Corn flakes bring me back, way back. To when I was five, when nothing else but corn flakes mixed with just a tad of sugar and sliced bananas would make me excited to wake up every morning with a grin on my face. Just the thought of this delicious breakfast, and I’d hop out of bed and race downstairs for a bowl. It’s the classic breakfast cereal, the original breakfast cereal.  How better to enjoy it than with Erewhon’s Organic, Gluten-Free Corn Flakes?

We were shocked just a few weeks ago by Envirokidz Gorilla Munch, as it only contained only three ingredients (organic corn meal, organic evaporated cane juice and sea salt). But Erewhon has done this delicious cereal one better, as its corn flakes only contain two ingredients – organic milled corn and sea salt. Amazing to think that something like cereal, which I’ve always associated with large factories, processed foods, and an ungodly number of flavorings and sweeteners, could be boiled down to just the absolute basics, and organic basics at that.

But maybe you love the basics, and love fruit, but fresh fruit? That doesn’t quite do it for you. Erewhon’s Strawberry Crisp Cereal takes corn flakes and adds a helping of freeze-dried strawberries. The strawberries add a much sweeter flavor to the flakes, and this cereal probably would better meet the breakfast demands of those under 12 years of age. The strawberries melt in your mouth into what feels and tastes like individual grains of sugar. It doesn’t feel natural, but as a substitute for fresh fruit, it suffices nonetheless.

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As someone who stuck to the simple, plain cereals growing up, I never particularly fell victim to the vast array of chocolate cereals (e.g., Count Chocula, Cocoa Puffs), but for those who did (or still do), I suspect Erewhon’s Cocoa Crispy Brown rice might be in your future. Natural, organic, and containing few ingredients, this cereal doesn’t blow you away with the taste of sugar or chocolate. Instead it sticks with its crunchy, grainy texture and its ability to make your milk chocolatey, which is always a plus when mugs are the only suitable cereal bowls available in your office (see below). I wonder if anyone’s tried using these to make Rice Krispies Treats? That sounds like a delicious snack, and I’d love for someone to let us know if they’ve experimented with this.

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Erewhon sent us free samples of their products to review.

Have any of you tried Erewhon’s products? What did you think of them? Please comment!