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Product Reviews: Erewhon Organic Corn Flakes cereal & Strawberry Crisp cereal (gluten free)

Posted on | July 5, 2009 | 2 Comments

Mmmm, gluten free cereal- one of my favorite snacks.
Erewhon sent me a box full of their gluten free cereals- some I loved, and some not-so-much.  I initially tried the corn flake  varieties, and here is what I found:
Organic Corn Flakes: No Added Sweeteners
Up front I was a little nervous about trying these, because I had heard their old formulation with this cereal made them taste pretty bad. Thankfully, I found these to be a good, solid, product for a gluten free, sugar free cereal.
On the box of the gluten free cereal, it reads ” We’ve gone back to basics to being you the natural, great taste of Erewhon Corn Flakes.”  I actually found this statement right on target. These corn flakes only have two ingredients- organic milled corn and sea salt. There are no sweeteners of any kind added. Honestly- think that was what Erewhon was shooting for -a pure, natural cereal. Because of this, the flavor is very mild and slightly bland. If you are used to sweet and sugary breakfast  cereals, this may take a bit to get used to.    Because there isn’t any sweetener added, I found that adding sliced strawberries and other fresh fruit complimented the cereal nicely.
The flakes are light, textured and crispy and soften  in milk, just like regular corn flakes. I actually think if you crush them up,  these corn flakes would make an excellent coating for chicken. Rating: 4 stars
Ingredients: organic milled corn, sea salt
Strawberry Crisp: Brown Rice & Corn Cereal with Real Strawberries
Ok, so I am huge sucker for strawberries, if it has strawberries in it, chances are I will like it. This cereal was no exception and was delicious.
This cereal is a combination of crunchy corn and brown rice flakes with freeze dried strawberries.  The cereal is mildly sweet thanks to the evaporated cane juice, but doesn’t taste sugary at all – a huge bonus that I loved.   The strawberries are plentiful, quite flavorful, and leave a light strawberry dust on the flakes. This cereal does soften in milk a little, but because I ate it so fast, it really didn’t have a chance to get soggy. Loved it! Rating: 5 stars
Ingredients: organic brown rice, organic corn meal, organic evaporated cane juice, freeze dried strawberries, sea salt, natural flavor
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2 Responses to “Product Reviews: Erewhon Organic Corn Flakes cereal & Strawberry Crisp cereal (gluten free)”

  1. Cara
    July 6th, 2009 @ 11:22 am

    I won the strawberry crisp from be free for me and I thought it was wonderful. I also love the amaranth and corn one. Have yet to try the new chocolate crisp one. :)

  2. KrisAnn
    July 9th, 2009 @ 10:56 pm

    I liked their puffed rice cereals. I use them to make “granola” bars.

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