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I've only recently discovered rice krispie square bars. I like rice krispies so thought I would try these. You will find them in the cereal aisle along with other cereal bars etc.. they are ideal for snacking or treats. They are little puffs of rice and covered in marshmallows which makes them quite sweet. They aren't as the package says "square" but more rectangle!
I find them quite crunchy, sticky and they stick to the foil wrapper. There are other varieties around too such as chocolate, caramel or chocolate orange. I think the chocolate or choc orange is the best!
You can buy them individually for around 52p each but they usually come in packs of 4 ( at £1.79) or packs of 8 for £2.80. Packs of 4 are currently available in ASDA/morrisons for £1 a pack so i'm stocking up. Each bar is 28g and contain per bar:
At this level, it is a good thing to eat if you fancy something sweet as most chocolate bars would come in at 20g sugar and 12g fat! so probably good if you are watching the calories! The size of the bar I find it great, it's big enough to satisfy a sweet tooth and small enough to enjoy as a dessert type thing.
Lets hope they bring out more flavours
As I walked around our new Iceland store on Sunday, I was mysteriously wafted back to my youthful days; well actually t was more like my childhood days. I was reminiscing of making chocolate crispies with my mum. I guess it was an unforeseen set of circumstances which caused this flashback, since the new Iceland opened as I said plus my mum god bless her 86 year old soul, fell and broke her hip after being out dancing........................yeah I know dancing at 86 who would have thunk it.
Anyway the first thing I saw in Iceland was a packet of Rice Krispie squares on offer for £1.00 I checked to see how many were in the pack and the quantity turned out to be 4. There were several other good offers so we loaded up the basket paid and headed home to check out the modern day crispie.
Firstly there was no chocolate, but they do do a version in my favourite confection. Squares well no exactly, nor mathematically for that matter, being that they are about 4 and half inches long about 3 inches wide and just over half an inch thick. Decent size indeed. They are each wrapped in identical individual packaging exactly the same as the main pack which housed them all. Bright blue as in the Rice Krispie packaging, which has become so familiar over the decades they have been in production.
The sticky exterior made my fingers licking well, I could visibly see hundreds of small puffs of rice stuck together, what was keeping them in such a solid state. A bite was required to get the answer, marshmallow..................unmistakably marshmallow. Sweet with a hint of vanilla, sticky lick toffee and crispie like rice crispies. I washed a couple of mouthfuls down with a swig of coffee and delved in for more. Delish sometimes when I took a bite a string of sticky marshmallow would endeavour to keep the unit intact, but I had other ideas for it.
25p each and a bargain at that price, I loved being a big kid again, and although my reminiscing was based on the chocolate variety, I can't say there was much disappointment in the fact chocolate was missing. There was plenty of sweetness, plenty of crispiness, and loads and loads of stickiness a kids dream. I know many readers will have children and I also know that many will be being careful about what they are eating, but for a cheap treat this takes a bit of beating, and you can always claim one of the four for yourself.
I am currently attempting to improve my diet and reduce my bad snacking habits but I have a real sweet tooth and a big weakness for sugary treats. I found these Rice Krispies Chewy Marshmallow Squares in the cereal bar section of my local supermarket, where they were on special offer at the cost of £1.00 for a multi-pack.
The Squares are each individually sealed in a foil wrapper, and there were four bars in the pack that I purchased. They were certainly a bargain as that works out at a cost of just 25p per bar. The packaging has a bright blue colour which identidies it as the original Marshmallow flavour Sqaures variety.
Basically a Rice Krispies Square is a rectangular shaped block made up of Kellog's Rice Krispies cereal and coated in a gooey marshmallow sauce which binds it all together. It's not actually a square! But I'll allow them to get away with the misleading and erroneous name, as they taste absolutely fantastic.
The Rice Krispies stay true to their name, and are indeed very crispy and have a light and airy crunchy texture. The marshmallow coating is deliciously sweet and sticky, and although it looks fairly pale and plain this is not reflected in the flavour. The marshmallow adds a bit of a chewy texture to balance the crisped rice and gives a lovely gooey sweet taste. You can tell these things are going to be bad for you as the sugar level is instantly noticeable and they are very sweet and sugary to taste. The flavour is a little plain compared to some of the other options such as Chocolate or Caramel, but it still nice to eat and isn't quite as sickly as the others.
