January 6th: Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Chocolate Peanut Crisp Bar

Kcal 169 Fat 9.0g Fat(sats) 3.5g Carbs 19.0g

Being back at university means that breakfast more often that not is on the run. Kellogg's Crunchy Nut is one of my favourite cereals, so I was pretty happy when I stumbled across this 'Chocolate Peanut Bar' in my local newsagents. Formed of a 'peanut, wheat & oat cereal bar dipped in a smooth milk chocolate layer', it sounded a lot more exciting than most other cereal bars.

This bar came in a 35.0g form that given its smallish size did a very good job at curing my morning munchies. The outer wrapping looked good, I liked the similarity the packaging had with the original Crunchy Nut cereal box, the chocolate content was also well communicated pictorially. The bar itself also looked pretty appetising - the honey glaze gave it a nice fresh look and the peanuts appeared very generously portioned. The product also had an enjoyable smell. The aroma was predominantly sweet, but had a nice undertone of nuttiness to it. 

It seems a massive commonality with cereal bars that where chocolate is implemented it is often very minimally portioned; this was the case here once again. As you can see from the picture the 'dipped chocolate' was very lacking in its physical presence, and this unfortunately translated to the taste of the bar. The chocolate only managed to muster a slight milky addition to the taste, it really struggled against the far denser cereal ingredients. Despite the shortcomings of the chocolate, the actual cereal base was very good. The cereal and peanut elements made for a nice mixture of salty, savoury flavours that were fused together fantastically well by the sweet honey glaze. The peanuts in particular made for a long sustaining taste, as aforementioned this bar was very fulfilling given its relatively small size.

Overall this was one of the better cereal bars I have tasted on ChocolateMission, though this wasn't really down to its chocolate content. Once again the actual chocolate of the product was lacklustre, thinking about it now if this bar included a good quality full milk chocolate coating this product could be absolutely superb. As cereal bars go though this is one of my favourites - well worth checking out if your a fan of the category.

7.7 out of 10