Product Type: Nestle Breakfast
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Member Name: janimoo23
Disadvantages: Bit pricey
This morning, whilst I was happily enjoying eating my breakfast with my daughter; I thought to myself I should write a review about this breakfast. We have had Cheerios for breakfast today, which has not always been my first choice of cereals simply because I very rarely used to eat breakfast. However; since I have found out my daughter loves Cheerios (my childminder kindly made me aware of this fact about 8 months ago), I made the trip to my local Sainsury's store and purchased small box for me to try at home.
***Bit about Cheerios. . .***
Cheerios taste delicious, (and I am saying this on behalf of my daughter too) they are slightly sweet however I don't find them sickly sweet unlike some other breakfast cereals. I wasn't too sure about my daughter eating them as they are still sweet and have sugar in them however; there are far sweeter breakfast cereals and even plain Shreddies have almost the same amount of sugar in.
I do not think Cheerios need lots of introduction but for those who don't know, Cheerios are breakfast cereals in a shape of little hoops made by Nestle Company. They come in a plastic bag and the box. Bag is transparent so you can see how much is left in it and it is not re-sealable. I use a bag clip to keep the bag closed and avoid cereals getting soggy. Box is bright and cheerful and can be recycled. Box is mainly white with colourful breakfast bowl in the middle with Cheerios hoops falling into it and Cheerios logo written across the box in massive purple writing.
***What's in it?***
Cheerios claim to contain 4 whole grains. However, by looking at the information on the box I somehow counted 5 which are: whole grain oats, whole grain wheat, whole grain barley, whole grain rice and whole grain maize. Cheerios contain other ingredients such as brown sugar, wheat starch, salt and list goes on, however no artificial flavours or E numbers. This cereals are fortified with vitamins and minerals some of them being Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Vitamins B1, B6, B2, Calcium and Iron. There are other vitamins/minerals in Cheerios which are stated within the information table on the box.
Nutrition information printed on the box is very informative and clear. A 30g of Cheerios with 125ml semi-skimmed (I prefer to have mine with skimmed milk) milk provide 175kcal, 3.2g fat which 1.5g is saturates, 0.53g salt equivalent and 28.5g carbohydrates which of 12.3g is sugars which is probably average and very similar to other brands of breakfast cereals.
***Varieties and prices***
Cheerios comes in two variaties - original and honey. We stick to buying original version as honey Cheerios were too sticky and far tos sweet even for my daughter who wasn't keen on eating them. In addition you can get them in 3 sizes, price depending on the size you buy. I purchase mine in Sainsbury's, which currently sells them at £2.08 for 375g, £3.09 for 600g and mega value box of 1kg for £3.39. It is quite pricey to my opinion and it is quite clear which box will give you better value for money, having said that the biggest box seems to be always sold out so I normally end up buying 600g box. I try to buy them when they are on offer which is quite regularly; Cheerios they can purchased in any supermarket. Supermarkets do sell their own version of Cheerios, I have brought previously Sainsbury's own brand called Multigrain Hooplas which actually tasted ok, it was certainly cheaper (£1.05 per 375g).
I still buy Cheerios though as I much prefer the taste of them however I also buy Sainsbury's own version due to the fact that they are so much cheaper and my daughter likes them too.
Summary: Cheerfull breakfast cereals altough bit pricey
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