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Coco Pops are the perfect cereal for adults and children and specifically for those who need or want a sweet breakfast or snack. I am a chocoholic and I find that a bowlful of Coco Pops in the morning satisfies my craving for chocolate and stops me from filling up on confectionery later in the morning.
The cereal is primarily aimed at children but I think many adults will enjoy it too and I have never stopped eating this cereal since my childhood! However, the packaging design and advertising around the cereal is aimed at kids. The Coco Pops 'character logo' is a cute and hyperactive cartoon monkey who appears on the front of the pack and who can be seen to praise the benefits of the cereal. The brand behind the cereal, Kelloggs, often run promotions which are attractive to kids. At the time of writing they are giving away free seed planter kits. You need to collect three codes from the packets which doesn't take long to collect. They offer a kit aimed at children but you can also get an adult kit too.
The cereal is comprised of sweetened puffed rice pieces which have a cocoa covering. The chocolate flavoured rice is very crispy and tasty. When you add milk the cocoa powder is absorbed into the milk so it becomes rather like a chocolate milkshake. I personally use soya milk and I find the overall flavour to be so satisfying and delicious. You can also nibble pieces out of the packet throughout the day if you want. I have found myself eating a bowl of Coco Pops as a light snack later in the day too.
I usually buy a 550g box of Coco Pops with different size boxes also being available. It really depends on the size of your family and the frequency you eat these as to what size box you'll need. I generally find they don't go soft if left open for a while, though.
The cereal is fortified with vitamins and minerals. I am a vegetarian and find that eating this cereal, despite it being a bit sugary, can help boost my vitamin levels where I am missing out in other foods.
I would recommend trying these if you love light cereals and chocolate flavours. A large bowl of these can set you up for the morning and can make breakfast time very enjoyable! They are available to buy at most supermarkets in the UK as well as places like discount stores.
Me and my family are cereal lovers, so it's a staple trolley item when I go shopping. However, we're not ones for bland, boring cereals, we prefer sweeter, preferably chocolatey cereals which is where Kellogg's coco pops come in. There is nearly always a box of these in our cupboard as they are definitely a family favourite.
~ Coco pops and Kellogg's ~
Coco pops are a chocolate toasted rice cereal, made by Kellogg's. Kellogg's products first arrived on the UK's grocery store shelves in 1922 with their first product being the famous Kellogg's cornflakes.
Other products produced by Kelloggs include all bran, crunchy nut, froot loops, krave, start, frosties, mini max, optivita, rice krispies, special K, honey loops, fruit 'n' fibre, just right and frosted wheats. In recent years they have expanded their range from just cereals to breakfast biscuits from all bran, nutri-grain and special K, cereal bars from brands such as coco pops and frosties, special k crisps and fruit winders. As well as the coco pops cereal, the Kellogg's coco pop range also includes other cereals ; choc 'n' roll, coco rocks and moon and stars as well as coco pop snack bars.
Kellogg's claim to have a passion for nutrition in their products, which is why they use grains, wheat, corn and rice in their products, which helps to supply our bodies with the fuel we all need to take on the morning.
~ Price & availability ~
Kellogg's coco pops are available to buy at all supermarkets down the cereal aisle and many independent stores. They can be bought in three different quantities, 295g for around £2.00, 550g for around £2.69 and 800g for around £3.85. Expectedly, they are more expensive than supermarkets own versions of this cereal, however they are around average price for a branded cereal and the larger boxes do provide a large number of servings, making them value for money and ideal for bigger families (or people like me that eat A LOT of coco pops!)
~ Packaging ~
Kellogg's coco pops come in a bright yellow cardboard box, the design of the box is not dissimilar to the one Dooyoo is displaying, it has just been updated and altered slightly. On the front of the box is the Kellogg's logo towards the top, and beneath this the words 'coco pops' in large, bold, brown lettering. The coco pops 'mascot' is displayed on the front, which is a monkey - often displayed on television adverts for coco pops and is easily identifiable as the coco pops monkey. Next to him is bowl of the cereal to give you an idea of what to expect. There is also a basic, but useful for a quick glance whilst on the shelves nutritional information chart on the front of the box. The boxes design is clearly targeted at children with its memorable character and bright, fun colouring.
