Product Type: Tesco Breakfast
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Tesco Choco Snaps is no bowl full of fun!
Tesco Value Coco Snaps
Member Name: VampirePrincess
Tesco Value Coco Snaps
Advantages: None really
As stated a few reviews back I started the two week cereal diet, which was very successful for me as I lost 1lb in my first week and my second week I lost 1.5lbs. During my weight loss mission I was very excited by this as for weeks my weight had stayed the same, so now I'm only 5.5lb's off my three stone target!
My first week I just stuck to any cereal but only had the serving suggestions which is most cases was 30g. My second week I only had Special K which gave me an extra 0.5lbs weight loss.
Tesco's Choco Snaps:
'Toasted crisp rice coated with milk chocolate'
Well as you can most probably tell these are the cheaper version of Nestle Coco Pops (which I love) but you could really taste the difference. They were okish, just not as nice or as morish!
One thing I love when it comes to Coco Pops is drinking the milk once the cereal has gone, big kid that I am but these were just not as chocolaty enough for me.
Once pouring on the milk you can hear the slight snap, crackle and pop they are very crunchy to start with so I like to leave mine a few minutes so they go softer, I just think they taste nicer this way. There is not much smell either they smell like a cheap hot chocolate drink.
I found the taste to be a little artificial as I'm a huge chocolate fan these just didn't cut it for me, my sister buys these for her two children and when they come to mine and have the Nestle Coco pops they always say how my cereal taste nicer than their moms!
Though this cereal is high in sugar I didn't really think it was that sweet, in fact some of the Choco Snaps had a bitter taste. Some where still quite hard even though the milk had been on them for a few minutes and I only like mine once they have soaked up the milk.
This product contains milk and soya, though in the ingredients it states nut free however the equipment used to manufacture this cereal was previously used to make a product containing nuts.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Per 30g serving and 125ml of semi-skimmed milk-
Calories - 175
Sugar - 17.1g
Fat - 2.9g
Saturates - 1.9g
Salt - 0.4g
Rice, Sugar, Milk Chocolate (6%), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Dextrose, Salt, Barley Malt Extract, Niacin, Iron, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12.
Milk Chocolate contains: Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Vegetarian Whey Powder, Dried Skimmed Milk, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Natural Flavouring.
I added the ingredients because I think when it comes to some foods it's important to see what we are actually eating. This cereal does however contain vitamins, iron and folic acid which are good for growing children; this cereal should be given in moderation for the high sugar within the cereal. For 30g of this cereal you are getting 19% of your daily recommend amount (17.1g) of sugar
Cost and Availability:
This is a Tesco's own brand so naturally can only be purchased at a Tesco store. You can either purchase this in a multi-pack like I did with a variety of different cereals or purchase a large box for £1.65 600g
The cereal box is yellow shades with a Lion and the normal picture of the bowl of cereal itself! A fun character to try and attract the passing children in their supermarkets in hoping they get there parents/careers to purchase for them.
It has what you would expect and want to see on the labelling ingredients, product description, help line etc.
The carton is recyclable but it doesn't state if the plastic holder the cereal was in within the box is recyclable or not.
Sometimes I think you can get lucky when you buy a cheaper version on a product and that they taste the same, this however is poor to its comparison. It lacks in taste, has an artificial after taste and goes soggy very quickly. I'm glad I only purchased the mini boxes as otherwise I would have ended up binning the rest of the contents and recycling the box.
I would never purchase these again an around 1 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading :o)
Summary: Tesco's own branded cereal
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