Product Type: Sainsbury's Breakfast
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Bit plain, but still lovely.
Sainsbury's Basics Muesli
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Sainsbury's Basics Muesli
Advantages: cheap, great,
Disadvantages: not a lot of fruit/nuts
I bought some Basics Muesli as I was eating Jordan's Muesli that was on offer and it is about 50% fruit. I'd tip out my 50g serving and it'd be all pineapple and raisins and melon and not a pinch of actual oats or flakes. It was very infuriating. I figure I could get some cheapo muesli and mix it in, producing less fruit in the serving and making the expensive stuff last longer, too. This, I felt, was a brilliant idea, in theory.
It was also brilliant in practice.
I opened this packet just a minute ago. Not really. An hour, perhaps. I really hate cereal packets and this is no exception. You haev to use a knife. They design it so it seems like a crisp packet opening but it is impossible to open this way. So I used a knife and it went into a slit and now there is a gaping hole down the side. Yay. This happened to my other packet of muesli, also opened today. How annoying. This fault is not individual, therefore, to Basics Muesli. It is the fault of all muesli and all cereal in existence! The evil there is in the world! WOE, etc.
Anyway. You know that dust at the bottom of cereal packets? Really annoying? I was a bit turned off at first when opening this as the flakes are very, very dusty. Like sawdust. Really odd. Even the raisins have gone a tint of yellow with so much oaty dust coming onto them (er, poor phrasing, sorry.) Never mind, though. I munched on a few raisins and flakes, dry, and thought them deliciously crunchy - not the soft sawdusty taste of real flakes at the bottom of a packet.
I then decided to put some into a bowl before executing the...experiment. It was hardly any, to be fair. A bit in the bowl. Tipped some milk in. Very, very nice. Flavoured the milk really quickly and still had the nice crunch. Goddd, I think, I love this muesli, aghhh, etc. I am very enthusiastic about food. And breakfast food, in particular, although this was the afternoon.
The only fault of this cereal is that there is hardly any raisins. 90% flakes or so. This suited my purpose but it would not suit you, if you wanted it all for breakfast - just plain ol' bowl of Basics Muesli. Won't do, I don't think. I mean, if you like flakes and plainyness then it's very good. To be honest, I did enjoy the bowl of Basics Muesli just now. Sure, there wasn't a lot of sweetness but there still seemed to be a lot of flavour. That all said, I think you'd get bored of it quickly.
I then decided, as it was so nice, to begin...the experiment. I tipped a bit into the Jordan's bag and began to mix.
It is now perfect.
Mixes in perfectly with the other muesli. Sure, gives off a little of its yellow dust to all the fruit but never mind - who cares? Not I. And now I tip it into a bowl and I get a great, lively serving of oats AND fruit AND nuts.
There are some nuts in the Basics muesli but they are so few and far between I couldn't see them, really.
I'd DEFINITELY recommend this, particularly for bulking out other packets of muesli. But I'd eat this on its own, to be honest, if there was nothing else. In fact, I may even eat it if there was something else. It is nice, simple, yummy. Definitely recommended - especially as it's only 58p for a whole kilogram of its awesomeness. Worth checking it out for a change.
That said, I eat muesli every day. I cannot get myself to eat anything else as it is so delicious.
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