VOGEL'S All Good Almond, Cashew & Linseed is a protein-packed high fibre muesli brimming with crunchy oats, nuts and seeds.
Oven-toasted New Zealand oats are combined with almonds, cashews, buckwheat, peanuts and a variety of crunchy seeds. This flavoursome blend is rounded out with crisp wheat flakes and natural stevia extract for sweetness with no added calories.
Cereals (71%) (Wholegrain 67%) (Oats, Wheat, Buckwheat, Rice), Nuts and Seeds (12%) (Linseed (3%), Almonds (2.5%), Peanuts, Sunflower Seeds, Cashew Nuts (1.5%), Pumpkin Seeds), Natural Dietary Fibre (7%), Sugar, Maltodextrin, Rice Bran Oil, Barley Malt Extract, Natural Flavours, Potato Starch, Salt, Molasses, Dextrose, Stevia Extract, Vitamins (Vitamin E, Folate).
Contains gluten containing cereals, peanuts and tree nuts.
The Vogel's Almond, Cashew & Linseed cereal looks amazing through the windowed box. More and more cereal manufacturers are giving you an actual look at what the product is before you buy it. For the longest time cereal was depicted as being amazing on the box but fell short of expectations once the box was opened.
This flavour, consistency and serving size allowed me to get 5 bowls out of a box. Mind you that is not a recommended serving size. I like my cereal and I have big bowls. Think half full with cereal then add the milk. The consistency is heavy in its staying power over your hunger returning after breakfast, but light enough that it doesn't feel like you are eating cement mix to achieve that longevity of fullness.
The mix has a really nice blend of clusters also. It is not a cluster cereal, but it has some nice cluster parts to its mix that really give you that satisfying crunchy feeling when eating rather than just mashing up oats and grains in your mouth. There are no colourful berries or chocolate chips in this flavour and there doesn't need to be. The flavour and feel of this cereal when you eat it does not leave you missing something or hoping for something more.
One slight negative I found however, was that I found when I had this cereal with light blue milk, it had an overly artificial sweetness to it, I could not put my finger on. I thought it might have been the milk or maybe the cup of tea changing the flavours I was perceiving, but when I had a bowl subsequently for lunch and then the following 3 more bowls that sweet tang was still there. Think artificial sweetener.
It is definitely not that big of a deal that I would not recommend this product or buy it again, but it was most definitely noteworthy. I have never had that type of taste with any other cereal. Overall it is a great generous cereal that you will be really satisfied with and for the price you cannot go wrong.
Many people add sugar or sweetener to their cereal and this might just be the tipping point that makes this their goto number one cereal because of that fact. Either way it is not something I would not eat this cereal again because of. in fact any more review boxes of this flavour are greatly welcomed
In our house we eat either weetbix or oats (cooked or as muesli), so there was great excitement to have the Vogel's All Good to try. I have been trying to get more protein in my diet so I liked the fact that this cereal is high in protein. I am also keen on a high fibre cereal.
My husband tried it as cereal with some milk and added fresh apple chunks. He found that it was a bit hard and prefers a software cereal. We are more used to plain oats rather than toasted ones. However, he did find it a pleasant change from the usual oats in our house.
We decided to make our favourite biscuits with the cereal - Anzac biscuits it had to be. I thought it would be interesting to see what they were like with nuts, seeds etc pumped in. We made it in a slice rather than actual biscuits as we find that they tend to come out softer and chewier rather than too hard. We found that the cereal didn't mix in with the other ingredients as oats usually do when we are making Anzac biscuits. After a bit extra mixing, it worked fine as the butted needed a bit of time to soak in. The finished product for the biscuits smelled great and tasted great. I could probably sit and eat the whole tray in one sitting if I allowed myself to. I know it will be a favourite for the children too. It does make a nice difference to the standard Anzac recipe.
Vogel's is a brand that I trust and it gives me the impression that it will be good for me before I even look at the information on the box. I thought I would look a bit into the actual contents and compare them with the recommended intake for breakfast cereals.
Vogel's All Good Almond Cashew & Linseed contains the following (with the recommended quantities as per the Consumer website in brackets after each one):
16.3g fibre per 100g (recommended more than 5g per 100g with no more than 15g for children)
7.0g sugar per 100g (recommendedless than 25g per 100g)
12.6g fat (recommendedless than 5g per 100g - with 10g is acceptable if saturated fat is less than 2g)
75mg sodium (recommended less than 400mg per 100g)
The fibre, sugar, and sodium content of Vogel's All Good are very favourable with it comes to the recommendations for contents of cereals. An interesting to note is that there is more fibre than the recommended amount for children, which makes this more suitable for adults than children. The fat content is higher than recommended. This was surprising, as I would have expected Vogel's to fit within the recommendations for all contents in the mix. Unless I had looked at the list of ingredients, I would never have know this information about the fat content. Out of all the food I eat in a day, I expect breakfast to be as good for me as possible.
With all the ingredients being in recommended quantities apart from the fat content, I would consider this cereal as an option for a special treat but it wouldn't be an everyday item on my shopping list. If I used it again to make Anzac biscuits, I think I would try a bit less butter because although it tastes really good, the finished product if a bit greasier than I think it needs to be.
This muesli is exactly what it says it is "All Good" everything I want in a muesli with the oats and a great level of nuts and seeds, this one doesn't have any fruit which I would normally have but I didn't feel like I was lacking anything when I had my morning bowl of muesli. As this has a good level of oats compared to other muesli's it made my son 2 want to try it as he thought it looked like porridge and it was a hit even with him. He has now had it for breakfast three days in a row and goes and gets the box out himself.
