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Kelloggs Crunchy Nut Clusters Milk Chocolate Curls

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      21.12.2010 12:23
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      A tasty, sweet cereal possibly better as an occasional treat.

      I used to love crunchy nut cornflakes and would quite happily eat them everyday for breakfast until, during a fitness & healthy eating spell (complete with a personal trainer at the gym) I was banned from eating these (by said trainer) because of the amount of sugar they contained.

      Alas, times have changed, my husband and I are still jobless, the trainer has been dispensed with long ago and food is once again a comfort to me - aah the good old days are back! I was therefore very keen to try out the Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Clusters range. I have had the ones with Honey & Nut (delicious); I have had the Nuts & Caramel bites (overly sweet) and reviewed them both and now I am onto the one containing chocolate: Milk Chocolate Curls!!

      The basis to this cereal is pretty healthy as it contains multigrains, namely rolled oats, Maize and Wheat. These wholegrains together with peanuts are held together by honey as well as other sticky ingredients, hence the clusters. However, it appears to me that those funloving staff at my local Tesco's have been playing catch with the cereal boxes again after the store closes as all the cluster ranges I have purchased so far have nice sized clusters in the top half of the packet but these soon give way to rubble in the bottom half. Although this 'rubble' still tastes nice, it is the allure of the clusters and their ability to retain their crunchiness easily once partnered with milk that I particularly favour. The rubble does not do this as well and frankly is not what I paid for.

      However, the fact that the rubble (in this case) is interspersed with lots and lots of delicous milk curls (completely separate from the clusters themselves) makes me almost forgive this...

      I purchased a 500g box from Tescos for £2.69. Despite the 'rubble' issue, I do find this cereal appealing especially as I have a rather sweet tooth. Those who don't might find this overly sweet, sweeter than the original crunchy nut cornflakes. The addition of chocolate is not new in cereals but the delicacy of the curls does add a certain something and gives a nice contrast to the crunchiness of the clusters and they do hold their shape once in the milk and don't melt (unless of course you were to add hot milk)!

      One 40g serving contains 183 caloires, 12g sugar, 7g fat (2.5 of which is saturates) and 0.4g of salt.

      Although this does seem quite high in sugar this equates to only 14% of your recommended daily allowance so if balanced by a fairly good diet, I see no reason why these could not be eaten on a daily basis if so desired. To minimise the calories I eat these with skimmed milk.

      All in all a tasty cereal that sweet toothed people in particular will love! I have taken one star off because of the 'rubble' issue!

      Thanks for reading. x
      also on ciao under ryanellaxx

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      12.05.2010 23:22
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      not that nice, way to pricey, but the pictures nice

      I'm not a person who sticks to one cereal (if I have cereal) it depends on what mood I'm in and what I fancy that morning, I have a range of cereals Alpen, Frosties, Sugar Puffs and Special K and on this one particular day I wanted to have something different and nothing in my cupboard was reaching out to me so I took a trip to my Sainsbury's and saw that Crunchy Nut Clusters (500g) were on an offer for £1.50 from £2.58.

      When I got back home I took the cereal out of the bag.
      On the front of the box there's a red strip at the top, a dark yellow thicker strip under that with "Kellogg's Crunchy Nut" inside it in black, under that is another red strip with the writing in white "Clusters", under that to the left hand corner is a bowl of the cereal and to the side of the bowl is a piece of chocolate representing the "milk chocolate Curls", and in the top right hand corner is
      Adults Guideline Daily Amount

      Each 45g serving contains
      Calories 212
      Sugars 13g
      Fat 9g
      Saturates 2.5g
      Salt 0.4g

      The Nutrition Information:
      Per 100g:

      Protein:8g
      Carbohydrate:65g
      Of which sugars:29g
      Of which starch:36g
      Fat:19g
      Of which saturates:6g
      Fibre:4g
      Sodium:0.35
      Salt:0.9g

      Vitamins

      Thiamin B1:0.8mg
      Riboflavin B2:0.9mg
      Niacin:10.1
      Vitamin B6:1.1
      Folic acid:224
      Vitamin B12:0.56

      Minerals

      Iron:5.3mg


      When I opened the box I was a bit eager to open the box as the picture on the front looked delicious, but as I opened the inner bag the smell was actually quite mild, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt and poured myself a bowl and poured the milk and took my first bite.....and that's when I realised this really wasn't that good, the taste was mild, it wasn't as crunchy as it, looked it wasn't as sweet as I expected, an overall disappointment.

      So this is one of those products that proves that paying the money based on the packaging didn't pay off, but to be honest it's genrally a rule of thumb that if it looks great on the cover theres no way it can be that good in reality.
      and for it to be sold for £2.58 i think is way too much

      what do you think?

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        10.01.2010 15:36
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        A Delicious Bowl Of Cereal With Lots Of Yummy Sweet Clusters & Chocolate Curls.

