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I don't like to eat too much first thing in the morning, but in the interest of starting my day in a healthy way I normally have a simple bowl of cereal when I arrive at work. Honey is one of my favourite flavours and when I spotted this Honey Nut Shredded Wheat in Tesco's for just £1.00 I couldn't resist.
Shredded Wheat is made by Nestle, and costs RRP £1.99 for a 500g box. It comes with the standard cardboard box outer packaging, and the cereal itself is sealed within a plastic wrapper inside the box.
Nestle say: "Bite size whole wheat cereal with a topping of honey and crushed. Why not start your day with delicious Honey Nut Shredded Wheat? All the goodness of 100% whole grain wheat with an irresistible mix of deliciously tasty honey, crunchy peanuts, tropical tasting coconut & nutty hazelnuts. A tasty way to love your Honey Nut Shredded Wheat."
The base cereal is ordinary shredded wheat, which is made using 100% whole wheat and formed into a lattice pillow shape. The shredded wheat is then topped with a mixture of nuts and delicious honey. The overall taste is overwhelmingly sweet and tastes gorgeous. I like to let the milk soak into the cereal and soften it a bit before eating, as this makes the texture nicer and they taste less dry.
Nestle state that there is a combination of peanuts, hazelnuts, and coconut used in this cereal. I could not pick out any individual flavours, but everything works together to gibe a lovely comforting flavour that feels quite indulgent first thing in the morning.
The fat and sugar content aren't particularly great, but this is a very sweet cereal and you have to expect it to be a little unhealthy compared to a plain cereal. Having said that, there is actually less sugar in this cereal than in some of the Special K cereals that I have been eating over the summer! Apparently, "Nestlé guarantees that every serving of our breakfast cereals contains between 1/2 and 3 servings of whole grain." which sounds reasonable to me.
The only downside is that I normally end up filling my bowl to the brim and eating a large portion! Because the cereal is quite heavy and large you do not get a lot of servings from one box, and I have to replace this cereal frequently.
Nestle often team up to offer interesting promotions with various partners, so it's worth checking the box before you recycle it to see if there's anything that takes your interest. I have recently noticed that they offer points redeemable against outdoor sporting activities and hope to collect enough to give my darling beloved a free trip scuba diving. Not bad for a freebie, and there are normally tokens for schools to collect as well.
This is a tasty cereal that isn't quite as unhealthy as you might think and is definitely a favourite of mine.
Ingredients: Whole Grain Wheat (84.9%), Sugar, Nuts (10.5%): (Peanuts, Coconut, Hazelnuts), Honey (2.8%), Molasses, Flavouring.
Nutritional values per 100g:
Energy 1674 kJ 397 kcal
Carbohydrate 68.4g -of which sugars 16.2g
Fat 6.5g -of which saturates 2.2g
Salt Equivalent Trace
I do tend to get a bit bored of the same cereal and so when I went shopping and saw Honey Nut Shredded wheat on offer I decided to give it a try. This cereal is currently £1.78 for a 500g box at Tesco's but under the 2 for £3 offer with a range of other Nestle cereals.
I am currently trying to lose weight and if I have time I do compare coral calories but on this occasion I had a tired toddler with me so I could remember from the advert that shredded wheat had no added sugar and so considered this would be one of the healthier breakfasts so popped it in my basket.
I am aware that many avoid Nestle products as it is considered to be an unethical product but to be honest shopping with a toddler I don't give it much thought, however if this is important to you this may be a product to avoid.
The box is the traditional shredded what box but are the small square shredded wheat which I prefer. The Box has the shredded wheat whole wheat which Nestle advertise that it uses to sell its product that not all cereals do contain. On the top are crushed nuts which make it look more appealing and appetising. I poured myself a bowl and covered with milk and these are similar to weetabix that they do absorb your milk.
While Shredded wheat itself is sold as Whole grain wheat and nothing else these have additional ingredients. These also have sugar, nuts, molasses and flavourings. The nuts are peanuts, hazelnuts and coconuts. It does give a warning that this product may contain traces of other nuts.
