This new variety has a blend of mango-flavored flakes, coconut-flavored granola clusters and coconut shavings. A healthy breakfast option, Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends has the following per serving:
- 10g Whole Grain
- 120 Calories
- 6g of Sugar (Honey Nut Cheerios Has 9g!)
- 9 Essential Vitamins and Minerals with 60% DV of Iron
- 4 Wholesome Grains
- Heart Healthy (0g Trans Fat, 0.5g Saturated Fat and 0mg Cholesterol)
With this being said, I will give my take on this exotic new cereal. Personally, I have to be honest and say I didn't really like it. I think you have to either really like tropical fruits or be in the mood for it. I do enjoy mango (fresh) and coconut from time to time, but I cannot always handle the dried versions. I had my husband try this cereal as well (with milk) and he felt the same way. Some day when I am in the mood for something tropical and fruity, this will be a great cereal to grab, but in an every day scenario, this would not be my first choice. In no way does my lack of a taste for the Tropical Blends change my view of Honey Bunches of Oats. They have so many amazing products and highly encourage giving it a try if you like mango and coconut. Truly though, the flavors do combine very well and it brings you to a tropical paradise while you eat it. The texture too is great as it is delightfully crunchy--the most important thing you could ask for in cereal texture. The cereal also has a delightful sweetness to it which makes you feel like you are eating an unhealthy cereal when you are actually being healthy! I think I would have personally enjoyed this more without the shredded coconut and maybe with banana or something in it to calm down the taste of the mango. Either way, I do recommend you give this a shot and here is your chance! Enter to win a FREE box below!
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Disclaimer: I am a Purex Insider and received a free product for my review! These views are my own and were not at all influenced by the party who gave me this opportunity.