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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Kellogg's Coco Pops Straws Confirmed sighting: Kellogg's Coco Pops Straws
Posted: 14:16 Sat 24-Dec-2005. Price: 2.09/ box of 36 straws. Location: Tesco, Brent Cross, London. Nutritional unusualness: Slightly less sugar, but much more fat than similar "Coco Pops" serving.
Snackspot reports: Fresh from sucking on the crack pipe earlier this year, the Coco Pops monkey seems to be taking inspiration from the tradition of the Tim Tim slam with these "Crisp wafer tubes with a delicious hazelnut and chocolate flavour lining", which additionally advise "Slurp the milk, Munch the straw!" Previously launched in Belgium and France, the wafery biscuit isn't too objectionably continental - but, despite my experiments with milk, tea, lemonade, Pizza Express Nastro Azzurro, and McDonald's Vanilla milkshake, the central lining simply isn't chocolatey enough to turn the beverage brown, or achieve much else of interest, unfortunately. Colleagues of mine nonetheless expressed interest in a hypothetical "tonic-flavoured" straw "that you could drink gin through", or even "the other way around".

...As you've no doubt spotted, Snackspot is running a "holiday service" over the Christmas period, but you may be able to console yourself with possibly imminent reductions on Cadbury Mint Crisp Bites (like a cross between crunchy After Eights and Cadbury Mini Rolls, 18 for 1.49), the now-regular return of Warburtons Winter Fruit Loaf, or even Fox's chocolate-coated brandy snap Creations - the last of which is reviewed by Snackspot's arch-rivals Nice Cup Of Tea And A Blah Blah, who I'm linking to in the spirit of when they had that football game in WWI that time (though I notice they've yet to report the huge news that we can look forward to both Lemon and Lime, and Blackcurrant Jaffa Cakes early next year).

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Posted: 10:48 Thu 05-Jan-2006 by "Nick" # permalink comment
Comment: The advert amusingly says this is part of a balanced breakfast - with a small child enjoying the product on a table littered with pieces of fruit ! As if ! Would fancy trying one of these with a coffee (latte probably).
Posted: 15:19 Fri 06-Jan-2006 by "cool mo d" # permalink comment
Comment: yo man i jus tried thes, they be wild ya'll
Posted: 12:58 Wed 11-Jan-2006 by "Matt" # permalink comment
Comment: Digusting, I mean, does this company have any idea what they are doing to kids in the UK? They should spend more effort and creativity marketing 'healthier' cereals. Everyone ive spoken to on this subject feels the same, hopefully they wont sell.
Posted: 13:50 Wed 11-Jan-2006 by "Stevie Nicks" # permalink comment
Comment: Isn't the recommended serving size something like two or three straws?

Stupid, really.


Posted: 19:23 Sat 21-Jan-2006 by "lolly " # permalink comment
Comment: Well personally i think the decline of britain is inevaitable so roll on good times soon all corparate companys will be in control as we will we to fat to give a sauage roll Muhahahahah
Posted: 13:11 Mon 23-Jan-2006 by "Stevie Nicks" # permalink comment
Comment: Half price in Sainso's at the moment. Still didn't buy any though.
Posted: 01:51 Wed 25-Jan-2006 by "TOM REEVE" # permalink comment
Comment: ''IS YOUR CHILD HAVING THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF NUTRITION A DAY''

COCO POPS STRAWS ....... WHAT THE HELL IS THIS WORLD COMING TO... I THOUGHT I HAD SEEN IT ALL, i find it funny that you call it a balanced health breakfast on the advert. im now waiting for cheese string to bring out a rival product of a simuler type hahahah


Posted: 09:14 Wed 25-Jan-2006 by "be" # permalink comment
Comment: I bought these in France last year, and they arent bad. Also, the nutritional is pretty much the same as any other cereal eg cornflakes, rice-krispies, so as long as the kid isnt eating the whole box, there aint much of a problem.
Posted: 13:45 Wed 25-Jan-2006 by "Fanatic Choccy Lover" # permalink comment
Comment: To be honest they have been around for a whil now. But Kelloggs seem to hav tken the fsame for them as you can buy them at the local shop for 40p a pcket and they are a different brand and they have been there for longer than cocpops decided to release there stolen product. I am only 11 years old but i am very opinionated.
Posted: 02:06 Thu 26-Jan-2006 by "clerk" # permalink comment
Comment: An opinionated 11 year old. Whatever next.
Posted: 00:41 Fri 03-Feb-2006 by "Sophie" # permalink comment
Comment: What is wrong with you people?!

These are delicious. So very, very delicious.

