Product Type: Kellogg's Breakfast
Newest Review: ... while still feeling quite healthy. They come in an attractive purple 500g box which is quite small, and the cereal is also quite heavy so ... more
All Wheat For Some
Kellogg's Raisin Wheats
Member Name: topsyturvy
Kellogg's Raisin Wheats
Advantages: taste ok, get boring after a while
Disadvantages: use a lot of milk
I am someone who tries to eat a healthy balanced diet but sometimes I really don't have time for breakfast, even though it is meant to be the most important meal of the day. If I have a long day ahead of me though, the first thing I will do is try to have cereal as I do enjoy it if I find one I like. My only bad point is that I have a craving for cereal and then I get bored after a few bowls and want to change my cereal. I had Sugar Puffs, but then I got sick of them so I looked on the shelf and noticed a childhood favourite of mine which is now not as expensive as it used to be so I decided to buy it. I'm so sure back a few years ago these used to be called Raisin Splitz but I haven't had them in years and now they are called Raisin Wheats.
The history of the company is it started in February 1906 when William Kellogg filed the papers making the company official. Cornflakes were discovered around 1876 and Kellogg's are now one of the most successful companies in the world.
The cereal packaging is quite nice and stands out on the shelf. The main eye catching thing is the bright yellow band which the text is on and on it is the purple text 'Raisin Wheats', Purple being my favourite colour I do like the box as I feel it is bright and the image of the cereal in the bottom right colours attracts attention. On the back a lot of information is given about keeping active and having a healthy lifestyle. It also has hints and tips by Philippa Forrester who must be their spokesperson.
On the nutritional information, a typical bowl with milk is 189 calories which is actually not bad considering the daily amount is 2000. The actual cereal itself is kept in the box in a plastic bag to keep it sealed and fresh. The cereal is like little rectangles of wheat almost like Shredded Wheat but inside is a raisin filling which is unusual.
The actual cereal, I don't think you get as much cereal with this as you do with smaller cereals like Coco Pops or Rice Krispies but they are heavier and it is a 500g box. The cereal absorbs the milk but I prefer to leave them in the milk for a few minutes so they are softer, otherwise they just taste really dry. So they don't really smell apart from of wheat but they taste really good and the raisin makes them nice because I don't like wheat cereals on their own as they are too plain.
Taking a spoonful of the cereal it tastes nice, chewing the wheat all goes and then the raisin taste mixes to give a very nice taste. You can taste the fruitiness but it is chewy in a good way not dry at all. The cereal being heavy is a lot more filling than others but this is good as I feel a normal sized bowl can keep me going right until lunch whereas other cereals don't always satisfy my hunger and still make me hungry later.
The box is easy to open and can be kept closed to keep the cereal fresh. This cereal is very nice and I did love it when I was younger. However, now having it again older it isn't as good as it used to be and I feel like it gets a bit bland once you have had it most days for a few weeks.
The cereal can be bought in all good supermarkets in the cereal aisle. I went for the 150g box and I bought mine at Asda where it only cost me £1.50. I thought this was really good for Kellogg's as a lot of their classics such as Coco Pops are now really expensive and it put me off buying it. Raisin Wheats are not too pricey but the box empties quicker than most and I found in 2 weeks my box was finished and that wasn't having cereal every day.
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