“ Type: Cereal „
I had never eaten Honey Nut Cheerios (or even regular Cheerios for that matter) before today. I probably wouldn't have eaten them either, if a free sample hadn't arrived in the post this morning.
A 600g box of Nestle Honey Cheerios can be purchased from Tesco's for £2.69, or you could wait 28 years for a free sample in the post as I did.
So how was my Cheerios eating experience, and what are they?
Honey Nut Cheerios are small cereal rings (or small surreal rings if you've been drinking) which measure around one centimeter in diameter. They are best enjoyed (like any other breakfast cereal) in a bowl with some milk, but I suppose you could eat them as they come, straight from the packet. The flavour is malty, like the inner non-choclately part of a Malteser, but not quite as nice.
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Cereal Grains (62.7%) (Whole Grain Oats, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Barley, Whole Grain Rice, Whole Grain Maize), Sugar, Wheat Starch, Honey (2.9%), Partially Inverte Brown Sugar Syrup, Salt, Tripotassium Phosphate, Vegetable Oil, Antioxidant, Tocopherals, and Flavouring.
As a honey sweetened cereal, you don't need to add sugar to Honey Nut Cheerios, unless you have a really sweet tooth of course! I personally found the overall sweetness to be just about right, and not too sickly,
The consistency of the Cheerios is nice and crunchy, even when they have been in milk for a couple of minutes, which is good, as some cereals go soggy too quickly.
In terms of the overall eating experience, I found myself enjoying Honey Nut Cheerios, although due to the fact that I like other cereals more, I probably wouldn't buy them. That said, if anyone decides to send me any more free samples, i'll have no problems in eating them.
Nutritional Info per 30g Serving
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When my best friend came to visit Scotland and stay at my flat I asked her what type of cereal she wanted me to buy for her for breakfast. She told me she had recently been eating Honey Nut Cheerios and that would be fine to have. My husband and I had been eating regular Cheerios for a while so I decided to try the Honey Nut variation in order to compare and contrast.
I must say after trying the Honey Nut Cheerios I am totally converted. I found that sometimes while eating regular Cheerios the taste would become a bit bland as soon as the bowl was filled with milk. I also found that they would become soggy rather quickly.
Honey Nut Cheerios is a strong little O, it holds both its taste and flavour while swimming in bowl full of milk. I think that the honey coating on the outside of the cereal creates a little milk-proof barrier that allows for more enjoyable crunchy eat.
Another benefit to this cereal is it sweet without being sickly. The Os are made up of a mix of corn, oats, rice, and wheat blended with honey and roasted almonds.
Whole Grain Cereal Grains (61%) (Whole Grain Oats, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Barley, Whole Grain Rice, Whole Grain Maize), Whole Grain Cereal Grains (61%) (Whole Grain Oats, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Barley, Whole Grain Rice, Whole Grain Maize), Sugar, Sugar, Wheat Starch, Wheat Starch, Honey, Honey, Partially Inverted Brown Sugar Syrup, Partially Inverted Brown Sugar Syrup, Ground Almonds, Ground Almonds, Salt, Salt, Tripotassium Phosphate, Tripotassium Phosphate, Palm Oil, Palm Oil, Antioxidant: Tocopherols, Antioxidant: Tocopherols, Flavouring, Flavouring, Vitamins and Minerals: Vitamin C, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid (Folacin), Vitamins and Minerals: Vitamin C, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid (Folacin), Vitamin B12, Calcium Carbonate and Iron, Vitamin B12, Calcium Carbonate and Iron
Nutrition per 45g Serving:
Energy (kcal) 172.0
Protein (g) 6.4
Carbohydrate (g) 29.6
of which sugars (g) 16.5
Fat (g) 3.2
of which saturates (g) 1.4
Fibre (g) 1.5
Sodium (g) 0.2
Vitamins & Minerals % of RDA:
Vitamin C: 25%
Thiamin (B1): 25%
Riboflavin (B2): 35%
Vitamin B6: 25%
Folic Acid: 25%
Vitamin B12: 75%
I buy this product from Tesco online which offer two different sized boxes. The 375g box costs £1.85 while the 600g box costs £2.39. I definitely recommend buying the 600g box as it is a better value for money, a box this size last in our house, 2 people, about 2-3 weeks.
The greatest benefit of eating this cereal is that you are consuming 1 portion of the recommended 3-a-day whole grains. Another side benefit is that you are doing your part for the environment by purchasing a product that is made with recycled packaging.
Nestle is also involved in the "Box Tops for Books" campaign. So if you purchase this cereal and want to help purchase books for your child's school just collect 10 tokens off the box tops, which will equal one book.
Whole grain breakfast cereal.