The back of the box gives the usual information such as a full nutritional information table, allergy, advice, ingredients list and Kellogg's contact details.
The box has flaps at the top that can be easily slotted back into place to ensure the cereal inside stays fresh after opening. Inside the box the cereal is packaged in a non-resealable plastic bag, similar to most other cereals, so you have to rely on the box for freshness unless you transfer the coco pops into an air tight container.
~ Appearance, smell, taste & texture ~
Kellogg's coco pops are tiny little grains of chocolate flavoured rice, similar to their cousin - the rice krispie, apart from these are chocolate flavoured and brown in colour. They have a mild smell of chocolate, but nothing that really hits you when you open the packet, which could lead you to believe that the chocolate flavour isn't very strong - but these prove that smell isn't everything.
They are best paired with cold milk, the amount depends on your own preference, a little can leave them dry and difficult to swallow but too much can make them very soggy - which some people prefer. I have quite a lot of milk on mine, which gives the opportunity for chocolate milk as the milk absorbs the chocolate flavouring from them. The more coco pops you have, the more chocolatey the milk will be. This is ideal for people who aren't keen on plain milk because it may make it more palatable.
The chocolate flavour isn't too overpowering, which is good otherwise the cereal would be too sickly for most - especially in the morning. It's strong enough to know what it is and flavour the milk and thankfully isn't overly sweet, which suggests good quality as the flavour isn't being masked with an artificial sugary taste. Some people may feel the chocolate flavour isn't strong enough, but in my opinion it's just enough to provide a subtle chocolate fix.
The amount you will need really depends on your appetite, I don't find coco pops very filling so I have a fairly large amount. When milk is added you will hear the occasional pop, but not as intense as rice krispies.
~ nutritional information ~
One serving of Kellogg's coco pops (30g) without milk contains :
0.8g of fat
17.0g of sugar
0.2g of salt
The calories and fat content are pleasing, being relatively low for a chocolate breakfast cereal. However, they do contain a lot of sugar (it's listed second in the ingredients list after rice and before chocolate, so is clearly a main ingredient), which is a slight let down but I suppose is to be expected for a chocolate cereal.
Allergy advice: contains barley
~ Overall opinion ~
For the taste, I can't fault Kellogg's coco pops. They are chocolatey enough to taste, without being too sickly or overpowering, which is just right for in the morning. They go down well with all the family, adults and children alike. The only downfalls is the high sugar content, which isn't ideal for young children as they hardly need a sugar rush in the morning and the fact that they aren't that filling. Perhaps they are for children, but most adults would need a rather large bowl full.
I would recommend Kellogg's coco pops to anyone who is looking for a chocolate breakfast cereal that isn't overly sweet or sickly and/or is watching their calorie and fat intake as they are relatively low in both compared to other cereals on the market. However, if you are looking for a very intense chocolate hit, or are looking for a particularly filling cereal then this isn't for you.
I used to eat coco pops as a child but it seems they are even more yummy now that I'm a "grown up"! I must admit they are aimed at the childrens market with the coco pops monkey on the front of the box and often with special offers such as free plastic bowls or cups but I love them nontheless.
Coco pops are basically rice krispies coated in chocolate. They are crunchy but soften after being in milk for a while which allows the milk to turn chocolatey. The chocolate milk at the end is my favourite mmmm. I'm not a huge breakfast person and tend to stay away from chocolate so early so I enjoy coco pops best at nightime when I'm hungry but craving that chocolate taste.
I've bought coco pops in a small, standard and family sized box. It is a very popular cereal so its widely available. They sell it at my local shop along with all the big chain shops. I've tried cheaper versions of coca pops such as Asda's own and the quality just didn't compare at all so I would suggest sticking to the real thing for the full on flavour and texture.
