“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Cereal „
I'm a big fan of sugary and very tasty children's cereals and prefer to stay well clear of the boring and tasteless but healthy ones that I probably should be eating! So when I saw a pack of Honey Shreddies on offer for only £1 I thought I'd give them a try, as I've always wanted to try Shreddies but thought that they would be too plain for me.
These are almost exactly the same as the normal Shreddies - brown crunchy square cereal pieces with criss-cross bits across them - except that they are coated in honey. The criss-cross bits really do make them look like they've been knitted and they're different to any other cereal. The honey gives the Shreddies that extra bit of delicious sweet flavour for those who don't like plain cereals and the taste is so good that this is one of those cereals where you can just eat them straight out of the box by themselves! The very sweet honey scent when you open the box is really hard to resist and the taste is so sweet and delicious. They're very crunchy and take a while to go soft in the milk and they're also a little large which means that quite a bit of milk is needed with them.
Despite being covered in honey, these still aren't the unhealthiest of cereals as they're made from wholegrain which is good for you.
I think the £1 price that I bought them for was an introductory offer, as I think they're a pretty new cereal, but they can now be bought for £1.46 from Asda, which seems to be the cheapest place to get a pack from.
I really like this cereal and I think it's a fun and healthy breakfast for children or a tasty cereal for adults who like lots of flavour, like me.
I picked these up because I have a childlike love of sugary cereals and a very small budget so when I saw these on offer in Morrisons, I snapped them up. I have also always found that shreddies are a good breakfast and they do tend to "keep hunger locked up till lunch." These honeyey squares of goodness have also been "knitted by nannas" - specifically my box was made by Ruth so how can I resist.
They are honey shreddies, not honey nut, but they are very yummy. The box is very yellow with a big curved arrow on it and "everyday taste" blazoned along the bottom. It also has the nestle green "wholegrain" banner accross the top, making me feel slightly less guilty for my choice. On the back of the box is basically an advert for the rest of the range, frosted and coco shreddies. Then on the sides, one has all the nutritional info and ingredients, the other has some of the nana knitting thing. They are suitable for veges as it says on the box too which is nice to see.
The little hatched squares of shreddies are basically just normal shreddies, they are tasty but can get stuck in my teeth and they go very mushy if you leave them in milk for too long. The honey is not overpowering and it just adds a sweetness. This can be a little too sweet sometimes though so I sometimes mix them with branflakes or something non-sweetened.
I got a 500g box for £1 something and I think this is a pretty good price but the normal price (double this) seems a bit high. Each serving has 162 kcals which again, is not bad but dont forget to add the milk calories if you have them with milk.
If I see them on offer again I will get them as they are nice for a treat.
"Delicious whole grain Shreddies with a touch of honey"
It was actually never my intention to buy Nestle's Honey Shreddies - they got picked up and put into the basket in the place of the similarly packaged Honey Nut Shredded Wheat - an easy mistake to make. That said, i'm glad that the grain based morsels did find their way to the checkout, as they are quite tasty and incredibly moreish.
Price & Availability
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You can currently purchase a 500g box of Honey Shreddies for £1.96 from Tesco - perhaps a little pricey, especially when compared to the supermarket own brand of breakfast cereals.
Appearance & Taste
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Each Honey Shreddie is a small square of grain whose crosshatched appearance makes it look like it has been woven - hence the advertising slogan "knitted by nanas". Although if nanas had knitted them, I probably wouldn't want to eat them after all that man-handling (or should I say 'gran-handling?).
The flavour is rather sweet, and you certainly won't have to add any extra sugar to them. The taste is delicious, with a honey and brown sugar flavour which combines beautifully with some ice cold milk. That said, these particular Shreddies are delicious even without milk, and can be eaten straight from the packet without being too dry.
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The cereal contains;
Whole Grain Wheat (77.6%), Sugar, Barley Malt Extract, Honey (1.2%), Salt, Molasses, and Flavouring: Brown Sugar Flavour.
