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I have been enjoying a much healthier diet recently so I have been looking for some breakfast cereals that contain all the goodness that I need but yet still have a nice sweet taste to give me something enjoyable in the mornings. While these may look totally loaded with sugar they fit the bill very well with a bowl actually containing less sugar than the likes of crunchy nut cornflakes. Frosted Wheats are little blocks of shredded wholewheat which then have a small layer of sugar over the top of them. Initially when I looked at one I was pleased with the size of them as one is a nice mouthful without being too large for your spoon. The sugar dusting looks a little bit artificial to me and this does contain real sugar as well as sorbitol. The Wheats are lovely and crunchy and chewy at first but I usually soak mine in milk and then wait a couple of minutes before they turn lovely and soft. These wheats do not turn soggy unless you leave them for around twenty minutes so it's fine to make them a little bit soft and then slowly savour the bowlful. I like to have a nice filling breakfast and I have been finding that these are enough to keep me full for around four hours until I have a snack on my tea break. The sugar on the wheats is a yummy addition that gives the whole bowlful a little lift and makes what could be a boring breakfast a lot more interesting. There are lots of essential vitamins & minerals contained within this cereal and I find that the wholewheat is fantastic for keeping me fuller for longer than other cereals and because this cereal is made by Kelloggs I know it's a cereal that I can trust to be good value. I find that a 40g serving of this cereal is plenty and you get quite a few mouthfuls for this. Each serving (with 125ml semi skimmed milk) contains 197 calories, 8g protein, 35g carbohydrates (of which 13g sugars), 3g fat (of which 1.5g saturates), 3.5g fibre and 0.15g of salt. Obviously this cereal does contain quite a lot of sugar but I have found that I can comfortably include a bowl of this as part of my healthy diet a couple of times a week. I look at this cereal as a nice change from the usual bran flakes or cornflakes that I have been eating easily. These are not as high in sugar as some other cereals and I find this a lot filling than I find crunchy nut cornflakes or something similar. I usually find that I get a sugar spike with other cereals and end up ravenous just an hour or two later but this is not a problem with this, probably because of the addition of wholewheat. I quite like the taste of this cereal too as while it's a little bit boring the addition of the sugar gives it a nice kick and brings an extra flavour to the milk as well. I would firmly recommend this if you are looking for something a little different for breakfast times. A 500g box is available for around £2.40 (Sainsburys seems to be the cheapest at the moment) and while this is pricey compared to some of the other cereals available it still works out at around 20p per bowl before adding milk which seems quite reasonable to me.
Introduction This week on the shopping trip, we fancied somehting a bit different to the normal Frosted Shreddies and these caught my eye. We tend to buy Kelloggs, not because we are snobs but because thats what we have!!! If you don't know Kelloggs, they are a vey famous cereal company and they make an excellent start to a busy day. Packing As most cereals, Frosted Wheat come in a cardboad box but the actual cereal is in a plastic bag inside this. There are 12 servings inside this but it depends how much you eat! On the front is the logo and a red and yellow theme (as above). On the back there is some information on to schemes that Kelloggs are offering. One is Eat Well a breakfast club and the other is Move More which is a swimming club. On the right hand side there is nutritional information. Last of all on the left hand side there is another product advertisement. The Product These are wholegrain frosted wheats. They are basically shredded wholewheat with a sugar topping. Per serving there is 197 kcal, 35g of carbohydrates and 3g of fat. You can buy these in supermarkets for aroung £2.00. Opinion I think these are a great alternative to some other cerals. They are not too sugary, they taste good, they are not too bad for you and they are made by the famous KELLOGGS!! I would rate these 5/5!!
