“ Brand: Jordans / Type: Cereal „
I was in the supermarket looking at the cereal. I fancied trying something new. I've always liked the 'look' of Granola and so decided to try this 'Country Crisp Strawberries' cereal which is made by Jordans.
This cereal consists of wholegrain oats with small pieces of dried strawberries (when you add milk to the cereal they come alive and seem like fresh strawberries). There's also chopped hazelnuts in the cereal.
I love this cereal! It's so tasty; each bite is as good as the previous and last. I love the crunchiness (it's a good crunchy-ness, and not the kind that hurts your teeth which is good). The cereal is full flavoured. I find it to be incredibly more-ish and sometimes I have to add a bit more to my bowl! The strawberries give a nice sweet and fruity taste. The strawberries taste lovely combined with the oats. It is such a lovely cereal.
The cereal has a lovely crunchy texture. Although (as with most cereals, but I found with this one especially so) make sure that you eat it as soon as you pour the milk otherwise after a couple of minutes it will get very, very soggy which isn't very nice.
When I eat cereal, most of the time I tend to have it with milk, although on some occasions I do like to have it with natural yogurt. In my opinion the cereal is more of a 'milk' cereal than a 'yogurt' cereal, as I found that it can be very dry with yogurt - still nice, but just a little bit too dry for my liking.
I would describe the cereal as being very luxurious. It is of very high quality and not like cheap cereals at all. Even the box looks good quality and expensive (as is made from a thick cardboard and is smooth). I am also really impressed with the box as it is bursting with information about helping the countryside, how the British countryside is in trouble etc. I have never seeen so much useful and informative information on a cereal box before and so it is a great read for when you are eating breakfast.
On the box, there is a lot of information about how this cereal is good for the countryside and only uses natural ingredients, etc. So it is nice to know that this cereal is only made with the highest quality of ingredients, most of which are natural too. Good news; there are no artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives in this cereal.
A 500g box costs around £2.70 from Sainsburys which I do think is quite expensive...although it is worth it. I only seem to be able to get around 5 bowls from the box and as I like to eat this cereal at various times throughout the day (supper, as a snack) and not just as breakfast, I find that a box only lasts me a couple of days, and it's so expensive to buy a few boxes in order to have the cereal for a full week.
A 45g serving of this cereal (without milk) will provide you with 204 calories (10% of your recommended daily allowance), 7.g of fat (10%) of which 2.2g (11%) is saturated fat. A 45g serving will also give you 10.6g of sugar (12%) and 2.8g of fibre (12%). The salt content is trace.
All in all, I would recommend this cereal. It's very filling, a high quality cereal and a great start to the day!
This cereal does contain nuts and so is unsuitable for those who suffer from nut allergies.
Thanks for reading!
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I love cereal and think it's one of the best ways to start the day, and this yummy cereal is no exception!
I love the simplistic design of the slightly rectangular cardboard box, as it helps the font and text stand out, meaning you actually read all the information on the box! On the front, there is a particularly appetising picture of the crispy cluster and juicy strawberries and a simple list of the stuff included in this cereal.
The cereal itself has to be one of the most delicious I've ever tasted! I love the fact that it's all natural, healthy ingredients and really makes you feel like you've had a good start to the day. Even though it has quite high calorie content, it gives you a surge of energy and helps curb your hunger so you last without snacking until lunch, on top of giving you one of your 5 a day and giving your taste buds a real wakeup! Plus, it has no artificial nonsense, and no added salt. I never knew healthy could taste this good!
I bought this after it appealed to me on the shelf at ASDA for £2.20, which for 500g, the taste and health benefits, I'd say is nothing to sniff at!
A really delicious cereal that I would recommend to anyone needing an energy boost in the morning, I love that it keeps you going until lunch, and knowing that it is also a great source of fibre. As mentioned before, the price is quite reasonable for what you get!
Jordans Country Crisp cereal is really delicious and perhaps the most delicious you can buy. They aren't the cheapest cereals but they are full of flavour and of real quality too. I am reviewing the real strawberries flavour although they also produce other ones. The cereal has a new box design where the Country Crisp logo is in the middle in red large font and the Jordans logo is above on an image of a wheat field. Below is the flavour and an image of the cereal with it's appropriate fruit. The box has a basic white colour but is small and smart.
