Seitenbacher Kakao-Düsis

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Welcome to week 2 of the German cereals! Thanks again to our friend, Creature!

This week it’s Seitenbacher Kakao-Düsis, a turbine shaped cocoa cereal that smells really horrible and tastes equally so. That taste? It’s spelt, which Poppy can’t be bothered to remember from week to week, but thanks to wikipedia for the definition:

Spelt (Triticum spelta) is a hexaploid species of wheat. Spelt was an important staple in parts of Europe from the Bronze Age to medieval times; it now survives as a relict crop in Central Europe and northern Spain and has found a new market as a health food.

Seitenbacher is famous for its Müsli cereals, sold as health conscious and natural. Too bad their Kakao-Düsis smells like dog food… and tastes even worse. We might recall by now that Poppy loves healthy cereals in general, but not this one. Dog biscuits taste better. DOG BISCUITS TASTE BETTER, PEOPLE.

Nutrition information is as follows per 30 gram serving: 108 calories, 3 grams protein, 22 grams Total Carbohydrates, 3 grams Fruit Sugar, 0.9 grams Total Fat, 0 milligrams Cholesterol, 3 grams Dietary Fiber, and 2 milligrams Sodium. Ingredients: spelt, fruit sugar, and de-oiled cocoa.

Congratulations for being “100% spelt” (presumably, as in, no other grain was used in the making of this product), high in fiber, and containing real fruit sugar, but your cereal is so inedible that Poppy refused to eat a second bite.

The only bowl given is for the shape of the cereal — turbine!

Taste: Dog food
Box opening: No box, just a bag
Bag rippage: No rip, but I used scissors
Bag slippage: None
Sog factor: It sogged out on the edges only, the center remained crunchy, but no one wants to eat it either way
Allergy alert: Wheat

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  1. Creature SH says:

    I feel this strange mixture of guilt and glee that is usually reserved for successful pranksters, even though I think that I’ve probably been upfront enough about this stuff. In any case, this certainly was a highly entertaining installment of Cereal Wednesday and I’m glad that you did not lose your humor in the face of the health-food horror that I had unleashed upon you.

    To answer your question, I have not had this particular version of this cereal before, but I did eat one with apple flavoring and I found it okay enough. Also, I was surprised that you are not familiar with spelt (or “Dinkel” as it is known in Germany), but then I realized that it’s probably one of those local things. Over here, it’s one of those grains that are synonymous with health food.

    • I do know what spelt is, but only vaguely. Here we call all wheat “wheat” and don’t tend to differentiate yet. Whenever I hear “spelt” I think of bird food and get confused about why I would be eating bird food.

      We loved filming that episode, thank you for the fun!

      I had read your entire page of notes about this cereal when I first received the package, but I didn’t want to be biased during the filming, especially since Dawg was “running the show” for that episode, so I forgot you said that you hadn’t tried it. 😀