I love cereals and have recently again been trying various different ones. One of the cereals I've sampled is Kelloggs frosed Wheats. They are made by Kelloggs which are a well known brand. Therefore they can be found in all supermarkets including Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's. They can often be found in smaller shops too and little newsagents. Often they are served up at hotels and bed and breakfasts but I've only come across this once and they were in their own little box which came from a multi pack. They can be found in the cereal aisle alongside the other Kelloggs cereals. These particular ones were right next to the bite size shredded wheat. They come in one sized box only and this weighs 500g. This is pretty average for a cereal box and Is the same as most others on the shelf. The price varies slightly from supermarket to supermarket. Currently you will be able to buy it for £2.44 in Tesco! The price will be roughly the same in all supermarkets, give or take a few pence. Often there are offers on with the cereal but there are sadly none on at the moment. The box is really quite attractive. it is a nice bright red colour and it is quite bright so it stands out on the shelves pretty well. The back of the packet gives all nutritional and ingredients information. This is set out well and is easy to read. There is often a competition on the back too or a promotion. on the front there is all of the usual information containing product description and the brand name and product name. There is also a delicious looking picture of the products inside. The stunning image is of the delicious looking pieces of shredded wheat! They do look a bit odd though with an unusual "snowy" coating on them! Inside the box, the cereal comes in a see through bag which is the same as most cereal bags. Nothing too special there! The bag is easy to open and the shredded wheat bite size can be tipped out very easily. Often at the bottom of the packet there are lots of crumbs but this for me is fab! There is a really sweet smell to them. Its not subtle at all but in fact its very strong! They are very tempting though. Pouring them in to the bowl, the milk pours over easily. It does soak in but not totally. This isn't good for me as I prefer mushed up cereal when it comes in this form. I always end up pouring even more milk over before mashing them down. Spooning some into my mouth the first thing I get is the texture. Even once they have been mashed to a pulp there is a crispiness to them. They do taste very like the normal shredded wheat, very lovely and wheat like with a gorgeous sweetness to them. They have an unusual coating on them though which is the "frosted" part of the cereal. The frosting is really sweet and sugary but really quite nice too. I popped one in my mouth straight from the packet and it was delicious and crunchy and really quite enjoyable. The milk at the bottom of the bowl when I had finished had turned gorgeous and sweet and I loved drinking it all with a straw. Overall the taste of this cereal was gorgeous and was very filling. A recommended portion size is 40g with 125 ml of semi skimmed milk which will give you 197calories and 3g of fat. This isn't too bad however I reckon I had about 200ml of milk and 50g cereal which bumps the calorie content etc up quite a bit!
I'm always looking for something a little different for breakfast, ideally something both myself and my granddaughters' will enjoy to save me having to have a cupboard full of different cereals for each of us at the weekend. I hadn't seen Kelloggs Frosted Wheats before, although I believe they have been available for some time now, but knew from the box that this cereal would be something we would all like - me because the cereal itself looks similar to the lovely Shredded Wheat, and the girls' because it's coated in a delicious looking sugar frosting. The cereal itself looks like the Mini Shredded Wheat you can buy and indeed tastes the same too. It's a very wheaty tasting cereal as you'd expect and before adding the milk it has a rather bland flavour, I was a little disappointed by this at first because I hadn't realised what a big difference the addition of the milk would make. The Frosted Wheats stay crunchy for a while in the milk but the bottom ones will soften nicely as they soak the liquid up. As they soften the sweetness of the sugar frosting is released and this adds a lovely depth of flavour to the cereal, at no point do they become too sweet and once again Kelloggs have gotten the balance just right. I think the combination of the wheat cereal and the sugar is wonderful, I had wondered if the frosting would dissolve away from the pillows of wheat a little but this doesn't happen and it simply goes softer which is a lovely change in texture from the crunchy cereal. Of course, you don't need to add sugar to this cereal as it's plenty sweet enough. My ten year old granddaughter added a spoon of sugar to hers on Sunday morning and then spent the duration of breakfast time complaining that it was too sweet, personally I had no sympathy for her as she's old enough now to realise that sugary cereals don't need any extra sugar. She is learning, although last week I caught her trying to sneak a completely unnecessary spoon of sugar onto a bowl of one of the new Cocoa Pops cereals which just made them taste even more revolting than they usually do! My only gripe about these Frosted Wheats is the fact that they are nowhere near as filling as Shredded Wheat. As I am dieting it's important for me to have a filling breakfast which will help me avoid snacking before lunch, unfortunately I was hungry again within a couple of hours of eating and had to use up more of my daily calorie allowance on a slice of toast. This was a disappointment as I know from experience that the Mini Shredded Wheat I sometimes buy will keep me full for hours and really I had been expecting the same from these as surely the basic recipe must be much the same to get such a similar taste and texture. A 40g serving of Frosted Wheats with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk contains 197 calories and 3g of fat, which isn't too bad although I personally feel the fat content is a little higher than I would expect from a cereal of this kind. It's worth it now and again though for a tasty breakfast cereal such as this, although this really will be a treat as I can't see me eating it too often due to the fact that there are equally delicious cereals on the market which will satisfy my hunger better.
