Product Type: Kellogg's Breakfast
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You really can't fake those... Kelloggs Corn Flakes
Kellogg's Corn Flakes
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Kellogg's Corn Flakes
Advantages: Crunchy, crispy, delicate toasted flavour, healthy, nice packaging, versatile
Disadvantages: Can be expensive, slightly less filling than bulkier cereals
I have long been a fan of Kelloggs Corn Flakes, but it is only in these times of financial "crunch" that we (and many other families we know" have been comparing them with cheaper alternatives. So, how do the Kelloggs ones weigh up to their often cheaper competition?
The packaging, branding and advertising of the Kelloggs ones are all very appealing - out of the array of cereal boxes in my cupboard, this one looks fresh, modern yet classic, and GOOD QUALITY. As for the product, the simple idea of the corn flakes is exactly what they say in the name - flakes of corn. They also have the promise of being enriched with vitamins, which makes me feel good about feeding them to my family. They are not sweet if you compare them to frosted versions, or chocolatey cereals, but you can add sweetness, or even fruit, to taste as required which gives a larger versatility and healthiness than sweeter cereals do.
I usually have a full large bowl of these corn flakes, as they are less filling than some bulkier cereals, but the taste is excellent. They are golden in colour, and when milk is added they retain their crunch for several minutes allowing you to savour the crispness. After 5-10 mins they get very soggy (the way my daughter likes them!) and disntegrate into the milk somewhat. The flavour is toasted somehow - there is a depth of flavour and no cardboardiness that some cereals have.
Cornflakes are also very versatile - you can bake cakes by mixing them with chocolate and golden syrup, eat them without milk (as a baby finger food, for example), and they are yummy with fruit yoghurt stirred into them or with hot milk (although the latter makes them instantly soggy). I have tried countless cheaoer versions, but the flavour and texture of alternatives are usually far inferior.
Overall, these are a classic, yummy and versatile cereal, as well as being a breakfast institution!!! Enjoy!
Summary: A classic breakfast cereal that has excellent quality, delicate corn flavour & great crispiness!