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      11.05.2012 21:23
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      Why bother buying Kelloggs when these are just as good?

      ---Why I Bought This---

      I always like to have cornflakes in the house as, as well as for breakfast in the summer, they provide a quick and appetising snack to have with a cup of tea in the evening or before bed. Also although I like porridge for breakfast, sometimes it is nice to have something quick and easy.



      ---The Brand---

      Tesco's own brand, but not their basic Value range.



      ---The Product---

      The box now is slightly different to the image above.
      500 gram box of toasted flakes of corn.
      Fortified with vitamins and iron.
      Colourful red parts to the cardboard box with an image of a bowl of cereal on a table on the front and back.
      115 calories per serving.
      Produced in the UK for Tescos.
      Cannot guarantee nut free.
      Suitable for vegetarians.
      Long shelf life - mine is until May 2014.



      ---Cost---

      £1.45 for 500 grams - as compared to £2.09 for Kelloggs.
      Also comes in 750 grams for £1.85 and 1 kg for £2.45 (Kelloggs would be £3.39 for 1 kg when not on offer).
      Tesco Everyday Value Cornflakes sell for just 31p for 500 grams.



      ---My Opinion---

      I must say these are very good cornflakes - my opinion would be that they are as good as Kelloggs. I think they are just as crisp, flavoursome and tasty - plus they have the added bonus of being less calories for some reason - though I do not bother much about that.
      A bowl of these cornflakes with either semi-skimmed or soya milk makes a great snack - and sometimes I add a sliced banana as well. Cornflakes are a really quick and tasty snack and are always useful if I am not feeling too well and I can can grab a bowlful with a quick cup of tea in a few minutes and take them back to bed - so at least I am having some goodness.
      My son is also a keen cornflakes fan and will often have then as a midnight snack - cornflakes are eaten pretty much every day in our household.
      I do eat the Everyday Value Cornflakes occasionally to save money, but my son much prefers these. The box is colourful and cheerful and inside the cornflakes are a good golden colour and nice and crisp. They do not immediately go soggy when milk is added, though personally I quite like them to have been left a while to soften up.
      These cornflakes are more on a par with Kelloggs than the value ranges and I do not think anyone would notice the difference. Their price reflects that - being more on a par with Kelloggs than the 31p Everyday Value ones.
      The Everyday Value range cornflakes do tend to be a little more blank so for myself I sometimes just mix the two sorts together.
      In conclusion I see no reason to buy the Kelloggs cornflakes (unless on offer!) when these own brand cornflakes are just as good.



      ---Star Rating---

      5 stars



      ---Would I Recommend?---

      Yes.



      ---Website---

      www.tesco.com



      ---Full Ingredients---

      Maize
      Sugar
      Salt
      Dextrose
      Barley Malt Extract
      Iron
      Niacin
      Pantothenic Acid
      Vitamin B6
      Riboflavin
      Thiamin
      Folic Acid
      Vitamin D
      Vitamin B12.

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      26.05.2010 19:42
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      Bargain!

      Tesco Cornflakes - As good as the leading brand!

      After trying to cut down on our weekly shoppin bill we decided to try tesco's own brand Cornflakes.

      They come in a yellow/ orange box .. exactly like shown on the picture associated with the item. Within the box the cornflakes are placed inside a plastic sealed bag.

      The Cornflakes are golden and hard, they have a bobbly tecture. Each connflake is about 1-2 cm long, Unlike some of the cheaper competitors they are suprisingly similar to the leading brand, Kellogg's.

      Whats in them?

      Maize,
      Sugar,
      Salt,
      Dextrose,
      Barley Malt Extract,
      Iron,
      Niacin,
      Pantothenic Acid,
      Vitamin B6,
      Riboflavin,
      Thiamin,
      Folic Acid,
      Vitamin D &
      Vitamin B12.

      They are quite good for you too, with only serving contains 115 calories per 25g serving, 2.7g of sugar, 0.4g of Fat of which only 0.1g is saturates. They do contain 0.5g of Salt which is 8% of your daily allowance.

