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Saturday, 7 March 2009

Good things come in huge packages....

Actually, boxes - but who cares when Mr Postie knocks at the door!

I was thinking when I saw the rather large box that I definitely hadn't ordered anything lately. I mean, Christmas was ages ago and everything on that list had been ticked off on arrival. But there it was. Duh! Brain like a sieve moment. How could I forget that I had said to the nice chap at Kellogg's that I would love to try his new cereal and yippee for me, it had arrived. No trying to hide this box in the dining room, it's completely legit!

There are some perks to having a food blog, and I know that this one was also enjoyed by a number of other UK food bloggers.
So, what was I trying? If it has the name Kellogg's on the box, you just know it's going to be cereals of some kind, and this kind was muesli. Baked muesli to be precise.

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I'm not a muesli fan, or at least I wasn't. I don't care for soft, powdery muesli mushed in milk. This one was different, it was baked. That meant crispy, crunchy muesli that remained.... crispy and crunchy in the milk! There's 4 flavours to choose from and for me, the cherry and raspberry one was tops.

I was a little disappointed in the packaging - dull colouring and slightly old fashioned, and the bit about them being baked could have been more prominent. The boxes don't stand out nearly enough on the supermarket shelf, which is a shame because they really are very tasty.

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I made some muesli bars from the almond pecan & raisin muesli. Add 4oz of chocolate to about 10oz of the cereal, put in a lined loaf tin and refrigerate until set. Rather crumbly, but delicious all the same.

4 Flavours to try:
Nature's Pleasure Almond Pecan & Cashews
Nature's Pleasure Almonds Pecan & Raisins
Nature's Pleasure Cherry & Raspberry
Nature's Pleasure Apple & Blackcurrant

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Another day. Another box. A huge box. Kellogg's again!!
C H O C O L A T E Y! (How did they know I liked chocolate?!!)

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The product this time - Rice Krispies Squares Totally Chocolatey.

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They are 'totally' delicious, crisp and chewy. Not something I would normally buy, as I tend to make these kind of treats myself. And yes, they really are 'chocolatey' through and through.
In the box I also found a chocolate scented candle - to set the mood - and a table-top chocolate fountain, complete with marshmallows! The accompanying letter was edible, printed on rice paper - now that's clever marketing.

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Thank you Gareth and all at Kellogg's. Watch this space - that chocolate fountain will be on the menu sometime in the future!

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24 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

wow how nice!! Sure a crunchy surprise :)

sunita said...

Wow! What a lot of goodies! Enjoy :-)

Elyse said...

What wonderful surprises! It's always so nice to get a package, and I just love the idea of baked museli! Those bars you made look fabulous!

Jules said...

I'm v jealous about the chocolate fountain and I like the idea about making chocolate bars with the muesli. I thought the muesli was like unchunky (is that a word?!) Granola.

I notice you don't mention that other "freebie" we both recieved, lol ;)

Lisa said...

Cool! That chocolaty box is fantastic. A chocolate fountain sounds fun and the candle is a nice touch. I would also say the cereal looks good. I like muesli if it isn't too sweet. I wonder if we will see those products over here.

Nags said...

i love that wooden bowl!! its so pretty. something like that has been on my wishlist for the longest time!

Katie said...

Wow it all sounds fabulous. Love the idea of the edible letter too - very innovative! Can't believe they cabe you a chocolate fountain too. Will keep an eye out for the cereals.

Passionate About Baking said...

Munch munch...am green with envy! You LUCKY girl. Wonder if they'll ever consider India. Am sure they will one day...he he!! Now one thing is for sure...good things come in light-as-cloud pacakges & big ones too. Much love my dear, I hear it's a lovely Spring like day in the UK this morning! Must be the sunshine I sent back...

Jan said...

Oooh didn't you do well!! Lucky you Nic - it all looks great!!

Grace said...

new products, woohoo! i get so excited when there's a new addition to the cereal shelf, and kelloggs hasn't failed me yet. great reviews!

Bellini Valli said...

Amazing Nic!!!!!! How lucky are you!!!

bbaking said...

Did they send you that gorgeous wooden bowl as well? wow!

Anne said...

I have been munching my way through the cereals too! Can't decide which one I like best but I have eaten nearly the whole box of cherry & raspberry!

Love the idea of turning them into muesli bars
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Margaret said...

Now that's what I call a lucky girl to receive all of those delicious goodies!

♥Rosie♥ said...

WOW Nic this really is wonderful and I'm so pleased for you!!

Rosie x

Sam said...

I got the muesli too! The raspberry was definitely the best flavour, they're all really nice though.

chris said...

Wow you lucky girl......

Lora said...

Congratulations on your Kellogg's swag. Just wanted to point out that "chocolatey" on packaging usually means that it is not made with chocolate. Company's like Hershey's now replace the cocoa butter with vegetable oil in some of their candy and it can no longer legally be called chocolate. See this post.

cathy said...

cereal... my weakness in the morning! enjoy eating your delicious cereal :)

Parker said...

the bars look yummy!

The Mrs. said...

How lovely! Lucky you! That chocolate fountain would be dangerous in my home! :o)

giz said...

How much fun is experimenting in the kitchen with new things. It all looks like a great time.

Elra said...

Oh my you got chocolate fountain? I can not wait how are you going o use it.
Cheers,
elra

Nicisme said...

Thanks everyone!