Nutritionally a 40gram portion with 125mls of semi skimmed milk contains;
4.7grams of fat
On tasting I found these to be much sweeter and palatable than the original shredded wheat. The Nuts add sweetness. I do find these have a very different texture to other cereals as they are long strands of wheat rather than a formed shape I did find that the bits that hadn't been soaked in milk did taste dry and as I expect similar to eating straw. I wasn't aware of the coconut and as it is something I don't like it is very subtle. I do enjoy these and think for the calories it is a great breakfast cereal.
My son also love these but it is difficult to decide if this is due to it been my cereal as all of mummy's food does tend to be attractive.
I can recommend that even if you don't like shredded wheat this is worth trying as it is a much more tasty breakfast
Nutritional Info (50g serving) :
- Calories = 151 (8%)
- Sugars -6g (7%)
- Fat - 2.6g (4%)
- Saturates - 0.9g (4%)
- Salt - 0.0g (0%!)
Description - Honey Nut Shredded Wheat is a bitesize, honey twist on the traditional Shredded Wheat cereal, and is mini-shredded-wheat cereal with honey and nuts.
Taste - Honey Nut Shredded Wheat has a fantastic sweet, crunchy taste thanks to the delightfully sweet honey and nut combination that is perfectly balanced. I love the taste of this cereal and it is one of my firm favourite, offering a great taste to an old traditional cereal.
Healthiness - With low calories (151), fat (2.6g) and saturated fat (0.9g), and no added salt (0g), and low sugar (6g) considering this is a sweet-tasting cereal. In particular, it is very reassuring to find a cereal that has no added salt, which as far as I am concerned should not be added to any cereals, having no added salt simply adds another important reason why Honey Nut Shredded Wheat should be the next cereal your pick up in the supermarket.
Extra Info - Honey Nut Shredded Wheat is a wholegrain cereal, providing 2/3 of your daily whole grain requirement.
Summary: Honey Nut Shredded Wheat is a delicious take on an old classic, and with low calories, sugar, fat, saturated fat and no added salt, it is a healthy option for all the family to enjoy. I always have a pack of Honey Nut Shredded Wheat in my cupboard simply because it delivers what it promises and provides a perfect balance of flavour and sweetness and from my own experience, is one of our firm favourites. 10/10.
I do like the combination of honey and nut, so when I saw Nestlé's Honey Nut Shredded Wheat on special offer I thought maybe it could transform the unappetising shredded wheat into something much more palatable. As you may guess, I've never really liked normal shredded wheat, often nicknamed as hay bails as I find them incredibly bland and really not a nice texture to eat. The only exception to this is when I was younger at Easter we used to mix broken shredded wheat in with melted chocolate to make mock birds nests to put mini eggs in.
I like the box the Honey Nut Shredded Wheat come in. It is eye catching with colours of orange and yellow, so it has a sunny disposition to it. All the better for waking me up in the morning. Inside the box sits golden bite size pillows of wheat and nut. In appearance and texture they are more or less the same as the original shredded wheat but much smaller and with the addition of nuts. Each little wheat pillow is approximately ¾ of an inch in length. The only smell that comes from the box as I stick my nose in is a subtle sweetness, that's the only indication of how they might taste.
There is a generous coating of crushed nuts which I believe are Peanuts, Coconut, and Hazelnuts on the top of the wheat pillows. The information on the box tells me that the nut content is 10.5%. My preference is to pour some cold milk onto the wheat, nutty pillows and let it soak in for a couple of minutes. Not so long as they go flabby, as that is not a pleasant experience. It needs to be just enough time to soften the wheat so it's not dry and scratchy in the mouth but still has a slight crunch to it. It also sweetens the milk up too. Each bite size piece tastes lovely and sweet. Whilst I can't really distinguish the taste of honey, this is probably because it only constitutes 2.8%, to me the sweetness tastes far more like brown sugar. This is probably down to the addition of molasses to the cereal. The combination of wheat strands, nuts and honey does work really well and the addition of the nuts and sweetness really do transform the unpalatable shredded wheat into a really tasty cereal. In regards to the nuts, I can definitely taste the peanuts and the hazelnuts but not so much the coconut but that's fine by me as peanuts and hazelnuts are my favourite but you may be disappointed if you are expecting a coconut taste.
