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Nestle Clusters (435g)
Nutritional Info (30g serving) :
- Calories = 111 (6%)
- Sugars - 7g (8%)
- Fat - 1.4g (2%)
- Saturates - 0.4g (2%)
- Salt - 0.4g (6%)
Description - Clusters are a sweet wheat flakes cereal with crunchy, tasty clusters which contain a mix of hazelnuts, almonds, pecans and walnuts.
Taste - Clusters have a great crunchy, sweet taste and is an enjoyable cereal to eat compared to the alternative of eating plain 'cornflake/branflake cereals', with a pleasant mix of the wheat flakes and sugary clusters which help make this cereal tasty whilst not too sweet. Nestle Clusters are one of my favourite cereals.
Healthiness - Nestle have made a big objective to emphasise that each bowl of Clusters will give you ½ of your daily requirement of 'whole grain', which it promotes, along with other companies/health organisations, is an added benefit as part of a healthy diet. So it makes sense, that having a tasty cereal whilst getting much of your daily whole grain requirement is perfect.
In terms of the calories (111), this is average for many cereals of this type and the sugar at 7g for a sweet cereal is very good (only 2g above the plain Special K offering I reviewed previously). Fat and saturated fat are likewise low.
Extra Info - The sweet clusters found in this cereal have become so popular that you can also find them in a special version of Cheerios, so if you are one of the few people who thought "I wish they would combine Cheerios with those sweet clusters you find in Clusters" - then sir/madam, may your wish be granted! Incidentally, both cereals are very enjoyable to eat although I prefer Clusters.
Summary: Nestle Clusters is another regular in our kitchen cupboard and that is no surprise considering this is a sweet, tasty cereal, with genuine healthy credentials which make it a solid all-rounder for all ages and members of the family. For this and the reasons above, I would give Clusters 9/10. Try it out and see if you agree with me - post comments on side if you have anything else to share...
The problem I have is that when I get up in the morning I just don't feel like eating. Certainly nothing fatty like butter or bacon and so on. So really it comes down to cereal. Once upon a time I just used to buy anything to provide some bulk to put in my stomach and keep me from dying before 11 o'clock. I was never very impressed with any of the fancy cereals aimed at kids (insubstantial and full of sugar and some very strange flavours). As the years passed and the adult cereal market moved away from the boring basics like cornflakes (that just cake themselves round your teeth so that you're still finding bits of breakfast at teatime) or Weetabix that apparently haven't changed since they were first manufactured Z million years ago, and still taste like flaked cardboard anyway, things like Special K and various muesli-style cereals started to widen the market.
I reckon I've tried just about everything there is on offer, but I keep coming back to Clusters. Recently, as I've become more health conscious, and check out the nutritional information on the packs, I've been shocked at the amount of sugar and calories some of these cereals have got. Clusters is definitely one of the better ones in this respect, and the bran flakes themselves are nice and crispy and not over-sweet, while the sweetness comes from the little clumps of nutty bits.
I have it with semi-skimmed milk and a medium-sized portion of about 100-150 gm doesn't sit in my stomach weighing me down and keeps me just about satisfied through to morning break.
It's definitely my favourite cereal, and if you haven't tried it yet - give it a go. I know it's all about personal taste but it works for me.
My rating: 8/10
I have breakfast every day nom I've grown up as I realise how important it is...
At school I used to skip it and end up feeling a bit faint and dehydrated which when I look back was stupid but I just couldn't be bothered to eat first thing :(
Now I have all different kinds of cereals so I don't get bored, plus I eat them for super as well!
One of my favourite types are Nestle 'Clusters' which are described on the box as: 'A delicious blend of light wheat flakes & unique crunchy pieces full of tasty hazelnuts, almonds, pecans & walnuts'.
The box I am reviewing is 435g and cost two pounds from my local Co-op...
It says on the front 'Wholegrain Guaranteed!' so that means the contents are healthier than a cereal that has been processed...
The flake part of the cereal are like bran flakes I think, the consistency is very dry and they are golden brown in colour but my favourite part of the cereal is the tasty clusters that taste of vanilla an the coated nuts.