The only negative is that coco pops are packed full of sugar so I try and limit how often I have them which is a shame because they taste so delish.
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I usually buy the big boxes of this stuff because we do tend to go through it quite a lot. It's a very popular cereal in our house and usually ends up finished with in about a fortnight.
The box is made from 100% recyclable cardboard but the bag is just a think crinkled plastic. It's not difficult to open and is much like opening a bag of crisps. Just tug at the top in opposite directions. It takes seconds to open and pour out. Sadly the plastic bag cannot be recycled.
For flavour these are pretty good. They're not sweet like Krave cereal but they certainly have a cocoa taste to them. Like tipping options hot chocolate on some Rice Krispies. Sounds weird but that's the best way I can describe it. Yes they do have a chocolate taste but it's not strong and doesn't leave a bad after taste. It does leave a lingering taste for a short while after eating but it is only faint and doesn't give you bad breath.
They do feel slightly dry but if you add milk its just one extreme to another, a little milk will drench them and they soon become soggy and eventually turn to mush. Still... makes them easier to chew...
As soon as these are added to the milk it turns brown, and the more you add the more it will change. You can drink this milk at the end and it does have a chocolatey taste to it but isn't like milkshake. It is only a mild taste and so I'd recommend trying it but don't expect it to be like Frijj or Yazoo.
The little rice "pops" are quite rough in texture with lots of bumps where the cocoa has dried on more in some places than others. They are generally dark brown all round but the little clumps of cocoa now and then do make some appear more darker than others.
Unlike other cereals you can't eat this dry out the bowl as a snack, but a good idea to try (especially with the kids) is to make a cereal bar out of them, like rice krispies squares, or make some cakes. This takes a minimal amount of effort and time and can be a really fun thing to do with the children.
Overall this is a great cereal, children love it and you can bake some coco pops cakes with them. They aren't that sweet and so for a real chocolatey taste I'd recommend some Krave cereal instead. They do these in very large family sized boxes like the 800g for £3.69 at Tesco, Sainsbury's and Ocado - Asda are a little more expensive.
It is quite rare that I eat cereal but from time to time I do seem to go through periods of enjoying them for breakfast. One of my favourite cereals is Kellogg's Coco Pops, I have quite a sweet tooth and love chocolate so these make a perfect breakfast for me.
Coco pops can be purchased in larger supermarkets and come in various sized boxes. My last purchase was from Tesco where I paid just £1.34 for a 550g box which was on a half price special offer. Coco pops tend to be one of the most expensive cereals and I can always remember my mother refusing to purchase them me as a child because of this reason but now most supermarkets do have them on a special offer price from time to time.
The cereals come packaged in a bright yellow cardboard box which on the front has the Kellogg's logo, a picture of a bowl of coco pops, basic nutritional information and a large picture of Coco the monkey which is the character used to promote coco pops. On the sides and back of the box you can find more detailed information about the product including full ingredients listings, allergy advice and detailed nutritional information. Inside the box you will find the cereal contained in a waxy, plastic bag which can be opened by simply pulling apart. Once opened I fold the top of the plastic bag over and then use the flap on the top of the box to reclose it. I find that this keeps the cereal nice and fresh for around a couple of weeks but you can also transfer the cereal into a plastic container if desired.
On the box it states that a serving is 30g, personally I find this rather a small amount and think this is more designed for children rather than adults. But if you were to stick to this guideline amount then it contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 116
Sugars - 11g
Fat - 0.8g
Saturates - 0.3g
Salt - 0.2g
The cereals also contain a selection of added vitamins and minerals to help increase your daily intake and give you a good start to your day.
The coco pops are little grains of rice which have been toasted to make them puff up and become light and crispy, they are then covered with a chocolate coating. As soon as you pour the milk over the coco pops you will start to notice that the milk begins to turn chocolaty. I personally only have a small amount of milk on my cereal as I like them to stay nice and crunchy and prefer the chocolate coating to stay on my coco pops. These are great tasting cereal and although very chocolaty they are not overly sweet so are not in any way sickly. I will say that although these provide me with a nice start to the day I find with any cereal that they are not very filling and I soon begin to get the hunger pangs a couple of hours later so when having cereal for breakfast I normally have a morning snack as well.
