“ Brand: Kellogs / Type: Cereal Bars „
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Kelloggs Coco Pops Bars are pretty much like a bar of Coco Pops stuck together with a layer of milk. I actually think that they are much nicer than coco pops. They have that lovely chocolate taste like Coco Pops do yet seem to be more milkier / creamier which I love.
Each bar is individually wrapped in a lovely yellow foil wrapper with the monkey on it (just like the Coco Pops design on the boxes). The bars have a slight chocolatey scent to them. They are very appealing.
Taking a bite, these bars are lovely. They're really chocolate (exactly like Coco Pops, the cereal) but a much more creamier version. They are quite sweet and will satisfy a sweet tooth. They are soft and chewy whilst at the same time, being quite crispy.
These bars are available in most supermarkets and convenience stores. A box (six bars) of these usually cost around £1, although they are regularly on offer (Buy one get one free etc) and so I would say that they are great value for money. They are also available at cheaper prices at stores such as B&M Bargains and Home Bargains. It's good that they are regularly on buy one get one free offers etc. as we find in our house that as there are only 6 bars per box, we seem to get through a box within a day or so.
Nutritionally, these bars are quite good. They only have 90 calories per bar and so are not going to do much harm to your waist line. They are also fortified with vitamins and iron, so great for topping up on your vitamins.
These bars are great for kids (and adults alike). They are great for lunch boxes and a small enough to fit into lunch boxes. They are not messy either (great for kids!).
These bars are great for anytime of the day. They are as satisfying as a chocolate bar. Even though they are quite small they are very filling (although I do find that I have to eat more than one). I always have to have mine with a cup of tea, as they just seem to go hand in hand.
All in all, I would definitely recommend these bars!
Thanks for reading!
Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
Having recently started a new job that requires me to be up an hour earlier in the morning has affected my usual breakfast routine. I used to always make my breakfast when I got to work in the morning, but now with getting up earlier and beginning work at 8.30 am I do not feel like eating breakfast this early. So I have been on the lookout for breakfast that I can easily eat at my desk that is also fairly healthy as my job now is a sit down one which I have not had before so do not want to pile on the pounds which I know will be easy to do just with the vast amount of cakes people bring in on a weekly basis.
So on a recent shopping trip with my mum we popped into a coop store which is not somewhere I usually shop. This is where I spotted the boxes of coco pops snack bars, I love coco pops cereal and thought these little bars would provide a nice morning snack to keep hunger at bay until lunchtime.
The bars came in a box of six 20g bars and I purchased them on a special offer price of £1.00 from coop. I don't think I would pay much more than this for these bars as individually they are rather small.
The bars are marketed as a snack bar but they are sold in the breakfast isle in the supermarket. Like with a lot of cereal these bars have added vitamins, but they are also quite high in sugar. The nutritional information per 20g bar is:
Calories - 83
Carbohydrate - 14g
Fat - 2g
Fibre - 0.2g
Salt - 0.1g
The bars themselves consist of a thick layer of coco pops bound together with a milky layer coating the bottom of the bar. The cereal bar has a nice crunchy and slightly chewy texture. I don't really like milk but the white bottom coating tastes sweet and more like yogurt than milk which complements the chocolate cereal well. I think these bars would make a better snack for children because of their small size but when they are on special offer they make a good low calorie morning snack for work. They are also easy to keep in my bag or desk draw for when the hunger pangs hit. If you have not tried these I would reccommend them as they are tasty but they can be expensive if not on offer and dont expect them to fill you!
Cereal bars and breakfast bars have been around for a while now and there are many varieties and brands to choose from. These are designed I think for a quick and easy solution for many people who haven't got time to sit down of a morning and eat breakfast in the traditional way because as we know the pace of life these days is so tremendously fast. Like all regular cereals though these bars can be eaten any time as a snack and would fit nicely in somebody's lunch box.
