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      03.06.2013 09:19
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      Filling breakfast cereal with a treat of sweetness, give them a go!

      ~What's the story?~
      I re-discovered Sugar Puffs about 12 months ago when I spotted them in Poundland (320g pack). Prior to that, it must be 30 years since I'd last had any! To my taste and memory, they hadn't changed a bit. Even the bright blue box, with "Sugar Puffs" in huge red letters and the timeless, ageless big yellow Honey Monster beaming from the box, enjoying his bowl of Sugar Puffs, is all pretty much as it's always been! They seem to be a regular line in my local Poundland, (with 6 months date on) so that all adds to the attraction, I must admit - cereals have gone so expensive lately.

      ~What are Sugar Puffs?~
      Sugar puffs are individual wheat kernels which have been heated up to "puff" status and then glazed with honey and sugar.

      ~Science bit~
      Sugar puffs are high in fibre, and fortified with vitamins and iron their blurb states that they are low in fat (0.5g per 30g serving), salt (trace per serving), and fat (0.5g) and there's also no artificial colours or preservatives - to be honest, I think most cereals have improved a lot on those things, and in fact I find Sugar Puffs are pretty much like-for-like with "similar" cereals like Frosties or Crunch nut cornflakes. Out of interest, I weighed 30g and because they are so light, thats actually quite a lot of sugar puffs- more than I usually have, and they comfortably fill me up til lunchtime.

      ~The ONLY way to eat Sugar Puffs...!~
      In my opinion, the *only* way to eat sugar puffs is to pour very cold milk over them - and then eat quickly! If you are a leisurely breakfast eater you will suffer from soggy sugar puffs, and this is a condition to be avoided in my opinion. If it happens, you might as well eat a bowl of bland mush. The taste gets lost, and the texture becomes just unpleasant. But with fresh, cold milk, while the kernels retain their structure, there is nothing better. They have a soft texture when you bite into them, with the slightest crisp outer with the honey/sugar coating. If you had Sugar Puffs as a youngster, I don't think you'll find much has changed, at this moment in time they are my cereal of choice by a long way!

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      16.08.2010 19:38
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      Good tasting cereal.

      Breakfast is the main meal of the day and I never ever not eat breakfast, and these are one of my favourites and they have been around for a very long time, and I usually buy them for my grandchildren on a regular basis because I always know they will eat them and kick start their day as it does mine too.

      They come in a box and the contents are inside a plastic bag to keep them nice and fresh and they are a small round shaped ball and they are little wheat balls and they are covered in a honey and brown sugar glaze and they are quite shiny and the texture of them is soft when they have milk poured over them but when they are dry they are harder and the longer the milk soaks into them the softer they become.

      They are quite a sweet tasting cereal and they are nice and light and I do not sprinkle any sugar over them as they are sweet enough and I have a very sweet tooth and the sweetness is adequate without the extra added sugar but I have a friend who always adds sugar but none is needed as I think they are far too sweet for my liking and I would never add extra sugar for when my grandchildren eat them as it is not at all healthy for them at all.

      I sometimes eat them with banana over the top and my grandchildren love to eat them that way too and it is then one of our 5 a day fruit portions and it is also a good way to start the day and have extra energy.

      They contain for a 30g serving 114 calories, 10.6g of sugar, and 0.5g of fat and although they contain not so many calories as some other brands of cereal they do contain a lot of sugar and a little less fat.


      They are a very nice tasting cereal and a very good quality brand indeed and I absolutely love these and I often eat them as a snack as I do with a lot of cereals as I find them very filling and these ones are very filling too, even though they are nice and light.

      The wheat is natural and so they are very good for the digestive system and very enjoyable too.

      I bought these for only £1 from Asda recently for 400g and they also contain no added salt and so they suit my family and myself and I recommend them highly, especially when they are on special offer as some cereals can be quite expensive, especially if you have a lot of children and it can save you lots of money for a very good brand and a very good quality product.

      I place mine in a plastic container to keep them extra fresh and for convenience but the plastic bag they are in is just as good for keeping them fresh too.


