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One thing I always try to eat every morning (or at least when I rise out of my pit lol) is some sort of breakfast. I prefer sweet cereals as a rule so when I spotted a box of these Honey Waffles from Honey Monster Foods recently at only £1.00 a box in my local Poundland store I decided to grab them as that sounded like a good deal to me for a large sized box of them.
Well these come in large cardboard mainly yellow coloured box with a picture of the Honey Monster with a bowl of these in front of him shown and we are told what they are and who they are by etc and then on the back of the box other information listed includes being given an ingredient list, allergy advice and a full nutritional chart as well as contact details for the manufacturer being given and then the 'waffles' come in a see through white plastic bag that is mostly see through. Nice bright packaging and child friendly packaging this is and of course it is informative enough too.
The Cereal Itself:
Well what you get is a multigrain cereal in small squares with lines running through them giving them a criss cross effect and they have a shiny glaze all over them which is a glaze of sugar and honey. The cereal itself is light and crunchy all at the same time and to me has a taste of oats and wheat to it, the glaze is slightly sweet with a hint of honey to them which goes nicely with the slightly malt taste of the cereal.
With milk they hold well without going mushy to soon though these as they are quite large so I find I can't eat very many of them at all, which is a good thing really as they are very filling. I like eating these dry as well as I love the crunch they have to them and the sweetness feels like a bit of a naughty treat. With only 112 calories for a 30g serving of them and only 0.5g of saturated fat these are perfect for me and my tastebuds and I love em...the Honey Monster ain't getting mine and neither is anybody else!
Available in all good supermarkets and a box like mine (a 375g box) will usually cost you about £2.20 in places like Asda and Tesco and all good supermarkets really!
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Honey Monster Honey Waffles are a great cereal for children and adults.
They come in a large box filled three quarters of the way inside a carboard outer box whixh is bright yellow and has pictures of a bowl overfilled with this cereal, with a silver spoonfull of these with milk.
They are great because they have no artificial anything.
These multigrain waffles are coated in sugar and honey so you will not need to add anything other than the milk you would usually add to any cereal.
They are fortified with vitamins and iron and are made from wholegrain wheat and oats, there is nothing artificial in these cereals. They are high in fibre and also they are suitable for vegetarians too.
They look like little waffles and they taste really good, the taste is sweet and the waffle shaped pieces of cereal are crunchy and crisp. They are very sweet tasting and you can certainly taste the honey too. they float in the milk for a few seconds. My grandchildren love them.
On the front of the packet it gives you a web site where it asks you to find the honey monster that we all know from adverts on the television. You have the chance to win a laptop when applying.
Each 30gram serving contains calories of 112 thats 6percent.
sugars of 9.0g thats 10percent.
fat of 1.3grams thats 2percent.
saturates 0.5grams thats 3percent.
and lass but not least salt 0.3grams thats 5percent of an adults guideline daily allowance.
GDAS ARE A BENCHMARK TO SHOW YOU THE RECOMMENDED DAILT LEVELS and the MAXIMUM DAILY LEVELS of different nutrients for each day.
The box contains 375grams of cereals. The openning is at the top of the cereal box a flap that is easy to open and inside is a white plastic bag which you can fold over to keep the cereals fresh inside.
Cereal grains (Rice semolina) wholegrain wheat 20percent. wholegrain oats 4.5percent. maize. sugar. honey. 4percent. vegtable oil. wheat bran. prebiotic (inulin 2percent) malt extract. from barley. salt. molasses. caramel. niacin. iron. riboflavin. (B2) thiamin (B1).
Warning; MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF NUTS.
The box contains approximately twelve serving bowls full. My grandchildren absolutely love these cereals and they said that they were sweet but crispy and that something a bit different from their normal cereals.
There is a quality promise on the side of the packet, if you have any problems with their product you can return the packet to an address listed on the side of the packet.
There is a picture on the side of the box of the well known Honey Monster.
