Brekky is now a little sweeter…
Who remembers Coco Pops as a little kid? I definitely do. The only time we had Coco Pops was at chrissy and Mum would buy those eight little one serve boxes that came packaged together. The selections were Cornflakes, Sultana Bran, possibly Special K or the sugar coated version? I forget. But the money box was Coco Pops. The sweet, sweet chocolaty goodness. Then as I was older, my Mum used to buy me a whole box. Then after she died, my sister continued on the tradition. But then I was diagnosed, so no Coco Pops for me. Until now! My awesome sister got me a box the other day. Damn they are tasty, but jeepers are they full of sugar. No wonder Mum didn’t buy us them all the time, we would have been running round like even bigger maniacs. They are exactly the same as I remember. Crunchy, chocolaty and sweet. I can’t really taste any difference to be honest. The pops seem a little smaller? Maybe I’m just bigger. Would I buy them again? Not regularly. I was getting into the habit of eating them for dessert and then wondering why I was laying awake till 2am… Just a bit too sugary for me to eat on the daily.
I grabbed a box of the Sultana Bran last week too and they are just as I remembered. Kind of crunchy bran flakes and some sultanas that float around in the milk. They’re not bad with a banana and I assume they are a way better start to the day than Coco Pops. But i’d rather some toast and eggs to be honest. But definitely worth keeping in the cupboard for something different.
Where can I buy these tasty treats from? Most big supermarkets carry them. I also spied some GF Special K, I might give that a whirl next time.
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