I just ate my last one, and I wish I had some more.


Posted: 18:24 Fri 03-Feb-2006 by "Lisa"
(apparently posting from 62.254.0.48: nott-cache-10.server.ntli.net) # permalink comment
Comment: I think they are a great idea 4 kids as they rnt borin coz wen kids have coco pops they like them with straws. My nephew is 9 and he finds coco pops borin without the straws. Im gettin him some coco pops and the straws wen i get my money on monday and i bet u all hell enjoy them. If they wasnt good for children the companys wouldnt invent them as long as the child has the a few times and not all the times itll be o.k. U people r so think and dumb errrrrrrrrrrrrr losers
Posted: 07:43 Wed 08-Feb-2006 by "Kate" # permalink comment
Comment: Where can i buy them? I love the page though.
Posted: 15:02 Wed 08-Feb-2006 by "Dirk" # permalink comment
Comment: Lisa's nephew is 9, and Lisa is 4!
Posted: 20:18 Thu 09-Feb-2006 by "me" # permalink comment
Comment: COCO POPS STRAWS RULE!
Posted: 22:51 Thu 09-Feb-2006 by "luckylove" # permalink comment
Comment: I'll second the WTF??? I just saw the advert for them on tv. It's insane.
Posted: 21:46 Sun 12-Feb-2006 by "Coco Executive" # permalink comment
Comment: I am a representative of the Coco Pops company, and I find the comments on pages such as this immensely useful in targeting our next product at the appropriate demographic. These straws were something of an unknown quantity when they went to market, partly because we thought of them while doing lines of coke off a hooker.
Posted: 00:25 Mon 13-Feb-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i`d rather have a bowl of coco-chazbaps?
Posted: 07:15 Tue 21-Feb-2006 by "Nikki" # permalink comment
Comment: Just one more step for these little uneducated, disgusting slobs to forget how to eat politely at all....

They should be banned.


Posted: 10:26 Tue 21-Feb-2006 by "Big Coco Straw" # permalink comment
Comment: Today for breakfast my college and myself had haribo, we have always found this the best nutritional value in the morning. However after reading all your wonderful comments, are concidering for one day only to change to the chocolate straw we'll let you know our verdict tomorrow. MMM
Posted: 20:18 Tue 21-Feb-2006 by "me" # permalink comment
Comment: dont dis coco pops straws they make kids eat sum brekfast rather than nothing surely that is betta! ps) haribo is nice aswel BIG UP MR COCO POP STRAWS
Posted: 09:37 Wed 22-Feb-2006 by "Big Coco Straw" # permalink comment
Comment: early this morning my collegue and i tried the new coco straw, mmm yum yum so chocolately and real, it was almost like a macdonalds milkshake. However i must admit that now a few hours have fast my friend has a terrible headache and the sweats and i'm terribly gassy. Does anyone know if this is related to the coco straws if not we'll carry on delicious.
Posted: 09:42 Wed 22-Feb-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: well, big coco straw, that probably depends on *what* you were hoovering up with your coco pops straw. if it was milk, perhaps you are lactose intolerant? i am sure they tested the product thoroughly on hundreds of school children so you should be safe... maybe it's haribo withdrawal?
Posted: 11:16 Wed 22-Feb-2006 by "Big Coco Straw" # permalink comment
Comment: Thanks Charl, it was milk as advised on the label which we used for our breakfast, but we often have the odd Macdonald milkshake so i'm certain with that 100% cows milk content we are not lactose intolerant. But thanks for the advise. I must admit my concerns if they are tested on children, do you think that's right, i wouldn't let products be tested on my children, dave and sue, even if it is ingredably yummy.

We are both feeling a little better now, maybe it was the morning blues, but wihtout a doubt it's back to the Haribo for lunch today, sorry kelloggs, you need to add gelatine to your breakfasts for us.


Posted: 12:14 Wed 22-Feb-2006 by "Stevie Nicks" # permalink comment
Comment: Either I was dreaming or I heard on the news first thing this morning that Kelloggs were in trouble over the way these were marketed.

Muahahaha.


Posted: 14:49 Wed 22-Feb-2006 by "Big Coco Straw" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm afraid you weren't dreaming Stevie Nicks it's all true, truth be heard they have been markeing unhealthy foods, but i always thought milk was good for you, right?
Posted: 15:47 Thu 23-Feb-2006 by "Concerned parent" # permalink comment
Comment: Please be aware that these may contain nuts, a friend with a nut allergy spent the day in A & E after eating these.
Posted: 20:18 Thu 23-Feb-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I wouldn't want to put anyone off their cereal, "Big Coco Straw" (well, maybe I would), but US activists People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals argue that milk *actually isn't very good for you at all*:

http://www.milksucks.com/index2.asp Dairy products are a health hazard. They contain no fiber or complex carbohydrates and are laden with saturated fat and cholesterol. They are contaminated with cow's blood and pus and are frequently contaminated with pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics. Dairy products are linked to allergies, constipation, obesity, heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.

