Sunday, 15 August 2010

Chocolate Weetabix Giveaway

I love my cereal but I'm a bit of a kid about it. I like Lucky Charms, Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, Cinnamon Grahams (Curiously Cinnamon is stupid name and I've stopped buying them in protest), Coco Pops Mega Munchers and my own Jordans Country Crisp into which I put at least as much chocolate and fruit and nuts as cereal.

Taste is important to me and, when it comes to cereal, as with so much else, I have a sweet tooth.

(I'd have to be brain dead before I'd voluntarily eat the cardboard that is Bran Flakes – I don't care how good for me they might be! )

But even I am not stupid enough to think it's a good idea for me to eat a bowl full of sugar each and every morning.

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So I was intrigued when I heard about the new Weetabix Chocolate described as "a healthier chocolate cereal". launching this month.

What's it like?

It's exactly like regular Weetabix but with a subtle chocolate taste. It isn't massively sweet – the chocolate just lends a flavour. It's sweeter than it's Plain Jane sibling but not jarringly so and certainly significantly less sweet than the candy concoctions I mention above.

I like it, and I feel I'm having a (comparitively) virtuous breakfast at the same time.

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I have two boxes to give away. Leave me a comment about your favourite breakfast – cereal or otherwise – and I'll send one box each to two of you picked from comments left by the deadline – midnight GMT 23 August 2010. Open to UK residents only.

84 comments:

twannywun said...

My favourite breakfast cereal is rasin wheats, but i don't really eat cereal anymore. i have a big bowl of mixed fruit.

leiladukes said...

Best breakfast ever, you ask? That's easy!

Ultimate dream breakfast, for when I've got time for a treat, or if someone else is cooking: hair of the dog bloody mary followed by eggs royale (which is like benedict except for smoked salmon replacing the standard ham-- still with lovely hollandaise and toasted muffin of course!). Loads of summer berries on the side to pick at, and all washed down with alternate swigs of strong black coffee and freshly squeezed oj.

In reality, the most I can stretch to when I'm feeling poorly is soft boiled eggs with marmite soldiers to dunk and lots of cups of tea.

Best all-round breakfast: bacon with brown on white.

Saying that, I rarely have breakfast during the week & usualy just grab an apple or banana! I know it's unhealthy but I guess it lets me appreciate the weekend even more...

still keen for that coffee Kavey if you're about? x

Littleme96 said...

Best breakfast? It's got to be the highly unhealthy Pain au Chocolat on Christmas day!

Normal breakfasts sadly aren't that exciting and tend to be crumpets or Jordan's nut clusters with plain yoghurt!

Dawn said...

muslei and fruit, can't beat it!

mollylou said...

cold plum and apple crumble - always my fave

failing that, Jordan's Country Crisp (raspberry) with yogurt, the next best thing

Alan said...

Full English - Sausage, egg, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms and black pudding with plenty of hot buttered toast. All washed down with a mug of hot tea.

Needless to say, I only have this as a treat two or three times a year.

Mary said...

Whoo I love Porridge but to make it more creamy, exciting and probably unhealthy I like to pour 'Tip Top' over it. Yummy.

I also like regular weetabix mixed to a mush with warm milk. OK so maybe I am weird after all?

Justine said...

I eat weetabix - its a healthy extra on Slimming World - as is the chocolate version. Not tried the choccy variety though but chocolate is chocolate!!

leiajulie said...

has to be cornflakes and vary what i sprinkle on top

natalie said...

think my favourite is a cheese toastie

margf said...

Original weetabix topped with banana's and strawberries. But I must admit I haven't tried the chocolate Weetabix yet.

Kanga_Rue said...

So much to choose from, a Full English breakfast, home-made porridge with dark brown sugar melting on top, or an indulgent bowl of Coco Pops. Probably the Coco Pops as I was only allowed them when I was on holiday so they always seem like such a treat when I have them when I'm at a B&B or hotel breakfast buffet!

katherinesara said...

oooo cinnamon grahams are gorgeous but i agree the new name is silly!

I love honey nut hoops, crunchy nut cornflakes, frosted wheats and recently have gone back to loving shreddies!

emma said...

muslei and fruit

Kal said...

Cold pizza! Reminds me of my student days :)

toniq said...

Cheese on toast! I only have it on Tuesday's, love it! xxxx

Steph said...

I'm naughty and have 2 weetabix covered in sugar and milk, so they go all soggy and sweet then add some blueberries, heaven :)

CadiM said...

