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      02.06.2010 09:37
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      Just have some fruit!

      I was feeling hungry one day and was looking for a healthy snack. Of course, Special K have a reputation for low-calorie and healthy snacks, so I decided to try Special K Mini Breaks in Chocolate.

      ~Packaging and Appearance~
      Special K Mini Breaks in Chocolate come in little plastic bags (each weigh 25g) and these bags comes in boxes of three. On the front of the box/bag is the trademark red 'K' and 'Special' and 'Mini Breaks' surrounding it. Obviously, like Special K do, they slap a massive '99' on the box to tell you that there are 99 calories a bag, which, I think, is still quite a lot. On the back of the box is igredients and nutritional info (per 100g):

      Calories - 414
      Sugar - 28g
      Fat - 10g
      Saturates - 4g
      Sodium - 0.4g

      (Just divide these results by four to get values for each bag! The results may not be accurate, but they give you an idea.)

      These snacks do have a few vitamins and minerals in them, but, like all of Kellogg's products, they have been artificialy added. There is also a picture of the Mini Breaks on the box and I must say, they look appetising.

      ~Product and Taste~
      I take that back! When I opened the bag, I saw what looked like cushed up mini Ryvitas and an odour like stale Coco Pops. Gingerly, I bit into a Mini Break. They are quite hard and crunchy and have a taste like Coco Pops/Nesquick/Chocolate Shreddies, only worse and more bland. They also leave a horrid aftertaste. You get quite a few in a bag (no wonder they are 99 calories) so, instead of thinking "Oh no, they're nearly all gone!" you either think "Yay! More!" (unlikely) or "Groan. I've sill got ten more to finish." These snacks also make me feel a little sick afterwards.

      ~Value~
      Special K Mini Breaks are £1.99 from Tesco, which is a little on the pricey side for such a bad snack.

      ~Conclusion~
      So, why go for these bland, disgusting snacks that won't make you look anything like the females on the advert for Special K products?! For goodness sake, just get up and do some excersise to burn unwanted energy instead of gaining it with these snacks, or if you are hungry just have a piece of fruit! They have way less calories and count as one of your 5-a-day!

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        27.04.2010 21:53
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        Great snack at only 99 calories!

        Picking heathly food to take to work and university seems to keep getting harder and harder. Now I am not massively overweight but I would like to loose a few pounds before summer, and getting something convienient that is not over 200 calories and still be decent tasting is somewhat of a challenge. I have to say I only picked up these just because they were on offer in Tesco while I was hunting for snacks for work - I just hoped they would be good!

        ~*~ How Do I Spot Them? ~*~

        Depending on your supermarket they may be in different places, but I get mine from Tesco and they are down the biscuit and chocolate isle - tempting much? In asda they are at the end of the crisp isle in my store, so look out for them near the crisps, biscuits or cereals. They could be anywhere to be honest just depends on your store layout!

        When you are looking for them, keep your eye out for a white box, with the Special K logo and a picture of wheat with little chunks of chocolate surrounding it. There are also pictures of what the product is meant to look like on the front and a big sign telling you they are only 99 calories - yes chocolatey and only 99 calories - can you go wrong?

        Inside the bags are very similar in white with the GDA's from the box also printed on the packaging, there are also bit of information about use by date, but not only when they go out of date - but when they are made. So you know when your snacks were born! Just like a bottle of budweiser!

        ~*~ So How Do They Taste? ~*~

        Well, first impressions can be a killer and I went to take one of these out of the bad for the first time, and I thought well I'm not going to like these. However I was nicely suprised actually, upon popping one of the bitesized chunks into my mouth I began to taste the chocolate and the flakes - it became a great combination. The chocolate is not exactly as you would expect it, it feels more like hardened chocolate fondant, than anything else, which is good because it doesn't melt. The Special K flakes that are blended in with them, give a nice crunch to the bites - especially if you have ditched the crisps, it gives a reminder of them a little!

