Smooth chipboard boxes of the new Kashi U cereal, resembling raw paper coated in lime green and ethereal swirls, now beckon consumers from supermarket shelves. The dark cereal flakes are meaty with proper crunch, while dried, puffed black currants provide further tangy snap every few bites. The other prize pieces, walnuts and rolled oats, complement the whole as chunky diversions. Kashi U is actually not very low in sugar, having two grams more per ounce than Life cereal, for example, but its sugars do come from cane juice, rice syrup and honey. The ideal kind of health food for this writer, one can inhale it and not care that it’s all natural and may strengthen one’s heart, bones and immune system.
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