We went grocery shopping yesterday. To speed up the process, Sean runs ahead and grabs things while I start in the produce area. He frequently takes the two older girls with while Penny hangs out in the Bjorn with me.
Yesterday, they came back to the cart with a few extras. Sean let them each pick out one thing. Fortunately, we shop at Whole Foods, so even the junk food isn’t too terrible. Ella, wisely, choose a box of Elmo baby crackers. Samantha’s eye caught on a cereal box with a beautiful picture of the cereal full of fresh strawberries and blueberries. The label: Simply Fiber Cinnamon. Sean says he told her it didn’t come with the fruit and she still wanted it.
Here are the stats on the cereal. Ingredients: Wheat Bran, Whole Grain Corn Flour, Whole Grain Wheat Fiber, Corn Bran, Cinnamon. Calories per 3/4 cup serving: 100, Dietary fiber: 14 g, Sugar: 0.
Now, I’m all for healthy cereal. We live on Cheerios. But no sugar and that much fiber? That can’t taste good. I can see eating it if you are in some serious need of fiber for health reasons, or if you lost all your taste buds in an accident, but otherwise, not so much.
This morning Samantha wanted her new cereal. I gave her a couple pieces to try to make sure she really liked it. She said no. Ella decided she wanted the new stuff too. So I poured them both a bowl of it. I then poured myself some Cheerios. After about two minutes, Samantha said she wanted Cheerios. So did Ella. Samantha told me she didn’t like her cereal.
I decided I had to try some before I composted it all. I believe I can accurately describe the taste. First, take your cinnamon and smell it. Don’t taste it, just smell it. Now, with the smell still in your nose, grab the nearest piece of cardboard and eat it. That, my friends, is what Simply Fiber cinnamon tastes like. We’re going to see if the turtle likes it.