Review: Kellogg’s NutriGrain Bakery Delights Lemon Crumb Cake (with Poppy Seeds) & A Quick Side-Review: Starbucks Cascara Latte
JFG Nation, today is a random post – two reviews in one!
Per the SB website: “Inside each coffee cherry are the seeds we’ve all come to know as coffee beans. Cascara is the dried fruit of the cherry itself. It lends delicious, subtle notes of dark brown sugar and luscious maple.”
Hoooookay. Well, it tasted good. Really good. Sort of like a Flat White, but with a bit more maple brown sugar sweetness. I didn’t add any sugar to it, and it was really very sweet already.
Today’s review: Kellogg’s NutriGrain Bakery Delights Lemon Crumb Cake (with Poppy Seeds!)
Kellogg’s NutriGrain Bakery Delights Lemon Crumb Cake jumped out at me because, well, I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve eaten a NutriGrain bar. And now they’re delving into dessert? Are these “healthy?”
Kellogg’s NutriGrain Bakery Delights Lemon Crumb Cake aren’t TOO bad, I guess. 160 cal per bar is standard, and it’s not a TON of sugar. Eh – these are just so-so on the nutrition scale, I feel. I feel like this is going to be one of those moments where, sure, they aren’t bad for you if you only eat ONE, but I’m going to just eat the whole box and be done with it, ok?
Kellogg’s NutriGrain Bakery Delights Lemon Crumb Cake come individually packaged, and when you open them up, they look like this:
After I opened the single serving Kellogg’s NutriGrain Bakery Delights Lemon Crumb Cake, the aroma that spilled out of the foil couldn’t have smelled more like lemon cake. It was citrus-y and pungent.
Biting into the Kellogg’s NutriGrain Bakery Delights Lemon Crumb Cake, the texture of the cake was nice and spongy, but not too fragile – my teeth definitely sank into the pastry comfortably. Sort of like a dense cake, or a good store bought muffin. The flavor was pretty spot on when to compared to any lemon poppyseed cake I’d ever had. It had lots of lemon flavor and the poppyseeds provided the texture I was familiar with – that pop and that “poppyseed stuck in the teeth” texture. The crumb on top was just ok – it didn’t add a whole lot except for a bit of crustiness on the top of the cake slice. It wasn’t like the Entenmann’s crumb donuts, where the crumb adds a whole new level of sugariness.
Still, overall, I enjoyed these a lot. As a packaged item, I didn’t notice a lot of leftover oils in my mouth or even that weird “packaged” pastry taste. These were flavorful and light, and I could crush eight of these in a row. I KNEW IT.
Lemon-y and good. Buy. Eat. Enjoy.
PURCHASED AT: Safeway, Chevy Chase, DC.
FOUND AT: Display at the end of a checkout aisle.
COST: $3.99 on sale.