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      29.09.2011 20:41
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      an enticing cereal for children.

      My son Ryan (who asked to be given a credit in my review) came home from a sleepover and said that he had tried a new breakfast cereal - namely Weetabix's Chocolate Weetos.

      I wasn't too keen on the idea of him having a chocolatey cereal but being a rather soft mummy at times, I agreed to buy some so he could have them on occasion but on reading all the information on the pack, the healthier aspects of this cereal put my reservations somewhat to rest.

      This is a wholegrain cereal (which is a plus) as wholegrains release energy slowly os hopefully will fuel your child enough to get them through to lunchtime. They have also been fortified with vitamins (including vitamin D) and iron. They are also low in salt and free from artificial colours.

      Yes, this cereal does contain cocoa powder and is probably not that great for the teeth but on the whole I don't think these are too bad as far as these sweet cereals go and when my children eat plain cereals like rice krispies or cornflakes they have sugar added on top anyway.

      I have just eaten one dry and they are nice and crunchy without being too hard on the teeth with a good hit of chocolate favour derived from the cocoa powder covering. They are quite sweet and i personally would not choose these to eat myself but I can absolutely see why children like them. The smell of these is not overly chocolatey but nonetheless quite pleasant.

      These come in a hoop shape (about the size of a polo mint) and the packaging also appeals to children in that a giant weeto (with arms and legs) adorns the front and back of the box (different from box pictured by dooyoo) almost like a super hero character declaring; 'I'm crunchy', 'I'm chocolatey',I'm wholegrain' (whilst flexing his muscles), and 'I am Weeto!'. The box is mostly chocolate brown in colour and a 500g box contains around 16 30g servings.

      These do stay crunchy once the milk is added as long as you don't leave them for ages before eating and the milk does also turn chocolatey after a minute or two so the last of the milk can be drunk like a milkshake from the bowl or more demurely sipped off of the spoon!!

      Per 30g serviing these only contain 118 calories; 1.5g of fat 90 (0.3g of which is saturated fat); 7.1g of sugar and only 0.07g of salt. I have seen much higher sugar content in other sugary/chocolatey cereals so I really don't find these as bad as I thought they would be although it is obviously still quite high.

      This product is suitable for vegetarians and a 500g box cost me £2.50 although they do do a smaller 375g box which costs £1.99 if you want to try them out as cost effectively as possible.

      Allergen warning: This product contains wheat & milk.

      Despite my reservations about these types of cereals, I am happy that these contain wholegrain and vitamins and that my child enjoys them!

      Thanks for reading. x
      also on ciao

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        03.06.2010 17:50
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        A fantastic, healthy, low fat, salt, calories cereal. 9/10

        Nutritional Info (30g serving) :
        - Calories - 113
        - Sugars -7.1g
        - Fat - 1.5g
        - Saturates - 0.3g
        - Salt - 0.07g

        Description - Weetos is a crunchy chocolate 'hoops' cereal, which has a long tradition of appealing to younger kids, although more recently, has been rebranded under the 'weetabix' arm as a healthier, family breakfast alternative.

        Taste - Weetos has an enjoyable crunchy, chocolate taste and in terms of sugar, is sweet enough to enjoy whilst not going over the top and tasting sickly. The milk turning chocolatey half way through the bowl, somehow makes the cereal tastier. Although I'm sure the extra sweetness is purely down to the fact that it is always more fun to eat chocolate cereals once the milk has turned a dark chocolate colour!

        Healthiness - Weetos is a healthy cereal in terms of having low calories (113), low fat (1.5g) and more importantly lower saturated fat (0.3g) than its close rival 'Kellogg's Coco Pops' and more astonishingly, has a very commendable low salt content - lower than the Special K cereals which alway seem to shout from the rooftops how healthy their cereals are. So Weetos convincingly takes this round and again shows how looking at the labels, and not the packaging/adverts, can reveal a clearer story of what is 'healthy'

        Extra Info - Weetos is a chocolate wholegrain cereal from Weetabix and therefore sells itself on the credentials of having 'wholegrain', 'fortified with vitamins and iron' and 'free from artificial colours'.

