Readers test new products

PRODUCT: Chocolate Chex cereal

DETAILS: From General Mills, the toasted rice and corn cereal is flavored with chocolate. A 3/4-cup serving has 130 calories, 8 gram of sugar, 2.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of dietary fiber and 12 vitamins and minerals.

CLAIMS: A news release says the cereal provides a nutritious breakfast while allowing people to satisfy their love of chocolate.

MORE INFORMATION: www.generalmills.com or (800) 328-1144

AVAILABILITY: Nationwide, including Meijer

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $3.59 for 14.25 ounces

TESTERS: Roberta Volkmann, Susan Christensen and Linda Schrodt of Springfield

COMMENTS: The testers thought the cereal was too sweet and wondered whether chocolate belongs in a breakfast cereal. “It’s very crunchy.” “It’s not necessary to have chocolate in cereal.” “It tastes like Chex mix with chocolate.”

WOULD YOU BUY IT? No, they said.

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