Tuesday, 22 February 2011

A Fruity Start to your Day....Nestle Superfruity Shredded Wheat

It is a worrying statistic that 1 in 6 children go to school without having eaten breakfast.  Eating a healthy breakfast is vital, setting the tone for the rest of the day.  It helps aid concentration, avoids tiredness and keeps blood sugar levels from dropping.  Some people skip breakfast thinking it is a good way to cut down on calories, however it has been proven to be a vital part of successful weight loss to include a healthy breakfast to keep your metabolism from stalling.  So all in all breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

Nestle have launced their new Superfruity Shredded Wheat.  Each hearty bite size wholegrain square has a hidden centre full to bursting with real fruit and berries.  They also contain the added benefit of antioxidants which are reputed to aid health.  Available in Rasberry, Strawberry and Cranberry and Blackcurrant, Blackberry and Blueberry flavours, they are low in fat, high in wholegrain fibre and contain 156 calories per 40 g serving.  Each bowlful provides 15% of an adult's RDA of Selenium.  They are sure to appeal to a whole new generation of Shredded Wheat eaters.  So how will they fair Inside the Wendy House?!

The mini Shredded Wheats are filled with a fruity puree.  Here is the raspberry, strawberry and cranberry cut in half.  You can see that it is well filled.  I personally don't like dried fruit and most cereals use the dried variety in their fruity varieties.  So, as these contained a smooth puree, I was very interested to give them a try.
This morning me and Kizzy gave them a go!  As it is half term we had the luxury of a rush free morning with breakfast in our pyjamas.  Bliss!  We love the bold design and the colourful packaging and the pictures of fruit make the cereal seem very enticing.
Like Shredded Wheat Bitesize, the cereal stayed quite firm in the milk and didn't go mushy.  They softened but the filling stayed inside giving an explosion of fruitiness when you eat them.  The flavour was quite like jam but slightly tarter (which I'm guessing was down to the cranberry.)  I think they make a really nice alternative to my usual cereals and I will definitely be buying these in the future.
Kizzy tucked into her bowlful with her So Good soya milk.  She said they were "everso fruity and the flavour went well with the taste of the cereal."  

The Superfruity Shredded Wheat does contain added sugar wherby their original counterpart does not.  So that is a consideration.  However, I'd much rather my child had a cereal with added fruit rather than a chocolate flavoured or sugar coated variety.  It adds an element of interest to breakfast and hopefully will encourage more people to eat a wholegrain cereal in the mornings.
Inside the Wendy House Thumbs Up!!!!
*Nestle provided the cereal for this review but the opinions voiced are my own!*


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