      I give them 5 stars.

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        22.04.2010 15:42
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        A deliciously sweet cereal

        Sugar Puffs are one of the cereals that I have eaten since I was a child and still enjoy today. They're not my favourite cereal brand but I do like them a lot and like to keep a box in the back of a kitchen cupboard for those times when I fancy a bowl.

        Sugar Puffs are a natural puffed wheat cereal which are glazed with honey and brown sugar. This type of cereal isn't like any other I've tried and there certainly isn't another good cereal for children like this that I know of. The actual cereal pieces are small oval shaped bits of wheat and they are puffed up so are very soft and kind of spongy. By themselves, I don't think they'd taste great at all, but with the added honey and sugar, they taste delicious. They don't have an overly strong honey taste but it's just enough to make them lovely and sweet with a hint of honey flavour. The sugar just gives them that extra bit of sweetness that makes them so tasty.

        Despite containing sugar, they don't contain as much as some other cereals, and the fibre and vitamins in the wheat make them a healthy start to the day.

        The only problem with these is that I've found that they tend to go stale a lot quicker than other types of cereals and they become a bit chewy rather the soft and fluffy texture that they're supposed to have. Because of the honey glaze, they also start to stick together soon after opening the pack and this is a pain as you have to un-stick them all. I've opened up the box a few times to find that they have turned into one giant clump that's the same shape as the cereal box and I had to whack them against the worktop to break them all up!

        These are pretty average priced cereals costing around £2 for a 450g box, which is around the same price as other similar cereals.

        I only like sweet cereals so for those with a sweet tooth, or for children, I think Sugar Puffs are an excellent breakfast cereal.

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          24.02.2010 22:46
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          Sugar Puffs, I had loved them since I was a child. I am now 38 years of age and have recently re-discovered them! Accidentally, as they were on special offer at £1.39 for a 625g box. The store claimed they were half price, I have no reason to doubt this.

          Ingredients - Wheat, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Sugar, Honey (3%), Glucose Syrup, Molasses, Niacin, Iron, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1).

          For those that are interested a 30g serving contains kcals. Although as the name suggests I believe the sugar content to be very high. The same serving has 25.7g of Carbohydrates of which 10.6g are sugar. My friend who suffers from diabetes would be horrified!

          Despite this, they still taste as yummy as ever. My six year old son loves them but they are not something I allow on a daily basis. He has managed on occasion to raid the cupboard and eat them dry without milk, I suppose that is a testimony to their taste!

          To the rear of the box, there is usually something for younger eaters to complete, such as a cross word or something to cut out and make. This is great, however my son often wants to rip the box apart as soon as we are out of the supermarket doors!

          The only downside would be that if you forget to roll down the bag inside the box after opening (as I frequently do!) - the cereal sticks together in a hard ball and requires quite a pummeling to dislodge!
          At half price Sugar Puffs are definitely a tasty treat, so look out for special offers.

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            23.02.2010 21:03
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            We had a small box of these lying about in the cupboard for such a long time that I was expecting them to be out of date. After checking the date I saw these went out next month, so I decided to put them out of their misery and eat them. I hadn't had Suger Puffs for such a long time, and now I see why I wasn't much into them.

            They are little Puffs of Rice which has a sugar coating, which have a honey type taste to them. They are dry, but also a bit sticky feeling as well. They are pretty light and there is no weight to them.

            After adding generous splash of Milk I dug in and took a good spoonful of these. They were a bit harder than I last remembered, and the Milk seemed to soften the Puffs up a bit, but not that much. They tasted really sweet with the sweetness of the Milk, but the sweetness seemed to come mostly from the sweet coating of the Puffs.

            These just weren't that interesting or exciting. They were pretty boring once the sweet part had disolved away, and I found that they sort of stuck together when you were eating them and went a bit soggy and yukky.

            Not a Cereal I would really eat again, as it is not my thing.

