Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Nature's Path EnviroKidz New Cereals

Nature's Path sent us two new organic cereals to try out from their EnviroKidz line - Leapin Lemurs and Penguin Puffs.

Leapin Lemurs 

Here's what they say:

Delectable pairing of peanut butter balls with chocolate balls resulting in a fun and exciting flavor with huge kid appeal. Not only does it taste great, it is gluten free, low in fat (1.5g), low in sodium (115g), low in sugar (8g) and has 8g of whole grain per 30g serving.

Here what we say:

My six year old loves them. He ate most of the box in about two days (shared some with friends, too). He keeps asking me to buy them again. 

I've never been a fan of chocolate cereal (although I'm a huge fan of chocolate in general) so they weren't to my liking.

I also think that the fact that they are so low in sugar could be a difficult change for kids who are used to full sugar cereals. My son has been eating a lower in sugar peanut butter cereal for a while now, so he didn't notice the less sweet taste they had. When I tried them, I definitely was expecting a sweeter taste in my mouth.

Penguin Puffs

Here's what they say:

Whole grain goodness of organic kamut, quinoa and corn into a fun, crunchy and tasty blend. Not only doe sit taste great, it is low in fat (2g), low in sodium (135g), low in sugar (8g), it has 12g of whole grain per 30g serving and 3g of fiber.

Here's what we say:

My five year didn't like the look of them so he didn't even try them. Actually they look like pieces from Kix cereal and pieces from Super Sugar Smacks (I know they changed the name to Honey Smacks but that's just a marketing ploy).

These I really liked. I found them sweeter than the Leapin Lemurs although they both have the same amount of sugar. They left me feeling full, too.

I like the fact that both of these cereals are organic, made from whole grains,  have a decent amount of fiber, and aren't loaded with sugar. If you're looking to make your kids' breakfast cereals a little healthier, they are good options. The sooner you can get your kids away from high sugar, low nutrition breakfast cereals, the better.
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Allison said...

My kids, 9 and 7, love Panda Puffs, Koala Crisp and Gorilla Munch. My kids have also been raised with low sugar cereal so the envirokids cereal is fine with them. I look and look and wish "kid" cereal would get more fiber. I can't find any they like and if it does it is loaded with sugar.

Robin Shreeves said...

Allison - one cereal that is high in fiber that my six year old and I both love is the Kashi Cinnamon Harvest cereal. It's not a kid cereal, but it looks like mini wheats without the frosting.

They're yummy.