I don’t know if you’ve seen but the muesli section of the supermarket is growing. I would love to buy a bunch of them and compare them, but, I’ll be eating muesli for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I did. Kellogg’s All Bran High Fibre Muesli caught my eye a while back. I’m a bit picky with mueslis. I often find they are hefty on the oats and a little bit stingy on all the bells and whistles. And in this case, the bran content was worrying me. Look, I do want the bran, apricots, almonds and pepitas in my muesli, I just don’t want the manufacturer doing it for me. But I’ve caved, I ran out of muesli & this one was on special.
In my product reviews I’ll break it down into the pros and the cons. The numbers. I like numbers. Quantitative data makes me happy. Also, the ingredients, because knowing what’s in the product helps us understand the nutrition profile. And lastly, I’ll give my quick verdict.
– The combination of rolled oats and rolled barley make this product over half whole grain.
– All Bran makes up a quarter of the product, together with the fibre from the whole grains, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, this makes it a good choice for fibre.
– At 6.1g fibre per serve, this contributes to to 20% and 25% of the recommended daily intakes for men and women, respectively.
– With fibre, comes the need to chew (Maybe this is a con for some?). This slows you down and helps with increasing satiety.
– The addition of All Bran also boosts the B vitamin content: Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin
– Almonds, pepitas, oats and barley provide some of your essential ‘good’ fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated).
– I personally like all the different textures in it.
– It comes in a resealable bag: no need to worry about ripping the plastic bag and trying to tie it to ensure freshness, or putting it in a container.
– As expected, not enough of the bells & whistles. It’s only 5% almonds and 2.5% pepitas.
– As this product contains barley and oats, it is not suitable for those people with ceoliac disease or gluten sensitivity.
– I was rather disappointed to see that the apricot pieces ingredient list is longer that the entire product components. I also find it very odd that apricot pieces contain apple puree?
Per 45g serve (1/2 cup): 720kJ/172 kcal/ 5.4g protein/ 4.7g total fat/ 0.7g total fat/ Carbohydrate 23.8g / Sugars 7.2g/ 6.1g dietary fibre / 47mg sodium.
Whole grain cereals (53%) (rolled oats, rolled barley)
All-Bran (25%)(wheat bran, sugar, barley malt extract, salt, vitamins [riboflavin, folate, thiamin])
apricot pieces (concentrated apricot puree [2.5%], concentrated apple puree, invert sugar, sugar, humectant [glycerol], wheat fibre, gelling agent [pectin], acidity regulator [malic acid], natural flavour, colours [paprika, lutein])
I liked it. I like All Bran (and only All Bran, don’t let the homebrand bran fool you) so it was a welcome addition for me. Personally, when I have it next, I’ll reduce the serve size and add more nuts & seeds to it.
Have you tried this one or any of the other flavours?
Note: this post was not sponsored. I just tried it.