Friday, February 12, 2010

Review of Gluten-Free Multigrain Puffins Cereal

Another Winter week gone by and very little snow has fallen in Upstate NY. We only have about a 1/2 inch on the ground. Very strange for mid-February! It has been brutally cold, though. Highs only in the 20's most days with bitter wind chills.
I'm very excited about the Winter Olympics starting tonight. I've been watching the "Today" show all week and it's making me wish I was in Vancouver! Well, maybe we will visit sometime when it's a little warmer. The last time I got the bright idea to go to Lake Placid, NY for Valentine's weekend, several years ago, it was 30 degrees below zero when we woke up in the morning! We were afraid our SUV wouldn't start...thankfully it did. Lake Placid is a beautiful place and we had a great time, but I swore I never wanted to be that cold again...EVER!
Now, getting down to my review of New Barbara's Bakery Gluten-Free Multigrain Puffins
I had heard about this cereal from my friend, Kimberly. She had written to Barbara's Bakery to find out if the oats in the Multigrain Puffins were truly gluten-free. You can read Barbara's Bakery's response to Kim here.

When I saw this cereal in our local Hannaford market yesterday, I was really excited to try it! It's sometimes hard to find anything gluten-free that is "whole grain". Most gluten-free foods are made with rice, corn or potato. So, that explains my excitement in finding another multigrain item!
Puffins Multigrain Cereal is Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Low Sodium, Vegetarian, Whole Grain, Fat Free with No Artificial Flavors, Color, or Preservatives. There are also No Hydrogenated Oils, Trans Fat or Cholesterol. It is also Kosher! Along with all of this, it is fortified with Vitamins C, and D and has Calcium and Iron. Wow! Score!
This cereal has 110 Calories, 3g of Fiber and 0g of Fat per 3/4 cup serving. 2 WW points.
This cereal was simply delicious! It's crunchy and sweet and hold up well in milk. I hate cereals that go all squishy when you put the milk on them! LOL! The best part is, I didn't need to put any sugar on this cereal. It is sweet enough right out of the box! In fact, I'm thinking it would be great just by the handful for a snack!
My daughter, Amanda, loved reading all about Puffins on the back of the box. She wants to "Adopt-A-Puffin". I think it's a really cool idea!
I have a feeling that this cereal will be on my grocery list permanently! :)
I hope you all have a great time watching the Olympics and a wonderful Valentine's Day Weekend! XXXXOOOOO!


Kim said...

So glad you found them! Thanks for linking to my blog. :) I eat these straight out of the box as a snack. YUM!!


Lisa said...

Kim ~ You are welcome!

I'm eating some right now! LOL! :)