I had picked up Uncle Sam’s Original Cereal with a coupon I received during Healthy Living Summit back in August. I had planned on writing this review awhile ago but I just didn’t have a chance to until now.
So, what’s so special about it?
Well, Uncle Sam’s Original cereal is EXTREMELY high in fiber and EXTREMELY low in sugar, which makes it the epitome of a “healthy cereal.” It has 10 grams of fiber and less than 1 gram of sugar.
Check out the awesome ingredients and nutritional information:
Does it taste “healthy”?
In one word, yes. This cereal makes Kashi GO Lean Original cereal (the one with sticks) seem like Fruit Loops. I couldn’t detect any sweetness or any specific flavors in it. The texture was very crunchy and went well with ricemilk.
Well, did you like it?
Honestly, it took a little bit of getting used to, but I did enjoy the cereal immensely after I added a bit of maple syrup to it. I like that the cereal is unsweetened so that I can customize the amount of sweetness to add. It’s kind of like why Ina Garten always uses unsalted butter– it’s because she can then control exactly how much salt goes into her recipes for uniform cooking.
I don’t remember exactly how much the box of cereal cost but I believe it was over $4.00. Drugstore.com has it at $3.29 but also has ones at $4.29. I think that it’s pretty pricey for a box of cereal with only 5 servings in it. I usually purchase cereals for around $3.00 with 8-10 servings per box.
This cereal was pretty easy to find at my local Whole Foods. The red border on the cereal box really helps it stand out. You can also find this cereal at most major supermarkets, i.e. Shoprite, A&P, Kroger, Jewel, etc.
I would rate this cereal 6 stars out of 10 stars because this is not a cereal for everyone. I took 2 points off for price and 2 points off for taste. I think it’s a quality cereal but many people would be turned off by the price and by the taste. If you are looking for an extremely healthy cereal and don’t mind its lack of flavor then Uncle Sam’s Original is for you. I haven’t tried the other Uncle Sam’s cereals so I can’t comment on them.