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Kellogs Raisin Wheats are like bite size shredded wheat with a raisin puree inside. They are very tasty and satisfy a sweet tooth while still feeling quite healthy. They come in an attractive purple 500g box which is quite small, and the cereal is also quite heavy so a box only lasts 2 adults and a baby for a few days. The box costs nearly £3 so this is not a cheap option, although some supermarkets do their own brand and I can't really tell the difference.
I have always liked this cereal but was drawn to it again recently as I have a 1 year old baby and this cereal is quite natural with no added salt or sugar and it is fortified with vitamins and minerals so I feel it is a suitable food for him and he loves it. Its just the write size for him to pick up and feed himself and he steals them out of our bowls as well.
I love cereals and have recently again been trying various different ones. One of the cereals I've sampled is Kelloggs Raisin Wheats.
They are made by Kelloggs which are a well known brand. Therefore they can be found in all supermarkets including Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's. They can often be found in smaller shops too and little newsagents. Often they are served up at hotels and bed and breakfasts but I've only come across this once and they were in their own little box which came from a multi pack. They can be found in the cereal aisle alongside the other Kelloggs cereals. These particular ones were right next to the Bran Flakes.
They come in one sized box only and this box weighs 500g. This is pretty average for a cereal box. The price varies slightly from supermarket to supermarket and currently you will get them for the least amount in Asda who are charging £2.83. The price will be roughly the same in all supermarkets, give or take a few pence. Often there are offers on with the cereal but there are sadly none on at the moment.
The box is really quite attractive. it is a lovely purple in colour and it is quite bright so it stands out on the shelves pretty well. The back of the packet gives all nutritional and ingredients information. This is set out well and is easy to read. There is often a competition on the back too or a promotion. recently this was Harry Potter. There is a yellow strip on the front of the packet which holds the brand and product name. Under this there is a lovely product description written in fun swirly writing and then under that a picture of the delicious product itself.
Inside the box, the cereal is kept in a plastic bag, this is see through and allows you to see in to the product. The bag is filled roughly 3 quarters full which I feel was pretty good. The bag is easy to open and as soon as you do, you can smell a delicious wheat smell. It is really sweet!
Pouring some into a bowl, the milk pours over easily. It does soak in but not totally. Spooning the cereal into my mouth I was hit by a heavenly taste. The first piece I had was quite crispy. The wheat pieces were just like shredded wheat or shreddies only a little thicker. They had a lovely sweetness to them too. There weren't a lot of raisins in each piece but there was just enough to give them a lovely fruity tang and a lovely chewy texture. I really enjoyed them. By the end of the bowl the cereal had become soggy but the raisins still gave it a lovely strong taste!
A recommended portion size is 40g however I reckon I had about 50g. 40g with 125 ml of semi skimmed milk contains 189 calories and 3g of fat. I reckon I had about 200ml milk though. They aren't the healthiest cereal out there but they aren't the unhealthiest either. I'd definitely give them a go.
So, having got the day off work, I've taken it upon myself to come up with a couple of new reviews to keep the 'fans' happy! First off...breakfast time.
Now, I'm hardly a connoisseur when it comes to breakfast cereal, and it was heartbreaking to find out that it appears DooYoo doesn't have a review page for Kellogg's Ricicles?! This is a travesty, and had there of been one, you lucky people would be learning about something that is simply frosted Rice Krispies right now. Thankfully however, one of the few other cereals I'm not sick off after years of eating that is on DooYoo is the much forgotten Raisin Wheat.
Made by Kellogg's, (who else?!) inbetween it's workers only doing half days on Friday (inclusion of a current affairs topic - bonus marks) they also came up with this little number. The cereal is made from shredded wholegrain wheat, with each individual parcel filled with a raisin centre. Bigger that your average cereal piece (if such an average exists) they measure about 1 inch in length by about three-quarters of that in width. Naturally, the box it all comes in is your run-of-the-mill 500g size. All packaged in a rather striking purple motif.
Now, here's the scientific part - the ingredient. As you'd like to expect with all cereals, there aren't many ingredients...yet for this little number, there are probably a few to many to make first-time parents sleep easy at night...
Shredded Wholewheat, Raisins (23%), Glycerine, Niacin, Iron, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12.
...Well, at least there's a lot of vitamins in amongst whatever glycerine and folic acid are...
From a consumption point of view, I often find the last few 'wheats' in the bowl a bit too much to eat as they're soggy and completed saturated with milk, making them taste more like damp tissue paper with a Sunmaid Raisin stuffed inside. Those with too little milk are dry like Gandhis flip-flop, so there's a specific median that is required. Not too wet, not too dry. (It appears I'm making it sound like eating this cereal as a thankless task! It is delicious, honest!)
Now, to sum it up, I naturally went to Wikipedia for information on the cereal. Naturally it gave me nothing of use to me whatsoever, apart from the fact that, apparently, the "cereal has been subsequently manufactured by numerous other suppliers under a generic brand, often in supermarkets' "own brand" range - in the United Kingdom, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Waitrose have all produced their own versions of the cereal." Well, that's something nice for us all to know if we're watching the purse strings and rather than eating supermarket's own brand wood shavings (or 'corn flakes' if you will) you can find something a little more extravagant.
Just don't leave them in the milk too long.