        The taste itself is not overly chocolatey, so you don't feel too naughty munching on these. Thankfully it doesn't leave a chocolate taste in your mouth so you don't go craving malteasers for the rest of the day! Then again they aren't too moreish either as I can happily eat a bag as part of my lunch and not want anything else - it's not because they aren't great tasting, they just are not too nice! The flakes themselves in the chunks are overpowered by the taste of the chocolate, but it gives them that texture which makes you feel like you're eating more even though you only have a 24 gram bag.

        ~*~ Nutritional Information ~*~

        99 Calories..
        2g of Protein..
        18g of Carbs..
        7g of Carbs which sugar..
        2.5g of Fat..
        1g of Fat which saturates..
        0.7g of Fibre..
        0.1g of Sodium..

        ~*~ Price and Availability ~*~

        I bought my box for £1.50 in Tesco, but they were on offer - at full price they are £2.29 for a box of five - which is quite expensive and when they are off offer I will be switching until they come back... I'm not sure how much they cost in other shops, but they might be on offer so have a look around in your supermarket, and if they are on offer treat yourself to a great snack at only 99 calories!

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          10.04.2010 20:13
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          Great snacks and much healthier than crisps or sweets

          I am a huge fan of special k original mini breaks and I have been ever since my friend recommended them to me. I have been trying hard to stick to a weight watchers diet but have been finding it difficult when it comes to snack time. I would usually have a bag of crisps or some cheese when I was feeling peckish but it was doing no good for me points wise. My friend had the same problem till she tried the mini breaks.


          Special k mini breaks are made from oats, wheat and rice. They are baked into thin crunchy squares. The bites are extremely crunchy and remind me of trying to eat cereal with no milk on crunch wise.


          The chocolate special k mini breaks are very tasty and they do satisfy hunger pangs very well the crunch for me takes away the craving of wanting a bag of crisps and the sweetness of the chocolate takes away the craving of a chocolate bar or sweets. The only way I can completely explain the taste of theses is by telling you that they taste like cake mix. I'm sure you will remember being young and your mam letting you taste some of the chocolate cake mix before its cooked; well that's exactly how these taste.


          Each 24g bag of mini breaks contains:

          99 calories
          7g sugars
          2.5g fat
          1g saturates
          0.2g salt


          These mini breaks are low in fat and very tasty they are an ideal snack between meals as they do definitely take away hunger pangs to pass you over until your next meal. I purchased my mini breaks from the co-op and they cost £1.25 which was a special offer price. I think they are about 2 pound odd usually depending when you shop but you do get a pack of 5 bags.


          I would definitely recommend these bites they are ideal for snacks and a perfect breakfast on the go if you're busy.

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          08.04.2010 11:20
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          a nice thing to nibble on

          Special K Mini Breaks - Chocolate.......


          I had often seen these little snack items from Special K and had decided not to buy them as they seemed quite over priced for my liking but when I finally looked at them and they were on a special offer I decided now was my chance to give them a try.

          They usually sell for around the £3 region and recently I saw them for half price at £1.50p which I feel far more reasonable. They are sold in a multi packet of 5 bags in a little cardboard box and each bag is 24grams.

          The packaging is standard Special K with the big red K emblazoned across both the cardboard box and again on each individual bag. The outer cardboard box is easy to open and as you would expect gives you all the relative information such as ingredients and nutritional information. The individual bags are perfect as it means they are easily taken out and about and today I have bought them into work.

          The Special K Mini Breaks are described as "Perfect for nibbiling!" which sounds right up my street as I am a hardened nibbler! They also state that they only contain 99 calories and 2.5 grams of fat and only 1 gram is saturated. This again is what I like to see as I am always on the look out for tasty things to nibble that are low in calories and fat.

          On opening the bag there is a rather strong oat like aroma with a slight chocolate whiff thrown in for good measure. There are a fair few of the Mini Breaks inside the bag and what I would call a good portion size. Each mini break is square in shape although some do appear to have gotten broken slightly. They are rammed with all sorts of different oats and you can literally see them popping out from each piece. They have a nice chocolate colouring to them although not overly done which again makes them look rather tempting.