I have sampled a few products that would be considered part of this market including the Kellogg's Rice Krispie Squares and also most recently the Coco Pops cereal bars. Currently you can pick up 6 20g bars in a yellow box from one of the nation's biggest retailers for £1.69. These 20g bars are not that big and in all honesty I have to eat at least two to feel like I have eaten anything but that could just be me and one may be enough for a child.
Basically these are Coco Pops stuck together in bar form with a layer of milk on the bottom. They are tasty as you would expect, crunch nicely and because of the way the individual bits of cereal are stuck together and the layer of milk it doesn't just taste and feel like you are eating dry Coco Pops which is fine and something I have done but this is better.
Kellogg's state that these are free from artificial colours and hydrogenated fats as well as being a useful source of calcium, iron and 6 vitamins so can make up part of a balanced lifestyle. In a 20g bar you will find 83 calories and 2g of fat which at first glance is fine but like I said these bars are small and I feel like I need at least two to satisfy my hunger. So on reflection these bars are great but to be honest although a nice treat I don't think they going any way towards being a substitute for a proper breakfast which after all is the most important meal of the day.
I first bought kelloggs coco pops cereal bars quite a few years ago for my children. They are actually now known as snack bars. This must be to sell more of them/make people know or think that they are suitable to eat at any time and not just for breakfast. I would agree with this. They can be eaten at any time of the day' although if ever i have them, i usually eat them at breakfast time. I hadn't actually bought these for a few years but my son often changes his eating habits in regard to what he wants for breakfast so these were requested once again!
They come in boxes of 6 and each bar is individually wrapped to retain freshness. The box itself is yellow in colour with a cartoon character picture of a monkey on the front holding a snack bar in his hand and smiling. Just above the snack bar it states that these are 'made with coco pops'. I should think this is to encourage parents /children who have already had coco pops cereals to purchase these bars.
On the back of the box you are also reminded that Kelloggs do snack bars with rice Krispies and Frosties. I can't comment on these as I havn't purchased them.
crispy, slightly crunchy, soft, chewy coco chocolaty taste with a smooth milky layer on the bottom of the bar. They actually taste quite good! They are also fairly low in calories (see below) so would be suitable for people who are watching their weight/dieting). However, they are not very filling and those of you who are perhaps dieting may prefer to have something a bit more filling for breakfast.
Nutritional Information;per 20g bar
83 kcal; 8g sugar, 2g fat, 2g saturates and 0.1g salt. I think its important to mention that just beneath this information (on the front of the box) it states that these figures are for the recommended GDA of an adult; so obviously they will be different for a child; just a thought for consumers to bear in mind.
However, there are positive somewhat healthy contents and information; the bars are free from artificial colours, free from hydrogenated fats and contain calcium, iron and 6 B Vitamins. Full details of the amounts are printed on the side of the box.
I would suggest that these bars are handy for lunches as well as breakfast; easy to pack in bag and very lightweight. I think they are suitable for both children and adults alike and not forgetting they really do taste nice!
These snack bars are on special offer at Tesco's at the moment and are only £1.00 per box (reduced from £1.69) so go ahead and grab yourself a bargain!
My daughter and I never ate breakfast at all, but when it was time for her to start nursery I decided that somehow I was going to have to encourage her to eat something in the morning. My daughter loves milk, as do most toddlers, and would happily just drink it all day but as soon as I put milk on cereal she just couldn't bring herself to touch it. I tried giving her dry cereal but the novelty of that wore off after just a few days. I was talking to my friend about this problem and she told me that she buys cereal bars for her son as an alternative option for breakfast. I had seen the bars on sale but had felt a little wary of them thinking they were just packed with sugar.
Looking on the shelves in the supermarket I decided to try the Coco Pops snack bars as looking at the nutritional guide on them they seemed to be the best option, and I thought them being chocolate would appeal to my little girl. The snack bars (or cereal bars as I usually call them) come in a bright yellow box meaning they are instantly seen on the shelf, and on the front of the box we see the coco pops monkey holding one of the enclosed bars. At the top of the box you will see the nutritional guide and that is per bar. It states on the packaging that the snack bars are free from artificial colours, free from hydrogenated fats, and that they are a source of calcium, iron and six other vitamins. The reverse of the box shows some of the other snack bars available.
