Product Type: Dorset Cereals Breakfast
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Dorset Cereals Simply Delicious Muesli
Member Name: laramax
Dorset Cereals Simply Delicious Muesli
Advantages: Packed with really tasty ingredients and no dust
Disadvantages: It is more expensive than other brands
I have never been over fond of muesli myself having always seen it as a rather tasteless type of breakfast cereal however having tried some of the Dorset Cereals other products I decided to give their muesli a try one day - I guess I must have been influenced by the name? It has certainly changed my view of muesli and I now always have a pack of this in my cupboard.
According to the packet Dorset Cereals Simply Delicious Muesli is a scrumptious blend of raisins including jumbo chilean flame raisins, sunflower seeds, dates, roasted hazelnuts and brazil nuts with multi grain flakes. It sounded good and, as I am supposed to have a helping of cereals each day on my DASH diet, I thought this one might be worth trying out.
I have to say it most certainly was, the raisins are indeed delicious, full and fruity not like some cereals where they are hard and chewy and there are plenty of them. I love the brazil and hazel nuts and the blend of ingredients does indeed put Dorset Cereals in a class of their own. That said they are quite expensive as you look along the shelves in the supermarket and compare them to other brands but in their defence I do find them quite filling so I don't need quite as much in the bowl. I am quite happy to pay a little more for a quality product and certainly with Dorset Cereals you do find the quality and quantity of the ingredients is exceptional.
According to Dorset Cereals the ingedients are:
Oat flakes, wheat flakes, barley flakes, sultanas (7%), raisins (6%), chilean flame raisins (5%), toasted and malted wheat flakes (wheat, malt), sunflowers seeds (4%), dates (3.5%), brazil nuts (2.5%), whole roasted hazelnuts (1.5%)
This product does contain gluten, nuts, wheat, barley and oats and may also contain traces of sesame seeds so if you are allergic to any of those it is probably best to give this product a miss but on the plus side it is vegetarian society approved. This Simly Delicious Muesli is high in fibre, has no added preservatives, contains wholegrains, has no added salt and is low in sodium and has no added sugar although there is plenty of naturally occurring sugar in there from the dried fruit. As a bonus the packaging is made from 100% recycled fibre.
If you want the nutritional information it is per 100g
Energy - 366 kcal
Protein - 10.8g
Carbohydrate - 59.2g
Fat - 9.5g of which 1.7g saturates, 3.5g mono unsaturates and 4.3g polyunsaturates
Fibre - 7.4g
Salt - below 0.1g
According to Dorset a pack (850g) makes 11 decent bowlfuls and with a pack retailing around £2.20 that makes it 20p a bowl which is pretty good value. Personally I must get about 20 perfectly adequate servings per pack as I can never eat a full bowl of this even though it is delicious!
About Dorset Cereals
Dorset Cereals are a company which is based (unsurprisingly) in Dorset where they make their breakfast cereals. They visit their suppliers to make sure they are using the best possible ingredients. They balance and blend the ingredients carefully using their knowledge make sure their recipes are stuffed full of fruit, nuts and seeds.
They have 8 mueslis and 3 great tasting fruity porridges in their range and have also just launched 3 delicious naturally light flakes recipes which are less than 2% fat. I have also tried the naturally light flakes and love them - they are simply real flakes mixed with delicious fruits.
Would I recommend it?
Yes I would, even if you haven't previously enjoyed muesli Dorset Cereals Simply Delicious Muesli is well worth a try. I love the fact that it is packed full of the tastes and flavours I enjoy, delicious dried raisins and dates plus crunchy nuts, sunflower seeds and wholegrain cereal. It is an excellent way to get your daily serving of grains without added salt and sugar and it is certainly part of my healthy eating plan going forward.
Summary: A great breakfast cereal filled with tasty goodness