REVIEW: Kellogg’s Special K Chocolatey Delight

Chocolate makes everything better.

As a matter of fact, if I was chocolate coated…again, I would be ten times more attractive than I am now, which actually isn’t saying much, because I would be as attractive as Casey Affleck’s older and more popular brother, Ben Affleck…with a goatee.

Of course, the women who found me attractive would only like me for my chocolate coating and not what’s beyond it. Because once the chocolate coating is gone, it’s just me, my heart, my soul, my being, my hopes, my dreams, my memories, my fears and my naked body, which isn’t very attractive.

Actually, it’s kind of pale and nauseating.

Chocolate is powerful stuff. It has calming properties whenever you see a pale and nauseating naked body like mine. Eating it helps release serotonin in the brain, which produces feelings of pleasure. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which is an antioxidant that helps maintain a healthy heart. Excessive amounts of it make people fat. Some people also consider chocolate to be an aphrodisiac, although I do believe that there isn’t any amount of chocolate that would make a woman even think about making some sweet, sweet lovin’ with me.

Chocolate even has the power to turn a totally un-special, bland and shitty cereal into one of my new favorites. The new Kellogg’s Special K Chocolatey Delight is full of bland and shitty rice and wheat flakes with “chocolatey pieces.”

Note the quotation marks, because I don’t know if sugar, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, cocoa processed with alkali, cocoa, soy lecithin, artificial flavor, and milk equals chocolate, but according to the ingredients on the box that’s what the chocolatey chunks are made out of. Perhaps a candy expert can help us with ingredients mumbo jumbo?

Special K has always been marketed to women who are trying to lose weight and I have to applaud any woman out there that eats Special K to help them lose weight. I did the Special K diet and it SUCKED HARD! Women have it so rough because they give birth to children, they go through menstruation, and they eat a bland, shitty cereal to help them lose weight.

I don’t know how you women do it, but those abilities are probably the reasons why you’re the superior gender, except for those of you who end up on reality TV or any talk show that has topics like, “I Have Something to Tell You: I’m Pregnant, But It’s Not Yours” or “I Don’t Know Which Brother is My Baby’s Father.”

The flat chocolatey chunks in the new Kellogg’s Special K Chocolatey Delight cereal make it the BEST SPECIAL K CEREAL EVER, but most importantly it makes those bland and shitty rice and wheat flakes taste so much better and gives the cereal a mild chocolatey taste. Although just like regular Special K, the flakes get mushy quicker than I do while reading a Hallmark greeting card.

Almost every spoonful I took had a chocolatey piece in it. I don’t know how many chocolatey pieces are in each box, but there was A LOT. Although, it shouldn’t be surprising since it’s from Kellogg’s, the only company with the cojones to brag about the two scoops of raisins in their Raisin Bran. Despite the amount of chocolatey pieces, they don’t make the cereal taste very sweet, which is good as I wean myself away from Count Chocula.

The chocolatey pieces also don’t make the Kellogg’s Special K Chocolatey Delight significantly less healthy than regular Special K. One serving with skim milk has 160 calories, two grams of fat, no cholesterol, 75 milligrams of potassium, 25 grams of carbs, one gram of dietary fiber, nine grams of sugar, two grams of protein, a whole lot of vitamins and minerals, and for single men, 100 milligrams of embarrassment for having a box of Special K in their cart.

Unfortunately, not even chocolate can make up for that embarrassment.

(Editor’s Note: Thanks to reader Jason who suggested TIB review the Kellogg’s Special K Chocolatey Delight. Maybe I’ll do the Special K Diet again.)

Item: Kellogg’s Special K Chocolatey Delight
Price: $3.00 (on sale)
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Best Special K cereal EVER. Chocolatey pieces makes shitty rice and wheat flakes taste better. A possible healthier alternative to sugary cereals. Full of vitamins, minerals, and chocolatey pieces. Chocolate makes everything taste better. Kellogg’s big cojones. Women.
Cons: Special K flakes gets mushy quickly. 100 milligrams of embarrassment for single men who buy Special K. My pale and nauseating naked body.