          The taste is very nice and I was surprised as to how nice they actually are. The crunch that the mini break s have is extreme and takes some work of the jaw bone to crush them all although this is really worth it as the flavour that comes is especially nice. The chocolate flavour is there but not too strong and allows the oats to take the forefront. I don't think if I was in need of a chocolate hit that they would really satisfy that but as they are very sweet tasting they hit that crave nicely.

          The taste is different from anything I have eaten before but I do like it. The oats are plentiful and work towards filling a small hole. At half price I think these are well worth buying especially as they are low in fat and nice to eat.

          I will certainly buy them again when they are on offer but buying them at full price is probably not something I will do. I think a 4 out of 5 star rating and a good recommendation is in order for these Special K Mini Chocolate Breaks.

          I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.

          Many thanks for taking the time to read.

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          30.03.2010 22:21
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          Mini Break low calories snacks by special K

          Thanks to these tasty little snacks I am now the most hated customer in my local Co-op! After first trying them and knowing my local Co-op is rubbish at ordering in stock I went in and cleared the shelf of the measly 6 boxes they had in with their last order and got huffed at and given the evil eye by the 2 ladies on the till as they had wanted to buy some for themselves!

          I first tried them about a week ago when I saw them on half price offer in my local Co-op store for £1.19. This is for a box of 5 little 24g bags.

          As I am on diet at the moment and I cannot buy myself chocolate or biscuits and limit myself (I will just eat the lot!) to a small amount a day I thought I would give these a go.

          I got a box of the chocolate and a box of the original flavoured and cracked open a bag of the chocolate ones with my afternoon cup of tea. The cereal goes so well with the chocolate and they have a lovely biscuity, oaty taste and texture and I really like them. They do not taste all sugary and artifical like alot of other healthy snack bars I have tried such as the Special K bars which I think are disgusting!

          Plus these tasty little things are really nice dipped in tea and they don't go too soggy and break, which is always a big plus for me!

          The original flavour is nice too but I definitely prefer the chocolate flavour and will be back over to the Co-op as soon as they get their next delivery to clear the shelf again before they go back up to full price!

          Special K Mini Breaks are 99 calories per 24g bag.

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          28.03.2010 22:04
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          Special K Mini Breaks - Chocolate

          Now that the clocks have gone forward and summer is in the air (sort of!) I have come to the realisation that soon I will be peeling off my chunky winter layers and swapping them for strappy tops and bikinis. This can only mean one thing - time to cut back on the chocolate and try and get into shape!

          I eat quite healthily but my downfall is most definitely the snacking in between meals! I know that I'm not going to be able to stop especially as I often don't have time for breakfast so I needed to find a healthy solution. When my friend brought a box of Special K Mini Breaks - Chocolate into work, I decided to try a packet and see what I thought.

          Special K is a cereal manufactured by Kellogg that's marketed as a low fat dieting aid. They claim that eating two bowls a day (in lieu of two of your regular meals) will help you to lose weight.

          The Mini Breaks are marketed as a low fat snack that you can have on the go as opposed to having to be at home to eat a bowl of cereal. They are described as 'crunchy multi-grain cereal bites' and come in 3 flavours - Original, Chocolate and Zesty Lemon. They come in little packets and are sold in boxes of 5. The bites themselves are made out of golden oats, wheat, rice and chocolate.

          There are about 20 bites in each bag and each bite measures around an inch by an inch in size. You can visibly see the oats and they are chocolate-y brown in colour. They have that cardboardy cereal smell to them, not very appetising! They were quite crunchy but quite bland in flavour. I expected perhaps a few small chunks of chocolate but there was almost no flavour to them. It was as if they had mixed a bit of brown food colouring in with it and then added a bit of sugar to make it sweet.

          They did fill me up for a short while but this might have been due to the fact that I ate them slowly as I found them dry and monotonous to eat - not at all moreish! To me they are little bits of not so special cereal taken out of a box and put in a bag so they can be eaten on the go.

