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Product Review: VIGILANT EATS Superfood Cereal

It is frustrating to ask the flight attendant for a cup of hot water or even fill my instant meal cup to the inside line, plus an effort to look for the utensil at the airport or elsewhere. I always bring my backup instant meals because some airlines aren’t careful with vegan ingredients in VGML (vegetarian) meals. I don’t remember having a favorite VGML meal in domestic flights, except for business/first class in international airlines. Normally I would forget my utensils for my instant meals, which is the most frustrating part, instead I used chopsticks from a Chinese eatery at an airport (humiliating, I know, but I know my chopsticks well).

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You can purchase online at their website here. They currently offer free shipping throughout continental U.S.

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This is about the only time I can imagine a Vigilant Eats Superfood Cereal might come in handy, in domestic and international flights (and also road trips). YOU ONLY NEED COLD WATER and STIR this baby with this included spoon, which is a perfect solution for health conscious on-the-go individuals, including ones who like to travel!

It is certified gluten-free, vegan, kosher, low glycemic, non-GMO, soy-free and certified organic.

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about

It all began with a true food vigilante Doug Siegel and his fascination with raw foods and healthy diet. He created a high-protein, low-glycemic, nutrient-dense Vigilant Eats cereal with unadulterated ingredients that is good for everyone. Doug also included a spoon and created a formula that lets you add cold water (or dairy-free milk) to the cereal wherever you are. Their mission is to make it easier for people to choose health while conducting their busy lives. “Vigilant Eats supports organizations like the Farm-to-Consumer Defense Fund, a national organization that protects and defends the legal rights of consumers to buy directly from farms. Vigilant Eats’ goal is to expose the injustice and misinformation that so often is accepted.” (Our Story, Vigilant Eats)

available in

They come in several flavors: Goji Cacao, Espresso Maca Mulberry, Maca Double Chocolate, and Coconut Maple Vanilla. I only sampled the Goji Cacao flavor.(as of January 2013)

where to buy

It is currently available at 55 airports across the country through Cibo Express.

You can purchase online at their website here. They currently offer free shipping throughout continental U.S.

Or you can purchase via Amazon.com.

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my verdict

I received one flavor, Goji Cacao from Vigilant Eats. It has an orange packaging. I took this with me on a long domestic flight to Chicago (ORD) from Portland (PDX) and a flight to Bogota, Colombia (BOG). Luckily, the cup wasn’t damaged on both flights after passing through airport security. On domestic flights, they serve beverages in the beginning. I asked for two cups of cold water, one for drinking and one for the cereal. It was very easy to remove the lid. I removed the enclosed folding-spoon. Some plastic spoons have sharp edges that may cut your mouth, but Vigilant Eats’ spoon did not have any sharp edges. It was a very decent and practical spoon. I did not see the line in the cup where you can fill water. I liked my cereal halfway watery and dry. So I filled the cup halfway with cold water and stirred couple of times. If you like your cereal dry, fill less than half. If you like your cereal watery, then fill slightly above half. I have not filled my cup all the way to the top before.

All the ingredients are tasty without making you feel bloated on the flights. You can taste the sweetness from a combination of cinnamon, maple and goji berries including the texture from cacao nibs. I felt like consuming a healthy cereal filled with flavors and nutrients. It is not necessary to use dairy-free milk, adding cold water to the cereal is perfect. It was a filling meal and a good snack! What a brilliant concept, where you don’t need dairy-free milk due to hempmilk powder. It is super-convenient and I would love to try other flavors! It would be interesting to see if they can develop a savory product with the use of just room temperature and/or cold water.

At 300 calories per serving, the cereal is soy-free, low glycemic, vegan and contains no additives, preservatives, and refined sugar. All ingredients are kosher and certified organic and gluten-free.

Ingredients (Gluten-Free and Vegan)
gluten-free oats and oat flour, goji berries, cacao nibs, hemp flour, coconut palm sugar, yacon powder, maple powder and cinnamon

Vigilant Eats Cereal

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DISCLAIMER
This item(s) was kindly sent to me to review by Vigilant Eats. All products that are mentioned and reviewed here on my vegan blog are of my own personal opinions and I am not being compensated to review them, only just to share my thoughts. If I receive a product complimentary of the company, it will be stated so in the post, otherwise, all products are purchased myself for my own personal use.

 

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