      I tend to have the cornflakes with whole milk and sugar. They are very crunchy and I personally cannot tell the difference between these and Keloggs.

      A box of Tesco cornflakes costs only 94p per 500g!! Bargain!! Save yourself a few pennies and buy these.

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        25.04.2010 12:34
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        A great tasting cereal that is as good as the leading brand

        This review looks at Tesco Corn Flakes and as breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I always ensure I have a good supply of cereals in my kitchen cupboard.

        The box I am reviewing is 750g in weight and is extremely eye-catching with a large bowl of milk-soaked cornflakes dominating the majority of the front of the packaging. There is an image of a glass of orange juice and plate of mouth-watering buttered toast.

        Above the bowl of cornflakes is a large red square with the Tesco logo and the words "Corn Flakes" in large white lettering.

        In the top right hand corner is a green circle with the image of a person leaping and the wording "Fortified with vitamins and iron". The lower part of the box states that the cereal is a source of folic acid and provides you with nutritional information, which I will provide at the end of this review. The rear of the packaging is identical to that of the front and the information relating to the product is located on the side.

        As for the cereal - I have been buying Tesco Corn Flakes for as long as I can remember and my husband and I tend to alternate between these and wheat biscuits. We simply cannot tell the difference between the Tesco brand and the leading brand, as they look and taste identical.

        I'm sure everyone knows the taste and look of a corn flake, but I will assume that you don't. The corn flakes are a rusty/orange looking colour and are toasted flakes of corn. Whilst you can choose to add fruit or natural yoghurt, both my husband and I prefer to cover them with semi-skimmed milk and a sprinkling of sugar. I prefer to eat mine as soon as I've added the milk as they are lovely and crispy, but my husband enjoys his after the milk has soaked into the corn flakes, thus making them quite soggy.

        The corn flakes are contained within a plastic wrapping, which I find always rips no matter what brand of cereal you buy. In order to keep the cereal fresh and crispy, I use a household peg to keep the packet closed.

        The corn flakes are extremely good as they contain the fibre, vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy diet.

        I have checked the brand name corn flakes and made a comparison against Tesco corn flakes. Whilst the information I have obtained from the internet advises that the nutritional values are based on an average serving, the information on the Tesco box in relation to a 30g serving slightly differs.

        However, I will detail the nutritional information in respect of the Tesco brand based on an average serving, which is slightly more than 30g:-

        175 calories
        9 g of sugar
        2 g of fat
        2 g of saturates
        0.7 g of salt

        The information is somewhat similar to that of the leading brand, but the calories and sugar are slightly higher with the Tesco brand. However, the Tesco brand gives 1g lower fat content per average serving.

        Whilst these corn flakes do not contain nuts, Tesco cannot guarantee that they are nut free. The corn flakes are suitable for vegetarians and the box can be recycled once empty.

        Tesco Corn Flakes are available in most Tesco stores and cost 94p for a 500g box and £1.20 for a 750g box. This is significantly lower than the leading brand who charge £2.24 for a 750g box.

        I would highly recommend Tesco Corn Flakes, as in my opinion, they taste no different to the leading brand. Consequently, they receive 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.

        I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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          03.02.2010 17:21
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          Tesco Cornflakes - Great value and quality

          My family enjoy Tesco's own brand cereals, in fact they prefer the taste of them to Kelloggs, which they say goes too soft, too quickly.

          As I am on an economy drive, I am delighted at this! The only problem I find, is that my husband enjoys Tesco Cornflakes a little too much. Not only are they eaten every morning for breakfast, but they are also munched every night for supper too. This means we go through two 750g boxes a week!

          Tesco Cornflakes are a lovely golden colour and they have a great crunch. They are also quite sweet and do not need any sugar added to them. They do look lovely in a bowl, with some milk. Unlike Kelloggs cornflakes, they do not go soggy quickly, so you can afford to leave them for a few minutes before eating them (my husband's don't last 2 seconds though!) They are packaged in a white, plastic inner bag, which sits inside the outer cardboard box. The packaging makes a great job of keeping them fresh and crunchy.