The clusters are very sweet, like dried ice cream and very light and full of flavour. You don't need sugar at all with cereal once you have added your milk as it is naturally sweet anyway.
There are loads of clusters and they are quite small, some are only a few millimetres and are pretty round in shape.
The calories are 111 which are the same as Kellogg's cornflakes, and the sugar is 5 g and the fat 1.4g.
A bowl of Clusters give you one portion out of the recommended three per day you should eat for a healthy diet.
I really like these, they have lots of flavour, are healthy and filling too and keep me going til lunchtime and the little cluster balls are awesome! Five stars from me :-p
Whilst recently shopping online I decided to buy a cereal I've never tried before, I wanted something fairly healthy and that would fill me up for a few hours but tasty too. I noticed these Nestle Clusters and the thought of wheat flakes with clusters of nuts sounded appealing so I bought some.
My box cost £2.15 for 435g from Tesco and has the green strip across the top that signifies this cereal contains wholegrain. They are described as "a delicious blend of light wheat flakes and unique, crunchy pieces full of tasty hazelnuts, almonds, pecans and walnuts" so it sounded very nutty!
The stats for a bowl 30g in size are: 111 calories, 7.0g sugars, 1.4g fat, 0.4g saturates, 2.2g fibre and 0.4g salt. Those are the stats without milk. Something that should have occurred to me was there isn't much fat in these and as we all know nuts contain alot of fat so I should have wondered about this before I bought them.
Once open I could see the wheaty flakes which look like pale bran flakes and taste like very mild bran flakes and in amongst them some knobbly white bits of various sizes. I didn't expect the clusters to look like pieces of puffed rice stuck together and wondered how these were nuts.
I found when I shook some of these into a bowl I had to kind of shake the box from side to side at the same time as pouring or none of the clusters came out. Once I'd got a bowl of flakes and clusters it was time for the taste test.
I have to admit being a bit confused about the taste of the clusters. They don't taste like nuts at all and seem to taste like small bits of sugar puffs. I expected a very nutty flavour to this cereal as the description boasts so many different nuts but I couldn't taste nuts at all. The clusters are quite sickly and over sweet. They are crunchy but if I'd been blindfolded and asked what they were I would never have guessed at nuts. How can this be?
After examining the ingredients I found only 8% of the clusters ingredients was actually nuts, the rest was mostly cereal grains and sugar which explains the lack of nutty taste and over-sweetness of these clusters. I felt a bit ripped off to be honest, 8% is a tiny amount as they advertise the clusters contain 4 different types of nuts and don't share with us the fact these are probably shavings.
Overall they don't taste too bad but are a bit sweet for me but I won't be buying them again as the nut content is so low and I wanted a nutty cereal. Pretty disappointing really.
Clusters made by Nestle is one of my favourite breakfast cereals because it tastes nice, is one of the better cereals on the market for you health-wise and doesn't leave you hungry two hours after eating it. It is a cereal that mixes wheat flakes, hazelnuts, almonds, pecans and walnuts. So there's a lot of nut product here so a no-no for those with the allergy.
It comes in a cream box with Clusters written in huge blue letters diagonally across the box. There's a picture on the front of some wheat stalks and some of the cereal reminding us that this is a natural healthy choice. A 30 gram portion provides 111 calories and they remind us that there's 'whole grain guaranteed' on the front.
Be sure to shake the box before pouring otherwise you'll find you have loads of the nut clusters one day, and none the next. The flakes are dark brown and look just like bran flakes and the cream coloured nuts clusters are just bigger than the size of a pea. I would prefer it were there more of these clusters in the box as I think they're a bit stingy with this. They obviously use a little bit of honey to bind the clusters together which is nice because although it's not too sickly it just gives an extra bit of taste to what could be a bland cereal and it's also nice to have varying textures amongst the cereal.
I really like this cereal because I think it's one of the healthier and more filling cereals on the market and they manage to get the balance just right between sickly sweet and boring. This is in contrast to another very similar cereal - Oats and more honey - which overdoes the honey and makes it to sweet to be a breakfast cereal. This 435g box cost me roughly £2 though this varies according to whether on offer at the time.