Special K Granola
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Special K Granola

From Kellogg's
Reviewed by Mr Breakfast on 1/19/2010

This is a decent granola cereal. The flavor is pretty straight-forward: sweetened, toasted oats with a hint of vanilla. The box indicates that it is also flavored with a touch of honey. Buyers should be aware that it's also flavored with 9 grams of sugar per serving - not a horrible amount, but a little surprising for a cereal touting itself as low fat.

My favorite aspect of this cereal was the clusters - the oats, rice and bran that stick together to form crunchy little clumps. A lot of cereals that contain cluster pieces disappoint. After transportation and handling at the grocery store, it's not uncommon for clusters to bust apart or un-cluster. That wasn't the case with Special K Granola. If you reach inside the box for a dry handful, you'll see that the cluster to un-clusered ratio is impressive.

Special K Low Fat Granola Another thing I really liked was the price. At my neighborhood grocery store, this cereal was $2.99 for a 19.5 ounce box. Compared to the boutique granolas further down the aisle, Special K Granola was an excellent buy.

My only complaint might be that this cereal is a tinge too sweet and that sweetness tastes more like sugar than the honey they're promoting on the box.

Overall, this is a good standard granola cereal with no surprises. You get what you expect. If the price is as reasonable at your grocery store, I recommend giving this one a try.

Nutritional Considerations: Each 3/4 cup serving has 190 calories, 3 grams of total fat (0.5 grams saturated and 0 grams trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 39 grams total carbs with 5 grams of dietary fiber, 9 grams of sugars and 6 grams protein.

The price we paid: $2.99

 (5 out of 7 Golden Eggs)
Comments About This Product Review
What do you think of Special K Granola?
By SamB

Product Rating (out of 5):

Love this granola! Not too sugary but very filling with great flavor!

Comment submitted: 2/10/2011 (#2715)

By Bearcat 44146

Product Rating (out of 5):

I have had sweeter Granola than this... The price is very reasonable... I would like to see raisins or bananas added... Overall, its good just the way it is... But I have to admit, I am disappointed they added rice to the mix... Removing the rice probably would remove some of the grams of sugar...

Comment submitted: 8/9/2010 (#2459)

By chris

Low fat doesn't always mean low calorie. It can have no fat, but a ton of sugar, and they can call it no fat.

Comment submitted: 4/18/2010 (#2282)

By Special T.

Product Rating (out of 5):

I absolutely LOVE this! It's very yummy and I ate the whole box in one sitting... so much for the diet ;D

Comment submitted: 3/27/2010 (#2248)

By Honesty

I don't get how this is low fat when it has more caleries then most cereals, 190 compared to 160 on average, and the same sugar content as most cereals, 9 grams. ave. 6-11.

Comment submitted: 2/11/2010 (#2147)

By Sweet G.

Product Rating (out of 5):

I agree, it is sweeter than I really like.

Comment submitted: 2/10/2010 (#2144)

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