For a 500g box, it will cost you around £2.22, which isn't very cheap but it'll last you over a week for breakfasts. The cereal comes inside a white translucent packet within the box. It easily rips open at the top to reveal a large hole and the fantastic aroma of the cereal lifts from the packet and box.
I like to pour a relatively good portion into a cereal bowl but give it a mix before doing so. It's usually mixed well so you get a good deal of barley flakes, oat flakes, strawberry bits and nuts. The cereal has a quality taste and it's full of flavour. It's really addicting too so once you get started, you will finish the rest in no time and want more! The cereal is quite crunchy in a good way as it isn't uncomfortable to eat. The bits of strawberry are not too frequent but they are very sweet and have an authentic taste.
The cereal is full of flavour with oat flakes, barley flakes, nuts, hazelnuts and strawberries. It has the following ingredients:
Conservation Grade Wholegrain Oat Flakes, Raw Cane Sugar, Conservation Grade Wholegrain Barley Flakes, Vegetable Oil (Rape Oil, Palm Oil), Rice Flour, Desicacated Coconut, Conservation Grade Oat Flour, Freeze-dried Strawberries (2.2%), Roast Hazelnuts, Sea Salt, Natural Vanilla Flavouring.
At 448kcal per 100g, this cereal will provide you with a lot of energy to start the day with and it's really tasty too! It's extremely addicting and although it has a more premium price tag than other cereals, I'd highly recommend trying it!
Thanks for reading,
Jordans country crisp, real strawberries!
Jordans Country Crisp Real Strawberries is just one of the many varieties of Jordans Country Crisp. It is sold in 500g boxes, retailing at around £2.20 in most supermarkets.
This cereal consists of crisp oaty clusters and freeze dried strawberries. It's usually eaten with milk, but even without, it's absolutely delicious! Although the price is high compared to most breakfast cereals, the delicious taste more than makes up for this!
However, in only 50g served with 100ml of semi-skimmed milk, there is nearly 300 calories and almost 14g of fat, which is very high compared with other breakfast cereals. Plus, being so tasty, it's very hard to limit yourself to 50g of cereal, or even just one bowlful! Therefore, people who are trying to watch their figure had probably best steer clear. Having said that, it does contain "wholegrain goodness" which we all know is very good for us, and it is a good source of fibre. Being low in salt also adds to the healthy tick list.
Containing nuts, it's not really surprising Jordans Country Crisp is not suitable for those with a nut allergy.
Many supermarkets have their own brand version, but the ones I have tried just do not compare to the original. Although most are almost half the price of Jordans, the taste is far from similar. This is probably due to the high quality ingredients Jordans uses, as well as the fact they have been in the milling business for over 150 years, hence, have a lot of experience!
I don't like cereal. When we were kids we used to have "cereal days" when we had to eat cereal for breakfast and I found some that I could palate but I haven't eaten them much since I left home.
But then I tried Rumblers (separate review on that when dooyoo add them to the database) which are basically a pot of crispy cluster things with fruit bits in, and yoghurt which you add to it. Rumblers are great but at £1 a pop (i.e. £1 per breakfast) they're a bit expensive, so I don't get them often. But one day I decided to have a look around to see if I could find a cereal that was similar to what you get in the Rumbers pots. I saw the Jordan's country crisp and it looked and sounded quite similar so I decided to try it out.
I was right! It was the same! It has oaty clusters and pieces of strawberry in and is delicious! I have tried it with yoghurt and with milk and I have to say that there's a bit of a problem with the milk in that I'm quite slow at eating cereal so the pieces of cereal which are submerged go soggy quite quickly and it's not so nice when it's soggy (much better crispy). However, it's a little dry with the yoghurt (the yoghurt that comes in Rumblers pots is more liquidy) so I'm going to try mixing yoghurt with a little milk and see where it gets me.
You get about four bowls of cereal out of a packet of Jordan's country crisp so it's a bit more expensive than other cereals, but at the moment (started in May 09 or before but it's still going now, July 09) they're doing a thing to save our bees where if you get two packets of cereal you can register it online for just £1 P&P and get a "bee plant" (rosemary, lavender or lavender) to attract bees and hopefully stop them dying out as they are in danger of doing. So you get a nice freebie with your cereal too.