You will find many big name brands (including supermarket''s own versions) of bran flakes. But in my experience none can ever compare of compete on the overall quality of Kellegg''s Bran Flakes. Packing more of a crispier crunch, you will never experience the carboard texture that unfortunately comes from different and lesser brands. The is always a freshness to each box; upon opening a new carton you will immediately be hit with the fresh smell of bran, as if you had just made these yourself in your very own kitchen! Taste and freshness is obviously important, however the added bonus here is the highly nutricious values within the bran flakes themselves. Packed with the natural goodness of bran, this cereal is a boosting addition to any healthy lifestyle diet. Of course we all know bran contains many essential nutrients that our bodies will thank us for, ranging from increased heart health as well as aiding digestion. Bran has always been a favourite for the elderly and even the young, staving off digestive sluggishness as well as constipation. Bran flakes makes it easier than ever to get that good, healthy bran into your system in a tasty and convenient form. Kellogg''s is seen as leader in cereals in many places across the world due to their quality and freshness, and their own version of this popular and age-tested breakfast cereal offers the best quality with little compromise on cost. You will find many other brands as well as ''supermarket-own'' versions that may leave you a little more in your pocket, yet in my experience in exchange for a sacrifice in quality and taste. To be honest, Kellogg''s bran flakes are the only bran-oriented food that I eat and if it was not for the deliciousness that Kellogg''s has succeeded with (as bran can be a hard ingredient to make tasty) I would have no bran intake in my diet whatsoever! Brilliant for anyone and everyone looking for healthier alternatives, essential for those who may suffer digestive problems and an all-out tasty and healthy snack waiting to fill your bowl whenever you feel like it, avoiding the many unhealthy alternatives that are there to entice you
These are probably one of the better cereals we have bought recently. A 750g box was on offer in Tesco a couple of weeks back, but I don't think they're on offer anymore. Having had some of the basics cereal fairly recently, we were looking for a cereal that would retain it's integrity in the bowl and not disintegrate three seconds after milk was added! I can confirm that this cereal fits the bill. Crunchy and moreish, these bran flakes are good for a healthy snack at any time of the day.
I am not fussy what kind of milk I have, but I know some people have personal preferences. We tend to buy semi skimmed so I have a medium sized bowl of these with semi skimmed milk to wake up in the morning.
They are healthy with plenty of fibre (and calcium with milk) but are also delicious, which is something you can't say for all cereals!
Having had a look on Tesco online, they are £2.32 full price, which isn't a bad price for a reasonable sized box of cereal. It lasted a week and a half with both me and my boyfriend having cereal every day.
However, they are also available in smaller pack, dependent on your needs.
The good thing about Bran Flakes is that they are both nutritious and high in fibre, which makes it feel as though you are doing yourself good by eating them.
--Pricing and availability--
Available in all good supermarkets, I bought my box on offer in Tesco. Best value when on offer, as they are from time to time. Own brand Tesco bran flakes are also nice, but not *quite* as nice as these, as they disintegrate quicker.
Will definitely be buying these again.
Four stars, if only on the price being slightly too steep when not on offer. Recommended cereal for breakfast or at any time of the day!
These are a very plain and ordinary cereal and yet very healthy and useful for you as well. As we all know breakfast they say is the most important meal of the day as it gives you a good start and means that hopefully you won't have to start eating snacks or junk mid morning because you are getting very hungry before lunch.
This is a high in fibre cereal, whole grain wheat flakes which are perfect to eat with milk. We all need enough fibre in our diet and so this is a good way to make sure we have got some in there. Some folks as I said may find these dull so I suppose you could add a sprinkle of sugar or as my Nan used to do add a few sultanas or raisins which combine well with the crunchy flakes as they are soft. A 500g box of these is currently £1.99 on the Tesco website.
After a while with the milk the flakes do go soft so I try and eat them reasonably swiftly as I like them when they are crunchy and personally I think they are alright without the sugar or the extra fruit, they have a unique taste and flavour which is pleasant but are probably best suited to adults, I don't think children would really appreciate these in most cases. A 30g serving of these with semi skimmed milk contains roughly 157 calories and 3g of fat but the other health benefits of this product means that it is a real winner for breakfast.
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If I don't eat breakfast I get cranky and short tempered. I also then tend to eat lots more at lunch than I normally would.
Eating a healthy cereal is really quick and so for those days when I'm either running late or too lazy to make breakfast, cereal is a great healthy alternative.
