It’s about that time of year when I switch from my usual breakfast staples (Alpen most days, Kellog’s crunchy nut cornflakes if I fancy a treat) to something a little more warming (although warm Alpen tastes better than you might imagine too, go on, try it!). So, when Kellog’s got in touch and asked whether I’d like to try their new Special K multi-grain porridge… Of course I said yes! We were sent three flavours to try: Original, Red Berries and Almond & Honey.

Special K

Seeing as Mushroom’s favourite (year-round) breakfast is porridge, I enlisted him to join in with the taste challenge too. It’s so easy to make that I let him do it!


Add the sachet to a bowl

Add the sachet to a bowl


Fill the sachet with milk then add to the porridge

Fill the sachet with milk then add to the porridge


Stick it in the microwave for 2 minutes...

Stick it in the microwave for 2 minutes…

That’s it! My bowl of porridge pic was not pretty so I’ll spare you that.

We tried all the flavours over the course of a week and the winner was the red berries one, although we did also ‘customise’ the original sachet with coconut and raisins, which was lovely. I wasn’t too keen on the almond and honey one although I do like both honey and almonds! It just didn’t taste ‘right’ to me.

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The Red Berries is a clear winner!

If you’re after a warming winter breakfast that’s quick and easy to make, then this is perfect. The individual packets also help with portion control (I tend to make far too much porridge usually, then can’t finish it all) and they are easily transportable if you prefer to eat breakfast at work!

Disclosure: We received the porridge free of charge in exchange for this review. Opinions are mine (Mushroom’s Mum) and Mushroom’s own. Read my full PR and disclosure policy here.