          I personally am not a fan of cereal, but still use Tesco cornflakes in baking. I do make basic crispy cakes, but also make flap jack type, cereal bars too and always find that Tesco cornflakes keep their crunch. I love throwing different ingredients into the mix i.e golden syrup, sultanas, coconut, honey etc., and seeing how it turns out. The kids usually love them.

          Tesco Cornflakes come in two different sized boxes. A 500g box costs 95p and 750g costs £1.14. The equivalent sized boxes of Kelloggs cost £1.75 and £2.26. so there is a large difference in price here and a good saving to be made.

          One serving of Tesco Cornflakes contains the following:

          Calories - 175
          Sugar - 8.9g
          Fat - 2.4g
          Saturates - 1.5g
          Salt - 0.7g

          I will definately be sticking to Tesco Cornflakes, as they are my families favourite and are excellent quality, at a great price.

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          02.01.2010 16:39
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          Great tasting corn flakes at a low price.

          Tesco own brand Corn Flakes are my favourite brand. I don't think the more expensive branded versions of this cereal are really worth paying extra for, as there's not that much difference in the quality. Tesco's Corn Flakes are very high quality, despite the cheaper price, and I would say they are just as tasty (if not tastier) as other brands.

          The best thing about this brand is that they don't go soggy too quickly! Soggy cereal is the worst thing you can have for breakfast! Because they retain their crunchiness, they taste better. They have a really good flavour, and although there's probably not that much difference between the taste of this and other brands, I do think these are slightly better.

          The packaging is quite good, although obviously not as iconic as something like the Kellogg's 'cockerel' design. For a supermarket own brand, it is very good - the packaging is bright and grabs your attention.

          This brand is the best of the supermarket 'own brands', and is really good value. I'd recommend this brand over others.

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          16.12.2009 13:09
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          save some money, eat these instead of kelloggs

          I am sure that a lot of other people have turned to shops own brands during the current recession as a way of saving money. Obviously some of the products are good and some are bad, it is very much a case of hit or miss. For me, the Tesco Corn Flakes are a definite hit, in both the money saving part and the taste part. Sainsbury's also do a shops own brand version of Kellogs corn flakes, but I do not think that they are as nice and in my opinion Tesco's version is superior to both Sainsbury's and Kelloggs.

          Firstly the price. Well for a 750 gram box, Kelloggs will set you back £2.26 at Tesco, but a shop's own brand is only £1.14. That is almost half price! I wonder what it is exactly that you are paying for in the extra £1.12? Packaging? The name? I wonder this because for me there is very little difference in the taste.

          So secondly, the taste. I actually prefer Tesco's taste. I admit that I have a large bowl of cornflakes in the morning with quite a lot of milk. I iond that with Kelloggs by the time I get to the bottom of the bowl the cornflakes have gone soggy, but the Tesco's own brand cornflakes do not, they seem to not go soggy as quickly. This is good, because I really do not like soggy cornflakes! I really can not tell the difference in taste between Tesco's and Kelloggs so would recommend those of you that want to save some money to try these.

          Tesco's cornflakes come in a orange/yellow/red box, which is recyclable and there is a picture of a bowl of cornflakes with some milk and a jug of milk on the box. I would highly recommend these as they cost so much less than Kelloggs and taste pretty much the same.

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            12.11.2009 07:55
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            A cheaper breakfast cereal but tastes just as good

            I do like my boys to have a nice choice of cereals for their breakfast but as the cost of brand names has risen so much lately we have switched to the Tesco's own brand. I have to say that none of my boys even noticed the switch!

            ~~THE BOX~~

            The cornflakes come in a nice big orange box and on the front you have the Tesco logo at the top and the product name underneath. There is also a picture of a nice big bowl of the cornflakes which does actually look very appealing. The back of the box is identical to the front. On the side panels you can find all of the product information including the ingredients, nutrition and storage recommendations.

            The flakes are inside the box in a plastic bag which helps to keep them fresh as the bag can be screwed up to seal the top so no air is getting to the flakes to make them go stale.

