“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Flakes „
I purchased a 750g box of this cereal for 47p! I am not joking. The box is a bit battered, with some tape covering the top, but as it was £2.35 I decided now is the time to put the cereal to the test. The test is Tesco's own brand version versus the much more expensive Kelloggs Crunchy Nut cereal. Tesco's is fortified with vitamins and irons and has an extra - folic acid. It also is a source of Vitamin D. Kelloggs has these things but Tesco has a percentage more of nuts and doesn't appear to contain Vitamin D. Kelloggs, for the same quantity of cereal costs a hefty £3.14 versus Tesco's normal £2.35. Taste test - yummy - honey and nutty and sweet. Tesco loses out because of the texture. They begin as being a harder bite than the Kelloggs version and they become soggy and soppy before I get to the last bite which does not happen with Kelloggs. But Tesco call this cereal 'honey nut'. Tesco does not call it 'crunchy nut'. As far as cereals go both cereals are for those who like a naughty breakfast as it is full of sugar. This is not for daily eating throughout the year. However, and here is the major winning point, Tesco has less calories and sugar per serving compared to the market leader. It retains a delicious taste but has 125 calories as opposed to Kelloggs 180 calories per serving. Tesco has 10.1g sugar and the market leader 17g sugar. Tesco fat - 1.3g and Kelloggs has 4g. Kelloggs also has double the salt and more saturated fat. There is a significant contrast in these quantities and could make a difference between a heart attack and staying safe. Tesco I am impressed. If I had never tasted Kelloggs Crunchy Nut cornflakes I would not miss the texture. I paid 47p so it should get an explosion of stars. However, if I go by the normal price I would take half a star off for texture. That's four and a half stars for Tesco at their normal selling price. Lovely 'golden toasted flakes of corn'.
I started buying Tesco Honey nut corn Flakes after having Kellogs, which are of course more expensive. The price difference was quite big a few years ago when they first came out, I think the price of Tesco's own Honey nut has crept up and is a lot closer to Kellogs now.far to much information to tak When I compared the added vitamins from both the Kellogs and Tesco's own Honey nut flakes when I bought them the Tesco ones had far more added B vitamins and iron etc , I won't list all of them as it is too much to take in. But there is a whole range of added vitamins that you really need that are all added, which if you are on medications that deplete your immune system or have problems with food absorption or diet, then it's really handy too know you are getting a good boost on top of your other healthy foods. TASTE Apart from the added value of being healthy, in my opinion, they taste really good as well ! Obviously you put them in a bowl and pour milk on. I also eat them as a snack without milk, I don't know if this is 'normal' but it's an easy snack, or should I say lazy snack ! I can't fault Honey nut corn flakes, I do alternate them with other cereals like Alpen and muesli Weetabix etc, but they are definitely on my list of cereals I buy. They only have 2 g of saturated fat per serving out of 9 g of fat which is a good ratio for a tasty cereal with honey and sugar. The 750 g box is £2.35 at the moment.
As times get harder, one of the places everyone is trying to save money these days is on their grocery shop. I have slowly been replacing most of our branded products with cheaper supermarket own label alternatives, although there are some things I've had to introduce gradually and experiment with to make sure I'm not replacing them with an inferior product. These honey nut flakes are Tesco's own label version of Kellogg's crunchy nut cornflakes. Cereal is one of those things I just haven't brought myself to replace with own labels until recently. I love my breakfasts and the thought of having cereal that wasn't so tasty really didn't appeal. As the price of Kelloggs has been creeping up and up, and in the absence of any offers in Tesco, I decided to be brave and try these. The cereal costs £1.98 for 750g. This is in comparison to Kelloggs Crunchy Nut Cornflakes which cost £2.98 for 750g, although incidentally Kelloggs cereals are currently on a 3-for-2 offer in Tesco making them good value at the moment. Generally speaking though, unless they're on offer the Tesco equivalent is cheaper. It might only sound like a small saving but a box of cereal doesn't last long in our house with two people eating it for breakfast every day, so we do end up spending quite a lot on cereal over the course of a month. The packaging looks similar to Kelloggs with similar colours, the only thing missing is the brand name which doesn't bother me in the slightest. I have to say I was very impressed with this cereal. There wasn't a great deal of difference in taste to the branded version, the cornflakes had the same sweet tasting nuttiness that the branded versions offer. You can definitely taste the honey and peanuts, and the sweet sugar is very comforting to the tastebuds. The main difference I noticed between these and the branded version was in the texture. I noticed the Tesco cornflakes are a little thicker in texture, and although this makes them more difficult to bite into, it also means they don't go soggy quite as quickly which is an advantage in my eyes because I hate soggy cereal. The cornflakes stay nice and crunchy right till the last bite. A 30g serving will give you the following stats: Calories - 180 Sugars - 16g Fat - 3g Saturates - 2g Salt - 0.7g They're not too bad on the calories although the sugar content is quite high, I find this is an issue with most cereals to be honest. Taste wise, I think I'd struggle to tell the difference between these and Kelloggs crunch nut cornflakes in a taste test. This is high praise indeed as I didn't hold out much hope for supermarket own label cereal, but this will definitely make it into my trolley again.
