A new raw oat-based cereal is in town and of course I’m here to give you the low down! I received a couple of sample cups of Vigilant Eats Superfood cereal and I must admit I was a bit skeptical at first.
When I saw that you only had to add cold water, I figured something was awry. I’ve never just added cold water to cereal, much less oats, and then start grubbin’. Anyway, I had a job to do, so I put my doubts aside and peeled back the top and added some water and got to mixing (with the handy little spoon that is included).
It wasn’t love at first bite, but I think that is more due to the fact that I’m used to eating hot oats. So, after a few bites, I began to adjust. Now, the flavor I had was Goji-Cacao and I found it heavy on the cacao. I personally am not a huge fan of raw cacao, but if you are, then you are definitely in for a treat! I did however, love the goji berries quite a bit and found it did provide some balance for me. Overall, my first taste experience was good. So, if I was to give it a grade on taste the first go round it would be a B. I did have two full-sized samples to try and the second time around was much better for me, due to the fact that my initial reservations were gone and I warmed up to the cacao taste a little bit more. So, I’ll give it an A- for the second try. I do feel that my experience and grading has more to do with personal preference than the taste quality of the product and I would recommend giving it a shot for sure.
What I love most about this oat-based cereal is the convenience factor. This is a fantastic way to grub-on-the-go! You can easily take it to work, on road trips, on the plane etc. You can’t get any easier than just adding water! I also love the nutrition stats on this cereal as well. For starters, it’s non-GMO and organic and then it packs a nice protein punch, coming in at 11 grams. It also is high in Vitamin A (50%) as well as Iron (25%). Additionally, this is a gluten-free product for any of you that are sensitive or intolerant (to gluten that is- not in general) so you can munch away worry free! I feel this is a great and healthy alternative to other packaged convenience foods, so I give it my stamp of approval!
For more information and to order, visit www.vigilant-eats.com/products
When Christa isn’t just adding cold water to cereal, you can find her writing about other vegan happenings on her blog!