I think that these bars are most probably made to appeal to kids but my boyfriend and I love them just as much as any child would! They give you a real sugar boost and are a nice change from my usual biscuits to go with a nice cup of tea in the morning. I often grab one of these bars as a replacement for breakfast if I'm on the go and don't have time to stop and make toast or cereal.
These are a tasty snack that are very convenient thanks to the individual packaging, and I often take these out with me when I don't have time to have a proper breakfast or when I fancy a quick snack. These are best eaten infrequently as they are very unhealthy - sugar makes up about a third of the contents! But as a treat or occasional snack they are very satisfying and I can't deny that they taste amazing.
Ingredients: Toasted Rice Cereal (35%) (Rice, Sugar, Salt, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Barley Malt Flavouring, Niacin, Iron, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12), Marshmallow (33%) (Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Pork Gelatin, Flavouring), Fructose, Vegetable Oil, Invert Sugar Syrup, Glucose Syrup, Humectant (Glycerol), Flavouring (Contains Milk), Emulsifier (E472e, E472a), Antioxidant (E320).
Nutritional values per 28g bar:
Energy 498 kJ 118 kcal
Protein 0.8 g
Carbohydrate 21 g -of which are sugars 9 g
starch 12 g
Fat 3.5 g -of which saturates 2 g
Fibre 0.3 g
Sodium 0.1 g
Rice Krispies square (or treat) s a sweet dessert or snack made from Rice Krispies cereal...kellogg's have made there own from there own cereal and wrapped them in plastic foil paper for an easy grab and go snack.
TOASTED RICE CEREAL (RICE, SUGAR, SALT, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, MALT FLAVORING, NIACINAMIDE, REDUCED IRON, RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), MARSHMALLOW (CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, GELATIN, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), FRUCTOSE, MARGARINE (VEGETABLE OIL [SOYBEAN, PALM, AND PALM KERNEL OIL WITH TBHQ FOR FRESHNESS], WATER, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL BUTTER FLAVOR [CONTAINS MILK], DATEM, ACETYLATED MONOGLYCERIDES, BHT [PRESERVATIVE], VITAMIN A PALMITATE, VITAMIN D), CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF DEXTROSE, GLYCERIN, SALT, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1), SOY LECITHIN.
contains milk and soy.
what i like about kelloggs squares is that its more chewy then home made ones but i think in the end its a bit dry or as if they have been siting in the package a bit too long.
but i think i like home made proper (no chocolate) Rice Krispies squares better ,it is cheaper and make more then 4 squares (kellogs squares only give you 4 a pack) in the end when you buy Kelloggs squares what your really paying extra for is the packaging and how conveniently unmessy it is. last time i saw these at the store they were on sale for a pound so price vary depending on where you perches .
if your that type of person who doesn't have time to make your own i guess buying it off the shelf is more convenient,but not any healthier.
ill leave directions and recipe at the bottom if you want to know how to make your own.
i usually buy a small to medium bag of large/medium marshmallows and i put it in a big plastic bowl and add a teaspoon of low calorie margarine, pop it in the microwave for 40 sec or until the marshmallows look half melted then i use a cold wet metal fork to mix it (until it looks smooth)
and i add the Rice Krispies to the marshmallows (while the marshmallows are still warm) and mix ( i put about half the box of rice Krispies in ,but you can add until the mixture becomes semi solid)
(if your fork keeps getting sticky,take it out put the fork under cold water then start mixing again )
then you dump the mixture in a square or round cassarole dish (but make sure you smear a bit of margarine in the dish and around the edges so when your ready to cut it and eat it the squares don't stick.)
once the mixture is in the dish wet your fork with cold water again and press the mixture down flat (while its in the dish) once the mixture is nice and evenly flat put it in the fridge for 3 hours..
after 3 hours cut them into squares and serve them or wrap them up in clear wrap and put it in your kids or husband lunches.
