January 23rd: Kellogg's Special K Chocolate Biscuit Moments & Chewy Delight

How are those January diets going ChocolateMission readership? We are now 3 weeks in to the new year and we are still recieving e-mails almost everyday requesting we look at some 'lighter' chocolate options for you guys. Apologies last weeks four day consecutive Kit Kat Chunky reviews probably didn't help matters did it ;)

Anyway, to make it up to you dieting folk we have today taken a plunge into the world of Kellogg's Special K to bring you not one, but two reviews of some of their latest products. The first is their new Kellogg's Special K Chocolate Biscuit Moments, the second is their also new Kellogg's Special K Dark Chocolate Chewy Delight bar. Enjoy the sights and the reviews:

Kellogg's Special K Chocolate Biscuit Moments
Kcal 98 Fat 2.5g Fat(sats) 1.0g Carbs 18.0g (per packet - 2 biscuits)

These new Chocolate Biscuit Moments bars came in a pack of two that collectivelly weighed 25.0g. On the wrapper these were described as 'chocolate flavoured filling in a biscuit, topped with a flavour drizzle' - a simple yet intriguing sounding snack. On the packet these looked pretty groovy, a nice cross-section picture showcased a plentiful chocolate filling and the vanilla frosting looked to give the outer biscuit a nice bit of decoration. In-hand however, the biscuits came across rather feeble. They felt light as feather, and the inner filling had an odd pale brown fakeness to it. The aesthetic complextion was unfortunately symptomatic of the taste test. The biscuit was more wafery than substantial biscuit - light, unfulfilling any degree of flavour. The chocolate flavour filling was also lacklusture. It wouldn't have satisfied even the smallest chocolate craving, and the gloopy innards more came off as sweet, sugar laden sticky substance rather than providing any real chocolatey flavours. As good as they sound we wouldn't recommend these.

5.5 out of 10

Kellogg's Special K Dark Chocolate Chewy Delight
Kcal 97 Fat 3.5g Fat(sats) 1.5g Carbs 14.0g (per bar)

Thankfully we aren't required to be totally negative Nancy's today :-) nope, we are delighted to say that these Kellogg's Special K Dark Chocolate Chewy Delight bars are far superior to the Chocolate Biscuit Moments showcased above. These 24.0g bars came described as 'high fibre mixed cereal bars with a chocolate drizzle, dipped in a dark chocolate layer'. This time around the picture on the packaging matched the actual product and the bar looked a replica of what was displayed on all the exterior packets. Although not the biggest bar ever, for 97 calories we felt like we got bang for a buck and were satisfied by the chocolate flavour hit delivered by the bottom layer of 'dark chocolate' that fused the upper cereal portion. Was it really dark chocolate!? No of course not! More unsweetend milk chocolate - it was fine and did the job of flavouring the wheat, bran and rice cereal with a mild suggestion of chocolatey goodness. These weren't our favourite cereal bars ever (Kellogg's Fibre Plus - See HERE), but for the calorie expenditure and on a basis of being value for money, we certainly felt like we got a satisfying enough snack.

7.4 out of 10