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Kashi Cereal, Cereal Bars, and Granola Bars Review

Today I received a big box full of Kashi products and coupons. The free Kashi samples came in a go green cloth reusable shopping bag. Inside the bag was a full size box of Kashi Cinnamon Harvest cereal, a full box of Ripe Strawberry Soft-Bake Cereal Bars, and approximately 30 Peanutty Dark Chocolate Layered Granola Bars. I’ve reviewed the free Kashi Cereal and snack bar products below.

Review of Kashi Cinnamon Harvest Cereal, Kashi Ripe Strawberry Soft-Bake Cereal Bars, and Kashi Peanutty Dark Chocolate Layered Granola Bars
1. Kashi Cinnamon Harvest Cereal: I was pleased that the box has a certified organic stamp on it. When I eat organic foods, it makes me feel better about my food choices. The taste of Cinnamon Harvest Cereal is delicious. The square bites are nice and crunchy and do not get soggy in the cereal. The cinnamon makes the cereal slighty sweet. I would definitely buy this cereal in the future!
2. Kashi Strawberry Soft-Bake Cereal Bars: These cereal bars are true to its name, as they are very soft and chewy. The bar seems a little bland but the strawberry filling pumps up the flavor a little bit. When I eat these, it sort of reminds me of s stale taste. I can’t explain why, other than the softness reminds me of staleness. I wouldn’t buy these for myself as I’m not too into the taste.
3. Kashi Peanutty Dark Chocolate Layered Granola Bars: These granola bars remind me of diet food. The taste is not bad, it just seemed like I was eating a low fat food. The bar is chewy. The chocolate and peanut layer is delicious. I didn’t taste the peanut butter ! 

Free Kashi Cereal, Cereal Bars, and Granola Bars Review

Free sample provided by Moms Meet

Splenda Essentials Sweetener Review – Updated Review – I know longer believe this product should be consumed by any human or animal ever

Today I received a free sample from Splenda. They sent me 4 free packets of their new sweeteners that have added antioxidants in them. Also available is the sweetener with fiber or B vitamins. I chose the antioxidants for my free sample. Splenda also sent me two free coupons for $1 off any Splenda Essentials No calorie sweetener. I plan on using them ASAP!


Review of Splenda Essentials No calorie sweetener:
I made a nice sweet tea for myself and tried the Splenda with Antioxidants for the sweetener. I thought that the Splenda essentials tasted just like regular Splenda. I didn’t notice the extra added good for you ingredients. That is a good thing! I think I will use my coupon and get the Splenda essentials with the B vitamins for more energy! Maybe one of each packet, fiber, B vitamin, and antioxidant for a more healthy me! If you use Splenda already, these Splenda Essentials products are a no brainer!! Use them and get added benefits for yourself and your family!!!

UPDATE 4-25-2013
I no longer believe in this product.  I was so wrong about Splenda having “extra added good for you ingredients”.  I have since wised up and know better.  Splenda is just a brand name for Sucralose.

This information is from Dr. Mercola’s website:

The Web site lists a variety of consumer complaints from Splenda consumption, many of which mimic other health conditions. Some of the most commonly reported adverse effects include:

  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Seizures, dizziness, and migraines
  • Blurred vision
  • Allergic reactions
  • Blood sugar increases and weight gain

But that’s not all. Now, an in-depth scientific review 12 of sucralose published in the The Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health 3 reveals an extensive list of safety concerns, including toxicity, DNA damage, and heightened carcinogenic potential when used in cooking.