this is a very different story from the wine then. When
I asked for volunteers to taste the wine one night after
work, there were plenty of takers, but it's a different
story when it comes to muesli, isn't it?
To be fair, a few people did take samples home during the
week and have given me a note about them, but here it is
9.30pm on the winter solstice and I'm sitting at work in
a cold kitchen with a dozen little bowls around –
muesli in each one. I'm moving from chair to chair and bowl
to bowl like Goldilocks.
Muesli on a cold and raining night – eaten for dinner
– is not my idea of fun, but then someone had to do
it. I have indeed tried eating different mueslis each morning
for the last ten days, and served with organic fruit, as
is my usual habit, I sometimes found it hard to distinguish
which I really liked better. Some days I thought I liked
one better but I think it was because my choice of fruit
was more exciting. The day I splurged on a custard apple
I could almost have been eating flaked cardboard and I wouldn’t
have noticed! (Yes, I know my Queensland readers will be
laughing at that when they have custard apples just about
dripping from their trees, but an organic custard apple
down here in cold Melbourne is an indulgence.)
So, back to my cold bowls of cold muesli and cold milk in
the cold office kitchen – there's no way you can accuse
me of fiddling the results now, as they’ve all been
trialled under 'rigorous testing conditions'. For a little
while, having poured samples into the bowls, and dousing
them with bio-dynamic milk, I was afraid I'd have nothing
to write about. However, I'm pleased to report that even
those that look almost identical in the bowl have differences
Organic Soul - Made in Melbourne
These people make lots of different varieties, all organic,
wheat free, GMO free, and containing no added sugar, oil,
fat or artificial ingredients – wow, well done! Their
packaging is simple and yet most attractive, and their varieties
have some quirky names. Because there is so much similarity
between Organic Soul products, I'm not
going to repeat all the things they don't have, but what
each variety does have. They were amazingly different in
taste, considering most looked so similar, and I think it
is up to you as to whether you like macadamias or pumpkin
seeds, coconut or apricots, etc. They were also surprisingly
tasty, especially considering they are so natural –
i.e., relatively unprocessed, and without oil. They had
a good proportion of fruit to oats. These guys pack by hand
rather than machine too – a plus if you're into the
vibrations going into your food.
Organic Soul Ultimate Muesli
Ingredients: Rolled oats, honey, sultanas, almonds, sesame
seeds, sunflower kernels, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon.
Organic Soul Celestial Cereal
Ingredients: Rolled oats, honey, coconut, sultanas, linseed,
sunflower kernels, puffed millet, macadamia, almonds, pear,
apple, puffed spelt.
Organic Soul Fitzroy Natural Muesli
Ingredients: Rolled oats, sultanas, almonds, macadamia,
pear, apple, pumpkin seeds.
Organic Soul Macadamia Granola
Ingredients: Rolled oats, honey, macadamia, almonds, sunflower
kernels, linseed, coconut, sesame seeds.
Organic Soul Inspiring Fruition
Ingredients: Rolled oats, sultanas, honey, coconut, banana,
pear, apple, puffed millet, apricots.
Organic Soul Gluten Free Puff Cereal
Ingredients: Sultanas, honey, almonds, puffed sorghum, sesame
seeds, apple, coconut, puffed millet, puffed rice, pumpkin
This one was different from the other varieties above in
that, not only is it wheat free, it is also gluten free.
It's more processed than the others, containing a few puffed
grains, but it's very yummy and sweet and was particularly
appreciated by some of the team here.