Orgran Sugar-Free Cereal is a good alternative for those looking for a mostly allergen-free breakfast cereal alternative, which is, in addition, free of added sugar.
Orgran is a brand of gluten-free products founded back in the 1980s. Their range include baking and cooking ingredients, biscuits, breakfast products, crispbreads, dessert mixes, pasta and snacks.
Orgran Sugar-Free Cereal
The breakfast range of Orgran products include 2 sugar-free cereals: matcha & coconut and acai & coconut.
Both are free of dairy, wheat, gluten, eggs, nuts, soy, yeast and, of course, sugar. They do not contain GMOs or MSG and are, in addition, kosher.
These cereals come in 200g boxes, with a suggested serving size of 50g.
After reading that long list of things that are not in the cereal you must be wondering: “what do they contain?”. As you can see below, they are largely made of rice flour with some protein isolate, fibre and Xylitol as a sweetener. Note that Xylitol in excess might cause gastrointestinal issues (loose stools) in some people.
- Sugar Free Matcha & Coconut Cereal: Rice flour, sweetener (Xylitol), pea protein isolate 80%, coconut powder flavour (1.7%), potato fibre, green tea powder (matcha) (0.5%), emulsifier (vegetable derived monoglyceride), salt.
- Sugar Free Acai & Coconut Cereal: Rice flour, sweetener (Xylitol), chickpea fibre, pea protein isolate, flavours (natural acai berry (1.3%), coconut powder (0.8%), potato fibre, emulsifier (monoglyceride from vegetable), salt, natural colour.
Below is the nutrient breakdown for both flavours. Note that the cereal is sugar-free, and not low-carb. They are pretty similar nutritionally, with the main difference being the amount of fibre per serve.
|Nutrient||Sugar Free Matcha & Coconut Cereal|
Per serve (50g)
|Sugar Free Acai & Coconut Cereal|
Per serve (50g)
|– Sugars (g)||0.1||0.1|
|– Starch (g)||30.6||32.2|
|– Saturated fat (g)||0.4||0.4|
We tried both cereals a while ago at the Gluten Free Expo and got a box of the acai flavour in our show bags.
I enjoyed both flavours but I have to say the match flavour in that version is quite strong. It was great for me but it might not be your cup of tea (pun intended).
Texture-wise, I enjoyed the crunchiness of both versions and liked how they stayed crunchy for a while after being submerged in milk.
Summary and recommendations
If you have Coeliac Disease or are gluten intolerant + enjoy having cereal for breakfast, give this cereal a shot. It might be healthier than other sugary cereals, gluten-free or not. If, like me, you don’t eat cereal for breakfast, I don’t think you should start adding it to your daily diet as a “super food” just because of the health claims in the package.
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