          They contain 99 calories per bag and 2.5g of fat (of which 1g is saturated) which sounds good but personally I think they would leave me craving for that sense of satisfaction you get when you eat something tasty. I would rather eat 2 squares of a good quality dark chocolate or something with a few more calories and park my car a little further away from work to burn them off.

          I think that too many products are marketed as being low fat and as dieting aids when they would be better off just eating in moderation and snacking on fruit with a few little treats now and then.

          If anybody wants to try these they cost £2.29 for a box of 5 bags which works out to be 45p per bag.

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            25.02.2010 16:55
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            A snack for an occasional treat

            I don't normally snack on things like cereal bars, but in the quest to be healthy and have less chocolate, I came across these (though in fairness, I only actually bought them as they were on special offer in Tesco!). There are a few different flavours in this range, but I picked the chocolate variety as it seemed to be the most popular flavour by the amount of boxes that were left on the shelf! And attracted by the 99 calories a bag notification on the box, I thought I may as well try them out.

            They are nice little chocolate flavour crispy biscuit-like snacks which are made of golden oats, wheat and rice. There are about 5 individual bags in a box, so they are handy to keep on standby as a snack (or like me, keep them in your drawer at work!). They are quite fulfilling and have a nice taste to them (probably due to the chocolate taste!!), though I didn't find them more-ish (which is good as I really don't like to overeat anyway).

            However, I must warn you, I don't think these are really that healthy or good for your teeth due to the sugar content, so I personally wouldn't make these a regular part of your diet. If you really want to be healthy and snack in between meals, you should really have something which is more natural or has natural sugars, like fruit/dried fruit and nuts (boring I know, but 5-a-day healthiness beckons!).

            Ingredients of the Mini Breaks:

            Cereals (Rice, Wheat Flour, Whole Oats, Wholewheat, Rice Flour), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Chocolate (5%)(Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Powder), Wheat Gluten, Glucose Syrup, Defatted Wheatgerm, Dried Skimmed Milk, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Salt, Oat Fibre, Barley Malt Flavouring, Raising Agents (E500, E450a), Flavourings, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Antioxidant (E320), Vitamin C, Niacin, Iron, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12.

            Typical value per 100g

            Energy: kJ 1747, kcal 414

            Protein 9g

            Carbohydrates 72g

            Sugars 28g

            Starch 44g

            Fat 10g

            Saturates 4g

            Fibre 3g

            Sodium 0.4g

            Vitamins:Vitamin A (µg) - Vitamin D (µg) -, Vitamin E (mg) - , Vitamin C (mg) - , Thiamin B1 (mg) 1 , Riboflavin B2 (mg) 1.1 , Niacin (mg) 12.2 , Vitamin B6 (mg) 1.4 , Folic Acid (µg) 136 , Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.68

            Minerals: Iron (mg) 4.8 , Zinc (mg) - , Calcium (mg) - , Magnesium (mg) -

            As you can see, there are quite a few unnatural and unhealthy things in here (bar the oats and cereals and teeny amounts of vitamins) so they're definitely not the healthiest snacks around...

            I don't think these Mini Breaks are too bad if you have them straight after your meal rather than in between meals, as I know sometimes one might find oneself craving something sweet after dinner or lunch. Still, as I said, I wouldn't make this a regular thing, but isn't too bad as an occasional 'treat'.

            Although they taste nice, I don't personally think I'll be buying these again in a hurry. I'd much rather have a square or 2 of dark chocolate, its probably more healthy!

            I have recently been tipped off to something called Trek Bars which my fitness freak colleague at work is quite into at the moment, (they're very natural and have no added sugar apparently) so I may try these as an alternative.

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            20.02.2010 23:09
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            Having really enjoyed the Special K Original bars, and the Chocolate Special K Bars too, I thought I'd be in for a nice low calories and fat treat here with these. I got a multipack from Tesco for £2.29, and the pack contained five small individually sealed packets. That works out at 46p per packet, which is frankly a rip off for these.

