After I posted about finally finding a vegan breakfast cereal a few weeks back, a bunch of people contacted me pointing out other vegan cereals they’ve stumbled upon, and an interesting trend seemed to emerge. There are more accidentally-vegan store-brand cereals than name-brand cereals. There tends to be less hidden dairy, less honey, and less vitamin D (the three main culprits that seem to push cereals into non-vegan territory) in these cheaper brands than in “fancy” cereals.
So recently in a tiny Delhaize Shop & Go, I casually picked up their store brand of Kids Choco Puffies, read the ingredient list several times to make sure I hadn’t missed anything, and happily dropped a box into my basket!
It’s been years since I’ve had a kids’ cereal, so this felt a little decadent. These are nicely crisp little chocolate flavored puffs. I don’t know why, but to me, they had a slightly “burnt” taste, for lack of a better word. That didn’t stop me from eating several bowls in a row right away. And I made a happy discovery: chocolate cereal and hazelnut milk are a winning combination!
These are from Delhaize’s home brand, so that’s where you’ll find these.