IS NIGERIAN KELLOGG'S COCO POPS GOOD FOR YOU?-PRODUCT REVIEW


So on tuesday, i went to my neighborhood store to buy toothpaste. I was minding my business and there was this new pack of Kellogg's Coco Pops, staring at me. I promise it was staring ๐Ÿ˜€ After my experience with the Nigerian Kellogg's Cornflakes, CLICK HERE TO READ, you would expect me to run away. But we had run out of Kellogg's Coco Pops and remember i mentioned in my last post, it is Zara's favourite cereal. I had to buy it, before she starts following me around the house, yelling,"mummy, coco toss" (that's what she calls it) LOL.

To be on a safer side, i bought two smaller packs of Coco pops to try out. How did it go? Keep Reading...


This is my review of Kellogg's Coco Pops (Nigeria)
  • OVERVIEW: The Nigerian Kellogg's Coco Pops is the product of the joint venture between Kellogg's and Tolaram Group. Before this time, Kellogg's cereals I bought, were made in the United Kingdom or the US. The Nigerian Kellogg's Coco Pops has 11 vitamins and minerals with 'Active Alert'. 
  • PACKAGING:  I bought the smaller 40g sachet. This pack is different from the usual Kellogg's cereal 'bag in a box' packaging. I like the sachet, as it is environmental friendly. I usually pour my cereal in a jar for storage and get rid of the box. A bigger sachet of Nigerian Kellogg's Coco Pops is also available in 500g sachets.
  • PRICE: The 40g is moderately priced and retails for N70 naira, even though N50 naira is boldly written on the pack. I asked the store owner why she is selling at a higher price? She said the cost had gone up. I consider it to be affordable.
  • TASTE: The taste is bearable compared to the Nigerian Kelloggs Corn Flakes. It is edible. Zara ate half of her bowl of cereal.
    However, the Nigerian Kellogg's Coco Pops, tastes very different to the regular imported Kellogg's Cornflakes. It tastes like there is an excessive use of an ingredient. So i went digging to find out why the Nigerian Kellogg's Coco Pops tastes different. It turns out the Nigerian Kellogg's Coco Pops is made using a different recipe:
  1. Kellogg's Coco Pops UK: The ingredients are: Rice, Sugar, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Maltodextrin, Cocoa Mass, Salt, Barley Malt Flavouring, Flavouring, Natural Flavourings and some other Vitamins and Minerals.
  2. Nigerian Kellogg's Coco Pops: The Ingredients are: Sugar, Whole wheat flour, Corn meal, Rice flour, Cocoa powder, Chocolate Liquor, Salt, Vegetable oil, Minerals and Vitamins.
  • PROS & CONS: The attraction was the unique pack type, which is different from how Kellogg's packages their breakfast cereal. It is brightly coloured and in a sachet. Prior to tasting it, I thought the price was a positive attribute. The smaller packs are affordable and convenient, for those who can't afford to spend N700 naira on a pack of cereal.
  • I don't like the taste of this Nigerian Kellogg's Coco Pops recipe.
  • EFFECTIVENESS: Personally, the product is a miss. This is solely based on the taste. I have nothing against buying Nigerian products. They just have to be made right. Especially, if you have the name of a brand, associated with quality, on the product. I won't be buying it again. I have gone back to my good old, trusted Kellogg's Coco Pops. I won't be recommending it either.
  • RATING:⭐⭐

Have you tried the Nigerian Kellogg's Coco Pops? What is your experience using the product? Is it your preferred brand? Which other brand of Breakfast Cereal do you like? Kindly share with us in the comment section down below๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

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7 comments

  1. The nigerian kelloggs is a No No for me , i had life threatening allergies, which i have never experienced with the UK/US kellogs coco pops.
    i am not moving close to it again.

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  2. Wow! That is terrible. Sorry to hear that

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  3. I don't like the taste either neither does my kid. And before now cocopops was their favourite cereal. But the challenge now is that I hardly see the foreign one in the market again. Like you rightly said, it seems they make excessive use of a particular ingredient.

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    1. I am facing the same challenge finding the imported one. My tip is to buy as many boxes where I find it. And this has driven the cost up

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  4. I just bought it and decided to score the internet for reviews since I was having a had time stomaching it down. It's a miss.
    Why add vegetable oil to the product, and don't we have barley malt flavouring in Nigeria? the result is a cereal that doesn't sit well with milk and taste like an overdose of chemicals!

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    1. Sorry. Wish you read the review before buying. I wrote it to save people the horrible experience.

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  5. The Nigerian coco pops is warped. No pop, no crackle and no snap. I think the foreign kelloggs company needs to do something about this. So as to maintain their standard.

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