Saturday, July 25, 2009

I was up all night

Mostly, I could not get to sleep.

I like to have a bowl of cereal before I go to bed. It usually settles me down. I tried a new cereal. Arrowhead Mills Breadshop Natural Foods Mocha Almond Crunch Granola. It was on sale and if figured I would try it. It was not bad, but not that good.

But WTF look at the ingredients.
Ingredients: whole grain oats, cane juice, expeller pressed canola oil, brown rice flour, almonds, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), natural espresso flavor, other natural flavors, cinnamon, oat bran, rice bran, sea salt, barley malt, natural vitamin e and ascorbic acid (for freshness).

Looks harmless but what is natural espresso flavor? I have a feeling that is freeze dried coffee. Where was this stuff when I was in grad school.

I am trying to find out what "natural espresso flavor" is. Not so much info on the Internet. I found from BoxBabble out that it is unique to the brand of cereal. So I only know that this is a unique ingredient to this cereal. Hummmm

Well I am off for a 15 mile, marathon training run. I will come home and take a nap.


  1. Amy, It was my punishment for going off the track.

  2. Dear Mr. *****,

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding our Mocha Almond Crunch Granola. We strive to maintain the highest quality products and appreciate your patronage.

    There is a trace amount of coffee in this product. We have not measured for the exact amount of caffeine. If you cannot have caffeine, we would not recommend using this product.

    Thank you for your continued support. If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-434-4246, Monday through Friday from 7AM - 5PM Mountain Time.


    Consumer Relations Representative

    Ref # 1911998


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