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Overall I was pleasantly surprised by the pleasant taste of Honey Shreddies, and would certainly buy them again - although preferably on purpose this time. I actually prefer them to the product I was supposed to buy - Honey Nut Shredded Wheat, although both are top quality cereals - recommended.
Nutritional Info Per 45g Serving
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Saturated Fat: 0.1g
I enjoy most of the Nestle range and recently have been getting into them due to the wholegrain servings and the overall 'goodness' that it supplies you with throughout the day, After sampling all of the current shreddies range I found that they keep me active and fit, and this addition was no different.
The packaging is like the conventional shreddies, it is yellow with a cluster of shreddies pouring down into a bowl of milk, very appealing to the public and looks scrumptious!
The taste is beatiful, it has a layer of nuts on the top and a slight hint of honey, a joy to bite into. Also it is layered like the normal shreddies which fits in nicely with the Knitted by Nana's advertising.
However there just isn't enough honey to balance off the taste of nuts.
My opinion: After a tasty treat I feel that the Nestle range has just improved significantly by this addition into the range. This could be one of the best shreddies that have been made, it depends on your preference.
Thanks for reading
I love cereal but lately I have been so stuck in a rut! I love fruit 'n' fibre and like many of us I go into a supermarket and grab a box of the usual out of sheer habit! However I got bored and I got restless and my taste-buds were crying out for summat different!
I hadn't see these particular shreddies before to be honest and I was never a fan of the usual shreddies that most of us are so familiar with. I don't like plain, simple kind of foods as a rule so I wasn't tempted to buy a huge box of these. What I did purchase however was a single serving of 45g in Sainsbury's priced at 35p for the box as sample to see what I thought of them!
Whether it be the standard 500g box or this size I have in front of me the boxes in appearance are all of course the same. Bright yellow cardboard which on the front has a picture of the shreddies drawn on it and in white, black and red writing I'm told they are Nestle Honey Shreddies 'Delicious Whole Grain Shreddies With A Touch Of honey'. I'm told that this box contains 162 calories and that they are wholegrain guaranteed. Other information on the box includes a full nutritional breakdown chart, ingredients are listed as well as allergy advice, the recycle is shown and the best before date is clearly stamped on. I'm told they are suitable for Vegetarians and contact details for Nestle are given. Nice, informative, bright packaging this is!
The Product Itself....
I opened the white plastic bag from within the outer box and was met with bite sized, none fragranced small, square, slightly glossy looking cereal, and lots of it. Lots of lines basically shoved together of wholesome wheat they are and of course they are textured.
I was very impressed with this cereal indeed. Not only is it healthy with a whole host vitamins and minerals lurking inside of it, it's made from wholegrain which is so great for general health (and of course bowel movement ahem...). It tastes great and it doesn't taste healthy as such at all which is great for someone like me lol. I felt as I was eating it for my breakfast that this was just a joy to eat really and unlike alot of cereals I have taste recently.
Filling, nicely and naturally sweetened it makes a great snack for any time of the day at all. I felt like I was treating my taste-buds rather than watching my weight with this one. I did wonder as I plopped it in my shopping basket was I about to eat hay but it really is nice! Not harsh on the flavouring of honey it's entwined slightly between the 'sheets' of wheat and evenly so. There is a slightly malty, salty taste to this as well which gives the ying to the yang in the flavouring stakes entirely. It's crunchy before adding milk and is still reasonably crunchy when you have added some and doesn't 'scum' your bowl out disgustingly but holds it's shape.
Not too sweet but this whole cereal, to me is wonderful and helps me to get to lunchtime without feeling hunger pains lol. A really nice, filling but healthy start to the day or whenever you wanna reach for the chocolate (ladies this means YOU in particular you naughty bunch lol!) this is a great alternative! I certainly will be buying more of this particular cereal in the future!
May contain nut traces.
Available in many supermarkets etc and a 500g box of this should set you back around the £2.00 mark.