        Summary: Weetos is a tasty chocolate cereal that all my family enjoy, with the added benefits of having lower calories and fat than many of the rival chocolate cereal, and having lower salt than cereals such as Special K. Weetos is in many ways a surprise package and is well worth a try. 9/10.

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        03.05.2010 20:08
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        Still tasty

        Weetos are one of my all-time favourite cereals. I loved it as a child and still do now. These days, I am not a fan of sweet breakfast cereals and tend to shy away from cereals with chunks of chocolate in them and mostly go for cereals like Just Right but I like having different things so was rather pleased to see them in the cupboard again.

        There used to be a Weetos man that was on the packet but he has disappeared now and the packet is just as you see above, brown with the golden Weetos logo and huge Weetos that are the size of flying saucers flying around. The box comes in two different sizes, 375g and 500g. The 500g is £2.50 at Sainsbury's presently.

        What they essentailly are is wholegrain wheat hoops flavoured with chocolate. They also add in extra vitamins and iron to boost the immune system. As these are aimed at children, I am sure parents will be glad that they are trying to make it a little healthier for their little ones.

        These are really easy to eat dry as I know right now whilst writing this but in milk they are fabulous. They also do what Cocoa Pops famously do and turn the milk chocolatey which is fun to see. They are importantly filling too unlike said competitor.

        Good fun and tasty; for kids and for grown-ups...

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          05.02.2010 14:53
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          Low-calorie scrumptious breakfast cereal

          I remember having Weetos a lot when I was a kid, I loved them. Then one day I just went off them, no idea why, I just didn't like them anymore. Maybe they changed the recipe or something, they just didn't taste the same...

          I didn't have them for some years, until I moved in with my fiance last year in fact. He said how much he liked them so we bought a box and I tentatively tried a bowl full. Well they were just the way I remembered them, lovely chocolatey, crunchy cereal hoops which turn the milk chocolatey too! At only 113 calories for a 30g portion they are also suitable for anyone on a diet, like me. I have unsweetened soya milk on mine and they still taste yummy. They're also nice to eat dry as a snack.

          We buy them sometimes as a treat (I find spending £2.80-something on a box of cereals rather on the expensive side).

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            13.01.2010 14:28
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            good snack regardless of your age!

            i'm currently sat at my desk at work eating a bowl of Weetos for lunch!

            i love them. i've been eating weetos since as long as i can remember. when i was at school my mum used to make my breakfast and i would love my weetos.

            you can put them in the microwave to warm them up a bit in the winter. they do go a bit soggy but the milk goes extra choclately and it warms you up ready for the walk to the car,work, or school.

            the reason i recommend them is because they are a better alternative to junk from the vending machine at work!

            if you think about it, if you get a bar of chocolate every break, thats 3 bars a day @ 50p = £1.50 a day. times that by 5 thats 7.50 a week on chocolate!
            on chocolate. instead i buy a box of Weetos (£2.50ish) and 2 litres of milk (£1.25) and they last me a week.

            so what i'm trying to say is weetos are a good alternative to chocolate at work. as they wont cost you as much and kerb your (or at least, my!) chocolate craving.

            they are always well packaged and well sealed so they're always fresh.

            i appreciate not all jobs would allow cereal at your desk. but at least if you have a canteen you can eat them there. people might think its funny at first but once they realise how much money your saving, they'll quickly follow suit!

            bring on the weetos revolution !

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            07.12.2009 00:29
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            Well worth trying

            Weetabix Weetos Chocolate Flavour

            Description: Cereal / Irresistible wholegrain hoops of crunchy, chocolate, fortified with essential vitamins and iron to help keep your kids healthy and happy.

            I absolutely love this cereal, but it has to be eaten dry, instead of having it with milk! Weetos are made by Weetabix and come in a brown coloured cardboard box withe the logo on the front and pictures of the cereal all over.

            You can buy this product from most supermarkets and expect to pay around £2.70 for a 500g box.

            They are basically little hoops of chocolate flavoured cereal which are lovely and crunchy and have a great chocolate taste. It isn't too overpowering or too sweet, but just right.

            I like to start the day with a bowl of these and just munch them dry, and they also make a great snack for other times of the day. Though they are wholegrain, they don't taste like it so eating them can be a great way to sneak in wholegrain to you, or your childrens diet.

