Product Type: Kellogg's Breakfast
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Diet Breakfasts Can Taste Great
Kellogg's Special K Red Berries
Member Name: Tolteca
Kellogg's Special K Red Berries
Date: 22/01/13, updated on 16/07/13 (71 review reads)
Advantages: Tasty breakfast cereal which helps me lose weight
Disadvantages: The usual price is expensive.
I have been not only been trying to take off the usual post-Christmas extra couple of pounds but also dealing with the extra quarter of a stone that two courses of steroids in three weeks put on me. The steroids did keep me going despite chest infections from hell on top of the already existing asthma but I could have done without the blowing me up. As I am still not well despite all medical science and Boots could provide, I still have almost no appetitite - which at least did lesson the steroid weight damage - and have almost no working sense of smell due to the bugs moving into my sinuses.
As a result, I have had to look for a breakfast which actually made me want to eat it so I could keep myself going as I recover, would not knock the stuffing out of a throat raw from coughing hard for weeks, and which would help take the added weight back off.
Thanks to a very generous promotion before Christmas, I had a box of Special K Red Berries in the kitchen stock cupboard. I had finally and mercifully finished the worst museli in the world - reviewed earlier - and as I had absolutely no energy to do a big shop for my preferred brand of museli. It turned out to be a good call and a very tasty one.
I do like the occasional bowl of cornflakes but do find them just a bit too sweet and bland.
Special K flakes are made of both rice and wheat, which seems to give them a slightly toasted flavour which tastes good when drenched in cold milk and which helps them keep their crunch nicely. They also seem to stick less to the teeth than the usual brand of cornflakes, though they still do to a significant extent.
But what really makes this cereal stand out from the competition is the Red Berries. These are large chunks of raspeberry, strawberry and cherries. The tartness of the raspberries really make the breakfast 'pop' tastewise as they balance out the sweetness of the flakes and the strawberries. The cherries help balance out the tartness of the raspberries and the sweetness of the strawberries. The large chunks of fruit really come back to life in a bowl of cold milk and not only taste great but even my disfunctional sense of smell can enjoy them, which adds to the enjoyment of breakfast.
This would be and is an enjoyable bowl of breakfast on its own flavour merits.
But the bonus feature is the low amount of calories that all this great taste costs. A 30g serving will cost 114kcal and is only 0.5g of fat. Obviously if you have full fat milk with it, these numbers will go up. I enjoy mine with my trusty semi-skimmed for the cost of 173kcal and feel no lack - other than the increasing loosenss of my jeans.
I am sure that the fevers and lack of appetitite I have had over recent weeks have helped in the losing of that weight, but I am also sure that eating this cereal for breakfast has also helped and for getting that steroid and Christmas weight gain back off, I am grateful.
My original pack 0f 320g was a freebie. The usual price is rather pricey but Sainsbury's have them on offer at the moment for £1.00, which is such good value that I have stocked up in the knowledge that I will have great tasting breakfast and the prospect of getting into my lower sized jeans for months to come..
Summary: A good time to try a great tasting breakfast which will help you lose weight.
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