Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - I can't be the only one who is addicted to Kashi Go Lean Crunch!




JackieRn
12-08-2008, 03:12 PM
I love the stuff I go through 2 boxes a week, I eat it morning, noon, and night. For a girl who used to love french fries with the same passion, I am just surprised, how can whole grains taste so good. Kashi + blueberries + low fat yogurt= my snack of choice these days. Is anyone else out there addicted or am I the only one. How do you enjoy this crack in food form?


rockinrobin
12-08-2008, 03:26 PM
I was addicted to it so much in fact, that I had to elminate it from my home. Not the Crunch, just the regular ole' Kashi Go Lean. I ate it for breakfast for months straight and then I found myself going back to the box for another handful. And then another. After a few weeks of doing this - I decided it was best to give the stuff up :(. I haven't had it in the house since.

It is really something though how ones tastes can change. I mean it used to be the ice cream container I would keep hitting. Kashi Go Lean? Who wouldv'e thunk it? :)

JackieRn
12-08-2008, 03:43 PM
Exactly, its amazing how food preferences can change from french fries to Kashi its insane but I don't think I could give it up you have some will power, right now I can go 3-4 hours and of course when I'm sleeping without it.


tigger175
12-08-2008, 04:02 PM
I've been addicted myself. It tastes so good with blueberries. Sadly my love affair was ruined by moving to Ireland. I can't find it here :(

Kofarq
12-08-2008, 04:13 PM
I love it, too. I really like the regular kashi crunch (flax and something flavour) it actually has a few less calories than the Go Lean one. LOVE THEM!

gailr42
12-08-2008, 08:50 PM
I loved it so much I had to stop buying it because I couldn't control my consumption!!

azmom
12-10-2008, 09:55 AM
Sorry to disappoint you but the Kashi Go Lean Crunch has a lot of sugar in it (could be why you are getting addicted to it!)

You would be better sticking to the plain Kashi Go Lean!!

Shannon in ATL
12-10-2008, 11:14 AM
I used to eat the Honey Almond Flax flavor of the Go Lean Crunch like that, have switched recently to the regular Go Lean Flavor & Fiber. I make up individual snack baggies of one serving each and keep them in my desk drawer for afternoon snacks. The Honey Almond Flax got to be too sweet for me. Never pictured that happening! It was around the same time I dropped to 1tsp of sugar & 1 tbsp creamer in my coffee instead of several of each... :)

JackieRn
12-11-2008, 03:58 PM
Sorry to disappoint you but the Kashi Go Lean Crunch has a lot of sugar in it (could be why you are getting addicted to it!)

You would be better sticking to the plain Kashi Go Lean!!

Kashi is pretty much the only processed food in my diet, that and yogurt. All the other sugars I ingest are natural. Per serving Kashi has less sugar than an apple. So for me the sugar isn't so much a factor, I enjoy the texture, I'm a crunch person.

Thighs Be Gone
12-11-2008, 04:04 PM
I so agree about Kashi in general. I buy it for my kids too--the Heart to Heart cereal and waffles. It's higher of course but I keep reminding myself the food is healthier and more nutrient dense than the junky stuff anyway so they don't need as much of it anyway.

rockinrobin
12-11-2008, 05:42 PM
Sorry to disappoint you but the Kashi Go Lean Crunch has a lot of sugar in it (could be why you are getting addicted to it!)

You would be better sticking to the plain Kashi Go Lean!!

Nah, didn't matter which Kashi it was, for me anyway. The plain, old regular Kashi Go Lean was the one I was overdoing.

Shannon in ATL
12-11-2008, 05:44 PM
I just ate a snack of one serving of Kashi Go Lean, and can totally feel the desire to grab another snack baggie of it out of my drawer. It is like crack! :)

"Just Say No To Excess Kashi" doesn't flow, does it...

