I love the sudden surge in new varieties of Alpen; there used to be a time long ago when there was only a couple of plain simple varieties, but over the past few years this has steadily been built up upon and although this variety has been lurking around Tesco’s for a while it has recently made an appearance in my local Sainsbury’s store yay!
Consisting of the usual Alpen base of wheatflakes, rolled oats and raisins, this also has the addition of small dried pieces of apricot, slivers of almond and chunks of hazelnut. It’s quite strange; I love dried apricots, their sweet succulent flavour; but when it comes to eating them fresh they just don’t do it for me.
Thankfully they work as a perfect addition to this cereal, now be forewarned; DON’T I repeat DON’T go all continental and soak this muesli..Alpen soaked = disgusting mush. It is more nicer to eat dry, simply with some milk popped on top; I prefer almond milk just purely for its creamy flavour that I feel complements muesli so well.
There are a good amount of dried fruit pieces dispersed throughout the cereal; consisting of not only the dried apricot pieces but also the juicy sultanas, injecting a good sweet flavour; whilst the slivers of almond & hazelnut add not only a good texture contrast; nothing like a good crunch in your cereal bowl, but also an earthy nutty flavour . Yum.
Although I presume this cereal will mainly be eaten by adults ( I can’t really imagine any child striding towards this product..no hint of a cute character here); I do think that it would also be suitable for slightly older kids, as it is not so bland and unflavoursome that it seems “boring”; in fact it’s got a lovely sweet flavour to it.
As always it’s important to see what is left lurking at the bottom of our bowl after a good old bowl of cereal..and I can report that this hits the mark perfectly; what you are left with is a gorgeous apricot almond “sludge” at the bottom of your bowl; creamy sweet and oh so heavenly!
We received a request for us to start placing nutritionals on each our reviews as I know many of you are health conscious out there..so we will try to do this in future when possible!
Alpen Apricot, Almond & Hazelnut Muesli
5.4g fat (0.8g saturates)