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A tasty treat for all the family! *The Product* Kelloggs Rice Krispies Cereal and Milk Bars are Rice Krispies cereal in a bar and the bottom dipped in milk. *Who are they targeted for* The bars are suitable for the whole family though Kelloggs appear to be targeting children of school age. *The packaging* These come contained in a mainly blue box with details of the product, a picture of the actual bar along with the Snap, Crackle and Pop boys! The box also contains important information such as ingredients, nutritional information and details of Kelloggs. Inside the box, each bar is individually packaged in a blue wrapper with the same details as on the box. *Ingredients* The main ingredients include rice cereal, condensed milk, normal milk and sugar. *Nutritional Information* Each 20g bar contains 82kcal, 1.5g protein, 7g sugar, 2g fat, 0.1g salt. Kelloggs also note that the bars are free from artificial colours, hydrogenated fats and they are a source of calcium, iron and 6 different vitamins. *Availability* These packs are available in most supermarkets. A pack of 6 currently retail at £1.52 in Asda however they are sometimes on special offer at a reduced price or 2 for a certain price. The cereal bars are also available in Frosties, Coco Pops, Coco Pops Coco Rocks. *My Opinion* Having had these as i child, i wasnt overly keen on them but whilst in Asda recently i picked a box up for my toddler son. He is a very fussy eater and now refuses to drink milk so i thought these would be a good way to ensure he is getting calcium. I took one out of the box and broke it in half for him and he was wary at first as the bar is quite sticky on top which is to be expected from something containing syrup! Once he got it in his mouth though he really enjoyed it and finished it all quite quickly! I decided to eat the other bit and they taste so much better than when i was a child. It was sweet but not overly sweet and ideal as a mid morning snack for an adult. *My recommendation* I think these are excellent and would recommend buying these for yourselves and your children. Much healthier than chocolate. Due to a limit in our shopping budget, i wont be able to buy these every week but maybe once a month or if they are on offer i might stock up.
---Intro--- It's been a while since I've written a cereal bar review, but then it's been a while since I tried a new cereal bar. Although it's not actually the first time I've had the Rice Crispies cereal bars it's only recently that they've been added to my repertoire of low calorie breakfasts to eat at work along with my piece of fruit. --Buying them--- I picked up the box of 6 (20g bars) in Tesco for £1.50, but they're usually £1.69 (at this point in time), so it isn't hard to work out that that's 25p per bar which sounded pretty reasonable to me. What initially attracted me to them is that each one has just 82 calories in it which is slightly more than Alpen Lights, but less than the majority of cereal bars. ---The packaging--- You can't miss the packets of these, bright blue with the much-loved (or hated) Snap Crackle and Pop characters, and inside each is wrapped in a shiny blue wrapper. Don't think I need to say more! ---The ingredients & nutritional info--- There's a massive list of ingredients which can be found here - www.kelloggs.co.uk/products/ricekrispies/ bar/ rice_krispies_cereal___milk_bars.aspx (you'll have to take the gaps out in the link) Essentially it's Rice Crispies and condensed milk (so not suitable for those with dairy allergies and intolerance). They also contain soy and barley ingredients. However, they are suitable for vegetarians and are Halal certified. As stated before just 82 calories (4% of GDA), and the other GDA info is as follows - 7g sugar (8%), 2.5g fat (3%) Saturates 2g (9%), Salt 0.1g (2%). Not particularly scary, but on the other hand a fair bit of saturated fat and sugar for the number of calories in it. ---The Eating Experience--- So it's now well passed my breakfast time having written the review thus far. On opening the packet it is slightly smaller than anticipated, and a sweet sugar smell is coming from it. It looks like a traditional non-chocolate Rice Crispie cake (I used to love making these as a kid with a recipe from my Postman Pat annual) with a layer of milky coating on the bottom. First bite, and it's so lovely and sweet. The Crispies are stuck together well and do not fall off, but it's also not too sticky. However, it is very very sweet, and this might be offputting for some. I felt that the four bites it took me to eat my bar was just about right, any more and it would have been too much. Bear in mind, this is breakfast! I enjoyed my cereal bar, but perhaps think that it should be marketed as a cake as it's not really very 'breakfasty'! If you want breakfast then you might do better having a bowl of Rice Crispies, although admittedly that defeats the point of a cereal bar, and I don't drink milk anyway (although I really like the milk stuff on these bars) so wouldn't be doing that! ---Final Thoughts--- I will definitely be buying these again, and they're a good thing to have in the house for if you want a cake but don't want an enormous amount of calories. They're not particularly substantial as a breakfast (but then they were never going to be), although they do contain quite a few vitamins and stuff which is good. However, perhaps too sweet as a cereal bar. I'm sure kids would love them though!
My children have always been fans of cereal and also cereal bars, but these are usually far too expensive for my meagre budget, but after going on my weekly jaunt to Asda, I found that some of the better known cereal bars had been reduced down to £1.00 a box, hence this review. The cereal bars I will now review are - "Kellogs rice crispie bars - cereal and milk bars" These are of course cereal bars made from the afore mentioned cereal (rice kripies), with added milk (calcium) and a delicious layer of yoghurt on the base of the bar. The bars themselves are all individually wrapped and come in a box containing 6 x 20g bars. There is plenty of relevant information on the outer box but the most important of that information to me is the fact it doesn't contain hydrogenated fats, it's free from artificial colours (so my kids won't be bouncing off the walls ten minutes after consuming them!) and that these are a good source of iron, calcium and contains 6 vitamins too (these range from folic acid through to vitamin B12, these are added to not only the bars but also the cereal in it's virgin form!). The bars themselves are around 3 ½" in length and the perfect size for a school lunchbox, though my kids eat their breakfasts and use these as seconds! Once unwrapped the cereal is easily decipherable, though all "glued" together with a sugary looking glaze, and the base has a thin coating of what I would deem as yoghurt, though it is simply explained as a "milky layer", whatever it is it's delicious! The taste again is delicious, though very sweet. The sugary coating tastes like the coating on Frosties flakes, this in turn makes the bar quite chewy with a hint of marshmallow taste to the proceedings, finally you get the smooth and creamy milky layer, cutting through the sweetness a little. The nutritional information is as follows - Per bar, 82 kcals, 14g carbohydrates, 7g of which sugars, 2g fat, 1.5g of which saturates. Allergy advice states that this contains milk, soy and barley. As mentioned earlier these cost me £1.00 on offer, normal price you are looking at around the £1.60 mark, which is a bit too much especially with how quickly my kids eat them! For more information visit - www.kelloggs.co.uk Thanks for reading x
Kellogg's Rice Krispies: Cereal and Milk Bars are a bit of a staple in my cupboard, as I'm on a bit of a diet. I'm trying to do the 'special k: slimmer for summer' diet, but as I dislike special k, I am just plumping for a variety of cereal bars of the same nutritional value instead of theirs. And so I decided to try these. In a light blue box, they feature the standard snap, crackle and pop cartoons and large white 'rice krispies' symbol. There is also a picture of the cereal bar featured, with some nutritional info: 'free from artificial colours, hydrogenated fats and source of calcium, iron and 6 vitamins'. You open by lifting the tab and then pull open the front to reveal 6 individual bars. Now for the all important part: the taste. These are very sweet, sticky bars, made from rice krispies of course, but the combination of the milk, which is along the bottom of the bar and the syrup which holds the krispies together prevents the bars from being dry as you might expect. However, as it is so sweet, I found these slightly sickly and I can't eat any more than one at a time. The good thing about these is that they are a satisfying snack and only 82 calories and 2g of fat: not bad at all!!