Schumeany
12-11-2008, 05:52 PM
I love to eat it with yogurt and a cut up apple or berries as well...it is one of my favorite breakfasts. I also LOVE Nature's Path Optimum Power cereal with flax, soy and dried blueberries. It is not as "snacky" as the Kashi, but I find it incredibly satisfying -- especially the 9 grams of protein.

JackieRn
12-11-2008, 05:55 PM
I just ate a snack of one serving of Kashi Go Lean, and can totally feel the desire to grab another snack baggie of it out of my drawer. It is like crack! :)

"Just Say No To Excess Kashi" doesn't flow, does it...

That is funny, I almost choked when I read this.

Shannon in ATL
12-11-2008, 05:58 PM
:-) I'm envisioning bumper stickers and T-shirts...

On the serious side, I've never had the Go Lean Crunch with yogurt or fruit, but now I want it. Badly. :) The only one I have at home is the Go Lean, I have the Honey Almond Flax here at work - think either of those would work or do I need the one with the blueberries?

Schumeany
12-11-2008, 06:14 PM
Mmmm...almond flax with vanilla yogurt...yum.

rockinrobin
12-11-2008, 06:20 PM
I just ate a snack of one serving of Kashi Go Lean, and can totally feel the desire to grab another snack baggie of it out of my drawer. It is like crack! :)

See, see what I mean???? No CRUNCH necessary. Kashi Go Lean can send one into a tailspin all on it's own. Amazing how very much alike many of us are. I mean, Kashi Go Lean? Who wouldve' thunk it.

"Just Say No To Excess Kashi" doesn't flow, does it...

:rofl:

Umm, not so much. But I hear ya, I hear ya. ;)


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zeffryn
12-11-2008, 06:28 PM
All the other sugars I ingest are natural. Per serving Kashi has less sugar than an apple.

The sugars in Kashi are all natural (honey, evap. cane juice, brown rice syrup), but comparing it to the sugars in an apple is a bit deceptive considering the sugars in an apple are fructose sugars and do not affect the body or the blood sugar in the same way.

Shannon in ATL
12-11-2008, 06:29 PM
I never pictured myself enjoying the sweetness of Kashi Go Lean a year ago - I remember trying it then and thinking it was bland and tasteless. I think I even added a couple of teaspoons of sugar to each serving I ate to finish the box since it was so expensive. What the heck? Today I ate it slow so I could savor the flavor. Sometimes I don't even recognize myself from a year ago when I think about me.

The similarities are interesting, aren't they...

CountingDown
12-11-2008, 07:20 PM
Kashi with home-made Greek-style yogurt in the morning - perfect!

DH adds cocoa roasted almonds and dates - it is his FAVORITE breakfast!

JackieRn
12-11-2008, 08:35 PM
The sugars in Kashi are all natural (honey, evap. cane juice, brown rice syrup), but comparing it to the sugars in an apple is a bit deceptive considering the sugars in an apple are fructose sugars and do not affect the body or the blood sugar in the same way.

How differently do the two affect blood sugar?

JulieJ08
12-11-2008, 08:40 PM
So for me the sugar isn't so much a factor, I enjoy the texture, I'm a crunch person.

Me too. I'm in the process of getting the crunch back in. Veggies aren't the same, it's grain crunch I like. I don't need much, but a little every day I just really enjoy. It took me months to realize that that was what I was missing.

Optical Goddess
12-11-2008, 09:40 PM
wow. Who knew so many people were addicted to Kashi?
I can eat the regular go lean with out issue, but I'll take out a box of the crunch in a day or two. It's the crunch of it, and that it's so easy to eat with your fingers, making it snacky

I just can't control myself with it. I've tried, but whenever I think I can handle it,I binge on it. I hate to admit that I may just have to eliminate it from my pantry. same w/ original flavor triscuits and wheat thins...

JulieJ08
12-11-2008, 10:20 PM
I have some Kashi Go Lean I bought to try in my yogurt instead of granola. So I just opened it and tasted it (I've had it before in milk), and my first thought was, this is sweet. Really sweet. Wow, my taste buds have changed. But not as sweet as my granola (Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax Plus).