I’ve just received a breakfast cereal with a difference free to review. This is Apple & Blackcurrant Granola from Sown & Grown. And what is different is that it comes in a tube rather than a box or bag. This has the advantage of a resealable lid to help retain freshness. A big bonus in my opinion, as although I have loads of bag clips, they all seem to be in use whenever I need one.
Sown & Grown is a new range of mueslis and granolas, gently baked or blended in small batches and made from 100% British grains. The whole range is high fibre, wholegrain, low salt, low fat and the mueslis are all low saturated fat.
Now I don’t usually weigh my cereal but for the purpose of this review, I measured out a 40g portion, as stated on the tube. It looked a lot less than I would usually eat, but I’ve experienced similar on previous cereal reviews. Perhaps small portion sizes quoted on packaging expect you to eat something else as well for breakfast like toast. But I prefer to just have a cereal, so in future I will stick to larger portion size.
I served it with milk but I think it would work well with yoghurt either. I loved the taste and texture and have no hesitation in highly recommending this product. However I also offered it to the boys, neither of whom would normally eat granola. Son2 refused to even try it, but son1 gave it a try. He only scored it a grudging okay though. I think he spotted the seeds, which are a no-no in his book. So stick to your kids’ usual cereal and save this yummy one for yourself.
Sown & Grown is available exclusively at Sainsburys and currently retails at £3.95 for a 450g tube. That is equivalent to about 36p for a 40g portion. There are two other flavours of granola – Three Grain and Nuts & Seeds. Plus three flavours of muesli in the range – Apple & Raspberry, Four Grain and Mixed Berry & Nut. I certainly plan to buy this one and try the rest of the range too.
Got this just at the right time, as with the lovely weather this week, it is time to relegate porridge until next winter.
I’d love to hear what you enjoy best for breakfast.
Disclosure. This post is a review of a product I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.