Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cinnamon Snack’ems™, Review

For $2.99 you can get five 1.05 oz pouches of cereal. That is not very much cereal, considering a small box of Cheerios has over 11 oz in it. These stand up cereal pouches are good for the waistline, but hard on the budget. Quaker Snack'ems™ come in different flavors, including: Cap'n Crunch Berries, Life Apple Cinnamon Crunchtime, Brown Sugar Oatmeal Squares and Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares. Cinnamon Oatmeal Square Snack'ems are impressive. They are perfectly crunchy, malty, seasoned and deliciously sweet. My younger daughter is sure to enjoy these as a snack and I can feel good about feeding them to her.  Snack girl gives her approval on Quaker Oatmeal Squares and rates it as a healthy breakfast … [Read more...]

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...]