Today we made some anzac biscuits today using the Muesli as the main ingredient but we did add some mashed feijoa into the mix to add some natural sweetness. The biscuits tasted amazing they had just the right level of chewiness from the oats, and then the added addition of the nuts that came through as you bit into them. In hindsight I should of added less butter as I was adding the feijoa as the biscuits were so moist that they spread like crazy on the baking sheet but although weird shapes it didn't affect the taste at all.
This is probably a muesli I could eat every day as it is so filling and I like to be able to add sliced banana and yoghurt so it is nice to not have the fruit like apricots when doing this as you don't want to over do it. My 2 year old has just been having it with milk and it has plenty enough flavour and texture to be able to just have it on it's own like that as it is a pretty tasty mouthful even in a 2 year olds eyes.
My days of being able to eat anything I liked are long behind me. With false chompers in my face, any small seeds or nuts can mean an afternoon of pain if I bite down and a small piece has wedged itself between the dentures and my gums. Still, it was worth giving a try as long as I gave it a good soak in milk first eh?
I was very impressed by the flavour, the mix of ingredients, and how easy it came out of the packet too. Some of these cereals clump up pretty hardcore, and you need tools to get out just enough for a meal. This was free-flowing and well mixed so I wasn't getting all of the one ingredient at a time.
Unfortunately, there were too many small seed-like soft-gum-seeking missiles, and I only managed to get three spoonfuls in before the first one dug its way under my lower denture. The next spoonfull sent a little commando up and under my top plate and that left my gums too ternder to risk more.
Lucky for me, I always get soof the local mokopuna popping in for a visit, coincidentally it's usually shortly after the courier has been. The downside of living at the end of a cul-de-sac with family living on both corners of the entryway. Still, in this case it was a good thing because I was able to get one of them to finish the bowl for me and give me their feedback.
"Awesome kai, Koro... giz us another bowl eh? Chur!" Sometimes I wonder if they are still speaking English these days. But I got the idea that it was good stuff, because this kid is known for not liking "healthy" food in most cases, so it was pretty telling that he wanted more. "Sure thing Oliver, go grab the box, eh." The blank stare I got from him made me despair at the level of today's education. "Mah name's not Oliver Koro. You getting stupid in your old age eh?"
Not something I would buy again for mysewlf, but I did convince his mother to add it to her shopping list by giving her the rest of the box and letting her get the shock of seeing him eat it and ask for more. She now buys two boxes a week, and gave me a box to keep on hand for when he next visits. Good work Vogels.
I am a very fussy muesli eater mainly because there are lots of dried fruit that I dislike. Usually I have to pick out the bits I don't like and give them to one of the kids to eat. Vogel's All Good Almond, Cashew and Linseed is one of the few muesli's out there that I could eat every ingredient. For me that is a big advantage. Many others would look through the window in the cardboard packaging and be turned off by all the brown and white of the grains, nuts and seeds and ask where the fruit is.
My five year old daughter was the first in our household to try it. She saw the box among all the other cereal boxes on the shelf and chose it. I gave her some with yoghurt as that is how we usually have our cereal. She ate it all and told me it was delicious. I honestly didn't expect her to like it because of all the different textures but I was proven wrong.
I used most of the packet to make a muesli slice. It was a very simple no-bake recipe that involved melting butter and golden syrup and after five minutes adding the muesli. When it was all mixed it is pressed into a tin and left to set in the fridge. This was another hit with Miss 5 and me. I found myself grazing on it constantly and my daughter never said no when I offered it to her. The golden syrup gave the slice a sweetness that the All Good was lacking by itself. I didn't feel guilty eating it as it was mainly a very nutritious cereal. It would be great for lunchboxes too but it didn't last the weekend with us.
I have had the cereal for my breakfast the last few days with yoghurt. I did sample it straight but found it was slightly bitter and dry. The combination of the muesli with the yoghurt gave it both sweetness and moistness while still maintaining the essence of the muesli and it's texture. Sadly the packet has all gone now but it is one that I will be buying again. I just hope our local supermarket stocks it, if not I'll be requesting it.
I was very pleased to get a box of this Vogel's All Good : Almond, Cashew and Linseed muesli to review. I am a big fan of the Vogel's range, but this was one muesli I had not had the pleasure of trying. To be fair, the reason for that is because I will generally pick up the ones with dried fruit in them.
I loved the box for this one. It's got good clear branding. The green of the pasture/meadow is so lush and inviting. Then there is the little keyhole in the box too so you can see through to the clear packet and see the muesli inside. I love boxes like this because it feels so honest, as if to say "this is the product".
The muesli itself had a good nutty flavour, and I definitely enjoyed it. However, it wasn't as sweet as I usually like my breakfast cereal to be. I guess that's because of the fruit factor. However, I have a few friends who can't stand fruit in their cereal and so this one would be great for them.
One thing I did with my cereal was to make a muesli breakfast cookie with it. Into a bowl, I added 1 cup of Vogel's All Good, a cup of flour, a cup of sugar, and 150 grams of melted butter. I mixed this up, made dough balls and then pressed them flat with a fork. I baked them for about 15 minutes at 180 degrees. They came out chewy and a bit crumbly. They were sweet and moreish. My toddler and I were hooked, though the rest of the family aren't big fans of seeds or nuts so they didn't touch them.
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