These Nesquik cereal bars have been lurking in the shops for a little while. It’s about time I tried one!
Released at the same time as the Cini Minis bar, this product is obviously aimed at a younger consumer – which I am not. Ahem. With that being said, what do you get for your purchase?
It’s a box of four bars, each bar containing 103 kcals and 35% RDA of calcium for adults. Unsurprisingly the back of the pack features a large statement promoting the necessity of calcium for developing children.
A Nesquik bar provides valuable calcium. Calcium is required for healthy growth and healthy development of bones in children.
As though the ‘health benefits’ outweigh the sugar content. And we expect that, honestly. Glucose syrup rocks up at ingredient number two, followed by sugar at three… and sugar in the sweetened condensed milk at five, seven has inverted sugar syrup, maltodextrin at nine, and dextrose at fifteen.
To put the calcium content into context, this Nesquik cereal bar contains 276mg of calcium. A 200ml glass of semi skimmed cows milk contains about 247mg…. and a 200ml glass of goats milk contains 276mg.
As always though, I waited to read the ingredients list until after I’d eaten the bar.
Opening the pack, it smells like like sweet Nesquik cereal. I was a bit surprised that the Nesquik balls are so small – I’d anticipated them being larger and more like their cereal counterpart.
The bar isn’t as strongly flavoured as I’d have liked. The mild cocoa flavouring gets hidden behind sugar sweetness and the rich condensed milk base. It’s actually the same creamy and rich base that’s used in the Cini Minis cereal bar – and it’s easily the best part of this Nesquik product for me.
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