When my mom told me that Kashi had an advertised offer for a free cereal sample, I signed up immediately. I guess it's a similar advertising strategy as their granola bar campaign. The only difference was that for the granola bars, you were mailed a coupon for a free box of granola bars. For this cereal, you were mailed a small sample-sized box of cereal. There were two flavours to choose from: Honey Almond Flax and Toasted Berry Crisp. There was a limit of one box per household, and the one I mailed to my address here in London never came (I blame the mailperson), so we only ended up with one box of cereal.

It's a generous sample size, and it came packed in a box within a box (a mini cereal box was packaged in a slightly bigger mailing box). It also came with a $2.00 off coupon for your next purchase of either flavour of the showcased Kashi cereal.

The cereal is advertised as a "protein and fibre cereal," with "naturally sweetened multigrain clusters." I liked how there were pretty big clusters that stuck together, but inevitably, there were those little broken bits at the bottom of the bag, which I didn't mind too much. The cereal was unusually crunchy, and I think it would hurt your jaw a bit if you weren't used to it. Mind you, I ate this cereal dry, which is the way I like eating my cereal. With that said, it would probably become appropriately crunchy once milk was added. I don't know why, but I don't like eating cereal with milk. It gets soggy too fast, and then I feel like I have to wolf down my bowl of cereal. So I imagine if this cereal was eaten with milk, it would stay crunchy for a while.

It was nicely sweetened, not overpowering. I especially liked the puffed rice that was included in the mix. The almond slivers kept a nice toasted flavour too. I find that most of the almonds found in cereals have no toasted flavour, and some are on the verge of exuding their natural almond oils (does anybody get what I mean by that?).

I would recommend this to anybody looking for a new cereal to try for breakfast or otherwise (i.e. for snacking). It is loaded with lots of fibre and protein per serving, so I think it would also benefit anyone looking to up their fibre and/or protein intake.
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