Product Type: Tesco Breakfast
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Tesco Corn Flakes
Member Name: rolandrat
Tesco Corn Flakes
Date: 11/05/12, updated on 14/09/13 (84 review reads)
Advantages: Low in calories, tasty, inexpensive.
---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.
Tesco's own brand, but not their basic Value range.
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.
£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.
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.
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Summary: Why bother buying Kelloggs when these are just as good?