Bran flakes are high in fibre which is really good for digestion as it is needed by the stomach. If you find that constipation is a regular problem it is probably because the dietary intake of fibre is too low.
There are also supermarket branded bran flakes as well which are often cheaper and contain about the same nutrients as the Kellogs version.
Bran flakes is made from wholeweat, weatbran, sugar, honey and added vitamins of vitamin B and iron. It is a wholegrain cereal so it is good for the heart. I eat my bran flakes with full fat milk but this is because everyone at home has it. The bran flakes are brown and really morish. You can add dried fruit and nuts to give it some flavour but I find the bran flakes good without anything else. One bowl of cereal and milk plus fruit keeps me satisfied till lunch.
157 calories for 30g with 125ml of semi skimmed milk is only 8% of the daily allowance (for women).
I like to eat breakfast that is high in fibre and iron as I have anaemia (iron deficiency).
Bran flakes are filling and keep me satisfied till lunch. I eat them in the summer and warm porridge in the winter.
Nutritional Info (30g serving) :
- Calories = 98 (6%)
- Sugars -7g (7%)
- Fat - 0.6g (1%)
- Saturates - 0.2g (1%)
- Salt - 0.4g (7%)
Description - A traditional, healthy whole grain bran flake cereal, with very low fat, saturated fat, salt content.
Taste - Bran Flakes has a very crunchy texture which can be a put-off especially when the taste is not too sweet and you can end up feeling bored/leaving towards the end of the bowl. This may only be because I have a 'sweet tooth' and prefer something with extra sweetness and other flavours to go with the main stock cereal flakes. If you are like me, then something like a 'fruit and fibre' type cereal would go down much better, but Bran Flakes still stands firmly as a simple, healthy cereal to enjoy every morning.
Healthiness - With only 98 calories, Kelloggs have a made a big effort to make this cereal big on its health benefits, and rather ironically considering the huge campaigns and promotional material, the more popular Special K brand actually has more calories (112g) for same serving. So Bran Flakes, with its very low fat, saturated fat and salt, sails through this category with flying colours and is deservedly a superb choice for the conscientious consumer looking for a healthier start to their day.
Extra Info - Olympic world champion Chris Hoy also promotes this cereal, appearing on the box, and even claims to eat Bran Flakes every day. If you need a better reason to eat this cereal, then you could also become your own 'Chris Hoy' overnight (Disclaimer: Results may vary and Chris Hoy is likely to still be considerably faster than anyone who eat this cereal!)
Summary: Bran Flakes is a simple, healthy, whole grain cereal that would appeal to those looking for a healthier cereal compared to the more sugary alternatives. However, I do not enjoy Bran Flakes to other cereals such as 'fruit and fibre cereals' and therefore I would not purchase Bran Flakes again. Not a case of marmite then, just how much you are willing to compromise on the 'sweetness' of a cereal for the added healthy benefits. A solid 8/10.
I love my first meal of the day my breakfast and I like to buy lots of different varieties and so that way it does not become boring eating the same each day.
I bought these Bran Flakes and they were only 98p for a 750g box from Tesco and they were on special offer as they are usually priced around £2 and so they were more than half price and a bargain for a well known brand.
They come in a cardboard box and are manufactured by the well know Kellogg's who make lots of cereals and are of a very good quality and have been around for many years.
Inside the box there is a plastic bag that contains the flakes and the flakes are dark brown in colour and a good size, the texture is nice and crunchy and they taste delicious and I usually slice a Banana over the flakes and they taste absolutely delicious and are very filling.
They have a high fibre content and are Wholegrain and I sometimes eat them with other fruits such as Strawberries or Raspberries as these can be part of my 5 a day fruits and so it is a very healthy breakfast to start the day and I sometimes eat them with mixed fruit from packets as I love the taste of currants and raisins with my cereal sometimes as it tastes nice and fruity.
They are very crunchy and they are low in saturated fat and they have vitamins which is even better for a healthy lifestyle.
I sometimes eat them as a snack and they are very filling and at the moment I am trying to lose a little bit of weight and so they do not contain so much fat.
For each 30g serving, which is an average bowl, they contain only 98 calories 7g sugar, 0.6g fat, 0.2g saturates and 0..3g of salt and I think the 30g serving is enough to fill me up until lunch time and the calorie intake is very good for a cereal.
I recommend this one for anyone to give it a try and I think for the price is a good one for a branded cereal, especially when it is on special offer and it can save you lots of money for a quality brand.
It is best stored in a cool place and I always place them into a plastic container to keep them nice and fresh and crunchy.
I give these a 5 star.
