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Review: EnviroKidz Organic Peanut Butter Panda Puffs

Okay, so you know why it’s awesome to be a kid? Because you get to eat delicious stuff like this!

Well, I’m not gonna lie: I’m not a kid, and I still eat this cereal. I’m a sucker for sugary cereals. They remind me of my childhood when I used to eat a bowl of cereal every single morning before school. I had my routine: the bowl balanced precariously on the arm of the couch while I scarfed down spoonful after spoonful of delicious sugary cereal and watched someone who WASN’T ME play the Grand Prize Game on the Bozo Show. No one EVER won that game. It was probably because they always picked kids from the audience who were so young they had only just learned to throw something about two days ago. I was SO convinced that I could win that game if given the chance. I mean how hard could it be?! Geeze.

Anyway, this cereal was the first gluten-free product I bought after my diagnosis. A day or two after I was diagnosed, I woke up with a migraine and had to call in sick to work. When I woke up again a few hours later, my migraine had not yet subsidided due to hunger. I dragged myself into the kitchen in search of some relief. Unfortunately, Tim and I had not yet had the chance to go shopping to restock our now-empty cupboards and fridge because of the gluten-purging we had just done. I didn’t have anything I could eat quickly without having to take time and effort to prepare it. I needed something I could just eat as it was.

Luckily, my nearest grocery store is just around the corner. Not even bothering to change out of my pajama pants, I drove over to the store and stumbled over to their gluten-free section. A box of EnviroKidz Organic Peanut Butter Panda Puffs was the first thing I saw that sounded good. I grabbed it and quickly headed to the checkout.

I distinctly remember my first bite of that cereal. The pure and absolute joy I felt was a result of two things: the fact that it tasted just like that sugary peanut butter cereal I used to eat as a kid, and the fact that I was as ravenous as a freakin’ hungry mountain lion.

This cereal is delicious. Delicious enough that I don’t care that I’m an adult eating a cereal that’s marketed to kids. The great thing about this cereal is that it doesn’t taste quite as sugary sweet as it’s name-brand counterpart. Plus, it’s an organic, all-natural cereal that you can feel better about eating yourself or giving to your kids.

One 3/4 cup serving is 3 points+.

Mmmmmmmmmmm…peanut butter……..