Results. My first bite Optimum Slim had me amazed. How could a cereal with such a bland name have such a crunchy, sweet, and enjoyable flavor? Unlike Kashi GoLean Original, which still forces me to mix it with more exciting and sweeter alternatives just to find it palatable, Optimum Slim has just the right amount of self-contained sweetness. I expected cardboard, but I received vanilla-flavored deliciousness.
But, alas, my cereal-loving friends, there is always a catch. Despite its great flavor - Optimum Slim leaves you with a slightly weird lingering taste. Taste for yourselves, but in my opinion this funny taste is slight enough to be ignored and almost expected when dealing with cereals of this nutritional caliber.
Optimum Slim doesn't disappoint in the serving size or texture categories either. I get to indulge in 1 cup of this cereal for a solid 210 fiber- and protein-packed calories. Optimum Slim is extra-crunchy and maintains this crunchiness throughout the entire eating experience. And, the variety of cereal pieces keeps things interesting: crisp flakes, crunchy chex-like squares, hearty fiber twigs, and delicate rice-like puffs. It's like someone has already done the cereal mixing for me!
Nature's Path Organic Optimum Slim cereal is highly competitive with its nutritional content. In fact, Optimum Slim has a remarkable 9 grams of fiber and protein per serving, falling just slightly behind Kashi GoLean Original. Somehow this cereal has maintained sweetness while containing the lowest percentage of sugar so far at 13%. The ingredient list on this organic cereal is also of note, it contains absolutely nothing artificial or weird. The price, however, is another story. This cereal has nearly 10 cents/ounce on all the other cereal types.
The combination of Optimum Slim's delicious vanilla sweetness, yummy crunchy texture, and superior nutrition give it a second place finish after ranking.
In conclusion, Nature's Path Organic Optimum Slim cereal has won my heart and a rotating place in my cereal bowl with its favorable flavor, texture, and nutrition.