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Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2018
I buy and eat muesli because I am interested in healthy choices, and muesli has long been associated with healthy living. As well, the headline that this product has "35% fruit" was of course of interest to me.
But consider the ingredients, taken directly from the package:
"Whole wheat grain flakes, Toasted wheat flakes (Wheat, sugar, salt, barley malt extract mono- and diglycerides), Raisins, Sweetened dehydrated banana chips pieces (Banana, coconut oil, sugar), Almond pieces, Dehydrated fig pieces, Dehydrated apple pieces, Sweetened dehydrated pineapple pieces (Sugar, pineapple, citric acid), Sweetened dehydrated papaya pieces (Sugar, papaya), Pumpkin seeds. Fruit content 35%"
I'll bet that "35% fruit" is on the basis of weight, and that the weight of the "fruit" is in fact the weight of the sugared pieces. Depending, it would seem that some significant fraction of the "fruit" is actually really sugar. (The papaya and the pineapple pieces, for example are the sort of 'fruit' I would expect to find in Christmas fruit cake. They have that color and aspect that I associate with highly processed dried fruit.)
It's tasty, to be sure, and as far as some may be concerned, it's muesli. But not the way I see it. This cereal is better than Captain Crunch or even Rice Crispies, but for me, it does not cross the finish line labeled "Really Healthy". Good, OK, but not quite within the scope of the first two of Pollen's 7 Words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."