Catalina Crunch is low-carb food made delicious! Gone are the days when you needed to choose between delicious and nutritious – Catalina Crunch gives you the best of two worlds. Because... Why choose?
To still your cereal cravings when caring for your carb intake can be a challenge. That's why Catalina Crunch came up with this keto-friendly cereal option.
The founder, Krishna Kaliannan, was a huge fan of chocolate puffs as a kid. However, in his teens he got diabetic and struggled to find a satisfying substitute for his favorite breakfast. Lucky for us – because that's how Catalina Crunch saw the light of day, lighting up breakfast tables nationwide without that unnecessary sugar high!
How Catalina Crunch Works
When you order their cereal, you get a 30-day supply. For the variety pack, you get a 60-day supply: four pouches of Dark Chocolate and four pouches of Cinnamon Toast, where each pouch is equivalent to a regular cereal box from the grocery store.
For smoothies, the Smoothie Variety Pack gives a 30-day supply of 12 smoothies: four of each flavor.
And for cookies, an order contains a 30-day supply of 32 cookies. You get two full boxes of cookies, each containing 16 cookies.
You can choose between a one-time purchase or a subscription renewing each month. The subscription option gives you a generous 20% off your order.
What You Can Expect From Your Meal
Catalina Crunch offers three meal categories: cereal, cookies, and smoothies.
Their cereal comes in seven indulgent flavors:
Get fuelled for the day with filling fibers and power from plant proteins, without sugar, artificial ingredients, and excessive carbs!
Since their cereal is free from grains and gluten, you might wonder what they're made of. Catalina Crunch bakes their cereal with their special Catalina Flour. The flour has pea protein, potato fiber, non-GMO corn fiber, and chicory root fiber as the main components.
Note that potato fiber is free from starches and that corn fiber is a prebiotic fiber and thus not the same as the corn grain.
Enjoy the cereal with a milk of your choice and an optional teaspoon of nut butter to add some healthy fats. If you're on a keto diet, Catalina Crunch recommends almond milk since it has 0 g of net carbs.
The smoothies from Catalina Crunch pack a punch of antioxidants protecting your precious cells! Many smoothie delivery services use ingredients like fruit juices, purees, syrups, or fruit concentrates. Catalina Crunch only uses whole foods – that is, fresh fruit, berries, and veggies.
Their smoothies come in individual cups and are composed of freeze-dried ingredients. This makes them easy to store and bring when traveling since they can be stored at room temperature for a long time.
They offer three types of freeze-dried smoothies:
Each smoothie is loaded with brazil nuts and spinach. Brazil nuts are full of healthy fats and proteins and are one of the richest sources of selenium! Spinach is loaded with nutrients like iron and calcium.
Freeze-drying the ingredients locks in the flavor, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants so that they are nearly intact when you get them. The procedure also reduces the carbon footprint by over 80% since it makes the ingredients lighter and removes the need for refrigeration.
The smoothies come with 5 g Net Carbs or less, 3 g of natural sugar, and 14 g of healthy fats. Nutrient density is one of the parameters determining when you'll feel full – so more nutrients means you'll feel full faster!
Serving tips: To get the desired consistency, add more water for lower thickness and less water (or replace the water with some kind of milk) for higher thickness!
Miss chewing on a crunchy cookie, but not the sugar rush? With their Sandwich Cookies, Catalina Crunch offers the decadence of Oreos dressed in low-carb costume!
The decadent chocolate flavor comes from the finest Dutch cocoa powders. This stands in visual and gastronomical contrast to the white, creamy vanilla filling. Rumor has it that the company's bakery chefs tasted over 100 unique vanilla extracts from around the world to find the perfect match for the delicious creme filling!
The keto cookies are produced in small batches, like the finest brewed artisan beers. Every batch is tested until perfection to ensure the right level of decadence in the dark chocolate and the level of crunchiness that makes you go "mmm!". There are surely worse tests to take out there!
Dunk the cookie in a glass of unsweetened almond milk for the ultimate keto cookie experience!
Still wondering what the keto cookie fuss is all about?
The Sandwich Cookies are baked with a blend of organic, non-GMO pea protein, and prebiotic fiber from plants. One serving size of two cookies contains 4 g of protein – almost as much as an egg! As you'd expect from this company, the cookies are completely free from artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors.
A cookie from Catalina Crunch has only 1 g of sugar and 5 g of net carbs! Low-carb never tasted this luscious. Like the other products, they are gluten-free and vegan.
The smoothies are shipped to your door, with ingredients pre-cut and freeze-dried in individual cups. You'll just have to pour the content into your blender, add water and ice – and see your low-carb, nearly sugar-free smoothie unfold before your eyes!
Catalina Crunch is a low-carb, low-sugar option that is healthier than many conventional brands out there. With filling plant protein, fiber, and micronutrients, you can enjoy real cereal and crunchy cookies minus the guilt!
Get ready to wave goodbye to boring, bland crackers and carton-like cereal substitutes leaving a bad taste in your mouth. Pure pleasure plus plant-based protein put these cookies on a nutritious pedestal!
Yes! All Catalina Crunch cereal, such as the Dark Chocolate, Cinnamon Toast, Mint Chocolate Chip, and others, contain zero sugar and 11 g of protein in one serving size. The cookies and smoothies also fall into the category of keto-friendly snacks.
Catalina flour is a unique blend of pea protein and plant fibers, creating a flour that is high in protein and gut-friendly fiber and with no sugars.
Yes! You can find Catalina Crunch in Whole Foods Market stores and over 1000 co-ops and natural food stores all over the country. Check their website for the store locator.
Pros and Cons
Catalina Crunch is mostly vegan (except for their Honey Graham), keto-friendly, and low-carb. All products are gluten-free and grain-free.
They bring you your favorites in the form of cereal, cookies, and smoothies in healthy form that's still got sass!
The unique Catalina flour makes for a basis that is sugar-free, low-carb, and high in protein.
Choose between a one-time purchase or a monthly subscription – the latter gives you a generous 20% off!
On their website, you can find exciting recipes and a blog with tips for a low-carb lifestyle. It has the same vision as their products: making low-carb eating fun, whether you're adhering to it by necessity or by choice!
Relatively few products in their assortment (yet!).
Food for Thought
Catalina Crunch has come up with a winning and innovative concept by converting your carb-crammed favorites into keto versions! Tempting flavors like Mint Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Toast shows that these futuristic cereal are here to stay – for real!
Catalina Crunch is the perfect match for those wanting cereal and snacks that removes the funk and preserves the fun! We dare say that keto never tasted this good.