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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Clusters
Posted: 15:29 Wed 01-10-2003. Price: 2.19 (chocolate one). Location: Sainsbury's, North London. Sub-flavours: Honey and Nut; Milk Chocolate Curls. Nutritional unusualness: "Ludicrously tasty, maddeningly moreish, outrageously addictive".
Snackspot reports: In a last-ditch attempt to break Choccieman's recent stranglehold on the site, I swallowed both my pride - and numerous spoonfuls of this delicious new breakfast cereal. And I don't know about the Honey and Nut variety, but the Milk Chocolate Curls appear to be almost identical to the Belgian Chocolate Dream variety of Kellogg's much-missed World Temptations cereal (launched around November 2000). Unlike this traditionally box-based product, its predecessor came in a tub and was almost impossible to stop eating (with or without milk), though we can at least be grateful that they don't seem to have revived the Pistachio-based "Nut Cocktail" version of it as well.

...What's more, I've seen boxes around of that Nestle Fitnesse I was going on about before, though I haven't tried it yet. And while we're on the subject: how long has Shredded Wheat been advertised as a Nestle product? What the hell is going on in that "Shut up, Steve" ad where some grumpy woman gives a man a hard time for asking (perfectly innocuously) if she's eating Shredded Wheat because she's trying to lose weight? And does this mean that cheery Ian Botham and his cricketing sons are now, effectively, out on the street?

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Posted: 17:53 Wed 01-10-2003 by "AMoulder" # permalink comment
Comment: re: "Ludicrously tasty, maddeningly moreish, outrageously addictive" etc - do you think these are grounds for a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority? I can imagine someone being "outraged" if their Nut Clusters actually did turn out to be physiologically habit-forming, but is it realistic to claim that you might be "maddened" (literally: be made very angry, be driven insane) by merely their "moreish" properties? "Ludicrously tasty", on the other hand, suggests that the notion that Kellogg's have produced a flavoursome cereal is "so devoid of wisdom or good sense as to be laughable", as in: "Hey, these crunchy Nut Clusters are actually quite tasty..." "Pah - your suggestion is ludicrous!"
Posted: 06:40 Thu 02-10-2003 by "Me" # permalink comment
Comment: Actually, I'd read "ludicrously tasty" as meaning that they took being tasty to a ludicrous degree. Now "tasty" is normally a compliment. But it can also mean "brimming with taste", as opposed to bland. Ludicrously tasty, therefore, I think might mean that it is virtually inedible by virtue of being too strongly flavoured.
Posted: 20:59 Thu 02-10-2003 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: I just figured it meant that its unthinkable a cereal good taste so darn good. Therefore the thought would be ludicrous. Now I say bring on the Lucky Charms!
Posted: 10:26 Fri 03-10-2003 by "simon b" # permalink comment
Comment: two things:

Shredded Wheat have been under the Nestle banner for years - ever since they snaffled up Cereal Partners.

Lucky Charms they tried in the UK, with the US ads and everything ("they're magically delicious") and they bomb-bomb-bomb-go-down. I suspect it's because the british don't have the same attachment to marshmallow as the americans do. (See also: the refusal of anyone to buy those instant choc drinks with marshmallow in them)


Posted: 21:28 Mon 06-10-2003 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: And yet Americans and Canadians do not eat marshmallow as a snack like the Brits do. See Sweet Shops!
Posted: 17:23 Thu 09-10-2003 by "Daveybaby" # permalink comment
Comment: I Tried the honey & nut version of this a couple of weeks ago... it tastes almost exactly like Jordans Country Crisp - i.e. very dull indeed.
Posted: 05:46 Mon 13-10-2003 by "KiwiFruit" # permalink comment
Comment: New Zealand is the home of marshmallow based snacks.
Posted: 10:20 Wed 11-02-2004 by "Anita" # permalink comment
Comment: This may be totally irrelevant, but I do so miss the World Temptations. Anyone know why they stopped doing them? Surely it's not fair to produce a cereal as tempting as that and then stop making them once everybody is hooked!
Posted: 11:46 Wed 11-02-2004 by "ME" # permalink comment
Comment: Change the name 2 CRAPSPOT!
Posted: 04:23 Sat 13-Nov-2004 by "Barry"
(apparently posting from 68.33.21.171: pcp02462672pcs.chrchv01.md.comcast.net) # permalink comment
Comment: Does anyone have a picture of a temptation ceral box?? I am looking for one for my autistic son!!
Posted: 10:40 Thu 10-Mar-2005 by "Piglet" # permalink comment
Comment: Barry

Did you ever het a picture? I have a friend who has a box. I can take a pic and send it to you.


Posted: 01:58 Mon 17-Apr-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: aw this cereal rocks, especially chocolate curls variety,
Posted: 17:04 Fri 26-May-2006 by "Cereal Junkie ,Male 23" # permalink comment
Comment: I thought i had a good grasp on my regular diet but after trying crunchy nut clusters i cant stop eating them. It took me a week to stop buying it everyday. For a week i lived off nothing but crunchy nut clusters's and tea with or without milk! There like freakin 'poplars' from futurama! Im down to one box every 5 days (from a box every other day) But its tuff I have to spinkle it over other cereal like fruit and fibre to make it last longer.

How they can make one cereal taste so good i dont know but its made my life hell - in terms of trying to lose any weight and keeping grasp of my social life (which has evaporated). I dont even wanna think about how much money ive spunked on this cereal but i know its definately a lot.

BEWARE if you like crunchy nut stay aware from this stuff, its worse than crack!


Posted: 17:25 Fri 26-May-2006 by "Cereal Junkie ,Male 23" # permalink comment
Comment: I thought i had a good grasp on my regular diet but after trying crunchy nut clusters i cant stop eating them. It took me a week to stop buying it everyday. For a week i lived off nothing but crunchy nut clusters's and tea with or without milk! There like freakin 'poplars' from futurama! Im down to one box every 5 days (from a box every other day) But its tuff I have to spinkle it over other cereal like fruit and fibre to make it last longer.

How they can make one cereal taste so good i dont know but its made my life hell - in terms of trying to lose any weight and keeping grasp of my social life (which has evaporated). I dont even wanna think about how much money ive spunked on this cereal but i know its definately a lot.

BEWARE if you like crunchy nut stay aware from this stuff, its worse than crack!


Posted: 17:38 Fri 26-May-2006 by "^that guy needs therapy" # permalink comment
Comment: Aw tone it down, it's nice but it's not addictive for fooks sake, get a freakin grip, your 23 years old fer fooks sake 4149 2
Posted: 18:06 Sat 23-Feb-2008 by "crunchy nut cluster boy" # permalink comment
Comment: this is the best cereal EVER

especially the milk chocolate curls edition iv gone through 5 packs in a week


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