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            18.02.2010 23:28
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            Not So Healthy But Still A Tasty Breakfast Cereal

            Sugar puffs are definitely a taste from my childhood. I recently purchased a box as they were on offer in Morrison's for 99p. I hadn't had some for a few years and wondered if they had changed in this time.
            The packaging definitely has, as it now has the statement "No Artificial Anything!" printed on it, right next to a picture of the famous Honey Monster. Also emblazoned on the side "Fortified With Vitamins And Iron, No Artificial Colours, No Preservatives, Source Of Fibre, Low In Fat & No Added Salt".

            It's all sounding good, but I couldn't wait to find out if these little wheat puffs, glazed with honey and brown sugar still tasted great. The rear of the very colourful box also has a bit of trivia, a word search and jokes to keep the kids amused.

            So, when breakfast time arrived, I poured the little fells in a cereal bowl and added milk. I believe that the best way to consume them is to eat them quickly before they go soggy as I like to get a little bit of crunch out of my cereal. I will actually eat them straight out of the packet, like sweets if the mood takes me.

            Yes, they still taste good, very sweet and possibly not the healthiest way to start the day but nice for a treat. I must also add that they are not very filling and I needed to have a couple of slices of toast after, to really set me up for a day at work.

            Now, it states on the box that this box (320g) contains 10 servings. My feeling is that it's probably more like 6 or 7 as the box only just lasted the week.

            I will probably buy them again, if I see them on offer but it's not the sort of cereal I'd want everyday. Now and again will suit me fine.

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              10.02.2010 01:07
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              Tasty breakfast treat, available at a bargain price.

              Breakfast with the honey monster. Ok so maybe the ads are aimed primarily at children and perhaps so too is the cereal therefore since it is very sugary. However the fact remains i love em as well. The colourful cartoony box contains the small individual grains of pale coloured wheat. The grains of wheat appear and taste as though they have been dipped in honey. So unlike many other plainer cereals where i usually end up sprinkling sugar on them anyway which is a little unhealthy, with these i do not have to as they are already sweet enough. These little honeyed grains of wheat are so tasty you can actually enjoy eating them even without putting milk on them in the traditional way. However when they are soaked in milk in the bowl they become even tastier. Again tradition would have it that most cereals are eaten with cold milk and i`m sure thats how most people do it, however try these with hot/warm milk and they are even better. This cereal is obviously stocked in all the main supermarkets usually selling for about £1.70. However recently i have been buying this in poundland for £1 of course and quite often the box as 50% extra free as well, what a bargain.

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              18.11.2009 10:14

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              A family favourite

              I have been eating sugar puffs since i was a little girl, and whenever Im feeling blue, they are always the cereal I go for. The packaging is instantly recognisable and puts a smile on my face in the morning. They are a favourite for children and adults alike - my friends children enjoy them just as much as i do! They also come in larger family size boxes - unlike some quaker cereals.

              I like sugar puffs as they are sweet without being sugar overload like frosties etc. I always find just one bowl fills me up, but the calorie content isnt as high as you might expect, so if i do indulge its not going to damage the waistline too much. They dont go soggy too quickly in milk as well ( some cereal seems to turn into a wet mess at the bottom of the bowl immediately) They are also great as a snack or alternative to a high calorie dessert.

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              18.10.2009 18:42
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              Yummy Cereal That Tastes Wicked But Won't Leave You Full Up For Long

              I don't eat Sugar Puffs that much but sometimes I get the taste for them and will eat a box in a few days.

              They're a proper light cereal made out of puffed wheat and the box tells me that they are glazed with honey and brown sugar. They look like pale coffee beans to me because of how the wheat splits down the middle as it has puffed up.

              Sugar Puffs are a light and crispy cereal, when they're in the milk the go a bit softer but the glaze stops them soaking up so much milk that they go soggy. They're very sweet and you deffo don't need to add sugar to them, I wouldn't say they're mega sweet or taste specific of brown sugar but they have got a very nice sugary taste all the way through the cereal.

              I always think Sugar Puffs taste a bit of coffee, it's like a coffee with 2 sugars flavour that I think is wicked but if you're not mad keen on the taste of coffee then you might not enjoy these as much as I do.