Recipe( i dont follow this i add and take out as much or as little as i want)
1 pack regular marshmallows
1 teaspoon margarine (the site says 3 tablespoon butter, but seriously that's unnecessary, i wouldn't add more then 1 tablespoon Max)
6 cups rice krispies (now this i cant comment on as i never measure, but if your mixture is too sticky add more cereal if its too dry add more marshmallow)
Rice Krispies Squares
I have only discovered these since I needed to find things to eat which is easy to consume as I have a problem with swallowing. They are fairly sweet and probably I would not normally buy them but for the time being they are serving purpose.
I buy them in packs of four which are individually packaged so they do make it easy to transport for example down to work for a mid morning snack . They are also very useful for putting into pack lunches for all ages.
Each Bar has a soft marshmallow filling with rice krispies on the out side that are toasted. When you bit into the bar it seems to melt in your mouth as well as a little chewy but amazingly not difficult to swallow.
The calories for each bar is 119 ,sugars 9g,fat 3.5g, saturates 2g and 0.2g salt Each bar is 28g So each Bar contains 6% of your daily allowance of calories so not bad if you are watching your weight.
I do find them very satisfying and certainly keeps me going.
The cost for a packet of 4 is around £1.68
The packaging is a foil type wrapper which is in the recognisable Rice Krispies colours of blue ,yellow & red. They are easy to store in a cupboard.
They are manufactured by Kellogs
Rice Krispie Squares are fantastic if you are looking for a quick snack, something to take on day trips and picnics or to include in lunch boxes. They are as the name suggests little pieces of puffed rice held together and covered by melted marshmallows.
They are very sweet and rich tasting, the two components complimenting each other perfectly, the Rice Krispies being very crunchy and the marshmallow being extremely chewy. They can be fairly sticky and it is probably best that you leave them in the foil wrapper as you eat them otherwise the marshmallow can stay on your hands. Each square even though more of a rectangle shape weighs 28g but they are a decent size containing 119 calories, 9g of sugar and 3.5g of fat. Health wise they are probably better than most chocolate bars although to be honest if I buy these in a multi pack I find it difficult to be content with consuming just the one.
These appear like they could be designed to be eaten at breakfast but I think they would be a great snack day or night and although they are probably aimed at children I think they can definitely be enjoyed by adults as well. As they are not quite as calorie filled as some chocolate bars they could be suitable for someone on a diet or an individual who is just trying to be more health conscious and wants a reasonable sweet treat.
These can be purchased individually but you can make good savings buying the aforementioned multi packs containing four squares from Tesco for roughly £1.68.
I have never managed o work out why these are called squares, due to the fact they are rectangle. But I suppose the name more than likely wasn't appealing enough.
I love buying nice treats for my daughter when she either been extremely good or done something I'm very proud of. She has just got over a cold and after popping into my local Tesco express I saw tucked away on the bottom shelf right next to the entrance was this very colourful shiny blue packet which really caught my eye. I knew she had never tried these before and would be a nice treat for her as she managed to go on the potty today. I'm a very proud mummy.
They are currently on offer in Tesco for only £1 for a pack of 4. They are individually wrapped, which makes them great to pop in a lunch box or just to take out with you to save spending money on snacks in town while you're trying to shop. There a great way to keep your children quite and happy for 5 minutes.
Each bar is around 2 inches by 4 and around an inch thick.
They consist of a lovely gooey marshmallow and rice krispies. The marshmallow makes the rice krispies mega soft and has a lovely gooey texture. They are easy to eat as they are nice and soft, but I myself have slightly sensitive teeth and I did find by the time I had eaten the majority of the bar my teeth were aching although the bar is not hard. There's not really a major flavour to them, I personally don't think they taste like plain rice krispies at all. They taste like the white marshmallow you can buy in the shop and slightly contain the taste of vanilla. Unlike rice krispies there is no snap, crakle or pop in these bars and there texture is completely soft and gooey!
I also noticed in Tesco that they also do a chocolate version, I am still yet to try these.
My daughter really loves these and managed to gobble it up within minutes. She was left in a lovely sticky messy which seems slightly tough to remove from around her face and hand.