Because of the nut and wheat content this cereal is not suitable for those with nut or wheat allergies. It is suitable for Vegetarians. A 40g serving with milk has 212 calories in it, which does seem very high and also 4.7 grams of fat. So although this cereal is sold to us as whole grain goodness, this may be but it is still jam packed full of sugar. Luckily though, a bowl is incredibly filling and keeps me going throughout the morning. I can only manage a much smaller bowl of these than my usual chocolate cereal, which is probably a good thing. A 500g box will set you back around £1.78 and is available to buy at all the big supermarkets. I find the box does last me quite a while because only a small bowl is needed to fill me up.
I had Honey Nut Shredded Wheat for the first time last week and I think they're sooooo yummy that I can't stop eating them now! They deffo aren't QUITE as good for you as the plain Shredded Wheat but they're loads more interesting and aren't exactly bad for you anyway!
They are bite sized Shredded Wheat with chopped nuts on the top. I thought they'd have a layer of honey on top but there isn't and all I can see is loads of very small bits of nut, they're chopped up dead tiny but that's ok because there's loads of nuts on them and you can taste them big time when you put the cereal in your mouth. The bad thing about the nuts being so small is that they're just the right size to get stuck in your teeth and that's proper annoying! lol
You can taste the honey in them even though you can't see it, it's like they've used the honey to bind the Shredded Wheat together because it's not a majorly strong flavour but deffo goes all the way through the cereal. I like taking my time over these and eating them one at a time with a bit of milk, the brill thing is these are just as good when they've gone soggy as when they're still fresh and crispy. Actually I prefer them when they've been sitting in the milk for a bit because Shredded Wheat are always a bit dry whatever variety you get.
I love that these are loads sweeter than plain Shredded Wheat, I think some people might think they're too sweet because that's how the honey comes through but for me they're fine. You don't need to put sugar on them unless you like a mega sweet breakfast but I reckon that would spoil the taste of them for me.
The nuts on the top is a mix of coconut, peanuts and hazelnuts. I only recognised the hazelnuts and can't taste coconut in them at all, I only know it's there now because I just checked the box while I was writing this review! Now I think about it there is a buttery peanut feel to the nuts but I still wouldn't have guessed there was actually chopped peanuts mixed with the hazelnuts if I hadn't read the box.
A 500g box costs about £1.79 and that's not bad because they keep good so you haven't got to eat them all in one go. That's good for me because I'm the only one in the house who likes these and I don't like having the same cereal all the time so it's wicked that I can stick them in the cupboard and not worry about them going stale too quick.
Recommended... a delish change from plain Shredded Wheat!!!
I came accross these in Tesco the other night and thought i'd buy them to give them a try. They cost £1.80 for a 500 gram box and would last me about a week. The box is mainly Orange in colour with a Green band at the top and bottom saying that the product is whole grain guaranteed. There is the Honey Nut Shredded Wheat logo in the middle of the box shaped like a heart which is suggesting it is good for your heart.
I serve mine with milk and like to leave them a while so they go a little soft because personally I don't like them crunchy. The main taste (in my opinion) is that you get more nut than honey and personally i would like to taste more of the honey. The texture is soft and a little chewy when the milk has soaked in which I liked.
A 40 gram serving contains 151 Calories, 7 grams of sugar, 2.6g fat (0.9g saturates) and 0.0g salt. This is quite low for a breakfast cereal despite them having a sweet taste so I think they are okay as a daily meal.
I really enjoyed these cereals and would recommend them to anyone looking for a breakfast snack. They are really nice tasting and I think they will appeal to most people providing they like honey and nuts. The fact they are whole grain is a real benefit as you know they are doing you some good.
PRICE: £1.80 for 500g at my local Sainsbury's
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per 40g serving with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk):
(of which sugars): 12.9g
(of which saturates): 2.1g
Salt equivalent: 0.2g
Whole grain wheat (83%), sugar, nuts (10.5% - made up of peanuts, coconut and hazelnuts), honey (2.8%), molasses, flavouring
A bowl of Honey Nut Shredded Wheat gives you 2 of your daily whole grain servings
May contain traces of other nuts
I am a Shredded Wheat fanatic, yet always spoil the effect of it by using sugar to sweeten it, as I don't enjoy it so much in its unsweetened state. When Honey Nut Shredded Wheat first hit the supermarket shelves, I persuaded myself that this would be a healthier way of eating it, compared to my addition of sugar on the standard version. Honey (according to the so-called experts) is no more beneficial to health than sugar, but we can dream, and I have been allowing myself to do that.
