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Monday, March 13, 2017

The Sweet Tooth | Love Grown Sea Stars

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::: I bought it :::

It's not only Monday, but a Monday after Day Light Savings (and not the good one wherein you get an extra hour.) I know I'm feeling a little sluggish and under-enthused, so it seems like a great day for something a little sweet. This installment of The Sweet Tooth is exactly that, but it's also a little... beany? Whaaaat?!


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Yup, beany. More on that in a moment though. Love Grown Sea Stars are straight up adorable, and I'll be honest, it's what drew my attention to them in the first place. I spied them on Instagram (they were featured on a smoothing bowl, looking all cute) and was pleased to find them online (available from my beloved Well.ca) It was an instant add to cart moment.

I didn't grow up eating 'kids' cereal (I was in my twenties the first time I had Fruit Loops) but there is something to be said for a big bowl of sweet cereal every now and again. What makes Love Grown cereals stand out from the average sugar-laden offerings is that they're corn and wheat free. They also use a base of beans...

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Ingredients: Bean blend (navy beans, lentils, garbanzo beans), brown rice, dried cane syrup, natural flavor, salt, sunflower lecithin, vegetable juice for color, vitamin E (to maintain freshness), citric acid, turmeric, paprika. 
Navy, lentil, and garbanzo beans to be exact. It sounds a bit off-putting, I agree, but it works. The Sea Stars are a 'tropical fruit' flavoured cereal (they taste like less sweet Fruit Loop) with mega crunch. They taste pretty great, but are milder in flavour and sweetness than your average cereal (which I quite like) and don't soak up milk to become a soggy mess. They are vegan, gluten-free, non GMO, and don't contain any artificial colours or flavours.

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Overall, these are a fun addition to your day! They obviously work for breakfast, but also make a decent evening (or anytime) snack. You could give them to your kids, I suppose, but really everyone could use some cute cereal in their lives, no? Love Grown also offers Chocolate Cosmic Crispies, and Blueberry Vanilla Polar Puffs should you need more variety in your bowl. What do you think? Would you be down to try beans for breakfast?