I bought these earlier ths week as part of a mini cerial pick and mix offer in Morrisons. 5 mini cerials for £1.50. I had never tryed these before s thought id give them a go. The packaging is mainly red with the 'Kelloggs' logo at the top, the weight of the product weight was there also (45g). 'Frosted Wheats' is clearly labelled on the front of the box in red funky writing with a yellow banner behind it. This really suits the presentation of the box. Below this, there is a photo of what the frosted wheats look like. This is a very accurate picture. For those that are unsure of what these are, or not sure if you'd like them, they are basicalyljust mini shredded wheats with sugar on the top of them. The amount you get of them in a mini pack is quite reasonable and they filled me up very well. Although covered in quite a bit of sugar, these are quite good for you, and per mini pack/portion the calories are less than 170, so is the perfect start in the morning, especially for children! I liked the taste of these, I also like that I didnt have to add sugar too them as it was already provided for me. They tasted just like shredded wheat, just sweeter. The perfect way to feed yourself or children some wholewheat :)
This used to be sold under the name of Toppas back in the 80s and early 90s but was taken off the shelves and then re-branded and produced under the name of Frosted Wheats to fall into line with the rest of the world. I was intitially under the impression that this ceral was made by the same company that makes Shredded Wheat but in fact that is made by Nestle and surprisingly Kelloggs doesn't actually have a plain wheat cereal. They do have one other variety of this called Raisin Wheats but I am still surprised that they don't have their own version of Shredded Wheat, mini-sized or not. The box itself is bright red so I can always spot it pretty quickly if in a hurry at the supermarket and has a yellow banner with the words frosted wheats on. One portion provided 138 calories and 7g sugar which isn't surpising given the nature of the product. On the back there is just lots of information about the healthy nature of the product and what benefits it will provide to your health. The cereal itself is just little wheat parcels which are conveniently sized so you can eat them in one mouthful and on the top is the bright white sugar topping. To me it looks like powdery snow but I guess to Kelloggs it looks like frost. The wheat itself is quite tasty and very filling and wholesome. It is of course quite sweet and certainly moreish. However, importantly I don't find it to be sickly which is important to me because though I have a very sweet tooth I don't liike to feel that I am eating a sweet for breakfast. However the big downsize of this product is the fact that it a packet does not last long. Mabye it's because there's a lot of air in the prodcut or maybe it's that they're so yummy but they get eaten very quickly. This lasted four and a half bowlfuls. I wish they would do a 1kg box. Apparently elsewhere in the world they also do other varieties with toppings such as strawberry, sugar, cinammon and blueberry so I'd be interested to try these were they to make their way over here. These are availble in most supermarkets but they're not as common as some of Kelloggs' others brands. These cost more than the average cereal, about £2.50 I think for the 500g.
Ok so for starters these are just wheat parcels, and they are covered in sugar. The thing is once they are covered in milk and put into your mouth they transform from rather cardboardy looking parcels to a taste sensation, the sugary coating helps the wheaty parcels work. I cannot explain what or why this happens it just does. I happen to like them dispite myself. Too healthy by god! Reducing the risk in Cancers to a point and helps heart conditions too has also many vitamin b elements and vitamin e elements loads of wholegrain goodies too. Kellogs make a vast range of these products including raisin wheats and apricot wheats, I have even found chocolate wheats, honey loops and fruit and fibre. I first was introduced to them by my Mother in Law and haven't looked back since although I prefer the small plain version of these I also like these sugar coated ones too. I tried also the Apricot wheats but these are now hard to come by as I think they were a limited edition which really did not take too well. Always reverting back to the sugar coated variety.
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