The late Dr. Benjamin Spock, America's leading authority on child care, spoke out against feeding cow's milk to children, saying it can cause anemia, allergies, and insulin-dependent diabetes and in the long term, will set kids up for obesity and heart disease, America's number one cause of death.

And dairy products may actually cause osteoporosis, not prevent it, since their high-protein content leaches calcium from the body. Population studies, backed up by a groundbreaking Harvard study of more than 75,000 nurses, suggest that drinking milk can actually cause osteoporosis.

Find out more by visiting our links page. http://www.milksucks.com/more.asp


Posted: 23:09 Mon 27-Feb-2006 by "Tom and Bea" # permalink comment
Comment: the person above.... hmmmm, well, what is he talking about?? dr spock?? seriously. you have to be joking! youve writen an essay... its longer than daves dissitation! just enjoy them and tell us where near central london can we get them... please!!!!
Posted: 23:55 Mon 27-Feb-2006 by "Tom and Bea" # permalink comment
Comment: the person above.... hmmmm, well, what is he talking about?? dr spock?? seriously. you have to be joking! youve writen an essay... its longer than daves dissitation! just enjoy them and tell us where near central london can we get them... please!!!!
Posted: 23:55 Mon 27-Feb-2006 by "Chester" # permalink comment
Comment: Damn, will have to stop using the Nestle Strawberry magic straws from now on then otherwise I will die a painful death. I thought they were quite a good idea too.
Posted: 10:06 Tue 28-Feb-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: yeah, I'm a bit disappointed that PETA don't specify what percentage of "cow's blood and pus" contamination you get in milk nowadays (and is it less in semi-skimmed?). Though I am entirely convinced that it's in no way the inspiration for Cravendale's recent "Hint Of" flavoured milks: http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0510261244daa#upcoming - in the form of "Hint of Wild Strawberry" and "Hint of Vanilla", respectively...
Posted: 22:23 Tue 28-Feb-2006 by "Stevie Nicks" # permalink comment
Comment: Think it said between one to seven drops of pus per glass depending on suppliers. But that's for the USA, probably very different here.

I hope.


Posted: 23:33 Tue 28-Feb-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Thank heavens that Cravendale didn't get round to "Hint of Chocolate" yet, eh? Eh? OK, I'll get me coat...
Posted: 16:49 Wed 03-May-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: these are really good, I like these straws
Posted: 19:36 Sat 06-May-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: these exceeded my expectations and i will buy them regularly from now on
Posted: 13:45 Fri 02-Jun-2006 by "chocco" # permalink comment
Comment: dey r oribble
Posted: 13:45 Fri 02-Jun-2006 by "pepsi god" # permalink comment
Comment: they contain 18 grams of fat per straw!!!!!!!
Posted: 13:48 Fri 02-Jun-2006 by "pepsi" # permalink comment
Comment: vat ist dis world comin 2!!! vat!! LUK AT DE THINGS!!!! YUCK!11
Posted: 13:49 Fri 02-Jun-2006 by "pepsi god" # permalink comment
Comment: they contain 18 grams of fat per straw!!!!!!!
Posted: 22:36 Wed 12-Jul-2006 by "pip" # permalink comment
Comment: I think these staws are fantastic, I have atleast 6 a day. They have a good chocolate taste and so what if they have a load of fat in them if you are naturally fat dont eat them or if you get fat by eating them you should be shot anyway and stop eating them.

Unless you have tryed them do not pass comment!


Posted: 22:46 Wed 12-Jul-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: They certainly are good, and the thing i like is they don't skimp on quantity - you get a fair old lot of them in a pack 56990 3 99
Posted: 14:12 Mon 27-Aug-2007 by "steevo abraham"
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Comment: how do you make coco pops
Posted: 14:27 Mon 27-Aug-2007 by "be" # permalink comment
Comment: you must be slow pepsi god.... there is no way on earth they could be 18g of fat per straw.... thats before i have ever looked at the nutritional content!! They are probably only 18g n weight each, doh!!!!!
Posted: 08:16 Wed 09-Jul-2008 by "Me" # permalink comment
Comment: There is NOT 18g of fat per straw it says on the box fat -----> (3 straws and 125ml of milk) 7g !!`
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