Product Type: Aldi Breakfast
Newest Review: ... 'fruit & fibre' ranges to be quite pricey on our budget. However, this one at Aldi screamed value at £1.19 for a generously filled box... more
This cereal is so hard it would win hands down in a fight!
Aldi Harvest Morn Fruit & Fibre
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Aldi Harvest Morn Fruit & Fibre
Advantages: Erm....let me think?
Disadvantages: Read the review lol
Of a morning I can usually be found chomping on some type of cereal (I had the last bowl of this morning actually!). As a gym enthusiast I know how important having breakfast to me. If I miss it I crave stuff I shouldn't all day long and my body seems to be trying to beg for food all day long like it's playing some kind of catch up!
I love fruity cereals and as I'm off to train I have a huge bowl (sometimes 2!) and because of this my Mum does occasionally try to divert me away from premium branded cereals to shops own, and for the most part I'm not phased by this at all.
The other day my Mother got me a box of these from Aldi costing about 99p a box. I love Kellogg's Fruit 'N' Fibre so she thought (bless her) this would be similar. Me, well I was rather looking forward to getting stuck into this!
The box is lilac and white in colour with a photograph of the cereal on the front. I'm told it's Harvest Morn Fruit 'N' Fibre 'Wheat flakes with raisins, dried bananas, dried apple, coconut, almonds and hazelnuts and fortified with 7 vitamins and iron, then I'm told it is high in fibre, suitable for Vegetarians, there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown and the size is stated which is 750g. Other information on the box includes ingredients and allergy advice, storage details, a full nutritional rundown and contact details for Aldi. Nice enough box, informative enough and the cereal comes in a white plastic bag.
Well what can I say? Mum bought me a box and I said nothing, I just got on with it. I struggled to eat them. Due to me saying nothing to her and her and my Step-dad deciding to watch their weight they noted I was eating my cereal daily and grabbed themselves a box. I then ended up with that box after they professed it was too hard for them and so I got landed and I feel like I've been eating this miserable cereal forever and a day!
What you get in a bag is mainly light brown, wheaty and slightly malted flakes. They are really hard these are and even when milk is poured over them they really do retain their hardness. Then you get a few dried raisins which stay that way and again don't plump out at all, dried banana flakes which are slightly candied and I've never seen or tasted any apple in the cereal. Then you have small chunks of hard hazelnut and flakes of almonds. I can taste the hazelnut but although my teeth feel the almonds I can't taste any flavour from them which is rather odd.
This is a slightly salted cereal with a malty taste and lacks sweetness. Even the sugared bananas inject very little to the overall sweetness and basically they add more to the hardness! I've tried pouring milk over this little lot and returned to it a bit later in the hope it may become a little soggy...but no can do and every morning with this I was scared I was going to chip a tooth!
Apart from the maltiness I have already mentioned and the odd taste of hazelnut and banana this is a bland and miserable cereal. Fills the tummy like lead though and me, I never ever want to see this come through my door again! It won't get a friendly welcome I can tell you that much lol.
Contains: Almonds, hazelnuts, wheat barley and gluten.
Nutritional Information Per 30g:
Only available in Aldi stores.
Summary: Not for me!
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