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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Review: The Custom Cereal Mixes from Mixit.ca, a Montreal-based Cereal Online Boutique

Start your day off right with the new Mixit.ca’s healthy custom cereal mixes, delivered right to you! 

We all need a healthy start to the morning. No more pecking through the cereal box to find your favourite ingredients! Canadians are waking up to a healthy, delicious and customized blend of their favourite cereal thanks to the online boutique Mixit.ca. The Montreal-based company delivers stylishly packaged tubes, containing personalized cereal mixes from a variety of grains, nuts, seeds and unique freeze-dried fruits.

With a huge success and launch in Quebec just one year ago, Mixit.ca is now launching healthy customizable cereals delivered right to the customers’ door step to the rest of Canada. Cereal-lovers can customize their own breakfast bowls based on personal taste and dietary preferences and restrictions. With over 70 ingredients to choose from, mixes can be gluten free, low in sugar, high in fibre and always packed full of taste!

So when Mixit.ca team contacted me and asked me if I would like to test and review my own customized cereal mix, I gladly said yes! Customized cereals are a new concept to me. Like most Canadians, I have my usual cereal bowl from widely known cereal brands available in supermarkets like Kellogg’s Cornflakes or Cheerio every morning. I have never had the opportunity to try a customized cereal, like the ones available at Mixit.ca, so I instantly became curious about this new type of cereals and I agreed to review them.

The ingredient list from Mixit.ca includes quinoa, hemp, maple syrup sunflower seeds, dried strawberries and more. The website features a counter tool which displays the nutritional value of the ingredients as they are selected. Many of the ingredients are locally sourced, with a variety of organic choices available. Personalized recipes can be named and shared with the Mixit.ca community. Ready-made mixes are also available for those who prefer to try recipes made by the experts. All ingredients are carefully selected based on health benefits and great taste.

When I proceeded to create my own personalized mixed cereal to try and review it, I went onto Mixit.ca and once I reviewed the entire ingredient list, I could choose my favorite ingredients from the available list of cereals, dried fruits and seeds.

These are the steps that I took:

I went to Mixit.ca, specifically on the page where you can select and order your customized cereal, https://www.mixit.ca/en/mix-it/cereal, and I followed the instructions and steps on how to mix, create and order your own cereal.
On the far right of the screen users can see a little tube, they can name the mix anything they like, so I named it Good Morning Victoria. Cute, isn’t it? :) I’ve got my own personalized cereal with my own name. :)
Then I added one base from the Cereal tab, and I selected quinoa.
Then I selected different toppings from the Dried Fruits, Nuts & Seeds and Extras tabs, I could select 4-5 different toppings, so my final choice was mango and papaya from the Dried Fruits tab, sunflower seeds from the Nuts & Seeds tab, and also maple syrup sunflower seeds and white chocolate flakes from the Extras tab.
As I was making my choices, I could see the ingredients being added to the tube on the left with all of the nutritional information.
Then I clicked “Add to Basket” and I followed the next steps to complete the order.
I also could choose my favorite design for the cereal tube itself, and I selected an orange tube.
Once the order confirmed, I received an email with a detailed list of ingredients from Mixit.ca advising that my order has been placed, and it will arrive at my address shortly. I was very excited about the whole thing and I was looking forward to trying it!

A few days later I received my package by mail, and this is how my Mixit cereal tube looks like.
And remember I was mentioning earlier that I could give it my own name? I named it Good Morning Victoria. :)
I tried my new cereal the next morning. As I was getting ready to have breakfast, I warmed up a bowl of milk in the microwave, as I usually do every morning, then I opened up the tube.
Before pouring the cereal in the milk, I tried it just like that, dry, to get a taste of it, and it’s really delicious! That mix of quinoa, dried mango, dried papaya, sunflower seeds and white chocolate flakes that I have selected for my cereal mix has a really rich and enjoyable taste. Before I even got a chance to eat it as milk with cereals, I realized it’s pretty good to eat it as a snack too, just the way it comes in the package, dry.

Then I poured some in my milk, about the same amount of cereal as I do with my usual Cheerio or Kellogg’s Cornflakes cereals that I buy from massmarket.
Once I poured some Mixit into my bowl, I then saw that I actually poured about half of the content of the tube into my milk bowl. Hmmm, looks like this tube of Mixit is a sampling size, you get to eat milk with cereals two-three times out of this tube, and then it’s gone. The weight of the cereal in this tube is 550 grams. Anyway, I proceeded with eating my milk with Mixit cereals. The taste is awesome! Rich and flavored, with an intense presence of all those toppings – the seeds, the dried mango and papaya, the white chocolate flakes. The taste is not only intense, but also very consistent, and while eating it, I realized that I won’t be able to finish it, because it’s so consistent and nutritive, that the amount of cereals that I poured into my milk proved to be too much. I couldn’t eat it all, so I put the rest of it in the fridge and finished it later on during that day. Due to its consistency and nutritive value, as I came to realize, I didn’t need to put the same amount of cereals as with any other of my traditional cereals, but half of it. This way, while I first thought that this tube looks like a sample size tube, in fact it is not, and the content of the tube will give you more than 2-3 breakfasts. 

All in all, I love my new Mixit cereal, it’s really delicious! I warmly recommend it as a great breakfast and as an awesome way to start your day. Have a look at Mixit.ca and see what great mixes of cereals you can get!

And here’s some more information about Mixit.ca.

Packaging and pricing
Shoppers will receive a beautifully designed tube of cereal of their choice in the mail. Each tube contains approximately 20 servings, based on the recommended Health Canada portion size. Tubes can be customized with a special message for gift giving. All mixes are produced in Montreal. The price per tube starts at $9 and will vary based on the quantity and selection of ingredients. Shipping is free with an order of six tubes or more.

About Mixit.ca
The Mixit mission is to help individuals lead a healthier lifestyle, their way. It provides the benefit of customization, without being time consuming. The Canadian Mixit team of Stephanie Jackson, Oldrich Blaha and their son Alexandre is changing the breakfast landscape with healthier food options for the whole family, that do not sacrifice taste.

Photo credit: Victoria West

40 comments:

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  2. Great post!

    Looks yummy!

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  12. Looks very yummy, Victoria. Great review,thx for sharing. Have a lovely start into another beautiful week, hun.
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      I really enjoy these cereals, they are great and so tasty!
      Have a wonderful week too,
      Xoxo,

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