In a little break from my Vegan Mofo sandwich theme, I've got a review post tonight. A couple weeks back, a nice lady from the Whole Foods HQ in Austin offered to send me some new products offered in WF stores.
She had a long list of things she wanted to send, but many were sold out in her store, so she sent two items and a $15 gift card to purchase some of the others in my Whole Foods store in Memphis. Isn't that nice?
I've already purchased a couple of those, but tonight's post will focus on the products she sent — Arrowhead Mills Gluten-Free Sprouted Cornflakes and 365 Organic Flax Milk:
I poured those flakes in a bowl, added some strawberries, and a splash of flax milk. Breakfast was served.
First, the cornflakes. Now, I'm not gluten-free, and I don't buy into all the hype about gluten-free being "better" for you unless you actually have a gluten intolerance or allergy. It seems there's a new line of thinking that gluten is bad for everybody. But there just isn't science to back that up, so I'm not buying it. But that being said, I really LOVE some gluten-free items. Especially when they're corn-based. There's something about the texture of corn-based pastas and cereals that just makes my mouth happy.
And these flakes definitely made my mouth happy. They seem more tender than wheat-based flakes, like they almost melt in your mouth. Yet they manage to hold up well in milk. They're lightly sweetened and delicious as hell. Even if you're a gluten lover like me, these flakes will impress. I'd take these over regular cornflakes any day.
I've actually tried the 365 flax milk before. And I really like this stuff too. It's a little thinner than my usual soymilk or coconut-almond milk, but that's okay. It's loaded with omega-3's, and it's only a tad sweet. Perfect for cereal. I just love how many milks we get as vegans. Omnis have, like, two (cow and goat). We have soy, almond, coconut, flax, oat, hemp, hazelnut, sunflower, the list goes on. Vegan life is good.