Barbara’s Chocolate & Peanut Butter Puffins..a flavour and variety that sounds as if it should be so unhealthy, yet marketed and sold as being “virtuous”, “healthy” and “all natural”. I’ve tried the original Peanut Butter Puffins in the past and I must say I was impressed, their crunchy corn like texture that softens delightfully in milk and with a flavour that tastes so real and authentic, (no awful artificial tang here), I was eager to see how the Chocolate & Peanut Butter variety fared up..I mean really its a combo made in heaven!
Consisting of both chocolate & peanut butter flavour corn squares I’m sure this would appeal not only to children but also to adults and health-conscious folk alike who are looking for a cereal that will not only taste good but not make them feel awful about themselves after they’ve enjoyed a bowl! Tasting both squares dry, without milk, the chocolate flavour isn’t too overpowering with just a light cocoa flavour, not too sweet, but not so strong and intense that it’s going to deter from the nutty flavour the peanut butter corn squares were going to offer.
Tucking into the peanut butter variety it didn’t seem as powerful as it did in the sole Peanut Butter Puffins cereal; nevertheless it was still good, with a delicious natural peanut butter flavour, with a slightly salty sweetened flavour that is so amazingly moreish.
So what about the chocolate+peanut butter + milk? Pouring them all into a bowl and topping it with milk it does make for a tasty start for the morning, or for a snack throughout the day; however I wouldn’t say these were AMAZING. They aren’t the nicest Puffins I’ve tried; when eating them together you get a light cocoa/peanut flavour but these aren’t going to satisfy a huge chocolate hit on a morning and because of the lesser amount of Peanut Butter squares compared to the sole variety they don’t provide enough of a peanut butter hit for me either.
Now I’m not saying these are awful, they are still tasty; the texture is really good, a nice solid crunch with the the outside softening slightly once left in milk, and a tasty peanut butter chocolate treat left at the bottom of your bowl in the form of cereal milk. And heck..these are Chocolate and Peanut Butter flavour yet have pretty good nutritionals with only 367kcal per 100g! I just wish they’d packed a bit more of a flavour punch. Unfortunately you can’t buy these in the UK but you can pick the up from iherb.
Barbara’s Chocolate & Peanut Butter Puffins
80g carbs (20g sugars)
3.3g fat (0g saturates)