It’s no secret that I loved the Strawberry version of this cereal. So when placing a recent Ocado order, I went and added another box of Strawberry to the basket – along with this Chocolate version. Any good? Let’s try it!
Ingredients are: Wholegrain Rolled Oats (39%), Wholegrain Wheat, Maize Flour, Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Oligofructose, Rice Flour, Wheat Flour, Maize Glucose, Carrot Powder, Cocoa Powder (0.4%), Honey, Raising Agent (Potassium Bicarbonate), Antioxidant (Tocopherol), Salt, Natural Flavouring, Colour (Plain Caramel)
The cocoa flavour is quite pronounced to start here, because the cereal portion isn’t really sweetened at all. It’s actually got a little bit of a salty vibe. Whilst I noticed that in the Strawberry flavour, it’s actually more obvious here.
Once the cocoa shapes get dunked in milk, the flavour gets much milder. It even makes the milk go a little bit cocoa coloured, but no where near as much as Coco Pops do. To me this isn’t a particularly chocolatey breakfast cereal.
The shapes portion of the cereal are very plain, definitely reading like a lower sugar breakfast. All the sweetness is in the granola clusters.
They’re chunky, but light and easily break apart. I think they’re great.
So… overall, this is certainly a lower sugar cereal. It tastes like it. The little granola clusters give much appreciated bursts of sweetness, countering the slightly salted and plain cereal shapes. It’s a good combination, but I don’t think it’s anywhere near as good as the strawberry version.
I’ve still only seen this cereal at Ocado, but I hope it gets a wider release. I’d love to see an Apple & Cinnamon version come out later in the year. Wishful thinking, I know!
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