            Nutritional information per 30g serving is as follows;

            113 cal
            2g of fibre
            0.03g of sodium
            0.3g of saturated fat
            No artificial colours or flavours

            Ingredients are as follows;

            Wholegrain Wheat (44%), Wheat Flour, Sugar, Maltodextrin, Cocoa Powder, Vegetable Oil, Milk Powder, Salt, Flavouring, Niacin, Iron, Pantothenic Acid (B5), Thiamin (B1), Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12.
            This product contains wheat and milk


            If you do like these with milk, they tend to stay quite crunchy and not go soggy very quickly like some cereals. I like them because of how crunchy they are though which is why I eat them dry.

            If you have not tried these yet and like chocolate flavoured cereals then they are definitely worth trying - alternatively, if you want a sweet snack wihich is healthier than chocolate, then grab some of these and munch them dry - delicious!

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              23.11.2009 18:01
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              Theyre ok - they are what they say on the box

              My daughter is getting too big to seat in the supermarket trolley these days .. I always thought Id relish these days as we shop together, mother and daughter, peacefully discussing our next few days meals whilst filling the trolley ...

              Reality is that I cant restrain her by seating her in the trolley anymore and I spend half of the shop chasing her around, arguing, taking out items that she wants in the trolley and ultimatley .. BRIBERY!!

              Weetabix chocolate flavour Weetos ended up in the trolley on such an occasion -
              I made myself feel better by telling myself at least it wasnt sweets or chocolates!

              Anyhow, this cereal comes in a 500g brown / orange coloured box, I searched for a smaller sized box but could see none. 500g contains approx 16 servings and cost £2.75. I thought that it was quite pricey but then again Im thinking that of most cereals these days.

              Weetabix Weetos, as it states on the box, are chocolatey wholegrain fortified with vitamins and iron and free from artificial colours.
              Weetabix promise that these can be part of a healthy balanced diet, are a good source of fibre and are one of the lowest sugar chocolate kids cereals with less than two teaspoons of sugar per serving.

              Im not too sure that is something that they should be bragging about. Two teaspoons of sugar in their cereal seems quite high to me.

              Ingredients are as follows:
              Wholegrain Wheat (44%), Wheat Flour, Sugar, Maltodextrin, Cocoa Powder, Vegetable Oil, Milk Powder, Salt, Flavouring, Niacin, Iron, Pantothenic Acid (B5), Thiamin (B1), Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12.
              This product contains wheat and milk for those with allergies.

              I must say that personally I am not a fan. I find them sweet and sickly and its not something that I can face first thing in the morning.
              My daughter asked for them most mornings for about a week but the novelty soon wore off and she was back asking for her weetabix.
              Im thinking that shes a bit too lazy early morning for all that chewing as these little hoops certainly are very crunchy and remain so until the bottom of the bowl.

              Ive had to find another use for them as they dont come out at breakfast anymore and its taking up valuable space in my cereal cupboard! When were out and about I fill a small pot with these dry and my daughter happily munches on them as a snack throughout the day or on long car journeys. She can just pop them in her mouth so theyre a mess free snack on the go.

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                22.08.2009 16:52
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                Nice for a chocolatey change

                Whilst the children are at school I like to send them off to school with a breakfast of cereal and fruit juice. I tend to choose Bran Flakes, Weetabix or Shredded Wheat as I feel the are probably the healthiest of the ones that they will eat and will keep them fullup for the longest time. However during the holidays I let them have a bit more freedom and let them choose what they prefer to have.


                This genoerosity of spirit on my part led me to the purchase of a box of weetabix Weetos. I think the chocolate brown box with big circles of chocolate cereal on the front was what caught my 12yr old sons eye. He likes cocopops but usually an hour after he has finished the bowl he is starving again. This made me a little sceptical of trying another chocolate cereal but I had promised he could choose so I was stuck with it! Luckily for me the 500g box was on special offer and was £1.75 instead of the usual £2.75. I trust the Weetabix brand so I thought they would probably be passable.

                ---"Weetos-chocolatey wholgrain goodness from Weetabix"---

                Like most people I have been bombarded with messages telling us to eat more wholegrain so that part of the slogan appealed to me and the chocolatey bit obviously appealed to my son!