There are six snack bars per box and they are usually priced at around £1.70 in the major supermarkets, however there are quite often offers on which makes it more reasonably priced. Opening the snack bar for the first time, my daughter was a little wary as she didn't really like the texture of the bar in her hand. The bar is literally made with coco pops so it is just like a chunky bar with compacted cereal and a milky layer at the bottom. After a couple of days my daughter got used to them and will now have one most days for her breakfast though she never finishes a full bar. I have tasted the snack bar purely for the purpose of this review and although I am not a fan of coco pops this bar is actually quite nice, though just like my daughter I wouldn't be able to eat a full one as I think they are a little too sweet. It is rather a strange texture really, it sort of feels like there are too many coco pops in your mouth when biting the bar!
Nutritional Guide (per bar)
* 83 calories
* 8g sugars
* 2g fat
* 2g saturates
* 0.1g salt
The sugars in the bar isn't really that great, as that amount of sugar equates to 9% of an adults daily guideline!
I would recommend the snack bars as they have done the trick in making my daughter eat breakfast, though this may be as she thinks it is a form of chocolate bar!
Thank you for reading my review!
I buy these snack bars for my seven year old son, he eats Coco Pops for his breakfast most days and was keen to try the snack bar. I buy the bars in a box of six, you can also buy them singly. Each bar is 20gs and is packaged in an individual wrapper, within a yellow cardboard box. The wrapper is very distinctive, it is bright yellow with Coco Pops Cereal and Milk Bar written on it, there is also a picture of Coco the Coco Pop's monkey. Each bar contains 84kcals, 2gs of fat and 0.1g of salt, they are made from Kellogg's Coco Pops, which are a rice based cereal and they have cocoa powder and calcium as well as other ingredients but these are the headliners.
The bar is basically a rectangular shape and is made up of compressed Coco Pops with a white layer, the milk. The bars are crunchy rather than chewy, although the white layer is a bit chewy. Personally I don't eat these bars, it is my son who eats them, but I have tried them and they are not too bad. I don't really like Coco Pops but I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of these and I could eat them if I had to. They taste chocolaty but surprisingly they are not overly sweet, I have eaten sweeter supposedly healthy cereal bars. They a have a good texture and are not sticky but chewy and the individual Coco Pops have retained their crispness.
My son eats these as a snack and if he was allowed he would eat two or three at a time, he really enjoys them. I haven't bought these as a breakfast replacement but as a snack, although sometimes in the morning he has a bar, they are very handy for school break and lunches as they are self contained in their own wrapper and they are not prone to melting like chocolate bars or biscuits. These are not a cereal bar that is covered in chocolate, it is a bar made up of individual Coco Pops that are moulded together.
I have eaten the Rice Krispies cereal bar and would say these taste much better, the Rice Krispies bars are really too sweet but these are fine. The bars are fortified with B-vitamins and iron so they do have some redeeming qualities. I am happy to let my son eat these as an occasional treat and he would recommend them.
The bars are available in most supermarkets and other shops and cafes, currently Tesco have them on offer at a box of six for £1.00, normally they are around the £1.90 price.
Coco Pops have been around for years, as everyone will know are the chocolate version of rice krispies and made my Kellogg's. They have a general character to promote the brand who is a monkey funnily enough called Coco, well they used the idea with frosties and who doesn't remember that catchphrase.
Well coco pops has its own too, Coco pops and milk makes a bowl full of fun.
As much as I love coco pops I sometimes didn't have the time to eat a bowlful, but as with a few of Kellogg's cereals they were released as breakfast bars.
Now the bars come in a bright yellow box, Coco pops in brown in the middle, Coco to the left under the Kellogg's brand.
To the top right corner you see the GDA's.
The box has a useful opening system, rather than tearing your way in there are perforated guides to give the box a lid, which can be resealed using the tab. Otherwise you would just have a cupboard full of loose cereal bars. Plus they are easier to find this way.
