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Millville Crunchy Granola Raisin Bran from Aldi - a Review
This is a review of Millville Crunchy Granola Raisin Bran from Aldi.
I purchased this box of cereal on January 14, 2012 for $2.29. This is a one pound, 2.2 ounce box (515g), which is about nine (9) one cup servings of cereal.
We've eaten this cereal before and generally I've been pretty pleased with it. The cereal is comprised of rather large (1/2-3/4") flakes with a mildly sugary coating, and raisins.
It's a little sweet but not overpoweringly so, and it stays crunchy for quite some time in milk.
One of my favorite things about food from Aldi is that it generally has less sodium and fewer artificial dyes than similar food at other local grocery stores nearby. This cereal lives up to that ideal.
With only 190 calories and 180 mg of sodium per serving, it's a pretty good breakfast choice.
One serving is one cup (53g) of cereal, which turns out to be a pretty decent amount.
Here it is in a bowl, with a 1 cup measuring cup next to the bowl.
As you can see, it's not one of those deceptive "servings" that in reality wouldn't even feed a four year old, let alone an average adult.
The only real drawback to this cereal is the generally small number of raisins in it. This is from the top part of the box (the second bowl poured), but as you can see, there are fewer than 10 raisins in the entire serving.
I would recommend purchasing a box of raisins to go with the cereal if raisins are a big part of raisin bran cereals for you, at least until you get towards the bottom of the box.
An upside to this cereal is that it needs no additional sweetener. There are 20 grams of sugar in a serving of Crunchy Granola Raisin Bran, and it is definitely sweet enough for the average person without adding anything else. And with 4 grams of fiber, it is great as a breakfast food.
Overall, this is a good cereal for kids and adults alike. Happy eating!