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      29.04.2013 23:13
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      A tasty breakfast cereal.

      I don't tend to eat cereals very often as I go through stages of enjoying them then becoming a little bored of them. As I struggle to know what to eat for breakfast when I am at work as I start work quite early I thought I would try taking some cereal to work with me which I can eat at my desk. I opted to purchase the Kellogg's variety pack which contains small boxes of different Kellogg's cereals so portion sizes are controlled and you get a different cereal every day. One of the cereals included in the pack was honey loops.

      The honey loops are mixed wholegrain cereal loops with honey. Although my honey loops came in the variety pack you can buy larger boxes with a 335g box currently costing £2.79 in Tesco.

      Again whether you buy a large box or have one of the individual variety boxes the packaging consists of a cardboard box with a thick waxy packet inside which helps to keep the cereal fresh and crunchy. There is a flap on the top of the box which allows you to reseal it for extra freshness. On the front of the box you can find some basic nutritional information per portion of the honey loops as well as a picture of a bowl of the cereal and the little bee character which is used to advertise honey loops. On the back and sides of the box you can find more detailed product information including full nutritional information, allergy information, and ingredients listings. It also states that the cereal is suitable for vegetarian.

      Although there is only 153 calories in a 25g bowl of the hoops when served with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk there is in fact 13g of sugar which is quite high. But the cereal does have added vitamins and is high in fibre and wholegrain which is said to keep you feeling fuller for longer and therefore makes it less likely for you to snack in between meals.

      I did really enjoy these honey loops, they are really crisp and crunchy and do not go soggy too quickly which is something I do not like from cereals as I am not a milk fan so don't like it when they soak all the milk up and taste of it. They also have a nice toasted flavour and the sweetness of the honey comes through but is not overly sweet or strong tasting. I didn't add any sugar to these and don't think they need any at all but that is obviously my personal preference. Although a 25g servings appears small when put into a bowl and more like a child size portion I did feel quite satisfied after eating them and apart from a apple mid morning I did manage to make it to my lunch at midday without feeling hungry.

      Overall I think if these cereals are eaten as part of a balanced diet due to the fairly high sugar content then they make a good breakfast. I certainly enjoyed them and will be purchasing them again.

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        25.08.2012 18:22
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        A very sweet cereal for the whole family to enjoy!

        I'm usually pretty boring with my cereal, I have the same thing almost every morning; fruit and fibre, it's out of choice mind you. However I was wondering round Tesco's this week and noticed the little packs of variety boxes of Kellogg's cereal (yes I know there aimed at kids!) and thought that they would make a nice change from my usual cereal and Kellogg's honey loops was one of the cereals in the variety pack. Plus, who says grown-ups can't be kids now and again?

        ~ About Kellogg's~
        Kellogg's are a company that has been around since 1906. They provide us with a wide range of breakfast cereals and snack bars aimed at children and adults alike. Kellogg's provide us with the one and only Kellogg's cornflakes as well as coco-pops, all-bran, crunchy nut, elevenses, frosties, fruit n fibre, fruit winders, krave , mini max, nutri-grain, optivia, fruit loops, honey loops (of which im reviewing today), just right, ricicles, multi-grain start, honey pops, pop tarts, rice krispies, squares, special K and wheats in various different varieties. They also provide certain cereals that are suitable for vegetarians and vegans, that are kosher and halal certified, have a low sodium content and are gluten free. Visit their website for more information:
        http://www.kelloggs.co.uk/

        ~ Product and availability ~
        Kellogg's honey loops are available in all well-stocked supermarkets, including Tesco's, Asda, Waitrose and Sainsbury's. They can be bought as part of the Kellogg's variety packs which are priced at around £2.09 or in a 375g box for around £2.98. I find nearly £3.00 for a box of cereal way too expensive for me so I would only ever buy these when on offer.

        ~ Packaging ~
        I'm basing my packaging review on the mini box I have that came with the variety pack I bought so it may be slightly different to the big daddy version. The box is cardboard and is yellow in colour to represent the honey. On the front of the box there is a bowl of the honey loops and a little bee, above this is the name of the product in large bold letters along with the Kellogg's logo. In the corner on the front you can find an at a glance nutritional chart. On the back of the box there is a little puzzle to keep the kids entertained whilst eating their cereal. On the sides of the box you will find contact details, a full nutritional table and allergy information. The box is easy to open with a serrated piece of cardboard to pull at. Inside the cereal is in an airtight bag for freshness. I think the packaging for this cereal is very nice, it's eye catching on the shelves, easy to open and is very kid friendly!

