Kashi GoLean Crunch Cereal is described on the packaging as, “plant protein and multigrain cluster cereal with a touch of cinnamon.” Cereal is not really my go-to breakfast, but I like to switch it up once in a while. Kashi used to be my go-to cereal, so when I saw it in the grocery store, I decided to see what has changed over the years.
The packaging is pretty plain with some boring colors and fonts. I do like that it shows what the cereal is supposed to look like ont he front, and when I poured it out – sure enough, the image is an accurate representation. But still, I feel like Kashi was once the cool hipster but who has now grown up to be a straight-laced corporate type … no offense to any grown-up corporate types because I’m probably one too!
❊ Taste & Texture
Kashi GoLean Crunch Cereal will give your jaw a strenuous workout. I suggest you let the cereal sit in milk (or non-dairy milk – see our reviews here) for a few minutes because you’re going to be doing some serious chomping otherwise. This might just be a genius move because it’s like built in portion control – you can only eat so much before you tire of chewing! The taste is pleasantly sweet, with a hint of cinnamon … nothing really special about it though. There are many other cereals that taste just as good that won’t require you to chew for an eternity just to get some food in your body.
❊ Serving Size and Nutritionals
Each serving of Kashi GoLean Crunch Cereal is 3/4 cup (53 grams) and provides 190 calories from 3 grams of total fat (5% of the daily value), 8 grams of fiber (31% of the DV), 13 grams of sugars and 9 grams of protein – I was (happily) surprised that there was this much protein. The rest of the nutrition facts are about average for cereal.
The ingredients list includes … Kashi Seven Whole Grains and Sesame blend, soy flakes, brown rice syrup, dried cane syrup, chicory root fiber, whole grain oats, expeller pressed canola oil, honey, salt, cinnamon, mixed tocopherols for freshness.
❊ Price / Worth It?
I have to admit that while I do think I’d buy this brand again, it’s just too hard to eat – so it won’t be that often.
Have you tried Kashi GoLean Crunch Cereal? What did you think?