Chocolate for breakfast may not be a new thing, but it’s something I’ve been experiencing much more of recently. Usually it just takes the form of a cereal bar, but I was pleasantly surprised when these two decent sized boxes of granola from Dorset Cereals turned up on my doorstep.
A word about the packaging first. For a breakfast cereal, the boxes they come in are really quite beautiful. They’re simple and elegant with little cut-outs so you can see the product inside. Even before opening the box, it looks likes a quality product. Top marks.
I was sent a plain chocolate granola and a chocolate granola with macadamia nuts to sample. Both are made with oats, sunflower seeds, barley and fair trade 70% dark chocolate. The clusters of granola look and taste rather good straight out of the box, but I decided to try mine with a little milk and some fruit.
And it really was rather good. Crunchy, yet light enough to be very easy to eat, and so chocolatey, it even turns the milk brown (hey, they should trademark that as a strapline!). Certainly the tastiest breakfast cereal I’ve had in a while.
Personally, I preferred the non-macadmia variety, simply because it was a little more chocolatey. But either of these would be a tasty way to start the day. They look and taste like a quality product and have fair trade credentials to boot. Highly recommended.