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.
7 March 2010 Update
Now my blog has passed its first blogiversary, it seems like the right sort of time to run a competition. Interested? Here’s what to do:
Give me your most inspired ideas for a great chocolate themed breakfast via the comments link at the bottom of this post by 22:00 GMT on Saturday 20th March.
CT and myself will be judging the competition on originality but, more importantly how much we’d like to have your suggestions for our own breakfast. Our decision is final and no negotiation will be entered into.
The prize is a jute bag containing 3 boxes of each of the delicious chocolate granolas described in this previous post, along with a Dorset Cereals bowl to eat it in. I’m already feeling envious!
Apologies to overseas visitors but whilst I look forward to reading all comments and ideas, the prize is only available to those living in the UK.
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