Honey Nut Shredded Wheat is made by Nestle, and is in a brownish-orangey coloured box with an image of various nuts, pieces of Shredded Wheat and honeycombs on the front, together with the standard Nestle logo. All over the box are various quality claims, and on one side is the nutritional information, ingredients, dietary/allergy advice, claims that the packaging is recyclable, and Nestle's contact details.
Some people reading this may cringe, but I've always liked my Shredded Wheat softened in milk before eating, so I let it stand in the milk at least five minutes before tucking in. I also like the spoon-sized variety, simply from a convenience point of view. I also have to have the milk ice cold, and I always use the virtually fat-free stuff - to me, Shredded Wheat just doesn't lie well being drenched in hot milk.
Honey Nut Shredded Wheat comes in spoon-sized pieces, and each little wodge is studded with mixed nuts. I personally can't see the honey, but it is there as the evidence is in the eating.
The quality of the little pillows of Shredded Wheat is exactly the same as standard Shredded Wheat - fibres of pure wheat welded together into a shape. A standard sized dessert spoon comfortably holds about three or four pieces, which approximates one adult mouthful.
The addition of honey and nuts is very tasty, and I personally don't find it too sweet....it's just right. I can't say that I always notice the nuts once a spoonful is in my mouth, as the little nutty nuggets are quite small, but there are plenty of them to see (maybe I eat too fast?). The honey flavour is subtle, adding a gentle sweetness. A little of the overall honey and nut flavour seeps into the milk, which isn't at all unpleasant - especially if you're somebody who doesn't like neat milk and would otherwise leave milk in the bowl once the cereal has been eaten, if none of the flavour has permeated through.
I always feel as though (despite what I put on it) I'm eating something incredibly healthy when I have Shredded Wheat, and this is no doubt true of the standard variety. The addition of nuts significantly raises the fat content of Shredded Wheat, and it with the honey, also raises the calorie content. Even so, it's still a healthy way of ingesting a good dose of fibre, and is a very tasty, nutritious breakfast - better for you than things like sausages, fried eggs etc., and also I believe healthier than some other breakfast cereals.
To me, Honey Nut Shredded Wheat is also a good thing to eat not too long before going to bed, as for some reason I find it helps me sleep. Maybe it's the slow-release carbohydrate present in the pure wheat.
Splashed with a little skimmed or semi-skimmed ice cold milk, Nestle Honey Nut Shredded Wheat is a tasty, nutritious, good and wholesome cereal which I thoroughly recommend - I just wish it was a bit cheaper, that's all.
Thanks for reading!
I quite like Shredded Wheat in general. It's healthy being made from just one ingredient - wheat - and it's quite filling and goes fantastically with milk. I always compare it with its rival Weetabix in that sense but it has an advantage in that it doesn't go soggy in milk.
In the US Shredded Wheat is acutally made by Kelloggs. In the UK however, Shredded Wheat is made by Nestlé. It comes in a few forms. The original is the big shredded wheat where you would normally have two of them. Then there is Bitesize which I find much easier to handle as it were. There are three special varieties that they have made in the Bitesize format so maybe, like me, people found the small version easier because I have never seen big Honey Nut Shredded Wheat. The other bitesize ones they do are Fruitful and Frosted Wheats which I am fond of.
This comes in a orangey golden box with some nice pictures on the front of honeycomb and pices of nut. There is the familiar green flash at the top of the box reminding us that it contains whole grain. A 40g serving contains 151 calories which isn't a huge deal more than the plain version though they do try and confuse you a bit by judging it according to different portion sizes with different versions. Bit cheeky I thought. They are currently running an interesting promotion whereby if you collect a voucher (on the back of the pack) you can get a free session of sports like swimming, golf, squash and so on. If you collect five then you can choose an experience like paintballing or go karting and so on. It's a good promotion though I noticed a fair few terms and conditions on the back so perhpas not as good as first thought.