We enjoyed these cereals and will be purchasing them again.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
We love our cereal for breakfast in our house and when I came across Honey Waffles from the Honey Monster I just had to pick a pack up! We found these on half price at Tesco's for only £0.99p though usually they are just under £2.00 which is average for these kinds of cereals. The box is a 300g box, which states that you are getting 50% extra free (for the price of a 200g box). I believe that you can also pick up bigger 375g boxes of this cereal though I did not see this in Tesco at the time.
I have to admit, just seeing the Honey Monster on the bright yellow packaging made me want to get this cereal as it bought back memories from when I was younger, and it was a sure bet that my little one would like it simply because of the child friendly packaging!
A guideline of the nutritional information is as follows;
Per 30g serving;
9.0g sugar (from carbohydrate 23.0)
1.3g fat (of which saturates: 0.5)
0.1g Sodium (equivalent of salt 0.3g)
The ingredients include;
Cereal Grains (Rice Semolina, Wholegrain Wheat, Wholegrain Oats, Maize Semolina), Sugar, Honey, Vegetable Oil, Wheat Bran, Prebiotic, Malt Extract, Salt, Molasses, Caramel, Niacin, Iron, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1).
The cereal is also fortified with vitamins and iron and made from wholegrain oats and wheat with no preservatives though it is high in fibre.
With the information out of the way, I will now tell you about the cereal itself as the ingredients and nutrition information is useless if the cereal is not tasty!
The waffles are padded square shapes in a dull golden colour, decorated in a crisscross of multi-grains and then topped off with sugar and honey. They are a decent size and so you do not need a whole load to fill your bowl.
I absolutely adore the waffles! They are quite hard and crispy and do not go soggy quickly at all, which to some people, this is a negative, though I personally love the crispiness of the bite mixed with the milk and when you put them in your mouth, they do tend to melt slightly giving off the honey taste. There is no real smell to this cereal, but the taste says it all!
For a reduced price of 99p, and even the RRP of double this, I would certainly recommend this cereal. Not only is it extremely tasty (unless you hate honey!), it also fills me up until lunch time!
Strolling across the cereal aisle in Morrison's with my shopping basket in one hand, and my mobile phone in the other, it was clear I wasn't paying much attention to which breakfast cereals I was going to buy that day whilst I was busy texting away to my friend about the ASOS online sale...until I bumped into a bright yellow box with the big and furry Honey monster beaming straight at me - which totally caused a distraction from half price shoes and dresses! I took a close look; mini honey flavoured waffles...in a bowl of milk? I had to get some.
Each honey waffle is golden in colour and glazed with honey, and roughly the size of my thumbnail. It looks very appealing to eat.
I prefer to eat these without milk, but that's just me. They're very crunchy, and you can taste the honey very well. Although, with most cereals, if you leave them in the milk for too long, they turn rather soggy, and the honey flavours melt off them (which makes the milk taste more sugary and honey-flavoured - quite nice actually). They are extremely sweet, so if you're not a fan of sweet foods then you may find this product to be fairly sickly.
They don't sound particularly healthy, and they don't taste particularly healthy. Per average serving (30g) there are 112 calories, 2g protein, 23g carbohydrate, 9g sugar, 1.5g fat, 0.5 saturated fat, 2g fibre and 0.1g sodium. Hmm, not great, but not terrible either. However, this cereal claims to be boosted with vitamins and minerals, so let's see: 0.3mg/21% RDA thiamine (B1), 0.3mg/19% RDA riboflavin, 3.0mg/17% RDA niacin and 2.4mg/17% RDA iron. Well at least it's got some decent nutritional value - not an awful lot, but still, there's some.
The price can vary depending on where you get the cereal from. For instance, Tesco sell them for £1.98, whereas the 99p Store sell them for, well, 99p of course. Overall, I can't imagine them to cost anymore than about £2 anyway.
These mostly come in 375g cardboard boxes, with the whole pack of cereal in what looks like a plastic type bag that most cereals come in inside it.