These are a guilty pleasure for me! When Kelloggs first brought these out, I couldn't get enough off them, but as they became more popular, the price also became too expensive for me to buy regularly. Then Tesco came out with their own brand and I gave them a try...not expecting them to be as good as Kelloggs. How wrong I was! Tesco Honey Nut Cornflakes are just as good and have a lovely sweet, nutty taste. They also stay crisp for quite a while once you add the milk and are very moreish! The calorie content for a 30g serving with semi-skimmed milk is also pretty good, at just 180 calories, so you don't have to feel guilty whilst eating them! Though the fat content is fairly low at 3.4g there is quite a lot of added sugar, so I guess you would have to take that into account if you are watching your weight. The packaging has recently changed from the picture here but the price is still great value, with a 750g pack costing as little as £1.99, almost a pound less than Kelloggs. If you are buying for a family, then that is quite a saving! Tesco Honey Nut Cornflakes are great for breakfast or indeed at any time of the day for a treat. Just a splash of milk is all you need!
Most people who have tried Tesco products know that, for the most part, these are just as good as the big branded items, however there are always those that just aren't as good and should be avoided. Thankfully, this Tesco honey nut cornflakes, a spin off of Kellogg;s crunchy nut cornflakes is a product that does live up to its branded rival. The difference in price is really what attracted me to try this product. I have previously tried Tesco fruit and fibre, and to be honest, have found no difference in the taste of it and the branded version. Therefore I was hoping that this product would obviously be the same, whilst saving me money on my weekly grocery shop. For a 500g box of these Tesco Honey Nut Cornflakes, you can expect to pay £1 currently. When you compare that to the £2.39 you would currently pay for a 500g box of Kellogg's crunchy nut cornflakes, you can see why anyone wishing to savea few pounds on their bill would give these a go, and to be honest, I do not believe you will be disappointed. The packaging has changed slightly from that shown in the picture above, but the name is the same, as well as the appetising bowl of honey cornflakes that it shows in the picture. At the bottom of the front of the box, there is some nutritional information stating that per 30g serving, there are 120 calories, 10.1g of sugar, 1.3g of fat and 0.2g of salt. I cannot say how this nutritional information compares to that of the Kellogg's variety. The calorie content isn't terrible, although the sugar content is quite high. My husband and I often have a bowl of cereal for supper in the evenings, in order to avoid eating a lot of sweet things. It also states on the front of this box that this is a good source of folic acid, and so ideal for those in the early stages of pregnancy. It also claims to be fortified with vitamins and iron, and so although the sugar content may be high, there are plenty of other nutritional advantages to eating this product. These cornflakes are described on the side of the box as 'golden toasted flakes of corn coated with brown sugar, peanuts and honey'. Like the Kellogg's rival variety, it is easy to taste the sweetness of the sugar, as well as the honey and peanuts. A bowl of this cereal will keep you satisfied for much longer than a biscuit, and so in addition to a breakfast cereal, it is ideal as a snack. It is also rather addictive, and you could easily find yourself pouring out another bowlful of this cereal. All in all, I really taste no difference between this tesco variety and the branded Kellogg's variety. There may be some food experts out there who will notice some minor differences, but for my taste buds, there is no difference. I love this cereal particularly as a snack, and the fact that it is full of vitamins and iron help keep any worries about the high sugar content at bay. Also, given the price difference for over £1 between this variety and the Kellogg's for the same size box, it really is worth giving it a go!