                On checking the ingredient list there is 44% Wholegrain wheat (and plenty of sugar!)and added vitamins and iron. The allergy advice indicates that the product contains wheat and milk. A 30g serving contains 113 cal, nearly 2g of fibre and 0.03g of sodium, there is also 0.3g of saturated fat. There are no artificial colours or flavours either.


                The next morning my son was keen to try his new cereal. The hoops are about 1cm in diameter and a medium brown colour. Once in a bowl with the milk added they gradually start to turn the milk a very pale brown. He immediately loved them so I thought I would give them a try too. I was surprised to find that I really liked them. They are very crunchy with almost a biscuit-type hardness to them. They did not go soggy in the milk at all which is good because I hate sloppy cereal. They did taste of chocolate but I did not find them overpoweringly sweet which I thought I might. It took a fair amount of time to munch my way through the bowlful and I felt as if I had eaten something filling (although not sickly).


                It was only later in the morning that I realised that I didn't feel at all peckish which is almost unheard of for me! I made it through to lunch without any urge to snack as this cereal really kept me feeling full. I have now been eating these regularly for a while as I find them satisfying and they still give me a bit of a chocolate "hit" without resorting to chocolate snacks. They are also quite nice to eat straight out of the box when no-one is looking!


                There are so many cereals to choose from but these appeal to all my family. They are low fat and very tastey and keep everyone going until lunch. The main problem is the price but I have found the box lasts quite well. The box is supposed to contain about 16 servings and I have found that we do not eat huge bowlfuls (as we do with some lighter-type cereals) so they last about that number of servings.

                I am sure when september comes around no-one is going to want to go back to our boring cereals!

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                  04.08.2009 15:15
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                  Chocolaty cereal with good crunch!

                  Instructions: chuck into bowl, dowse with milk, eat

                  Experience: (Bias warning: I am pregnant, and this is my Cereal Of Choice...)

                  Weetos are wonderful because they hold their crunch well (even if my cereal munching is interrupted by a phone call), although they will eventually begin to soften up on the outside, they retain their bite on the inside. Because Weetos are highly chocolatey, they not only taste marvellous, but also turn the milk chocolatey too.

                  You can eat Weetos dry, but they are not as tasty this way as Cinnamon Grahams are - though it is tempting to munch a handful rather than pour excess back into the box!

                  Weetos don't tend to come with a lot of debris at the bottom of the packet; this means that there will be some cereal dust in the last bowlful, but not too much, and you certainly don't have to chuck half a bowl-worth of bits away. This is important to me as a crunchy cereal fan!

                  At £2.75 for 500g in Sainsburys, they work out a bit more expensive than Coco Pops at £3.03 for 600g, but are, in my opinion, a superior cereal due to the retention-of-crunch factor

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                    20.07.2009 16:34
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                    my boys seem to love them

                    I am very boring when it comes to cereal and tend to stick to fruit and fibre, so up until my two boys coming along that's all we had in our house. Fast forward 5 years and there are are several different varities occupying our kitchen cupboard shelves. This one however seems to be a firm favourite with my two little men.

                    Weetos..what are they?~
                    They are small little chocolate flavoured crunchy hoops, fortified with vitamins and iron according to the box. I don't mind buying these for the boys because a box seems to last ages and sometimes they like to eat them dry as a snack instead of wanting biscuits and chocolate which I don't mind.

                    Nutritional information~ Based on 30g servings:
                    Energy 113 kcal
                    Protein 2.5g
                    Carbohydrate 22.4g
                    (of which are sugars 7.1g)
                    Fat 1.5g
                    (of which saturates 0.3g)
                    Fibre 1.9g
                    Sodium 0.03g
                    A 30g serving provides 26% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals, so by having a bowl of this your being healthy (ish).

                    Are they nice?
                    Well as a rule I don't often like chocolate flavoured cereal - which for someone who is a self confessed chocoholic is a bit strange, but there you go. However as my boys are always telling me how delicious they are I thought I would try some.

                    Packaging and price~
                    The weetos come in a sealed bag which is inside a large oblong box. It is brown in colour and has the words 'weetos' on the front along with picture of the cereal. They are made by cereal giants Weetabix, and a box of 600g (normally 375g but 60% free on selected boxes) will set you box anywhere from £2 upwards depending on where you shop.