        ~ Taste, appearance, smell and texture ~
        Opening the packet you get a nice sweet smell wafting through the air of honey. Inspecting the loops I thought they looked very much like cheerio's, nice and golden in colour with a firm, crisp texture. They are perhaps a little smaller than cheerio's though. These loops taste very, very sweet which is great for me because I have a very sweet tooth but I think others will find the sweetness a little too overpowering - I guess this is why kids enjoy these! They also turn your milk a creamier yellow colour and make that taste very much of honey too. These couldn't be mistaken for any other flavour, the honey is so strong and sweet, which is great because you often get cereals that taste nothing like their supposed too. They do go soft pretty quickly in the milk, I don't use a lot of milk because I prefer a crunchy cereal but these still tend to go soggy so I have to eat them pretty quickly to enjoy them as I like to. But when first added to the milk they have a nice bite to them. I think I prefer these to cheerio's actually!

        ~ Other information ~
        Each 25g serving provides you with 94 calories (153 calories with 125ml milk), 7g of sugar, 0.9g of fat, 0.2g of saturates, 0.35g of salt. Surprisingly considering how sweet this cereal is the nutritional information really isn't that bad! The fat and saturates content is especially excellent! You have to expect a bit of sugar because it's a honey flavoured cereal!

        Kellogg's honey loops are high in fibre and are a source of wholegrain.

        Each 25g serving provides atleast 21 % of the recommened daily allowance of vitamins b1, b2, b6, b12 and 14 % of the minerals calcium and iron. I'm not sure what all the b's are but it must be a good sign that it contains them and the calcium and iron is good too!

        Kellogg's honey loops contain wheat, oats, barley and rye.

        They are suitable for vegetarians.

        ~ Overall opinion ~
        I really did enjoy this bowl of cereal and I would probably buy it again but only if it was on offer. I would certainly recommend this cereal to both adults and children - there are worse cereals you can offer your kids! But, you do need a sweet tooth to tolerate the honey flavour. If you don't like honey or sweet things then this most definitely is not the cereal for you! I found them quite satisfying but I think that most people would need more than 25g to keep them going.

        I'm giving Kellogg's honey loops 4/5 stars, I can't possibly give them any less because I enjoyed them so much however I have to knock one star off for the price and the fact that they don't stay very crunchy in the milk for long.

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        21.01.2011 13:48
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        Delicious cereal.

        Honey Loops are my all-time favourite cereal. I do have other cereals too, but this cereal is always present in my kitchen cupboard. Some people say that it is a cereal for kids, but I am an adult (even though I may behave like a child sometimes) and I absolutely adore this cereal.

        Packaging
        I always throw away my cereal box as I prefer to store my cereal in an airtight container so I will describe the packaging from memory, and with the help of the picture on the website. The cereal comes in a yellow-orange cardboard box with "Honey Loops" printed on it in big, bold lettering accompanied by a picture of a flying cartoon bee. The Kellogg's logo is at the top of the box. Inside the box you will find the cereal enclosed in the standard sealed, clear plastic bag.

        The cereal
        Honey Loops are made with wholegrain cereal and honey and look like little rings. People often compare these to Cheerios (which look quite similar), but in my opinion Honey Loops are much better. The cereal has a subtle honey scent which you can smell when you open the box. In my opinion the best way to eat them is to pour milk over them and then wait for a few seconds to allow them to soften just a bit. This way they are still crunchy, but not too crunchy.. The taste of honey is subtle and even though I am not a huge fan of honey, I quite like it. The cereal is sweet enough to fulfil my cravings for sweet things, but not so sweet that it gets sickly. I would recommend that you eat it quickly before it gets too soggy, as I personally do not like to eat mushy cereal. I also occasionally eat this cereal as a snack without milk and it really fills me up and is sweet and crunchy. It also prevents me from reaching for a chocolate bar.

        Ingredients and nutritional information (taken from the website):
        Cereal Flours (Wholeoats, Wholewheat, Wholebarley, Whole Rye), Sugar, Honey (4.5%), Glucose Syrup, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Colour (Carotenes), Flavouring, Antioxidant (Ascorbyl Palmitate, Alpha Tocopherol), Niacin, Iron, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12.

