Trader Joe’s Ginger Almond, Cashew Granola Cereal

Trader Joe's Ginger, Almond & Cashew Granola Cereal
This cereal tastes like gingersnap cookies, with a sprinkle of cinnamon and spices and a few cashews. Others taste like raw ginger root with very little else. The discrepancy between those two types of bites is harsh, and it grates on your taste buds the same way a glob of horseradish might after a few pleasant sips of root beer. 

I’m guessing the bites are inconsistent because there are chunks of actual ginger floating throughout the cereal, but not enough that you get one in every bite. You might find that some bites only contain small pieces of ginger, while others have large chunks. No matter the reason, it is difficult to know what to do.


avoid while eating the cereal since each ingredient is more or less the same beige-ish color. Although one could examine each spoonful carefully before you eat it, it would be a lot of effort, time and care. It is much easier to say the following: Only people who love the taste of raw ginger should buy this cereal.

When I saw the box on the shelf, I was skeptical. Is ginger really the best ingredient for a breakfast cereal? On my last TJ’s trip, the Ardmore, PA Trader Joe’s was a madhouse. It provided the kinda full-contact shopping experience that I hadn’t experienced since the hordes at 3rd Street and La Brea in L.A. It was too crowded to just stand there staring at the cereals and the like. my last reviewI was rushed to make a decision. I love ginger products. Ginger beergingersnapsginger ice cream—And even more ginger wontons.When it comes to ginger candy or raw ginger root, that’s where I draw the line. Ginger should only be used sparingly as a spice. Ginger is simply too strong when used in excess.

Sonia enjoyed this cereal much less than I did. She noted that the bits with too much ginger ruin everything else. It lingers. This breakfast cereal gets only two stars from her. Since there is definitely potential, I will be a little more flexible and give it three stars. If they reduced the amount of ginger, this cereal could be quite good.

Bottom line: 5.5 of 10.