Product Type: Asda Breakfast
Newest Review: ... for 2 including semi-skimmed milk, so a pretty healthy breakfast. The packaging is very similar to the branded type, with a yellow cardbo... more
It's Weetabix - at half the price!
Asda Wheat Bicks
Member Name: ice_pink
Asda Wheat Bicks
Advantages: Healthy, nutritious, low sugar/salt/fat/calorie breakfast, cheap
Disadvantages: A little boring after a while
~*~ Asda Wheat Bisks ~*~
It doesn't really take a genius to guess at what cereal 'Wheat Bisks' are a copy of does it? For those of you that don't know, Wheat Bisks are Asda's own version of the ever popular breakfast cereal, Weetabix. Their version comes in a bright yellow-orange box, not unlike the colour of the Weetabix box. Actually, the whole packaging of the product is very similar, except, of course of the trademark blue Weetabix bubble lettering - Asda have instead gone for red...
~*~ The benefits of wholegrain! ~*~
Wholegrain foods are better for you, full stop. This is a proven fact! Studies have shown that people who eat wholegrain cereals for breakfast each day are less likely to contract heart disease than those who don't. This suggests that as part of a healthy lifestyle, wholegrain breakfast cereals can lower your risk of heart disease later in life, which is always a bonus!
There are so many different cereals to choose from today, and with so many 'healthy' ranges to choose from, it's hard to know where to start! That fruity, healthy looking cereal you have every morning could easily be hiding 400 calories or more, that's before you even start adding milk and sugar! When I started watching my weight and trying to eat healthily, I decided to look into the best cereals, and was overwhelmed with information on what was good and what wasn't, so I decided to go for the easiest option and stick to Weetabix! These are low in sugar and salt, and high in fibre and whole grain, and with no added extras (such as chocolate chips) you can't go far wrong!
~*~ Wheat Bisks vs. Weetabix ~*~
I started off buying Weetabix religiously until I noticed 'Wheat Bisks' in a 24 box in Asda, and thought I might as well give them a go - they are a lot cheaper, and I could always hand them over to the other half if I didn't like them! On first opening the box, I was confronted with what could easily be a standard Weetabix box - two white plastic films each containing twelves biscuits.
So, unsealed the tube (in the exact same way Weetabix are unsealed...) and was faced with twelve Weetabix! That's the only way I can describe them, as I'm pretty sure if I put them side by side you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. As far as taste goes, I couldn't tell the difference there either. So a pass on this front from me!
The actual ingredients of Wheat Bisks and Weetabix are exactly the same, so basically they are the same thing (95% whole grain wheat).
~*~ Ways to eat them! ~*~
There are hundreds of options! I usually find it hard to make decisions in the morning and stick to two Wheat Bisks with ice cold milk and a sprinkling of sugar. However, the options are endless. One of my favourite ways to start the day is with Wheat Bisks, milk, and a selection of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries all mixed together with a bit of yogurt.
All types of fresh fruit go well with Wheat Bisks, and if you find it a pain to have fresh fruit kept stocked up all the time, a dried bag of raisins and sultanas will do the job, perfect for adding a bit more variety to your breakfast.
~*~ The price ~*~
A pack of 24 wheat bisks will set you back £1.15, or you can grab 48 for £2.15! Considering £1.15 is the average price of a pack of twelve 'Weetabix', you really do get twice as much for your money. Result!
~*~ The verdict ~*~
I would highly recommend Wheat Bisks, definitely as an alternative to Weetabix! Ok, the packaging isn't as good, but take that away and what's inside is identical - you really are just throwing your money away by spending those extra pounds to get the Weetabix brand name.
The downside to these as a breakfast cereal is they can get a bit boring after a while - two plain wheat biscuits isn't a very exciting way to start your day, so it's best to have some dried fruit or a sprinkling of sugar on hand to jazz them up a bit. Other than that though, this cereal is definitely a winner!
Summary: A great cheap alternative to weetabix!
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