Weetos is my boys favourite choice of cereal at the moment. These Coco pops never fails to make their morning!
The box is a brown colour and has a picture of 4 of the weetos at the bottom and the name of the product in orange writing across the middle. At the top of our box there is an advert for Kung Fu Panda as there is a free Weetabix if you are unhappy with the product.
TASTE and APPEARANCE
Upon opening the box there is an overwhelming smell of chocolate which is find to be very strong and does put me off eating them slightly.
The individual weetos look very similar to cheerio’s as they are round and hole in the middle. They are a dark brown colour as they are covered in chocolate. Individually they are about 1cm wide and ½ cm thick. Before adding milk they are very crunchy but once the milk has been added they do go very soft and almost soggy.
The taste is quite pleasant and there is a strong taste of chocolate also they do remind me of the taste of rice crispies. The milk which is added to the weetos will go chocolaty as the chocolate from the cereal mixes with it. This is quite a bit sickly for me and I do end up leaving the remainder of it in the bowl. My boys do think it is very tasty and always drink whatever is left in the dish!
A 30g serving of this cereal contains the following nutritional values:-
Total Sugars 7.1g
Although this cereal is quite high in calories and sugars I do let my boys have these as I limit them to one box per month as I like to give them a wide cereals.
According to the side of the box a 30g serving of the cereal contains 26% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and iron. Also here you will find the recommended guidelines for adults, unfortunately they have not included the recommendations for children which would have been far more appropriate as the cereal is indeed aimed at them.
The cereal do contain wheat and milk so are not suitable for people who are allergic to these two products.
COST and AVAILABILITY
This cereal is widely available from most supermarkets and we paid £2.64 for a 500g box from Tesco which states that is contains an average of 16 servings, we do find we get more than this from the box as we do not put so much in the dish and usually my boys mix these with another cereal.
The box has been made from 80% recycled board so is helping the environment and it can also be recycled again once finished. My boys have great fun recycling them and making models before finally ending up in the recycling bin.
I would recommend this cereal as an occasional treat, especially when it is on special offer in the supermarket as I do feel it is quite expensive and not too healthy.