“ Brand: Asda / Type: Hoops „
I love cereal!!!
Asda multigrain hoops are delicious, I first purchased them recently when I put my son onto real cereal other than the baby stuff.
I was going to buy my son Rice Crispies but they are really expensive and I settled on the multigrain hoops. These are very similar to Nestle Cheerios although cheaper.
I purchased my box for £1 it is a 500gram box and lasts us a good week thats me and my son having a bowl every morning and me sometimes snacking on it mid morning or afternoon.
The packaging is very attractive although differs from the dooyoo picture the box is mainly white with bright colurs in the shape of a rainbow top and bottom.
The box states in big letters multigrain which is good they also contain maize oats wheat and rice so I am impressed as these do seems a healthy choice.
The negative for me is these are sugar coated so I do not add any sugar as I feel they have enough but they taste fine without the added sugar.
When reading the ingredients these are full of vitamins they are also suitable vegetarians but cannot guarentee to be nut free.
If you like cheerios you will like these too to me there is no difference.
I would just like to point out right from the start that I'm not a big cereal eater mainly due to the fact that myself and fresh milk do not get along. Just the thought of it right now is making me feel sick; this started back at first school when it was compulsary to have a 1/3rd of a pint of warm milk each day..urghh!!
Anyway that's another story but it's relevant as when I do have cereal I have it dry or with yoghurt.
Continuing my health kick I find it nice to have something slightly sweet in the evening with a cup of tea to satisfy my sweet tooth but I know if I buy biscuits this would be fatal.
Recently I've been having a cupful of crunchy nut cornflakes but I wanted a change so looked to see what else was about and after checking the nutritional info picked up Asda Multigrain Hoops.
The box is a different design to that pictured; mostly white with red, orange, green and yellow hoops one each saying rice, wheat, oats and maize. The box is 500g in size and is quite a lot larger than most 500g boxes but this is due to the lightness of the contents.
This product is only available at Asda and is currently on offer at £1.00 (usual price is £1.35 I believe).
Now they recommend a serving is 30g and with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk this gives you the following:
Calories - 169 (9%)
Sugar - 11.4g (13%)
Fat - 3.5g (5%)
Sat Fat - 1.6g (8%)
Salt - 0.3g (5 %)
Now like I said I mostly eat cereal dry so after checking the calories for 125ml of semi-skimmed milk; I calculated that 30g of just the cereal is about 125 calories.
The portion size was fine for what I wanted and the box states that this should give me 16 servings although I really don't know how a strapping bloke would survive on a 30g serving especially as I know how many weetabix my hubby eats in one go; again another story.
The hoops are sealed in a white 'industry standard' plastic bag and when I opened it I was pleased to see that the bag was full of 4 different coloured hoops about the size of the old half pence; no half measures here.
There was no particular aroma so I began to wonder what they would taste like? Well I don't know really; wheaty, oaty, maizey sort of taste although I would say that they weren't too sweet considering the sugar content. Obviously having these with milk may change the taste but I can't vouch for that.
They were nice to eat but I'm not sure they were that filling so if you eat these as a breakfast cereal then you probably won't get through to mid morning let a lone lunch time before felling hungry again but I didn't have the serving of milk so this may make a difference.
So would I buy them again or recommend them to you? Probably and yes; though I would think they are more aimed at youngsters / women for the reasons I stated earlier.
All in all a nice cereal for the price.