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      11.10.2013 21:00
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      Enjoyable!

      Yellow coloured irregular shaped nuggets about 1cm in diameter. Coated in a slightly sticky to touch sugar. Taste slightly sweet and crunchy. Tasty and satisfying. Snack not breakfast.

      I picked up these Nestle Golden Nuggets recently when I saw them on offer. They reminded me of those old school favourites, Kellogg's Corn Pops, which I don't think you can get now, but they used to come in the little multipacks.
      These Golden Nuggets looked similar. I can't remember if I have had these before or not, but I was pretty sure I knew how they'd taste and that I'd like them.


      ~ Packaging ~
      The box is blue with a giant close up picture of a blonde haired and bearded cartoon character called Pete! I know his name is Pete because he has it written on his hat.
      He is happily shovelling Golden Nuggets into his mouth with a large trowel. There is also a picture of a donkey on the front of the box.
      'Golden Nuggets', is written across the top of the box in big yellow letters.
      The back of the box is covered in puzzles, 'Pete 'N' Pardner's Breakfast Fun'. There is colour and spell, spot the difference, match 'em up, word up and spoon spell.
      Having a look at these, I am actually enjoying some of the puzzles myself aged 26 and three quarters, but they are suitable for children, some being for older kids and others such as spot the difference can appeal to younger children as well.


      ~ Taste ~
      The Golden Nuggets aren't so golden, they are more of a yellow colour. They are irregular shaped and they are quite large. They are about 1cm in diameter.
      Before adding milk I find the nuggets are a little bit sticky to touch. They seem to have a sweet glaze on them.
      They have a slightly sweetened taste, but they are not overly sweet and they aren't as sweet as other cereals such as Frosties. They are just lightly glazed.
      They are crunchy and tasty.
      I don't usually eat them for breakfast. I usually eat them in the evening if I am hungry between tea time and when I go to bed. I find that they satisfy my hunger and they are filling. On the occasions I have eaten them for breakfast I have found that I don't feel hungry until lunchtime, but this is something I would expect as I find this with all cereals.
      A 30g bowl of Golden Nuggets with 125ml semi-skimmed milk contains 174kcal and contains
      6.6g of protein
      30.7g of carbohydrates
      of which 13.4g are sugars
      2.5g of fat
      of which 1.3g saturates
      1.3g of fibre
      0.15g of sodium
      0.38g salt equivalent

      These seem to have an average amount of calories compared with other cereals although there does seem to be quite a lot of sugar in this cereal. This doesn't bother me very much. I only eat them now and then as a snack and I still think of them as being healthier and more filling than a packet of crisps.


      ~ Conclusion ~
      I have enjoyed these Golden Nuggets.
      They have a slightly sweet taste and they are crunchy and satisfying.
      While I won't be rushing out to replace the box I've just finished, I will definitely consider buying them again in the future.
      I like the box design with all of the puzzles on the back. I found myself getting quite competitive when the box asked how many words you can make using the letters GOLDEN NUGGETS. You can only use each letter once and all words must be at least 3 letters. When I saw the scoring system I stopped writing this review to take the challenge:
      1-6 words - Try A Bit Harder
      7-11 words - Good Effort
      12 -19 words - Well Done
      20-25+ words - Fab!!
      I would recommend these Golden Nuggets and although they won't be a regular purchase for me, I will probably buy them again in the future.

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        03.08.2011 23:56
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        yummy!

        Mmmmmmm these nuggets are most definately golden! I am a massive cereal-eater. I do admit to having days of just eating bowls of sugary cereal and not much else (really bad I know). But for me, there is nothing better than a nice big bowl of cereal and lots of cold milk; and Golden Nuggets is up there as one of my favourites.

        Golden Nuggets are basically squareish balls of crunchy yellow cereal. The cereal does become soft when you put the milk on, but it is definately not one of those cereals which goes soggy after 2 minutes (Cornflakes springs to mind!) It soaks in a nice amount of milk, just enough to take away the dryness, but not too much to make it soggy.

        The taste of the cereal is not too overpowering; it is quite subtle. It has almost a honey taste which saturates into the milk as well. My favourite part is drinking the left-over honey milk afterwards; absolutely delicious!

        Without even looking at the nutritional information, I could guess that these are not exactly a healthy cereal. I'm sure that they are full of a lot of sugar. Probably has low nutritional value too. (But I am willing to sacrifice) If you are a health freak, then obviously this cereal is not for you.

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        09.06.2010 12:20
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        Delivers a great, low fat, calories, superb tasting cereal for kids to enjoy.Well recommended! 9/10.

        Nestle Golden Nuggets

        Nutritional Info (30g serving - % values of a 5-10 year olds GDA):
        - Calories = 113 (6%)
        - Sugars -10.1g (12%)
        - Fat - 0.4g (1%)
        - Saturates - 0.1g (0%)
        - Salt - 0.4g (9%)

        Description - Golden Nuggets is a sweet, honey-tasting cereal with golden rock-shaped bites.

