“ Type: Cereal Bars „
Up until I was about 13, my parents had me on a breakfast diet consisting of Weetabix, Weetabix, and....more Weetabix...it was a bid to keep me healthy as a growing child. However, age 13 was perhaps when I stopped growing...tallways, and as it seemed to be pretty evident that I would no longer grow...tallways...I was given free reign in choosing what breakfast cereal I would like to eat every morning. Off I headed in an excited sprint down the cereal aisle of what was then our nearest supermarket, Safeways, scanning the shelves for the tastiest morning treats, I went through the Cheerios phase, the Frosties phase, the Coco Pops phase, and then came the Nesquik phase which, at age twenty-something, I have not yet grown out of.
The Nesquik bunny gracing the cover of this brightly coloured box, with his huge eyes and floppy ears, licking his lips (furry face) as he is about to take a spoonful of this chocolate delight, is bound to attract little kids...and apparently me. Of course I presume bunnies were my favourite animal as a kid as I recall continuously drawing them, it is almost like fate brought us together.
The cereal itself is shaped like little balls, and are chocolatey brown colour. The smell is mildly sweet with a hint of cardboard. The chocolate taste is so far the strongest I have tasted in all the chocolate cereals I have tried, it is definitely stronger than coco pops. The texture is rough, though it softens within about ten seconds of putting it in your mouth. As I find it quite filling, this is the type of cereal I enjoy eating both dry or with milk. It tastes best with warm milk as this softens part of it, so you get a good mixture of crunchy and soft. Nesquik usually keeps me filled up for about 2 to 3 hours. Having said all tha, this is the kind of cereal that I only like eating for breakfast, it is not something I crave afterwards, and only ever eat it during the day if I'm so hungry and there is nothing else left to eat in the house.
WARNING: As mentioned previously it is quite crunchy, and it is the sort of cereal where lots of little bits end up stuck in your teeth, which is not particularly attractive. So it does require a good mouth rinse after eating!
WARNING (The Sequel): The chocolate smell equally as strong as the chocolate taste, will linger for a while, especially if in a small closed room. This can get a bit sickening after a while, so leave windows and doors open after eating.
Depending on where you shop, this cereal can cost anything from £1.79 to £2.01, though is currently on sale at Asda for £1.50. It also comes with Nestles' box tops for schools. This cereal so far only seems to come in one size, 375 grams, and if eaten everyday in a small bowl, lasts me around two weeks.
Five stars for the Nesquik Bunny!
This is a delicious and satisfying cereal bar that make a pleasant, if not exactly healthy, breakfast alternative. They are a good snack and make a great treat for kids.The come in packs of 6 and can b found in most supermarkets.
The nutritional information is clearly displayed and we are informed on the
The product is packaged in a bright, appealing way and is designed in a similar way to the boxes of Nesquik chocolate cereal that we are all so front of the box that each bar contains 104 calories (5% of you recommenced daily allowance.)
I rarely eat chocolate cereals prefering a real bar of chocolate to give me a sugar kick. However, I have to admit to enjoying these. Whereas the Nesquik cereal itself is quite crunchy these bars are more chewy in texture. For me, this is better as the bars stay in one piece and don't crumble all over the place.
The ratio of chocolate to milk flavour is just right and there is no sickly sweet aftertaste. Speaking of milk, there is 30% of your recommended daily intake of calcium in each bar. This makes them an excellent choice for children reluctant to drink milk etc.
However, I should mention, that there is 2g(10% of GDA) of saturated fat in each bar. I think this is a lot for something that is essentially a little snack or breakfast on the run.
These really are a scrummy cereal bar and I suppose the price paid for that is the amount of fat they contain. This is the only thing that puts me off them a little. Otherwise they make an excellent treat for adults and kids alike and can be easily slipped into a bag for when those mid-morning hunger pangs arise.
As I bought mine from a french supermarket the price isn't something I can comment on so much. I did have a look on the internet and it says the average price per box is £1.25. However, I think this may be a little outdated
as I picked mine up for Euro1.86 so I think the British price may be closer to £1.50. In my opinion, that's not a bad price but I wouldn't want to pay more.
I got a bargain again. Asda is selling a few cereals for £1 each and I could have got some nice healthy Shreddies or Bran Flakes, but Nesquik cereal is surely more fun. My favourite all time cereal s Coco Pops, and since this is the same idea - chocolate flavoured balls that make your milk turn a nice chocolaty flavour, a nice change.
Packaging is more eye catching and certainly stands out on the shelf. It is a light/bright yellow colour and has a circle in the middle with a picture of a bowlfull of cereal. It has the Nesquik name in blue across the middle. The brand picture is a cartoon rabbit, so we can guess this is aimed more at children, but then again I must be a big kid!
The balls are quite big, but not overly. They are pretty crisp and although it gets a bit soggier when the milk soaks into them, but it still keeps a crisp outer coating.
Nutritonal information per 30g serving
Everything here seems ok, apart from the sugar content, which seems pretty high. If you teemed this with semi skimmed or skimmed milk then you could end up a not bad snack.
Perhaps not the best choice for cereal for health wise, but surely ok for a treat now and again and certainly more healthy than a greasy roll.
The box is 375g and costs around £2 normally.
Nestle Nesquik Cereal with Milk Bars, Chocolate Flavour