At the outset I should explain that I'm not a great one for breakfast and normally a slice of toast and a cup of tea will more than suffice. However on occasions I do like to take my time at the breakfast table (ok I'm just playing up to the audience there, normally I'm sitting on the sofa in front of the television) and as fried breakfasts are virtually verboten nowadays I have a bowl of cereal. I should add at this point that I have quite an idiosyncratic approach to eating cereal - I have it without milk. As you, dear reader, recoil in disgust let me quickly explain that I don't eschew milk altogether from breakfast it's just that I don't like them together, mushy food just doesn't do it for me. A nice dry crunchy bowl of cereal followed by a glass of milk has suited me for the last 40+ years and I see no reason to change now! (Just as an aside - if any psychiatrists are reading this and my eating habits indicate some deep personal trauma please get in touch!) With all the personal baggage now out of the way on to the review of my current cereal of choice - Tesco's Honey Nut Cornflakes. For those that don't know these are corn flakes with brown sugar, peanuts and honey. Taste When compared to a premium product such as Kelloggs Crunchy Nut Cornflakes it's obvious that this is a cheaper alternative. There is only a very slight taste of honey, the crunch isn't as crisp and the 'nuttiness' is more of an aftertaste. Probably because of the lack of honey taste, these also aren't as sweet and for me that is a positive, lowering the initial sweetness of a product allows the customer to adjust it to their own personal taste. All the above isn't to say that Tesco's Honey Nut Cornflakes are poor quality or lack flavour, they don't. It's just that they don't compare favourably to a premium brand. In their own right they are more than acceptable in my cereal bowl. Price Price is an important factor in all purchases at the moment and it's here that Honey Nut Cornflakes win hands down. Whilst Kelloggs retail at £2.99 for 750gr, the Tesco alternative is only £1.79 - that works out as 40p per 100gr and 24p per 100gr respectively. Even the largest box of Crunchy Nut (1kg) can only bring the comparable 100gr figure down to 35p per 100gr. Packaging Like a number of own brand products the packaging is remarkably similar in colouring and style to that of the market leader, in this case Kelloggs Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. This allows for product recognition by association. Tesco's don't have to advertise their cereal specifically as the likeness to an advertised cereal helps draw the eye. Beyond this the packaging is relatively generic - the same image front and back and nutritional information and ingredients on the sides. The Small Print (i.e. Nutritional details - boring but essential) I thought that this would be the most boring aspect of the review (hence the title) but in fact this turned out to be the most complex and interesting part as you will see. First of all it should be noted that this cereal is promoted as being fortified with vitamins and iron. As a result a 30gr serving contains 30% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of items such as Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Iron, it also contains 60% of the RDA for Folic Acid. With regard to nutrition a 30gr serving contains 120 calories, 10.1gr sugar, 1.3gr fat, 0.3gr saturates and 0.2gr salt - this corresponds to 6%, 11%, 2%, 2% and 3% of guideline daily amounts (GDA). On reviewing this I wondered whether this was excessive on the sugar front (these are honey nut cornflakes after all) and compared it to the Kelloggs alternative. Interestingly it initially appears that Tesco's have fewer calories, less sugar, less fat and less salt - this is however because an immediate comparison cannot be made. The Tesco figures are based on a 30gr serving whereas Kelloggs is based on 30gr plus 125gr semi skimmed milk. Annoyed that someone was making life difficult for me I decided to look into the contents of semi skimmed milk. When these are taken account of I believe that a fair comparison between the two products for a 30gr serving plus 125gr semi skimmed milk can be seen below - Tesco Honey Nut Cornflakes Calories 120 + 63 = 183 Sugar 10.1 + 6 = 16.1gr Fat 1.3 + 2.25 = 3.55gr Saturates 0.3 + 1.38 = 1.68gr Salt 0.2 + trace = 0.2gr Kelloggs Crunchy Nut Cornflakes Calories = 180 Sugar = 17gr Fat = 4gr Saturates = 2gr Salt = 0.4gr Through this it can be seen the two products are broadly comparable in terms of calorific value and sugar. But Tesco's Honey Nut Cornflakes are preferable when consideration is given to fat (incl saturates) and salt. Whilst the figures may not seem large in terms of grams they are when consideration is given to GDA. Using Kelloggs own figures 0.4gr of salt equates to 6% of GDA. Overview For me Honey Nut Cornflakes, whilst not having the depth of flavour associated with premium brands, are the cereal of choice. They are excellent value for money, they are not too sweet and personally I believe that they win on the nutritional front.