Now onto the bar itself. Again these are packaged in bright yellow with the coco pops logo and obviously coco. The other interesting thing on here is the nutritional information as well as all the other information they seemed to have crammed onto the packet. So you have the GDA's, the ingredients in 4 languages and the nutritional info which doesn't seem a lot until you see the packaging!
Each bar weighs 20 grams and the GDA that goes with this are as below.
Onto the kind of important boring bits.
Each bar will give you the following :
Kcal - 84 - 4%
Protein - 1.5g
Carbs - 14g
Fat - 2.5g
Fibre - 0.2g
Sodium - 0.05g
Could be worse for such a small bar!
The bar itself is about 10cm in length and about 3cm wide. It has the lovely chocolaty brown colour, which smells great. It also has a really chocolaty style milky base holding it all together and adding some extra flavour in there too.
So it's crispy and chewy at the same time, with the normal coco pop flavour coming through, but it seems as though the taste is doubled, chocolate factor - wow. The chocolate milky base is also lovely, it does calm the chocolate flavour down and you can taste it. But it makes the bar so nice you'll want more than one! Its not the most filling bar but then its not really meant as a meal, more of a snack. They also make great picnic fillers too, or if your going on a journey in the car or walking!. They don't weigh much and their size mean you can put them in pockets etc!
If you're in a hurry or need a quick snack, or have kids which need lunchboxes filled then this could well be the answer. Chocolate, rice, milk all in a lovely little yellow package!
Well there you go, if you like coco pops, you will love this. If you love rice krispies and chocolate you're onto a winner here!
This really is coco pops in a bar. Well done Kellogg's.
I have been trying to have a nice healthy diet and lately I have been craving something a little bit chocolatey and sweet so I have purchased a few cereal bars to keep me ticking over when the cravings are getting too strong. Most cereal bars seem to have lots of fat and/or sugar in them so I try to avoid eating them too much.
I paid £1.73 for 6 x 20g cereal bars from Sainsburys which makes each bar less than 30p which is quite reasonable for something that I have been seeing as a nice treat from time to time. Even if you were eating these in place of your usual breakfast cereal then you'd find these reasonable enough to enjoy every day.
These cereal bars come provided in a cardboard box with a perforated tab that you can pop open for easy access to the bars. This is quite handy as it stores them all nice and neat in my fridge & I can just take one out when I want one.
The cereal bars are individually wrapped in a yellow wrapper so they are nice and convenient to keep in my handbag for the times when I'm ravenous and want something sugary sweet to keep me ticking over until tea time.
The bars are coco pops cereal bits along the majority of the bar and then along the bottom there is a layer of 'milk' which is made with dried skimmed milk. The bar is very delicious and the two layers compliment each other very well. The coco pops are nice and crunchy and they are all binded together a bit like a rice krispie cake which makes them even more yummy and enjoyable as a treat. The milk layer is thin enough not to take away from the sweetness and the chocolate taste of the bar. The bars are lovely and chewy and sweet and you can tell that these do contain a fair bit of sugar but as I only enjoy them occasionally I really don't mind as they are tasty. The bars hold together quite well so there aren't loads of bits of coco pops falling all over me and making a mess. This is particularly good if I am eating on the bus on the way to work as I don't need to turn up for work looking like a mess!
I enjoy these bars and as each one contains 85 calories, 14g carbohydrates, 9g of sugar, 2.5g fat & 2g of saturates. These bars are 20g in size so this is a fair bit of sugar & fat but they are deliciously sweet & tasty and they are a great pick me up if I'm having a bad day and lacking in energy a little bit.
I will be purchasing these bars again as it's nice to have something to nibble on when I fancy a little bit of chocolate without having all the calories of full sized chocolate bars. The quality of this coco pops bar is quite high and the price makes them nice an affordable as an occasional snack.
We often have an abundance of Cereal bar in the house, and something I had never tried before until the other week. The wife loves them as she says they are tasty without being full of calories, so I had one and have to say I was pleasantly surprised.
