Sunday, May 03, 2009

Mornflake Cereals - A Lovely Surprise!

A wonderful array of very tempting breakfast cereals from Mornflakes arrived in the post this week - eight different ones, ranging from muesli to porridge oats. Also in the parcel there was a hessian shopping bag, a brochure containing recipes, product information, photographs and a press release.

To celebrate Mornflakes 333rd anniversary, this Cheshire based family business are relaunching their range of oat cereals. Not everyone has heard of them, including myself, but they are trying to spread the word. Their products should be on the shelves nationwide, anytime now. The company pride themselves on being the UK's oldest milling experts.

I taste tested a sample of the products Kate from Mornflakes sent to me, and not one of them disappointed. Thank you for this introduction to your products, I know when I have eaten my way through them, I will certainly be looking out for Mornflakes in the supermarket.

All of the cereals were crispy, crunchy and full of excellent quality ingredients. I poured milk over mine, and just for good measure put a dollop of home made yogurt on top! Well, how else would I eat them?

Here are samples of some of the products I taste tested:

Mornflake Very Berry Oatbran Flakes: Crunchy oatbran flakes with freeze-dried cherries, raspberries and strawberries.

Mornflake Extra Crispy Muesli with Date, fig and apple: Toasted wheatflakes, wholegrain, oatflakes, toasted rye flakes, mixed seeds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, also roasted hazelnuts and almonds.

Extra Crispy Muesli Swiss-style with apple: Toasted wheatflakes, wholegrain oatflakes, raisins, roasted hazelnuts and almonds and dried apple

Mornflakes Superfast Oats: I made rhubarb crumble with this product from a recipe sent to me by Mornflakes and picked the rhubarb fresh from my garden. This healthy recipe was a winner and will definitely be one I make again in the future.


Amanda at Little Foodies said...

We had a box of Mornflake products delivered on Saturday morning. We've only tried the date, fig and apple muesli so far. It's the best bought muesli I've ever tried. The rhubarb crumble sounds good!

Sam said...

I love freebies! These sound delicious, especially the Swiss style one.

Kavey said...

Never come across those, will look out for them! Look fwd to your feedback on rest.

The Caked Crusader said...

Why am I not receiving free food? Humph.

C said...

Ditto the Caked Crusader!!!

I've seen Mornflake products before in the supermarkets, but like their jazzy new packaging! The rhubarb crumble sounds good - did you just replace all the flour for oats, or did you leave some flour in too?

Margaret said...

C - the recipe was half wholemeal flour and half oats. As soon as I have a spare few minutes I will leave the recipe for the rhubarb crumble in the comments.

Nicisme said...

Nice review of the cereals.

Alex said...

I love the packaging... so retro and wholesome looking.

James said...

Looks nice - never heard of those before.

How else to eat them? I sometimes forget the milk and just have yogurt, honey and whatever fruit needs using up.

Margaret said...


700g rhubarb sliced into 2.5cm pieces, 30ml water, 30ml clear honey.

For the topping: 75g Mornflake Oats, 75g wholemeal flour, 5ml ground cinnamon, 75g soft vegetable margarine.

1. Preheat the oven to 200oC(400oF) Gas Mark 6 and lightly oil an ovenproof dish.
2. Place the rhubarb, water and honey in a saucepan, bring to the boil, cover and simmer over a low heat for 5 minutes. Transfer to the prepared dish. Leave to cool.
3. Mix together the flour, oats and cinnamon, and then rub in the margarine until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. (I then popped mine into the freezer for 10 minutes). Scatter over the rhubarb and bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes until crunchy and golden (watch it doesn't start to overbrown). Check at this point that the rhubarb is cooked through.

Jan said...

Love the sound of date fig and apples!

♥Rosie♥ said...

These sound delicious M and great for you to review of the cereals.

Rosie x