        Contains or may contain:
        * Wheat ingredients
        * Oat ingredients
        * Barley ingredients
        * Rye ingredients

        Suitable for:
        * Vegetarian
        * Kosher certified
        * Halal certified

        Typical value per 100g
        Energy
        - kJ 1595
        - kcal 377
        Protein (g) 8
        Carbohydrates (g) 76
        - sugars (g) 34
        - starch (g) 42
        Fat (g) 3
        - saturates (g) 0.6
        Fibre (g) 7
        Sodium (g) 0.7

        Thiamin B1 (mg) 1.2
        Riboflavin B2 (mg) 1.3
        Niacin (mg) 14.9
        Vitamin B6 (mg) 1.7
        Folic Acid (µg) 166
        Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.83
        Iron (mg) 8
        Calcium (mg) 456

        Price and Availability
        The 375g box retails at £2.32 at Tesco and Sainsbury's. Other similar cereals retail at similar prices, so I don't think the price is bad at all and you can sometimes find the cereal on offer. Furthermore, I don't eat cereal every day so a box lasts me at least a month so I am satisfied with the price. You can buy it from most supermarkets, but I have only seen it on sale in the bigger supermarkets. You can also buy it online from supermarket websites such as Sainsbury's and Tesco.

        Do I recommend this?
        It is healthier than other similar cereals and contains various vitamins and minerals. I find it versatile and can eat it at any time of the day, with or without milk. It tastes quite good, and fills me up. It's not too expensive either, so yes, I do recommend it.

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          10.02.2010 11:18
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          All in review -------- Make your own mind up

          I have been a fan of Honey Loops since I was a kid. I haven't had them for a while so when I seen them the other day I had to pick up a packet, to be honest I couldn't wait to get home to open them and scoff my face lol. For those of you that don't know or haven't seen these before then I am going to give you a little bit of information about them in the hope that it will be something that you like the sound of and would try and buy. So here goes.




          Honey Loops are sold in a 375g cardboard box. The box is orange in colour with a picture of a bee and the cereal on the front. The kellogg's logo and all the necessary information about the brand are clearly printed on the box. Inside the box the cereal is enclosed in a see through plastic bag which is sealed and keeps the cereal fresher for longer. And all the packaging can be recycled which is what more people and needing to start doing including myself.




          These cereals are shaped like little O's. When you open the bag, you can smell a faint scent of honey mixed with the cereal. As I say its not a strong smell but it is there. The little O's are hard and crispy and taste fantastic. When you have poured cold milk in the bowl the O's go softer which is great for children as it saves them hurting there little mouth. When the cereal is in your mouth you will be able to taste the sweet honey taste, its not over powering it is rather nice and tasty and takes away that sweet craving we get ever now and then.




          ~*~*~*~Ingredients~*~*~*~


          cereal flours,
          sugar, honey,
          glucose syrup,
          salt,
          flavouring,
          niacin,
          iron,
          colour,
          vitamin B6 & B12,
          folic acid,
          riboflavin,
          thiamin
          antioxidants.




          ~*~*~*~Nutritional Values~*~*~*~


          This is per 100 grams servings:

          363 calories,
          8g protein,
          76g carbohydrates,
          3g fat,
          7g fibre




          ~*~*~*~Additional Information~*~*~*~


          This cereal contains vitamins A, D, E, C, B1, B2, B6, B12, niacin, folic acid, iron, calcium, zink, magnesium.

          The cereal may contain wheat ingredients, oat ingredients, barley ingredients, rye ingredients. It is suitable for vegetarians and is kosher and halal certified.




          ~~My Overall Opinion~~


          I personally love this cereal and so does my children. The packaging is eye catching , I also spot it straight away when I am in the supermarkets so you will have no doubt in spotting it too. I like the fact that the cereal goes soft when it is mixed with the milk because if they didn't I don't think that I would want to give these to my children in case they hurt there little mouths. The taste is great, now I am not a fan of the honey but I do like these and I think it is due to the fact that it takes away my craving for chocolate or anything sweet and really fill me up.


          If you interested in buying this cereal you can do so from most supermarkets which as you guess will be found in the breakfast section:o) The average price for this cereal is £2.25 which isn't too bad compared to some of Kellogg's cereals. You can find cheaper makes of this brand but I personally don't think that they taste as good as the this one.


          I would highly recommend this product and rate it full marks of 5 out of 5.




          Thank you for taking the time to read my review. It is very much appreciated. I hope that my review is of some use to you and that it is helped you to decide if these are for you or not.

