Quinoa is still in one of the food trends for 2014, and I'm glad that it won't go away so soon. Why? Because I just had an opportunity to sample ready-to-eat quinoa cereal from Cocomama. I've cooked with quinoa before and I almost always incorporate it into my homemade bread. It's quite versatile, easy to digest protein-packed grain with slightly crunchy texture. My bread comes out with fluffy and soft texture which everyone likes and it stays like that for days.
There are several flavors to choose from, Banana Cinnamon, Honey Almond, Orange Cranberry, and Wild Blueberry, and all are equally good. My favorite is Honey Almond flavor, while my son's favorite is the Banana Cinnamon. What I like about this cereal is that it's precooked, you can eat it either cold or warm--very convenient, and the quantity is just right for breakfast meal. The crunchy texture is what makes quinoa cereal fun to eat for my son, his only complain is that the banana needs to shine more in the Banana Cinnamon flavor. I don't have any quips with Honey Almond flavor though; there's coconut cream in the product which I detect but it's not bothersome, in fact I like it. I think this cereal is much better than those instant flavored oatmeals, this is barely sweet not too mention healthier because of all the natural flavors it uses.
Cocomama also has another product which is called Crunched Out. This comes in clusters--like pieces of breakfast bars--intended to eat as snacks, in yogurt, milk, or for ice cream topping (delicious!). I haven't tried this before but I think I will!
Here's the video about their Kickstarter campaign--with link for you to click--and help spread out the revolution of quinoa cereal!
Disclaimer: I was sent samples of Cocomama Quinoa Cereal. All opinions are solely my own.