This one comes in nice small lattice style pieces which also makes it easier to have exactly the amount that you want rather than having to choose between one, two or three. The wheat is dry and crunchy as normal, I don't often have this without milk for that reason. The honey appears as a light golden glaze over the top of the wheats and over the top there are scattered many tiny sliced nuts ranging from almost white to a rich golden colour. What I like about this is that the taste of nuts and honey are not so overwhelming that you feel as if you are eating a dessert instead of a cereal. It merely serves to enhance the flavour of the wheat. They have his the nail on the head as far as I am concerned.
This will cost you £1.80 for 500g at Sainsbury's. Will I buy it again? Yes.
I love cereals and have recently again been trying various different ones. One of the cereals I've sampled is Nestle honey nut Shredded Wheat.
They are made by Nestle which are a well known brand. Therefore they can be found in all supermarkets including Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's. They can often be found in smaller shops too and little newsagents. Often they are served up at hotels and bed and breakfasts but I've only come across this once and they were in their own little box which came from a multi pack. They can be found in the cereal aisle alongside the other Nestle cereals. These particular ones were right next to the Bitesize Shredded Wheat.
They come in one sized box only and this weighs 500g. This is pretty average for a cereal box and Is the same as most others on the shelf. The price varies slightly from supermarket to supermarket. Currently you will be able to buy it for £2.04 in Tesco! The price will be roughly the same in all supermarkets, give or take a few pence. Often there are offers on with the cereal but there are sadly none on at the moment. I feel that for a 500g box this is actually quite expensive however this is a branded name so you cant really expect to pay a low price unfortunately.
I don't feel that the box is very attractive. It has a background of orange and white however it is sprinkled with lots of images of the product. It doesn't too me stand out overly well on the shelf. The back of the packet gives all nutritional and ingredients information. This is set out well and is easy to read. There is often a competition on the back too or a promotion. on the front there is all of the usual information containing product description and the brand name and product name. There is also a picture of the products inside. The lovely looking image is of masses of peices of cereal inside, drenched in bright white milk! I'm not going to lie, it was quite appealing but it wasn't the most mouth watering thing I have seen on a cereal packet.
Inside the box, the cereal comes in a see through bag which is the same as most cereal bags. Nothing too special there! The bag is easy to open and the shredded wheat bite size can be tipped out very easily. Often at the bottom of the packet there are lots of crumbs but this for me is fab! There is a really sweet smell to them. Its not subtle at all but in fact its very strong! They are very tempting though.
Pouring them in to the bowl, the milk pours over easily. It does soak in but not totally. This isn't good for me as I prefer mushed up cereal when it comes in this form. I always end up pouring even more milk over before mashing them down. Spooning some into my mouth the first thing I get is the texture. Even once they have been mashed to a pulp there is a crispiness to them. They don't taste very like the normal shredded wheat if I'm honest. They are a lot sweeter and taste more like frostie's but with the texture of shredded wheat. They seemed also to be very sticky. The taste was nice, and was really like syrup but I found them a little too artificial for me. The cereal was nice enough and was pretty filling but its not one I will choose again.
A recommended portion size is 40g with 125 ml of semi skimmed milk which will give you 212 calories and 4.7g of fat. This isn't too bad however I reckon I had about 200ml of milk and 50g cereal which bumps the calorie content etc up quite a bit!
Honey Nut Shredded Wheat.......
For a while now I have been buying the Nestle Pick a Pack variety breakfast cereals. The main reason for this is because they cost around £1.20p and have eight boxes of 40 gram cereals in a multi-pack and six of the eight boxes have a 25 pence coupon inside the box. This means in theory you are getting back the money you paid for the cereals! Bargain.
One of the cereals contained in the Pick a Pack collection is the Honey Nut Shredded Wheat and I would say these are probably my favourite of the lot. I hadn't tried them before buying this multi-pack because I was too worried about spending over £2 on a large box and not liking them but now I know how delicious they are.
Honey Nut Shredded Wheat are whole grain guaranteed which means they have the health benefit of having the whole grain that is supposed to be beneficial to the heart. Even so they are not the most healthiest of breakfast cereals in the way that by eating the whole 40 gram packet of Honey Nut Shredded Wheat with Semi Skimmed milk you would be looking at having 212 calories and 4.7 grams of fat. This compared to the likes of bran flakes (which are what I have been eating) is considerably higher.
