Product Type: Kellogg's Breakfast
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Kellogg's Coco Pops
Member Name: norton501
Kellogg's Coco Pops
Date: 12/05/10, updated on 02/01/13 (72 review reads)
Disadvantages: Soggy Cereal in just a few minutes...
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.
Summary: Good if you are in a hurry
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