              The only thing about this cereal is that it's not very filling because of how light it is, if I have a bowl for my breakfast then I'll be hungry again well before dinner time so I usually have them for a snack during the day instead of chocolate or crisps.

              Sugar Puffs are quite dear for how light they are and the smallest size box they sell is nearly £2.00 and more in some shops. I think they're wicked though and well worth the money because a box lasts for quite a while. YOu have to make sure you store them with the box completely done up or better still in an airtight container because otherwise they will all stick together and even if you manage to seperate them they won't taste the same again.

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              15.10.2009 16:00
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              Not the cereal for me

              Sugar Puffs....


              Sugar Puffs are a breakfast cereal that have been around for many years now and still seems to be a firm favourite with many people.

              They are famously advertised by the "Honey Monster" as everyone will know and are basically puffs of wheat with a sugar and honey coating. They are strangely soft yet a little crisp at the same time.

              I used to eat these Sugar Puffs quite a lot as when I worked for a hotel these were one of the best cereals there to have. However I would have to say that I have never bought a box for myself to have at home. I guess this would have to be because of the fact that I don't like them that much.

              They are one of the pricier cereals in the supermarket and where they are not a particular favourite of mine I tend to steer well clear. I think they are far too sweet for me and go far too soggy too quickly in the cereal bowl. I do like my cereal to have a little bit of a crunch to it but these Sugar Puffs seemed to absorb the milk far too quickly.

              They are not particularly that bad as for a 30 gram bowl you are looking at taking in 114 calories and 0.5grams of fat.

              Overall I would say I can eat this breakfast cereal and they are not too bad. They are most certainly not one of my favourites and I wouldn't buy them for myself unless they were on a really, really good special offer.

              I think 2 stars are fine for this product and I can't really give it a recommendation at all. Personally I think not a great cereal.

              Thanks for taking the time to read.

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                06.10.2009 17:38
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                nice sugary breakfast

                When I saw these on dooyoo and looked at some of the other reviews I was kind of surprised to see how low ratings some people had given these as they are a breakfast cereal that I really like, I think some people may just find them too sugary and artificial though but seen as I have a sweet tooth I find them really tasty and nice.

                They are basically little puffs of blown up wheat which has then been coated in sugar, they have a really great white middle texture which is very light and fluffy and then have a hard outer shell which makes them look a bit like a bean, they are really sugary on the outside too and you only have to pick one up to see how sticky it is and how much sugar they have on them.

                However I think that without the sugar it wouldn't be the same, after all they are called sugar puffs. They are a really sweet breakfast cereal and unless you like sweet things then your obviously not going to like them, they are fairly crunchy to eat if you get to them fast but after a few minutes they do become soggy and they aren't really that nice when they have become really soggy as the sugar melts away and the wheat sogs up too, but apart from that I love these.

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                30.08.2009 21:41
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                Bring back the old Sugar Puffs!

                Like a lot of people I remember the lovely soft wheat 'honey goodness' from my childhood when I must admit I did quite look forward to breakfast, as most of the time I would 'bully' my parents into planting the most chocolate covered, sugar coated cereal in front of me most mornings. With the premise that I would be a 'good' girl as long as I had my 'fix' so to say. Coco Pops, Nesquik and Corn Pops were amongst my top 10 with Sugar Puffs being right up there, in the top 3 at least!

                I know its not just me and that a lot of these breakfast cereals have been dramatically changed over the years, to be ,'healthier' I believe they say in most cases but I cant help but feel that this has no doubt ruined most of these cereals as they just do not taste the same *tear*. These days I'm much more health conscious and stick to my Special K if I want cereal but now and again ill pick up a purely indulgent cereal like Sugar Puffs. I do quite regret it now but maybe not for the reasons you think...

                The packaging
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                The Sugar Puffs box has not much changed over the years, with the beloved honey monster on the front looking ecstatic with a bowl of those sugar coated puffs in a bowl in front of him. The box is largely blue with a cartoonish honeycomb being the backdrop to the words 'Sugar Puffs' which is written in bubbly red writing (oh and lets not forget the bee next to the title who if you look closely bares a striking resemblance to the honey monster himself!).