Coming a conclusion, I'll definitely be buying this product again. I don't recommend that people who are rather conscious about their health to purchase this cereal. I also think children will love this product, but I suggest parents only allow their children this cereal as a treat because it's very sugary and unhealthy. However, if you don't care much about being healthy (like me) then I say you should go ahead and buy this wonderful breakfast - because it certainly makes a delicious start to the day! :D
Review of Honey Waffles breakfast cereal.
Honey Waffles are a breakfast cereal from the makers of Sugar Puffs. I do not usually choose highly sweetened breakfast cereals, but being a sucker for a bargain, these were on a special offer in my local supermarket and found their way into my trolley!
**The Product, Packaging, Taste and Texture**
As the name implies, this is a honey sweetened breakfast cereal. The cereal is presented in a bright and colourful cardboard carton, designed I am sure, to attract the interest of young children. The 'Honey Monster' character, a yellow furry creature, is the central feature of the package. He is depicted spooning up a helping of the waffle cereal and has a look of glee on his face. The carton also bears the company's honey bee logo. The product strap line reads 'Multi grain waffles coated with sugar and honey'.
The front of the carton also advises consumers that the product contains 'no artificial anything', so no artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives in this cereal.
Nutritional values, ingredients, company information and dietary advice are to be found on the sides of the box, whilst the rear has a selection of kids games, a spot the difference, a word search and a picture spelling game.
The box contains 375g which I am told provides approximately 12 servings of 30g each. Naturally the cardboard box is recyclable, however the inner plastic bag holding the actual cereal is not.
The cereal itself is a square waffle, a grid of golden multi-grains, coated with sugar and honey. The waffles taste absolutely delicious, they are sweet and crispy, with a really superb texture. They are not too hard and melt in the mouth. When milk is added, the cereal retains it's crunch for considerably longer than many other similar products. There is no discernible after taste or aroma, other than sweetness.
**Nutritional Values, Ingredients and Allergy Advice**
I will not bore review readers with a long list of ingredients and so on, I am sure no one really wants to wade through this sort of information. The cereal's name is a bit of a give away, it is pretty obvious that this will be high in sugars!
To be brief, a 30g serving with semi skimmed milk will provide:-
112 calories, 9.0g sugars, 1.3g fat and 0.3g salt, 23g carbohydrate, 2.0g fibre.
The ingredients include:-
Cereal Grains (Rice Semolina, Wholegrain Wheat, Wholegrain Oats, Maize Semolina), Sugar, Honey, Vegetable Oil, Wheat Bran, Malt Extract, Salt, Molasses, Caramel, Niacin, Iron, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1).
Honey Waffles are suitable for vegetarian consumers.
May contain traces of nuts, so people with nut allergies should exercise caution.
The cereal contains sugar, wheat and barley.
**Price and Availability**
As previously mentioned, I purchased this cereal when it was on offer in Sainsbury's supermarket. I paid £1 for my 375g box, Sainsbury's normal price is £1.99. Other supermarket prices may well vary and of course, special offers do come and go!
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
This is a delicious multi-grain cereal fortified with vitamins and iron. It is very sweet, a little too sweet for my palate, but the cereal is designed for and would appeal to children and of course, those adults with a sweet tooth.
Honey Waffles are not really a healthy option in my view given the sugar content, but as a now and again treat, they are certainly very good, I certainly enjoyed them.
Whether I buy them again does depend on offers and my purse, as at the full price of £1.99 I feel they are over priced. That said, I would recommend this cereal to others if they enjoy a well sweetened breakfast cereal.
Thank you for reading.
©brittle1906 March 2010
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So I went on a bit of a cereal binge the other day and these were on offer at about £1 in asda for a 375g box so I grabbed them as they were new and I had never tried them before. They are made by the same people as sugarpuffs so they must be good, well that was my rationale anyway.
They have the honey monster from sugar puffs on the box, like on the dooyoo image on here, however they seem to me like a bit of a more healthy version and the honey monster is not as used as it used to be (although it hasn't been used in pugar puff marketing as much as I remember as a child).