31 thoughts to “REVIEW: Kellogg’s Special K Chocolatey Delight”

  1. hmm, i bought a box of this cereal and it seemed as though no amount of delicious soymilk could make those chocolate pieces taste like anything other than flavourful wax. not that i’ve eaten wax before. and – chocolate covered marvo? aha, i’d like to see that…

  2. This flavor just sounds a little too strange for me. Of course, it may well be the best Special K ever, but that’s not really saying a whole lot.

  3. partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil + cocoa processed with alkali + cocoa = “chocolatey”

    There’s no cocoa butter in there to make it chocolate … and partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil contains trans fatty acids. So while they’re slimming your waist, they’re clogging your arteries. (Probably not enough trans fat that they have to declare it, you get a pass for less than half a gram.)

  4. casey affleck is way better looking than ben. or maybe less annoying.

    either way, casey wins. although ben got to boing with jlo and that other jennifer.

  5. I just bought some Kashi cereal saturated with some nightmarishly dehydrated strawberries, but unlike you at the Safeway with some Gay Special K, I fit in perfectly at the uber Whole Foods with Kashi in that ridiculously small cart. With my Tumi man purse.

  6. That’s excellent because I nearly started to drool when I saw the ad for this. Any excuse to each chocolate for breakfast works for me…

  7. “I do believe that there isn’t any amount of chocolate that would make a woman even think about making some sweet, sweet lovin’ with me.”

    oh, marvo, don’t be so hard on yourself! you’re one of the people I picked to be stranded on a desert island with me in my post today!

  8. out of this whole review, I only ended with remembering the topics of the Maury show you mentioned….I hate Maury

  9. “I did the Special K diet and it SUCKED HARD!”
    Damn right! I tried it after reading your review, and it had to be the blandest crap I’d ever tasted. I understood why people added sugar to their cereal.

    Even with chocolate, I may not try this. I felt so betrayed by Special K the first time.

  10. …And you didn’t make a single crack about how the cereal is called CHOCOLATEY DELIGHT?

    I am so proud of you. xD

  11. I actually quite like Special K. It’s a bit bland, but I guess I can deal with that. I think I’ll try this!!! I always add Stevia ( the healthiest sweetener ) to my Special K in the morning w/ soymilk, but then again, I am a health freak, especially for a kid.

  12. You have to have a certain percentage of “cocoa solids” to be considered chocolate, so thats cocoa butter plus chocolate “liquor”. For dark choc it has to be a minimum of 52 percent of the finsihed product (thats why higher percentages of dark choc are, well, darker) and I think either 35 or 32 percent to be legally called milk chocolate, or chcolate at all. White choc is exempt from these guidlines, which is why a lot of it is crap. Although good white choc should have at least cocoa butter inj it so it tastes like at one point it maybe was aquainted with some choc. Hence, they have to call it “choclatey” and not chocolate at all.

    yeah. I’m a pastry chef. I’m allowed to be a chocolate geek.

  13. “…I do believe that there isn’t any amount of chocolate that would make a woman even think about making some sweet, sweet lovin’ with me.”

    Maybe not sweet sweet lovin’, but there may be an amount that would get you some sweet lovin’.

  14. White chocolate is just cocoa butter, no chocolate solids. Milk chocolate is at least 10% chocolate liquor and 12% solids (yay food network).

  15. I’ve been adding chocolate chips to my cereal for years. This is like when Raisin Bran came out and stole my idea for adding sweet things to bland cereal. What? You say Raisin Bran was introduced 60 years before I was born? Who’s side are you on, Marvo?

  16. tamara – You should use chocolate soy milk, also right now I’m pouring chocolate soy milk all over myself. It sounds sexy, but REALLY isn’t.