                    The outcome~
                    I was surprised that after adding some milk they stayed crunchy quite a long time - soggy cereal is always very off putting to me (Yuk), but these certainly didn't go mushy. They had a very nice chocolately taste and I did enjoy them.
                    I also tried them 'raw' (as my older son pointed out) straight out of the box and I definitely liked them this way too..a box may not last as long as it did before now!

                    Summery~
                    Nice cereal!

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                    03.06.2009 15:37
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                    A delicious bowl of sugary sweet ceral for satisfying those chocolate cravings.

                    I recently purchased a 375g box of Weetabix Weetos Chocolate Flavour from Asda for the £2.08 and it was purely nostalgia that drew me towards the box. The design has now been modified and the crazy scientist seems to have been removed (he was definitely there in my younger days!) but apart from that I can't notice any difference with regards to the actual cereal.

                    The box is made from cardboard, brown in colour and shows you Weetos flying around. It has the Weetabix logo and the Weetos name plastered over it so that it's pretty easy to spot when out shopping. The cereal is packaged in a plastic bag which can be folded/crunched down to help keep the cereal fresh once opened.

                    Weetos are chocolate flavoured wholegrain cereal rings which are fotified with vitamins (B5, B1, B6, B2, Folic Acid & B12) as well as iron so it's great to know that you're on your way towards your healthy allowance of everything each day.

                    A 30g portion of cereal (recommend serving) has 113 calories and 7.1g of sugar and this is without milk so bear this in mind when having your morning cereal. It is very high in sugar (in my opinion) and is not something that I intend to eat everyday. When I spotted them I was ravenous walking the supermarket aisles looking for some inspiration and they seemed to just float off the shelf and in to my basket, which I saw as fate! Also, I never weigh my cereal out but I know for sure that I'm not having just 30g and a 125ml serving of milk (also recommend with most cereals).

                    I would occasionally replace a meal with dry cereal if I'm out of time/food/effort/inspiration but I don't see myself replacing a meal with this purely because of the high sugar content.

                    The Weetos are very crunchy and they do have a chocolate taste to them. They are sweet enough to not require milk (as I would usually do with most breakfast cereals) but they don't turn the milk very chocolatey which is a shame as this is part of the appeal to my inner child. The hoops do hold up well again milk and don't turn soggyy instantly giving me a good few minutes to wolf down my serving before I go off them.

                    I would recommend these as an occasional treat for little ones but it would be best if they had a measured serving and did not eat these everyday due to the alarming amount of sugar that they contain, also, to help save more calories I'd recommend these with skimmed milk (it actually doesn't taste that bad!).

                    I thoroughly enjoyed the cereal & the nostalgia trip but I am knocking one star off full marks because of the amount of sugar it contains.

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                      02.06.2009 15:42
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                      Lovely chocolate hoops full of goodness

                      I enjoy my cereal and usually like to start the day with a bowl of it. But I've always preferred chocolate cereals and these Weetos have been one of my favourites for many years.

                      Cost wise this cereal isn't too bad. In Tesco it is normally £2.75. It is on offer in Tesco at the moment and is £1.75 until the 9th June. So if you want to try some maybe get it now.

                      The packaging is quite simple but appealing. 'Weetos' is written in an eye catching gold colour with delicious looking chocolate hoops bursting from it. I used to like it when they had the mad white haired scientist on the front but they have gone for a more simple look on the box, maybe trying to imply that the ingredients are simlpe rather than artificial. The back of the package simply describes why this cereal is good for you and the side of the box shows all the necessary nutritional info.

                      The taste is delicious and quite surprising. I think this cereal strikes a good balance between it's tastes and flavours. The hoops do have a lovely chocolate flavour to them but not to the extent where the cereal tastes too sickly, which you might expect from looking at them. They are just about the right sweetness without actually tasting like you are eating something unhealthy.

                      The hoops are a good size so you don't need too many to fill your bowl meaning it will last you longer than other cereals. It's quite crunchy but not overly so and I've found that even if it has been soaked in milk for a long time it never gets soggy. Even the hoops which have been submerged at the bottom taste almost as fresh as the ones that were at the top. Additionally, the flavour manages to stay quite well in the hoops and doesnt drain away ino the milk leaving you tasteless hoops at the bottom.