            When I opened the packet, I was surprised to find such a small contents. There's literally a handful of these mini breaks inside each packet. The mini breaks aren't quite like anything I've had before, and if I had to liken them to something, I guess I'd go with stale biscotti! They're not even really shaped into anything appealing, they're just like little chunks of off-cuts.

            These are like dry little lumps of dry toast which have been (very) lightly doused in cocoa. There is a chocolate flavour to them, but it's really mild and hard to distinguish. These have a certain amount of sweetness to them that makes them acceptable, but I definitely wouldn't go as far as to say that they're nice.

            The texture is a little on the harsh side too, and I was concerned about breaking a tooth when I first tried one! At least if I really was eating little chunks of toast there would have been some moisture involved.

            I was really disappointed with these. I really do like the other products in this range, and I was surprised to dislike these as much as I did. They're not very tasty, they're no healthier than any of the other products in the range are, and they're seriously over priced for what they are. I wouldn't buy them again or recommend them.

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            17.01.2010 10:33

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            It fills the gap

            One of the most frustrating things about January is those post Christmas blues when you just want to carry on eating - yet the scales tell you to do otherwise. Somehow all that chocolate is telling your stomach you need more - yet that won't lose those extra pounds. Enter a latter-day dieting hero - the Special K mini breaks with chocolate from Kellogs.

            In a bag of 24g, there are around 12 small pieces of bliss - about an inch in length. As you bite into each one there is a satisfying crunch - to really prolong the enjoyment the biscuit can be ate in two mouthfuls or more - followed by the taste of chocolate and the sensation of the oat pieces that are fused into every biscuit. At 99 calories for each bag - 5 syns on the slimming world regime - these are "affordable snacks" that make you feel as if you are having a real treat. The chocolate tickles those tast buds, whilst the oats provide the long lasting energy carbohydrates.

            There are other flavours to watch out for - lemon and original - and I, for one are keeping my eyes peeled in the supermarket so that I can give them a whirl. Until then the chocolate and oats variety will "keep me going".

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            16.11.2009 22:21
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            Mmmm lovely!

            These are another one of my sneaky snacking necessities for when I'm trying to fight the flab and lose a few pounds!

            These taste like little chocolate biscuits and they're absolutely perfect for you if you've got a sweet tooth but really don't want to have yet another biscuit, or if you're just trying to be a little bit healthier than usual.

            Special K products are specifically designed to coincide with a healthier lifestyle and image, I know loads of people who have done the special K diet and lost a decent amount of weight.

            These are small bitesized pieces of biscuity oaty goodness that taste great and are only around 90calories (1.5 weight watchers points) per bag, I'd recommend them to anyone looking to make healthy substitutions to their usual snacking habits, also they are high in fibre and really low in saturated fat which is always a bonus especially when dieting.

            I'd say if someone can get into the habit of eating a pack of these instead of reaching for the biscuit tin, then their weight watching worries should be over soon enough!

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            08.11.2009 19:07
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            Special K Mini Breaks Chocolate

            Description: Manufacturer: Kellogg's / Golden oats, wheat and rice baked into deliciously crunchy, thin biscuity bites.

            I was given a pack of these from a friend at work and found that they were actually pretty good. Due to this, I bought a multi pack of 5 from my local supermarket (this cost me £1.85, the bags were 24g each) which comes in a white cardboard box with the Kellogs logo and a picture of the product on the front. They are usually sold in the cereal aisle in shops.

            Usually I find that these kind of snacks taste a bit bland, but these are actually quite tasty. They are crunchy and sweet (but not too sweet) and you can taste the chocolate chips. This works well to make you feel that you are having a chocolatey snack, so you don't feel that you are depriving yourself!

            Nutritional info is as follows;

            99 calories
            2g protein
            18g carbs
            7g of which sugars
            2.5g fat
            1g saturates
            0.7g fibre
            0.1g sodium

            So, having a bag of these is definitely a lot healthier than a pack of crisps or a chocolate bar, though the bags are quite small, they are filling enough so you don't find yourself reaching for another bag. A worthwhile snack if you are on a diet or just trying to be health conscious. If I am in a rush, I sometimes take a bag of these and a yogurt or some fruit and they make a good breakfast on the go.