            ~~TASTE~~

            I did not tell my boys that their cereals had been changed and upon pouring the corn flakes into a dish I could not see any visible differences from the Kellogg's brand. The flakes are a good size and golden in colour. They are quite think and so do stay crunchier for longer after adding the milk. The flakes do have a faint smell which always reminds me of wheat.

            After adding the milk some bottom cornflakes did start to go slight soft but no where near the soggy mush I have seen some turn into. After tasting the flakes I was very impressed with them. They tasted crunchy and very pleasant. There was no noticeable taste difference from other corn flakes and I am happy to say that none of my boys noticed the difference, they happily sat and polished off the whole dish.

            I personally find after a few spoonfuls that they do start to taste a bit bland so for me I always add a little sugar but maybe this is only me as non one else in my house finds this.

            ~~INFO~~

            The cornflakes are made by Tesco and the size box which have is 750g. I find that using this for 3 people daily means I get a good 2 weeks out of the box but I am in fact getting longer as my boys are not having these everyday at the moment and are eating a variety of others.

            The ingredients of the flakes for those wishing to know are:-

            Maize, Sugar, Salt, Dextrose, Barley Malt Extract, Iron, Miacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12.

            The nutritional values listed on the box are for a 30g serving of the cereal which is an average dinner set bowl size. These values are:-

            Protein - 6.3g
            Energy - 175KCal
            Carbohydrate - 31.5g
            Of which sugars - 8.9g
            Fat - 2.4g
            Of which saturates - 1.5g
            Fibre - 0.9g
            Sodium - 0.3g
            Salt Ebullient - 0.7g

            I have to say after reading these values I was quite impressed as some breakfast cereals designed for children have much higher sugars and fat contents which makes them very unhealthy.

            For us on occasions when asked we do add raisins and chopped up apple to the cornflakes which my boys love and find to be a nice change from the plain cereal. I also think this is excellent as in means they are getting a bit more fruit inside them.

            Once the box and inside packet has been opened then they should be stored in a cool dry place and away from strong odours.

            The cornflakes do not contain nuts but Tesco cannot guarantee that they have been made in a nut free factory. They are also suitable for vegetarians.

            ~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~

            As these are Tesco's own brand then they are only available to by in Tesco stores. The price for the 750g box was around £1.40. These are also available in a smaller 500g box for just under £1.

            ~~OVERALL~~

            I really do have to rate these highly as they have a great taste, manage to stay crunchy for longer when the milk is added and the best bit for my boys is the fact that they can invent thing with the recyclable cardboard box!

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              09.11.2009 14:41
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              Why pay more just to have the word "Kelloggs" on the box!?

              How can Kelloggs charge £2.26 for a 750g box of their Corn Flakes when you can pick up Tesco's own version for only £1.14 for the same size box, when it's essentially an identical product! (Prices from the Tesco website, 09/11/09)

              I love a big bowl of Corn Flakes in the morning with some ice cold milk and I usually bought the Kelloggs brand as I always thought that supermarkets own versions just wouldn't be as nice...
              ... I was wrong!

              Tesco Corn Flakes are the same as Kelloggs Corn Flakes, just different packaging! And what's great is, they are half the price!

              The only really difference I can see is what is actually in the Corn Flakes, here are the two to compare...

              Tesco (per 100g)
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              Kcal - 380
              Protein - 7.3g
              Carbohydrates - 84g
              Sugars - 8.9g
              Fat - 1.2g
              Saturates - 0.4g
              Fibre - 3g
              Sodium - 1.6g

              Kelloggs (per 100g)
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              Kcal - 372
              Protein - 7g
              Carbohydrates - 84g
              Sugars - 8g
              Fat - 0.9g
              Saturates - 0.2g
              Fibre - 3g
              Sodium - 0.7g

              So as you can see, Kelloggs may be a little healthier than the Tesco's own brand, but for half the price I'm not going to complain!

              The box is bright orange so it really stands out on the shelves and they come in a few different box sizes... 500g, 750g & 1kg I think.