                      The great thing about this cereal is that it's actually quite good for you. A (30g) serving of the cereal contains 113 calories, 1.5g fat (0.3g saturated fat) and 7.1g sugar. It is one of the lowest sugar chocolate cereals you can buy which is great news for people who love chocolate cereals but worry about the sugar content. The cereal contains natural wholegrain which provides essential nutrients and also means it is full of vitamins and iron. A serving (30g) contains the following:
                      0.4mg Thiamin (B1)
                      0.4mg Riboflavin (B2)
                      4.6mg Niacin
                      0.5mg Vitamnin B6
                      51.0µg Folic Acid
                      0.3µg Vitamin B12
                      1.5mg Pantothenic Acid (B5)
                      3.6mg Iron.

                      So the cereal is packed with goodness meaning you get a healthy meal and a great tasting cereal, giving you the best of both worlds.

                      I think this cereal will appeal to all the family. It's a delicious cereal for adults that enjoy something a bit sweeter for breakfast. Similarly, it is great for kids because they will love the chocolate taste of the cereal but at the same time they are eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast (or snack because it's great at any time of day!)

                      Overall, I highly recommend this cereal. It's tasty and it feels like you've treated yourself but it is actually nutritious. Adults...don't be put off by the fact this cereal is with the 'childrens cereal' shelf, it is really yummy and can be enjoyed by everybody.

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                        A good cereal

                        I bought these as a kind of halfway point for the part of me that craved chocolate and the half of me that said wholegrain was a good idea.

                        This cereal was also reasonably priced, being around £2 in Asda for an average cereal box size, and is unsurprisingly found in the cereal aisle.

                        The box suggests that this product is probably aimed at kids - I got part of a card game for 'Kung Fu Panda' inside mine, with the instruction to 'Collect them all'. I don't care, it's chocolate! The cereal itself looks like chocolate honey nut loops - basically little dark coloured loops.

                        Upon pouring them into the bowl I noticed that you actually get quite a lot of cereal for your money, unlike Just Right or Start Right, where I can pour almost half the box into just one average sized bowl.

                        The only problem I encountered with it is if you like your cereal hard and crunchy and generally quite dry, just splash on some milk and eat straight away. I prefer my cereal slightly more soggy - not mushy, but not too crunchy. So I had to wait a while for it to soften more, but it did eventually and soaked up the milk quite well. As with a lot of chocolate cereals, it leaves a nice chocolate tinge to your milk if you leave it long enough.

                        On to the most important thing - the taste. It does taste equally wheaty/wholegrainy and chocolatey. This means that you tend to get an aftertaste of either one or the other. Which one you get depends on your tastebuds and where in your mouth you eat from because different sensations are triggered from different areas. As for me, this was generally ok as it meant I was combining something a bit healthier with something I enjoyed.

                        I do like this cereal as it's good for an evening snack or meal as well as for breakfast.

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                        Good way to start your day!!

                        Weetabix Weetos Chocolate Flavour Breakfast Cereal!!

                        This cereal is definitely for the chocolate lovers out there. The cereal comes in small brown circles which have a small hole in the centre. The weeto's have a bobbly edge and are chocolate in flavour. They are crunchy in texture and tend to still be crunchy after they have sat in milk for a few minutes.

                        The thing that most children will like about this cereal is that it turns your milk chocolaty!!

                        The cereals contain wholegrain and also have a lot of vitamin 7 and Iron.

                        The cereal comes inside a box, the same as other cereals come in, and are inside of a plastic bag within this. The box is chocolate in colour and has the brand name pasted over the front. The 375g box is designed to contain 12 servings.


                        The ingredients of this product are as follows:

                        Wholegrain Wheat (41%)
                        Sugar, Wheat Flour
                        Maltodextrin
                        Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder,
                        Vegetable Oil, Skimmed Milk Powder,
                        Cocoa Powder, Salt, Potassium Chloride,
                        Flavouring, Niacin,
                        Iron,
                        Pantothenic Acid (B5),
                        Thiamin (B1),
                        Vitamin B6,
                        Riboflavin (B2),
                        Folic Acid,
                        Vitamin B12

                        This product is suitable for vegetarians and do contain milk and wheat in them so do be aware if you have an allergy to either of those.