            Definitely worth trying these, they are tasty and sweet and healthy, what's not to like?!

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            very good, woudl recommend

            I am currently on a diet and being quite hard on myself. These days there's so many low calorie products i used to find myself buying them all and eating so many it defeated the point! But today I had a packet of these. At 99 calories per bag and 1g of fat they're hardly sinful at all. I would happily eat these even if i wasn't on a diet and would choose them over other products. For weight watcher followers this is about 1 and a half points. The bag isn't mostly empty like most diet packets. There's a reasonable amount. Have these with a glass of water and or your favourite juice and they do satisfy your hunger. Coming in at £2.09 a box form tesco this isnt badly priced in comparison to all the other diet products in the same aisle! But fresh fruit is still cheaper and you can get more for what you pay. However if you are like me and you need your chocolate fix whilst on a diet, then I would highly recommend this to you.

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            13.07.2009 15:51
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            Great taste! Low calorie.

            I have to be honest and say that I don't like Special K cereal. I think it tastes like cardboard! It is a breakfast cereal that never ends up in my cupboard even when I am desperately trying to shed those pounds. So why then , I hear you cry, are you writing a review for a Special K product? Honestly? ...

            1) They were on offer.
            2) I'm on a diet (again!).
            3) The word 'chocolate' was contained in the title!

            Kellogg's Special K Mini Breaks Chocolate, are chocolate flavoured crunchy multi-grain cereal bites. They claim that they are 'Perfect for nibbling!' Well as I am on a diet, what do I want to do every minute of the day...... EAT! I can't help it. As soon as start to limit my daily food intake it's all my brain thinks about. I was drawn to the box of mini breaks because I thought they would make an ideal snack for work, instead of an apple (I'm fed up of fruit!).

            So what are they like?

            The Mini Breaks come in individual bags and there are 5 bags (24g each) in each box. The box and the bags are emblazoned with the eye-catching red letter k and a picture of the little biscuits. Each bag contains 99 Calories and only 2g of fat, another plus point. They are made from Oats, Wheat and Rice. The bags are small so you know you aren't going to over eat! In fact each bag contains about 10 little square 'bites' plus a few crumbs at the bottom of the bag which must not be wasted.

            I must admit I did not have high expectations of these and was quite prepared for a cardboard like taste. However this was not to be. I was actually pleasantly surprised by these crunchy little squares. Each one looks like a mini oat cookie. They are very thin, but delightfully crispy and crunchy. The chocolate taste is subtle, and I guess this would be my only criticism - not enough chocolate flavour. However, they are perfectly sweet, and I enjoyed every bite.

            I think I enjoyed these more than eating a cereal bar. I ate them more slowly and I felt like I was eating biscuits not diet food. I know it's all psychological, but for those of you out there who struggle with your weight - you'll know what I mean! The only trouble is that I enjoyed them so much, I could eat more than one bag!

            I bought these on offer - two boxes for £3.50 which makes each bag about 35p. They usually retail at about £2.25 a box which makes each bag almost 45p each. So, theses are worth buying when they are on offer.

            I would definitely recommend these little nibbles!

            Also available in Original (that must be the cardboard falvour!) and Zesty Lemon.

            Thank you for reading :o)

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              03.02.2009 09:07
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              Being back on my diet - boo hiss, Things like these are now my snacks. They taste alright I guess, but they will never taste as good as a Wispa, Chips or a Burger I guess.

              These came out a couple of years ago. As far as I know you can only buy these in a 5 pack multipack, have never seen them for sale individually. They usually cost about £2 for the pack, so works out at 40p per bag.

