“ Brand: Mornflake / Type: Cereal „
Recently I have tried Mornflake Chocolatey Squares.
The cereal is packed in a cardboard box that has a lot cereal squares displayed on it. There is a inner packet sealed inside. The cereal pieces are described as pillows and filled with a hazelnut paste by the makers. The shape is similar to Nestle bite size Shred but a little smaller.
The selling point of the cereal is 'Delicious chocolate & hazelnut flavoured cereal pillows fortified with 8 vitamins and iron'. There are no artificial colours, preservatives and flavours. The ingredients are chocolate & hazelnut flavoured paste, nuts, wheat, oats, gluten, soya and milk, sunflower oil. The total cocoa solids is 4.8%. Mornflake Chocolatey Squares is suitable for vegetarians.
As a standard packaging there are also 2 clues to the nutritional values per 100g and per 30g with 100mls of semi skimmed milk. The fibre per 100g is 6.0g, much lower than 11.9g of Nestle Shredded Wheat. The 30g with 100mls of semi skimmed milk contains 186 calories, 7.6g fats and 12.6g sugar.
Mornflake Chocolatey Squares is made in the UK and available in many big supermarket. At Sainsbury's it's priced £2 for a 500g box.
First I must say I feel a bit upset with the cereal. I like Chocolate and hazelnut, so my expectation was high with the cereal. However I could not taste the hazelnut. The maker said the cereal is filled with a hazelnut paste that equal 25% of the product. The filling is soft with a light brown colour that can make you connect with chocolate. In fact I do taste the flavour of chocolate, but I don't think it's a high quality chocolate. Also the pillow part looks crunchy but when it meets milk I can't say it's crunchy anymore.
I also think the cereal is a bit sweet as it contains a high sugar content. Obviously from the package to the taste the cereal seems to be made to appeal to children's taste.
I think for your health you're better off giving this one a miss and trying something else.
£1.09 for a 500g box makes these 'Mornflake Chocolatey Squares' a bargain in my book!
It is not very often you can get them in stock at Morrisons as they sell out do quick but I love these so much I requested them to review on Dooyoo as the world should know their hidden treasure, lol!
The box is full of fun on the cover with loads of the cereal squares shooting off the cover and they are described as: 'Delicious chocolate & hazelnut flavoured cereal pillows fortified with 8 vitamins and iron'...
Made in the UK and with a best before date of next Sept these keep really fresh and crispy as long as you keep the inner packet sealed properly.
The cereal pieces are described as pillows by the makers and are about half an inch long and a bit narrower on the width to give them that shape.
Filled with a hazelnut paste that equal 25% of the product, the filling is really soft and scrummy with a light brown colour and really smooth texture :)
The pillow part is really crunchy and dry and so both the inner and outer work really well together and are very chocolatey with 3% cocoa powder inside them.
Made with sunflower oil they are suitable for vegetarians but contain nuts of course as well as wheat, oats, gluten, soya and milk.
There are no artificial colours, preservatives and flavours in these and you can tell with the 8 vitamins and iron added that Mornflake are trying to make it a healthy breakfast as well as it appealing to the sweet tooth of kids...
The calories include 100mls of semi skimmed milk with 30 g of cereal for 186 calories, and fats are 7.6g with a high sugar content of 12.6 g sugar.
These are really tasty and I've loved them for years since I first saw them and they are so cheap but not so bad for you!
Plus there's even a kiddies game on the back of the box to play which reminds me of a selection box, lol!
Five stars for a full of flavour breakfast that makes a change from cornflakes, awesome!!