Fiber One Original Bran Cereal
Delightfully simple, whole-grain taste, and so many different benefits!see more...
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So I'm not usually one to reach for "healthy" cereals because to me they just don't taste like cereal. But we all have to grow up sooner or later and put aside our childish ways, and eat a breakfast cereal that helps set us free on a regular basis. Well Fiber One is that kind of a cereal.
It's not flashy, it's got no marshmallows or chocolate chips or anything wonderful like that. What it does have is small, brown twig-like bits that you could almost see being store-bought food for a pet rabbit or possibly an iguana or those Koi pond fish.
But they taste OK, especially if you add some fruit, a banana, some Equal, maybe use chocolate milk instead of regular, you know something tasty to take the edge off. Definitely don't want to use skim milk or any of those soy milks or almond milks or that sort of stuff. They aren't even really milk anyway because by definition milk comes from a mammal.
But really, it doesn't matter how you eat Fiber One, because if you eat it regularly it will have a profoundly soothing, cleansing, even freeing affect on your body and a calming, almost Zen-like affect on your mind, and in as little as a week you do feel much better from having eaten it.
Good stuff, nothing fancy, but it gets the job done.
I have to admit, I eat high fiber cereal, but I am not a huge fan. Most of it has the appearance of rabbit pellets, and the taste of cardboard. It takes some "getting used to." I was ESPECIALLY reluctant to try the Cranberry Almond. I LOATHE cranberries.
So, naturally, the Maple Brown Sugar was the first to be tested.
First, the appearance really surprised me. It looked more like a granola than the contents of a hamster's food dish, which was a tremendous relief.
Granola is good. I like granola.
The first bite brought mixed feelings.It had the crunch and texture of granola, with chewy toasted oats and bits of pecans, but there was also the definite taste of fiber cereal...that bland, blase, chew-chew-swallow flavor... and the overwhelming overtone of maple syrup.
By the third bite, I no longer noticed the fiber content. The cereal now had all of the delicious flavor of a granola and maple sugar cereal. I decided this was a definite switchover from my former fiber cereal brand.
I still had to try the Cranberry Almond.
The following morning, I reluctantly poured a bowl...a very SMALL bowl... of the Cranberry Almond. I was happy to see that it also resembled granola, with slivers of almonds visible throughout the mix. I was LESS thrilled to see the (*GULP*) cranberries.
I guess I was hoping they'd forget to put them in, in this batch.
After my first hesitant bite, I was won over. These berries were sweet and chewy. There wasn't any of the tartness I usually associate with the fruit. In fact, I liked it even BETTER than the Maple Brown Sugar!