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
Identical to weetabix at a fraction of the cost!
Asda Wheat Bicks
Member Name: SusanLesley
Asda Wheat Bicks
Advantages: Great taste, great price
While shopping in Asda a couple of weeks ago I headed for the cereal aisle as I needed to get some Weetabix - I do love my Weetabix, usually with fruit, for my breakfast.
When I was looking at the packets of Weetabix I realised that next to them were packets of Asda Wheat Bisks at a fraction of the price. A box of 48 Weetabix biscuits cost £3.24 while a pack of 48 of the Asda ones costs just £2.15, so I decided to try them.
Wheat Bisks come in a simply designed golden yellow cardboard box with the words Wholegrain Goodness Asda Wheat Bisks on the front together with a picture of two of the biscuits - which incidentally look exactly like Weetabix. There are also the boxes showing the nutritional content expressed as a percentage of recommended daily allowance.
Inside the box the biscuits are then wrapped in packs of 12 in white greaseproof paper.
This means that whilst you are eating your way through the first 12 the remainder of the biscuits are still sealed and airtight to retain their freshness.
For those of you who like a full description - the biscuits themselves are oblong in shape with rounded ends and are about 5 inches long and about 2 inches wide.
This is a high fibre, low fat cereal, which is fortified with iron, vitamins B1 and B2, niacin and folic acid - great for you if you're trying for a family.
The whole grain in Wheat Bisks is a great source of fibre, which not only helps to keep you regular; it helps to maintain a healthy heart too.
Wheat Bisks can be eaten by babies as young as 6 months old (in small quantities) as it can be mashed to a pulp when the milk is added.
A serving of two biscuits will only set you back 128 calories and they are suitable for vegetarians too.
Well I did wonder when I purchased these whether they were actually made by Weetabix and boxed in Asda boxes and this suspicion was further fuelled when I opened the box. The biscuits look and smell identical to Weetabix.
I put two of them in my bowl, added the skimmed milk and began to eat. They tasted exactly the same as Weetabix too! The taste is just a simple, enjoyable wheaty taste - sorry I can't describe it any better than that!
I eat mine without sugar and often slice a banana, peach or nectarine on top or even strawberries when they're in season - that's a real treat!
More about the Comparison
When I looked at the detailed nutritional information on the back of the Wheat Bisks box I wondered what the difference would be from Weetabix. I found Weetabix on the Internet and checked their nutritional value and, guess what; it was identical down to the very last gram.
I then checked the list of ingredients and there again - identical.
Now I am convinced that these are the same biscuits that I used to buy in boxes marked Weetabix only now I am paying considerably less for them.
If you do have a complaint with this or indeed any Asda product you will be covered under their refund and replace policy where they will replace the faulty product AND refund your money too.
Wheat Bisks taste great and provide a good healthy start to the day - in fact they are ideal at any time of the day!
I have even been known to eat one with a drop of milk in the middle of the night when I can't sleep!
Summary: Great breakfast cereal
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