Learn about Seven Sundays muesli in my first video! This is not a sponsored post… I love this cereal because it’s made with real ingredients. I review their Early Riser Mix Dark Chocolate Almond flavor. When I try others, I’ll add them, and discuss them more.
My family enjoys this muesli from Seven Sundays. See below for pictures of it so you can see how many add-ins there are. In addition to oats, there are loads of delicious bits of real dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, and more.
Their Early Riser Mix is the only product I’ve ever tried. I first bought it years ago when I saw it in the cereal section at Costco. If I remember correctly, it came in two clear plastic bags in a box. I bought it twice because my son and I loved it. But then I never saw it again.
I kept the box from it as a reference so I’d remember it. Years later, I ordered it from the Seven Sundays website. Recently, I ordered it from Amazon in a bundle of six bags. Next time, I’ll check the price at Natural Grocers or likely order in bulk from Seven Sundays again.
Please know, this Early Riser Mix from Seven Sundays is not Certified Palm Oil Free. To know for sure a product is palm oil free, it should be certified through the Orangutan Alliance or through the Palm Oil Free Certification Programme.
Please support products that are Certified Palm Oil Free! Please tell Seven Sundays to certify their products!
Keep reading to learn about their muesli flavors, ingredients, what’s not inside, and my review of the Early Riser Mix.
Seven Sundays Muesli
Their cereals are made entirely from real food, without artificial or ‘natural’ flavors, dyes, or preservatives. Other great things to note about these ingredients are:
- There aren’t Tocopherols or Mixed Tocopherols
- They use pure vanilla extract
In the context of palm oil, I discuss more about Tocopherols and pure vanilla extract below.
Flavors & Ingredients
Their available muesli flavors are:
- Early Riser Dark Chocolate: Gluten free oats, dates, rice flour, sorghum flakes, dark chocolate( coconut sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter), almonds, coconut, cocoa powder, pumpkin seeds, pure vanilla extract, cinnamon
- Classic Bircher Apple Cinnamon Almond: Gluten free oats, sorghum flakes, buckwheat groats, almonds, dates (dates, rice flour), currants, unsweetened coconut chips (no sulfites), pumpkin seeds, apples, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, cardamom
- Wild & Free Mix Blueberry Chia Buckwheat: Gluten free oats, sorghum flakes, buckwheat groats, blueberries (blueberries, apple juice), organic wildflower honey, apples, coconut, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, lemon extract
- Farmers Market Mix Almond Date Currant: Organic gluten free oats, organic dates (dates, rice flour), organic buckwheat, organic almonds, organic currants, organic sorghum flakes, organic flax seeds, organic sunflower seeds
See some of the pieces on top that I separated out from 1/4 cup of the muesli. There are still a lot more mixed in with the oats.
Early Riser Mix Dark Chocolate Almond
The muesli flavor I’m reviewing is their Early Riser Mix. It has lots of great-tasting pieces of dark chocolate along with sliced almonds, coconut, and pumpkin seeds in it.
I don’t taste coconut in this cereal which I appreciate because for me, coconut usually overpowers foods making me not like them. The almonds are sliced thinly, and I don’t really notice them taste-wise either, though they are in there.
The Early Riser Mix comes in 12 oz (340g) bags. The labeling says: No Refined Sugar; No Gluten; and Non GMO
It’s tasty and not too sweet. We eat this as a breakfast cereal and as a snack. Sometimes I eat it before bed if I missed dinner.
Where to Buy
You can buy Seven Sundays muesli on the Seven Sundays website, food co-ops, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, Whole Foods, some Jewel-Osco stores, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, and on Amazon. I have never seen it at my local grocery store chains nor have I seen it at my local Target or Walmart. You may find it at your Costco from time to time.
Seven Sundays has decent deals on shipping so I will probably go back to ordering from them directly when buying several bags but I’m hoping my Natural Grocers has it for a good price so I can buy several flavors.
It’s Not Certified Palm Oil Free
This is an uncomplicated cereal, and I’m thinking it would be so easy for Seven Sundays to go through the certification process. The ingredients the company uses as a whole all seem to be high quality, real, whole food ingredients. I’m hoping they see this and check it out! It would really set them apart from their competitors.
In the United States, not one cereal company (Post, Quaker, Kellogg’s, Post, etc.) has certified any of their cereal palm oil free.
No “better granola companies” (Purely Elizabeth, Bola Barely, Early Bird, Blue Stripes, Grandy Oats, Sweet Deliverance, Michele’s Granola, etc.) or mainstream granola brands (Nature Valley, Good & Gather, KIND, etc.) have taken the steps to Certify Palm Oil Free.
It takes just one of these companies to see the opportunity and set themselves apart as an industry leader.
No Tocopherols Which Is Good
This Seven Sundays muesli doesn’t contain Tocopherols which is very common in packaged granola, muesli, and other ready-to-eat cereals. I do not buy products with Tocopherols or Mixed Tocopherols because they are typically made from palm oil.
Companies will state “Tocopherols” or “Mixed Tocopherols” in the ingredient labels. Oftentimes, it will say Tocopherols (to preserve freshness) or Mixed Tocopherols (to preserve freshness). Notice, they still aren’t telling you what is in the Tocopherols.
In some products they will disclose the Tocopherols are sourced from Rosemary. Notice companies rarely/never disclose when it’s palm oil! In these instances, they will usually point it out by labeling it Tocopherols (Rosemary) or Mixed Tocopherols (Rosemary).
The great news is Seven Sundays Early Riser Mix Muesli doesn’t contain Tocopherols at all so you don’t need to worry about it!
Pure Vanilla Extract Means No Propylene Glycol
This Early Riser Mix contains PURE vanilla extract which means it doesn’t contain Propylene Glycol or Glycerin, both which are often made from palm oil.
According to WebMD, there are many health benefits to muesli. It contains less sugar than typical breakfast cereals. Oats, the staple ingredient in muesli, contains soluble and insoluble fiber and is rich in zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, and thiamine. The nuts and seeds also add nutrients.
Difference Between Muesli and Granola
The difference between muesli and granola is that muesli ingredients are raw. Granola is baked. This is why muesli is loose and not in clumps like granola. Oftentimes, people soak it in milk overnight like overnight oats and eat it cold. Also, some people boil it in water or milk to enjoy warm. We eat ours as is, out of the bag.
Muesli doesn’t usually contain added sweeteners so its usually less in calories than granola.
According to Bob’s Red Mill, muesli was invented by a physician in Switzerland named Dr. Maximilian Bircher-Benner. Muesli is popular in Europe.
Seven Sundays Cereals
Seven Sundays does not claim this is palm oil free cereal. However, it would be great if they did certify their products palm oil free. Please encourage them to!
I’m PASSIONATE about teaching ways people can avoid palm oil. I write about products my family uses so you can see some ways we choose palm oil free products. Please tell companies you are paying attention! Ask them to certify their products Palm Oil Free. Buy products that are Certified Palm Oil Free!
I usually make my own with a granola recipe but sometimes it’s nice to buy it. Learn more about palm oil free cereal along with the type of Nature Valley granola bars I found do not contain palm oil — but aren’t Certified Palm Oil Free.
If making homemade muesli, adding more seeds and nuts and less dried fruits help to promote satiety and can help you stay fuller for a longer time.
Thanks again for being supportive of palm oil free products. Please take a look around this site for lots more information about choosing whole foods, products with real ingredients, and ways to avoid palm oil. Check out my recipe for carrot and date energy bites for more raw foods goodness.
Please note: I was not compensated to talk about or write about any of these companies.