These are little waffles and when I first saw them for sale about a year ago, they weren't suitable for vegeterians so I left them. Once I saw they were on offer here like I said, I thought I would just check, and they do now have the vegeterian symbol on them which is pretty good. So they are vegetarian but they aren't very good for you.
They have quite a lot of sugar and in a small bowl of 30g you get 9g which is quite a lot. A sweet treat these might be, or for me, I cal it weekend cereal! They are basically little moulded waffle shapes like mini potato waffles and each is about half an inch square. They are wholegrain and then covered in a honey-y glaze. Like I said these are sweet but also very tasty and they do taste nice with milk, because they make the milk go a little bit sweet too. It does have the vitamins which are usually in cereals nowadays so this is good but I think it is expected of fortified cereals really.
Another thing I have found is that they are pretty rough in the mouth, the waffle shapes don't go soft very easily which perhaps goes againt what you would think as there is a large surface area exposed to the milk. The roughness hurts the top of my mouth sometimes so I have started to leave them for a bit to go soft - I would really take care when giving these to a child, especially if you are in a rush for school or something.
I don't know the full rrp but I think it is double this so about £2 which is kind of standard for a box of big branded cereal but I bought them on offer so it was fine. If I see them on offer again I will buy them but they are a bit expensive at full price and I prefer other things out there!
Honey Monster Honey Waffles..........
I chop and change our breakfast cereals at home all the time as Jack often gets bored with Weetabix and then refuses to eat anything. When I saw these Honey Monster Honey Waffles for a bargain price of 99p for 375 grams in Morrison's I couldn't help but give them a try.
It is not a cereal I had seen before but it didn't say new on the box and looking on the website I am still unsure as to how long these have been out on the market. Also there isn't really anything else on the market that is similar to these honey waffles and so I was completely unsure as to what they would be like but for £1 it didn't matter if we didn't like them!
The box tells us that the honey waffles contain nothing artificial such as sweeteners, preservative or added colours of flavours which is always a bonus and rather unexpected. It also states that the Honey Waffles are made with wholegrain wheat and oats fortified with vitamins and iron which are a great source of fibre. All this is something new to me and perhaps not something I would have thought as to me this cereal is like junk cereal.
The cereal itself comes as most do in a cardboard box which is easy to open and inside a thick cellophane wrapper which is not so easy to open. On opening I take a good sniff of the packet but honestly cannot smell much apart from maybe a slight sweet aroma.
To look at the Honey Waffles you see golden coloured ½ inch squares with a waffles type pattern to them. They are all a bit misshaped but this doesn't really matter as they still look very interesting and nothing like any cereal I have had before.
The taste of the Honey Waffles is very nice. I can eat them dry out of the box or with a nice splashing of ice cold milk. They are rather sweet but indeed so are Honey Monster Sugar Puffs. Of course anything coated in Honey will have a very sweet taste and it is a very nice taste at that. I love the fact that they turn the milk all sweet and really tasty to drink out of the bowl at the end. They are very crunchy if eaten straight away but left in the milk for too long does make them go rather soft but they don't brake apart and go into mush which is a good thing.
You can taste the honey flavour and again this is very nice and makes for a good snack or breakfast cereal. I like the shape, the crunch and the taste. All in all I think for 99p it was a good buy. They are relatively filling and keep me going until lunch time.
The calories and fat are not bad too with a portion sized bowl of 30 grams contains 112 calories and 0.5 grams of saturated fat. But this is without milk so if you used full fat milk that is going to crank this up a bit.
However I still think a good 4 out of 5 star rating and a recommendation is deserved even though it is not really the best cereal around it is tasty and was bough for cheap.
Many thanks for taking the time to read
I I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
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Don't usually eat breakfast, wrongly i know. Anyway in my local Morrisons on offer was this 375g box of Honey Waffles for just 99p such a bargain thought i'd give them a try. When not on offer they retail at £1.99 but as it's a fairly new product they seem to be on offer a lot.