I love Lucky Charms! But since I'm a grown-up, I stick to Weetabix with fruit each morning. Apart from special Lucky Charms occasions...

thetoothfairy said...

I adore shreddies...ever since I was a child. I hadn't had them in absolute years, but my daughter saw them in the shop and wanted them, so I had a sneaky bowl myself when no-one was looking...and yum yum yummy yum yum.....took me right back to lie ins and bike rides in the park. Love them

Amelia Royle said...

Weetabix mixed with milk and slices of apple put in the microwave to heat up, then add a teaspoon of honey and mix in ... mmmmm, my carb. fix in the mornings!

Anonymous said...

special k with red berries

Sharon said...

Mmmmm Special K is my fave :) Normally regular Special K but sometimes the one with Strawberries & Chocolate too - yummy!! Boyfriend likes the chocolatey kids cereals like Coco Pops & Chocolate Meteors haha! He saw the Weetabix Chocolate today and pondered for a second (he does like Weetabix too when being healthy) but then bought bad bad Frosties instead!!

Anonymous said...

Porridge, love the stuff. Plain, with jam, honey, berries - anything - just love it.

eleanor73 said...

Weetabix with raisins or porridge (but only in the winter!) When hungover it has to be a fry up (make sure the bacon is crispy!) x

nonblonde said...

i like two weetabix with ice cold milk and a banana so nice and it fills me up untill dinner time, its so refreshing when i eat it. mmmmm love it

Karen Donald said...

Weetabix with banana

craig brown said...

american pancakes ,with 2 fried eggs over easy and lashings of maple syrup. ...mmmm

Kelly said...

Slightly crisp smoked middle bacon, 2 big fresh eggs with runny yolks, freshly sliced toast with slaterings of butter, a well-fried tomato, piles of buttery fried mushrooms with black pepper, a couple of spicy Cumberland sausages and enough tomato ketchup to lubricate the trip to my thighs :)

Anonymous said...

Jordans Country Crisp with a glass of fresh squeezed orange :)

philiboy said...

Hmmm - full English has to be the best (if not the healthiest) breakfast. Doh....now I've gona and made myself hungry

pigpigscorner said...

Fruit and fibre! or green tea oats =)

DoctorFaye said...

As a student it's got to be leftover takeaway from the night before...the best being pizza!

Ms Bubu said...

Right now it is plain yogurt and granola! I also like Nutella spread!

Katie A said...

my usual choice would definitely be 2 weetabix with so much milk they become unrecognisable but extremely yummy, along side a cold glass of apple juice.

But as a favourite it would have to be cinamon hot cross buns with plently of melted buter

..and not to forget a bood bacon buttie for those sunday morning hangovers

David said...

You can't beat a full english on the weekend. But for during the week I usually have Shreded Wheat

Sarah said...

Absolute favourite is French Toast with raspberry jam.

domesticated said...

I love Otabix really filling

joho said...

My favourite breakfast is actually porridge made with milk with raisins and linseeds and sunflower seeds. Sets me up for the day! But a quick brekkie is banana on toast with a drizzle of honey! Yum. :)

Hannah said...

Fruit and Yoghurt for me!
Yum!

mustangsally said...

I've never tried chocolate Weetabix. Sounds yummy! At the moment I love Dorset Cereals Fruit Muesli with pineapple and papaya and Berries N Cherries.

Jo said...

My favourite breakfast is just cold toast with butter on, I love it. Usually eat cereal though as I have no time to wait for toast to be cold.

Anonymous said...

I LIKE A NICE BOWL OF SOUP WITH 2 FILLED CRUSTY ROLLS OF BOILED EGG ANMD CHEESE

Daphne said...

A cream cheese bagel mmmmmmmm

Lucy said...

I love those almond croissant thingies from Pret but that's a rare treat! My usual breakkie is just toast n marmite.

Anonymous said...

Mmmm my two fave foods - Choccie and Weetabix. But combined? Lol sounds delish!

John said...

I like my greek yoghurt and chopped banana, but preferably with some of your mother's cold curry, Kavey.
Chocolate weetabix? Sounds more for late night snacking to me!

andrea said...

original weetabix or special k

Gilla01 said...

I tend to skip breakfast - not enough time - and take a couple of yoghurts into work with me to snack on, along with a couple of bananas.

Breakfast is only good if someone else makes it for upi!

dippylou1 said...

Full english for me, without the fried bread

bellingham said...

my daughter loves chocolate squares so Im thinking she would love this too and I would be happy too as its weetabix so its the best of both worlds really...

