The Cereal Quest: Days 258 – 263 – Kellogg’s Smacks

As I arrived in to work this morning I was overjoyed to see this box sitting on my desk.

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I had never had Kellogg’s Smacks as for some reason Kellogg’s do not do them in the UK, I can only assume that it is because Honey Monster Foods have cornered the sugar coated puffed wheat market and Kellogg’s don’t think they could compete, especially as the Smacks mascot is a green frog and Honey Monster Foods have the Honey Monster.  I was planning on popping to the shop to get some new cereal but this saved my journey and increasingly expensive petrol.  Smacks are very similar to Sugar Puffs, but there are definitely differences, Smacks stay stronger for longer and have a bit more of a crunch when you bite them, something which surprised me and one of my molars.  My main thought when I saw these was to wonder if these will make your wee smell of them in the same way Sugar Puffs do.  After day one on the wee smell front I was hugely disappointed, I was confused, why would they not work.  On day two however their fumes came out all guns blazing, they left a trail of Smacks goodness in every toilet I frequented.  It was (probably) a joy for all people who used toilets after me.  Another side effect of these was that they made me feel a bit shaky, whether it is due to the sugar content or due to the feeling of guilt and betrayal I felt for cheating on Sugar Puffs with a foreign replacement, we will never know.  I will admit that if you had to choose between the two I would still go for Sugar Puffs, they are slightly easier to chew and have a faster effect on your fluids.

Here are my vital stats for my review of Kellogg’s Smacks:

Cereal Cost: €3.05
Real Servings per Box: 6
Cost per Serving: 50.8p
Pros – Crunchy til the last, sweet and leave you highly energised.
Cons – Not available in the UK and not as good as Sugar Puffs.

The Cereal Quest: Days 252 – 257 Kellogg’s Raisin Wheats

I had completely expected Kellogg’s Raisin Wheats to be very similar to last weeks Orchard Fruits, a smooth transition I had thought.  I was wrong.  These are not manufactured by the same company and as such the wheaty outer was different.  The Kellogg’s Raisin Wheats were stronger on the outside and the filling of course was different.  For those who have had gerbils as pets they may be familiar with the look of gerbil poop.  This is what the filling of Kellogg’s Raisin Wheats is like, it just looks like a parcel of poop, however taste wise they are excellent.  After the first day I was a bit down-heartened about the taste but after reading up suggestions I sprinkled a very thin layer of sugar on them and it absolutely transformed them, they were a much better cereal for the addition of a bit of sugar.  Like all heavily wheaty cereals they cause certain IBS issues, especially with raisins adding extra roughage but overall they were a good.  Good quantity of filling, strong against milk, thats two boxes ticked.

Here are the vital statistics for Kellogg’s Raisin Wheats:

Cereal Cost: £2.69
Real Servings per Box: 6
Cost per Serving: 44.8p
Pros – A hearty and welcoming cereal once you add sugar.
Cons – You do need to add sugar.

The Cereal Quest: Days 249 – 251 – Shredded Wheat Orchard Wheats

These little parcelled up shots of intense fruitiness continued lovingly to caress my inner get up and go.  I was flittering and fluttering any which way I was needed to go, I was constantly getting things, doing things, collecting things, until the last afternoon on the Shredded Wheat Orchard Fruits, almost as if my body new they would not be topped up any more I started to crash, my enthusiasm was lacking and on the last day  I had to go to Asda to pick up some Soda Stream syrups because a) they were an amazing deal, and b) because I really am that cool.  When I went through the checkout a seemingly very happy man was scanning my items, then in a sad tone said “Are you going to the Air Show next weekend?” to which I said no and explained that the traffic alone is reason not to bother going let alone sitting for hours staring at the sky, just think of the neck issues.  He then went on t explain that Asda will in no way let him have the time off, he was clearly upset.  After I had finished at the checkout I had to check if the newest edition of the Peppa Pig Magazine had been released (this is what’s happened to my life) and I wasn’t far away from the checkout I had used, it was so sad in the end, the guy working at the checkout told every person he served the same news about Asda not giving him the time off, he was gutted so please Asda if you are reading give him the day off!  A happy worker is a more productive worker, currently you have a bitter worker!  His sadness seemed to encouraged my laziness and sadly the last night of these was hardly get up and go, more got up and gone.

Here are the vital statistics for Shredded Wheat Orchard Wheats

Cereal Cost: £2.69
Real Servings per Box: 5
Cost per Serving: 53.8p
Pros – An enthusiastic look at life is the the reward for eating these.
Cons – Not particularly cheap.