Rosies Gluten Free Cereals

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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.

gluten free choco pops breakfast

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.

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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).

gluten free organic oat muesli

Organic Oat Muesli, sounds healthy, possibly dull, possibly a bit to grey/beige.

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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.

gluten free berry flakes

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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.

gluten free super food muesli

glutenfrei superfood 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.

glutenfrei apple poridge

glutenfrei 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.

gluten free banana milkshake breakfast

gluten free caramel milkshake breakfast

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.

Product Review – Gluten Free from mymuesli.com

glutenfrei mymeusli

One of the joys of running this blog is that I am occasionally invited to product launches and events, there’s something about free food that just makes it taste better.  Recently mymeusli.com invited me to partake in an open day at their offices to sample their gluten free muesli options, great!  After some introductions and other niceties I noticed a rather large selection of tubes, all containing muesli goodness.  I was definitely being optimistic and hoping that they would be mostly gluten free.

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Unfortunately, this was not the case.  Not really their fault, but mine.  I always rate the importance of a company providing Gluten Free products in line with the importance I place upon eating said Gluten Free products.  If only the world agreed.  They do, however, have a couple of tubes of glutenfrei goodness, helpfully coloured in such a way that they stand out from the rest of the line.

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The two options are berries and chocolate, the two best additions to any breakfast in my opinion.  The muesli itself is rather good, much better than the dusty offerings from Verival, Herz or Hammermühle.  It is less prone to crumbling and has a little more flavour to it.

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All in all, I’d recommend buying some.

Unfortunately mymuesli were not able to provide a list of places you could buy the Gluten Free tubes and so far I have only seen them for sale in my local Rewe.  So, I’d keep an eye out for them, but it may be best to order online.

Website – They can be a little hard to find on the site, but there is a link at the very bottom of the page.