                On the sides of the box you'll find all the relevant nutritional information with your GDA's etc and their 'quality promise' and contact details for the company. With the all important best before usually being on the top of the box. On the back you'll find fun little games and puzzles for your little ones to try out (e.g. word search, fun facts, health tips) or just for you to see if you still got it! I always loved the fun things to do on the back was the highlight of my morning... good times.

                Now for the Puffs
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                As the name might suggest the puffs are simply full of sugar in fact you get about 10.6grams of the stuff in a 30g serving! They are natural wheat puff 'glazed in honey and brown sugar, so I wouldn't say everyday for you or the kids. If you hold one in-between your finger and thumb you find it a hard job to try and flatten, they are really quite hard on their own despite turning to mush in milk! This is my main gripe with the puffs; I remember them being so good in milk but now I just find after 30 seconds they turn to mush, well way to soft for me. They used to last long enough for the honey glazing to kind of dissolve into the milk whilst retaining a little crunch but if you tried to do that now (wait a little for honeyish milk) I think you'd probably end up with porridge.

                The puffs still taste quite nice with the honey not being overpowering but just sweet enough and they are quite alright without milk as a snack. Opening a box is lovely as well, sweet and fragrant, the smell alone makes you want a bowl. It may just be my personal experience with the stuff but I tried to have a bowl 3 times and each time the puffs turned to mush! I am now left with a 50% extra free box that I haven't even made a dent in.

                Nutritional Information
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                Per 30g serving
                Calories - 114
                Protein - 1.6g
                Carbohydrate - 25.7g
                (Of which sugars) - 10.6g
                Fat - 0.5g
                (Of which saturates) - 0.1g
                Fibre - 1.1g
                Salt - trace

                No preservatives, fortified with vitamins and Iron, no artificial colours, a source of fibre, low in fat and no added salt.

                You can get a box of this stuff for about £2 at any good supermarket.

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                  26.08.2009 21:36
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                  Quaker Sugar Puffs - puffed oats with honey and sugar

                  Sugar Puffs were a regular fixture at home when I was a kid. Now I have my own household, I don't tend to have them quite as much as when I was younger. They're among the costlier of the cereals on the shelves, and I tend to go for supermarket own brands or whatever is on offer. Recently, these have been on offer for a week or so and then a month later the same thing happens.

                  This time, they were on offer for 79p for the 320g box, and I grabbed three of them. Of course, the rule goes that the more you buy, the quicker you eat it, so they're pretty much all gone now, but it was good while we had them.

                  Essentially, they're just puffed up pieces of wheat, and they're covered in honey and sugar. This makes them incredibly sticky in their state in the bag, once you have opened them and the air has gotten to them. Pouring them out into the bowl and adding the milk makes the milk go a little sweeter, as if you had put sugar on your cereal, and they soften up immediately from their previous crispy state.

                  I love the subtle honey flavour and the sweet aftertaste of Sugar Puffs. They melt in your mouth and it's easier to eat these quicker than most other cereals. 30g of the cereal will give you 114 calories and half a gram of fat, so they're not oo bad considering they have honey and sugar coated on them.

                  The advertising gimmick was the Honey Monster, a big fluffy yellow 'monster' that was more a big soft cuddly toy than a monster. He spoke in a gruff and near unintelligible voice, and was a great gimmick to appeal to kids who wanted to curry favour with the honey monster. If it was good enough for him, then it was good enough for them! I believe the honey monster is still the mainstay of the advertising, and I still like it as an advertising tool. If Sugar Puffs come on offer again, I'll snap them up again as they're one of my favourite cereals.

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                    25.08.2009 11:16
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                    I haven't eaten Sugar Puffs in years, how glad I am that I've rediscovered them!

