Sunday, 29 April 2012

Kellogs Mini Max cereal review

I was fortunate enough to have seen and responded to a message from another website I follow looking for families that want to try a new cereal from Kelloggs. So as a cereal lover I jumped at the chance and applied for a box. Now I put in for this not knowing what I would get but I must admit I was a little surprised, pleasantly,  when not one box but ten turned up on my doorstep.

Ladies and gentlemen I give you Kelloggs Mini Max

Kelloggs mini max

Kelloggs describe them as

Delicious, crunchy little parcels of baked wholegrain wheat provide just the right balance between a breakfast that is good for them and a taste they'll love.
Ingredients:Shredded Wholewheat(86%), Sugar, Humectant (Sorbitol), Beef Gelatin, Vitamins & Minerals: Niacin, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12.

I love the design of the box, the way it is designed to look like a field of wheat, and the fact it complies with a photographers rules of thirds and has approx one third blue, one third golden coloured and the middle one third  the name of the product written in  a very nice font, not to mention the little "wheat person"

  So I opened a box to have a look and a taste and my first impressions of them are;

  •  love the size of them, big enough for a spoon but small enough to eat in one go
  • are a good size to eat as a snack with your fingers
  • are a good balance of healthy wholewheat and sugary topping
  • they are no good for vegetarians as they contain beef gelatin for some reason ( Kelloggs tell me   - To explain about the beef gelatine, it’s found it many foods and is used to help bind food together.  We use it to stick the frosting onto the little bits of cereal.) 
  • and they are fortified with B vitamins and Iron

with strawberries
 So I put some into a dish and added some chopped strawberries .  Served like this they are fairly tasteless in a pleasant way but unless you have a drink with them then after the first dozen they are quite dry. 

Now I a strange people and I dont have milk on cereal, I have either fruit juice or yoghurt, so I tried them with yoghurt and found them a very nice eat indeed for not only breakfast but also at supper time.

with yoghurt

My husband tried them with hot milk and found they did not go soggy but remained a nice textured breakfast.

A portion of these is very filling and a healthy start to a day. But if you don't have time for breakfast these are great to pop into a tub and eat them on the run. much healthier than a packet of crisps or a chocolate bar.

I passed on a few boxes of these Susan told me they were now her daughters favourite breakfast. Elizabeth was not keen on this but gave her box up to Susan's daughter.

I gave a box to Samantha and a box to the two oldest daughters, I will let them add their own comments. 

You can read more about them here, where you can also read about the chocolate mini max that is also available. 

I would give these a nine out of ten, would have been ten if it was not for the beef gelatine. 

Disclaimer - I was sent ten boxes to try, not sure if a review was essential, but I felt it appropriate and as I enjoyed them thought I would share this with you.


  1. I too have some of these on the way - sounds promising from your review x

    1. you will enjoy them. I have also used them for making easter nests but cant find me pictures

  2. Received 10 boxes yesterday, yummy !


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