Breakfast cereals tried & tested

The breakfast cereal is a king amongst convenience foods. Choosing the best bowls and bars, however, is no easy task. Check our our guide to cereal thrillers.

Be Natural Fruit & Nut Delight bar
Dhs6
4/7

The chunks of nuts and dried fruit under the coating of sugary gloop convinced us it was healthy (possibly a sugar-induced delusion).

Kellogg's Fruit and Fibre
Small box Dhs2.25
2/7

If overly dry flakes and dried bits posing as fruit is your thing, then Fruit ‘n Fibre’s the ticket.

Kashi Go Lean
Large box Dhs27
6/7

Lower in sugar than other cereals, these honey-soaked puffed wheat clusters make us feel healthy (false sense of security? Maybe).

Nature’s Source Luxury Swiss Muesli
Dhs16.50 for a variety pack
3/7

We’d expect more raisins and nuts to raise the opulence bar on our bowl of barley, wheat and oat flakes.

Kashi Go Lean Crunch
Large box Dhs27
5/7

Clusters made from sweet puffed wheat satisfy health nuts and sugar addicts.

Kellogg’s Bran Flakes
Small box Dhs2.25
4/7

The low sugar, salt and calorie count gives us something to smile about (as does the heavy dose of fibre).

Kellogg’s Frosties
Small box 2.25
3/7

We think these pasty sugar flakes may have given us type-2 diabetes.

Kellogg’s Miel Pops
Small box Dhs2.25
2/7

The nameless cartoon bee on this cereal’s box promises excitement and joy, but these dull honey-covered corn balls don’t deliver.

Kellogg’s Smacks
Small box Dhs2.25
5/7

A combination of honey and puffed wheat ensures our children may well become just as addicted as we are to these aptly-named buds.

Kellogg’s Special K
Small box Dhs2.25
2/7

Given the amount of sugar Kellogg’s puts into these crinkly flakes, we’re surprised at how bland they can be.

Nature’s Source Strawberry and Yoghurt Cereal
Dhs16.50 for a variety pack
4/7

Yoghurt pieces and oats are complemented by strawberry. The clusters, crumble into a mush.

Kellogg’s Special K Bliss
Large box Dhs22.75
3/7

Light and crunchy wheat flakes are a winner, but we could lose the raspberries and cranberries and odd vanilla flavour.

Kind Fruit and Nut Bar
Dhs4.95
5/7

This what-free, gluten-free bar still manages to be tasty. Packed full of fruit, nuts and honey, we like.

Nature’s Path Organic Optimum Zen Cereallarge
Box Dhs14.50
4/7

This cereal promises a lot, but resembles a mix of all Kellogg’s classics.

Nature’s Path Organic Pumpkin Flaxplus Granola
Large box Dhs16.50
3/7

This jumble of sunflower seeds, crunchy oats and flaxseeds is tasty, but the aftertaste suggests it isn’t healthy.

Nature’s Source Lite ‘n Crispy
Dhs16.50 for a variety pack
6/7

We love this chunky blend of oats, raisins, dried papaya and dates.

Nature’s Source Tropical Cluster Cereal
Dhs16.50 for a variety pack
5/7

Dried fruit mixed with crunchy blobs of granola combine to give a sweet start to the day.

Waitrose Muesli
large box Dhs14.95
6/7

A liberal armful of raisins and oats makes a bowl of this organic option the edible equivalent of a gust of health-giving Swiss air.

Weeatabix original
Small box Dhs2.25
2/7

This dreary cereal is the culinary equivalent of death. Worth the fibre? We don’t think so.

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