        Taste - Golden Nuggets has a sweet and crunchy taste with the honey livening up the overall taste. Golden Nuggets is one the best cereals of its kind, and is far more flavoursome than some of the similar rock-shaped cereals you will find around, and in terms of taste Golden Nuggets is a huge winner.

        Healthiness - The healthiness is a trade-off between the high sugar (10.1g) and the very low fat and saturated fat content. Like many kids cereals, Golden Nuggets does have a high sugar content, although for point of comparison, it has lower sugar than Coco Pops, Nesquik and Cookie Crisp - and I would choose Golden Nuggets over any of these cereals for its superior taste.

        Summary: Golden Nuggets delivers a great tasting, sweet and crunchy cereal for young kids, and in terms of the healthiness, it has lower sugar than favourites like Coco Pops, Nesquik and Cookie Crisp, whilst having a low fat and saturated fat content. For delivering a simple and honest cereal, with great taste and crunch, Golden Nuggets does well to get a high 9/10.

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          26.04.2010 11:04
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          Some of the tastiest children's cereal

          Despite being an adult now I still prefer kids' cereals as I have quite a sweet tooth and like the food I eat to be exciting and very tasty. I find the normal adult cereals far too boring so I always stick with the silly but much better tasting kids' ones!

          Golden Nuggets is one of those that I love and my sister loves them too as these are the only cereal she's been eating since she was really little and still eats now she's in her teens.

          This breakfast cereal is by Nestle which means that it's made with whole grain as you can see from the bright green banner across the top of the packet, so, although it may contain more sugar than some cereals, it's not all completely bad for you and does provide children with that little bit of wheat, whole grain and milk that they need.

          The box has a picture of what looks like an old cowboy and a donkey on the front which makes you think that the nuggets are pieces of gold that they've been mining for or boulders that the characters are riding past, so just the box alone creates a bit of a fun story for children.

          The actual cereal is bright yellow and is a small circular shape like boulders. You can smell their sweetness as soon as you open the packet as well as a strong honey scent. This is the sort of cereal that needs quite a lot of milk to go with it as they take a while to soften in the milk and they're quite big so need a lot of milk to make them nice and moist, otherwise they'd be too dry - although these are the sort of cereal that are just as delicious when eaten alone. Their flavour is so nice tasting of very sweet honey which does make them quite addictive and the packet always seems to go almost as soon as it's been opened.

          These cost around £1.50 for a standard sized cereal box which is around the same price as most other similar cereals.

          Golden Nuggets may not be as healthy as a lot of other breakfast cereals, but kids want taste above anything else, and if I love them so much then I'm sure any child will too.

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          02.12.2009 19:59
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          poor cereal

          Golden nuggets cereal is another one of those cereals that I love when I was younger, mainly, or should I say only based on how the cereal looked, its name or the funny advert that was on TV advertising it at the time.

          I now however wouldn't touch this cereal with a barge pole as the last time I had this I couldn't believe how bad they actually tasted, how sugary they were and why I had even liked them in the first place.

          These little golden nuggets do actually love quite good though, especially if you're a young kid it really is like pouring little nuggets of gold into your bowl and then eating them. There bring gold in colour and are small hard nugget shaped cereal pieces.

          They taste very sugary and a bit like golden syrup when you eat them which I guess is nice when your little however when your older and eating something when you have just woken up eating something that makes you feel sick is never a good idea.

          These are really hard however they are like little puffs of air and very light inside the harder sugar casing so when this has soaked up after about a minute they turn to much and no longer look quite so appealing. These are a cereal that I wont be buying again, there just far too sickly and sugary for me now and although I am ashamed to admit I did really used to love these, I don't any more.

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          18.11.2009 19:27
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          This review is for Nestle's Golden nuggets.

          I used to eat these when I was a younger, so when I saw them in sainsburys the other day I decided to buy them.

          The box is blue all over, and the picture on the front is of a cartoon man with his horse holding uo a golden nugget, with the quote underneath saying 'They taste yeee haa!!'

          Although I wanted to try these again I was concerned about how healthy they were so I had a good look at the box.

          The top of the box has a green strip and in it it says that this product has wholegrain guaranteed.

          There is also some information on one side of the box which has a GDA guideline but as it's really a cereal meant for children it only gives the information for five to ten year olds.

          The cereal itself is in the shape of tiny little yellow coloured nuggets, which are supposed to represent golden nuggets.

          They taste strongley of honey, which i loved and after I ate one bowlful I actually contemplated having another one, as they are very tasty.

