Cereal is not my friend. I have never – not even as a child – really enjoyed a bowl of cereal. As someone who has had gastric bypass surgery, I find that something with too many carbs can sometimes cause a hypoglycemic attack, so I have tried to avoid foods like cereal – even when I am craving them. But protein is protein, my gastrically altered amigos, and I have heard good things about Kay’s Naturals products. It only took a free sample to convince me I really needed to try this cereal.
Now in the past, when I have actually eaten cereal, I prefer it dry. I find some cereals quite tasty right out of the box, but hate the texture of soggy flakes. So to be fair, I took my first taste of Kay’s Naturals Honey Almond Protein cereal right out of the bag. I opened it, and got a whiff of the really pleasant and sweet aroma from the cereal. My first few dry bites were tasty. I loved the subtle sweetness of the cereal, although I didn’t really get a strong almond flavor. I poured the single serving pouch into my bowl and proceeded to pour enough milk on it to actually call it “in milk”.
Once it was in the milk, the cereal seemed to lose a little of it’s flavor. It was tasty, I just didn’t get the same sweetness that I got from the dry cereal. Between myself and Granuaile, we finished the bowl. Most importantly, I didn’t have a hypoglycemic reaction from the cereal!
The one ounce bag of cereal contained 100 calories, and 1.5 grams of fat. There are 9 grams of protein – although it is soy protein isolate, so not the best source of protein, but still protein!
You can purchase a case of 12 bags of this cereal for $13. Definitely more expensive than Cheerios, but a great option for those of us who have had gastric bypass surgery.