I’ve been a Puffins cereal fan for awhile now from Barbara’s Bakery. And after being introduced to Cheerios, my daughter’s next favorite cereal became Puffins at a young age. So we both were excited to sample their latest flavor of Peanut Butter & Chocolate.
It’s rare to find a cereal that is low in sugar, has a list of wholesome ingredients, is a decent source of fiber, AND actually tastes GOOD (vs. feeling like you are chewing on tree bark.) Puffins cereal falls into all these categories. This cereal line – in fact all of Barbara’s products – contains no hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, trans fat, artificial additives, refined white sugar and high fructose corn syrup.
Navigating the cereal aisle can be daunting. After reading the ingredients, the two main nutrients I look at on the Nutrition Label are sugar and fiber – I try to aim for 3 grams fiber or more and 6 grams sugar or less.
Here’s the sugar and fiber breakdown of the Puffin brands:
Puffins Original: 5 grams fiber | 5 grams sugar
Puffins Multigrain (Gluten Free): 3 grams fiber | 6 grams sugar
Puffins Peanut Butter: 2 grams fiber | 6 grams sugar
Puffins Peanut Butter & Chocolate: 3 grams fiber | 6 grams sugar
Puffins Cinnamon: 6 grams fiber | 6 grams sugar
Puffins Honey Rice (Gluten Free): 3 grams fiber | 6 grams sugar
And I’m happy to see this product line widely available now – back in the day, I could only find it at Whole Foods but now I pick up my Puffins during my
three times a week Trader Joe’s runs.
While I love the Puffins Original and their Mulitgrain version, if I had to choose, the Peanut Butter & Chocolate is my new favorite. I think the 5 year old agrees.
Puffins Prize Pack Giveaway: One lucky winner will receive a Puffins Prize Pack from Barbara’s Bakery, which includes the following: a sampling of Barbara’s signature cereal line including Puffins Original, Puffins Multigrain and Puffins Peanut Butter & Chocolate (the newest addition!), a reusable canvas tote bag and a cute plush stuffed Puffin (my daughter already name hers “Zia” after her aunt but you’re under no obligation to do the same
To enter, leave a comment below telling me about your favorite breakfast cereal (healthy or not!) and you will also be entered each time you do the following (and leave separate comment letting me know you’ve done it):
- Tweet about the giveaway with a link back to this post
- “Like” Teaspoon Communications on Facebook and/or share the giveaway news with your Facebook fans and friends with a link back to the post
- Follow our Teaspoon of Spice Creations recipe board on Pinterest
UPDATE - Congrats to Molly G. on wining the Puffins Prize Pack! Thanks to all who entered!
Disclaimer: I received the same Puffins Prize Pack from Barbara’s Bakery but was under no obligation to review/write a post about the product. I was not paid for this post and my opinions are my own.