A Bright Vibrant yellow box that catches the eye and appealing to children, Pictured on the front an old favourite the Honey Nut Monster eating a bowl of this breakfast cereal, with some Honey Bees buzzing around his head. On the reverse it has a mixture of games puzzles and interesting jokes and facts to keep the children and maybe some adults entertained. It gets better still, it states that if you visit www.honeymonster.co.uk that it has a website full of more fun and games. Each box seemed to have different games on the back, showing great versatility.
Upon pouring the cereal in to my bowl, you notice the cereal looks a little like small potato waffles. There is no distinctive smell to them unless you push your nose into the bowl, but why would you do that?. I found upon eating them they can be fairly rough on the inside of your mouth due to the shape and hardness of the cereal, so i would advise you pour plenty of milk over them to soften them up a bit. Aside from this they taste very nice, and you can taste the coating of honey, but no so that it becomes sickly sweet, just the right balance in my view. Makes them very appetizing.
Cereal Grains (Rice, Semolina, Wholegrain Wheat 20%), Wholegrain Oats 4.5%, Maize, Semolina), Sugar, Honey 4%, Vegetable Oil, Wheat Bran, Prebiotic (inulin 2%) Malt Extract (from Barley), Salt, Molasses, Caramel, Niacin, Iron, Riboflavin (B2) Thiamin (B1) May contain traces of nuts.
Calories = 2000
Fat = 70g
Saturated Fats = 20g
Salt = 6g
Sugar = 90g
Iron = 14mg
Energy per 100g = 1581kj
Protein per 100g = 6.5g
Carbs per 100g = 77g
Fat per 100g = 4.4g
Fibre per 100g = 6.5g
Sodium per 100g = 0.3g
For 99p these are a bargain. I would definitely buy them again, even if they were not on promotion. Most cereals are aimed at Kids, but it would be certainly appealing to the adult pallet too. Recommended 7/10
Honey waffles are the newest cereal creation from honey monster foods. I used to eat healthy cereals in the morning only to find myself craving junk food by mid-day. Then I changed my strategy and started treating myself to a bowl of junk food cereal every morning, and am now able to stave off my sugar cravings until the evening most days. This may not be the healthiest breakfast in the world but it works for me.
One thing that is great about honey waffles is that it doesn't contain nuts. I am fine with nuts but my boyfriend is allergic and so when I am breakfasting with him I avoid them. It is amazing how many cereals do contain nuts, so there is generally not a ton of choice for us. This is one of the cereals that does work well for us both.
Honey Waffles come in a big yellow packet with a giant honey monster character on them. This is quite funny as we are both adults and I think this cereal is meant for children. Anyway, we don't let the honey monster scare us off.
Honey Waffles are quite substantial and much larger in size than the competing sugar puffs from the same company. I like them better than sugar puffs as the shape is more appealing, you can really sink your teeth into them, and they have more crunch. They are just as sweet as sugar puffs, however.
Honey Waffles contain just 112 calories per 30 gram serving (although I think you need more than 30 grams to make a real, adult-sized serving!). It's not a terribly high calorie cereal as the taste makes you think it would be.
We bought our box of these last week at Tesco's on special offer for just £1. If this special offer is still on it would be a good time to stock up!
Following on from the hugely successful Sugar Puffs, the mascot Honey Monster has now developed into a company all of its own, and Honey Monster Foods have released this clever cereal, Honey Waffles.
With wholegrain wheat and oats moulded into small mini waffles and coated with honey, these are an ideal cereal for kids, with goodness as well as a bit of sweetness and flavour.
The packaging is pretty standard, with the soft, golden yellow of the box quite enticing. The figure of the Honey Monster looms in the background, reaching forward and pouring milk onto a bowl of them, and this is attractive advertising. That notwithstanding, a 375g box of these was on offer in our local Somerfield for £1.50, whereas it would normally be well over £2. My son picked them up, keen to give them a go, and I thought why not?!
