Results. Kashi GoLean Crunch! Honey Almond Flax (hereafter referred to as KGLCHAF, because academics love acronyms) tastes really great. When they say honey and almond they aren't kidding - I taste these flavors in a delicious way. I'm afraid when they say Crunch! they aren't kidding either. And, in my opinion KGLCHAF has a questionable function as a cereal by itself, and may perform better as an addition to yogurt or oatmeal because of its out-of-control crunchiness.
I'm just going to say it. KGLCHAF is too crunchy. After a bowl of this stuff, my jaw is sore and I wouldn't be all that surprised if my mouth was bleeding. For me, it is just too much. Based on others' suggestions I let KGLCHAF soak in milk before eating, which made the texture more bearable. But, I still was not convinced when I had to face several large rock hard balls of scary-cruncy-KGLCHAF.
Despite its unsettling texture, KGLCHAF has pretty fantastic nutritional stats. For a 1 cup serving you intake a healthy 200 calories and a (relatively) high 4.5 grams of fat. With that you get 5 grams of fiber (my minimum fiber limit) and 9 grams of protein (the second highest amount so far). You also intake a high 24% of calories from sugar. I should note that the the basic GoLean Crunch! cereal was above my 25% of calories from sugar limit (at 27%) so I didn't consider it. There is also a Kashi GoLean Crisp! Toasted Berry Crumble flavor that contains only 22% of calories from sugar that is probably worth a try. Crisp! versus Crunch! Will this ease my texture woes? (Can any of you Kashi-eaters let me know if it is worth a go?)
These admirable nutritional stats give KGLCHAF a fourth place ribbon, falling below (by a very slight margin) Kashi Golden Goodness.
In summary, Kashi GoLean Crunch! Honey Almond Flax has a brilliant flavor but an unfortunate texture that I just can't ignore. When choosing between a tasty morning cereal and a potential jaw injury, I choose my safety. And that is that.