- the Blueberry breakfast bars. They are about the same as the cranberry ones- decent texture but just way too sweet.

Next, Nana's Ginger Spice cookie bites.

Honestly, I expected these to be gross- no refined sugars, dairy, trans fat, eggs, all natural, etc. I was very surprised at the texture- a tad mealy, but not gooey or dry. The flavor was really great. Pronounced and spot-on. I like them with tea or coffee. I'm down to my last one.

I also tried Legacy Valley GF Oats. Like Bob's Red Mill oats, I have a problem with them. The oats themselves are fine, but it's hard to explain- Among the oats in the bag are something I'm going to call hulls (Link to a picture to see what I mean).

The oats cook up nice and soft, but the hulls remain hard and interrupt the texture of the oatmeal and get caught in my teeth and stuff. I don't know if it's a different kind of oat or if it's the process they use, but I really, really don't like it. Any other oatmeal I've ever eaten has not had this problem. For this reason I prefer Gluten Free Oats- all you get is the soft oatmeal.

Well, that's all for now.
Any comments on this, or any related products you'd recommend?

1 comment:

Jenn/CinnamonQuill said...

Oh, I know--what's with the hulls in GF oats!?! I mean, you can't chew through them!