Bear Naked Crunch Cereal
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Bear Naked is long known for their yummy granola. This summer, Bear Naked has entered the cereal market with the launch of their Nut Cluster CRUNCH cereal, which is available at Target and comes in two flavors: Maple Nut and Honey Almond.
Of the two flavors, my favorite is the Honey Almond. I am a sucker for sweeter cereals and this one out sweets the Maple Nut. The flakes are nice and crunchy, even when left sitting in milk for a few minutes. The nut clusters taste great, but I think that they should be smaller in size. The photo below features a big ‘ole chunk of nuts that can really hurt your teeth if you aren’t prepared for it. In the box of Honey Almond that I tested, I found at least 6 nut cluster that were a little over 1.5 inches in diameter. Ouch!
These cereals, like all Bear Naked products are free of artificial flavors or preservatives, contain no cholesterol-hydrogenated oils-or trans fats. High fructose corn syrup is not featured on the label and does not give these grains their kick of sweet. Rather, honey and evaporated cane juice give this cereal it sweetness. If you have eliminated sweets from your diet, then this cereal may be a bit much for you with 11 grams of sugar. One of my other favorite cereals, Kashi’s GoLean Crunch also contains 11 grams of sugar, so don’t be too fooled.
The Bear Naked Nut Cluster also contains 22 grams of whole grains and 3-4 grams of dietary fiber, depending on the flavor, and 4 grams of protein. These values are on par with some of Kashi’s and Cascadia Farms’ offerings, coming in a tad lower with the dietary fiber.
The cereal retails for $4.49/box and carries a higher price tag than some of its’ competitors. However, if you are a coupon cutter or know when to look for deals, I am sure you can find it for lower. The box I have offers a 75 cents off coupon, not bad.
For more info on the Bear Naked Crunch, visit www.amazon.com.