To be honest, I was a bit hesitant about incorporating this cereal into my day. Not because I fear carbs or sugary cereals but because I have never really optioned for cereal with fruit in it. For as long as I can remember, my dad put fresh fruit in his cereal. However, I never picked up on this habit. I thought the soft texture of fruit and crunchy cereal would flat out taste strange. So, when I received this box of HBO, I decided to go in with an open mind.
I love oats. I love strawberries. I love cereal. So, why wouldn't I love this combination?
I pour a bowl and added unsweetened cashew milk. Before even taking a bite, my first impression was WOW!
There were huge bunches of oats and loads of strawberries. I knew every bite would have a little of both which is exactly what I was hoping for. I wasn't let down instead by minimal bunches of oats or strawberries. The ratio was on point.
I took my first bite and was surprised. The strawberries were sweet like fresh strawberries from the market, no artificial taste, and they had softened up just enough from the cashew milk to complement the crunch of the bunches of oats and corn flakes. But, not too soft!! That is key in my opinion. They didn't get soggy!
This will most definitely become a staple in my household! Remember to never knock something until you try it - who knew fruit in cereal could be so tasty!
Have you tried this cereal or any of Honey Bunches of Oats? If so, let me know below what you think of it!