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.