Overall these are lovely tasty cereals which I would certainly rather have a bowl off in the morning than others.
Almost every child loves chocolate and I was no exception to the rule. Coco Pop's has always been one of my favorite cereals and still is to this day. Although my tastes have changed and I like to think that my tastes have also become more refined, I never tire of this cereal. Maybe it's because it turns the milk chocolaty! Coco Pop's really is aimed at children but I think there are a lot of adults out there who also appreciate the cereal.
Coco Pop's is puffed rice covered in chocolate and as you eat the cereal, the milk turns chocolaty. It also makes the milk taste of chocolate, which I love.
I don't like it when my cereal goes soggy, so I have to be quick with the milk and ready to sit down and eat my breakfast (or evening snack). Coco Pop's always seem to hold their crunch longer than a lot of other similar cereals.
Although Coco Pop's is not one of the cheapest cereals I think it is still worth the money spent. The last time I bought Coco Pop's was about a month ago when they were on offer at Tesco. It was about £3 for 600g. I'm still eating my way through the box but I must confess I don't eat them everyday.
I'm glad Kellogs saw the errors of their ways and changed the new name of Choco Krispies back to Coco Pop's, it just wasn't the same - although I'm sure they tasted the same.
All in all it is a great childhood cereal that all the family can enjoy. Everyone is being told to eat more cereals because it is good for you and your heart, so why not eat a cereal that you can really enjoy.
Coco Pops manufactured by Kelloggs are a fun cereal that really seems to be aimed at children but can be enjoyed by anyone. They are basically rice krispies or pieces of puffed rice coated in chocolate. It was always a real luxury to have a bowl of these when I was young as they are fairly expensive, a 375g box costing roughly £2. There are cheaper varieties of chocolate coated puffed rice available, I can remember my mum buying them from Aldi or a store like that and although I liked them the Kelloggs version is superior if I had to choose.
Each serving which is estimated to be about 30g contains 116 calories and 0.8g of fat which is not that much worse than other cereals but it does seem to have rather a high sugar content which is 11g but this is the case with other cereals as well. It doesn't matter how quickly you eat a bowl of this because the milk will always turn chocolate in colour and almost become like a very thin milkshake while the puffed rice pieces are drained of their colour and become like rice krispies.
I could quite happily eat bowl after bowl of this cereal for breakfast or at night as a snack because it really tastes so good and therefore a box doesn't really last all that long if it is in my possession.
I am an absolute chocoholic so obviously I had to try Kellogg's Coco Pops. They bring me back to childhood and are still one of my favourite cereal even though I am not a child anymore.
They come in a bright yellow cardboard box so it is difficult to miss them on a supermarket shelf. They also come in several sizes (for example, 375 g or 600g), you can also buy individual packs that have just one serving of Coco Pops.
Coco pops are basically cocoa-flavoured version of Rice-Krispies. They are really crunchy and when you add milk to them, it will turn brown and taste really chocolatey (I sometimes even put it in warm milk which really produces quicker chocolate milk!). It also makes a funny popping noise when you add milk. I haven't tried them with yoghurt but they go well with both cow milk and soya milk. It isn't overly chocolatey, just gives a nice flavour that will keep you going until lunchtime.
They are also known as Cocoa Krispies, Choco Krispis or Choco Krispies and were introduced in the UK in 1961.
It is made with added calcium and according to the producer, a 30 g serving will provide at least 25% of adult's recommended daily allowance of of vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12 and 17% of an adult's RDA of iron and calcium. Also, a serving will provide 116 calories and 0.8g of fat.
It may contain barley ingredients but is suitable for vegetarian & vegan and is also Halal & Kosher certified.