        I love to have a nice bowl of cereal for the times in the evening when I just don't feel like evening and I need to eat something in order to take my medication. When I spotted a damaged box of this cereal reduced from £2.66 down to £1.79 I decided to give it a try as I've never had this cereal before and the only thing wrong with it was a slightly damaged cardboard box, the actual cereal was still sealed and well in date (many months infact).

        This cereal is provided in a cardboard box and everything about it is just what you would expect with a box of cereal. There is a picture of a bowl of cereal on the front as well as all the usual information on the packaging, there is a cellophane bag within the box which keeps the cereal nice and fresh and I usually just leave the cereal in the bag and ensure I scrunch it up afterwards and place back in the box to try and keep everything fresh. Cereal never lasts more than a week in my household anyway so it don't really matter much.

        This cereal is delicious clusters made up of multi-grain cereal, peanut & honey clusters and then there are lots of delicious milk chocolate curls. The clusters are lovely and crunchy and chunky and I usually smash these up a little bit with my spoon before eating them. There is usually a fair amount of chocolate curls and there are lots of delicious little bits in the bottom of the bag and I usually try and dig out a spoon or two of these each time to ensure I don't get left with one horrible bowl of crumbs at the end of the bag or just loads of dust. The cereal soaks up milk very well and does not go soggy and horrible at all, there is plenty of time to eat a whole bowl of this cereal without getting a single soggy mouthful as it takes ages for this cereal to soak up all the milk. The cereal is deliciously sweet and really the kind of cereal I would recommend as a snack after dinner rather than as a breakfast meal as it really is quite sweet and the chocolate may kick off your sweet tooth way too early in the day! The cereal is very enjoyable and the clusters are well held together and a lovely size indeed. This cereal is also yummy if eaten dry without milk (the clusters) but then you'll have lots of tiny bits and chocolate curls left to use up!

        Ingredients: Rolled Oats, Sugar, Milk Chocolate (15%) (Sugar, Dried Milk, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Dried Skimmed Milk, Emulsifier {Soya Lecithin}, Flavouring), Maize, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Peanuts (4%), Honey (3%), Invert Sugar Syrup, Dried Coconut, Salt, Barley Malt Flavouring, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Niacin, Iron, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12.

        Each 40g serving with 125ml of semi skimmed milk contains 241 calories, 8g protein, 33g carbohydrate (of which 19g sugars), 14g starch, 9g fat (of which 4g saturates), 1.5g fibre, 0.5g salt so providing you don't go mad on this cereal and stick to the recommend serving size (40g) then there is no reason that you can't enjoy a nice, sweet tasty bowl of cereal now and again.

        I would thoroughly recommend this cereal as it is tasty and delicious and while it does have a fairly high price tag with a 500g box costing £2.66 you get a lot more for your calories with a bowl of this with milk than you would a Mars bar!

        I am going to rate this cereal 4/5 and the only reason for knocking off a star is just the sheer amount of sugar in this product and I feel that there are a few too many chocolate curls and the cereal would not suffer at all if they removed some.

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          25.11.2009 15:06
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          Perfect at any time of day!

          I can be quite a fussy eater and this is definitely my cereal of choice! 'Crunchy multi-grain cereal, peanut & honey clusters with milk chocolate curls'.

          It comes in quite a small box (500g) and as it costs around £2.60 a box I think it is expensive! So it is a breakfast treat that I have when it is on offer. Tesco seem to reduce it to £2 fairly often.

          It is only by looking for the description on the box that I have realised it has peanuts in! You'd think that would be obvious what with it being called 'Crunchy NUT Clusters' but I never noticed! I don't like nuts unless they are covered in flavouring so I guess this is why I don't mind them in this cereal. They aren't very noticeable.

          There is a good amount of chocolate curls, but most of them seem to end up at the bottom of the box, so your last bowl of cereal is mostly chocolate curls and dust! But they add a really nice creamy sweet taste to the cereal.

          There has been an advert on recently advertising Crunchy Nut Clusters and I think it is quite misleading. The clusters don't look like that! They are quite small and most of the time end up crushed so you get lots of little bits. I actually prefer that they are slightly crushed as it means I don't have to do it!

          The box states that 500g is 12 servings of 40g. There's no way you'd get 12 bowls out of that box, unless you don't mind tiny servings. But I have big bowls of this and I reckon I get about 6 bowlfuls from it.

          A 40g serving contains 183 calories (9%), 12g sugar (14%), 7g fat (10%), 2.5g saturated fat (12%), and 0.4g salt (6%). I think these amounts are very high for the serving, so it's probably best not to eat it very often!

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            05.11.2009 18:21
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            Crunchy Nut Clusters

            I'm not normally a fan of cereal, even if I do eat cereal it tends to be on an evening rather than for breakfast. I was shopping in Tesco this afternoon and I saw that these were on offer - £2 for 500g rather than £2.60ish. I've seen them advertised on the television quite a lot lately and they do look appetising, so I decided to give them a go.

