Having just received a couple of boxes of chocolate granola from Dorset Cereals, I thought I ought to blog about it. The timing is particularly apt as the chocolate in the granola is fairtrade and it just so happens it is Fairtrade Fortnight (22 Feb – 7 March).
I’m not normally a great fan of breakfast cereals, finding them too dry, too sweet or just generally unpalatable – to me breakfast cereal means porridge – in the winter at least. However, the packets looked rather tempting so CT and I sat down to breakfast with an unusual degree of anticipation. Chocolate for breakfast was a novel concept for us, but a welcome one. We were not disappointed.
The texture was good, not so hard that you felt a trip to the dentist might be needed, but sufficiently firm so as not to turn to a sludge at the bottom of the bowl. For our taste, this was just a little too sweet, but nevertheless it had a good rich chocolate flavour, which is just as well considering the chocolate they use is 70% cocoa. The taste of coconut came through quite strongly on the plain chocolate granola which we liked, but our favourite was the one with added macadamias – mostly because we love macadamias. If I was going to eat anything other than porridge or muesli with yogurt, then I would be more than happy with either of these latest chocolate offerings from Dorset Cereals.
PS Makes a great instant pudding – just add milk and if you’re feeling really naughty, some cream.
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