          Ingredients: cereal grains (64.9%) (wheat flour, whole grain wheat flour (16.7%) whole grain maize, maize semolina), sugar, maize starch, honey (2.4%), salt, glucose syrup, partially inverted brown sugar syrup, vegetable oil, colour: beta-carotene, antioxident: tocopherols, flavouring: vanillin.

          Vitamins and minerals: vitamin C, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, riboflavin (B2), thiamin (B1), folic acid (folacin), vitamin B12, and iron.

          Nutrition information typical values: (per 30g with 125ml semi-skimmed milk)- Energy- 735kj, 174kcal/ protein- 6.4g/ carbohydrate- 31.4g/ of which sugars- 16.1g/ fat- 2.5g/ of which saturates- 1.3g/ fibre- 1.0g/ sodium- 0.2g/ salt equivalent- 0.5g

          The packet warns that the cereal may contain nut traces.

          Also another extra bit of information for anyone who does weight watchers a 30g serving with 125ml semi-skimmed milk is 3 points.

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            20.09.2009 16:59
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            What kind of person made this?

            I have been recently getting into Nestle cereals after hearing abou tthey're Whole grain goodness which is a Guaruntee that it will provide you with two of your three whole grain servings from your RDA%
            But this Cereal was too much Sickness too endure, After trying and trying I still cannot see how Nestle can produce this recipe for Disaster.

            I usually have my cereals in a bowl at breakfast time, but after eating this I felt Sick, Unfull and Disgusted. The taste is the next best thing to eating a rat whole. It is terrible all I taste is the milk mixed with the 'Golden nuggets' leaving a sour aftertaste in my mouth. I cannot eat a whole bowl and they have been lying in my Cupboard 11/12 full. The First serving I had went straight into the bin.

            The only thing I can congratulate nestle on this Cereal is the logo which is quite quirky and fun, the idea of a pirate man and a donkey sat on top of a treasure is a great idea, could keep children occupied eating they're loot!
            But I would not even feed this to my child, regardless of whether he will be getting his goodness as I would rather have him eating something he likes, than me having to force it down his gullet.

            Terrible Product and a very low rating from me of 2/5

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              30.06.2009 10:29
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              Not a great way to start the day

              I stayed over my friends recently after a boozy night out on the town. In the morning her daughter came down for breakfast and for some reason poured me and her a bowl of Golden Nuggets. Naturally I felt obliged to eat them and until that point I had forgotten how horrible they were!

              Compared to most big name cereals out there, Golden Nuggets are generally cheap to buy. Costing about 1.83 per 375g box. Packaged in a very attractive box that is bright blue in colour and features the cereal mascots. This is a miner and his pet donkey who often appear in the adverts for the product. They're in the middle of the box standing over the words 'Golden Nuggets' which seem to burst from the box in a vibrant golden colour with a picture of the cereal itself underneath. This is a great marketing ploy as children can identify the character from television to the product.

              As part of the Nestle range, Golden Nuggets have that green band across the top of the box that promise they are made with whole grain. Inside the box is just a fairly standard piece of plastic packaging that contains the cereal. Like most products, the packaging is much larger than the actual product with it not being more than 3 quarters full with the cereal. The cereal itself is a sort of spherical shape and are a yellow sort of colour and are coated in honey. The texture is quite rough and they are hard to bite in to but are very soft and fluffy inside. Its worth noting that there are 113 calories per standard serving once you add milk, making them in my opinion, a very fatty way to start the day!

              Upon adding milk, the cereal does soften but I find they go all soggy and taste awful when you begin to eat them. They have a very rich, honey taste that isn't too overpowering but was a little too strong for my liking. It was also extremely difficult to bite into each 'nugget' without hurting your teeth afterwards as they do have a very tough and strong texture to them. Adding the milk makes the milk taste very honey-esque and to me it just didn't work. Once you reach the bottom of the bowl the leftovers are very unappetising and the taste is very watered down if you do decide to tackle those strays!

              I think that golden nuggets are definitely aimed more at children than an adult market as the end result is very disappointing. The taste isn't dreadful but they just seem like a very odd idea for a cereal. The combination of cereal and milk in this instance is very unflattering and just makes them taste worse. I think it's how sweet the nuggets actually are that causes this sensation. It just feels like you're eating little balls of sugar and knowing that fact makes the eating experience even more uncomfortable.

              Personally, I think they're one of the worst breakfast cereals on the market and are not good for children. A lot of the promises made on the adverts or the packaging itself are false. These little 'boulders' are just little blocks of sugar to pollute your body. It's common knowledge that not all breakfast cereals are the healthiest thing on the block but they're most certainly leagues above 'Golden Nuggets'.

              I don't like to bore with ingredient information as that can be found easily but I will point out that the box advises that it may contain nut traces for those with allergies. Thanks for reading :)

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                23.06.2009 09:36
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                Not awful but not my type of brekkie!

