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Tesco Golden Honey Puffs

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      12.09.2010 20:23
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      Not bad for an occasional snack

      Tesco Golden Honey Puffs packaging no longer resembles the image shown. They can now be found in a yellow/gold box. There is still a picture of a bowl of cereal but this is accompanied by two extremely happy looking bees - I think they may have over dosed on sugar (spoons in hand ready to munch!!). I decided upon them whilst perusing the cereal aisle. A bargain 99p for 375g. Sugar Puffs in comparison are priced at £1.95 for 325g, so quite a difference in price. They are obviously not the healthiest cereal on the market - Tesco have managed to avoid using the word sugar in the title, possible to detract from any unhealthy connotations? 30g of the product, served with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk contains 165 kcals, 6.9g protein, 28.1g carbohydrate - of which are sugars 15.7g, 2.6g fat (of which saturates 1.4g, 1.6g fibre and 0.1g sodium. The product is suitable for vegetarians and contains wheat and gluten. It's sugar content makes up 17% of daily guideline amounts - so quite a hefty portion - particularly for a child. Sugar Puffs in comparison contain 25.7g carbohydrate, of which are sugars 10.6g. I found this quite surprising, taste wise, I find sugar Puffs much sweeter. This is the only difference in taste I have noticed. They both taste good and sometimes one bowl isn't enough! My son loves cereals such as these but I certainly don't give them to him all the time. He is a Sugar Puffs fan and he didn't notice that he wasn't eating 'the real thing'. If you are looking for a tasty, occasional snack, this product can't be beaten on price. It will stay fresh in the packet for quite some time - as long as you remember to roll down the bag inside the box, making it as airtight as possible. Further details can be found at www.tesco.com

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        27.10.2009 19:09
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        Not much point in eating these.

        I have mentioned in previous reviews that my boyfriend and I are both sweet cereal junkies (it's his fault, he converted me!) and that he has a nut allergy. Therefore we are always looking for new cereals to try that are sweet but nut-free. There isn't a whole lot of choice so often we just end up buying sugar puffs. But when I found these Tesco's Golden Honey Puffs cost just £1.75 for a 625 gram box compared to Sugar Puffs which cost £2.99, we decided to give them a go. The box these come in in slightly more adult than the Sugar Puffs box. Sugar Puffs feature a Golden Honey Monster on them whereas these just have a closeup of a bowl of cereal against a cloudy blue sky. This is a bit of an improvement if you are buying this cereal for adults, but ultimately what matters is the taste. I opened this box of cereal up and poured some out into a bowl and added some milk. You have to be careful when adding milk to these and add it slowly or the puffs can easily spill out of the bowl as they are so light. Tasting this cereal I found I was very disappointed. The problem with them is that they are just not sweet enough - nowhere near as sweet as sugar puffs. In fact they are only lightly sweetened I would say and the puffs themselves taste of absolutely nothing, so you are left with a really bland and boring cereal. Not fun to eat at all! I won't be buying these again despite the savings they offer. They weren't terrible but I just didn't see the point in eating them. Each 30 gram serving with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk contains 165 calories, which isn't bad at all, and just .2 grams of salt which is also very good. But since they didn't taste that great, I still can't recommend them.

