Review: New! Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Touch of Honey
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Touch of Honey is what I like to call a “training wheels” cereal. That is to say it’s the kind of cereal that the fat cats running the cereal factories dream up to get us sugarholic young adults transitioned away from Fruit Loops and Frosted Flakes before we go totally cold turkey with the good stuff and instead head for a life of bran twigs and plain oatmeal. In other words it’s your typical “healthy” adult cereal kicked up with a little sugar and a totally kid friendly mascot. Those sly, sly, marketing people I tell ya…
Anyways, I should preface this by saying that I could never handle the original cornflakes. I think they may be my most despised cereal nemesis ever, which is saying a lot considering I’ve even survived an encounter with plain Shredded Wheat a time or two. Thing is, I can handle a bowl of plain ‘ol cheerios, provided it come mixed up with some yogurt or a few slices of banana. Not the case with regular old cornflakes, which if you asked me are better for making oven “fried” chicken than actually eating for breakfast. With that being said, I figured that an attempt to “sweeten the deal” couldn’t hurt, and considering these were on sale for $2.00 a box at Weis I decided to give them the old college try.
For starters, I can say with legitimate cereal eating authority that these are MUCH better than regular old Corn Flakes. I really liked the sweetness of Corn Flakes Touch of Honey, and dug the fact that they nevertheless remained “corny,” if that indeed makes any sense at all. This former point probably has something to do with the fact that four of the first seven ingredients listed are sweeteners (Sugar, Honey, HFCS, Molasses) but whatever, the more the merrier. Thing is, I like a certain depth of sweetness in my cereal, and I definitely got that from these. It’s almost like a somewhat “airier” version of Frosted Flakes Gold, except not with the ridiculously overbearing honey taste. At 120 calories and 6 grams of sugar this is definitely a cereal even “healthy” cereal eaters can enjoy, but at the same time it does well to not taste like crap. Along with Honey Kix and Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites, I actually rank this among my top newcomers in the cereal market for this year, and a definite “must buy” for those of us who want to try to eat a little healthier without having to go the sugarless route in our morning cereal box.
Pros: Depth of sweetness is not overbearing nor underwhelming, and has a complexity which ends with the aptly titled “touch” of honey. Only 120 calories and 6 grams of sugar per cup. No fat. Cheap.
Cons: Doesn’t have a ton of vitamins or minerals. Half the box is written in Spanish. Only 120 calories and 6 grams of sugar a serving means I am much more enticed to just eat the whole dang box.
Price: $2.00 (On sale at Weis)
Overall GrubGrade: 8.50/10
More Info: Kellogs.com | The Impulsive Buy's First Thoughts...
Serving Size: 1 Cup
Total Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrates: 27g
Fiber: Less than 1 g
Other Carbohydrates: 20g