I also found that it really did start to stick to my teeth and left my teeth feeling funny afterwards.
Each bar weighs 28grams and contains 119 calories, 9grams of sugar and 3.5grams of fat.
These really are an enjoyable snack and really taste lush with a cuppa tea.
I don't think I would purchase these at full price as I believe they retail at around the £1.50 mark. Although this is not majorly expensive, they are not a treat I would regularly want to buy as there are better as in much more healthier options available.
I am not sure if to class this is a cake or a biscuit. It falls somewhere inbetween I guess, as it combines the cereal bit on the outside with the sickly inner layer which would fall onto the cake category.
Rice Krispie Squares are a niche snack because there is not much like them on the food market. Sure you have cereal and nutrition bars, but they're healthy and a bit boring, what if you fancy something more indulgent? I picked a four pack up from Tesco for just under the one pound fifty mark, so not bad in the price stakes. It works out more if you buy them separately.
When you open up you will be met by a solid moulded lump of krispies. They are tightly compacted and held together with what appears to be a treacle like honey. It isn't visible, except for a slight sheen on the bar. I tend to lick the outer part for a bit, savouring this sweetened taste, before allowing myself to crunch into the krispies, which thankfully do taste of the Rice Krispies you get as the cereal. Once you have gotten past this layer comes the highlight; a delightful chewy and gooey marshmallow centre. Imagine eating a bag of marshmallows which have been condensed into a big melting pot and allowed to wrap around each other. I tend to stretch the centre bit with my teeth before gnawing away at the white fluff and demolishing it gradually!
The inner bit is not overly sickly, but eat two or three and I reckon you could be heading for the bathroom. The good thing about these is that they bridge the hunger gap. You know when it's three in the afternoon and you are not quite ready for dinner, then have one of these. They aren't that bad for you and the cereal bit will provide some nutrition and the glucose will boost the energy.
My son has to take a breakfast bar into school everyday. No I am not complaining because I get to buy them quite cheap but I do think that they should give them fruit at school and I will give them the money for it. I seem to be faced with my son asking for the sweeter variety of breakfast bars rather than the healthy ones. I have tried my up most hardest to get him to have the healthy but everyone else is taking in these ones so he has to take one too.
In the shop these have been costing me 45p but if you buy them from your local supermarket you can get a pack of 4 for £1.29 which saves a few pennies. I have forgotten lately so I have had to leave the house a little earlier to go to the shop and get him one.
I have noticed that Kelloggs do a wide range of breakfast bars and these ones are made from rice krispies, there are 3 different types of these bars which are all from the squares range, chocolate, chocolate and caramel and the plain one.
The plain one I will admit is my favourite but I have to make sure that I do not eat too much because it starts to make me feel a little sick because of how sweet it tastes. The rice krispies are mixed with marshmallow. Now marshmallow for all you dieters out there is the best sweet stuff that you can eat it doesn't hold a lot of calories due to it is mostly made of air so knock yourselves out and indulge. This bar however holds 118 calories and I think this is quite high for a mid morning snack at school.
I will say in the defense of my son they are very nice to eat and you could eat one after another but will make you feel sick after a while. They are very sticky and you can taste the marshmallow in the bar. This is a good sized bar very thick and big. It is soft to bite into and is very chewy. You can clearly see that they are made from rice krispies and they are very enjoyable to eat.
I think that they are a very good bar to eat as a nice snack but not on a daily basis. I don't think they are very healthy. I think that they taste very nice and they have created a lovely mixture to make this. I think the packaging is very appealing and I think they are a very good price to buy.
Recently as my kids are getting slightly older, one is at school and the other a fussy toddler I have been buying new products from time to time. My kids and I all enjoy a bowl of cereal for breakfast or other times when they don't feel like eating anything else.
I began buying the cocopops cereal bars for my daughter who is 5 as in the mornings it is a real struggle to get her to eat anything and the more variety I have stocked up I have a better chance of getting her to agree to eat breakfast. Cereal bars are easy to eat and can be taken along in the car if needed.