              The Corn Flakes themselves are everything you'd expect them to be. Very crunchy, quite light, with a gorgeous baked taste. If I had a bowl of Kelloggs Corn Flakes right next to a bowl of Tesco Corn Flakes, it would be very hard to tell the difference!

              Even if you can taste the difference between the two brands I still think that Tesco Corn Flakes are the correct choice, simply because of the price! Hmmmm... £2.26 or £1.14 for the same product....
              I know which I'd choose!

              C

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                09.10.2009 19:21
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                less around your waste or more in your purse? which would you choose?

                Whilst I go shopping at Tesco I have started to try their own brands and comparing them with the brand names. I recently did a review on tescos own brand beans (the ones in the blue tin). Tesco has a range of its own brands from the real no frills which you find in white and red packaging to products in the tesco finest range. I tried to find a cheaper alternative for Kellogs Cornflakes. I love cereal, especially cornflakes, having it sometimes as a snack as well as for breakfast. I saw this Tesco brand of cornflakes and had to try it as it was a much cheaper alternative. Here is the difference in price:

                Kellogg's Corn Flakes (500g)
                £1.93 (38.6p / 100g)

                Tesco Corn Flakes (500g)
                95p (19p / 100g)

                I could tell that it was a different brand because i was so used to Kelloggs. However, they did not taste any cheaper. I did expect them to taste like cardboard, but i was wrong. They were perhaps a little lighter, but that wasnt a bad thing. I enjoyed them all the same.

                After my first week of them i became used to this brand. I think that it is just what you are used to sometimes and thats perhaps why we stick to the same products. By getting used to a cheaper alternative that tastes as good you can cut your shopping bill.

                The down side. I did hear on the radio that there is too much salt contained in cereals and i heard that sometimes own brands contain less salt than named brands. I thought wow i am even cutting down on salt by buying cheaper so i researched the contents of both tesco's cornflakes and Kelloggs cornflakes and found that this isnt so with Tesco own brand cornflakes. They do both contain the same amount of sodium, but infact when it comes to fat content Kelloggs has the least. The contents can be found below for each product per 100g:

                Tesco Cornflakes
                - kcal 380
                Protein (g) 7 .3
                Carbohydrates (g) 84
                - sugars (g) 8.9
                Fat (g) 1.2
                - saturates (g) 0.4
                Fibre (g) 3
                Sodium (g) 1.6

                Kelloggs Cornflakes
                - kcal 372
                Protein (g) 7
                Carbohydrates (g) 84
                - sugars (g) 8
                - starch (g) 76
                Fat (g) 0.9
                - saturates (g) 0.2
                Fibre (g) 3
                Sodium (g) 0.7

                So it looks like Kelloggs wins on the health side.
                Neither of the two cornflakes taste better than the other (in my opinion)
                but Tesco's is lots cheaper than Kelloggs (as you would expect)

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                  08.09.2009 22:24
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                  recommend this product

                  Cornflakes are one of the popular breakfast cereals. We have changed from Kellogs to the Tescos own brand and have no regrets.

                  Packaging
                  Come in 500 g costing £0.95 and 750 g costing £1.14 (Kellogs is over £2). The box has yellowish orange colour, there is a picture of bowl of cereal with few drops of milk on it and a jug of milk. At the back of the box is the nutritional information and the ingredients. The box can be recycled. The cereal is packed inside a plastic bag that can opened easily.

                  Taste
                  The cornflakes are crunchy and thin. They do not go mushy as soon as you pour milk on them. They ones at the bottom of the bowl do go mushy if you leave them for over 5 minutes before eating. I could not tell any difference in taste between these and Kellogs.

                  My Verdict
                  I recommend this as I have managed to save money by changing to this.

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                  20.07.2009 21:16

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                  you could easily mistake them for the more famous brand!