            PACKAGING

            The box they come in is very distinctive. Yellow and orange with the name on in large writing. It was very easy to spot on the shelf. Like all good cereals, there is an inner bag to keep the cereal fresh.

            CEREAL

            Upon opening the box, it seemed to be about two thirds full of cereal. The box does say that the contents are weighed and the cereal will settle in transit, but it seems to me they should just make the boxes smaller and therefore more environmentally friendly.

            The clusters are quite large, some big enough to need 2 bites rather than one! Naturally there are quite a lot of 'bits' that have broken off from the clusters and with this variety there are also chcolate curls.

            TASTE

            For my first bowl I put a generous amount of cereal in and added the milk. I'm not a fan of milk, so when having cereal I like to mix it round thoroughly so the milk takes on some of the sweetness of the cereal.

            For my first bite I made sure I had a mix of clusters and chocolate curls to get the full effect. I really liked it! The clusters have just the right amount of nuttyness and the chocolate curls give it that little bit of extra flavour.

            I also think they are really good to snack on by themselves. While I've been sitting writing this review I've been dipping my hand in the box and eating the clusters! They are a little on the dry side, but remind me of a cereal bar.

            NUTRITIONAL INFO

            Each 40g serving provides
            - 183 calories
            - 12g sugar
            - 7g fat of which
            - 2.5g are saturates
            - 0.4g salt

            SUMMARY

            If I'm being honest I won't be trying this variety again, I'll probably plump for the original version without the chocolate curls. I'm quite picky when it come to texture of foods and I wasn't overly keen on the chocolate curls. Although they tasted ok, the texture was just a bit too soft.

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              05.07.2009 21:15
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              Kelloggs Crunchy Nut Clusters with Milk Chocolate Curls are a bit of an expensive purchase at £2.68 for a small 500g box. Normally I think Kellogg's products justify this kind of price tag, but unfortunately I didn't think it was the case with this cereal.

              I chose it as my free box using a voucher from a recent promotion. Under normal circumstances I would have been a bit put off by the price tag, but having a coupon for a free box made me decide to take the plunge and try something a bit more special than our usual Cornflakes and Rice Krispies.

              My first impression of this cereal was very good. I looked in my bowl and saw generous amounts of clusters, cornflakes, honey drippings and chocolate shavings. I really thought I was going to be in for a treat here. My only reservation about my initial impression was that a few of the clusters came out in rather large chunks. Other than that, it looked like it was going to taste great.

              Sadly it didn't taste nearly half as nice as it looked. For some reason, there is a really strong salty taste to this cereal. I've checked the salt content and 0.5g per small bowl, I think that is a bit on the high side really for a breakfast cereal. Besides which, when I buy a product like this knowing it's not going to be overly healthy, I want to taste sugar not salt!

              On the plus side, most of the clusters are rather tasty here, and the chocolate shavings do give a nicer edge to the saltiness when you get a few on your spoon at a time. They're listed as milk chocolate on the side of the box, but as far as milk chocolates go, this is a little on the dark side. Personally I liked this, but I think it might put some people off.

              I won't buy this again, and it's not even because of the high price. When I want to splurge on a luxury cereal product, it's sugar I'm after! I think most people looking at a cereal like this, especially one with chocolate bits in it, will feel the same. You just don't expect a chocolate and honey cereal to have a heavy salt flavour to it.

              To make matters worse, a small bowl made up with semi-skimmed milk contains nearly 250 calories and 9g of fat. It doesn't even taste that nice, so no way is it worth it.

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                23.05.2009 17:43
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                Great new addition to the Kelloggs brand

                I recently got some crunchy nut clusters and am throughly impressed they have quickly moved up to being one of my favourite cereals.

                Crunchy nut cluster are made fromdecent sized clusters of oats wheat and corn which taste really good and the one thing that stood out for me is that they don't go soggy like other cereal, they stay fairly crisp.
                Not forgetting also included in the cereal are chocolate curls made from milk chocolate, they complement and add to the flavour of the cluster brilliantly and gives te cereal that something extra that it might get boring without.

                The one thing that i did find was the box was a bit small for my liking, they are only available in the small boxes and I could eaily get through a box in four or five servings, plus they are a great little snack dried.

                Unfortunately as they taste so could it inevitably means there not the healthiest thing in the world with each serving containing 9g of fat.

                Overall i think these are a great cereal to have on occasions personally i like to mix things up and have a bit of variety but these are definetly one of my favourites. They are great eatern with or without milk and certainly fillt hat empty whole with a long day ahead.

                The bonus thing about this pack is that I got them free with the offer that kelloggs are doing at the moment . You get a free pack if you buy three other promotional packs all you have to do is enter your codes on the website and you get a voucher to pick up another box of Kelloggs cereal

                *Review may also appear on ciao.co.uk under the same username Fishstir*

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