    Chuck – Yes, that really isn’t saying much, like the words new O-Town album.

    cybele/anonymous – Crap! This cereal is becoming less deserving of a 4 out of 5. Damn FDA and their trans fat rules!

    stephanie – I like Ocean’s Eleven and Ocean’s Twelve a whole lot better than Pearl Harbor and Armageddon.

    Domokun – Blech! I’m not a fan of dehydrated strawberries. Strawberries with chocolate fondue…yes. Strawberries dehydrated…no.

    themarina – Chocolate milk is a great way to sneak chocolate into your breakfast. Also, Hershey’s bars on toast also is a great way.

    Webmiztris – Once the food runs out though, I’m the weakest and will probably be eaten first.

    Danette – I used to have a crush on Connie Chung. I also liked Wang Chung.

  17. Brie – I believe the “K” in Special K stands for “Kick” as in eating Special K is like getting kicked in the face. The both suck HARD!

    ThatSpookyTallChick – Although the next chocolate product I review might not be so lucky.

    Hunter – I’m pretty sure chocolate soy milk can make Special K a little bit better and still a little healthy.

    puglet – Mmm…Glazed donut. Mmm…Chocolate geek. If I was coated with chocolate while at my computer installing Firefox plugins, I would be a chocolate geek too.

    Clevegal42 – Are you talking money or chocolate? 😉

    kevin – Alton Brown ROCKS!!! Mmm…Giada cleavage.

    Ace N. – I’m on the sun’s side with those two scoops of raisins in its hands. There’s no raisins without the sun.

  18. I dunno, I personally like Special K with strawberries 🙂 But since I’m on the South Beach diet right now, I can’t have any kinds of cereal.

    And Marvo, I thought you had special love for Rachel Ray. What’s with the Giada droolage all of a sudden? Did you ever watch that Iron Chef episode where they squared off? I forgot who won.

  19. This is the second post I’ve read this morning that referenced Maury. And unlike Danette, I LOVES ME SOME MAURY.

    Also, the biggest burn ever was once when I purchased some delicious looking chocolate covered pretzels, but when I got home I realized that, in fact, they had only a “chocolately coating.” Now that shit may fly for cereal but not when it comes to what’s covering a pretzel.

  20. the impulsive buy has officially seeped into my subconscious- last night i dreamed i was eating special k chocolately delight and it tasted delish!

  21. I would definitely give a second look to a guy who had Chocolatey Special K in his cart. And not one of those good second looks either.

  22. Damn. I thought pale was a good thing. Or at least that’s what I’ve been telling myself.

    And I am left wondering why would anyone wean themselves off of Count Chocula.

    And also, this cereal just scares me. I really can’t stand Special K. I’ve seen the Life with chocoley bits too and that also scares me.

  23. I love the Special K Fruit n Yogurt cereal, although I do wish they would just sell the granola bits and yogurt clusters in a bag on their own, without the mushy rice flakes.

    I think pale is sexy! Although I’m a Russian Jew, and I’ve been voted whitest female by my high school… erm…

  24. litelysalted – Mmm…Sweet and salty. Like Schweaty Balls.

    three chord me – Holy crap, I have been reviewing a lot of women’s stuff! Bath and Body Works Shower Gel, Go Girl Energy Drink, and now a Special K cereal…At this rate I think I’ll be reviewing tampons in the near future.

    Diana – But most importantly, was I in your dream? 😉

    Lila – I had two boxes of these the other day in my cart. I wonder what kind of look you would’ve given me.

    g – I tried the Life with Chocolatey Bits. That one sucked…really sucked.

    Tristyn – Pale is sexy, but I’m sickly pale…under my shirt. My nipples totally stand out.

  25. Gotta disagree. The so-called chocolate in this cereal is pretty rank–tastes like wax chips. And when you’re done, they’re all sitting at the bottom of the bowl looking at you.

    Stick with the strawberry version and you won’t go wrong.

  26. Dave – Dude, the strawberry version really does suck. The strawberries get soggy quicker than the Special K.

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