I got up a bit early this morning (thanks to my youngest daughter) and ended up eating breakfast about a half hour earlier than usual. I wasn’t very hungry that early in the morning (I made sure to take a snack with me for later) so I decided to just have a bowl of cereal.
A few days ago, we were out shopping and, because she tries to buy healthier cereals, my wife bought a box of Millville Crunchy Granola Raisin Bran for herself. Deciding I should at least make an effort to eat a bit healthier, I gave it a try.
I have tried several different kinds of my wife’s cereals in the past and, so far, I have been pleasantly surprised by how good the healthy choices ended up being. So, when I tried this, I expected the same results.
Unfortunately for me, this cereal really wasn’t as good as I was hoping.
I like raisin bran cereals. But, my biggest complaint about them is there is almost always too much bran and not enough raisins. And, when it came to this cereal, that proved, once again, to be the case. I poured a pretty big bowl of this cereal and found less than 10 raisins in it. So, either they are all settled at the bottom of the box or this brand doesn’t use too many.
This was also the case when it came to the granola clusters that were supposed to be in the cereal. As I said before, I’m not a huge fan of bran cereals. But, I do like granola and the thought of having that mixed in with the bran definitely made the cereal more appetizing for me. However, much like the raisins, the clusters came in a very small quantity. Even more important was the fact they weren’t very large so, even when I did find one or two, they didn’t add to the flavor all that much.
The Millville brand is cheaper than other brands so I should have expected some sort of drop off in quality. However, I have had other cereals from this brand and did not have any complaints about those. So, even for a bargain brand, I do feel the quality didn’t live up to my expectations.
I do plan on trying to eat a bit healthier in the mornings and will likely try more of my wife’s healthy options for breakfast cereal. But, this is one I really have no interest in trying again.