Product Type: Nestle Breakfast
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Nestle Cookie Crisp Cereal
Member Name: miffy1
Nestle Cookie Crisp Cereal
Advantages: Lovely crisp chocolate cookie cereal that doesn't go soggy in milk.
Disadvantages: Contains artificial chocolate flavouring and is fairly calorific
I was out shopping with my son and asked whether he fancied something new for breakfast and straight away he saw this. Hmmm....cookies for breakfast? Sounded completely unhealthy, but what the heck...it's half-term and we all deserve a treat sometime....plus it was on special offer, so into the basket it went!
Being a bit of a chocoholic myself, I decided to give them a try for my breakfast too (I'm usually a toast and peanut butter person) and was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting a sickly artifical chocolate flavour and soggy biscuits, but these were certainly not that at all!
The little cookies are lovely and light, don't absorb the milk too quickly, so they stay crisp and the chocolate taste is quite good, though it is still derived from artificial flavouring.
The grains used in the recipe are wheat, maize and semolina, so they are full of natural fibre, and they are also fortified with loads of different vitamins. It's a bit like healthy sinning!
I kind of brushed over the fact that they have 375 calories per serving...rather more than I would normally eat for breakfast, but hey...it's half term and I need to keep my energy levels up!
Anyway, as a treat, I think these are a lovely way to start the day and I would certainly recommend them. Kids will love the chocolate flavour and it's a great way to get them to eat whole grains, milk and vitamins.
The ingredients are as follows:
Cereal Grains (58.2%) (Whole Grain Wheat, Maize Semolina), Sugar, Wheat Starch, Glucose Syrup, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder (2.6%), Vegetable Oil, Brown Sugar, Flavouring: Chocolate Flavour, Salt, Raising Agent: Disodium Phosphate and Sodium Bicarbonate,Trisodium Phosphate, Cocoa Mass, Vitamins and Minerals: Vitamin C, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid (Folacin) ,Vitamin B12, Calcium Carbonate and Iron
Tesco are currently selling them for £2.08 per 375g box, though this week they were on special offer at my local store.
I'm not sure I would buy them every week, but as an occasional treat, I would certainly buy them again sometime!
Summary: A good chocolate breakfast cereal that tastes great and doesn't go soggy.