Wednesday, May 21, 2008

tall jan is malicious cereal

I think the fact that i bought the new BRAN flakes cereal! proves that im a sucker for advertising and for trying something new.. a big sucker... i mean bran flakes?!

i really really did believe they would be 'delicious'.. i must have thought finally a high fibre cereal thats coated in sugar! Theyve finally figured that cereal can have high fibre and high sugar ROFL!
However its as delicious as eating corrugated carboard with an occasional gem of silvered almond.. what was i thinking? (ok so it might be nicer than just plain old bran flakes... and great for a bran flake fan)
When broken down in your mouth it feels gritty, no doubt because of the bran.. it sticks to the top of your molars worse than dry wheat bix.

From wikipedia article:


All-Bran comes in different varieties, although not all of them are available in all countries:

  • All-Bran Original (Available in Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Colombia)
  • All-Bran Bran Flakes/All-Bran Flakes/Petales (Available in Canada, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, France, UK)
  • All-Bran Bran Buds (Available in USA, Canada)
  • All-Bran Strawberry Buds (Available in Canada)
  • All-Bran Strawberry Medley (Available in Canada, USA)
  • All-Bran Extra Fiber/All-Bran Plus (Available in USA, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, France)
  • All-Bran Flakes Chocolate (Available in Spain)
  • All-Bran Guardian (Available in Canada)
  • All-Bran Honey Nut Flavor (Available in Canada)
  • All-Bran Cereal Bars (Available in Canada, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, UK)
  • All-Bran Choco/Chocolat (Available in Spain, Belgium, France)
  • All-Bran Splitz (Available in Spain)
  • All-Bran Plus Yogur/Iogurte (Available in Spain, Portugal)
  • All-Bran Plus Fruit 'n Fibre/Fruta & Fibra (Available in Belgium, Portugal, France)
  • All-Bran Figue & Pomme (Available in France)
  • All-Bran Fruit 'n Oats (Available in Australia)
  • All-Bran Tropical (Available in Australia)
  • All-Bran Snack Bites (Available in Canada, USA)
  • All-Bran Yogurt Bites (Available in USA)


maria said...

Don't feel bad.. you're not alone. I always get some sort of a *buzz* buying a new product - and I get sucked in by advertising too.

I do like Weight Watchers new "Potato Bakes" in the chip aisle. 6 packets (in a long bag) for $6-ish.. so expensive.. I've so far only tried salt n vinegar..and I like them. Not overpowering at all.

Are the hightlighted All Bran varieties one's that you're interested in? Or just one's you found on Wiki? Those Bran Buds are akin to tablespoonfuls of laxatives I think.. Where is the 'zing' and excitement?

When I was in the USA I was fascinated how they had a wider range of products.. like the brand name BAND-AID's.. so many more colourful one's and character one's..and cheaper than here. Same with board games.. so cheap..and more variety. Though not everything is good!

I have been known to buy products..and then throw them out if they fail me..(normally food) and I get down on myself for wasting 'x' amount of dollars I spent on the item.

Jenna loves that TV ad btw.. I'd be sucked in by it too. Glad I've read this review first.. I trust your judgement :)

maria said...

p.s. re: the chocolate All Bran.. I bet they're not good either.. Consumers get sucked in with words .. like "almonds" and "honey"..but your experience is proof that the cardboard flavour predominates.