Thank you for reading my review.
I always start my day with a bowl of Kellogg's Bran flakes, boring! I can hear people shout, but there is a method in my madness, Kellogg's Bran Flakes are packed with so many vitamins, minerals and fibre that I can give myself a hefty dose of what I should be eating everyday in one small bowl, then I can indulge in some not so healthy snacks during the day. See!
Bran flakes are bran enriched wheat flakes; they are dark brown and shaped similar to cornflakes, only a little thicker. They can taste a little dry as the milk absorbs quickly I always wait 2 or 3 minutes and then add a little extra skimmed milk before eating. The taste of bran flakes is not easy to describe they are not sweet or salty they have what I would say is a plain taste but topped with a banana and a low fat yogurt I find them quite delicious. They are also very filling served this way, and I find a small bowl fills me up all morning usually until the middle of the afternoon.
Bran flakes are particularly useful if you are on a diet as the very high fibre in Bran, keeps the digestive system moving and quickly gets rid of waste from our body constipation is a real problem for some dieters but a bowl of bran flakes a day will help enormously.
Nutrition based on 100g (a serving is 30g)
100g 326 calories, fat 2g, saturated fat 0.5g, fibre 15g
Kellogg's Bran Flakes also include Vitamin D, Thiamine (B1) Riboflavin (B2), Niacin, B6, Folic Acid, B12 and Iron.
Kellogg's retail around £1.88 for 500g or £2.25 or 750g
Kelloggs Branflakes are a wholegrain wheat based breakfast cereal.
Served with cold milk, they provide a crunchy fresh start to the day and with a little bit of naughty sugar added are quite yummy too.
They look like a darker version of cornflakes but as a product of wheat not corn have a richer, malty taste.
They are high in fibre with vitamins a plenty and a salt and fat content well within acceptable limits. A healthy tasty breakfast.
They have a higher iron content than many breakfast cereals and it may be worth knowing that for those among us who may struggle to maintain their iron levels the iron content of the Sainsbugs variety outstrips Keloggs by 2.4mg.
Not a vast difference, I know (14g compared to 11.6), but significant if you are always searching out the best iron sources like me.
Price wise it's a no brainer 85p for 500g of Sainsbury's (and £1.76 for 500g of Kelloggs, which is cheaper than Asda and Tesco. Asda,s own brand is £1.
Bran flakes are up there with the marmite wars when comes to loving or hating them, but if you love 'em then give the Sainsbury's variety a go. They compare very well to Kelloggs for taste and nutrition. There is very little difference except in the price.
Wheat bran (21%)
Barley Malt Flavouring
The only apparent difference in ingredients is that Sainsbury's lack the Honey content and list Pantothenic Acid as an ingredient.
Pantothenic Acid is vitamin B5 and is found in small quantities in many foods, with high amounts in whole-grain cereals, legumes, eggs, meat, and royal jelly. Even though Kelloggs has honey I found that I still needed to add sugar.
A word on packaging, clear and unfussy with nutritional information stated on the front of the box always scores well with me and this fits the bill.
The only reason I dropped stars was on price. I find the price difficult to justify given the Sainsbury's alternative.
I got recommended on this cereal by a friend of mine, claiming that his day went so much better when he ate them daily for breakfast, though weirdly he has sometimes some as a snack!!! Really don't know why though. Anyway I bought them recently from sainsburys for 2 for £2 I believe, but anyway now the price has dropped to 88p for a 500 gram box.
The box design itself is different to the picture given on dooyoo, but here is how I will describe it. It says kelloggs at the top of the box in fancy red writing. The backround colour of the box is a very darkish blue colour which reminds you of the sky. Then as always it says the name of the cereal it is, in this case bran flakes. Then there is a picture of a famous person named Sir Chris Hoy, which he is a triple gold Medalist in Beijing 2008, and because of him being there it actually makes more people to buy the cereal which is good techniques from kelloggs. Also Chris actually recommends the cereal which probably means it is some good stuff!
The cereal as states on the box claims it is high in fibre and has some good amount of wholegrain. Also it is low in saturated fats as has enough iron in it which could last the whole day! Some other useful information here;
Suitable for Vegetarians
per 100 g 30 g serving with 125 ml s/s milk
Energy 1383 kJ 326 kcal 666 kJ* 157 kcal
Protein 10 g 7 g
Carbohydrate 67 g 26 g
of which sugars 22 g 13 g
starch 45 g 13 g
Fat 2 g 3 g*
of which saturates 0.5 g 1.5 g
Fibre 15 g 4.5 g
Sodium 0.4 g 0.2 g
Salt 1 g 0.45 g
And of course contains: Wholewheat, Wheatbran (21%), Sugar, Barley Malt Flavouring, Salt, Honey, Niacin, Iron, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12.