I'm a big fan of Kelloggs Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, but recently decided to try out the Tesco own-brand version of this classic cereal. The difference in price between the two was considerable- at £1.18 per 500g pack, the Tesco box was more than £1 cheaper than its Kelloggs equivalent. With a mammoth saving like it, it had to be worth a try! Tesco haven't strayed too far from their cereal rivals' classic Crunchy Nut design- they've used a similar, bold orange colour scheme on the box, although the name is inevitably slightly different, Honey Nut Corn Flakes. What's inside is essentially the same though- 'golden toasted flakes of corn coated with brown sugar, peanuts and honey.' A quick glance at the ingredients list reveals the peanut content to be 8%- not bad- while the honey is less abundant at just 0.6%. I'm guessing that most of the cereal's sweetness comes from the sugar content- brown sugar is second only to maize in the list, and it also contains sugar and caramelised sugar syrup. Inevitably, all this sugar adds up, which is why a 30g portion of this will make up 18% of your sugar RDA. Still, this is comparable to most sweet cereals. Initially, the nutritional info I saw on the front of the box surprised me a bit, as it seemed quite a lot higher in the calorie department (180kcal per serving) than the Kelloggs version. Looking more closely however, I saw that Kelloggs had been cheeky- their nutritional values were based on the cereal alone, without milk, whereas Tesco have allowed for 125ml semi skimmed milk in their info. Taking this into account, the two cereals are much the same nutritionally. Right, that's the boring bit out of the way. The most important test is obviously the eating, and I was happy to be the examiner! The first thing I noticed about the flakes was that they were a bit thicker than Kelloggs Crunchy Nuts. For this reason, they were slightly more chewy, and less crunchy. They also tasted a bit blander, again probably down to their thickness- the flake to coating ratio is obviously lower (or higher? Maths never was my strong point!). But basically, you get proportionally less sweet coating than you would on a thinner Kelloggs flake. I couldn't make out the peanut flavour quite so much either, so all in all, this was definitely less tasty than a bowl of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. But taking my critical hat off, I have to say that these weren't bad at all! I enjoyed the subtle sweetness of the cereal, and actually quite liked being able to taste the maize flakes themselves a bit more. And although they didn't live up to the taste of the Kelloggs version, the taste wasn't all that different, just a bit blander. There wasn't really anything not to like about them- they tasted good, they kept their crunch, and made for a filling, satisfying breakfast. Overall, I would say that the small negative comparison in taste between these and Crunchy Nuts is more than made up for with the big positive difference in price. The extra flavour and crunch you get from the Kelloggs original just isn't enough to warrant forking out almost double the price for, and for that reason, I'll be sticking to this own brand in future.
I have always been a bit skeptical about starying too far away from well-known brands for my favourites such as Cereals, Beans etc but due to the recession I was tempted towards shop brands to see if I could maintain that same great taste and high quality whilst saving a few pennies at the same time. Cost A standard 750g box costs between £1.55, sometimes less depending what offer is on. The box is made from 75% recylced materials and is quite attractive and eye catching. Taste test I was so suprised at how similar this product was to Kellogs. The cornflakes were golden and crunchy and so so tasty. They did not seem a poor quality but I actually now prefer these to the top brand. It keeps me going until lunch time and is a ncie sweet treat on a morning. Nutrional Info Per 30g serving with Milk this contains; 180 calories, 3.4g fat (1.6 is saturated), 16.3g sugar and 0.7g salt. Ingredients Maize, Brown Sugar, Peanuts (8%), Sugar, Dextrose, Salt, Honey (0.5%), Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Barley Malt Extract, Iron, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12. Overall opinion I love the taste, being so crunchy and just sweet enough for a perfect morngin cereal. You can save money without scrimping on valur or quality. I would chose this over top brands now. On the downside I did not realise how high in sugar and salt this product was. I would buy again, but not as a weekly cereal as it is just too unhealthy.
My wife is a bit of a cereal 'changer', and likes to have what seems like a hundred different types of cereal opened and on the go at once. This was her latest one she bought home, after she fancied some after seeing them in the shop. Well actually I lie, she bought the branded make, and after eating them in less than a week, I went shopping and economised! What a good job I did too! Having had the branded makes before, to compare to, I would say they are pretty much identical, and even the most fanatical of cereal eaters would struggle to find any difference between the two, except the price of course. These honey nut corn flakes are simply very tasty. They are cornflakes, with honey drizzled on, and sprinkled with nuts. Simply delicious. Now I'm not a big fan of nuts it has to be said, but when they are on the cornflakes like this, they taste quite subtle, but also quite moriesh. The packet has a flap at the top, so you can close it up, to keep the cereal a little fresher.They have a nice crunch to them, and they are not too sweet. I also find that with them being coated in honey, there's no need for extra sugar. One of the good things I like about these is that they are a standard sized cornflake. I did think buying Tesco own label, that the cornflakes might be a bit bigger and not as nutty, but i was wrong. They also don't go soggy straight away, which is what I hate when eating my breakfast. I have to say, for the money, these are a great cereal, and also quite healthy too, as they don't contain huge amounts of salt, ort fat.
