“ Brand: Asda / Type: Flakes „
There are some things that you can go cheap on and there are some things you cannot, such as if it has to be tinned soup, it has to be Heinz, if it has to be instant coffee it has to be Carte Noir and if it has to be corn flakes then it has to be Kellogg's. It seems however that my wife has decided to start breaking those simple rules and the other day came home with Asda corn flakes, "I think we should give them a go" she said, "they are a lot cheaper" she said. I knew these would not stand up to Kellogg`s standard and I was proved correct (obviously). My wife had bought the large 750g box of these because it was silly not to as it was only about 15p dearer than the 500g box but it was just all the more to go to waste once she and I realised that they were very poor in comparison to Kellogg`s. The first thing of note with these is that the flakes are thinner, almost see through and although if you snap one in your fingers they still seem crunchy enough, just wait till you add milk. One thing I hate is soggy corn flakes and whereas you can almost finish a bowl of Kellogg`s before they start to go soggy, you can barely start these and already they are mushing up. The taste is gone too, Kellogg`s have a nice original taste to them that only Kellogg`s corn flakes have, these taste pretty much of nothing, they are a very poor and very bland cereal and not one I could eat nor recommend to others. My wife paid £1.44 for this box of so called corn flakes and for less than another 40p could have had Kellogg`s, I would be happy to pay double for Kellogg`s they are so much better, the only good thing to come out of this is that we have grandkids who will eat pretty much anything so we quickly bought some cooking chocolate and turned these into chocolate crispy cakes which the grandkids loved, so no wasted money at least!
Following on from my review about Kellogs Corn Flakes, one of my favourite Cereals I decided to try a Supermarket own brand of Cereal. The wife likes some of the Supermarket Cereal, but it is normally the Chocolate covered ones that she finds better than the plain basic tasting ones. There was an offer on 2 boxes of Asda Cereal for £2, which was a bit of a saving, so we decided to try this one out. Considering there was only about 20p difference between the brand name version and this one, I was expecting something of similar quality as Kellogs, but I thought the packaging looks a bit cheap. Anyway who cares about the pack, it's what's inside that counts. The flakes in here looked nearly the same as the kellogs ones. They looked a slightly darker brown colour, and a tiny bit smaller, but they smelt the same neutral, slightly malty, salty scent. Although there was a slight difference in the look of them, they looked the same if that makes any sense. I found that these seemed to get mushy a bit quicker than the other ones, which I didn't like as much. As I mentioned in my previous review that I like the Corn Flakes when they are a bit crispy, so I felt that these went soggy and stuck together almost immediately. The taste of them were alright, but they seemed a bit more flavourless than the brand named ones. They also seemed to taste that bit saltier as well. Per 30g these also had 112 calories which was the same as the brand name, but there was a world of taste difference. I'm not going to say these tasted cardboard like, as they didn't but there was nothing there really. I will not buy these again, as I would rather buy the biggest pack of the brand named ones and the price is probably the same as there is a world of difference between these 2 ones.