Although the taste is out of this world and I think for a treat every now and again I would eat a bowl of these. You can really taste both the honey and nuts that are layered on top of these mini shredded wheat's. At first I thought the shredded wheat's themselves would be the larger ones but on opening the box it is filled with the smaller shredded wheat which measure around 3cm x 2cm and are just perfect mouthful size!
You can see the nuts (peanuts, coconuts and hazelnuts) sprinkled on top of each piece of cereal and to look at they certainly look tempting enough to eat but I would say this is one cereal that can't be eaten without milk as they are far too dry.
You have to eat this cereal very quickly as the milk is soaked up by the shredded wheat very quickly and can make them into a big soggy mess. Luckily enough they are so delicious they tend to get eaten on a rather small time scale!
The shredded wheat have a nice bite to them although I wouldn't say they are overly crunchy. You can certainly taste the honey and nuts to a good degree and this makes them sweet and moreish. I wouldn't out sugar on top of them as they are sweet enough the way they are.
Overall I find these Honey Nut Shredded Wheat very delicious. I would say they are not brilliant if you are trying to watch your figure but they certainly are not the worse out there. The taste is delicious and very moreish. I think a 4 star rating is apt for this breakfast cereal and a recommendation.
I hope this has been of some help/interest to you. Thanks for taking the time to read.
I fancied something different for breakfast yesterday so after an early visit to Sainsbury's I ended up with Honey Nut Shredded Wheat, something I haven't tried before and was curious as to what they were going to be like as I enjoy both Crunchy Nut Cornflakes and plain Shredded Wheat. I ended up not having the Shredded Wheat for brekkie yesterday, but tucked into a bowl this morning and enjoyed them so much that I really cannot believe I've never tried them before and they're now one of my favourite cereals!
They're small Shredded Wheats and there seemed to be a lot in the 500g box that I bought. As I was pouring them into a bowl I bit into one and was surprised at how crunchy and sweet they are, they would be perfect for munching on when you're watching a film instead of popcorn.
I added some milk and set about eating them. I found they were best after leaving them for a while and allowing the milk to soak into the Shredded Wheats a little as this softened them nicely and got rid of the crunch somewhat, not in a bad way of course but I do prefer my cereal when it has absorbed some of the milk as it makes them easier to chew and helps the different flavours blend together.
The milk also helps to dissolve some of the sweetness in the Shredded Wheats, which is a good thing as I think the sugariness of these would become a little bit overpowering after a while. The main flavour to these is the honey which is sweet and tasty, the crushed nuts cling to the top of each bitesized Shredded Wheat and happily they stay there even after the addition of the milk which I was surprised about as I had been expecting the nuts to detach themselves and start floating around in the bowl.
The nuts involved are peanuts, hazelnuts and coconut although to be honest I cannot detect the coconut at all even now I know it's there! There is a slight flavour of peanut, but the main one is definitely the bitter sweet taste of hazelnuts which is extremely moreish and almost gives the impression of eating a nice sweet rather than a breakfast cereal. The nuts, as ever, go beautifully with the honey and this not only gives a sweetness of flavour but also a combination of flavours which makes for a very satisfying breakfast indeed.
I ate mine this morning at 6am and find the extremely filling, it's now gone 9am and I still feel as full up as I did immediately after eating. Not only are they tasty and filling, but Nestle Honey and Nut Shredded Wheat is made of wholegrain which is important for heart health. A 40g bowl will give you almost two of the three recommended portions of wholegrain a day which is not something to be sniffed at compared to the negligible nutritional content in a lot of breakfast cereals available.
Per 40g of Honey and Nut Shredded Wheat (with semi skimmed milk) you'll be consuming 212 calories and 4.7g of fat, not the most diet friendly cereal available I know but really did you expect any different considering these contain the combination of honey and lots of nuts?
Some people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day - but for me, it really isn't. I'll often eat a bowl of cereal in the morning, yet half the time I don't bother, and will be happy enough with a cup of coffee or an apple. Having said that, when I do find time for a morning snack, there are certain products which are at the top of the shopping list. One such item is Nestle's 'Honey Nut Shredded Wheat' - a bitesize wholewheat cereal with a topping of honey and crushed nuts.
I generally prefer cereals like this one where you don't need to add extra sugar. With Cornflakes (or standard Shredded Wheat for that matter), I end up spooning on so much that it can't be particularly healthy.