These are a firm family favourite on our monthly grocery list, I dropped down a brand expecting the worse with these as kelloggs were out of my price range of late but on trying them we were all really impressed with the taste and texture of them. I did contemplate doing the money saving expert way and just swap the boxes over when all the top branded corn flakes had gone but I didn't, they come in this distinctive orange box and come in two different sizes 500g and 750g we usually plump for the 500g and they cost £1.18 at present. On opening there is a gorgeous sweet smell of honey and nuts and to be honest even the hardened kelloggs fans would be hard to tell the difference here, every flake is covered in honey and nuts there's no dry flakes on top and they certainly don't go limp like most cheaper brand cornflakes do, they pack a real crunchy punch and are both sweet tasty and filling so you don't need to add any extra sugar, my 3 year old enjoys using these to make chocolate cornflake cakes instead of rice crispies and at this price i really don't mind the box is never there long enough to go soft or damp but these are a really good quality cereal from tesco as expected with a brand name like theirs. Enjoy these hot or cold with milk or out of the box as I often catch the kids doing, these are an effortless way of cutting your food bills and no-one would tell the difference in my opinion anyway.
I really enjoy breakfast cereals & tend to have a bowl everyday (although usually not for breakfast!). I like lots of different cereals & tend to have quite a few different types at home, but this is one of my favourites. This is Tesco's knock off version of Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. Because they are an own brand product they can save you money. It depends on which size box you buy, but they save you between 50p to £1 per box. For me, they compare pretty well with the real thing. They are different. I think that the flakes are a little bit thicker & in turn a little bit crunchier. The taste good & have a nice flavour of honey without being too sweet. The nuts on the flake are pretty good too in that they are usually pretty small pieces so they don't tend to get stuck in your teeth. I don't think that they are any better than the Kellogg's brand name variety, but I don't find them any worse either & I tend to but these unless the Kellogg's ones are on offer. Overall they are a good own brand product. They are well priced. Packaged just as well as any other cereal and most importantly of all, taste good. I would recommend them to anyone who likes crunchy nut cornflakes & is looking for a way to save a few pence in the Supermarket.
As I was sitting at the computer eating a bowlful of these, I felt a review coming on! Similar to the Kellogs Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, these are called Honey Nut Cornfalkes. The box is red and orange mainly rather than Yellow but they are pretty much the same thing, the biggest difference being the price! A 500g box of the Kellogs varety costs £2.17 and the Tesco ones cost £1.18 - a massive saving of 99p! When opening the packet you are greeted by a lovely sweet cornflakey smell and tipping up the bag out tumble many crisp looking golden flakes. They are all a good size and look delicious, I always find myself eating a few before I make it to the milk and I have to say they would make a pretty good dry snack too! Pour over ice cold milk (full fat tastes best!) and sit yourself down with a spoon. I like to eat mine asap while still crunchy as possible, my strange husband leaves his to go soggy first! These cornflakes are pretty sweet, as should be expected at 33% sugar, but are no more so than the leading brand which is in fact slightly higher in sugar at 35g per 100g. They taste lovely, you can't really taste the honey other than the sweetness but there is a slight nuttyness and I like the fact that you can still taste the cornflakes. Tastewise I see no real difference between these and the Kellogs ones, certainly not enough to warrant the extra 99p. Nutritionally they are also pretty much the same. With one bowlful containing around 180 calories they are a better snack than a snickers for example (though I know if you measured my bowlfuls they'd be a lot more, especially the second helping I have to soak up the milk!). I don't find cornflakes filling enough to be a breakfast on their own but they do follow toast quite nicely or make a good elevenses! Yum yum yum!