A pack of 375g costs £2.00 which I think is definitely worth the price. Overall, I think that Coco Pops are great cereal for both adults and children.
Kellogg's Coca Pops is a cocoa-flavoured version of the sibling rice krispies. They are without a doubt a very popular breakfast cereal with many people around the globe eating it, but more so for young children. The cereal is one of my daughter's favourite breakfast cereals as she likes most things that contain chocolate anyway like most kids.
There are quite a few similar versions of the leading Kellogg's coco pops sold such as many supermarkets selling their own supermarket brand versions which maybe a bit cheaper but does not taste as good in my opinion compared to the popular branded Kellogg's Coca pops. Even though a (375g) box size can set you back £2.20 from most supermarkets I think it is worth paying just a bit more to get a better tasting and longer lasting cereal that the whole family can enjoy.
It is known the cereal was introduced in the US way back in 1958. In 2003, the cereal was renamed "Cocoa Rice Krispies" as Kellogg's endeavoured to unite their Rice krispies variations under the single marketing schema. In 2006, the name was returned to cocoa krispies.
The cereal comes packaged in a strong cardboard box with the classic coco pops branded name logo and popular image printed on the front. Which in all looks very pleasing to look at and it's hard to not notice it whilst out about shopping in the supermarket.
The Kellogg's coco pop tastes very nice of a milky real chocolaty flavour with a soft crunchy bite with every mouthful. When you add the milk to the coco pops it instantly makes a nice popping noise, and a lovely pleasant smell is instantly released along with the delicious flavours.
It might not be one of the healthiest cereals on the market but it does only contain 3.0g of fat per 100g and 1.2g of salt. However the calorie intake may a bit too high for most people as it contains 387kCal and 37.0g of sugar per 100g. So may not be recommend for those who are perhaps on a strict diet wanting to lose weight.
All In all this is by far one of the tastiest breakfast cereal sold on the market and with a trusted and popular brand such as Kellogg's you are by far getting a good quality product that is a worthy buy. I highly recommend you try it out for yourselves and for your children.
Kelloggs' Coco Pops - 375g
Nutritional Info (30g serving) :
- Calories = 116 (6%)
- Sugars - 11g (12%)
- Fat - 0.8g (1%)
- Saturates - 0.3g (2%)
- Salt - 0.2g (4%)
Description - Coco Pops is a popular 'chocolate toasted rice' cereal, a chocolate twist on traditional 'rice snaps'/rice krispies cereals, targeted for young children but adults like myself enjoy them too from time to time!
Taste - Coco Pops tastes chocolatey, which is a fairly basic requirement for any chocolate cereal. Coco Pops tastes sweet and chocolatey, without being too overpowering. Coco Pops has a nice crunch which you would expect from 'toasted rice' cereals and is generally an all-round enjoyable cereal to eat in the morning.
Healthiness - Without preaching, healthiness itself is subjective issue, and whilst there are other more 'healthy' cereals, for a chocolate cereals young children are likely to enjoy, Coco Pops is in its own right a decent choice with low calories, fat, saturated fat and salt. Sugar is 11g, or 12% per 30 g serving which is not overly excessive or too low.
I hope the point has come across is that you can make your own mind to tailor your meals/eating habits to your preferences. As an all-round summary, Coco Pops is perfectly fine to enjoy every day as part of a wider, balanced diet.
Extra Info - the milk does turn a rich chocolate colour which obviously, young children will enjoy and the cereal boxes usually come with some sort of puzzle, game, competition on the boxes (not that you will mind reading these mundane messages in a half-asleep state early in the morning!).
Summary: Coco Pops is a popular chocolate toasted rice cereal that I can say we always have in our cupboard purely for the fact that it delivers what is says: a crunchy, chocolatey cereal with the added benefits of having a low fat, saturated fat and calories content. If I had to, I would give it a rating of 8/10 because it doesn't do too much wrong and is a tasty cereal for all ages.