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            10.09.2009 09:24
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            A Delicious Breakfast Treat Or Dry Snack.

            I'm house sitting at the moment and we usually get left a nice sum of money so spend most of it on foods that we love and new items that we want to try as house sitting is almost like a mini-holiday for us as we get some time on our own and the houses we look after are lovely and normally filled with pets too!

            I saw these Honey Loops, in my local Tesco store, reduced from £2.25 down to £1.50 per 375g and although I still think this is a little expensive for the amount of cereal I picked the box up anyway as it's nice to have the things you want sometimes.

            Honey Loops are mixed wholegrain cereal loops with a honey coating. The mixed wholegrain is wholeoats, wholewheat, wholebarley & wholeray and these loops taste and feel quite similar in texture to Cheerios. The loops are deliciously crunchy and when covered in milk they go more soggy but they hold their own for a good 10 minutes or so while you devour a bowlful as there is nothing worse than soggy mush for your breakfast.

            These loops are delicious for eating alone or covered in milk and they are sure to be a hit with little ones, infact, when I was a nipper I remember loving this cereal and now I'm sure my nieces & nephews would too! I'm going to sit around with a film this evening and eat a nice bowl of these dry as they are still a delicious treat and lovely and crunchy when dry.

            Per 30g of cereal with 125ml of semi skimmed milk there is 170 calories, 3g of fat & 17g of sugars. This is not bad for a sweet cereal and it's just a shame that there is so much sugar! Per 100g of dry cereal there is 360 calories so even if you just eat this dry it's not too bad for you if you have twice the amount you normally would.

            I am going to rate this cereal 5/5 as it's sugary sweet and delicious as an occasional cereal treat. However, I wouldn't recommend it every day because of the amount of sugar. These would be a fun treat for kids at breakfast time and are even better when on special offer!

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            28.06.2009 20:58
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            A great product to help you start your day.

            Honey Loops provides the usual quality expected from Kellogg's but also combines the great taste of honey. The product can usually be brought in the sale so is great value but is also quite hard to find in stores.

            The packaging is very bright and stands out so that it is easy to recognise. The box is easy to read. The box is smaller than others, but the price is also low compared to other brands. The box is easy to open but also easy to close so the product can always stay fresh. Also, the product always stays fresh when you buy it but the plastic layer is very thin so it can sometimes break, causing the product to come out.

            The product is quite healthy with little sugar, salt or fat. It also contains around 25% of adults daily requirements, with lots of vitamins and minerals. The product is also very filling, so you won't need another meal but this means getting a bigger bowl than the recommended daily amount.

            The taste is very nice, with a sweet hint of honey. However, this isn't overpowering. The smell is very sweet and will make you want to pour a bowl and eat them all up. There is a very nice crunch, but are softened by the milk. They will turn soggy after a while. The size of the product isn't too small but is the perfect size to fit into your mouth.

            Overall, a great product with fantastic taste and the usual quality that can be expected for Kellogg's. The price isn't too bad and they are quite healthy.

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              09.06.2009 09:00
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              Great Kellogg's product

              I spent my time growing up not being able to eat Honey Nut Loops because I have a nut allergy. You know: 'Kellogg's Honey Nut Loops, let's loop together!' Yeah, well, not me, I'm afraid.

              Yet the idea of Honey Loop cereal always appealed to me. Our weekly shop usually involves buying the same old cereal week in week out, but this week, I let my 5 year old son choose the cereal. He chose this one: Kellogg's Honey Loops. Finally, I have the chance to try honeyed loops without fear of triggering my allergy against nuts!

              Sold in a 375g box, it costs a little over £1, or at least it did this week from Tesco. A 30g serving (recommended bowl size) gives you just voer 100 calories. It's low in fat, with 10g of sugars, and will give you 20% of a child's daily iron requirement, and also around a quarter of other daily requirements for adults. The ingredients list tops off with cereal flours and then lists them, and also contains sugar, honey, and a host of vitmains and nutrients.

              The packaging is very appealing. Bright and orange, with large writing and a big picture of a bee hovering over a bowl of these loops with a spoonful of honey about to go in, it's the sort of thing that appeals to kids purely by its packaging. I like th fact that the box also lists not only its own ingredients and details of what percentage of your dailies it gives you, but it also gives you a list of the Guideline Daily Amounts for calories, fats, sugars and salt, based on official recommendations and meant as a general guideline. I like this, as it helps me see just how this brand fulfills the guidelines.

