A new offering from Kellogg's is awaiting our testers today - Smart Start, a multigrain cereal that provides 100 percent of 10 vitamins and minerals and is 98 percent fat free. The 13.3-ounce package retails for $3.59.

Nihla Lake (married, two children at home): "My husband said this new cereal didn't seem to make him any `smarter' in the morning - he still felt dopey as usual. We thought the cereal was a trifle too sweet for our tastes. I guess it's just another way to get your daily dose of nutritionals."Edyth Jensen (married, son, wife and one grandchild at home): "We aren't much for pre-sweetened cereals to begin with. So this didn't make much of an impression. We won't be buying it again."

Linda C. Tingey (single mother, two sons at home): "The timing on this cereal was very good. The doctor just told me to start watching fat intake. This was a very crunchy cereal and stayed crunchy to the last spoonful. You can eat it without sugar. It's a very good cereal. Because of the high price I will only buy this once in a while."

Rich Firmage (married, four children, oldest 13 years old): "I have tried many of this type of cereal. The clusters are too hard. It took a long time to get them soft enough to eat without feeling like I was going to break my teeth. The flakes are OK, nothing out of the ordinary though. I will probably finish this box but it will take quite a while and I will replace it with my usual cereal."

Bill Allred (married): "Well, this cereal from Kellogg's tastes fine enough, I guess. Though I wouldn't say it's anything really special. It stays nice and crunchy in the milk and all. Oh, and the design of the box is very attractive. But, my word - $3.59 for 13.3 ounces of cereal seems like an awful lot of money. For that price I'm going to have to crave this product, and I just don't. Probably won't go in my shopping cart next trip to the store."

Conclusion: Reminds us of the Goldilocks story . . . too sweet, too hard, too expensive. (It does stay crunchy in the milk, though.) We think you'll probably be underwhelmed by this new cereal as well.