I was completely prepared to fall in love with this cereal, but, in the end, I found it to be a little twiggy for my taste. It is a healthy blend of fruits, nuts, and grains, but I couldn't forget that I was eating something healthy. I prefer healthy food that tastes great, but this is great food that tastes healthy.
Terrific taste in these Great Grains
This is my favorite Post cereal. Great Grains is a beautiful, delicious blend of wheat flakes, clusters, almonds, and featured flavors such as cinnamon hazelnut. Most other cereals have tried to replicate its success with little regard to variety. Why can't Raisin Bran be more like this?
As a healthy choice cereal, Great Grains almost has me addicted. It's fine tuned with flavor along with the essential vitamins, fiber, and minerals to keep me energized. It has me thinking that parents should substitute Cocoa Pebbles for this choice to feed their kids. Great Grains proves that a cereal like this is made for every body.
Depending on cravings, one box can serve up to three-and-a-half large bowls, so I'd watch my intake. Great Grains is fairly high in calories, but benefits from a great deal of better nutrition.
Sweet taste for a quick breakfast
This is a nice crunchy cereal - all flavors in the line our good. My favorite has pecans and dates. I like the natural sweetness and crunchy nuts! This is a great cereal for a quick breakfast in the mornings. Even my kids enjoy this cereal!
The best of all the healthy "grown up" cereals out there.
I will admit that I willfully ate Mueslix for years, even when it was considered a cereal only for those on life support or a few over-the-top health freaks. Yes it tasted like someone raked the backyard at the end of fall and boxed up all the clippings but hey, in my backyard there are lots of pecans and some pretty crunchy bark bits so for me it didn't matter. It tasted different, kind of dry, definitely nutty, but good as long as the milk was cold.
When Post Selects came to market with their healthy, Mueslix-inspired Great Grains family of cereals, I decided to try a box of the "pecans, dates and raisins" formula to see how it compared to my old standby for flavor and texture. Suprisingly, it was better than the original. Not too sweet, not too nutty. Just lots of great oat clusters and crunchy "straight from the yard to the bowl" goodness. Since then, I've gradually shifted over to Great Grains and it seems those health-conscious cereal groupies have too. In fact, at a few of my local grocers, Mueslix is gone from the shelves, probably wiped out by Post's greater merchandising might.
All of these bran flake-based cereals are best eaten with cold milk and in quantities that allow the cereal to retain its crisp, fresh texture. I usually eat two smaller bowls to keep things from getting soggy and frequently find myself wanting a third. I sometimes wonder who eats the recommended quantities they put on the side of these cereals. It's about a fourth the amount it takes to fill me up. It's a good thing, then, that Post's Great Grains are not just a "healthy" marketing guise. Read the box - they really are good for you and contain little that's bad for you. May even be that the more you eat the better you'll feel.
There are several fiber-rich, cholesterol fighting cereals out there and I've tried many of them over the years. Most were about as boring as cereal gets. Post's Great Grains cereals, however, have great flavor and are fun to eat. This is a cereal you will eat because you like it, not because you know it's good for you. They didn't skimp on the good stuff and they still managed to keep it relatively affordable, even though cereal prices aren't what they used to be. If you're tired of your boring morning bran flakes and you're ready for some earthy, backyard goodness, the Great Grains family of cereals could be for you.