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Organic Cold Cereal Recommendations ?

Postby Bwis53 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:32 am

I tried Cascadian Farms Organic O's this past week, to replace Cheerios. Unfortunately, the organic was tasteless. I'm looking for something not too sweet, but tasty.
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Re: Organic Cold Cereal Recommendations ?

Postby wallrock » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:19 pm

I like most of the Kashi cereals, especially the Cinnamon Harvest shredded wheat. I am pretty sure most their products are organic.
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Re: Organic Cold Cereal Recommendations ?

Postby fennel » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:50 pm

It's become part of our weekly routine to make granola. It's surprisingly easy (I help stir!), and it allows us to minimize the sweetening. We were rarely satisfied with what we could buy.
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Re: Organic Cold Cereal Recommendations ?

Postby acereraser » Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:00 pm

fennel wrote:It's become part of our weekly routine to make granola. It's surprisingly easy (I help stir!), and it allows us to minimize the sweetening. We were rarely satisfied with what we could buy.


You reminded me of this:

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Re: Organic Cold Cereal Recommendations ?

Postby fennel » Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:03 pm

Pecans and Leelanau County dried cherries when we're feeling flush.
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Re: Organic Cold Cereal Recommendations ?

Postby Beaver » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:27 pm

Bwis53 wrote:I tried Cascadian Farms Organic O's this past week, to replace Cheerios. Unfortunately, the organic was tasteless. I'm looking for something not too sweet, but tasty.

I have Cheerios, Cascadian Farms, Kashi, and Mom's Best in my kitchen. Organic usually isn't tasty, right? The artificial flavors and chemicals add taste to non-organic food. What's bad about cheerios? Their food label looks good and I've read they are one of the healthiest non-organic cereals.
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Re: Organic Cold Cereal Recommendations ?

Postby Bwis53 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:44 pm

Cheerios have corn product in their ingredients. Corn is one of the more common GMO crops. General Mills refuses to sell non-GMO Cheerios in the U.S., but it does in Europe.

I'm becoming accustomed to organic O's. I like the crunchiness of O's as opposed to oat bran. It's a shame I pay over a dollar more and get half as much. This is an ongoing project for me.
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Re: Organic Cold Cereal Recommendations ?

Postby Mad Howler » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:31 am

Look for a bag of Heritage Flakes,
I think that they are still carried at WS-CO-OP.
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Re: Organic Cold Cereal Recommendations ?

Postby eriedasch » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:03 pm

Mad Howler wrote:Look for a bag of Heritage Flakes,
I think that they are still carried at WS-CO-OP.

Woodman's East organic isle, bottom shelf. They may have them at other Woodmans locations.

Good choice.
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Re: Organic Cold Cereal Recommendations ?

Postby Beaver » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:28 pm

Bwis53 wrote:Cheerios have corn product in their ingredients. Corn is one of the more common GMO crops. General Mills refuses to sell non-GMO Cheerios in the U.S., but it does in Europe.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/0 ... _ref=false
Original Cheerios Are Now GMO-Free
Updated: 01/03/2014 10:01 am EST

"Original Cheerios, one of America's favorite breakfast cereals, will now be GMO-free. In a major move, General Mills posted on its website today that original Cheerios are no longer made with genetically modified ingredients. In November 2012, a group called Inside GMO launched a campaign to get Cheerios to become GMO-free. The campaign moved thousands to express their discontent over GMO ingredients in the cereal on Cheerios' Facebook page...
General Mills will not be making other varieties of Cheerios GMO-free. "For our other cereals, the widespread use of GM seed in crops such as corn, soy, or beet sugar would make reliably moving to non-GM ingredients difficult, if not impossible," the website says."
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Re: Organic Cold Cereal Recommendations ?

Postby Bwis53 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:45 pm

Got an email about that recently from the GMO Project.
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