                  I tell you, time and time again, Ive tasted for the difference between the Leader brand and Tesco's own... Nothing, not a hint!. They saturate at the same rate, the crunch has the same snap, and the the taste has the same start to finish flavour. There are definately some lesser brands that do have obviouse problems with quality and have a kind of smoothed over and bulgy appearance, also narmaly small in size!. But nothing compares to the premium kind of Corn flake. The 'real' thing is thinner, more a delicate thing with little nobblets I call it, that will normaly take around 2 minutes to completely soften. The lesser brands will tend to stay hard for longer but their texture and flavour cannot compare with the premium type for the more appreatiatable qualitys. Tesco Cornflakes have achieved similarity with the long known famous brand with ease, and has my stamp of higher quality without reservation!

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                  I love cereals and have recently again been trying various different ones. One of the cereals I've sampled is Tesco cornflakes.

                  This can be found in only in Tesco as it is specific to them however the equivalent can be found in other supermarkets such as Tesco. There are also similar cereals in branded names but you must be prepared to pay a lot more for them.
                  They can be found in the cereal aisle alongside the other Tesco cereals. These particular ones were right next to the Bran flakes.

                  They come in two different sized boxes. One of them weighs 500g and the other is larger at 750g..This is quite a average for your typical cereal box as most usually weigh 500g! The price for the smaller box is 95p and the larger one will have you paying £1.14 in Asda! In my opinion this is a really excellent price considering sometimes for a 500g you will be paying nearer £2 or more! Especially if it is a branded one! Often there are offers on with the cereal but at the moment there are none on!

                  The box is actually not overly attractive however it does its job well and is quite appealing to me. It is predominantly a golden orange colour. There is a some different shades of creams and yellow around the box too. Orange Is the colour I would assosciate with corn flakes so I was not surprised by the box box at all. The box looks quite pretty but not overly luxurious! The back of the packet gives all nutritional and ingredients information. This is set out well and is easy to read. There is often a competition on the back too or a promotion and information on how to contact Tescp if you have any problems with it. On the front there is all of the usual information containing product description and the brand name and product name. There is also a delicious looking picture of the products inside. The lovely image is of pieces a bowl of corn flakes. The bowl looks like it will over flow soon and it is splashing with bright white milk. The picture is my favourite part of the box. The front of the box states that this cereal is also suitable for vegetarians!

                  Inside the box, the cereal comes in a white plastic bag which is the same as some cereal bags. Nothing too special there! The bag is easy to open and the shredded wheat bite size can be tipped out very easily. Often at the bottom of the packet there are lots of crumbs but this for me is fab! There is a delicious sweet like smell to them which I wasn't expecting at all from a non branded product. The smell seems slightly stronger than the Asda version but not as delicious as Kelloggs. The smell was definitely appealing though and resembled what cornflakes should smell like. The bag seemed to be filled very full which makes the price seem even more great. I'd reckon it was just pver three quarters of the way filled.

                  Pouring them in to the bowl, the milk pours over easily. It really soaks in and it mashes up pretty easily. This is really good for me as I prefer mushed up cereal when it comes in this form. I always end up pouring even more milk over before mashing them down. Spooning some into my mouth the first thing I get is the taste. The thing I noticed was how sweet they were. I wasn't expecting them to be so flavoursome. With the amount of milk I poured in I thought the only thing I would be able to detect was the milk itself however the cereal stood its ground too. It really was delicious. It started off pretty crispy and crunch but by half way through the bowl it turned really mushy! Just the way I like them. I popped one of the flakes in my mouth straight from the packet and it was extremely crunchy! It is much better when its been softened off even slightly in the milk though! The milk at the bottom of the bowl when I had finished had turned slight golden colour and sweet in taste and I loved drinking it all with a straw. Overall the taste of this cereal was lovely and for the price you cant really lose. I feel it was slightly nicer than the Asda version.

                  A recommended portion size is 30g with 125 ml of semi skimmed milk which will give you 175calories and 2.3g of fat. This is not too bad however I think I had about 200ml of milk and 40g cereal which bumps the calorie content etc up quite a bit! It's worth keeping this cereal for a treat!

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                  20.04.2009 15:21
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                  I would recommend these as a cheaper alternative to Kelloggs.

                  Most people are guilty of being a little snobbish at times when it comes to brands but after spending a day at my sisters recently I gave these a try (as the kids won't eat them!).

