“ Brand: Pertwood Organic Farm / Type: Cereal / Food quality: Organic food „
In general I'd have eggs or toast for breakfast rather than cereal, but that was before I tasted Pertwood's organic granola. I would not normally have bought this, but at the moment I'm having some digestive troubles and wheat seems to make things worse, so when I saw that this product was wheat free I thought I'd give it a go.
I emailed Pertwood and they gave me information on their product ingredients (they contain gluten, so no good for Coeliacs) and then they were kind enough to send me some samples to try before I bought the products. I must say that their customer service is the best I have ever known, they couldn't have been more helpful.
I have tried a couple of the Pertwood products now, but the granola sultanas and nuts is by far the best. The contents are entirely organic, the crunchy clusters of oats, seeds and nuts are sweetened with natural honey and the succulent sultanas were plentiful (unlike some other brands). The cereal is really tasty and fairly sweet without being sickly. It's quite filling so you don't need huge portions, which is good because it is quite pricey.
The product weighs 500g, and is packaged in a recycled box, it is wheat free, with no added salt. Pertwood products are certified 100% organic by the Soil Association (the UK's leading environmental charity promoting sustainable organic farming and championing human health).
oat flakes (49%), sugar, sultanas (9%), rapeseed oil, coconut (3%), hazelnuts (1%), sesame seeds, sunflower seeds.
Energy: 416 kcal
Carbohydrate: 59.5g (of which sugars 23.8g)
(saturate 4.8g, mono-unsaturates 7.5g, polyunsaturates 3.1g)
Fibre (OAOC) 7.6g
Price: from £2.99 - £3.69 depending on where it is purchased.
Contains: gluten from oats, sesame seeds, hazelnuts. Produced in premises where wheat is also handled.
Pertwood Organic Farm:
One of Britain's largest organic farms with most of the land devoted to oats, rye, barley and wheat. Pertwood also rear rare breed sheep, cattle and chickens. The farm is 100% organic, no artificial fertilisers or pesticides are used.
Customers can visit the farm online to see what is happening with the animals and crops from month to month. There are monthly competitions offering a range of prizes (including an organic break at a B&B). The site also features a range of educational games for children.
The granola can be eaten with milk or just straight from the box - either is delicious. The company offer a guarantee that in the event that the customer is dissatisfied with the product they will refund without hesitation. This may be pricey but it is a really good product from a really good company, so if you can bear to pay this much for cereal, go on try it. I will certainly keep on eating it, if I can get it away from my husband that is!