Funk has been turning to big bowls of cereal lately for his midnight snack, and we blow through boxes of it like we’re feeding a small army of men. So we were both excited when the nice people at Dorset cereals offered to send us some samples of granola and muesli to try. We had sampled Dorset granola before, and love how wholesome the list of ingredients is in every package. This is an example of their marmalade granola ingredient list from their website:
Oats (41%), orange marmalade (18%) (sugar, oranges, lemon juice concentrate), sunflower seeds (11%), rye flakes (9%), grape seed oil, nibbed hazelnuts (6%), whole hazelnuts (4%), natural flavouring.
I love how they even include percents! And notice the spelling of “flavouring?” Dorset is a British company, but they sell some of their crunchy granolas and hearty muesli cereals in stores over here, like Whole Foods and Stop & Shop. They also sell products like cereal bars, but not on this side of the pond yet.
Dorset sent me a few flavors to try and I realized I had never tried muesli before. Muesli is a cereal of uncooked oats, dried fruit and nuts and after sampling some of the Dorset muesli, I realized I like it even more than granola! I also love the fact that the serving size of muesli is ¼ cup bigger than that of granola. Even Funk was shocked when I showed him the appropriate ¼ cup scoop size for granola and said he could eat that in two bites!
And what’s not to love about creative flavor combos like these:
- Simply Fruity Muesli with papaya and pineapple, sultans, raisins and multi-grain flakes
- Simply Fruit & Seeds Muesli with raisins, dates, pumpkin and sunflower seeds
- Honey Granola with pumpkin seeds, honey, grape seed oil and vanilla
- Marmalade Granola with roasted hazelnuts and tangy English orange marmalade
Have you tried Dorset cereals? I was not paid to promote Dorset, but it is goooood stuff. If you give it a try, let me know what you think.
While we’re here, I’d like to announce the random winner of the year subscription to ChopChop magazine: congrats Robbie! Robbie commented that she has a son who wants to be a chef someday, so I hope he enjoys this magazine!