I like Crunchy Nut Cornflakes sometimes but we only ever have the Kelloggs ones, the trouble is that I'm the only one who eats them and I don't like them every day or even every week so by the time I'd got 3/4 down the box they are starting to go stale and get chucked away. And they are MEGA expensive, deffo one of the most expensive cereals in the supermarket and it's mad when you think how cheap cornflakes are that you're paying so much more money for a bit of honey and the equivalilent of 3 nuts per box by the time they've been chopped so tiny! lol My mum brought these because they're a lot cheaper and she thought that even if I wasted some at least it's not costing so much to stick them in the bin! lol They're not bad but you can tell straight away that these aren't Kelloggs. The flakes are too big for a start and they look cheaper, there looks even less nuts on these than on Kelloggs but they do look nice and shiny and smell lovely and sweet. They are very crunchy but I think these ones go much soggier in the milk, I don't have much milk on my cereal anyway but I have even less on these because I hate it when they go all wet and slimey. They taste nice, not exactly the same as the Kelloggs crunchy nut cornflakes but nice anyway. They have got a lovely sweetness but you can still taste the cereal underneath that, I wouldn't say the taste of honey is very strong but I reckon it helps the sweet flavour of them taste more natural than cereals that are coated in sugar. I think these Tesco Honey Nut cornflakes are proper nice but personaly I prefer the Kelloggs ones because they have a fresher feel and just tasted more exciting than these ones.
After agreeing to a down a brand challenge in the family I figured that our cereals would have to be one of the first things that we need to make a saving on seeing as we can spend anything up to £10 a week - £40 a month on cereal!!! Our household absolutely love cereal and we eat it at all times of the day and night so they have to be tasty. I was a bit dubious of buying the Tesco Honey Nut Cornflakes as years earlier I had stopped purchasing the Kelloggs Crunchy Nut as I found the taste too over powering and quite sickly. Tesco stock a huge range of copycat cereals from corn flakes, bran flakes and rice crispies to Wheetabix and coco pops. The first thing that attracted me was the vivid colours on the box. They instantly jumped off of the shelf at me. At only £1.17 for a 500g box my first impression was - what a bargain. More than £1.50 cheaper than the Kelloggs alternative. Surely that won't taste that nice...... They contain around 180 calories per bowl so great if you are on a diet and a much healthier alternative to other snacks and more filling too. The Verdict: They looked very appetising and glistened with honey and was dotted with nuts here and there. I poured on ice cold milk and had my first taste. The flakes were crunchy and took a while to go soggy so even when you were only a few mouthfuls away from finishing they still held their crunch which is great because not many people like a stodgy cereal. The nuts were few and far between but this was not a bad thing as the Kellogg's variety were quite sickly because of the nuts. They were very moreish and left me looking forward to my breakfast the following day! So in this case the down a brand challenge worked - Tesco 1 - Kelloggs 0! They don't taste exactly the same as Kelloggs but if anything I prefer Tesco's version. 5 well earned Dooyoo stars for this product and I will definately be trying others soon.
This is not the normal type of cereal I would buy, but since I tried a box of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes from a Kellogs variety pack, I realised that this Cereal tasted quite good. I decided to buy a box of this in Tesco last month, as it was cheaper than the brand name version, and I thought if it wasn't that good, then I wouldn't mind losing the money so much. This box cost me £1.17 for a 500g box. I thought the packaging looked kind of cheap, but not value range cheap. The box is the normal rectangular shape and is a light red colour. It has a picture of a bowl of the Cereal on the front and it just looks a bit dated. I know this is how boxes of Cereal normally look, but there was just something a bit tired and faded looking about this. The writing was in white on the pack, which stood out well enough against the red. The Cornflakes were in a sealed plastic bag inside, which was easy enough to scrunch up when finished and they seemed to stay fresh enough this way. The flakes were a nice golden colour and they looked like they were coated with Honey well enough. The flakes felt crisp and dry, so not sticky, but you could see where the coating was on the Flakes. I don't tend to have a lot of Cereal, as i'm back on my diet so I measure out 30g each time. I always tuck in as soon as i've added the milk and let it settle for a minute. These stayed crisp while the milk was on, and stayed crisp enough to the end of the bowl. I'm not keen on soggy cereal, but if that's what you like, then just leave this in milk for about 5 minutes and that should sort it out. These tasted sweet and a little sugary, but not too much. I quite like sweeter Cereal, since all my other healthy eating is boring stuff, so this does for me. Although I could taste the Honey, there wasn't the Nutty taste that you get with kellogs. There is a slight Peanut taste to them, but not overly. This isn't that a bad thing, as there was plenty of flavouring on these, but don't expect the same taste as Crunchy Nut. A good enough buy for a great price. I will buy again.