A while back, a pretty cool company called Rokit Fuel contacted me to see if I would review a couple of their products. I’m always up to try new things, so I said sure! And they sent me out 2 different samples: one of their cereals and one of their “energy mixes”.
I want to first say that I totally dig the philosophy of this company. They make good-for-you endurance foods, aimed for athletes who need/want to be aware of what they’re putting in their bodies. They use whole foods (from 9 to 19 different kinds in each item) that you can actually see, identify, and pronounce before nom’ing down. I can get on board with that!
Review #1, the Cereal:
A close up of the good stuff:
Just from looking at this picture you can tell the texture of this cereal is non conventional, but you can identify what you’re eating: almonds, dried cherries, chia seeds, rolled oats… yum. It reminds me a lot of granola, but a finer/thinner texture.
The cereal is good. Because the texture is so much finer ground that I’m used to (compared to granola), it really soaked up the milk I used, turning it into more of a porridge. I liked that.
Review #2: The Energy Mix:
When I got to chose which flavor I wanted, I was immediately drawn to this one. Anything with chocolate should please me! But I’ll admit, when I opened the package, I was a little weirded out by this concept. The energy mix is an even finer ground almost oatmeal-like solid. The directions literally say “just add water. So I added water to the inside of the package and kneeded the goo/oatmeal/mixture around. I wanted to simulate what it’d be like to use this while running/hiking, so I just used room temperature water.
The energy mix turns into a squeeze-able substance that you just mush out of the package into your mouth. The flavor was alright (not quite as delish as I was hoping it would be), but I didn’t like the texture. It wasn’t soft like oatmeal and it wasn’t crunchy like granola. And it was odd eating at it room temperature. I really wanted to like this stuff because I recognize how good it is for me, but I just didn’t unfortunately.
The bottom line:
Rokit Fuel Cereal:
- Flavor: 9/10
- Texture: 8/10
- Overall Impression: 8/10
- Would I buy this for myself? Yes
Rokit Fuel Energy Mix:
- Flavor: 6/10
- Texture: 2/10
- Overall Impression: 4/10
- Would I buy this for myself? No
I really appreciate Rokit Fuel sending me a few of their products to sample and review for you guys. I’m bummed that I didn’t like their energy mix very much, but everyone is different and I’m sure a lot of folks like this stuff. Either way, you should go and check it out for yourself! They’re a great company with a solid philosophy!