I occasionally meet people who are a little jealous of me being a gluten free blogger. Most of the time this is met with bemusement from me, being a blogger is hardly flying me around in first class whilst staying at the ritz. But then, sometimes, I remember that I get packages of free food in the mail. Then I completely agree with them and think that life isn’t so bad really. Who doesn’t want some surprise gluten free food. On this occasion, the lovely people from Rosies sent me a box full of their cereal offerings, five boxes and two milkshake breakfast type things. Happiness indeed.
After surviving on home made muesli and granola for my breakfasts for years (I gave up on most German cereal offerings a while ago) it was quite a welcome break to just pop a box open and eat. The first one I tried was the one with the monkey face on, obviously.
Choco Pops, gluten free and vegan. I’ve had off brand coco pops before and they were never quite the cereal that I used to consume as a child. They never had the right crunch or they never turned the milk the right amount of chocolatey.
Thankfully though, these were absolutely amazing, just what I remembered eating. They retain their crunch just long enough and the left over milk is deliciously chocolatey. They are way and above any other gluten free chocolate based puffed rice cereal I’ve bought.
Next up I needed something a little more healthy (I may have finished the choco pops too quickly).
Organic Oat Muesli, sounds healthy, possibly dull, possibly a bit to grey/beige.
To be fair, it does look a little that way in this photo, but after you add a little milk it is most definitely not. It has the perfect balance of fruit to nuts to oats. The dried fruits are just dried enough and don’t require any tough chewing. All in all a rival for the Choco Pops as my favourite, only in a more adult healthy way.
Next up we have Red Berry Flakes.
They were pretty great in terms of gluten free cereal, the same as the choco pops, just the right level of crunch and flavour.
Next we have the superfood pomegranate, raspberry and chia crunchy muesli.
The flavour of this one was amazing, another perfect balance of crunch and berry. Although, this is the only cereal I had a minor problem with, the pomegranate seeds were always a shock when you’d get one of them in a bite.
The last cereal is the Oats and Apple Porridge.
I haven’t been a fan of the pre-made porridges I’ve bought here before, they’re usually somewhat inferior to what I can make myself with some rolled oats. But again, Rosies are pretty great at getting that perfect balance of flavours and their porridge is simply great (as it seems with every cereal that they do).
Lastly, we have two of their breakfast in a glass milk shake drinks.
These were a little less amazing than the cereals, mostly as I wasn’t a huge fan of the consistency (it can get a little too gooey for my liking), but adding extra milk soon sorted that problem out. The caramel one has a really great flavour to it and was easily my favourite of the two.
In conclusion, Rosies products are pretty amazing. They are far far above any of the German gluten free cereals I’ve bought and better than a lot of the British ones too. I would highly recommend that you give one a try, the only downside is that it’ll be hard to go back to anything else.
If you’re looking for them, I’ve seen them on sale in Rewe fairly often.