Coco pops got quite boring for me espeically as I felt it was too sugary, I then tried out this product as I saw the chewy marshmellow written on the packaging. As soon as I tried this product I fell in love with the taste. The first time was after just buying Rice Krispies squares from Tescos and I was very hungry and as it's a easy snack I ate one of these and it filled me up and was pleasant tasting too.
My daughter however does not like the taste and prefer the more chocolate tasting bars, well I suppose most kids would but it did surpirse me as she loves a normal bowl of rice krispies. I on the other hand at times feel like I have no time to eat properly at times and if I want someting with chocolate, I would just buy a chocolate bar, i know unhealthy, but I prefer a cereal bar to be more cereal tasting. My son also likes these. I really like the combination of marshmellow with the rice krispies and it is sweet and probably contains a lot of sugar too but it does not taste too sugary to me.
The bars are chewy and do fill you up. Each bar contains 118 calories, 9g sugar, 3.5g fat, 0.2g salt.
I would hope they are better then other snacks such as chocolate, crisps, etc as at least these contain vitamins and made from rice. Fruits and Vegs are probably the best snacks but aren't practical or we don't feel like eating tem at times so for my family these bars help. Only my son and I like them, my husband and daughter prefers the chocolate cereal square version of these so I guess it is one of those unique tastes that some like and some don't.
Cost wise a pack of four costs £1.35 which is slightly expensive but they were on deal for £1 recently in tescos.
I like to try new products from time to time and a while ago I was looking to try something new and saw these in the supermarket. Being a big fan of Marshmallow I thought these would be a great tasty snack. You will of course be familiar with Rice Krispies and well these are basically the Krispies put together like you may have made at school as a child. I quite like Rice Krispies but I can see they can be a bit bland without anything else other than Milk.
**Rice Krispies Squares Chewy Marshmallow**
These come in packs of four squares and Once you open the packet you can instantly smell the Marshmallow. Although It's not quite as strong a scent as the other product in this range which is the Chocolate and Caramel which has a nice strong scent. You will see that the Rice Krispies are covered in the Marshmallow topping which gives a look similar to those yoghurt bars you can buy. Once you bite into the Rice Krispies Square you get a nice mix of the the Rice Krispies and the Marshmallow which blend together well with the sugar to create a lovely tasty treat which is not too sweet.
These are a great snack for children as well as adults and at 118 calories each, they are not going to pile on the calories (Unless you decide to eat the whole packet). These are great for lunches but also great for snacks when you come home from work, school, college or Uni. I would recommend these to anyone who likes Rice Krispies and of course Marshmallow. Oh they can be a bit chewy so bear that in mind if you have sensitive teeth or wear dentures. You can find some great deals on these and they are usually around £1 in most stores which isn't too bad at all.
Rice Krispie squares are one of those snacks which we seem to buy & then only eat when we get really desperate or the cupboards are bare! They seem quite appealing at the time of purchase, & you assume they will come in handy for 'breakfasts on the run' or a late night snack, but then you remember the sickening taste you get after consuming half a bar & decide not to bother!
RK squares are 'blocks' approx 2" x 4", of rice krispies (grains of toasted rice cereal) covered (combined together with) in chewy melted marshmallow. They are individually sealed in foil & can be bought as a pack of 4, usually retailing around £1.70 a pack.
Now, I like marshmallows, & I like Rice Krispies, so you'd think the combination would be a real winner, but sadly they are just too sweet & sickly to be able to eat a whole bar in one sitting. They start off okay for the first few nibbles, but go downhill from there... The texture is good - crispy & chewy, but without breaking your teeth...& is a thick enough consistency to feel slightly more substantial than other snacks.
Each 28g bar provides 118 cals, 0.8g protein, 21g carbs, 3.5g fat, 0.3g fibre, & 0.2g salt. Not too bad really, compared to other similar sized snack products.
The shelf-life on these is good - usually close to a year...so don't worry if you don't fancy them straightaway...they'll get eaten eventually when the cupboards are bare....!
Kellogg's Rice Krispies Squares Chewy Marshmallow
Description: Manufacturer: Kelloggs. Crisp rice cereal and marshmallow square.
