Boost your breakfast with Sown & Grown’s fresh new cereal range – Plus competition to win the entire 6 box range!
Motherhood Diaries was invited (along with my son, Aidan (4)) to the launch of Sown & Grown’s fresh new cereal range at The Grain Store across from King’s Cross Boulevard, a quaint little restaurant that specialises in an eclectic menu of meat, fish and vegetables. We were invited to try out Sown & Grown’s new range of great tasting muesli and granola, which are gently baked or blended in small batches and made from 100% British grains. I am not really a fan of hard cereals, as they tend to sit in my tummy for quite a while, but my two boys (aged 4 and 5 years old), as well as hubby, can quite happily eat cereal all day. So, I was quite excited to seize the opportunity to check out these high fibre, wholegrain, low salt and low sat fat cereals that would probably serve me well to try too.
They come in a unique and distinctive tube, with a resealable lid, which helps to retain freshness too.
“We’ve set out to celebrate the great British grain because we believe it’s the unheralded champion of the food scene and it’s why we’ll always put 100% British grains at the heart of what we do. We’ve taken our time to craft the Sown & Grown range, tasting lots of different recipe variations before we ended up with our initial six. We’re really proud of our new granolas and mueslis.” Phil Toms, Co-Founder of Great Little Grains and Sown & Grown.
It was quite brisk and windy 15 minutes’ walk from King’s Cross station, so we were delighted to finally arrive to an impressive array of breakfast food, including some indulgent pastries and a huge selection of different fruits, yoghurts, milk and, of course, the 6 new flavours of the Sown & Grown mueslis and granolas. There were also a selection of fruit compotes and honey that you could include in your cereal to sweeten the flavour. The 6 new Sown & Grown flavours are:
- Apple & Blackcurrant Granola: A crunch selection of oat and wheat flakes, pumpkin seeds, almonds and linseeds, lightly coated with honey for a touch of sweetness that are gently baked with apple and blackcurrant pieces then added
- Nuts & Seeds Granola: A moreish mix of delicately honey coated oat and wheat flakes packed with almonds, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds and linseeds.
- Three Grain Granola: A wholesome blend of barley, spelt and oats, finely coated with honey that are small batch baked and then almonds, linseeds and pumpkin seeds are then added.
- Mixed Berry & Nut Muesli: A rich assortment of Brazil nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, sultanas, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries pieces, blended with British Oats, Wheat, Barley, Spelt and Rye.
- Four Grain Muesli: A tempting combination of oats, wheat, barley and spelt, gently blended with sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
- Apple & Raspberry Muesli: An uplifting and nourishing fruit-filled blend of raspberry and apple pieces, sultanas and pumpkin seeds, gently blended with oats, wheat, barley, spelt, and rye.
As Aidan and I sat down to ponder over which of the new cereals to try, I ended up opting for the Mixed Berry & Nut Muesli, along with Co Yo (coconut milk yoghurt) and a strawberry fruit compote. I was very pleasantly surprised at how delicious the whole combination tasted. I have developed a sweet taste over the years and this new sweet cereal, which was packed full of nutrients, was definitely on par with my regular poached/boiled egg, wholemeal bread, avocado, tomato and lemon breakfast combo.
In fact, I loved it so much that I asked to review the Four Grain Muesli and the Apple & Blackcurrant Granola, along with my brilliant new purchase, Co Yo.
I am completely converted to Coconut Milk Yoghurt too, which is just super delicious. Here are the different cereal combos I have tried so far.
(Sown & Grown Apple & Blackcurrant Multigrain Granola, Natural Greek Yoghurt, and a Mango & Coconut Protein Yoghurt Topper)
(Sown & Grown’s Four Grain Muesli, a handful of blueberries and strawberries and Co Yo (Coconut Milk Yoghurt))
(Sown & Grown’s Apple & Blackcurrant Multigrain Granola, Co Yo Coconut Milk Yoghurt and a full apple, sliced into segments. Further sweeten with Agave Nectar if you so wish)
This was my favourite combo, especially when sweetened with Agave Nectar.
What do I think of Sown & Grown’s Apple and Blackcurrant Multigrain Granola and Four Grain Muesli?
From a complete cereal-phobe to a granola/muesli connoisseur, experimenting with fruit compotes, fancy coconut milk yoghurts and, of course, fruit favourites like berries, apple and bananas, I am a complete convert. The nuttiness, sweetness and just natural feeling of freshness to this new cereal sits very well with my tummy. Where other harsher cereals felt more like cement inside, I am happily enjoying a much more nutrient-dense breakfast, which keeps me full for longer. I’ve even managed to get the boys to experiment a little bit with some of the granola and muesli in their Cheerios. One step at a time, eh!
I would be keen to review the other granolas and mueslis in the Sown & Grown range and, perhaps, test out their versatility in some dessert recipes too. Watch this space!
A little bit about Sown & Grown
Sown and Grown has been developed by Great Little Grains – a new, independent and free spirited start up. The range is available now, exclusively, in more than 300 Sainsbury’s stores and retails at £3.95 for 450g. That’s equivalent to 11 servings (based on a 40g serving suggestion). Head on over to www.greatlittlegrains.co.uk or check out their twitter page for more information and any introductory promotions too!
Follow the entries in the Rafflecopter below to be in with a chance to win the entire 6-box Sown & Grown range. Competition ends midnight on 27 April 2016.
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