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I love Jordans muesli. I think my favourite is probably the natural muesli but the tropical muesli is pretty radical, too. I bought a packet of this fruit and nut one the other day, though, and thought to give it a try this morning. I have to be honest, I was not all too impressed. I think the problem is there is too much fruit and nuts, really. 50% is really pushing things because you're hardly getting any of the oats that are the things that actually fill you. With the other muesli, I can usually go a full day if I've forgotten lunch because it will keep me so full. With this, though, I was hungry and I had forgotten my sandwich and this made me angry.
I'm also not too fond of the fruit and nut mix. I love the tropical mix because the pineapple chunks are so epic. In my bowl this morning, I had one pineapple, and I scooped up everything around it and left it till last but, alas, I was sorely disappointed because there was nothing with it. I had the recommended serving of 50 grams but there was...literally hardly anything? With the other mueslis, you can at least convince yourself it's a reasonable serving because the oats bulk it up. When I put this into a bowl and reached the fifty gram point it just looked so pathetic as, indeed, it was. I don't think it is sweet enough either. Also, I don't think the nuts are especially complimentary because even if there was enough sweetness, I think the taste of the seeds and raw nuts just sort of neutralise any flavour. I'm not sure about you but I only like roasted nuts so to eat these plain old nuts was a bit...eh.
I'll keep eating this but I have to say I'm quite disappointed. I definitely don't think it as good as the others within the Jordans range. However, if you are a fan of nuts and seeds you'll probably like it more than me. Also, if you ignore the 50g recommended serving and just fill the bowl, you'll probably enjoy it more as well cause fifty grams is hella scanty.
I noticed this cereal when shopping the toher day as I am trying to be more healthy and to eat breakfast more. This is a muesli which contains many ingredients including fruits, nuts, bran and wheat. Ingredients include fruit and nuts (raisins, sultanas, pineapple chunks, dates, flame raisins, papaya, coconut chips, banana chips, pumpkin seeds, almonds, pecan nuts and roasted hazelnuts). The textures and flavours are really tasty and is tastes like quite a posh muesli compared to many I have tried.
The packaging is in a blue box, which describes all the ingredients on the outside and some illustrations to attract the customer.
The price of the cereal varies from supermarket to supermarket but its usually aorund a couple of pound for an average sized box and is sometimes on the offers they do.
I would recommend this cereal as its really tasty and is filling and healthy. Try it!
I'm always strongly attracted to the cereal aisles in any supermarket. This probably has something to do with the fact that cereal is my favourite food. In any country, anywhere in the world, I'll make a point of visiting a supermarket just to check out the cereals.
Visitors to my house are always amazed at the enormous range of breakfast cereal boxes in my cupboard (two complete shelves). But I like to give my children something different each day (that's my excuse). Also, my husband prefers mueslis which the kids don't want and I prefer bran or wheat-based cereals. This is the reason why I seem to have accrued such a large amount of reviews which are breakfast cereal based. And here's another to add to the list.
Fruit & Nut Muesli is one of the impressive range offered by Jordans. Jordans have earned themselves a decent reputation by marketing their long established British name and high quality, natural British wholegrains. They've been established since 1855.
So, onto this muesli. I've not noticed it before, but that could be down to the fact that they've recently designed new packaging for some of their range. Apart from the Fruit & Nut, they also make Natural Muesli, Tropical, Nut & Seed, Super Berry, Organic and Fruit Fibre.
My husband likes his cereals to contain fruit and/or nuts, so there are plenty to choose from. The muesli is made up from 50% wholegrains (oat, barley and toasted wheat flakes), and the other 50% is fruit and nuts (raisins, sultanas, pineapple chunks, dates, flame raisins, papaya, coconut chips, banana chips, pumpkin seeds, almonds, pecan nuts and roasted hazelnuts). There's also a bit of cane sugar in there too. So as you can see, there's something in there for everyone.
The packet's designed to stand out a little bit from the traditional box shaped cereal. The main part of the box is rectangular with the top being sloped upwards like a roof. Basically it's shaped like a pentagon looking at it from the side. There's a small oval window on the front whereby you can have a look to see what the cereal looks like inside.
When you go to open the box, there's a small message on the lid with the suggestion that you should give the box a shake before pouring. This is to distribute all the bits and pieces inside evenly so you don't end up with a bowlful of wheat flakes, say, with the heavier ingredients having sunk to the bottom of the box.
So, onto the taste. As I'm not eating this cereal myself, I've quizzed my husband for his thoughts. He says this muesli definitely comes into the category of 'luxury' muesli. He thinks there's a good balance of fruit, nuts and oats, and the ingredient mix works really well together. There's also a good combination of textures with the crunch of the nuts, seeds and banana chips providing a pleasing contrast to the soft raisins.
You don't need a lot in your bowl as it's quite calorie dense. However, as it takes quite a bit of chewing, you don't feel deprived.
Personally, although I don't eat muesli, I do find myself drawn to the box to have a little nibble on the coconut chips which are deliciously crunchy and a decent size.
Nutritionally, there are 361 calories per 100g, 61.2g of carbohydrate and 9.4g of fat.
Pricewise, it's up there with the more expensive mueslis costing around £2.88 for a 750g, but a little goes a long way as there's a lot of chewing involved in each mouthful. It's available in most major supermarkets.