Uncle Toby's Super Blends
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Product review: Uncle Toby’s Super Blends

Uncle Toby’s Super Blends are a tasty upgrade to plain breakfast porridge. They are a convenient and fibre-rich way of starting your day.

Uncle Toby’s Super Blends

The current flavours are Prebiotic Fibre, Protein Almond and Protein Cranberry. They come in boxes containing 8 individual serve pouches. They can be made by simply mixing with 2/3 cup milk (don’t worry if you don’t have a measuring cup, you can fill the empty sachet up to a line) and microwaving for a couple of minutes. You can also use them in a variety of recipes that you can get on the website. They recommend using skim milk but any milk (or water) will do.

Note that oats are not gluten-free so none of these blends are suitable for people with Coeliac disease or gluten intolerance. They are dairy-free and vegan, relatively low in sugar and a decent source of dietary fibre, including beta-glucan, which helps regulate LDL-cholesterol levels.

Ingredients

Below are the ingredients list for the available flavours:

  • Prebiotic Fibre: Whole grain rolled oats (76%), chicory root fibre, raw sugar, coconut milk powder [coconut milk (4%)] (milk), turmeric (0.6%)
  • Protein Almond: Whole grain cereals (77%) [Uncle Tobys rolled oats (65%), rye (8%), spelt (4%)], soy protein isolate, raw sugar, almond (4%), cinnamon (0.8%)
  • Protein Cranberry: Whole grain cereals (61%) [oats (55%), rye (6%)], soy protein isolate, golden syrup powder [maltodextrin, golden syrup (1.1%)], barley (6%), cranberry pieces [cranberries (2.6%)], currants, raw sugar, chia seeds (1.2%)

All of them have sugar, although not a lot per serve (see nutrition information below) and the Protein Cranberry version is definitely the most processed of the lot.

Uncle Toby's Super Blends nutrition panel

Nutrition information

The table below shows the nutrient information panel provided on the products without milk. Depending on the type of milk you choose, the macros will change. If you have higher protein needs (e.g. you are an elite or recreational athlete) you can also use protein powder and water.

Nutrient Prebiotic Fibre
Per serve (46g)
Protein Almond
Per serve (46g)
Protein Cranberry
Per serve (46g)
Energy (kcal) 720 740 720
Protein (g) 4.7 10.0 10.0
Fat, total (g) 4.4 4.0 2.9
– Saturated (g) 1.8 0.6 0.5
Carbohydrate, total (g) 24.6 23.0 24.6
– Sugars (g) 4.4 2.6 3.9
Dietary fibre (g) 7.8 3.9 3.6
– Soluble (g) 6.1 1.5 1.8
– Beta-glucan, oats (g) 1.4 1.0 1.1
– Insoluble (g) 1.7 2.3 1.8
Sodium (mg) 7.0 68.0 83.0
Health Star Rating 4.5 5.0 5.0

Taste test

I got a couple of samples (Prebiotic Fibre and Protein Almond) in one of my Dinnerly boxes. Even though I’m not a porridge-for-breakfast type of person I enjoyed the taste of both products. I had them with The Complete Dairy milk and found them to be not too sweet.

Summary and recommendations

As mentioned above, oats are not gluten-free and the protein varieties contain other gluten-containing grains, so these are out of the table if you have Coeliac disease or a moderate to severe gluten sensitivity.

If you love porridge for breakfast are bored of plain porridge and need something quick to prepare, give these a go. However, my recommendation is to make your own porridge with plain oats and some or all of the following: milk, fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, spices (e.g. cinnamon or turmeric).

More information

For more information on these products head to Uncle Toby’s Super Blends. You will find recipes on the website as well.

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