              I wouldn't say that the packaging is too much, but the bags are in quite a large cardboard box, and although you wouldn't want these all squashed in and broken up. I think the box could have been smaller or be more useful for the enviroment and just have these in a bag like how crisps come. Each bag is a square bag which is white with the Special K branding on it, and a little picture of the item. It states on the front that per bag they have 99 calories, and if you look on the back it has all the other nutritional details there

              99 calories
              2g protein
              18g carbs
              7g of which sugars
              2.5g fat
              1g saturates
              0.7g fibre
              0.1g sodium

              Each bag is 24g

              So the important part is what are these and are they any good? They are little pieces of wheat and oats. The official name is "chocolate flavoured crunchy multi grain cereal bites". These are quite thin, but nice and crunchy. I thought they would have had chocolate chips in them, but it is a nice chocolate taste through the oats. You get a fair amount in the bag - perhaps 15 bites, and since it is a diet product, we have the remember that you don't get hundreds for that amount of calories. These taste quite sweet, but not overly and just a nice oaty taste.

              Although these are from the Special K family, they taste different than the Special K cereal. I was expecting little bites of stuck together cereal flakes, so they were nicer than I thought.

              Not bad - for a diet snack!

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                20.04.2008 14:43
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                Dieters answer to breakfast on the go.

                Being on Weightwatchers finding foods that are low in points are a must and when my colleague was tucking into these at her desk one day she offered me one to try and at 1 and a half points per pack these are great to eat and grab on the go to get your day off to a good start.

                *~*Mini Breaks*~*

                The Special K mini breaks are golden oats, wheat and rice baked into deliciously crunchy, thin biscuity bites.

                The come in Original flavour and also Chocolate flavour both are pretty tasty and handy to have in the cupboards if you don't have time to have your breakfast at home and need to eat something on the run.

                The breaks are crunchy, no really crunchy and there is a hint of chocolate but it certainly is not sickly or overpowering the only downside to the product is that is is really dry and I find I have them mid morning with a cup of tea.

                I personally do prefer the original ones and when they were recommended by my colleague she said the original were the better tasting products.

                These are ideal for nibbling at the desk in work or if you want something to pop into your bag to eat on the go and this is the marketing ploy that has been created by Kellogs to fit a niche market......Dieters ideal for curbing the sweet cravings and to help curb snacking.

                The mini breaks do taste very sweet and for someone on a diet they are very appealing due to the restrictions that apply, personally I would like nothing more than a big bowl of sugar puffs but realistically this is not a viable option.

                These were on special in Tesco for just £1 per box which offers great value as you get 5 bags in a box. The standard RRP is £1.99 which is not really all that reasonable but falls in line with most cereal bars but when you consider that you can get a huge box of cornflakes from Asda for just 99p and a 30g serving is just 1 and a half points also it really gives you food for thought and you become to realise that this is really just a product about convenience.

                Inside each packet you get about 10 mini breaks and a lot of crumbs to the bottom and they are fairly satisfying. For me eating a few small bites is much more satisfying than one item for the same value such as a Fitnesse Bar or Packet of Skips.

                Since starting my diet 6 weeks ago I am now buying these less but found they were ideal to take to work to nibble on when I got an attack of the munchies and to stop me from going to the vending machine.

                For those not on a diet I am not sure if these would appeal as although they are fairly sugary they are still quite bland and lack in taste.


                *~*Ingredients*~*

                Cereals (Rice, Wheat Flour, Whole Oats, Wholewheat, Rice Flour), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Chocolate (5%)(Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Powder), Wheat Gluten, Glucose Syrup, Defatted Wheatgerm, Dried Skimmed Milk, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Salt, Oat Fibre, Barley Malt Flavouring, Raising Agents (E500, E450a), Flavourings, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Antioxidant (E320), Vitamin C, Niacin, Iron, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12.

                *~*Nutritional Information*~*

                Each Pack contains the following information:-

                Energy 99kcal
                Protein 2g
                Carbohydrate 17g
                of which sugars 7g
                of which starch 10g
                Fat 2g
                of which saturates 1g
                Fibre 0.7g
                Sodium 0.1g
                Salt 0.2g

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              • Product Details

                Golden oats, wheat and rice baked into deliciously crunchy, thin biscuity bites.