August 31st: Kellogg's Rice Krispies Squares Honeycomb Crunch

Kcal 134 Fat 3.0g Fat(sats) 2.0g Carbs 25.0g (per bar)

Im sure by now you all know that Im rather partial to the odd Rice Krispie Square and that I never leave  it to long to write my reviews whenever there is a new limited edition flavour released by Kelloggs. Well lads and ladies Im sure you will all be ecstatic to hear that we have yet another variety joining the Rice Krispie Squares ranks, this all new Honeycomb Crunch flavour. This latest variety joins the likes of the Rocky Road, Totally Chocolatey Orange and Totally Chocolatey - all of which have been released in the past 12 months. The Honeycomb Crunch came billed as 'toasted rice cereal topped with milk chocolate covered honeycomb pieces and a chocolate flavour coating'.

The launch of these new Honeycomb Crunch bars has been all rather low key and I didn't happen to see any press releases prior to my purchase. I bought these as part of a 4 bar multipack that just so happened to be a on a 'better than half price' deal in my local Tesco supermarket, priced at a rather attractive £0.95 price point point. Having not been aware of them before seeing them in store it was by luck that I actually spotted them; I certainly didn't feel like they have great standout when they were placed to the similarly colored packaging of the Totally Orange bars.

Casting my minor grievances about the packaging standout to one side, I thought the cereal bars themselves looked nice and attractive and I liked the look of the golden cereal with the plentiful milk chocolate topping on top. If you look back in the archives you will see that my least favourite Rice Krispie Square of all time was the Chocolate Caramel flavour which I described as 'overpoweringly sweet'. Fearing an experience of similar quality I was pleasantly surprised to taste a more mild mannered Rice Krispie treat. To me this Honeycomb Crunch was far superior to the aforementioned Chocolate Caramel and the less sugar intensive bind that fused the bar together had more of a lighter sweet flavour delivery to it. This milder base meant that the flavours of the chocolate and the floral noted honey came through a lot stronger and every bite seemed to deliver a good flavour hit of both these two elements.

Overall although this was a simplistic cereal based bar offering it was decent nonetheless and I got a fair level of enjoyment from it. I wouldn't classify it as the best of the Rice Krispie flavours (See Totally Chocolatey or Totally Chocolatey Orange for that!) though I think in the long run if it replaced the Chocolate Caramel I wouldn't think it a necessarily bad thing. I guess we will have to wait and see if that does happen but at the moment I believe this to just be a Limited Edition flavour so it could be gone before we all know it. There probably isnt much more to say other than whether I would give it a JCM recommendation!? To that point I would direct Rice Krispie Square fans in the direction of it, however I would struggle to justify it as a 'must buy' purchase. Let me know what you think of it on Twitter @ChocMission

7.0 out of 10