Chocolate For Breakfast! (But Don't Tell The Kids...)
Sainsbury's Triple Chocolate Crisp Cereal
Well, I found it in the "Adult Cereals" section in Sainsbury's so I feel justified in hiding it from my daughter. It's called Sainsbury's Triple Chocolate Crisp Cereal, and its name really says it all. It contains clusters of wholegrain oats, wheat and rice, some almonds - and a whole load of chocolate!
And it's not the normal sugary powdered chocolate you would find in childrens' cereals like Coco Pops; this is much more sophisticated. This cereal has dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate curls, and I have to say that Sainsbury's has been very generous with their chocolate.
Not only are these curls of a good size, but there is also a very good 'chocolate to cereal cluster' ratio, which is never a bad thing! The curly chocolate shavings are thin enough to melt on your tongue, but rich enough to make a powerful chocolately impact. I'm not a chocolate expert, (although I am quite an experienced chocolate eater!) - but this tastes like good quality chocolate; they certainly haven't skimped on quality just because it's for a breakfast cereal. And the combination of the three different kinds of chocolate is most pleasant.
Despite being 12% chocolate, this cereal appears to be relatively good for you, (at least from the claims it makes on the front of the box). It has no artificial colours or flavours, no added salt, it's wholegrain, and is a good source of fibre. True, it does have more calories than your average cereal (439 kcal per 100g. Okay, this may well also be more than your average chocolate bar...) and the fat content is high (at 17.6g per 100g), but the occasional box won't do me any harm.
Some reviews that I've read on the web describe this product as 'just wrong', but to me it is just so right! If you're a chocolate lover, this indulgent cereal is something that you've got to experience. It also comes in pecan & maple or yogurt & raspberry, but who'd choose these given the alternative?
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