My regular cereal drink in absence of oatmeal of oatmeal is Energen. Why? Energen is available in my auntie’s sari-sari store. The cost is only six pesos per sachet. The chocolate and vanilla flavors are sweet and creamy. However, my aunt never like the vanilla cause it is too sweet.
My taste buds has limitations. I am looking for a variety form time to time. In need to drive to town plaza just to buy other brands.
I already tried the Vitaquaker 3-in-1 cereal drink. The taste is good but it lacks sweetness and creaminess. Calorie conscious individuals may choose this as option.
This is time, I got the Nestle Nesvita Cerial Milk drink. The name sounds like Vitaquaker. This one is a source of calcium, vitamins (A, C, B1, B2, B6) and 1.9 grams fibers per serving. This was imprinted on front label as marketing edge maybe.
Nesvita is not sweet but its not a problem. The very creamy taste is enough for you to like it. This cereal drink is different form others, I can feel the small bits of crunchy oats. Also good for people avoiding too much calories.
The ingredient list: Too many for me!
skimmed milk powder
whole wheat flour
vegetable fat (contain one or more : palm olein, palm oil, coconut oil, corn oil and soya oil)
Why do they have to add such a wide array of ingredients? And, It is not made from oats, it is made from wheat. The crunchy pieces are wheat. Some ingredients are added as nutrients fortification and some are as preservatives.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.