As you may not of known there is a similar cereal named bran flakes sultana bran, which is simply exactly the same as bran flakes but just with some healthy fruits such as sultanas and raisins.
Now coming to the taste etc... They come in a oaty browny colour which really does look appetising, in the mornings topped up with milk will surely do you good for the rest of the day. It will maybe take a good 6 minutes or so before they start to get soggy, so if you dont like them soggy I would recommend you to eat them before 6 minutes in time. They are really crunchy as like most cereal but have some special addition which I just cant describe, but it sorts of makes you want more and more! Also in a few of the cereal pieces there is some nutty bits which also taste fairly OK.
Overall my friend was right of telling me how good it is and indeed I can see a difference in my days since I have been eating it for breakfast. Also it is a very healthy option for a breakfast even for your kids rather than the chocolatey option.
Kellogg's Bran Flakes are a highly fibrous cereal developed of course by W.K Kellogg. The brand is now endorsed by the multiple 2008 bejing olympic GB cycling team medal winner Sir Chris Hoy as a great way to start the day.
This is backed up by its nutritional contents including Whole grain, good for the hear, B vitamins (inc B1, B2, B6, B12), which help the body release energy, folic acid and iron.
The taste on the other hand is very bland and quite hard to enjoy. Luckily I personally don't like flavoursome/sweet/greasy/"heavy" food in the morning so this cereal suits me.
In my opinion Kellogg's Brand Flakes are the best bran flakes available. I have tried the supermarket own brands and value brands and drawn that conclusion.
The problem with these is that they wont last in your stomach like porridge will, but I think it's the next best thing and less hassle.
These are the normal cereal I would buy, I prfer fruitier and sweeter products, but I have started buying these for my partner under the recommendation of his cholestrol specialist.
The ceral comes in a blue cardboard box with the brand name Kellogs written in red across the top as well as the type of ceral (bran flakes). Inside the box the ceral are contained in a frosted white plastic bag which keeps them crispy and fresh until consumed.
Thy are high in fibre (18% RDA) and are wholegrain. The nutritional infrmation is stated onthe side of the box and is shown for a 100gram portion and the suggested 30gram serving suggestion. For the 30gram serving suggestion the nutritional information includes 125ml of semi-skimmed milk. On the same side of the box the ingredients are listed, these include:
barley malt flavouring
vitamin B6, D, B12, B1, B2
They are crispy and as you would expect bran flakes to taste, nothing hugely special but good for you. I have them served with just skimmed milk, and sometimes a selection of fruit. Also can be eaten as a snack with yogurt and fruit.
Im a firm believer in breakfast being the most important meal of the day and like to vary what I have on a morning. Sometimes I like toast, other mornings I have cornflakes or muesli, and when im feeling particularly healthy I always reach for Bran Flakes made by Kelloggs.
My box is slighly different to the one in the picture DooYoo has, Contained in a mid-blue coloured box it is simply illustrated with a large "tick" on the front with a bowl of flakes depticted in the bottom right corner. You are informed that the contents are "high in fibre" and contains "wholegrain"
GDA information is listed at the top of the box and you can expect to intake the following based on a 30g serving:
So as you can see this actually quite a healthy way to start your day.
Opening the box the flakes are contained in a see through plastic bag which is common for breakfast cereals and after opening you are met with a "nutty", "grainy" aroma. Similar in shape and size to regular cornflakes they are mid brown in colour and look very natural.
The taste for the most part is a little bland to be honest and rather than defeating the object of having a healthy breakfast by adding sugar I sometimes like to add a handful of sultanas from my store cupboard. This sweetens the taste without the added calories and makes the taste a lot more palatable.
I do recommend bran flakes, especially Kelloggs - Supermarket own varieties tend to be quite bitty and break up in the bottom of the box to leave a lot of dust behind. Kelloggs tend to keep their shape and consistency right down to the last bowlful, so for this reason Kelloggs is my preferred brand.
Ingredients are listed as containing Wholewheat, wheatbran, sugar, salt, barley malt, flavouring, honey, niacin, iron, vitamin b6, riboflavin b2, thiamin b1, folic acid, vitamin d, vitamin b12
Allergy information warns that the product contains Wheat and Barley, which you would expect really in bran flakes.
