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Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
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Monday, 10 June 2013

Van's Honey Nut Crunch Cereal - Review

Van's has redesigned and introduced new gluten free product lines. One of these new lines is cereal. There are 2 new cold varieties to choose from: Honey Nut Crunch and Cinnamon Heaven. 

Van's has been around for awhile, but the only product I've seen in St. John's is the waffles. These are really good, so when I was in South Carolina and noticed the new Van's products, I had to try them! 

Wal Mart carried the Honey Nut Crunch cereal as well as Van's crackers and granola bars. 

The cereal bits are quite small, and about half the size of a Chex piece of cereal. They are slightly sweetened, but overall, just have a hint of honey. The texture is nice and crunchy, and tastes great mixed with almond milk (or dairy milk). I also like these to snack on, or put in a trail mix for added texture. 

Per serving, there is 120 calories, 5 grams of fibre, 7 grams of sugar and 1 gram of fat. The full ingredient list is: Van’s Gluten Free Whole Grain Blend (Oat, Brown Rice, Millet, Quinoa and Amaranth Flours), Cane Sugar, Oat Fiber, Inulin, Invert Cane Sugar, Salt, Honey, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavors, Natural Mixed Tocopherols for Freshness.

If you are wondering what Inulin is check out this link. As with anything, there are mixed reviews on it, but basically it's a fiber extracted from chicory root. It is found naturally in foods such as bananas, onions and garlic. 

Van's cereals are non-GMO and registered with the non-GMO project

I'm not sure if they are available in Canada yet, but I'm headed to Toronto next week, and I plan to check out the Whole Foods supermarket to see if they carry them! 

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