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It’s a weekly series we’re calling “McDaniel’s Bite-Sized Reviews!” Every other week, we’ll share a popular food, drink or supplement one of our MNT Registered Dietitians tried, reviewed and rated. With the growing number products on the grocery store shelves, figuring out which items are getting you the most nutritional bang for your buck can feel overwhelming? Our hope is that we can make grocery shopping at least 0.5% easier!

FYI – these posts aren’t sponsored. They are opinions of unpaid tastebuds.

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Product: Dave’s Killer Rockin’ Grains English Muffin

Per Dave, Dave’s Killer Bread English Muffins, Rockin Grains, are “Power-packed with killer grains and seeds (flax seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, millet and quinoa,) and no bleached flour or high fructose corn syrup, they’ll rock your world.”

Why Did We Try Rockin’ Grains English Muffin?

“I don’t like anything on my plate except for the toast.” Said son #1 one about dinner last night.

That’s why I put it there. When we offer unfamiliar/new foods on our kids’ plates, it’s important to pair them with something familiar so they don’t completely shun the meal/mealtime. Bread, pasta, or cheese quesadillas are usually one of those familiar foods in our house.

It’s one of the reasons we tried Dave’s Killer Rockin’ Grains English Muffins.

Nutrition Facts Label

Rockin’ Grains English Muffins

Where to Find Rockin’ Grains English Muffins: In the Midwest, you can find this product at Schnucks, Dierbergs Whole Foods, Target, Fresh Thyme, Lucky’s and Wal-Mart. Use their store locator finder if you are outside of the Midwest.

Rockin’ Grains English Muffins: How Many Stars? 

Our 5 Star Rating 

Taste: 4/5 stars

Delicious, whole-grain nutty flavor. Like all English Muffins, they are best when toasted. All kids gobbled it up…when topped with butter, of course.

Nutrient Density: 3/5

 

 

 

In comparison to similar brands and products, the Rockin’ Grains muffin was similar in all areas of nutrition except it was higher in sodium. The sodium content was almost 2x higher compared to the Light Thomas English Muffin. Bread is actually one of the largest contributors to sodium in Americans’ diets, and you can that there can be large differences between brands. It’s important to compare nutrition facts labels.

Value: 2/5

 

 

 

A delicious tasting muffin with a significant contribution of whole-grains. You do get a bit more sodium for a higher priced muffin.

Overall Rating of Rockin’ Grains English Muffins: 3/5 Stars

How We Tried It

As a base for my mushroom meatballs with arugula and Parmesan! The boys loved the English muffin as a bread side with dinner.

 

 

Jennifer McDaniel

Jennifer McDaniel is a Registered Dietitian, Media Spokesperson, and co-author of Prevention's Mediterranean Table Cookbook. She and her team of Registered Dietitians aim to help their clients go further, make change last, and unlock their potential. She lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband, and three young sons. If you are interested in working with Jennifer, please visit our contact page.