Uncle Toby’s O&G breakfast cereal    

Our Rating:

4 apples (out of 5)

Flavours available:

  • Apple, cinnamon & toasted hazelnut blended with oats, rye and barley
  • Honey, fig & macadamia blended with oats, rye and barley

Ingredients:  (Apple, cinnamon & toasted hazelnut)

Whole grains (59%) [Uncle Toby’s rolled oats, rolled wheat, rolled rye (lupin)], brown sugar, hazelnuts (9%), apple pieces [apple (7%), preservative (220), barley, skim milk powder, cinnamon (0.02%), salt.

The Stats (Apple, cinnamon & toasted hazelnut):

Nutrient Per 100g Per serve 50g
Energy – kJ (calories) 610 (146) 820 (196)
Protein (g) 3.6 4.8

Fat

·         Total (g)

·         Saturated Fat (g)

 

3.5

0.4

 

4.7

0.5

Carbohydrate

·         Total (g)

·         Sugars (g)

 

23.3

8.6

 

31.1

11.5

Sodium (mg) 34 45
Dietary Fibre (g) 3.1 4.2

Nutrition Claims:

 The good news:

  • Portion controlled portable cup makes it a great breakfast option to throw in a training bag for after a training session
  • The nutrition information relates to the product made up with water, making quite a low energy breakfast. By adding milk, yoghurt and/or fruit, the energy and protein levels would be substantially increased, making it an ideal option to meet post training recovery targets.
  • Has the Heart Foundation Tick
  • Can be eaten hot or cold making it suitable for all seasons
  • Great taste
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in saturated fat
  • A good source of fibre

The not-so good news:

  • Without the addition of milk or yoghurt, the product contains little protein
  • Portion size is quite small, may be unsatisfying for some but adding some fruit or chopped nuts may overcome this

Bottom Line:

O&G cereal is convenient mix of grains, fruit and nuts that can be prepared to your liking and eaten hot or cold. The product is low in sodium, saturated fat and a good source of fibre, and if eaten with added milk, yoghurt or fruit can help meet recovery targets after a morning training session.

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