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It’s Monday. Let’s do a giveaway shall we? Today: A Dorset Cereals Extravaganza!

So, you might recall that I have a habit of buying expensive, lovely-packaged cereals when I hit the grocery store. Well, a gorgeous box of Dorset Cereals is definitely something I’ve been known to come home with, while managing to forget to buy other staples. I can’t be blamed really … how does one resist such an attractively designed package?

simply delicious muesli

I just love a yummy muesli! Why? I don’t know … there is just something so comforting about a delicious and filling bowl of cereal to me. Also, it helps that Dorset Cereals contain no added sugar or preservatives and tons of fiber and whole grains. The stuff is just pure goodness.

My son prefers the old-fashioned style of muesli with milk, while I do yogurt with muesli sprinkled on top. Stella, my daughter, however is all about eating it with orange juice. She started this trend when we were out of milk one morning and I thought it a tad bizarre but shrugged and allowed it. Now, though, looking at the back of the Dorset Cereal box, I see she is not alone:

Serve with milk, yogurt or fruit juice for a delicious and nutritious breakfast or anytime snack.

My preferred time to have cereal is in the middle of night. If I am having trouble sleeping, I tip-toe downstairs and have a bowl of cereal with milk and it does the trick every time.

Lately, however, I’ve been bypassing all granola and muesli. And that’s because my metabolism has slowed to a snail’s crawl as I’ve gotten older, and as a general rule this kind of cereal is high in calorie and sugar (natural sugars from dried fruits) count. But alas, there is good news on this front! There are two new recipes that have just been introduced into Canada: Simply Nutty Muesli and Honey Granola and the former is the one I am particularly excited about.

Here are the nutritional facts for the Simply Nutty Muesli:

I love the 6 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, and only 8 grams of sugar. If you compare this to, say, General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios, a portion of the same size has 6.4 grams of protein but 4.2 grams of fiber and 19.2 grams of sugar — all for approximately the same calories (236).

Now, as anyone who’s had to watch their intake can tell you, you really need to look at the portion sizes. For Dorset Cereals, the portion size is for 60 grams. Here is what 60 grams of Simply Nutty Muesli looks like:

The measuring cup in my photograph is 1 cup. This amount of cereal might not look like much, but it’s quite filling. Especially if you eat it with the extra protein from a yogurt, like this:

Okay! So what is the giveaway, you ask? One reader will receive a FULL-SIZED BOX of ALL SEVEN RECIPES of Dorset Cereals! In addition, these yummy cereals will arrive to you with one extra goody: a gourmet lunch tote that folds flat for easy storage. I was pretty excited when mine arrived and I’m sure you will be too!

To enter to win this prize pack (worth approximately $75), visit the Dorset Cereals website and then leave a comment below. I will do a random draw from the comments next Monday (June 25th, before 10 am).

So I’ll see you same time, same place, okay? Good luck!

Edited on Monday, June 25th to add: I just did the draw using and the winner is Nicole Shadbolt! CONGRATS, Nicole! 


  1. I’m already a fan of Dorset cereals! I love that the ingredients are so simple. I eat granola every morning with unsweetened yogurt and blueberries. It’s a great way to start the day. :)

  2. they have a great website- very cozy/cottagey feel!  i have cereal with fruit for lunch most days!   

  3. Granola is great for the munchies when I watch horrible reality TV. The TV may be trashy, but my snack doesn’t have to be!

  4. Geoff Rodick says:

    I’ve been doing Granola at breakfast for years and Dorset is up on there on the top of my choices as a splurge every so often!  (and they have a beautiful website)

  5. I can see my husband loving this stuff. He is a huge fan of simple, non processed ingredients. This cereal looks so delicious and full of nutritious punch :)

  6. Stefanieteach says:

    Now I’m hungry for cereal and yogurt…. And glad others admit to late night cereal snacking!!!

  7. Oh, I’ve eyed the Dorset Cereals at the grocery store for ages.  I would love to try them out!  :)

    • coffeewithjulie says:

      Nicole – You’re the winner!! Congrats!! I will be in touch by email to let you know the details on how to receive your prize. You will loooove these cereals! :)

  8. YUM! I would love to try this cereal. I love it with berries and yogurt, the best! Thanks for the recommendation. 

  9. Connie Paris says:

    Never tried Dorset before…always looking for a breakfast option that keeps me feeling full for the morning!

  10. Ttrockwood says:

    Ooohhhh i have always wanted to try this brand- all the varieties look delicious!!

  11. neighbour says:

    I have never tried Dorset before but I also love the packaging but probably wouldn’t pay the price! I would love to give it a try.

  12. Love, love, love this cereal…I eat it dry right out of the package for an afternoon snack!

  13. I LOVE Dorset Cereal but I haven’t found it in grocery stores since I moved back home to Canada! I gotta go check out their website to see where to find it. Yum!

  14. SuzanneMcCormack says:

    I’ve never heard of Dorset before. Looks YUMMY!

  15. mtilton16 says:

    I’ve never heard of this cereal, but I love the look of the packaging.  I’d love to try it out with yogourt.  I bet it would also be great to use in making home-made granola bars.

  16. I have seen this cereal only at London Drugs and as a breakfast lover would be a nice break from my steel-cut oats. 

  17. hstardom says:

    FREE CEREAL?  You’ve outdone yourself this time.  Lost myself for a long stretch of time on the Dorset site – love the packaging, love the photos, love it all.  The simple pleasures blog is lovely.  I can’t wait to have a “lie-in” again; I think I only have about 10 years to wait.  As the mom of three kids four and under, cereal is a go-to meal for me all the time.  The kids love it too.  My four-year old is loving muesli these days too. 

  18. PerpetualMuser says:

    I’ve tried Dorset cereal before. It is one of my favourite splurges every once in a while.  I love to enjoy it for breakfast with fresh fruit and vanilla almond milk.

  19. cybeeranne says:

    I will love to try these cereals !!!

  20. OttawaMommyProj says:

    I have never tried these cereals but have been eyeing them in the store for quite a while! Looks yummy :-) Thanks for the chance.

  21. seemummyjuggle says:

    Is it wrong if I say I’ve never tried these cereals? You’ve convinced me to give it a go though :)

  22. HeatherBrisebois says:

    I would love to try this cereal!

  23. chantal_mc says:

    umm hello! Count me in!

  24. So 60 grams is half a cup?

  25. Don Brazeau says:

    I was initiated to this pure cereal in the UK. The choices over there are vast in comparison to Ottawa east, and the basic box is larger and more economical even after the money conversion. I have found some cereal over here but only a restricted selection. Again this truly a great cereal worth searching for.

    See UK choices at

    • Hi Don, Since writing this post, we’ve continued to buy this cereal. We are totally addicted and just love it. My only complaint is that I’d love a bigger box so I would love the choices in the UK I’m sure!

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