                Loving my cereals the way I do when I saw a trial pack of these on offer for 35p a box (for a one serving portion of 30g in Sainsbury's) I had to try them out. The box is a nice bright blue with a donkey on it and some sort of pirate cartoon character on there and it actually appealed to the kid in me and I couldn't wait to try the as promised honey flavoured brekkie (according to the box) lol.

                So that's the box for you really! Cardboard, squarish as usual and other information on the front of the box tells me they are Nestle Golden Nuggets and that they taste yee haa!! and that they are wholegrain guaranteed and contain 113 calories per 30g serving (without milk). Other information on the box includes ingredients and allergy advice, a full nutritional rundown and contact details for Nestle if needed are there. As I said nice enough, appealing to kids box...this is!

                The Cereal Itself....

                Made from a combination of wheat flour, semolina and glucose syrup (a well as quite a few other things of course) these 'nuggets' are golden yellow in colour and have a slightly rough texture to the outside of them. They are like puffs of air though and are crispy, rather sweet and go soggy if you cover them in milk and don't eat them up straight away and are all very small and irregular in size. They smell nice enough and fresh and light, I can't really say I love the flavour due to the sweetness they give but other than that they don't taste of much really and are over powered by too much sugar in my view.

                Not at all filling, after eating these I still felt hungry and I as ravenous by lunchtime and found myself picking all morning. For me these are simply too sugary and not substantial enough. I can't taste honey as promised on the box just sugar and air! Boulders (as described on the box?) my a** lol.

                Allergy Advice....

                May contain nut traces.

                Nutritional Information per 30g serving with 125ml semi-skimmed milk....

                Energy: 174 Kcal
                Protein: 6.4g
                Carbohydrate: 31.4g
                of which is sugars:16.1g
                Fat: 2.5g
                of which is saturates: 1.3g
                Fibre: 1.0g
                Salt Equivalent: 0.5g

                A 375g box (which is standard) should cost around £1.83 a box.

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                  14.06.2009 19:08
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                  Yummy but maybe not for everyday

                  I am a huge cereal lover and can't get up in the morning without a bowlful with milk. This is one that is normally in the cupboard as I never seem to get tired of it unlike some cereals. They are boulders of wheat and honey.

                  This cereal is definitely aimed at kids I must admit. On the front there is a picture of some golden nuggets in a bowl with the sparkly logo in front and two cartoon characters. I am not exactly sure who they are supposed to be. One perhaps is a cowboy and the other reminds me of Eyore the donkey. Well apprently the taste yeee haa so maybe I was right on the cowboy front. There is also the green banner on the front that indicates that as with all Nestle kids' cereals it contains wholegrain which means that it is good at filling you up and avoiding getting that rumbling tummy at eleven.

                  The cereal looks like a lot of fun and the pieces really do resemble boulders. They are in between yellow and gold in colour and all irregualr shapes. They have a very satisfying crunch when bitten too. They smell very good, just like honey. Taste-wise they taste very sweet and like honey and remind me somewhat of Kelloggs Start. I don't think these would be great for a kid every day as although filling they are also very sweet and sugary and may well lead kids to only want very sugary cereals. These taste fantastic with cold milk but unlike some other cereals also taste good eaten dry too which I am doing whilst writing.

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                    01.06.2009 15:22
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                    A very, very nice all round cereal that won't disappoint.

                    Now here is a cereal worth talking about!

                    "Golden Nuggets" is a breakfast ceral that consists of spherical objects about 1 centimetre or so across which are covered in honey. As a result, they are very yellow in shape and have a very sweet and satisfying taste. "Golden Nuggets" were originally, "Corn Pops". Research drew a blank, but at an educated guess I'd say that the name, "Corn Pops" wasn't selling many boxes, so they rebranded them to, "Golden Nuggets".

                    They even added a miner type guy for the front of the box, who "mines" the nuggets - to depict that they are somehow "valuable". Children would probably respond better to this more vibrant (colourful) approach to cereal. The "gold" appeal wouldn't hurt the campaign either, as it's built into every human to value this commodity.

                    As a cereal, they probably aren't the most healthy. The health conscious amongst us should stick to Special K or Bran Flakes, but for those who enjoy a few luxuries here and there (like me), Golden Nuggets could be the cereal for you. I try to keep a stash of these at home at all times, and they provide a great boost if you eat them first thing in the morning.

                    When you eat them you can taste the honey straight away, but be sure to add milk in preparation or you just won't get the same experience I'm afraid. You get a valuable sugar boost from these which always tends to wake me up, and prepares me for that long day at work.

                    The only bad thing I could say about this cereal, is that the nuggets themselves seem to float in the bowl, after milk is added. This means that once you've eaten your way through the cereal, you're left with what is essentially half a bowl of milk. This could be seen as a negative, but I quite like it and actually look forward to it if I eat a bowl of, "Golden Nuggets". It really is quite a satisfying cereal, and I can't recommend it enough.

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