Kellogg's Coco Pops is a breakfast cereal consisting of chocolate flavoured oven crisped rice. Kellogg's (the world's leading manufacturer of cereals) introduced coco pops to the UK in 1961 and they have proven extremely popular both in the Uk and around the world. Multiple variations on the original cereal are now available, including Cocorocks, cereal bars, mega munchers, moon and stars and cereal and milk bars. Expect to pay around £3.00 for a 600 gram box of cereal.
Coco pops are instantly recognisable on the shelf, with a bright yellow background, kelloggs coco pops written across the front in red and brown, and the distinctive coco pops monkey shown eating a bowl of the cereal.
Per 100 grams coco pops contain 387 calories, 35 grams of sugar and 2.5 grams of fat (of which 1 gram is saturated). Coco pops are pretty high in sugar, but then so are most children's breakfast cereals, and they are at least low fat.
If you struggle eating breakfast and like chocolate, these may well be for you. I like the fact they have a strong chocolate taste which lasts for several minutes and also changes the milk to the same flavour. My only complaint would be that coco pops go very soggy very quickly when put with milk, which can make for a bit of an off-putting texture.
I'm not really a fan of novelty cereals and the only reason I came across these is that they were in a variety pack which I had purchased for my daughter a couple of months ago.
My daughter (who is 3) wanted these immediately she saw them due to the monkey on the pack and the fact that they were brown and she therefore associated them with chocolate (without me actually explaining what they were).
Previously her favourite cereal had been rice krispies and therefore the fact that these are basically the same cereal which has been coated with chocolate has made sure that these are now her cereal of choice.
Coco pops are similar to rice krispies in size and texture, but they are also coated in chocolate. It is stated on the box that a 30g serving provides the recommended daily allowance for adults of vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12 and 17% of an adult's RDA of iron and calcium. The calorie intake is 387 kcal per 100g. The cereal is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and is also Kosher and Halal certified. On the downside, they do contain 11g of suger per serving, being 16% of an adults daily allowance, and compared to other "plain" cereals, which contain similar levels of vitamins and minerals, the sugar content is definately something to look out for when giving them to a small child.
The other thing I would mention about these is the price. They can be up to as much as £2.50 per pack which is quite a bit more expensive than the plain cereals. However, they are quite frequently on offer, and it is definately worth looking out for these deals when they come up.
On the whole, they are really tasty, and I am partial to the odd bowl myself. However I would still only recommend these as a treat, and not part of a toddler's daily breakfast, as the same level of nutrition can be found in alternative cereals which contain less sugar.
Kellogg's Coco Pops were probably my favourite cereal when I was growing up and although I don't eat them quite as much as I used to they still remain high on my list if I do have breakfast. The great thing is that my son now enjoys these as he does to be honest with anything involving chocolate and he is over two years old now.
Cocoa Krispies, or Coco Pops as they are known outside the US are a breakfast cereal that have been around for years and are one of the most well know about to be honest probably. If you think of Rice Krispies then these are similar except they are covered in chocolate or substance imitating chocolate.
The cereal itself was first introduced in the US in 1958 and has been a firm favourite ever since across the globe. Kellogg's have tried to release many variations over the years on the same theme but for me none have been as successful or as good as the original brand.
You can purchase this cereal from pretty much anywhere and they come in varying size packs. For example, a 375g box will cost you around £2.50 in most places so it's not that cheap I guess compared to some cereals. I actually quite like the single portion packs you can buy or get as part of the mulit-packs in supermarkets.
So, they are chocolate coated puffs of rice and apart from the addictive taste as I love chocolate the also turn the milk chocolatey which when drunk is almost like a chocolate milkshake. The taste is great and they are not that bad for you either as each serving provides about 175 calories and 3g of fat so there are far worse things you could be eating let's face it.
Coco Pops are without doubt in my opinion one of the best and tastiest cereals around and if you've never tried them where you have you been?
