Product Type: Kellogg's Snacks
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Kellogg's Rice Krispy Sqaures Totally chocolatey - Snap! Crackle & choc!
rice krispies totally chocolatey
Member Name: geodougal
rice krispies totally chocolatey
Advantages: size, chewy, plenty of chocolate!
Disadvantages: Price when not on offer!
Now then, these RECTANGLES aren't something I buy often - not sure why I just don't notice them I guess whilst I'm wondering aimlessly down the aisles doing my food shop but this week I did because they were on offer at a multipack of four bars for £1.00 which is great value! I knew my family would quite enjoy these and I hadn't had one in a while and wanted to treat myself to a change from my usual cereal bar choices - plus who can resist the words 'totally chocolatey'?
These cereal type bars are made by kellogg's who are famous for providing us with a variety of breakfast cereals, snacks and bars such as cornflakes, all-bran, pop-tarts, nutri-grain and special K.
~ Price & Availability ~
Kellogg's rice krispie squares are available in all large supermarkets. You can buy them in multipacks of four and eight or on their own. The multipacks are pretty expensive when not on offer at about £1.99 for four or £3.28 for eight, but they are currently on at a £1.00 for four in asda which is a 99p saving! I'm not sure if they are still 50p to buy singularly like in the Dooyoo picture as I can't find them, I know they are sold separately but clearly not everywhere. They are available in six different varieties which are chewy marshmallow, chocolate & caramel, chocolate orange, honeycomb crunch, rocky road and totally chocolatey (the one I'm reviewing today).
~ Packaging ~
Kellogg's rice krispie totally chocolatey squares (what a mouthful!) are wrapped in an attractive looking deep purple foil. The brand 'Squares' is printed on the front in large yellow writing which is very eye-catching. Underneath this it tells me that the flavour of these is totally chocolatey if you haven't already guessed by the pool of chocolate behind the brand name. The back of packaging lists the nutritional information of this product, weight and ingredients. The packaging describes this product as crispy grains of chocolate toasted rice cereal and milk chocolate chunks with a chocolate flavour coating....mmm sounds so tempting!
~ Tasting these Krispy choc bars! ~
On opening the foil I could smell quite a strong, very sweet chocolatey smell, very pleasant for me as I love anything chocolate! Taking the bar out of the wrapper it looks pretty impressive; it's a decent size and coated well in chocolate with an additional bonus of chocolate drizzle and chunks of chocolate on top! Biting into the bar I could definitely taste chocolate (wouldn't you be a bit worried if i couldn't?) of course it's not your finest Belgian chocolate but it does the job, I think anything richer and it may have been too much. The chocolate drizzle on the top is my favourite part as it's set on top and tastes sort of cold in contrast to the chocolate rice which makes the textures really nice! The cereal itself is very chewy and soft but not too much so - you do get a little crunch here and there from some rice and a chunk of chocolate. Although these are quite big there not really that filling but you can't really expect them to be as really they are just rice krispies, but I think one is enough otherwise you may get a bit of a chocolate overload if that's possible :D
~ Other information ~
Each 36g bar contains 156 calories, 13g of sugar and 4.5g of fat which you have to expect really. Considering a chocolate bar usually contains a lot more calories and fat and these are bigger than some chocolate bars these squares don't look so bad in comparison.
Kellogg's squares contain milk, soy and barley as well as a whole lot of chemically named things.
I can't actually find anywhere on the packet that states whether or not they are suitable for vegetarians so eat at your own risk or check first!
~ Overall verdict ~
I think kellogg's rice krispie squares totally chocolaty make a nice alternative treat to a regular cereal bar. I think children would happily munch their way through these as a quick pick me and up and adults can equally enjoy them with a cuppa. I wouldn't recommend these to anybody who prefers the finer things in life though as these are slightly novelty and may not exceed to your expectations. I think they're very tasty and great to satisfy that craving for something sweet without being overly filling or bland like plain rice Krispies. Again, these are quite different to the cereal - in my opinion much more flavourful!
I have also tried the marshmallow variety in these bars and have found them very, very tasty too! They are again very sweet and chewy! I would encourage you to try out all the flavours until you find your favourite as they all look delicious, but look out for the offers!
Summary: Grab them while there on offer for a chocolatey crispy treat!