March 3, 2021.
I was very disappointed today in purchasing a box of Special K. I could barely get through a bowl due to the tiny glass like particles and the flakes so bland! So disappointed, will be throwing out this box and never purchase again unless they change it.
Purchased in March 2021 for $3.99.
I have been having Special K for breakfast every morning for years. Lately, however, the contents of the box are not so much flakes as crumbs. Not sure if it's the quality control or a change in processing. Occasionally I get a box (and I only buy the small size as I like to try and keep it fresh) where I don't have to throw out about 100g. Very disappointed for a very loyal customer.
Blander than cardboard
Special K was Special, it was delicious.
Now... well don't eats eat cardboard? Maybe they'd like it, na probably not.
Bring back the original recipe, why the .... change something after 30 odd years?
Purchased in May 2020 at Woolworths for $9.00.
I regularly eat special k and I recently bought a new packet tried it and could t believe how hard and tasteless it was I had to check the packet to see if I had the right brand
What have you done to this product?
I almost broke my teeth on it and no amount of milk would soften it
I likened the texture and taste to eating uncooked rice or pasta. There is no excuse for this poor quality I would like to know how many others had this same bad experience and cracked their teeth eating it
Purchased in December 2019 at Coles.
Crunchy and tasty and healthy
I just love this cereal and can't believe it is healthy yet so tasty and crunchy. I sometimes use it as a cereal base and then add muesli or other cereals. It is low in fat and sugar yet high in fibre. It's crunchy but I love it when you leave it in milk for a while and then it goes sort of chewy and delicious. It's a bit pricey but if you buy it on special it's very good value. It also goes well with yogurt or a crunchy topping for ice cream. it's nice to know that something so tasty is actually not bad for you intact quite the opposite.
I think it is better than all the other Special K cereal varieties which all seem to have extra sugar added and are too sweet.
Purchased in June 2019 at Coles Supermarkets for $5.00.
Rather have oatmeal
I don’t understand all the hype with this cereal and why anyone would eat this to lose weight. Hardly any nutritional content and is sugary. Sure it has fibre, but that doesn’t justify its health benefits. Bland, not much nutritional value and leaves nothing to the imagination. Overly dry, processed and low in protein. How can anyone feel empowered and manly with low protein?
Just like Clive Palmer and Fraser Annning shouldn’t be considered an Australian icon, this cereal shouldn’t be considered a model Australian breakfast.
Boring and unhealthy. Your almost better of sticking to oatmeal’s and almonds, coconut coconut and goji berries instead.
Purchased in April 2018 for $5.00.
What did Kellogg’s do to your Special K?
I’m from US in Australia for 2 weeks. Wanted some simple comfort food in my hotel room. Picked up Special K “original”. Wow. So very bad. US version is lighter and crisper with better mouth feel and taste. Cloying after taste and cardboardy mouth feel. I believe US version is rice and wheat only—no oats. Mostly rice with wheat gluten added, less sugar, more salt. This stuff is like Wheaties mixed into Special K that was left in back of pantry for 10 years. Kellogg’s nailed the taste of depression.
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Gave Kellogg's a chance, but didn't live up to expectations
Sorry Kelloggs, I gave you a chance, but you didn't live up to expectations. After previously writing on these pages about the sad demise of my favourite cereal, 'sanitarium light n tasty', I went on an extensive taste search. I eventually settled on Kellogg's Special K Nourish, Cashew & Macadamia & Coconut. As I failed to find a suitably comparable cereal to my previous love, this one passed the test with a low sugar count of 13.8g and seemed to be the one I kept going back to (for lack of any other better options). A few months in and somet...hing drastic happened. Where did the nuts and seeds go? Despite the ingredient list including cashews, macadamias, pepitas, linseeds, coconut, I was suddenly opening boxes which seemed to contain only flakes and bran sticks, with one or two pepitas at the bottom of the packet. I have resorted to adding my own nuts and seeds. Thinking I will now try Uncle Toby's.
Crunchy and delicious
Crunchy and delicious especially the cranberry and almonds Special K. It is best with cold milk but I sometimes add a little bit of sweetened condensed milk to give it that creamy sweetness. I love its texture and great for breakfasts. Just don't dip it to long in milk as it becomes soggy after a while.
kellogg's Nourish with Apples, Raspberries & Almonds.
I bought the NEW! "Special K nourish" and really question the necessity to have flakes that turn into rubber within 4 minutes of applying milk. All of the items in the list were chopped up so finely, it made it impossible to distinguish one item from the next and just turned into slop in my mouth. I wonder if the ingredients are just leftovers from some other process and tossed in as an afterthought. Flakes were not flaky but had an unappealing texture before I was even half way through my bowl. Not very nice.
Special K Advantage - Why So Much Sugar?
I was so disappointed with this product as it is just too sweet. TinToy's comment was spot on. I feel mislead by the packaging and the "Health Star Rating" of 4.5 - how is it possible that something that is almost 20% SUGAR gets a 4.5 star health rating??
To put it in to perspective, imagine that you are eating bran and every 5th mouthful you replace with a spoon of pure sugar - THAT is how much sugar you would be eating by consuming this product!
Will be avoiding this one from now on!
Special K Advantage: so much sugar!
Having bought the original Special K over a long period of time, I recently chose a variant called Kellogg's Special K Advantage, partly because the supermarket had it on special, but mainly because of the healthy-sounding assurances on the front of the packet: "3 grain recipe ...99% fat free ...one of the highest protein cereals ..."
It tasted awful. A very synthetic sweet flavour.
I turned to the ultra fine print to find out what is in it. Only 52% is cereal, plus 12% wholegrain. Alarmingly, the second ingredient by volume is sugar. Bu...t what sort of sugar, and how much? The manufacturer declines to say. My reasonable guess after eliminating the stated percentages is a full 30% of the contents is sugar. And yet elsewhere on the packet Kellogg's assures me that it is only "lightly sweetened." What dishonesty. This product has so much sugar it should be taken off supermarket shelves. It is bad for human health.
Great product I love the taste of special k and I really enjoy eating it. It keeps you full and leaves you feeling satisfied after you eat it so you are not likely to pick all morning and it will keep you full till lunch time. I think that this cereal does help with weight loss as it’s nutritionally balanced and has a lot of the vitamins that you need to be eating everyday in the cereal. Great taste and packaging and I know that this cereal is aimed at women my husband regularly enjoys a bowl too.
Great taste, helps maintain weight loss and also helps to aid weightloss.
None i really like this product and would recomend to anyone.
Great tasting cereal
I love Special K any time of the day. I like the crisp flakes that aren't too thin, so they don't go mushy straght away like some other cereals. They are very tasty and I have never thought of adding anything to it other than some low fat milk. Price is reasonable, often get it on a good special.
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