Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Try it Tuesday.....Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites!

My oh my. I have a *new* favorite cereal! Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites in chocolate flavor!

I spied these in an ad and then spied them on the shelf at my local Meijer grocery store.

The box is small, but still contains 14.5 ounces of cereal. It was kind of expensive, but I wanted to try it anyway. I bet if I get them at Wal-mart and have a coupon, I can save some money. I know a lot of people don't like Wal-mart, but in this economy, I need to save where I can.

Let's get to the nutritionals first. A serving size is 52 biscuits! Ok, ok..don't get too excited. I did say they were, "mini" bites. A 52 biscuit serving is actually 55 grams. I ate the whole box (not at once! What do you take me for people?!) so I can't go back and measure how much 55 grams is, but the box does say there are 7 servings in the whole thing.

Each serving has 200 calories, 2 grams of fat (half of that being saturated) and 6 grams of fiber. I love me some fiber! 6 grams is pretty good. With 5 grams of protein and that 6 grams of fiber, I feel full after a bowl of these babies. They do have 45 grams of carbs though. But I believe diabetics can subtract the fiber from the carbs which would make 39 carbs.

Ok, on to the taste! Well, let's start with how they look. They are cute as a button. Teeny weeny little mini wheats! Ok, I'm going all crazy about this cereal and it's making me sound creepy. Cereal creepy. Sorry.

Seriously though, these little bites of cereal are about half the size of regular mini wheats. I like this because with regular mini wheats, I have to kind of wait for them to soak a little bit of the milk before I can eat them. Nothing is less fun to eat than hard, dry mini wheats. Ick. With the little bites, they quickly soak up that milk.

How do they taste? Well, they are mini-licious! I really like them. They are cocoa-ey, yet it's not sickeningly sweet at all. I can't say they would cure me if I needed a chocolate fix though. It's just not that kind of chocolate. It almost reminds me of how the hot cereal, chocolate Cream of Wheat tastes. But much better of course.

The main reason I like this cereal is the texture. I'm a weird person when it comes to eating certain foods. I enjoy my food a little more if there is a good texture. Weird, I know. Anyway, these Mini Wheat Little Bites have a little something inside that gives them a bit of a soft crunch. I hope that describes it well. After eating them, I wondered what it was, so I looked at the ingredients and low and behold, I found out they are mini chocolate chips! Next time I eat them, I'm going to tear one apart to actually see the chips, because I didn't really taste actual chocolate chips when I ate them. I only enjoyed the soft crunch thinking it was the wheat part.

This is a "hide from the kids" kind of cereal because I know they would eat the whole box in one day if I didn't moniter them! Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites also come in Honey Nut flavor. Has anyone else tried that flavor? Because I have yet to do so. I'm wondering if it's as good as the chocolate.

Next week I might turn away from reviewing food and weigh in on one of the Bzz Agent products I was recently sent. They are sending me quite a few lately. I love free stuff and I don't mind giving my thoughts on the products. It's fun to get little things (and sometimes BIG things!) in the mail. Weeeeee!

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Nikki said...

AWESOME--- yet another thing I will try thanks to you! :)

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