Price : $ 3.64
I bet you're wondering what you're doing here, reading a grain review on a tech site . Well, dear friend, you are living your best life. Because everyone loves grains. I've been talking about starting a grain review site for months and after some encouragement from the boss it was clear that I didn't need to start a separate site for grain reviews. Because they can live here.
Here's what we like
- Stays crispy even in milk
- Good portion
I eat a lot of breakfast cereals. Like much . Not even for breakfast – cereal is a snack. And since I'm a cyclist, carbohydrates are an inherent part of my life. I am talking about 60+ percent of my daily intake is carbohydrates. At this point, I'm not sure if I eat grains to fuel my bike or keep riding to support my grain habit. Either way they go hand in hand which works well for me.
But I digress. We are here to talk about grains. And I wanted to start this whole series of grain reviews (yes, this is something now. You're welcome.) With my new favorite: Hershey's Kisses Cereal. I will admit I was quite unsure about how this was going to be, but since I am the cereal lover I am I had to try it. Because I've eaten like ten boxes of this crap for the past six weeks. Maybe that's an exaggeration – I'm not sure. I don't keep track of how much breakfast cereal I actually eat; I just make sure I always have enough to hand.
First, the power supply – it's not bad!
While I eat a lot of breakfast cereals and try all the new if I can, I still pay close attention to the nutritional information. I try to stay away from most double-grained sugar cereal per serving (especially since I know I'm going to eat two or three servings at a time), but I'll make exceptions from time to time. Hershey & # 39; s Cereal is one of those exceptions: it clocks in at 12 grams of sugar per serving. That's a lot, but since I don't have much sugar elsewhere in my diet, I'm good at it.
Otherwise, it has 31 grams of life-affirming carbohydrates per serving, along with a lean 2 grams of protein. On the plus side, it only has 1.5 grams of fat per serving, which is a bonus. A single serving contains just 140 calories – relatively low for a single serving compared to comparable grains – and is a bountiful 36 grams, which also leads to a pretty decent bowl compared to many other grains. I generally eat two servings at a time which is a great filling. That gives me 62 grams of carbohydrates (24 grams of sugar), 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fat. All in all, it is not bad. The sugar content is on the high side, but what can you do – it's literally a chocolate candy-based breakfast cereal.
Taste and texture: delicious and crunchy from start to finish
Like literally every human on earth who eats grains, I had a dry taste as soon as I opened the first box. it's not great without milk. It's crunchy and just tastes a little … boring. But in my experience, most chocolate grains aren't great on their own.
Toss it in a bowl and add some milk, and it's great I eat all my cereal with regular almond milk, especially as I prefer it over cow's milk, it has fewer calories and fat and provides a touch of extra sweetness to otherwise boring cereals (like Cheerio s). I love it. And it's great in Hershey's Kisses cereal.
Once the little Kisses-shaped breakfast cereals – which honestly look like dog food and that's just weird – start to absorb the milk, they soften a little, but not too much. This makes for a better overall grain eating experience, especially since the texture remains largely the same in the rest of the bowl. The pieces absorb just enough to milk to take away some of the hardness for the dry crunch, but at no point during my two-serving bowl does it ever get soggy. This is the best grain eating experience.
As For Taste, If You've Had Chocolate Breakfast Cereal – Coco Puff, Cocoa Pebbles , etc. – then you already know Kisses cereal. It's not exactly the same, mind you, but it's close enough that if you like the others you'll almost certainly love Kisses too. The standout feature of Kisses cereal is the desirable crunch to the last bite – not the taste.
Try it if you like crunchy, delicious grains and don't mind the sugar content
As I said earlier, I usually stopped hard with double-digit sugar grains, but I'm willing to try just about anything. I don't normally buy box-after-box of the sugary crap. Hershey & # 39; s Kisses Cereal is one of the few that has made its way into my cereal stack, because despite its 12 grams of sugar per serving, it's just darn good.
It's delicious, stays crunchy in milk, and the 36 gram serving size is more than you get from most other grains (by volume – not by weight). Combine that with just 140 calories per serving and you have a winning combination. I strongly recommend it.
Price: $ 3.64
Here's what we like
- Remains crispy even in milk
- Good portion size