                  The box is orange in colour displayed the familiar Tesco logo and showing a bowl of the cereal with a jug of milk and some milk splashed on the cereal. It also advised that this product has extra folic acid which is of great benefit to people.

                  To serve this cereal I measure some out in to a bowl and then add semi-skimmed (green) milk and top with a little bit of sugar. This cereal is very crunchy and after a few minutes of sitting on the side it will go very soggy and will begin to lose all taste.

                  Whilst it does not taste as good as Kelloggs it is almost as good and it is considerably cheaper. The price for a 750g box (recyclable cardboard) is £1.14 at present and if you are looking for a way to save money then this is definitely the right product for you!

                  Each 25g serving with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk contains 155 calories and 8.5g sugars. The only extremely high part of this cereal is the salt which is 0.6g and therefore quite a large portion of a child's daily allowance.

                  I am quite pleased with this product and I am therefore rating it 4/5 for the reasons stated above. As the taste test fails slightly versus Kelloggs I have knocked off one star.

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                    06.04.2009 13:56
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                    Great price, great taste, great breakfast!

                    Corn Flakes are an iconic cereal and for years I have enjoyed the Kellogg's variety for breakfast with a glass of orange juice, a great start to the day. That was until recently. Now I must admit that I have an aversion to alternative brand name cereals. Some of them are just awful, lacking any similarity in taste and being a very pale imitation of the original. Tesco's Choco Snaps are one such example of a product that is half the price of Coco Pops, but the cut in price corresponds to a cut in quality. Meanwhile the Tesco Value cereals are so cheap in comparison that it should not surprise that the product tastes like cardboard. So it was with some trepidation that I decided to try Tesco Cornflakes. The switch was motivated by current economic circumstances, but I can say that even if the economy picks up and the streets start flowing rivers of gold I would not switch back to the better known Kelloggs brand.

                    Price: 750g box will cost around 1.15 pounds (compared to about 2.30 pounds for the same size Kelloggs box)

                    Taste: The flake is as crisp and crunchy as you would expect a cornflake to be. I also, honestly, could tell no difference in taste between the Tesco and the Kelloggs brand cereal. When milk is added the cereal retains its shape and doesn't turn into mush.

                    Box Design: The box is not as striking as the Kelloggs box, possibly to much allusion to the golden flake colour with the colour of the box, but the focal point of the bowl of cereal is certainly appetising.

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                      25.03.2009 19:22
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                      Kelloggs just isn't worth the money

                      Cornflakes are king of the cereals. I go through phases of liking other cereals more, but tend to eat cornflakes more than any other. The market leader is obviously Kelloggs, however some of the own brands ones are just as good, maybe even a little better. Some, however are truly awful, for example don't buy cornflakes from Aldi or be tempted by Tesco value ones. Sometimes value, just isn't value!

                      The best of the bunch I think is Tesco standard own brand cornflakes. Most of the cereals produced by the big cereal brands, Kelloggs and Nestle have own brand equivalents now so unless they are on a good offer, I refuse to buy these brands as I don't think they can justify the prices, especially if they don't offer anything more in quantity or quality. I think a lot of people aren't bothered about the name on the box anymore. Money is just too important! Quite often the big brand cereals are double that of the own brands. Tesco cornflakes used to be 99p for a big 750g box, but as with everything else have now gone up to around £1.20 a box. This is still a fraction of the price Kelloggs. A 750g box feeds two people for breakfast for around a week and a half in our house, so you can't complain at that!

                      Taste wise these are great. They are crunchy and lovely and thin. The thing I didn't like about some other brands I'd tried is the flakes tend to be very thick and heavy. The flakes are all a good size and you very rarely get a burnt one.

                      On the calories front these are a reasonably healthy breakfast if you eat them with semi-skimmed milk (or skimmed if you're extra good!). A 30g serving will provide 175 calories, 8.9g of sugar and 2.3g of fat. There has even been an article in the papers recently about eating cereal for breakfast and lunch can help shed the pounds. That seems like a diet for me I could $happily eat cereal for all my meals!

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