REVIEW: Have you had your chocolate weetabix?

Yes, you heard me right – I said chocolate weetabix.

*waits while readers pick themselves up off the floor*

Now before I start, I know what you’re thinking – you’re thinking ‘there have been quite a few reviews lately – what’s Jo playing at? It’s boring – we come here to read the sordid, pathetic details of her non-existent love life and feel better about our own lives, not get lectured about teddies and breakfast cereals.’

Well fair enough, I won’t do any more for ages, promise, but things have been a little tighter financially this month, so when I was asked if I wanted to try some of these new chocolate weetabix I was basically thinking ‘one less dinner to worry about.’ What can I say. I’m a cheap date.

Plus I’ve never made a secret of the fact that I really don’t like cooking, and that I consider a bowl of weetos to be a well-balanced meal, (they are fortified with vitamins and iron remember), so doing a cereal review felt kind of apt.

So what’s so great about this new chocolatey offering from weetabix then? Well, they are basically cereals, I’m not going to lie to you. They are like regular weetabix, but chocolate flavoured. They don’t do housework, help you lose weight or bring you cups of tea in bed. But… they do have chocolate chips in, Belle loved them, and they have half the sugar of other chocolate flavoured cereals, so you can pretend you are giving the kids a treat, and make them tidy their room in return. Genius.

I thought the best think to do might be to let Belle do a little video for you, telling you what she thought, but then I couldn’t figure out how to upload video direct to my blog without paying $59 a year, so instead I uploaded it to YouTube. I’ve never done that before, I had to set up an account and everything – you see the trouble I go to? I hope it works.


Yes, well. She does go a bit funny when you point a camera at her.

And before you rush out to buy some, I should probably tell you they aren’t available in Sainsbury’s until Monday. I wouldn’t want you to get there and be sad.



  1. 10 July, 2010 / 9:21 pm

    My toddler would probably guzzle these until the cows come home, all he wants to eat at the moment are ‘orlibix’ or oatibix to thee and me. Thanks for the heads up, I shall have to speed past them in the aisle next shop or I’ll never persuade him to take up broccoli.

    • 12 July, 2010 / 1:17 pm

      Oh dear – I think my post was meant to be an encouragement, not a warning!!

  2. 11 July, 2010 / 12:50 am


    You did a remarkable job in your video. It made me want to go out and buy some. I look forward to your next major film role.


    • 12 July, 2010 / 1:18 pm

      I read her your comment and she was immediately suspicious as to what further ad campaigns I was eyeing her up for!

  3. 11 July, 2010 / 6:51 am

    bloody brilliant! – weetabix need to use that clip for their ad campaign…

    • 12 July, 2010 / 1:18 pm

      Weetabix – if you are reading this, Belle is available for marketing purposes for a fee :-)

  4. Vicky
    11 July, 2010 / 10:00 pm

    I love her! Give her a big kiss from me – she is fab! xxx

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