They're crunchy in their original state, and once you add the milk, like other wheat cereal, they soften after a minute or so. The flavour of the honey seeps into the milk, and the taste is really subtle and nice. The waffles themselves are nice and soft without being soggy and gooey, and the overall experience is one that I and my son gave a thumbs up to.
Nutritionally, the cereal is reinforced with vitamins and minerals, and as they reckon a bowl is about 30g, then the amounts are given with this quantity in mind. A 30g bowl will give you 112 calories, which give you a good energetic start to the day. There are 23g of carbs, 9g of which are sugars. It's pretty run of the mill when it comes to cereals, so this, too, gets a thumbs up from me.
Overall, it's a good cereal, and one I would probably buy again if it was still on offer. The problem with cereals is their cost, with a 375g of most leadng brands coming in at over the £2 mark, often stretching up to near £3. As long as this stays on offer, it's something I'll carry on buying, but once the price goes back up, I'll probably look for the next cereal on offer. Recommended, but it's your call on the price.
Because he wouldn't beehive!
Recently I got a new fridge freezer, and so for that week I went to Iceland to get it all filled up , as the value there on frozen foods is excellent. However, I remembered that I needed some new cereal, and grabbed the first thing that came to hand - a big box of Honey Waffles .
The packaging is mainly a nice warm orange/yellow colour, with a large red band on the box telling me that there was 50% extra free in this box, making it 563g for the price of 375 . There is a large picture of the Honey Monster, pouring a glass of milk onto the crisp golden looking waffles, sqaure pieces with 9 holes in them each, and a couple of bees floating around on the pack . Of course,the product name is represented on the pack too, as well as an at a glance nutritional panel, as well as the assurance that this product contains no artificial flavours, sweeteners or preservatives .
There is plenty of other info on the packet, including a panel explaining about guideline daily amounts (although sadly only for adults, which I think is a pity as the cereal I suspect would appeal more to children), the information that it is fortified with vitamins and iron, and full ingredients and nutritional information, including the amount of vitamins per serving
Like most other packs of cereal, the cereal itself is ina white plastic bag inside the box, which is relatively easy to get open . Pouring them into a bowl, I can see that these are square, with 9 holes in each,and a nice speckled pale golden brown colour that suggests being made up of lots of different grains . They have an ever so slightly shiny finish, presumably from the honey coating .
Picking one up dry, they are quite hard feeling, and ever so slightly sticky to the touch . They don't have any real scent to them,except for a slight hint of sweetness . Biting into these (now with milk added) they make a satisfying crunch, and pleasingly, they remain crisp in the bowl right the way through eating . I assume they will go soggy at some point, but I managed to eat mine without this happening . They do tend to get stuck in your teeth a little, and the flavour is very sweet . I can detect honey a little, but not to an overwhelming level. They also taste a little malty, as well as oaty and wheaty . Overall, the taste is very pleasant, and pretty sweet . I imagine eating too many of these could get a bit sickly .
A closer inspection of the nutritional panel shows that a 30g serving contains 112 calories, 9g of sugar ,and 1.3g of fat . This is without milk . While the calories and fat content are pretty low , I do feel some concern that this product is almost a 3rd sugar . 9g isn't going to make much difference if you're only eating this product occasionally, but my daughter loves to snack on cereal between meals , and I'm a bit hesitant to allow her to do so .
However, if I'm going to criticise the product, I also have some praise to balance it out with - the product has a very informative box, not just on all the things you'd want to know as someone eating the cereal, but some interesting facts and jokes on the back of the packet, as well as a wordsearch . This makes the back interesting for my daughter, who has now memorised the jokes and started telling them at school, and I do think the facts are interesting general knowledge.