Coco Pops are essentially Rice Krispies with added chocolate - which sounds pretty good. They normally sell in 600g boxes for about £2.50-£3 although Tesco is currently selling this size of box on offer for around £1.80 which is pretty good value for money! Cost-wise they are about the same price, perhaps a little more expensive than most Kelloggs cereals and quite a bit more expensive than most shop-brand cereals - although in my opinion the taste is superior to most shop-brand versions.
The main appeal with Coco Pops is that they're very tasty, the chocolate taste is very strong and the turn the milk chocolate afterwards which is nice. However, when I went off sugary food for a while and later tried these I found them too strong - the taste of sugar was just overpowering so if you haven't got a (very) sweet tooth you may not enjoy these. Since they're so tasty I found them to be something I would eat at any time of day as a snack.
Nutritionally they're certainly not the best - since they're mostly sugar and therefore lacking in fibre I found they did not fill me up anywhere near as much as a bowl of porridge or ready brek did. And because they were tasty they were somewhat addictive and I would end up eating several bowls. Calorie-wise they are quite reasonable, about 110 per bowl, and they're realitively low in fat. However the main problem is sugar - any cereal with more than 11g of sugar per 100g is classed as 'high in sugar' and cocopops have 35g of sugar per 100g.
I was also once told that the amount of sugar in a bowl of Coco Pops is equivilant to a Kit Kat - and most people wouldn't eat a kit kat for breakfast! However, they also have added calcium and vitamins which balances things out a little.
Overall I think they are not filling enough and far too unhealthy for a breakfast cereal - I found a better solution was to eat them as a snack in place of chocolate biscuits - they're just as a tasty and you get the added vitamins into the bargain!
I used to love Coco Pops as a child (yes, it was the chocolate milkshake appeal factor) so I had high hopes they would be as good as I remembered them to be when I revisited this product as an adult..
The first thing I noticed about this cereal is the colour of the milk- I used skimmed milk and as soon as I had poured the milk onto the cereal, the milk was chocolate milkshake brown. I thought the milk would only go brown as I finished eating the product, so the instantaneous chocolate milkshake was a nice surprise.
Coco Pops for anyone who is not familiar with them- are Rice Crispies coated in a sort of cocoa that gives the cereal both a chocolatey taste and does indeed "turn the milk chocolatey" as the adverts proclaim.
When you eat Coco Pops, at first the cereal is crunchy small cereal pelletts in nice cold milk with a good dose of chocolate flavour. The main drawback with this cereal is the cereal goes soggy within 4 minutes of you pouring the milk onto it. This means, unless you particularly enjoy soggy cereal, you have to literally eat this at the speed of light, or as fast as you can shovel it into your mouth.
Seeing as I could not help myself but to asociate Coco Pops with being in a rush and trying to eat them before they went soggy, after this box is gone, I will not be buying these again for a while- for now I am quite satisfied with reminiscing about Coco Pops whenever anyone mentions cereals of the 1980s/ 1990s!
Per 30g serving INCLUDING 125ml Semi Skimmed milk:
175 calories, 31g carbohydrates (of which 16g sugar), 3g fat (of which 2g saturates), 0.6g fibre.
Per 100g of just the Coco Pops:
387 calories, 85g carbohydrates (of which 34g sugar), 3g fat (1.5g saturates), 2g fibre.
I thought all cereals contained more fibre- I was wrong! If you are watching your weight you can eat this with skimmed milk as that will reduce the fat content per bowl. I find as the cereal is strongly flavoured, you can have it with skimmed milk and it will not make the whole eating experience tasteless. The taste is not the issue- it is the texture of the cereal and the whole soggy factor,
Overall- everyone should know what Coco Pops are. I do like how the cereal makes the milk into a milkshake and can see how this could encourage children to drink more milk so you should not have any problems with milk left in the bowl after the cereal has gone.
I think this cereal is overpriced is it is £2.20 for a medium sized 375g boxbut could be more if you shop in a small express store for example. I would expect to pay around £1.50 for a box of Coco Pops and £2 for the 50g boxes, but I guess as cereals are so popular Kelloggs do bump up the price a bit.