Life Apple Cinnamon Crunchtime multigrain cereal, flavor review

  I'm a seasoned food professional and I got duped by this product.Life Apple Cinnamon Crunchtime is low in sugar (7 gm per 3/4 cup cereal), because it is sweetened with Reb A (a natural high potency sweetener from the Stevia plant). As I've said in earlier posts, Stevia is not a favorite ingredient of mine. Not until I tasted the product, did I realize that the sweetness was "different". High potency sweeteners mimic sugar's sweetness but do not taste the same. For me, stevia has a lingering licorice aftertaste and it is prominent in this cereal. My wish is to have food companies label it boldly on the front of the package, instead of making me search for the Reb A on the label. It's difficult to see Reb A in the ingredient … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Multi Grain Cheerios Cereal Review

Last Tuesday, January 24th was National Peanut Butter Day.   Peanut butter is comfort food to most Americans and found in 3/4 of our pantries nation wide. We grew up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, enjoyed it with apples or celery and love it with milk chocolate.  In the United States alone, we consume about 700 million pounds of peanut butter annually. (www. Peanut Butter is known for it's nutrition and inexpensive cost. The largest downfall of peanut butter is that it is an allergen that can be lethal to those who are allergic. In our school district, children eating peanut products at lunch time must sit at a designated table. Shared snacks and lunches brought on school grounds must be peanut free. … [Read more...]