March 15th: Bits n Bobs - 2013 Cereal Bar & Biscuit Edition

It's been way, wayyyyyyy too long since we last served you guys up a fantastic 'Bits n Bobs' feature. Let us settle that score with this special 2013 cereal bar edition. Suffice to say here at ChocolateMission HQ we have made our way through quite the number of them since the beggining of the year ....

Kellogg's Rice Krispies Squares Mint
Kcal 149 Fat 5.0g Fat(sats) 3.0g Carbs 25.0g

A limited edition!??? In the UK??? Why we never thought we would see the day!! Yes the folks over at Kellogg's have decided to oblige us with another limited edition Rice Krispie Square flavour - Mint!! These mint flavoured bars are being sold in all good UK supermarkets and come in four-bar multipacks (available on deal for £1.00 if you are lucky!!) or 34.0g single bar formats.

As tried and tested Kellogg's Rice Krispie Square veterans (see the archives HERE), we had expectations that these would be uber minty ala the mint flavoured Kit Kats. Reality however couldn't have been any different, these were almost totally 100% devoid of any mint flavouring whatsoever. Had you not told us these were mint flavoured, in a blindfolded taste we would have been very, very confident identifying these as standard Kellogg's Rice Krispies Squares Totally Chocolatey (See HERE). Due to the lack of mintyness we have to bump these down on the scoring chart - did we get a duff pack!??? Tell us on twitter - @Chocmission

6.5 out of 10

McVitie's Gingernut Slices
Kcal 134 Fat 6.1g Fat(sats) 3.0g Carbs 11.9g

McVitie's Digestives Slices
Kcal 140 Fat 7.5g Fat(sats) 3.7g Carbs 10.4g

Gingernuts or Digestives??? Thats been the debate going on within the ChocolateMission team the last few days. The debate has been fierce and to be honest no clear winner has been determined - each has their loyal fans so it seems.

These new McVitie's Slices didn't help clear matters up thats for sure! Both these new flavours should be in all good UK supermarkets by the time you read this post. You will find these come in packs of six individually wrapped bars - each described as 'Gingernut/Digestives biscuit slices topped with milk chocolate'.

Essentially these are just the biscuits shaped in chunky bar forms, with a dash of sweet, non offensive, run-of-the-mill .... (insert another quip for average) milk chocolate spread across the top. To be honest they did nothing more for us than the standard biscuits, but with that said we liked the handyness that the packaging format offered.

Worth getting excited about? No ... Worth a purchase if you see them on a good deal? For sure!

7.5 out of 10

Nestle Breakaway Double Choc
Kcal 99 Fat 4.7g Fat(sats) 2.5g Carbs 8.3g

Nestle Breakaway Orange
Kcal 99 Fat 4.9g Fat(sats) 2.6g Carbs 8.3g

The last couple of products we wanted to showcase to you today were these two new Nestle Breakaway flavours which you should be able to find in your local supermarkets from now. We wont go in to uber detail on either as they frankly weren't the best chocolate biscuit bars we have ever tasted. The tasting panel thought they were incredibly small and unsatisfying - Nestle Breakaways have shrunk considerably since Nestle integrated them into being part of their '99 calories range'. 

The Double Choc variant with the chocolate biscuit were slightly more to our liking, though this wasn't so much a hard thing given that the orange flavouring was very generic tasting and came off overly sweet with it's unnatural, flavouring derived taste. 

Given we know the role of the Nestle Breakaways as a common 'cheap' sweet treat for kiddies school lunchboxes we didn't want to bury these too much as our expectations were never that high in the first place. If you or your kids are more than happy with the normal Nestle Breakaways then these two new additions might add a nice little touch of variation to just the standalone milk chocolate bars. We can't however be recommending them on the basis they are fantastic chocolate offerings. 

6.0 out of 10

5.4 out of 10