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Bea Thu 16-May-13 18:43:29

... For messing around with special k recipe!! Flippin 3 multi grain recipe!! [shocked]
It's as if they've poured sugar all over it!!
I just thought they had introduced another version... But noooooo! It looks like they're changing it for good,!
Got the very last box of 'original' today in sainsburys,
Kids are not amused!! Will be swopping to sainsburys version now!! (though this is probably a good thing in the end as special k costs a fortune! (only ever bought it when on offer, grin

Scholes34 Thu 16-May-13 18:44:56

If you switch back to Kellogg's from supermarket brands, you'll be amazed at just how sweet their cereals are.

HindsightisaMarvellousThing Thu 16-May-13 18:46:38

I'm still cross they stopped making Special K Sustain a while back.

IHeartKingThistle Thu 16-May-13 18:53:08

DH is Very Upset about this.

Bea Thu 16-May-13 21:16:17

why did they do this!!!???

cansu Thu 16-May-13 21:55:04

I thought I had bought the wrong type! It is too sweet. I don't like it at all. Why? Why would they do this?

EarlGreyTeabag Thu 16-May-13 21:56:43

My DH is very upset about this too. He's gone back to porridge.

ginmakesitallok Thu 16-May-13 21:57:53

They've got form for this re special k though. Does anyone remember the real original stuff, which was a bit like half crispies?

SuedeEffectPochette Thu 16-May-13 21:58:10

A long time ago I compared Frosties with Special K and found Frosties to have fewer calories and less sugar... may well be different now - goes off to check!....

ChippingInLovesSunshine Thu 16-May-13 21:59:03

Perfect opportunity to do away with those useless empty carbs then smile

OrWellyAnn Thu 16-May-13 22:01:35

Special K is choc full of sugar anyway!

SuedeEffectPochette Thu 16-May-13 22:03:00

Yup - Frosties have fewer calories. Know which I'd prefer to eat (but you can't beat porridge can you?)

WhatchaMaCalllit Thu 16-May-13 22:07:53

Gin - yes I do (does that mean I'm giving away my age :-) ). I miss them :-(

VacantExpression Thu 16-May-13 22:40:08

Frosties have fewer calories that Special K??? Really? I really should be reading labels

Splatt34 Thu 16-May-13 22:47:12

i used to have special k red berries, then down branded to sainsburys own due to price, which i much prefer. When DHAKA bought kelloggs because they were on offer as a treat I couldn't eat them because they were so sweet

SuedeEffectPochette Fri 17-May-13 13:45:33

Yes, Frosties have 4 calories per hundred grams less than special K, assuming I have checked correctly. So go ahead and eat Frosties! I bet Coco pops are the same too! smile

SuedeEffectPochette Fri 17-May-13 13:48:42

Oh no, I see that Coco Pops do actually have 8 calories per 100g more than Special K. Well worth eating the cardboard Special K then!

stopgap Fri 17-May-13 13:50:08

I hate Kellogg's. Not a concern in the UK, but meantime, here in the US:

icklemssunshine1 Fri 17-May-13 13:52:02

I haven't bought Special K for years but when I went on a camping holiday in America we purchased it then (thinking it was a healthy cereal) & was surprised it was covered in sugar! Just thought it was an American thing though!!

QuintessentialOHara Fri 17-May-13 13:53:18

Kellogs taste like sugared dog food.

Thurlow Fri 17-May-13 13:58:50

No!! How dare they!

The Sainsbury's own brand Special K, I think it's called Balance or something, tastes pretty similar.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Fri 17-May-13 13:59:13

I remember the old-style Special K too.

Breakfast cereal is such a minefield and so much of it, even the supposedly healthy stuff, is absolute crap. Here is a challenge for everyone - try to go in to a supermarket and buy a box of cold cereal with no added sugar. Go on, I dare you grin

ickle I think the American trend for over-processed, over-sweetened, very fatty food is spreading over here and the large food companies are actually encouraging it. They know people get hooked on the high-fructose corn syrup, fat and salt in processed foods and they make huge profits.

Meerkatwhiskers Fri 17-May-13 14:14:18

I loved the old style special K too. And i was a kid lol. Bring it back i say. yukky healthy style flakes sad

StuntGirl Fri 17-May-13 16:54:14

I like cereals but I may as well just eat air, they are the least filling food stuff on the planet. Even a bowl of porridge or poached eggs on toast doesn't fill me up til lunch time sad

Darkesteyes Sun 19-May-13 00:20:47

I loved the old half crispie style Special K too. It was like that in the 80s and it was better.

In more recent years my favourite Special K has been the Peach and Apricot but i dont like this new multi grain flake recipe. It tastes like its very cheap.

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