Price & Availability
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From Asda, the 500g pack of Honey Nut Shredded Wheat costs £1.84 - in my opinion, not an excessive price for cereal in this economic climate.
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Before adding milk, the cereal is incredibly crunchy, and the honey glazed top-side is fairly sweet - perhaps a little too sweet for me; however, once milk has been poured over and allowed to absorb into each of the wheats, the sweetness is just right. The cereal can become soggy fairly quickly, and due to the fact that I'm not really a fan of soggy cereal, I will eat the product no longer than one minute after milk has been applied.
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In terms of its contents, the product contains; Whole Grain Wheat (82%), Sugar, Nuts (10.5%) (Peanut, Coconut, Hazelnuts), Honey (2.8%), Molasses, and Flavouring.
Each 40g serving equates to 151 calories (without milk), and 212 calories with milk.
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Honey Nut Shredded Wheat is a tasty breakfast cereal. As well as being reasonably priced, it contains two servings of whole grain with every bowl. This means that whilst I am enjoying the nutty taste of the product, I am also theoretically looking after my heart at the same time - which can't be bad.
This is a great cereal any time of day or night.
This a good twist on the classic shredded wheat cereal but with honey and nuts to satisfy all those with a sweet tooth!
Can be an ideal as a quick snack - i even eat them without milk on!! However too many can get a bit too dry!
I love nothing more than to sit with a box of these in front of the TV or whilst watching the film.
But be careful as although this cereal is coated in honey, because it's full of fiber, too much and it doesn't turn into a pleasant experience visiting the bathroom!!
Coated with honey and nuts these are still good source of fiber as they are made from whole grains and are only 212 calories and 4.7g of fat per each bowl.
From the nestle family they are the same great quality that you would expect and in this case the cheaper super market alternative will just not do!!
These are widely stocked in all supermarkets such as ASDA & Tesco and can often be found with 50% extra free so brilliant value for money.
Thoroughly making Nestlé's slogan, delicious, honest goodness completely true in my eyes!!
As with most new things I sample, I decided to try Honey Nut Shredded Wheat as it was on offer in my local Tesco. I never used to eat breakfast but I've now started taking a box into work and I usually have a bowl at around 10am after a couple of black coffees to wake me up. I generally try my best to eat healthier cereals but I can't stand anything too plain and cardboard tasting so when I spotted the bright orange box of Honey Nut Shredded Wheat and the enticing yellow offer label on the shelf edge, I was sold!
A 500g box usually costs £1.87 in Tesco so it's worth stocking up when it's on offer if you're watching the pennies.
Looking at the nutritional information, this is neither the healthiest or the worst cereal you could choose to eat in the morning, but if like me you like some sweetness with your breakfast, then I think it's a good compromise.
A 40g serving contains:
The box also boasts Nestle's 'Whole Grain Guarantee' and a bowl of this cereal will provide you with 68% of your recommended whole grain. So in a honey and nutshell, this cereal has all the whole grain goodness you'd expect from Shredded Wheat, combined with the deliciousness of honey and nuts.
The cereal itself is made of small lattices of whole wheat (knitted by grannies I'll have you know!) with a topping of honey and crushed nuts (peanuts, coconut and hazelnuts). Obviously it goes without saying that these are a no go for nut allergy sufferers. I have to admit, I had no idea there was coconut in these as I probably wouldn't have bought them if I did. I don't like the flavour of coconut in sweet foods so this would have put me off. I've just had a munch on a couple and now I know, I can taste a very slight hint of coconut but the predominant flavour is the honey and hazelnuts.
As for taste, the cereal does have a grainy taste to it that is rather indistinct and bland but the subtle addition of the honey nut coating gives it a sweeter flavour and the nuts help to give the cereal a bit of added texture. When eaten with milk, the cereal becomes softer without going soggy quickly and I actually quite enjoy eating them as they are as a snack. It might not sound the tastiest thing in the world but I'm not a massive fan of milk and it makes a healthier alternative to munching on crisps and chocolate.
So if you're looking for something healthy to kick start your day but you can't stomach the cardboard flavour and texture of a seriously healthy cereal, then give this a go.
Honey Nut Shredded Wheat is made with the Whole Grain goodness you'd expect from Shredded Wheat, combined with delicious honey and nuts.