May 18, 2015

Cuckoo Bircher Muesli - Review

I am always looking for new and healthy foods. I was contacted recently by Cuckoo Bircher Muesli to trial their tasty muesli pots, which we really enjoyed.
Me and my husband are determined to be fit and healthy and to also promote this to our children while they are young. We have two children aged three and nine months, both on solid food. We try to have a relatively low fat, high protein and fibre diet. We are always looking for new things to try to mix things up and keep us motivated, him as a body builder and me on my weight loss journey.

If you're a fan of weight watchers or slimming world, then you are bound to be familiar with the 'overnight oats' recipe that's been doing the rounds the last year or so. Basically yoghurt, healthy cereal or oats layered in a jar with frozen fruit and left over night to plump and moisten the oats and make a pretty tasty healthy breakfast or snack. Its a great recipe but yet one more thing to make before bedtime especially once the kids are in bed, you get fed, cleaned up and just want to relax.

The Cuckoo Bircher Muesli pots are a very similar idea but with the hard work already having been done and a whole lot tastier, a thumbs up from me!

Great flavours
As someone who is a bit picky with funny textures, my main worry was that these muesli pots would have a mushy unappealing sludgy texture. I found however that because it's muesli rather than oats, that it wasn't the expected mush-fest and actually had a rather nice chewy texture. These are really creamy, substantial and delicious! The pots are a pretty decent size and I found them to be super filling. They are certainly a lot more filling than a standard yoghurt or similar sized portion of over night oats. I loosely follow a weight watchers diet, but if you are pointing these would be around 7 'Pro points' each, a good number to 'spend' on breakfast but it really does feel like you've had a meal so its well worth it.

The flavours really stand out and taste different to anything else I could think of on the market. My favourite was definitely the 'Choco Sour Cherry', so good! There are five flavours in total, the others are; Apple & Cinnamon Spice, Mango & Coconut, Elderflower & Cranberry and Apricot & Madigascan Vanilla.

Chunky,textured and filling.
I tried the Apricot/Vanilla flavour pot with my children and they both seemed keen, especially on the tangy fruit layer. Baby S isn't mad keen on yoghurt and is suspicious of most things that arrive on a spoon but she did have a good try. Big brother A can be fussy with 'bits' but once he had a taste he said "Mmm that's yummy" and he finished off what was left.

I'd say these would be a pretty good fridge staple for all the family. Being a combination product they have all sorts of goodness, packed with fibre, complex carbohydrates and protein to start the day. They would also make a great snack, pudding or post work out snack. There are not many things that you can just 'grab' to eat with no preparation that are also good for you so these are good all round.

Definitely worth a try!

If you would like to know more about please visit their website here.

Thanks for reading,


Please note -I was sent the CB pots in return for my honest feedback, all thoughts, words and images are my own.

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