“ Brand: Asda / Type: Porridge „
I do my weekly shop in Tesco, simply because we only have one large supermarket in the town in which I live, however, not far away there is an Asda store which if I am nearby I will call into. Well, recently I had an afternoon free and decided since I was going to be in the area, to do my weekly shop in Asda for a change.
Although I didn't notice much of a difference in my grocery bill, I did pick up a few different things that I was interested in trying, one of which was this Asda original simply porridge pack, which Asda are currently selling for £1. Now, I have previously wrote a review about the White's porridge that I am very loyal to, and which I take throughout the year as my morning breakfast, mostly because it is the only breakfast food that keeps me full up, to nearly lunchtime. However, like most people, I am always wanting to reduce my grocery bill and so seeing his Asda porridge version at almost 50p cheaper than what I usually spend, I was keen to try it.
This pack of porridge, which has slightly newer looking packaging than the picture at the top of the screen, contains 10 sachets, each holding 27g of porridge oats. These are wholegran porridge oats and so are 'high in fibre' as is stated at the front of the box. There is also some nutritional information on the top of the box stating that per sachet, there are 189 calories, 9.4g of sugar, 5.2g of fat, of which 2.2g are saturates and 0.3g of salt. I don't mind the higher calorie content, given that porridge does fill me so well, and therefore I am not inclined to snack during the morning. At the top of the box, it also claims that there are no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat within this porridge. It is also suitable for vegetarians.
This product also features in the 'Asda chosen by you' category, which although doesn't mean a lot to me given I don't shop in Asda a lot, it is reassuring to know that it has been tried and tested and obviously found to be of good quality.
Making your porridge up is pretty straigthforward, although slightly more time consuming that my White's porridge. You simply empty the sachet contents in a bowl and add 180ml of milk. You then need to microwave on high for 2 separate times, stirring in between. Since using this porridge, I have got better at judging the amount of milk I like, rather than having to always measure out the exact amount, and I have to say that I am always left with a warm, steaming bowl of delicious porridge, that continues to keep my filled up for most of the morning.
This porridge is full of goodness, although like other porridges you may wish to add something to it, such as a pinch of sugar or dried or fresh fruit to give it an added flavour. Obviously having a warm breakfast is something more desirable in the winter, but I have been having this porridge now for nearly a week, and I am still enjoying it immensely. Unfortunately as I said, I am not in Asda that much, but anytime I am passing, I will certainly purchase this again, since it is just as nice as my usual porridge and almost 50p cheaper, which is a good saving when bought on a weekly basis. A graet product from Asda.
Now in sachets.