Pros: Tastes good, lot of strawberries and is healthy
Cons: flakes are too hard for me
I have been buying the Kashi organic promise strawberry fields cereal on and off for a while. It is very good, although I would not call it a favorite though. The cereal tastes good, but is a little hard for my taste. It hurts my teeth which have weak enamel on them. This is a personal issue that most people do not suffer from, so I hope you don't base your buying choice on the fact that it is bothersome to me. I am unable to eat much of anything that is hard or ridged textured so like I said this did not personally suit me. But I have bought it a few times still because the taste is very good, and it is worth suffering a little now and then to have it.
Stop and Shop supermarket located near by me here in Rhode Island, where I reside is where I purchase the Kashi organic promise strawberry fields cereal. There they charge only $4.49 for a 10.4 ounce box of the Kashi organic promise strawberry fields cereal. The price is pretty good. A box of Total cereal of the same size goes for that price and it is not nearly as healthy as the Kashi organic promise strawberry fields cereal is.
Details and facts:
Kashi organic promise strawberry fields cereal have thicker flakes then most of the other Kashi cereals that I have had. They are sort of liek a clustered flake, is the best that I can describe them to be. The cereal is packed with tons of strawberries. I have had many berry cereals where the box was mostly flakes. The Kashi organic promise strawberry fields cereal certainly had quite a bit of strawberries in it. It was like at least a quarter of the box, maybe more was strawberries. I liked that.
The ingredients that you will find in the Kashi organic promise strawberry fields cereal are Long Grain Rice (Organic), Evaporated Cane Juice (Organic), Whole Wheat (Organic), Freeze-Dried Strawberries (Organic), Sea Salt, Brown Rice Syrup (Organic), Freeze-Dried Raspberries (Organic). And th nutrition information states that this cereal contains no fats, no saturated fats, no cholesterol, 200mg of sodium, 40mg of potassium, 28 g of carbs, 1 g of dieatry fiber, 9 g of sugar, 2 g of protein, 4% of vitamin C and 2% of iron content.
Other then the sodium I think everything else falls under a very healthy category. The sodium is not overly high, but higher then some cereals that I have used by Kashi in the past. However, it is certainly not a big deal to me at all. I watch my sodium pretty close since I have high blood pressure and this cereal does not seem to hurt that either way.
My use and recommendation:
The taste of the Kashi organic promise strawberry fields cereal is very good. I have no complaints about the taste what so ever. I would have to say this is the best tasting berry related cereal that I have ever tried. You taste more of the berries then anything else in the cereal. For me, that is great because I love strawberries a lot. They are my favorite fruit pretty much.
I use the Kashi organic promise strawberry fields cereal along with other Kashi products to maintain the weight that I am at right now. I like being this weight and would like to stay there. At almost 30 years old I need to watch my weight now. However, if using it to help you to lose weight go on their web site and check out the plans for Kashi foods that they recommend, this one included. It is certain to help you out.
The flakes are a little hard for me. Normally when that happens I can let the cereal sit to get soft. But with the Kashi organic promise strawberry fields cereal I can't do that because the strawberries get all mushy before the cereal gets moderately soft and the milk ends up warm before it gets soft enough to eat too. Most people would like that fact. But for me it was not a good thing because like I said I have weak tooth enamel which means I can't eat hard foods like that.
I still do eat the Kashi organic promise strawberry fields cereal maybe twice per month if not a little more. I do because I like the taste a lot. My daughter who is seven likes it as well. I go through about a box per month, I have one bowl, she eats the rest. So it does get it's use, and is worth buying. It just is not my favorite on the Kashi line of cereals. I would still recommend it though.