Would I recommend this product ? Well, I would, but more of an occasional treat than as a regular breakfast cereal due to the high sugar content. I think, in general, I would prefer my daughter on school days to eat a healthier cereal such as weetabix or shreddies to avoid a sugar slump halfway through the day, but I'm happy for her to eat these at weekends. They do taste wonderful, and I like them myself, especially the crunchy texture and the fact these don't go soggy whilst eating, but sadly for me also, I prefer to eat these as a treat rather than on a regular basis .
4 stars .
I'm afraid I can't recollect how much I paid for these, but I believe it was around the £1.50 mark.
Usually I eat Kellogg's Special K type cereals or a Luxury Muesli, but a few weeks ago a little box of Honey Waffles dropped through my door and I decided to try it this morning.
The brightly coloured box had a picture of the Honey Monster from Sugar Puffs with a bowl of Multigrain waffles coated with sugar and honey, made by Nestles.
What are they like?
After a struggle to open the foil inner packet I found my tiny waffles. I wasn't impressed as they are a dull brown colour and didn't have a particularly nice smell. About ½" square with 9 little holes it looked a bit like a waffle, and if you look with the sun shining on them you can see a slight glazed appearance, but it did nothing for me.
What do they taste like?
Crunchy, but not a lot of taste, just a bit sweet as you expect with a coating of sugar and honey. Munching through my bowl of waffles the milk didn't really soften them and I found them quite hard going, a lot of jaw exercise was needed! But I realised my mouth felt odd, a layer of something was left in my mouth, not greasy exactly but I felt the need to clean my teeth and leave my mouth feeling fresh again.
What are they made of?
The cereal grains used are Rice Semolina, Wholegrain wheat 20%, Wholegrain Oats 4.5%, and Maize Semolina. There is 4% Honey and a mixture of other ingredients including vegetable oil, wheat bran, salt and Malt extract. Some vitamins and minerals are also added like Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin and iron and if you ea 30grams of waffles you get between 17 and 21% of these minerals.
A 30 ml bowl has 6% of the guideline daily amount of energy, 10% of carbohydrates, 2% of fat, 8.3% of fibre and 5% of salt. About the same as Sugar puffs.
Did I like them?
No not really, I might pick at them if they were dry in a bowl so a reasonable snack which contains some fibre and not too much fat or salt, but I didn't like the strange coating left in my mouth and I felt they lacked flavour. This type of cereal is aimed more at children but I'm not convinced children would choose this as their favourite.
I checked out and found them at Asda for £1.00 for a 375gram box. which seems very cheap, Tesco didn't have them in stock.
My 30p off voucher on the box will be wasted as I won't be buying these!
My sweet tooth means that my cereal choices tend towards those which are sticky, chocolatey, sugar-iced or honey-glazed rather than your fat free wheat or fruit blend muesli mixes. After a recent search for a cereal that tasted genuinely of honey I tried these Honey Monster 'Honey Waffles'.
This cereal is aimed at children and are produced by the same brand who produce the well known 'Sugar Puffs'. I had always assumed these were made by Nestle or Kelloggs but the allusive company actually goes by the name 'Honey Monster Foods'. Their logo or mascot is the friendly but dim giant yellow monster who loves the taste of honey. The cereal box is plastered with his image and the back of the box has lots of great educational and fun games printed for young people. These include a word search and amazing facts about honey production and bees.
All other information is printed on the outer packaging including ingredients, nutritional information and guidelines in addition to contact information for the brand. A handy easy to read guide to caolrific values is printed on the front of the box. The cereal is described as "multigrain...coated with sugar and honey". The ingredients inform me that the cereal is comprised of rice semolina, wholegrain wheat, wholegrain oats and maize semolina. Sugar is listed before honey. Honey comprises of 4% of the make-up, which doesn't really sound like a lot. A 30g bowlfowl of this cereal contains 112 calories and 1.3g of fat, which is acceptable and which is comparable with other similar cereals. As with all cereals these are fotified with vitamins and iron. They also have no preservatives, colours flavours or sweetners.
The cereal is shaped like a mini waffle, about 1 1/2cm squared in size. They are approximately 4mm thick too. They have a grid of 9 holes in their centre. They have a slight kink in their shape and have a glazed, nutty brown appearance.
