Wednesday, 15 October 2008

October 15th: Kellogg's Rice Krispies Squares Chocolate Caramel

Kcal 151 Fat 4.5g Fat(sats) 3.0g Carbs 27.0g

Request and it shall be reviewed ... that is the motto we live by here at ChocolateMission. I can't go as far as saying this Kellogg's product was ever top of my priorities to review but you simply can't argue with demand! So what have we here then? 'Light, crispy grains of toasted rice cereal and milk chocolate chunks with a cramaely chocolate flavour coating'.

This product came in a 36g serving, it might possibly cure a mild bout of the munchies but anything more than that I would suggest it would only whet your appetite more. The foil packaging was nice in it's design with a snazzy looking golden foil wrapper. Although to really be expected, I was somewhat disappointed that a large portion of the bar simply stuck to the inner side of the wrapping - there is definitely potential for one of those non-stick cardboard sheaths that come with so many products nowadays to be incorporated here. The product had a pleasant enough syrupy smell, but the apparent lack of chocolate was very indicative of what was to come. 

Being the big mouth I am, I ate this in no less than four bites ... unfortunately none of which gave me the chocolaty hit I was most craving. The bar was dominated by the sugary, honey like flavours of the 'caramel', which personally I found far too sweet for my liking. The rice cereal was obviously fair and crispy in it's texture, though merely a passenger along with the chocolate coating in terms of the overall taste. When tasted in isolation the chocolate was relatively flavourless, it had a milky nature to it's taste, though the intensity was so non-existent it was no surprise it got lost in the context of the overall taste. The flavours lasted a very short amount of time in the mouth, which made for a very unfulfilling experience.

Overall beyond the nostalgic feeling of making similar products in school food technology classes, the positives I could take from this product were pretty sparse. The rice cereal unsurprisingly lacked flavour and the caramel substance used to fuse the product together was overpoweringly sweet - almost to the point of throat burning! To top it all off the chocolate really lacked flavour and therefore impact on the overall taste. This one has really taken a hammering on the ChocolateMission rating system, it has been a while since that has happened. I won't go as far as recommending this to anyone, but it's possibly one for the younger consumer.

5.1 out of 10
    
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