Tuesday, December 31, 2013

REVIEW: Kellogg's Krave Chocolate Cereal

Well, I snagged the chance to review Kellogg's Krave S'mores as soon as I was able, and I found time to review Kellogg's Krave Double Chocolate way back when as well. But when, you may ask, did I spare the time to review the traditional Krave Chocolate? When did I find time for the normal one, the good guy, the (some might even say) original flavor? (Even though both Chocolate and Double Chocolate came out at the same time). And I would say, "Never! Never have I reviewed the Chocolate version of Krave!" 
Well, until now, anyways.
An 11.4 oz box costs around $2.99.

A 3/4 cup (31g) contains 120 calories, 30 of them being from fat, 3.5g of total fat, 1g of saturated fat, 0g of trans fat, 1.5 of polyunsaturated fat, 1g of monounsaturated fat, 0mg of cholesterol, 100mg of sodium, 70mg of potassium, 24g of total carbohydrates, 3g of dietary fiber, 11g of sugar, and 2g of protein. Also contains various values of your assorted vitamins and minerals.

First, as it has always been, I decided to try some of Kellogg's Krave Chocolate dry. The cereal shell on the outside was crispy and crunchy, yet light, and had a pleasant amount of sweetness. One simple complaint I had about the cereal covering was that it was rather dry, but this was balanced out by the realistic creaminess of the chocolate flavored filling on the inside.

The chocolate flavored center is surprisingly creamy and chocolate like- something you don't really expect to find in a typical breakfast cereal. Even thought it is merely chocolate flavored, Kellogg's nailed the real chocolate taste very well. It was very sweet, and quite smooth. The texture was even chocolate like, as I was able to lick each cereal piece's filling off like it was nothing but slightly-melted chocolate. The filling and the cereal combine to create a wonderful crunchy and creamy combo- almost like a sandwich cookie. It's pretty fun to eat. The one downside of the chocolate flavored filling is that there isn't as much of it in each cereal piece like you might assume. The cereal pieces aren't bursting with chocolate- each piece only contains a mere thin strip of the sweet stuff. It's still enough to convey the flavor though, so I don't mind.

On its own, Krave Chocolate was a quite delectable snacking cereal. Next, I tried some in milk, and was sufficiently surprised by the taste.The milk reduces the amount of dryness from the cereal coverings, all the while complimenting the creaminess of the chocolate filling. Although the cereal does become a slight mushy, each piece has a thick enough shell to retain a passable amount of crunch the whole bowl through. The cereal pieces all hold up on their own, leaving the chocolate on the inside to remain intact and keep each piece of cereal sweet. This is a gift as well as a curse, since no chocolate leaking out from the cereal pieces means no chocolate after-milk. But, again, this is a small complaint.

I was impressed by Kellogg's Krave Chocolate through and through, and recommend it to chocolate and cereal fans alike. I wouldn't give it as high as a score as the Double Chocolate or the S'mores though, since the Double Chocolate's cereal shell adds an extra level of chocolate flavor and the S'mores is just all-around better, but Krave Chocolate is still a great cereal. I would buy this flavor of Krave again. It's delicious dry and in milk, and has a creamy element of chocolate that is a great innovation to the cereal market.
I'd give Kellogg's Krave Chocolate Cereal a 7.5/10.
Need other views from those who chewed? The Impulsive Buy and Rodzilla Reviews also have this one reviewed.

What is YOUR favorite Krave flavor? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments below!

Till' then, this has been RiRi ri-porting!
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