These come in a box of 6 and cost around £1.60. The cardboard box is in the yellow and brown colouring of Coco Pops with the Coco Pops Monkey on it. The picture of the Bar looked nice enough. Each bar was individually wrapped so easy just to eat on the go.
The bar is a rectangular shape. It was a bit larger than I was expecting for the amount of calories in here. There is only 83 calories per bar, and it was a good enough thickness and lenght for a quick snack.
This just consists of lots of Coco Pops stuck together with a layer of solid Milk on the bottom. I was interested by the Milk Part, and it's like it is trying to simulate a bowl of Cereal on the go. The milk bt was nice and creamy, and there was plenty of coco pops piled on top.
I would have some of these again. It was a nice quick snack and it tasted like there was more calories in it than there is. So a healthy snack that isn't boring.
A nice change to a Bar of Chocolate.
I'm not very keen on muesli and those types of cereals but I like the idea of cereal bars as a quick breakfast snack or to tide you over during the day. So these cereal bars from Kellogg's are the perfect thing for me as they're made from one of my favourite cereals with the added benefit of including chocolate!
The bar is made from the Coco Pops cereal which is crispy toasted rice coated in milk chocolate. The cereal is then packed into a large rectangular shape and has a milky layer on the bottom. The cereal is soft and chewy and tastes exactly the same as the proper cereal so any fans of Coco Pops will love these. The milky layer is very milky and sweet and tastes a little like creamy yoghurt.
The bar contains calcium from the milky layer which makes it a healthy but tasty snack for children. One bar won't fill you up much if it's the only thing that is eaten for breakfast but for a morning or afternoon snack it's the perfect size to keep your hunger at bay until the next meal time.
One box contains 6 of these cereal bars and they usually cost around £1.50 for a pack, which isn't too bad.
If you want to want to get something healthy into children when they want a snack or just for a tasty snack for adults then these are the perfect thing.
Cocoa Pops Cereal Bars are marketed as being a breakfast food, but really they're more of a chocolate bar substitute. They retail in Tesco at £1.72 for a box of 6 individually wrapped bars, which works out at 29p per bar. I don't think that's too unreasonable, though there are probably cheaper chocolate rice krispie bars on the market by a different brand if you shop around.
Each Coco Pops bar is only 20g, which is probably a very good size for a small child to eat. For a Dave however, two bars per sitting is necessary. These look like they're a decent size when you first take one out of the box, but then you bite into it and realise that there's quite a lot of air in one of these due to the nature of the rice puffed cereal used.
The taste of these is worth five stars without a doubt. These are rich, chocolatey, smooth and sweet without being sickly. The milky bottom is tasty too, though it doesn't offer any real moisture like you'd get if you were eating an actual bowl of cereal with milk. The texture is lovely even without any moisture though, and I like that these are crisp, firm and yet have a slightly chewy edge to them too.
The nutritional information is not to be dismissed if you were considering letting your children eat these as a breakfast food. There are only 85 calories per bar, which isn't enough for breakfast, along with 2.5g of fat, 9g of sugar and .5g of sodium (salt equivilant not stated). That's pretty much a small chunk of empty, unhealthy calories there then. Perhaps this wouldn't be so bad if you were eating it along with a fruit yoghurt or similar though?
On the plus side, these are packed with all the same added vitamins and minerals as you usually find in breakfast cereals these days. That's on top of them tasting great of course. I think that as a junk food or a snack food, these easily get five stars. They're like low calorie chocolate bars that actually fill a hole. But as a breakfast substitute, they barely deserve three stars - so over all I've gone for four stars. I'd recommend them as a snack food in place of a chocolate bar only.
Having really enjoyed Kellogg's Rice Crispies cereal and milk bars (even if they are more like cakes than cereal bars), I was eager to try the Cocopops variety!