Eduard Korhonen said...

My favorite cereal is Cinnamon Grahams, although they have renamed them as Simply Cinnamon which is a rubbish name

sophie said...

Don't usually get much time for breakfast.. usually go for kelloggs cereal bars, usually the rice crispies or cocopops cocorocks. I guess they're pretty childish too :-)

Emiai said...

Warm buttered crumpets. Failing that.. a kiss from the kids will do. ;)

liam said...

My favourite at the moment is Jordans Chocolate cereal, because its delicious and chocolatey...and healthy!

Pam said...

Favourite breakfast is a full English, but only have it when we are on holiday.2nd favourite is toast and marmalade.

angallen65 said...

marmite on toast, you love it or you hate it.
followed by a nice cup of tea.

nicola said...

My favourite breakfast is a Full English Breakfast complete with Bacon,Fried Egg,Mushrooms,Tomatoes,Sausages,Beans,Black pudding and either bread and butter or toast and a cup of coffee.A great way to start my day.

Anonymous said...

shredded wheat with strawberrys

Anonymous said...

It's got to be these new Chocolate Weetabix i love them. yummy

bethfenn said...

At the moment I'm alternating between favourite breakfasts....I'm loving Dorset Cereal low fat flakes with a sliced banana & pouring yoghurt AAAAAND Cheerio Clusters with skimmed milk.

Anonymous said...

weetabixs is my all time fav,can eat it anytime.

Michelle Kinsey said...

My favourite Cereal has to be either Kelloggs Cornflakes and Kelloggs Rice Krispies, and it has to be Ice Cold whole milk that I use too :)

I like weetabix in the winter, but I prefer it mashed til soft with the milk and then warmed up in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm me up a bit .......Is it winter yet?

Blue said...

mmm American pancakes with lashings of maple syrup, bacon on the side and two fried eggs "over easy"..... or pretty much any American breakfast buffet bar...they really know how to over do it lol

johnston352 said...

I love cereal. My family goes through boxes of the stuff!!
My favourite is Krave, It's amazing when your in the mood for a sweet treat. I don't eat it every day as it can not be good for you, my main cereal is Rice kripsies. Also Dorset cereals are amzing the full range. Mmmmm

ali991 said...

I love museli but only if its got loads of fruit in it. The more raisins, berries, banana chips etc the better.

charismc said...

short and sweet and quick to eat!!! chocolate POP TARTS! :D

Amanda said...

I don't often get a chance to have a proper breakfast with a baby and toddler keeping me on my toes, but if I could choose anything I would go for greek yoghurt and fresh seasonal fruit. Sadly the reality is a strong cup of coffee and a breakfast or the crusts from my childrens toast!

kemo_2002 said...

i dont tend to eat breakfast, but when i get the chance, its always wheatabix originals!

Lo-Lo said...

I really like Special K, sounds weird, but it's true!

Anonymous said...

My favourite cereal is Crunchy Nut cornflakes but I'm not very good at eating breakfast each morning.

Alison S said...

My favourite is Kellogs Coco Pops with Ice Cold Milk mmmmmmmmm

earthmomma said...

My favourite breakfast is granary bread lightly toasted and the barest scraping of a very very low fat spread.....................then heaped with a massssssssssive dollop of nutella, topped with squirty cream :) I love food too xxx

Terri Fox said...

A full english every sunday morning, cures the hangover straight away yummy :)

Richard Boothroyd said...

Can't beat a bowl of steaming porridge with demerara sugar in the morning!

Donna said...

Coco Pops :-)

Sarah said...

I used to really like weetabix with coco pops on when I was pregnant!!!!

Allan said...

Branflakes is my favourite cereal

Anonymous said...

i love a weetabix ,with slice banna on top and milk x holdera5 dot aol dot com

brideoflichtenstein said...

My favourite cereal is Golden Nuggets. Who remembers Corn Pops? Golden Nuggets are sort of like them, but I think Nestle make them.

My favourite all time breakfast is pancakes, either American with blueberries and maple syrup or the crepe kind with lemon and sugar.

You also can't go wrong with crispy bacon!

HotEddie said...

Has to be Special K

Alison said...

my favourite is muesli with lots of fruit and nuts in yummy :)

Louise said...

i love weetabix minis nut and crisp they are gorgues :) !!!!!!!!!!!

jamie said...

i just love my sugar puffs as well as the kids x

Anonymous said...

weetabix = with butter only!My afternoon snack.