Product Type: Aldi Breakfast
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Aldi Harvest Morn Fruit and Fibre Breakfast Cereal - More fruit less fibre please!
Aldi Harvest Morn Fruit & Fibre
Member Name: geodougal
Aldi Harvest Morn Fruit & Fibre
Advantages: Cheaper than most other cereals for the size, stays crunchy in milk, low cal
Disadvantages: not enough fruit or nuts, can be quite boring
In the morning I usually opt for a cereal bar of some kind or weetabix, but whilst taking a trip to aldi (which i don't often do) I had a quick look to see what they had to offer that was cheaper than where I usually shop and something that ended up in my basket along with some cereal bars was harvest morn's Fruit and Fibre cereal.
~ Price and availability ~
Harvest Morn is a brand exclusively to aldi, therefore you can only purchase this product in aldi stores. A 750g box is priced at a respectable £1.15, which is considerabely cheaper than most other ridiculously priced cereals these days, especially considering this is a big box of cereal!
The cereal is in a rather large cardboard box that can be recycled. It's pale purple in colour with harvest morn and fruit & fibre written clearly in the center. There are various fruits scattered over the front of the box including pieces of apple, banana, grapes and coconut aswell as almonds and hazelnuts. There is a large bowl of the cereal showing a rather tasty looking array of dried fruits embedded in some wheat flakes. There is also an eye-catching label telling me that this cereal is high in fibre (well you never would have expected that from the name of the cereal now would you?) and the nutritional information is displayed on the front at the bottom of the box. The back of the box is pretty basic telling you that this cereal is made with wholegrain, packed with vitamins and is high in fibre (once again).
~It's what's inside that counts though right?~
Now, the box clearly states this cereal is CRAMMED with raisins, coconut, banana, apple, almonds and hazelnuts. Considering I don't think I have come across a piece of banana or a single almond and I'm already half way through the box is quite dissapointing, although I have come across quite a few nice plump juciy raisins and slithers here and there of coconut and bits of chewy apple. I find that the wheat flakes are nice and crunchy and stay that way in the milk which is what I like. I just think that the balance of fruit and fibre is all wrong, atleast 75 % of this box is filled with wheat flakes which are nice but are a bit boring on their own without their fruity partners. As for the nuts, well i don't even get a sense of their presence. On opening the packaging you dont really get a smell, perhaps a slightly wheaty scent? But nothing that makes you go mmmm. Now, don't get me wrong I do like this cereal I just think its pretty average and I think I would like to try some other fruit and fibre cereals too see if i can find anymore fruit in them but I dont think I will find one for the same price so I may have to suffice.
~ Other bits of information you may want or may not want to know ~
A 30g portion of this cereal sets you back 105 calories which is really low for a cereal! But 30g really isnt that much and I think most of us have more than this without really thinking about it and I dont think it would fill the average person up well enough. There is also 6.6g of sugar in just 30g which is 7 % of your GDA.
This product is suitable for vegetarians but not for anyone allergic to nuts, barley or gluten.
The box is made from 90 % recycled materials
~ Over all verdict ~
Not sure that this will thrill a lot of people but it suits me when i fancy a bit of a change and I dont want to pay a stupid price for a smaller box of cereal. Definately needs more fruit to give it that punch though! I don't think I would particularly recommend this cereal to anybody as it's nothing overly special. I doubt children would like it as I imagine they would find it pretty boring.
Summary: Pretty average tasting, would be heaps better with more fruit and if they actually included nuts!
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