Saturday, November 10, 2012

Review: Kellogg's Special K Blueberry Pastry Crisps

As Special K week continues, it's time to dive into my third review of their Pastry Crisps line.  In previous reviews, I've had some positive experiences with this breakfast-like snack.  Some of the other flavors have been decadent sweets and/or chocolate, but this time I'll be diving into a more traditional flavor with this review of the Kellogg's Special K Blueberry Pastry Crisps.  I picked this up in the mega Special K sale at Meijer for $2.50 and as with all of these, it contains five pouches of crisps (two crisps per pouch) per box and each package is a combined 0.88 ounces and 100 calories.

Being that this is a mass produced product with only minor variations, the design of this should come as no surprise at is pretty much the same as the others with a few substitutions.  The substitutions in this case are the filling is a sweet smelling blueberry and the decorative icing on top of each crisps is a vanilla swirl.  As for the blueberry filling, while it has a sweet smell, it smells like a manufactured blueberry (which it obviously is) like a typical breakfast bar.  Armed with aeration holes, this was was light and flaky and also had a strong pastry smell, which again, is to be expect since this is a pastry.  Okay, I'm done re-hashing the description of a mass made product.

In terms of taste, there's nothing here that is good or's just okay.  The flavor is pretty much what you'd expect in these in that the pastry tasted like a surprisingly crunchy breakfast pastry with a helping of blueberry jam.  The vanilla itself had no impact on the flavor, so it was pretty much just for decoration.  One thing I will note about this particular pastry crisp though as that the flavor of the blueberry actually held up to the pastry crisp flavor.  In the previous reviews, I would have said the predominant flavor was the pastry crisp, but in the case of this blueberry flavor, the blueberry holds up quite well and is pretty much the same percentage of flavor breakdown as the pastry itself.  Perhaps the sweetness is what pushed it over the edge?

Buy It or Fly By It?  There's nothing wrong with this and I would classify it as a workingman-man like flavor in that it doesn't impress in any way, but it gets the job done.  Because of that, I'll give it a BUY IT rating because if you eat this, your mind won't be blown, but you also won't be disappointed.  With that, I'd advise that you grab one of the other flavors first before you grab this one if you want a more enjoyable eating experience.


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