I saw that these were still on offer in Tesco at £1.50 for the box of 6 20g bars (a massive saving of 19p - wow!), so just 25p a bar/cake. Like the Rice Crispies variety these also don't have many calories in them, only 84, which is more than the likes of Alpen Light, but less than most cereal bars! Good for me since I'm trying to consume less calories at the moment.
The cereal bars come in a bright yellow box, and inside each is individually wrapped in a bright yellow wrapper with a picture of the Cocopops monkey on it (I think he's imaginatively called Coco).
---The ingredients & nutritional info---
The cereal bar consists mainly of Kellogg's Cocopops and a milk topping made mainly from condensed milk (so not for those dairy free people among us). They also contain Soy and Barley ingredients, although they are vegetarian and Halal certified.
A full list of ingredients can be found here (if you remove the gaps in the link) - http://www.kelloggs.co.uk/products/ cocopops/Bar/coco_pops_cereal___milk_bars.aspx
Each cereal bar contains just 84 calories (4% of GDA), and the other GDA info is as follows - 8g sugar (9%), 2.5g fat (4%) Saturates 2g (11%), Salt 0.1g (2%). Similar to the Rice Crispies variety, quite a lot of sugar and saturated fats when you consider the calories in them, but otherwise doesn't sound too scary! There's some added vitamins and minerals which is possibly a good thing, depending on what you want!
---The Eating Experience---
It's 10am which is snack time, and I open the bar. Like with the Rice Crispies variety, a sweet smell emanates from the bar (it is actually very very tempting). Also like the Rice Crispies bar it is disappointingly small, but you come to expect that from a snack that's less than 100 calories!
First bite, yum! I don't eat much cereal really as I don't drink milk (just hate the taste, and hate the thought of eating soggy cereal), so it's nice to get that Cocopops flavour without having to have a bowl of cereal.
The milk coating is sweet and tasty, perhaps a bit sickly for some, but I think it works perfectly, and I like the contrast between the cereal and the coating.
Eating this is a lot like eating a chocolate rice crispy cake (you know, the ones you make at Easter), although not as chocolaty (because it's not stuck together with mounds of chocolate!), and having that slight bitterness of cocoa which takes the edge off the sweetness.
The cereal bar holds together well and makes no mess. It is gone quickly in several bites, and that sugar hit should get me through the rest of the morning at work! Like with the Rice Crispies bar though, it would be more accurate marketing this as a cake rather than a cereal bar.
I enjoyed these as much as the Rice Crispie Cereal bars and will definitely be buying them again as a tasty but low calorie snack. However, as a breakfast they're not really particularly substantial! If you like cocopops I'd be surprised if you don't like these.
I'm sure that kids will absolutely love these, possibly more so than the Rice Crispie ones what with the added chocolaty-ness!
As mentioned in previous reviews, my children are rather partial to cereal, in whatever form it may take, but there ultimate favourite being the product I will now review.
The product I will now review is - "Kelloggs, coco pops cereal and milk bars"
The bars themselves come wrapped in there own little foil sealed pack, these of which are held within a box. The box has the same colouring as the original cereal boxes and holds all the relevant information, brand name, product name, nutritional information, contents description and finally a picture of the enclosed bar and a picture of the cheeky monkey off the adverts!
The bars themselves are around 4" in length and 1 - 1 ½" in width, quite a substantial amount, but also not too big to fit into a lunchbox (if that is what you wish to do!).
The smell once removed from the wrapper has a very distinct chocolate milkshake scent to it, exactly the same as the cereal itself, with a slight tangy undertone, this I am assuming comes from the milky layer on the underside of the bar.
The bar looks just as you would imagine, a bar shaped amount of coco pops cereal, stuck together with the aforementioned milk layer.
The taste is delicious! There is the slight chocolate element as mentioned before, but to me this has always tasted like a cross between milkshake and the chocolate powder you use to make up your hot chocolate, this is not, in my opinion too sweet, but the sweetness that is there is offset perfectly by the creaminess of the milk layer, that to me taste very much like white chocolate.
