Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Today's Review: Honey Monster Puffs


Sugar Puffs are a national institution. They're one of those classic breakfast cereals, alongside the Coco Pops, Rice Krispies and Weetos, and their iconic Honey Monster is most definitely in my top five favourite cereal mascots. But apparently Sugar Puffs are no more, they are now "Honey Monster Puffs". I think this name has been a thing for a while, in response to backlash from people who take issue to the word "Sugar" being in the title. Won't somebody please think of the children?! Apparently just changing the name but keeping the sugar content the same wasn't enough, as we now have a new recipe! But does new always mean better? Well, no, because they've taken out 25% of the sugar.

Now, normally, I wouldn't see reduced sugar as a bad thing, especially if it's done right. But this is a product whose very name relied on the existence of sugar, and now there's a sugar deficit, and it shows. These are, in essence, the same puffs, the texture and base flavour is the same. The honey and sweet sugar flavour is present as well, but not for long. After a few chews the sweetness abandoned me, and I was left chewing flavourless puffs, ready for the next spoonful that would inevitably disappoint me again. These aren't nice, they've ruined Sugar Puffs for everyone. I know it was for the children, but what about my inner child? Can't they leave Sugar Puffs around for adults like me who know the consequences of eating spoonfuls of sugar for breakfast? Can they not co-exist with Honey Monster Puffs, for parents who want to mindlessly snatch boxes off the shelf with little regard for nutritional content, then complain later that actually these are quite bad, and they probably should have gone for Shredded Wheat?

These didn't even make my wee smell. Everything we loved about Sugar Puffs is gone. For shame. For shame.

My rating: 1/5

12 comments:

  1. totally agree with your comments, im going to put my box of honey monster puffs in the bin.... theyre not worth wasting milk on. rating 0

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  2. Bought a box yesterday what disgusted when had first bowl they have ruined this cereal tasteless oh and those little puffs not as soft and crispy as the original ruined 😦

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  3. oh my what have you done they look terrible taste even worse
    I will no longer purchase these

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  4. Pappy unpleasant things. I've bought them now and again over many years to cheer me up when I'm suffering from a cold / flu. But clearly they've changed the recipe since the last time. I shaln't buy any more, and I doubt I'll finish this packet. Nothing attractive about them. What a shame - ruined them!

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  5. Agreed , these were always the secret treat that cheers you up. Big mistake in the recipe change, I'll never buy another box.

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  6. I have always loved these as my sweet fix as I don't eat sweets ,I'd have a cup without any milk and loved them ,these are absolutely tasteless, infact they were rather horrible ,I can't see this box being eaten by anyone in my house .I won't be buying these ever again .

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  7. I have always loved these as my sweet fix as I don't eat sweets ,I'd have a cup without any milk and loved them ,these are absolutely tasteless, infact they were rather horrible ,I can't see this box being eaten by anyone in my house .I won't be buying these ever again .

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  8. Like Europe and the PC driven world they stink!!!!!
    they are pushing this filth because of the Sugar Tax that the government are talking about and god forbid, (sorry should I mentioned only God these days, I might be classed has racist), they have to pay more TAX. All about the EU rulings all about Profit, totally shot themselves in the foot now!!!

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  9. Horrible, horrible, horrible....they have completely ruined this ceareal. It wasn"t broken so why fix it!!! ������������

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  10. Gravel honey puffs. Its ruined, these were my most prized serial, they don't even look like bees anymore, Dam you monster gravel puffs dam you all to hell.

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  11. Will not buy again at least that will please the sugar police

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  12. I just hope this honey puff cereal doesn't sell as well,the company realises and then decides to release SUGAR puffs as a separate product.

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