Ordinarily 3 bowls of cereal on a Saturday would be an outrageous suggestion but today it seemed like a good idea, I had not had time to make dinner as (continuing my recent manliness following changing spark plugs) I was fitting a child bike seat to the back of my car, I cut my hand but it pretty much didn’t hurt at all, manly. This meant a new cereal was to be enjoyed for dinner and that new cereal was Alpen Raspberry and Apple Muesli:
Now I don’t want to excite anyone but I genuinely think we might have a contender, Ricicles could have a battle on their hands. These are mouthwateringly enjoyable, which for a cereal with such a high fibre and oat content is perplexing. The addition of apple and raspberry to an already classic cereal is perfection. It is all about texture, each spoonful provides crunchy nuts, soft oats and juicy fruit, they are blissful. I hope that I am not foolishly approaching this and I shouldn’t get my hopes up but these could be THE cereal of the quest, at the moment I can only ever imagine them having a positive effect on my life, but I thought the same about the weights bench I bought that is now blocking access to the back of my garage and being used to pile tools on top of. These could be great, time will tell but I think we could have an exciting few days ahead.
Ah OK, I may have jumped the gun prematurely yesterday with my Alpen Raspberry and Apple Muesli excitement. Today was Father’s Day which despite being a father I still find really hard after losing my father 3 years ago. My wife and daughter try incredibly hard to keep me happy on Fathers Day and I love them very much for doing so, it would seem I get more cheerful towards the end of the day, which today coincided with getting a chinese. Any way, the reason for my worry about Alpen Raspberry and Apple is I seem to be losing the ability to grip things with my hands (my main gripping device) I ate a bowl of muesli for lunch today as my lovely girls bought me croissants (pronounced ‘cwa-o-son’) and tea in bed this morning. After lunch we went round my in laws, they have 3 new sofas, I sat down and was given a cup of tea and biscuit, within about 10 seconds and in my pre-dunk position my hands unclasped the biscuit which was hovering about 30cm above the cup like a toy being dropped by a grabber machine in the amusements, the biscuit plummeted in to the hot tea below creating a massive splash of tea being dispersed all over their new sofas, I also kept dropping things. I will keep tabs on this.
With the expectation so high on Saturday I feel a bit low after todays 2 portions of Alpen Raspberry and Apple. Yes both bowls tasted great, they really did but they didn’t excite me so much as they have done previously. I just felt the shock factor was missing. I took them in to work and had a 2nd bowl for lunch, this finished the box off before I really got a chance to get stuck in to it. It also didn’t fill me with bundles of energy, at football I was lethargic, and some might even say I simply didn’t play to my natural high standards. My touch was at best ‘leggy’ and I was disappointing.
Here are the Alpen Raspberry and Apple vital statistics:
Cereal Cost: £2.79
Real Servings per Box: 5
Cost per Serving: 55.8p
Pros – Really tasty, great texture, surely healthy.
Cons – Makes limbs lethargic.