                        The box explains that per 30g serving there are:

                        481 KJ's of Enegry
                        2.4g of Protein
                        22.9g of carbohydrates
                        8.8g of which are sugars
                        1.4g of Fat
                        0.3 of which are saturated

                        These cereals are a great way to start the day and give you that morning energy to last the whole day. Although chocolate flavour, the cereal is packed with goodness.

                        A great tasting chocolate cereal, suitable for adults as well as children!!

                        The box costs around 2 pounds per box in most supermarkets.

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                        29.05.2008 11:21
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                        A great breakfast cereal

                        Harry does like trying a variety of cereals in the morning, although his current favourite does remain Kelloggs Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. Sadly, we ran out of those and on our supermarket run, we spotted that these Chocolate Weetos were on offer so we thought we'd get a box for him to try. Needless to say, they were a hit and I think we'll have to keep buying them even though they aren't on offer anymore!

                        Chocolate Weetos are produced by the Weetabix people. They are known for having cereals which contain whole grain, and weetos are no exception. Weetos are little round O's of cereals, about 1/2 a centimetre in diameter. These chocolate ones are brown all over, but don't actually have a chocolately powder covering, the chocolate is right through the whole grain. These Weetos also contain essential vitamins and iron, and are free from artificial colours, so they aren't too bad for your kids.

                        Now the taste test. Every morning I ask Harry if we should get our breakfast and he shouts "oreo's!" meaning he wants his Weetos...I'm not sure why but there you go. So I pour them into his Fireman Sam with loads of milk. They do float a bit on the surface, but as they absorb the milk they do start to sink a bit. At first, they are are lovely and crunchy with a real crunch when you bite down into them. The chocolate flavour really comes through strongly against the milk, but isn't too sweet, just pleasant. As the time they have been in the milk increases, they obviously become slightly softer. However, this is where I have noticed the most difference between these and coco pops. After a while coco pops become so soggy, they're awful. These on the hand, stay relatively crunchy, even after 10 or so minutes. They aren't obviously super crunchy but they still have a crunch when you bite into them, and they don't disintegrate in the milk either, which is great for kids who take an age to eat their brekkie like Harry! Texture wise, they aren't solid, they do have little bubbles throughout which I think helps the milk to be absorbed and allows them to soften a tad, but they're still wonderfully crunchy!

                        Also, the Weetos do turn the milk a slight chocolatey flavour as well. Harry loves to drink the remaining milk from a spoon, bit by bit, until its all gone so I know he's getting a good dose of calcium from his breakfast too. The milk goes a light brown colour, not too strong but just enough to slightly enhance the flavour of the milk. So not only is your child getting some wholegrain, they're getting a good dose of milk as well!

                        My box of Weetos came in a large 500 gram box. The box itself is a rich chocolatey brown colour, with the name "Weetos" across the front/middle of the box, with the Weetabix logo in the top right. They look appetising on the box, a lovely dark brown colour with some good health claims on there too i.e. wholegrain, contains vitamins and iron. The fat content for a 30 gram serving is only 1.5 grams, and 113 calories. This isn't bad for a chocolatey breakfast at all. Also, a 30 gram serving of this cereal gives your child 26% of their RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for the vitamins and iron contained in the cereal, which are Niacin, Iron, Pantothenic Acid (B5), Thiamin (B1), Vitamin B6, Riboflavin B2, Folic Acid, and Vitamin B12.

                        You can buy the Weetos from all supermarkets, and they retail at roughly £2.64 for a 500 gram box. Our box lasts up a few weeks, which is quite good value with Harry having a big bowlful every morning. Overall, I think they are a good chocolate breakfast cereal for children. They have a nice chocolatey taste, with a pleasant aftertaste too, they make the milk nice and chocolatey, and are good value. They contain whole grain which is good for you, and lots of vitamins and iron too, so I'm more than happy to keep giving this to Harry!

                        Thank you for reading!

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                        Irresistible wholegrain hoops of crunchy, chocolate, fortified with essential vitamins and iron to help keep your kids healthy and happy.