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        17.07.2009 15:48
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        I love cereals and have recently again been trying various different ones. One of the cereals I've sampled is Tesco golden honey puffs. This can be found in only in Tesco as it is specific to them however the equivalent can be found in other supermarkets such as Tesco. There are also similar cereals in branded names but you must be prepared to pay a lot more for them. They can be found in the cereal aisle alongside the other Tesco cereals. These particular ones were right next to the honey nut cornflakes. They come in one size of box. The box weighs 625g in total. This is quite a average for your typical cereal box as most usually weigh 500g! The price for the box of cereal is £1.65. In my opinion this is a decent price considering sometimes for a 500g you will be paying nearer £2 or more! Especially if it is a branded one! However most of the other Tesco cereals are cheaper than this one. Often there are offers on with the cereal but at the moment there are none on! The box is actually not overly attractive however and wouldn't appeal to me at all if it wasn't for my brother wanting to sample it! It is predominantly blue in colour. The box is actually very cartoon like and looks fun for children however there are no cartoon characters or anything on it like many other cereals boxes, usually branded. 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 and information on how to contact Tesco if you have any problems with it. On the front there is all of the usual information containing product description and the brand name and product name. There is also a delicious looking picture of the products inside. The lovely image is of a bowl of the golden puff cereal. The bowl looks like it is generously filled and it is splashing with bright white milk. The picture is my favourite part of the box. Inside the box, the cereal comes in a white plastic bag which is the same as some cereal bags. Nothing too special there! The bag is easy to open and the shredded wheat bite size can be tipped out very easily. Often at the bottom of the packet there are lots of crumbs but this for me is fab! There is a delicious sweet like smell to them which I wasn't expecting at all from a non branded product. The smell was actually really delicious and not too artifical like I would have thought it would be like. It smelled greatly of honey and was just all together really appealing. The bag didn't seem to be filled very full which makes the price seem not as good. I'd reckon it was just under three quarters of the way filled. Pouring them in to the bowl, the milk pours over easily. It really didn't soak in too well though and it didn't mash up too easily. This isn't too good for me as I prefer mushed up cereal when it comes in this form. I always end up pouring even more milk over before mashing them down. Spooning some into my mouth the first thing I get is the taste. The taste was extremely sweet and actually caught the back of my throat at first. I definitely think it tasted slightly of golden syrup which for me and my brothers was great. They remained crunchy all the way through the bowl of cereal even on my last spoonful! I popped one of the [eices in my mouth straight from the packet and it was extremely crunchy! The crunchy texture was even stronger and so was the delicious sweet taste. The milk at the bottom of the bowl when I had finished had turned slight golden colour and sweet in taste and I loved drinking it all with a straw. Overall the taste of this cereal was lovely and for the price you cant really lose. I feel it was slightly nicer than the Asda version. A recommended portion size is 30g with 125 ml of semi skimmed milk which will give you 170calories and 2.4g of fat. This is not too bad however I think I had about 200ml of milk and 40g cereal which bumps the calorie content etc up quite a bit! It's worth keeping this cereal for a treat!

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        07.07.2009 13:04
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        Glucose in a bowl

        I'm a film student. I bought this cereal to be part of a film I was shooting, and picked it up mainly because it was cheap and had a visually striking box. However, after hte short was done I foound myself left with over £1.50's worth of superfulous cereal. So I ate it. When you pour out a bowl you are greeted with an aroma like stale cake, and looking at the 'puffs' themselves they don't look all that different either. They're shaped like regular honey puffs but if you insepct one you can see it's shiny, that's from the glaze of sugar (I presume) that's been painted on. Chuck on some milk and they go soft almost immeadiately, yet retain a slightly hard consistency, like soggy cardboard. Taste wise, it doesn't get any better. At over 16g of sugar per bowl, and 22% of the ingredients being sugar too you shouldn't be shocked to hear that these are almost unbearably sweet. This over powering sugaryness masks any other taste, and even when all the cereal is gone the sugar has seeped into the milk too, tainted that with the same rank sacharine. I understand for copyright reasons that they couldn't have gone with 'sguar puffs' or something similar for a title, but 'honey' puffs really if misleading. There's not a hint of honey in the cereal, and at a pretty close price to the branded alternative I can't imagine you're saving much by comprimising for this truly awful cereal. When I'd finished my bowl and headed to uni I felt incredibly lousy mid morning, presumably because my blood sugar levels were all over the shop, and to top it off it didn't even fill me up! Still, only another 20 bowls to go till I can buy my cornflakes again. Though I worry about developing diabetes before then.

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