These instant cereals are a great alternative to the normally sugar heavy options available.
- The only downside is getting used to the thinner consistency of a flaxseed-based cereal versus an oat-based one.
If you are fed up with all of the sugar ladened breakfast cereals, then there is no need to look any further. Wild Zora definitely is the niche product that I have never been able to find at the grocery store. Don't get me wrong, all of those breakfast cereals are delicious, but if they're gonna contain as much sugar as a cinnamon roll I'm gonna eat the ladder.
At first glance when I opened the box I really enjoyed the sturdy individual packages. A lot of the other brands when stuffed in a backpack and lugged over countless miles of hiking, have a tendency to tear and end up at the bottom of my pack. These seem much sturdier without compromising packability—they are light and easy to toss a ton in my pack, which I did.
I have not tried all of their flavors yet, but the two that I did try—carrot cake and blueberry muffin—were delicious. I do not have any gluten intolerances, but I appreciate that these are gluten-free. The ground flaxseed makes a hearty base for a cereal, but doesn't have the same feel that a normal oat based product does. I think if they were only flaxseed and spices, I wouldn't have enjoyed them as much. Luckily each one I have had has a great mix of chunky additions. The carrot cake especially had a nice mix of coconut, walnuts, carrot, and raisins. The ginger and clove really made it taste like a carrot cake, albeit it a healthy, but still delicious carrot cake.
For hiking, backpacking, canoeing, etc., I definitely see these as being a go-to companion. As an added benefit my 9-month-old daughter also thoroughly enjoyed them. It's always nice when I can find a product that not only my daughter and I enjoy, but one that is made in a way that I can be proud to feed it to her. Keep up the great work Wild Zora, I'm excited to try what else you have!
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