Product Type: Kellogg's Breakfast
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Kellogg's Coco Pops
Member Name: star3683
Kellogg's Coco Pops
Advantages: tasty, chocolaty, added vitamins, crunchy
Disadvantages: can be 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.
Summary: One of my favourite cereals from kelloggs