Holy Crap isn’t kidding when they call themselves the world’s most amazing breakfast cereal. Even if you typically don’t eat healthy, I think you’ll like this mix. It reminds me of Qi’a cereal, but with far more flavor and substance. Holy Crap is, hands down, the better cereal.
Here is the cereal immediately after adding liquid (I used Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk):
And here it is after the cereal has soaked for a bit. The bag suggests 3-4 minutes, but having tried Qi’a before, I knew I liked to let mine sit a little longer. I let it sit about six minutes. Here’s what it looks like after that:
As you can see, the second photo is a little lighter. The cereal has absorbed much of the almond milk and plumped up a bit.
The flavor is rich, intense with the ingredients blending well together. The fruit adds just the right amount of natural sweetness while the cinnamon rounds out the cereal, giving it a full bodied taste without being overwhelming.
When I had a second bowl, we were out of almond milk, so I made it with Horizon organic whole milk. This gave the cereal a much creamier texture. But while I could still taste the fruit, the cinnamon flavor was less pronounced. Although I enjoyed it both ways, flavor-wise, I prefer it with the almond milk.
The bag also suggests eating it with yogurt, which sounds really good, but I didn’t have any handy. Definitely want to try it that way when I get a chance!
So what’s in Holy Crap?
The bag I have is called Dragon’s Blend, and it contains organic chia seeds, organic hulled hemp hearts, organic buckwheat, organic cranberries, organic raisins, organic apple bits, and organic cinnamon.
It is gluten free, lactose free, vegan, and kosher. No cooking required. 8 full servings per bag.
Additionally, it is a good source of fiber, and, per serving (28g/2 TBS) provides you with 6g of protein, 2680mg of omega 3, and 2100mg of omega 6!
The cereal is made in British Columbia, Canada, and is unfortunately not available in my area, nor does the company offer samples (according to their website). Luckily, I had mentioned that I wished I could try this cereal in response to an on-line post about it, and Gluten Free Jenna offered to send me a bag that she had, which I sincerely appreciated! Thank you, Jenna! You should definitely check out her website. You can read her review of this cereal here.
We’re going to be in the NYC area soon, visiting family, and the Holy Crap website does list a few stores there which carry this cereal. From their website I also see that they have a few varieties, so if we have time, I may see if we can find some to buy and take home, now that I know how good it is!
And in the spirit of paying it forward, the next time I visit my parents and best friend in Roanoke, I’ll take this bag with me so that my Mom and best friend can try it too (after I have a serving with yogurt, anyhow!). I will be asking them to share their opinion of the cereal in comments on this post. 🙂
If you’re looking for a tasty and healthy gluten free cereal, I recommend this one. I’ll definitely be asking this company what my local grocery store would need to do to carry this cereal!
Have you tried any varieties of this cereal? Please comment and let me know what you thought!