As you may be aware I have real "thing" about having cereal and it getting far too soggy far too quickly, so these are the ideal thing for me too, I get the cereal taste and the milk without having to rush against the ever impending mush factor!
The only thing I did notice is how sharp these bars are to eat, this may sound like a silly thing to mention, but as my children have considerably smaller mouths than myself, though to hear them talk you wouldn't think so! So when I take a bite I can safely encompass the bite with a little room to chew, when my kids eat it they have to nibble more than bite, this due to the lumpy texture of the cereal and also as there seems to be a glaze over the top, this is again I assume to hold the cereal together, aside from that fact though these are the perfect snack!
The nutritional information is as follows -
8g of which sugars,
2g of which saturates.
The allergy advice states that these contains milk, soy and barley, they do however also contain a multitude of added vitamins and minerals. I know mst people would say that the best way of taking these things is through the proper food groups, but if your children are like mine....picky eaters it isn't that easy, so any help is more than welcome.
The minerals and vitamins range from calcium and iron, through to folic acid and vitamin b12, of all the added elements, per bar it states that this equates to 17% of a child's RDA.
Pricewise these retail, full price around the £1.50 mark, but when brought these were being sold for £1.00 a box at Asda - www.asda.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
I adored Coco Pops as a child then discovered cereal is not a good idea as it does not fill you up straight away, you can easily go back for bowl after bowl...
I saw these on offer in ASDA for a box for £1. Normaly they sell for around £1.69 for 6 x 20g bars. Compared to shop own cereal bars that you can get for under £1, they are expensive.
What you get is a bar of compressed coco pops sort of dipped into a milky stuff that looks a little like a mix of yoghurt and white chocolate. If you like coco pops you will adore these. The only flaw is they don't turn the milk chocolatey but if that really matters to you then i'm sure you could try dipping this in a glass of milk.
I was really surprised by these. I was used to starving after eating a Special K cereal bar and I thought the Coco Pops cereal bar in comparison would be like eating lard in terms of the fat and calories. I loved the taste of the coco pops bar, a decent size, chinks, VERY chocolatey and is does actually stave off hunger for a while, but I didn't really want to look at the fat level ... BUT when I did. I found (o my absolute disbelief) each bar contains only 86 calories and 3g of fat. (compared to 90 calories and 2g of fat in a 23g Special K careal bar). !!!
After discovering this, I've never eaten another allegedly "healthy/ low fat" special K bar. ! Coco pops bars have FEWER calories and only an extra 1g of fat for all that taste and chocolate!! I know which I'd rather have! And seeing as I just cannot be trusted with a box of cereal in the house, if i fancy a cereal fix, the coco pops cereal bar it is!
These are versatile- great on the go, good for a quick snack or good to take to work. No bowl or milk needed.
Now, I know I bleat on a bit about weight watchers on this site, but that's because over time my brain has been re-wired to it's points system! I bought this bar because I fancied something sweet and because I always have a box of coco-pops in the house as I am able to satisfy my sweet tooth with a bowl for a tiny 1.5 points value! Also, I couldn't fail to miss the bar on the shelf with it's bright yellow wrapper. One 20g bar cost me 46p.
The interesting part really is that this is a Coco Pops "cereal and milk" bar. I have to say I was a little bit intrigued by this. When you open the wrapper, all becomes clear....it's a chewy bar made from coco pops with a white milky looking coating on the bottom . You can see this on the dooyoo picture of the product (my bar didn't have a picture on it.) The bar is really delicious, nice and chewy with a rich chocolatey taste. It has a different chocolate flavour to coco pops, I think this is the added cocoa powder. The 'milk' coating on the bar is a sort of cross between white chocolate and a yoghurt coating. This 'milk' is a nice contrast from the rich chocoalte flavour of the bar.
I really enjoyed this bar, although it seemed quite small and was gone in a flash. One 20g bar gives you 84 calories amd 2 grams of saturated fat ( 1.5 weight watchers points) it has added vitamins and minerals. I think it would be a great occasional breakfast substitute if you run out of the door in the morning like I do and often have to take something with you.