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

44 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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    1. Very disappointed with the changes they have made to this cereal, very strange taste and left a vile aftertaste ! Won’t be buying again unless they change back to the original ingredients!!

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    2. Honey monsters are awful,have had to change to weetabix,even my grandson wouldn't eat them such a shame

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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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    1. Same here never again! Been thinking for a few weeks oh I'll have to get some I really fancy them not had them in a few years.well nothing like what I had a few years ago☹ no taste,small things not puffed up crispy like they used to be. Just crap and I'll never be buying another box in my life. I am a 55yr old woman and what a big disapointment.i bet a lot of people don't buy them now. Sad to say they are crap tasting now!

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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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    1. By god you have a big chip on your shoulder, would get counselling for that if I was you.
      Blame EU again for something the British government have brought in, honestly.

      Anyway, brought a box of these absolutly

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    2. horrible, I think sales are going to plummet. Won't be buying another box in the future unless rhey change the recipe back.

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    3. What has God and being a racist got to do with each other? Race and religion are too different things...that ignorance is what makes you racist

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    4. Also sugar Tax applies to Drinks not cereal.

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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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  13. Just tracked these down... and wished we hadn't. Mealy, hard lumps that don't even float. Yuk! We have also thrown them in the bin. Looks like childhood memories will have to stay just that. The only survivor now are Frosties but perhaps Tony the Tiger's days are also numbered... ������

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  14. Childhood cereal ruined, what have you done to them! Craving them not that long ago bought a box also noticing the design has changed following the name and went home to a bowl of shit. For one they look lifeless and actually taste of nothing. Gonna see a big drop in your sales if you don't bring the recipe back! Everything that was good before is all changing. Never buying a box again. Killing the sugar puff monster in my dreams

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    1. And they best not change my corner yogurts with the balls! Or I am starving myself

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  15. Sugar Puffs = Bumble Bees

    Honey Monster Puffs = Dead withered bees.

    Tasteless and disgusting; I'd rather eat the box they're packaged in.

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  16. Omg why spoil a perfectly good cereal .. was it the sugar police ....i for one wont be buying them again .. hope the bords like them cause thats who's getting them .... all i can say is yuck yuck yuck

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  17. Why?? Just why?? Smaller,non floating, tasteless. Domt make your wee smell. They have ruined a firm favourite. Childhood memories gone!!! Shame on you!!!

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  18. Absolutely awful. Taste like those fake ones you get on buffet breakfasts in Spain. I will never buy them again as long as they remain in this guise.

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  19. I must join with the throng. I had a sudden craving for a breakfast treat, had enough of sawdust, so I was perturbed when I couldn't find the sugar puffs, but then saw the friendly face of the honey monster. Ah, okay they've had to take the name sugar off them, okay, but they won't have changed the product, will they? How wrong I was, one bowl of this tasteless muck, and the rest went out to the birds. BRING BACK SUGAR PUFFS, I'LL HAPPILY PAY MY SUGAR TAX!!

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  20. I too would happily pay the sugar tax on Sugar Puffs as they were, I think we lovers of this scrumptious breakfast cereal should start a sugar puff revolution, let Kelloggs know how we lovers of the old product feel, GIVE US BACK OUR ORIGINAL SUGAR PUFFS, I for one am getting sick and tired of being told what I should or shouldn't eat, by a bunch of cretins.

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  21. Oh my oh my i have just wasted my money on a box of suger puffs they are disgusting i havent got a sweet tooth but i looking forward to this IT WAS DISAPPOINTING BAD TASTING AND SUGERLESS I WILL HAVE TO THROW THE WHOLE BOX AWAY YUK! BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL

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  22. Cereal killers... literally.

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  23. My dad loved his sugar puffs and refuses to eat these had to throw away - wot is the world coming to no wobbly veg, no sugar - no wonder we want to leave Brexit n look that cant be sorted either - bring our proper cereal back!!!!

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    1. They ruined Sugar Puffs for good after Jamie Oliver spouted his vast knowledge that they were bad for our children's health . Funny I've managed to get to 73 years of age. I used to love the crunchy caramelised bits at the end of the bag with a dash of cream. Oh well I'll have to have Porridge with caster sugar on it untill some other Twat decides to ban Sugar entirely. The thing to do and I wish I had is to clean your teeth regularly. cite Pam Ayres peom "I wish I'd looked after me teeth"

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  24. do not like them bring back old ones

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  25. EVERYONE LISTEN!!!! If u go buy any shops own brand honey puffs you'll find they taste and texture is more like the original. It's the same with coco pops. Any shops own brand( morrisons asda tesco) have way more chocolate on them. I'd you dont believe me go buy Kellogg's coco pops and Asda's own coco snaps and the own brand are much darker cos they have more chocolate. I worked this out years ago and kellogs charge stupid prices when paying much less gets you better quality.

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  26. Even Aldi ones are much better than these.

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  27. I was craving some sugar puffs so I went to the Asda and bought a box and I wish I hadn't.
    what the hell is in that box because it wasn't what I was craving for they are nasty and I will just have to look for a substitute because I won't be buying them again 😷🤢🤢

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  28. The cardboard box they came in would taste better than the contents don't waste your money on this product it horrid.

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  29. Well I like the new ones.

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  30. Will never buy them again saw them in the thought they where great when i was younger I'll have some a nice change for breakfast the truth is that I'll never buy them again they're awful they need removing from the shelves can't even give them my grandkids even they said how awful they are so there's no customer base adults think they are awful kid's think they are awful so there is no point stocking them

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  31. Very disappoint when I bought a pack disgusting they are when I was a kid I would dip my hand in box and would stick to my hand I did not eat to many we were limited I would never buy them again all tastes are different do both them we got choice

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  32. Just horrible .....taste like cardboard bring back the original sugar puffs

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  33. Never again,worst cereal ever.Very disappointed and a nasty after taste too.

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  34. DISGUSTING VILE CR**. THESE MORONS SHOULD BE SACKED THEY HAVE DECIMATED A BRANDED PRODUCT. THIS IS BY FAR THE WORST CEREAL IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND. HORRIBLE NASTY TRASH. DO NOT BUY THIS S*** UNLESS YOU LIKE EATING CARDBOARD. DISGUSTING!!!

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  35. Every thing they say is true ,crap.have to go in bin disgusting.

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