I tried these first as a snack - dry out of the box - as I often snack on cereal pieces. They tasted very sweet and had a sharp honey kick. The cereal had a toasted, earthy taste to it which was offset by the sweetness. They have a stiff, crunchy texture but are not difficult to chew. They taste really good dry and are definately something I enjoy snacking on. I then tried these for breakfast with full fat milk. I found that the honey taste was less noticable as it washes off into the milk. The cereal retains its crispness and shape but near the end of the meal some pieces can feel soft and slightly soggy. This does not detract from the enjoyment of eating them though.
When I first tried these with milk my immediate though was: "These taste familiar." I then realised that they tasted uncannily like the Kelloggs' cereal 'Start' or 'Smart Start' as it seems to have become. They are so similar in taste that you'd think they shared the same recipe. I would say that 'Start' are perhaps a little more tough to chew though.
I really enjoy these Honey Waffles and find they are tasty and filling. They provide enough energy to sustain me until lunch time. I would say that although primarily aimed at kids that adults will enjoy the taste of these too. In comparison to the other sweet cereals I regularly eat I'd say these waffles were just as good and will become a regular purchase for me. They are also quite cheap too with my last 300gram sized box costing only £1. If you are seeking a honey-tasting cereal then I'd suggest trying these as the honey flavour is very noticable and satisfying.
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I bought a box of these last month at ASDA for £1, wanting to try them and thinking they were a great price. And there they have remained. Yesterday along with the local free newspapers (you know - the kind that end up straight in the recycling bin) a sample pack of The Honey Monster Honey Waffles landed on the mat. I tried them this morning.
112 calories per 30g serving they are not too high in calories by my standards and I would more than likely have a 60g serving to fill me up. then of course it is the milk added. I give myself a daily milk allowance and if I use the majority of cereal then I cut down on my tea and coffee for the rest of the day, so the milk is accounted for, for me!
The multigrain waffles are coated with sugar and honey. They small nice and sweet when you open the packet. When sploshed with milk they still magae to maintain their crunch. The waffles are around 1.5cms square in size and therefore are nice sized pieces.
They are sweet and crunchy and very tasty.
I will now be opening my large box, consuming them and adding them to my shopping list as a regular feature. I saw them recently for - I think - £1.89
Seeing a pack of Honey Waffles in Asda for only £1 I decided to give them a try. I hadn't heard of them before - they are a new product from the Honey Monster, the same maker as Sugar Puffs (which I love) and have a big image of the Honey Monster on the front of the pack.
Honey Waffles are a multigrain cereal, made with wholegrain wheat and oats, coated with sugar and honey, fortified with vitamins and iron. The actual cereal is in the shape of small waffles which are a dark golden brown colour. The cereal contains no artificial anything - colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives and contains 112 calories with each 30g serving, which is around the same amount as any other cereal such as Frosties and Coco Pops.
I'm one of those people who, after pouring the cereal into the bowl, I like to pick a few out before I pour the milk in. By themselves they are very crunchy and you can taste some very sweet honey on them. However, with milk, the honey taste isn't as strong and the milk seems to take away the sweetness of the waffles, leaving a slightly bland taste. You can still taste a slight trace of sweetness but not as much as you can taste the honey with Sugar Puffs. The waffles keep their crunchiness for quite some time though when in the milk which keeps the taste and texture nicer.
The waffles are fairly large and, because I only take small mouthfuls when I eat, I find that 2 waffles at the most on my spoon is plenty enough for me. This means that it does take me ages to get through a bowlful! Also, I find that I need quite a bit of milk with them as otherwise they're too dry. Because they're fairly large, they do fill me up perfectly until well into lunch time and I don't find myself getting peckish mid-morning as I do with some other cereals.
Overall, even though they don't make my favourites list, Honey Waffles are a nice tasting and filling cereal and make a great change to those regulars in my cereal cupboard.