Product Type: Kellogg's Breakfast
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Are You A Crunchy Nut???
Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Cornflakes
Member Name: herby30
Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Cornflakes
Date: 11/12/03, updated on 14/01/04 (252 review reads)
Advantages: Tasty, Healthy, Low In Fat
Then I made a conscious decision to eat a bit healthier which of course included eating breakfast in the morning, so I did go through a variety of different cereals for a while but the one I seem to keep coming back to is Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cereal.
Now we’ve all seen the adverts and people that eat Crunchy Nut are portrayed to be driven so mental by the deeelish flava, that they will do anything to get some. I think they taste good but not that good, this has been exaggerated somewhat, obviously an advertising ploy!
Let me tell you a bit about them:
First of all the box describes the contents as 'Golden flakes of corn with brown sugar, peanuts and honey' – And yes I am pleased to say that statement is quite accurate, they are in fact medium sized (15mm x 10mm approx) flakes, very cleverly coated with honey and sugar and covered with finely chopped peanuts, although to spot the peanuts on these deep, golden coloured flakes you would have to look closely.
When you open the box at first they do smell slightly sweet, just nice not overpowering at all.
At first glance the do look remarkably like Corn Flakes but slightly darker and it’s obvious they have been glazed with something. It leaves the look of somewhere between corn flakes and frosties, the texture of each flake is rough and uneven.
Well do they taste naff??
So I’ve got my bowl out and I’ve poured some into my bowl from the sealed wrapper within cardboard box and covered with freezing cold skimmed UHT milk, I get my spoon and dig in.
They are crunchy and very tasty, slightly sweet honey taste, not soggy thoug
h like you would expect, it’s as if they have been freeze dried to seal the flavour and freshness of the honey and corn together. To sum up, bl**dy deeeelish!
They even have the Royal seal of approval for pity’s sake!
Word of warning here though, do not drench in milk and leave for any length of time, my advice would be dig in straight away, never mind the idle chit chat, why you ask, well quite simply they will become soggy and lose their appeal, so be it on your own heads and don’t say I never warned you!
How do I spot them in the Supermarket then Heather??
Well you will find them in the cereal section of most supermarkets, probably beside the corn flakes. You will recognise them by looking out for a golden coloured box with large black print shouting CRUNCHY NUT at you and yet still managing to entice us with the image of a very fresh and ready to eat bowl of crunchy nuts yelling...Come and Get Me!
And of course it wouldn’t be cereal without the very distinctive red Kellogg’s logo.
Down each side of the box is the place to find important information, such as – ingredients, nutritional info, and guarantee along with, of course the manufacturer information.
Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut is available is 2 different sized boxes, the smaller of the 2 comes in a 500g cardboard box and will cost approx £1.85 and the larger size comes in a 750g cardboard box and will set you back around £2.69 from most grocery stores, supermarkets etc.
And some of you will also be pleased to know that over 90% of all Kellogg’s packaging is made from recycled materials, which in turn can be recycled themselves!
They must be bad for you if they taste good then??
No, in fact Kellogg’s claim them to be good for you, they say that one little 30g serving will give you at least 50% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of folic acid; 25% RDA of vitami
iamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B12, and 17% RDA of the mineral iron.
Some of the benefits of eating these tasty flakes (Kellogg’s claim) are as follows:
Help to Maintain a Healthy Heart – becuase they are low in saturated fat, this can reduce blood cholesterol, which can help to keep your heart healthy.
Helps to Maintain your Concentration – Your brain needs energy to help you concentrate, that's those of us who can still function correctly lol! and because of the level of B vitamins and iron, this helps to keep your concentration as it should be.
And apprantly it give us Physical Energy – All our bodies need energy to help us to gain peak performances (enough at the back pleeeease) and because these are high in carbohydrates giving us a good source of B vitamins and iron, they help to maintain our bodies energy needs.
One 30g serving (along with 125ml semi-skimmed milk) would provide you with the following:
Carbohydrates 31.0g, of which sugars 17.0g, of which starch 14.0g
Fat 3.0g, of which saturates 1.5g
To give you some idea of how it compares to other cereal’s for 100g – the average fat content is 3.5g, and Fruit & Fibre contains 4.8g per 100g, so to weigh up, I think Crunchy Nut tastes better and is better for you!
So Heather, will you be buying these again??
YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, in case you haven’t been paying attention I just happen to luv them and I really hope Kellogg’s don’t go and change their perfect recipe as they have been known to do in the past!
Although in the event of a complaint please be sure to contact the correct people:
Kellogg’s Consumer Services Department
PO Box 356
Any queries or comments:
or phone (UK) 0800 626066 or (R
OI) 1800 6
26066 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday
Thanks for reading and I look forward to your comments, take care Heather:)