                    I cannot believe I haven't had Sugar Puffs for so long! I bought a box for my granddaughters' breakfast a couple of weekends ago and after realising I'd run out of cornflakes decided to have a bowl, remembering while I ate them that it's been at least eight years since I last ate them and probably more like ten!

                    Sugar Puffs are basically puffed wheat which has been coated with sugar and honey, resulting in a slightly crispy yet deliciously soft breakfast cereal. It's quite simply one of the nicest cereals out there and at risk of repeating myself, I simply cannot understand why I haven't eaten them before now!

                    I had mine this morning with a drop of ice cold milk, you don't need sugar with this cereal and please take my advice that you might not want to add too much milk as Sugar Puffs do go soggy very quickly and even though they may still taste great they are best enjoyed while the cereal retains a little crunch.

                    The taste is very sugary (the clue is in the name!) and there is a distinct flavour of coffee to them. This isn't overpowering at all though and because of the sweetness of the cereal it blends in nicely to give a pleasing mish mash of flavours that ends up being extremely moreish.

                    Sugar Puffs are extremely light and airy, I think they are ideal for breakfast as they do fill the hole but without lying too heavy on the stomach. The flavour also isn't too strong and despite the high sugar content this cereal tastes far more wholesome than those which are coated in chocolate, it's such a simple taste in Sugar Puffs and that's what I like about them really.

                    The honey comes through the sweet flavour beautifully, it mingles in really well with the general sugariness of the cereal although to me it doesn't come across as strongly as I remember from years ago. Which is good actually as I'm not fond of cereal which overloads the honey, but even having said that I would still completely recommend Sugar Puffs even to those of you who DO like a honey flavour in your cereal.

                    At the moment Tesco are selling the large 625g box of Sugar Puffs for £2.99 on BOGOF promotion, each of these boxes will provide you with approximately 20 servings so that is very good value for money. 30g of Sugar Puffs contains 114 calories and 0.5g of fat, which means they're not as bad for your waistline as their sweet flavour would suggest.

                    The only downside I've found is that Sugar Puffs are not particularly filling, I rise early most mornings and have usually eaten my breakfast by at least 8am. The trouble is that come around 10.30m I am already beginning to feel hungry and have to have a piece of fruit in an attempt to curb my appetite until lunchtime, this isn't good as I'm dieting at the moment and really need a more substantial cereal for in the morning. I have found Sugar Puffs to be ideal as an evening snack though and now often have a bowl for supper as it helps to fend off the nighttime munchies that can sometimes strike.

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                      27.07.2009 21:23
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                      Not theway tostart the morning...............in my opinion!!

                      I don't know if it this mixed summer, with plenty of rain or something I have eaten, but this is the second time today I have to give the big thumbs down to a food item. Those who read my reviews will note that I am usual quite positive.

                      Sugar Puffs is a wheat puff glazed in honey and brown sugar. You may recognise the cereal by the box having a huge funny faced honey monster on the front. The same monster who has featured on hundreds of TV cereals reminding the mum "Tell them about the honey, mummy!".
                      The monster himself was only introduced in the 1970's.

                      My Dad always used to buy these when I was young. I hated them then just as I do now. Why would you want to start a lovely day off with a breakfast covered in honey and sugar? I usually start mine off with some healthy cereal, without added sugar and skimmed milk. Not a cereal that boasts it is covered in sticky stuff. The box actually boasts that the natural wheat puffs glazed with honey and brown sugar is fortified with vitamins and iron. Has no artificial colours. No preservatives. Has a source of fibre and is low in fat. It also has no added sugar. My argument would be - what about all the 'junk' it does have in there.
                      Glucose syrup, Sugar, Honey, Glucose Syrup, Molasses to name but a few.

                      Whilst writing this review I asked my wife why we had a box of these in the cupboard. She replied 'don't blame me, I'd never eat anything saturated in sugar like that'. She continued 'maybe our daughter threw it in the trolley without us noticing'.

                      Well I've eaten this stuff before. The puffs go soft very quickly and the sweet taste is just too much.

                      This box has just found itself in the kitchen bin. Hope the monster doesn't get me!!!

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