Product Type: Weetabix Snacks
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Weetabix Minis Chocolate Crisp
Member Name: Donf18
Weetabix Minis Chocolate Crisp
Date: 13/02/11, updated on 14/02/11 (140 review reads)
Advantages: tasty enough
Disadvantages: por quality chocolate
Cornflakes are the cereal I always come back too, tasty, filling and they make me feel good. I do have a change now and then, Weetabix, Start, and Honey Nut Loops being my usual other contenders. I do also partake of the odd bowl of porridge, but in general I seldom go past the Cornflakes, although there are some very tempting offerings on the shelves, which some day I might give a try.
Firstly the £1.78p price tag was not alluring considering it was substantially more than the ordinary Weetabix, I did of course realise that being there was chocolate involved the price may well be higher, but I just think the difference is too much. This said the packaging and the overall appeal was similar to that of the original branded product. The bright yellow box with the now familiar logo did stand out on the shelve. However this time it was not the Weetabix section which was predominant, it was the MINI'S which was huge in comparison to the actual Weetabix logo.
I don't know why, but for one of the few times ever I checked the nutritional info, which is something I very seldom do, if I like and want it then I get it simples. The box read pretty much as I had expected:
(of which sugars) 8.6g
(of which saturates) 1.0g
Salt Equivalent 0.07g
In the trolley it went and I was kind of looking forward to trying them, chocolate for breakfast was a novel idea, chocolate any other time whoopee, but for breakfast, was certainly not common place even for a confirmed chocoholic like me. I have had the odd bowl of Cocopops though since this is my wife's choice of cereal.
It was a few days later when I would first taste this innovation, and as I opened the packet I did get a fairly strong whiff of what was on offer. I could smell the chocolate along with that grainy smell I associate with Weetabix. It's not a bad smell, in fact I think it s quite an appetising one. I noticed how small the mini's were instantly, and thought heck I'm gonna need a lot of these to fill me up, but as it turned out I didn't need nearly as much as I thought.
The rather large bowl had a decent amount in it's oval hollow before I poured on the cold milk, things were looking good, I could see bits of chocolate hiding in the small strands of Weetabix poking out from the laughable mini's. I have to say laughable, I mean compare to the normal Weetabix they aren't even a mouthful.
The first bites were crisp and biscuity, and although I could taste the chocolate, I think initially I was slightly disappointed. I was expecting a big chocolate hit, but this never blossomed. There was definitely a taste of chocolate, but it certainly wasn't the best chocolate in the world. I took a mini, which had not been soaked in milk and broke it up in my fingers until all I had was a piece of chocolate. On tasting I realised it was inferior to most other chocolates I have tasted, and it was only getting by on the strength of it being mixed with Weetabix, had i bought this soley as a chocolate, it would be going back. It sort of reminded me of the kind of cheap chocolate we used to get when i was young. Powdery and not as smooth as that to which we have become accustomed.
There was certainly plenty of this chocolate in the small oval mini's, so although many were hidden in the wheat, many also poke their noses out here and there. Visible indeed, but this was not improving the chocolatyness.
Heck it wasn't disgusting or revolting, in fact it was quite a nice breakfast, just not the quality of chocolate I had anticipated. Overall it was decent enough breakfast when compared to other cereals, I'm just not so sure when the packet is empty that I will be purchasing another in the near future.
Summary: Decent enough breakfast