Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Because when you get old, you start caring about this sort of thing

Today I tried two new kinds of extremely high-fiber cereal.

Thank you in advance for being concerned about my regularity and my sanity. The jury's still out on both.

1. First, I tried "F-Factor" brand "High Fiber Skinnys". Half a cup has just 70 calories and a whopping 18 grams of fiber. That's probably enough fiber to power the space shuttle for at least a mile.

It looks quite similar to Kellogg's All-Bran, which is to say it looks like a bird's nest accidentally fell into a blender. It tastes similar too-- maybe a little closer to the "bird's nest" end of the spectrum.

I didn't hate it, though I did notice that you have to hurry up and eat it quickly because it gets soggy fast. When it's soggy, it has the texture of hummus with the taste of waterlogged sawdust. You find yourself longing for the "good old days" about 30 seconds ago when it tasted like dry sawdust instead.
But hey, 18 grams of fiber. Your colon will never know what hit it.

2. I also tried "Fiber One 80-Calorie Honey Squares." Per 3/4 cup, these have 80 calories and 10 grams of fiber. They actually taste pretty good. They're tiny squares about the size of M&M's. (Yes, I realize M&M's are round. Work with me here.) These are much sweeter than any other high-fiber cereal I've tried. I actually spent a moment munching them straight out of the box like popcorn.
Highly recommended. They almost remind me of Cap'n Crunch.

By the way, no, I didn't mix the two cereals together. I recoil in horror at the very thought of combining cereals, unlike some other bloggers I could mention. :)

P.S. Additional note regarding the "F-Factor" cereal: Technically the "F" stands for "Fiber", but if fiber gives you gas, the "F" may end up standing for something else.


Monkey Man said...

Doesn't taste like wild hickory nuts? Then why eat it? Oh yeah, regularity and flatulence - both a must for making through any day.

whall said...

When giv'n two great things,
Each apart is sacrilege.
No choice but combine.

w and hall;
Fibertastic cereal;
Janna, Universe

If we are to meet,
One requirement I have;
Low fiber intake.

Janna said...

MonkeyMan: I knew you'd understand.

Whall: If I ever happen to find myself on the other side of the country down there in Texas, perhaps you can treat me to a few breakfast tacos. They sound like they're positively brimming over with fiber...

nonamedufus said...

That's a lot of fibre, Janna. You live alone, right?

Janna said...

nonamedufus: Well, except for the cats. Thank goodness they can't talk.

Adrian Katrina Miller said...

I don't think I've eaten a bowl of cereal since I was about 12.

Janna said...

Adrian: I love cereal. I love Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms, Chex, Shredded Wheat... and yet most of the cereal I actually eat is boring high-fiber bran cereal because it helps me lose weight.

Anonymous said...

Cheerios is all I buy

Janna said...

Anon: Those are good too.