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Vogel’s Cafe Style Light

By Teresa on 17 July 2008 | Viewed 10920 times

Vogel’s Cafe Style Light

Review

This is a new product out from Vogels containing a mix of gluten free grains (including rice, corn and buckwheat), mixed nuts, cranberries, sultanas and banana chips. This is then toasted with New Zealand bush honey and a pinch of cinnamon is added. Beware it does contain sulphite 220, and is made in a factory that produces wheat and gluten containing products.

Pros

Where to start? It was delicious, crunchy, and tasty and I loved the added bonus of a hint of cinnamon. What I really liked about the product is that it is made by Vogels, a company that I was always quite partial to when I ate gluten. They have also put buckwheat groats into the cereal mix as well as whole linseeds which is very uncommon, but very much appreciated. Yummy!!!! Also another bonus was that I brought it from my normal supermarket Pack n Save on special.

Cons

The box only contains 400gm, boohoo, and for a sale price of approx $5.50 it’s a pretty expensive breakfast. Also if you have an allergy or sensitivity to sulphites, then I’m afraid you need to avoid this product.

Bottom Line

This is a fantastic cereal, I think the best on the market for a gluten free muesli, but a bit pricey for regular consumption. I will be buying this again, but not before I try making my own smile

Ingredients

Cereals (57%)(Corn, Buckwheat, Rice Flour), Fruit (18%)(Sultanas, Banana Chips, Cranberries, Coconut), Nuts and Seeds (13%)(Cashew Nuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Almonds, Linseeds, Sunflower Seeds), Brown Sugar, Sugar, Honey (2.5%), Fructose, Salt, Vegetable Oil, Cinnamon, Natural Flavour, Emulsifier (471), Vitamins (Vitamin E, Folate, B1, B2, Niacin), Preservative (220 Sulphite).

Price Paid - $5.50

Comments about this product / add yours

I would be interested to know how making your own version of this went - I buy this cereal regularly (paying $7.50 when it’s not on special!), so would love to know if I could make it myself and save some $$!

Posted by n_jeffries  on  06/08/08  at  02:42 AM

Same as above - often buy this.  Delicious but expensive, so would love to know how to make it myself.

Posted by Annabelle Tyrie  on  06/01/09  at  01:12 AM

Problem I have with this is its produced on the same line as gluten containing cereals. As a result its not really gluten free, it just has no gluten in the ingredients, which for someone like me with celiacs isnt going to get the job done.

Posted by Glen Young  on  04/08/09  at  10:24 PM

As above with regards to the cost.  I make it stretch by adding puffed millet to it.  1 x box muesli to 1/2 pack puffed millet.  Still get all the yummy flavours of the muesli but it lasts longer.

Posted by Nicole  on  06/08/09  at  02:24 AM

Fantastic idea Nicole, think I will be picking some up today!
Sorry I haven’t updated the site to include the final result of my home-made variety! It worked out quite well, possibly put in too much dried fruit though. I just followed the ingredients list on the box, toasted the buckwheat groats and nuts, threw in dried fruit, coconut and puffed rice and then poured over melted honey, brown sugar, cinnamon and oil. I can’t really give you any exact measures as I just judged by eye (not that it matters too much anyway). I also think you could pretty much add what you wanted, ie sesame seeds, rice flakes, gluten free cornflakes, raisins etc. Just have fun experimenting and enjoy eating the results.

Posted by Teresa  on  06/08/09  at  11:43 PM

I LOVE muesli and here is one that works out quite cheap:
1 cup quinoa (I use a mix of red, black and white to make it pretty)
1 cup buckwheat grouts
1/2 Cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup linseeds
2 cups rice flakes (I use heatheries, you can get it at any supermarket)
1/2 cup coconut flakes

Dried fruit, whatever you want, I added chopped dried peaches and hazelnuts. Oh, I also added a bit of honey mixed through the rice flakes to make it yummier:-)

Preheat over to 165, lightly toast buckwheat and quinoa for 30 minutes. Add seeds and rice flakes. Toast for another 5 minutes. Ad coconut and toast for another 5 minutes.

Quite yummy served with fruit juice instead of milk. It made quite al ot too.

Posted by hilzkiwi  on  03/12/09  at  11:20 PM

I love this muesli!!!  It’s been a real find.  I’m Coeliac as well and also sensitive to sulphites BUT can tolerate this.

My only complaint - because lets face it all food for Coeliacs is expensive - the cinnamon is a bit overwhelming and needs to be toned down. 

I’m currently enjoying it with fruit including strawberries and raspberries, almonds and Puhoi yoghurt YUM!!!

Posted by Vicki Keast  on  03/05/10  at  08:09 AM

can i get this gluten free cereals in australia if not can i order it ta caren

Posted by caren  on  22/08/10  at  11:47 PM

I found this cereal far too sweet and the cinnamon a bit overpowering but I mix it with gluten free cornflakes from Binn Inn to make it go further and cut down on sweetness. I also remove the banana chips.
I have been thinking about making my own muesli so might try the recipe above. I just need to find all of the ingredients. Thanks.

Posted by Kaukap  on  20/11/10  at  07:40 PM

I also have Coeliac disease and i haven’t had any problems with this muesli and I eat it every day.  I’ve recently had my antibodies tested and they were fine which indicates there isn’t any gluten in my diet.

Posted by Anna  on  26/11/10  at  06:45 AM

Love the Vogels light and its great also to take tramping.Tastes just as nice without the milk

Posted by Rach  on  03/02/11  at  07:12 AM

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