Product Type: Kellogg's Breakfast
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The cereal is coming home to roost!!
Kellogg's Corn Flakes
Member Name: stebiz
Kellogg's Corn Flakes
Advantages: Not a lot
Disadvantages: Lots of sugar, fat and salt
There can't be many out there who have never tasted or heard of Kelloggs corn flakes. The product has been mass marketed since 1906, so if you've never seen them as you have been walking around the shops, you really haven't been looking at the shelves:-)
There are now many different kinds of imitations of corn flakes but as the advert goes 'if it ain't got Kelloggs on the box, it ain't got Kelloggs in the box'. So for the purpose of this review we are talking about a box of cereal with Kelloggs splattered all over the front, and a huge picture of a green rooster named Cornelius (Corny) Rooster along with a bowl of cornies.
Kelloggs have these cornflakes in many different sizes. There is the 250g, 500g, 750g and 1kg. Obviously the prices vary. For the smaller one expect to pay about £1.40 and for the largest £3.00. The others are somewhere in between.
So what do they taste and look like. Well the corn flakes are just that. Irregular flakes of corn, which have had sugar added. They are very crunchy and are meant to be eaten with milk.
Whenever I eat them, I don't add too much milk, because I would prefer them to stay crunchy. I also make sure my milk is nice and cold. If you add too much milk or allow them to stand for too long the cereal turns soggy.
I don't eat them often now because I don't feel they are healthy, and they are too sweet. I also find them extremely boring. With other breakfasts at least you get different bits of fruit/cereal to try, these are just all the same. I am told that per 30g serving and 125ml on Semi Skimmed Milk, I have eaten 9.0g of sugar and 0.7g of salt. Add to this another 2.5g of fat, and you might see what I mean. There are also 171 calories in this measure.
There are also other cereal, very similar to cornflakes, which are a lot cheaper, however I don't tend to buy them often either. The children don't like them, without adding sugar (which I won't allow) and they often stay in the cupboard for too long.
So I'm sorry Kelloggs, this cereal is going to get a thumbs down from me. 2 dooyoo stars - just because I think the cereal is always fresh, and I like the rooster. Not Recommended!!
Summary: Not the healthiest of breakfasts!!