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I am currently trying to lose weight, and have been having Special K clusters for over 2 weeks now. I find them really yummy! I usually expect low fat cereals to be plain and boring, but these are gorgeous. I even have a few of the clusters sprinkled in my yogurt! - can eat them on their own too! Really morish! - love getting lumps of honey in them!The only downsides I find with them is - they are very hard and crunchy, so I tend to have small spoonfuls of it at a time, til the milk softens them! They are also expensive when not on offer =\
Determined to shift the excess weight put on over the Christmas period, I have been trying to eat more healthily and exercise more regularly. When I am on a health kick I do sometimes eat special K cereals although I don't generally find them as appetising as their full fat counterparts but I do find them palatable enough.
I saw this New variety on offer in Tesco (2 packs for £4.00) - they retail per 375g box at £2.99 so I thought I would save a couple of quid and put two in my trolley.
I have just given them a go for my breakfast and have to say I am hugely disappointed with this new product.
First the basics. This is a multi-grain cereal with rice, whole wheat, whole barley and oat, wheat and maize flour (so gets a tick for that) and comes in small sized clusters with honey pieces - sounds good.
On opening the packet and having a sniff, there really isn't much of a smell at all so I can't say that these smelt appetising at all but I was still feeling positive about my healthy choice. I added my skimmed milk and sat down to give them a go.
From the first spoonful I knew these weren't for me. Yes the clusters are very crunchy but not in a good way! As they slowly disintegrated in my mouth it felt a bit like I was eating budgy or rabbit food or even sawdust and to swallow them was a bit of an effort. There was no flavour to speak of at first although admittedly on ocassion I would get a small chewy honey piece that gave a hint of sweetness but also got stuck in my teeth and did not leave a very nice honey aftertaste so I don't think the nicest quality honey has been used to form the pieices that are in my opinion used quite sparingly throughout the clusters, although not necessarily a bad thing!
Yes I want to lose weight but not completely at the cost of taste. I rather regretted my two for one offer because it really did take all my willpower to eat the whole bowl and in my opinion if you feel the need to force something down that is definitely a no no!!!
This new variety also comes in strawberry clusters so whether they fare any better I don't know but I couldn't recommend this cereal at all!
A 45g serving contains 175 calories, 11g sugar, 1.5g fat (0.3g saturates) and 0.27g salt.
Yes this is good for a caloried controlled diet but I would rather eat a full fat counterpart and do an extra 30 mins on the treadmill than subject myself to this!!
Thanks for reading x
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