This is my review of Bitsy’s Brainfood Cereals. I was provided with complimentary cereals. All opinions are 100% mine.
Our family loves and eats cereal every day.
Therefore, I do my best to buy healthful and organic cereals that my kids will also like, which is why I was curious and pleased to review three new organic and healthful cereals from Bitsy’s Brainfood.
Created by two moms, the new line of cereals offers families “a smarter cereal alternative made from organic ingredients and real fruits and veggies, all packaged in way that’s educational and fun.”
Bitsy’s cereal is available in three flavor combinations: Fruit & Veggie 1,2,3, Carrot Raisin Crunch, and Banana Squash Squares.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably noticed that there are always new cereals popping up in stores that are organic and “healthy” – but if you look at the nutrition facts, you’ll often see they’re very low in vitamins and minerals. Sure, they’re made from wholesome ingredients, but most offer little but some fiber and carbohydrates. I’ve been frustrated by this – and admit I’ve chosen less “wholesome” cereals in favor of more sugary cereals that are enriched with vitamins and minerals and have appealing cartoon characters that my kids like.
When Bitsy’s Brainfood sent me these three cereals to try with my family, I was happy to see they have lots of vitamins and minerals – 12 actually – including B12, iron and zinc. You usually only find these in the sugary, enriched cereals.
Thor, our 3-year-old, was very curious so he and I tried the cereals together (Heidi, our picky 6-year-old, has been too wary about trying some new foods, though she liked the activities on the boxes).
The one I was most interested in trying was the Fruit & Veggie 1, 2, 3. I expected it to taste like Fruit Loops or something similar, and it did! It was very fruity – the flavors are raspberry beet, lime spinach, and citrus butternut squash, but all I could taste was fruit. Oddly though, Thor, my 3-year-old tried it and wasn’t interested. I wonder if it was because it seemed like most of the cereal in the box was green. I would have preferred more colors and less green.
Thor’s favorite was the Carrot Raisin Crunch. This surprised me because of the little carrots in it – I thought that would be a turn-off but even when I told him what they were he said “yummy carrots!” I thought it tasted good – you couldn’t tell there were carrots.
The Banana Squash is gluten-free and tasted mildly of banana. It was good, especially with fresh banana slices. Thor wasn’t interested in trying it – he was happy just with the Carrot Raisin Crunch!
I liked that the boxes were kid-friendly, colorful, and had games and activities on the back and on the inside. Our kids enjoyed the interactive boxes.
I hope Bitsy’s Brainfood will offer even more cereal flavors. I asked our daughter what flavors she would like them to offer – she said “sugar” and “chocolate.” Not sure how realistic this is (and not what a mom wants to hear) but I know she’s not the only kid who likes things sweet! She really likes the Bitsy’s Brainfood cookie snacks and would like those kinds of flavors in a cereal.
For free fun, the Bitsy’s Brainfood website offers fun interactive games that teaches kids about healthy foods and healthy eating.
Overall I do recommend Bitsy’s Brainfood cereals. They’re a much better-for-you cereal option than others and still tasty and kid-friendly. I recommend introducing them to your kids to help them discover and grow up with healthful and yummy foods.
See also my review of Bitsy’s Brainfood snacks. To purchase, visit their website for stores (including Whole Foods Markets!) and online retailers. Prices range from $4.99 – 5.99 a box, which I consider a good value as the nutrition and quality is worth the price.
Note – If you like their Facebook page, you can find out about deals and offers for Bitsy’s Brainfood products, including a recent promotion on zulily.com.
(Disclosure: I received complimentary Bitsy’s Brainfood cereals to write this review. All opinions are 100% mine.)