WHY DOES THE NIGERIAN KELLOGG'S CORNFLAKES TASTE DIFFERENT? - PRODUCT REVIEW

About a month ago, I went for the family weekly shopping at a supermarket in my vicinity, De Prince Supermarket to be exact. I was heading to the till via the cereal aisle, when I spotted this bright pack of cereal. It stood out to me, because, it was not in a box, like most breakfast cereals. I got closer and saw Kellogg's Cornflakes, it was 500g and N700 naira. Wow! That is a bargain. So i grabbed it. Kellogg's brand of breakfast cereals has been
around since the 19th century and is an American brand. They make quality breakfast cereals such as: Kellogg's Cornflakes, Coco pops (Zara's favourite), Frosties, Crunchy nuts, etc.

My daughter, Zara, typically has cereal for breakfast on most mornings, before I drop her off at pre-school. So i scooped some powdered milk, added sugar to a bowl, poured in some warm water and added my Nigerian Kellogg's cornflakes.
I put this before Zara and sat to nudge her on to eat. She had the first spoon, made a funny face and chewed on reluctantly.I had a taste but it took a lot of effort not to spit it out.
I chewed on. Zara did not go past the second spoon. I could not blame her. There must be something wrong with this  Nigerian Kellogg's Cornflakes. It tasted nothing like the Kellogg's cornflakes I was accustomed to since i was a little girl in Nigeria. Did it meet my expectation? Keep reading...

This is my review of Kellogg's Cornflakes (Nigeria)
  • OVERVIEW: The Nigerian Kellogg's cornflakes is the product of the joint venture between Kellogg's and Tolaram Group. Before this time, Kellogg's cereals I bought was made in the United Kingdom or the US.. The Nigerian Kellogg's cornflakes has 11 vitamins and minerals with 'Active Alert'. Some of its ingredients are: corn meal, malt extract, vegetable oil, etc.
  • PACKAGING:  It is comes in a 500g sachet. This is different to 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.
  • PRICE: It is moderately priced and retails for N700 at the time. I consider it to be affordable.
  • TASTE: It tastes terrible like unprocessed grain. It is not edible. Except you are on the verge of starvation and that is the only available food. Zara refuses to eat it.
  • PROS & CONS: The attraction was the 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 taste is the biggest let down of this product. It is not edible. It is also thick and stodgy unlike cornflakes which is light and crunchy. The product is not 'value for money'. I wasted my money and it hurts.
  • EFFECTIVENESS: The product has 11 vitamins and minerals, so maybe it is medicinal, hence the taste. Although, the imported Kellogg's cornflakes has vitamins and minerals too, but tastes great. This Nigerian Kellogg's cornflakes does not work as a breakfast cereal. I would not recommend it to others. 
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Have you tried the Nigerian Kellogg's Cornflakes? 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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6 comments

  1. I couldn't agree less with you. This Nigerian kellogs is simply awful tasting and inedible. My children spat the first spoon out, so did I. Needless to say, I trashed the entire 500g pack. Money wasted. But why is the black man so different????????

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    1. What a waste of money. Thanks for reading

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  2. I agree with you 1000% (if that were possible). I have been seeing around but looking with "one-eye" because my initial thought, which sadly my experience today did not prove wrong was "Kellogs made in Nigeria? Hian!". So today at work, i wanted to eat something different from the rice or bread or pastry with tea/coffee we often have for breakfast. I sent for "Kellogs cornflakes", the one in sachet packaging since it was just a single serving. Suffice it to say i probably made same face as Zara did once i put the first spoon in my mouth. I was already a bit worried at the absence of the characteristic Kellogs crunchiness as i prepared it but i felt with sugar and milk it will taste better. But NO! For a brief second I saw my childhood almost go up in smoke; but i quickly preserved that memory of the Kellogs I grew up on and which I knew until this sad experience today by not taking any more. My goodness, it felt like i was chewing strips of paper soaked in milk! Even Nasco cornflakes at its worst never tasted so bad. This mistake WILL NOT happen again. Call me unpatriotic but this is one Naija-version product of the original "imported" one I won't be touching EVER AGAIN. Give me the Made In UK or USA real deal anyday.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience. It is so sad really. I agree with you on preserving the memories of Kellogg's we had from childhood

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  3. I feel bad for my mum, she came back from the market yesterday with two rolls of the 40kg Nigerian "Kellogg" cornflakes and she said she couldn't have it for breakfast this morning, I tasted it at work and it did taste like the cheap Turkish cereal I used to have back in school. The taste didn't completely feel new to me. I am sorry you had to deal with this strange cornflakes. It brought back those days I was broke in school. No one deserves to have this type of terrible cereal. Its far from the Kelloggs I know.

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    1. Eh yah. Mommy sorry. It's painful wasting money. Thanks for sharing

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