To sum up then, Kelloggs Bran Flakes are a healthy way to start the day, containing lots of fibre and vitamins. I dont have them everyday as I find them to be a bit bland, however for a weekly injection of Fibre they are great. As with all Kelloggs products you are buying a name you can trust and know exactly what you are getting for your cash.
Kelloggs Bran Flakes can be found in your normal supermarkets on the Cereal aise and cost approximately £1.75 for a 500g box. Cheaper alternatives are available, but to me dont have the same consistency or taste.
4/5 a healthy breakfast choice.
I always eat breakfast and I am a great believer that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and is essential for kick starting your metabolism. I like many different cereals and I do often eat cereal at lunch time and supper time. For breakfast though I try to eat a cereal that is healthy and doesn't need to have sugar on to make it taste nice. I am terrible at putting sugar on cereal and it kind of defeats the point of it being healthy.
On a morning I will either eat Weetabix or Branflakes, and while I often get bored or fed up of eating Weetabix Branflakes are a cereal I absolutely love. My husband and children say they taste like cardboard but I really like them.
When it comes to Branflakes Kellogs are by far the nicest tasting brand, I have been eating Tesco's own brand recently but I have since returned to buying Kellogs as they are so much nicer, if a little more expensive. A 750g box of Kellogs Branflakes costs £2.10 from Tesco. You can also buy a 500g box.
Branflakes are enriched wheat flakes, they are high in fibre and a wholegrain cereal. I have mine with semi-skimmed milk and think they taste really lovely, nice and crunchy with a malty taste. They certainly don't need sugar on as they taste great on their own.
In a 750g box it states there are 25 30g servings and this is what the nutritional information is based on. 30g is not a big serving though and I think I probably eat twice that. If you want to eat just the recommended 30g serving then I would suggest weighing them because 30g really is a small amount.
The nutritional information provides you with either typical value per 100g or 30g serving with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk. I think this is really helpful if you're calorie counting. A 30g serving contains:
I think Branflakes are a really healthy start to the day.
On the box Kellogs cereal often has special promotions on and Branflakes are no different. At the moment you can claim a free box of Kellogs Cornflakes and a pint of semi-skimmed milk if you buy 3 promotional packs. I think this is an offer I'll have to take up as I am always buying Kellogs cereal.
Branflakes have got to be one of my favourite cereals and Kellogs really do make the best Branflakes. Tasty cereal that is healthy as well, perfect!
I have breakfast every day nom I've grown up as I realise how important it is...
At school I used to skip it and end up feeling a bit faint and dehydrated which when I look back was stupid but I just couldn't be bothered to eat first thing :(
Now I have all different kinds of cereals so I don't get bored, plus I eat them for super as well!
One of my favourite types is 'Kellogg's Bran Flakes' so famous it's unreal, lol! Everybody knows who Kellogg's are - they are the biggest name around especially for bran flakes...
The pack I am reviewing is a huge 750 g pack and it says on the side of the box there are 25 x 30g servings in them - but who only eats 30g?!
The box cost two pounds on special promotion at my dad's local Co-op and is blue and has a huge tick on the front.
The calories per 30g serving are 157 plus only 13g of sugars and 03g of fat when served with 125 ml of milk - there is actually more salt in these at 0.45g than fat...
Bran flakes smell really wheaty and earthy and are dark brownish in colour and are wholegrain which means they are high in fibre. They contain 65% wholewheat and 21% wheatbran and they taste really malty too due to natural flavourings.
If you eat 30g then that is 5% of your recommended guideline allowance and these are suitable for vegetarians too...
The bran flakes smell really fresh and lovely when you pour them into your bowl and they are really crisp until the milk soaks them through. I prefer mine crunchy than soggy though. They are fortified with some vitamins too to make them even healthier.
I love this cereal at any time of the day so five stars from me :)
Bran Flakes are my breakfast of choice and also good as a filling, healthy snack.
In a bid to be healthy, I started eating Bran Flakes in the morning and have never looked back. The flakes are a good thickness, not too thin so they become soggy and are generally the size of your thumb. They are decidedly more tasty with sugar, but then I have a sweet tooth, and they do have sweetener and honey listed in the ingredients, which prevents them from tasting like cardboard, as All Bran tends towards!
The best thing I find is that they contain 18% of your recommended daily allowance of fibre, which fills you up and helps you to lose weight as well as aiding digestion by giving the stomach muscles material to contract against. In other words, they keep things ticking over!! So on approx 200 cals (100 per 30g, but I find this stingy), I'm full til lunch! :)