These sounded like they should be delicious. I am a massive fan of crispy cakes (the ones that you make by melting chocolate and then adding rice crispies, then putting them in the fridge to set - yum!) and I expected these to be very similar.
They come in a shiny blue foil wrapper with the brand name on the front and can be bought in most shops, supermarkets and petrol stations. I paid £0.47 for a 28g bar. These can also be purchased inb multi packs which work out cheaper.
My first impression when I opened the pack was the overwhelmingly sweet smell, it really is strong. My second impression was that this bar is actually a rectangle shape and not a square at all!
These are basically loads of rice crispies stuck together with a marshmallow glaze, and as such, they simply look like a bar made from shiny rice crispies.
When you bite into them, you will be struck by just how sticky they are, this makes them very chewy which is actually quite a nice texture combined with the rice crispies. Unfortunately, what lets these down is the taste. They are so, so sweet and it is very sickly in my opinion.
Part of what I like about rice crispies is the fact that they are not over sweet, but this bar is so sugary that I couldn't eat more than a few mouthfulls, it taste quite artificial too and I can't believe that it is as light in calories as it actually is because it tastes like pure sugar!
Nutritional info as follows (per square);
With 118 calories
This bar may appeal to kids, or adults with an incredibly sweet tooth, but I certainly won't be buying it again - I was really disappointed as I had such high hopes for it too!
Rice Krispies squares are by the best tasting breakfast bar out there, I think there a love it or hate it product as I either know people who love them or really cant stand them but I do absolutely love these ever since I first tried one many years ago.
They are made by Kellogs who make a lot of cereals and a lot of cereal bars too but this has got to be the best one. There made up of rice Krispies held together by chewy marshmallow. Okay so there probably not going to be the healthiest of things if these made up of marshmallow however they do contain the rice Krispies cereal too and I guess most of these cereal bars aren't that healthy, so at least this one tastes good.
They are in the shape of, yes you guessed it a square, or a kind of rectangle to be precise but nether the less you do get a fair amount in there, these are quite chunky in size and although there made up by rice Krispies which are kind of nothing but air they are still quite filling probably because of the substantial chewy marshmallow which holds them together.
These are great to bite into because there so chewy yet quite crunchy too, they have a very nice distinctive milky creamy mallow taste which is like nothing else and if you haven't tried these yet then make sure you do, there just so nice.
Rice Krispie Squares, or as they call them in the States Rice Krispie Treats, were a major feature of my childhood. Sticky and gooey and fun to eat, these sweet treats always brought a smile to my face when I was little. And I have to admit, they still do.
Kellogs sells their Rice Krispie Squares all made up in blue foil packages. I saw these when I popped into the canteen at work looking for something to satisfy my sugar cravings. However I was on a diet and was trying to avoid falling for a chocolate bar. When I saw these squares I picked one up and was amazed when I read the nutrtional information. These contain only 118 calories per packet - sold!
Now, before I review these I have to explain what I am comparing them to. If you've never made them before, rice krispie squares that you make at home are a fun recipe for kids to enjoy although they are far from health food. What you do is melt 3 T butter and 10 oz marshmallows together (or you can use marshmallow fluff). Melt them either in a pan or in the microwave. When they are all melted, mix in 6 cups of rice krispies cereal and mix well. Spread these out on a baking tray and chill in the fridge. About a half hour later, slice and serve.
So how do these manufactured treats compare to the homemade version? Well, not too badly. They are far less gooey than the homemade ones and less rich. They are also much more artificial tasting as they don't have the buttery goodness that the homemade ones have. However, on the plus side, they are easier and less messy to eat and also they are perhaps a bit more of an adult-type snack and they are lighter and more attractive and "regular" looking (having been machine cut instead of hand cut).
The taste of both homemade and manufactured rice krispie squares is very sweet, a bit crunch, quite chewy, and definitely enough to satisfy a sugar craving. Now, I have to admit that, if calories were equal, I would still prefer a chocolate bar. But they're not equal when you consider the size of this bar, so if you're dieting too then these squares could be a very good choice.
Each square costs 89p in my local shop but I think they would be much cheaper at the supermarket.