Product Type: Nestle Breakfast
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A nice addition to the Nannas' Knitted repertoire
Nestle Honey Shreddies
Member Name: kirstyloughnane
Nestle Honey Shreddies
Advantages: Versatile, whole grain, high in fibre, slightly sweet
Disadvantages: Added sugar not great but not too much
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
Summary: A sweet treat with the added goodness of whole grains and fibre
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