              And of course, the taste. They taste really nice. The honey is evident, but not too strong, and the loops are great once they're softened by the milk. They are small hoops, smaller than a finger ring, and they're easy to eat as well. They don't mush together and get all sticky with the honey. They're as easy to eat as other cereals. These are perfect as recommended with cold milk, and a bowl of them is just as good as other cereals in my opinion.

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                01.04.2009 12:15
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                Honey Nut Loops are great for breakfast, a good tastey all round cereal!

                Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, that's pretty much fact. It gets your metabolism going, wakes you up, and crucially, provides you with that much needed energy to take on the day with. Bearing this in mind then, you need to eat something that you're going to enjoy, and in my opnion that will taste very very nice.

                Look no further than Honey Nut Loops. Now, I'm 99% sure this cereal isn't the healthiest one out there, in fact I'd go so far as to say it's probably one of the more unhealthier ones. This doesn't matter though, because I'm not overly health-conscious. I'm by no means unhealthy however. I walk to work most days, eat reasonably well and do more than a moderate amount of exercise. I'm definatly not a calorie counter then, and enjoy my luxuries - and Honey Nut Loops are one of them.

                Essentially, Honey Nut Loops is a breakfast cereal that consists of small rings, not unlike Cheerios in appearance. They have a honey-like texture and are very sweet to taste as a result. When you add milk, the flavour really comes out (they really aren't as nice without milk). They are golden in colour, probably due to the honey coating and individually are reasonably bulky. That said, they're very easy to chew once milk is applied, but I would recommend patting them down once you've got your milk on, then leave them to stand for a couple of minutes. This really softens them up and makes them that much nicer to eat.

                I eat Honey Nut Loops almost every morning for breakfast. They give me a much needed injection of sugar, and this really sets me up for the day ahead. After my bowl of loops I feel energised, and generally alot better. I don't think there's anything wrong with enjoying breakfast, after all if it's so important you might aswell have fun with it!

                If you like me aren't a great morning person, this is the cereal for you - it really picks me up on those early mornings.

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                A delicious cereal.

                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kellogg's ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                Kellogg's was first set up in 1906 as the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Company by William Kellogg. His first cereal was Corn Flakes and this was what encouraged him to set up the company in the first place. He first experiminted with different ways to crush and cook wheat without loosing its nutritional goodness, and with his brother, he discovered the cereals we all know and love today.

                The company steadily grew and in the 50's and 60's more variety of cereals was introduced and factories were built all over the world.

                Today Kelloggs is the most established, liked and well known cereal company and have grown to become leaders in the market.


                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Honey Loops ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                A favourite brand cereal of kids and adults alike, Kellogg's honey loops are not only nutritional but also a fun way to get children to eat their cereals. They provide 6 B vitamins and 20% of a childs daily iron needs.

                The Packaging
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                Honey Loops are sold in a 375g cardboard box. The box is orange in colour with a picture of a bee and the cereal on the front. The kellogg's logo and all the necessary information about the brand are clearly printed on the box.
                Inside the box the cereal is enclosed in a see through plastic bag which is sealed.
                All the packaging can be recycled.

                The Cereal
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                These cereals are shaped like little O's. As soon as the bag is opened you can get a faint scent of honey mixed with the scent of cereal. The little O's are hard and crispy and taste fantastic.
                There is definetly a honey taste from them and they are delicious with cold milk poured over them.

                The science bit
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                The ingredients which make up this fab cereal are ,cereal flours, sugar, honey, glucose syrup, salt, flavouring, niacin, iron, colour, vitamin B6 & B12, folic acid, riboflavin, thiamin and antioxidants.

                Per 100g there are 363 calories, 8g protein, 76g carbohydrates, 3g fat, 7g fibre.

                This cereal contains vitamins A, D, E, C, B1, B2, B6, B12, niacin, folic acid, iron, calcium, zink, magnesium.

                The cereal may contain wheat ingredients, oat ingredients, barley ingredients, rye ingredients. It is suitable for vegetarians and is kosher and halal certified.

                Conclusion
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                The reason that I buy these is for my son, however i also secretly buy them for myself as I too love them.
                I especially love this cereal with cold milk in the summer months and think that they are a fun way of getting nutrients to my son. I would definetly recommend these to anyone who has not tried them. They are not only good for you but also delicious!

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