I normally stick to "boring"" cereals like weetabix, porridge, quinoa but these were 1/2 price at Tesco and I had a £1 off coupon so they cost 29p(coupon still on mse 23/02/14). Really cheap breakfast if nothing else
These are by Nestle and have the green logo along the top telling me that whole grain is guaranteed. I don't know a lot about the brand other than its a "branded brand" other than a supermarket brand
These come in a 500g box which if you stick to the serving sizes on the back is 12 1/2 portions. What I actually liked about the product is that there was very little waste at the bottom,no broken crumby bits which I think is a first for a cereal ive bought.
**Taste ,smell etc**
These didn't have much of a honey taste or smell. I was expecting that to be stronger. I did think that they were quite sweet but I haven't tried the original so cant compare.
A bowl filled me up at the time but I do think that I felt hungry again quicker than normal.
To eat this I just added milk. They did go a little soggy but for the most part still had a crunch to them.
**A 40 g serving contains**
**Would I buy again**
I don't think I would as they didn't fill me up for as long as my normal breakfast products(possibly as higher in sugar therefore I experienced a sugar crash after the initial surge and felt hungry)
These cost me 29p but normally retail at around £2.59 . Tesco had them at half price so if you can combine it with the voucher it could be a good deal for someone who likes them.
These are priced about the same as others on the market I just personally think that's overpriced!
I wasa first introduced to Nestle Honey Shreddies when I was sent a free pack via the Honey Shreddies site on Facebook, as a special promotion. I wasn't expecting too much, as Shreddies original are already a firm favourite in our house and it would take a lot to beat them.
However, with trepidation I offered them to my daughters as a choice at breakfast, and to my surprise my eldest was very keen to try them. As a rule 5 year olds aren't always keen to try new things, but the brightly coloured box was a helping point for my daughter. I made them 2 different ways for my girls - my 20 month old had them in a bowl with milk and then microwaved, so that they became a warm mushy mess, as she likes them! My eldest had the milk heated first, THEN the Shreddies added to retain their crunch! Both ways seemed to work well - when heated the Shreddies became a soft consistency, not quite a mushy as Weetabix but definitely a firm favourite with my youngest. However, when added to heated milk they did keep their crunch for quite some time, making them more of a favourite for my eldest.
As the name suggests these new Shreddies are coated with a little honey, making them and the milk in them taste delightfully sweet, but not sickly in my opinion. Maybe not a cereal I would offer every day due to the sugar content (12%), but definitely not too sweet that they would be banished from the cupboards forever.
This new cereal is competitively priced, at around £2.09 for a 500g box, so not dissimilar to others on the market.
The green banner on the Nestle boxes reassure you that the cereal is made with whole grains, which is definitely an added bonus when it comes to choosing cereals for my little ones. In my opinion, this is a great selling point and counteracts some of the added sugar. They are high in fibre, also a plus, and are fortified with vitamins.
In summary, these were a favourite with both my girls, and seem pretty versatile in the way you can serve them. The price is not too restrictive, and although they have some added sugar, it isn't too much to banish them completely. A sweet treat, especially for young ones