“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cereal „
In the past I have always been the kind of person who bought certain brands. Ketchup or baked beans have to be Heinz. When I bought cereal it usually had to be Kelloggs but over the last couple of years I have started penny pinching buying Tescos own brand cereals and other cheaper products. When ordering my cereal I decided for a change I would get some fruit and fibre. I bought the Tescos own product as opposed to Kelloggs. For the Tescos own brand it was £1.49 for a 500g box. It was £2.69 for the Kelloggs fruit and fibre. So for nearly the same price as the Kelloggs box I could get two boxes of the Tescos brand. On the front of the box it shows a bowl crammed full of cereal and it does actually look appealing. It states the obvious, source of fibre, well who would have guessed. It also says that the cereal is fortified with vitamins and iron and describes the cereal as delicious crunchy flakes of whole grain wheat with dried fruit and nuts. I happen to think that is a pretty accurate description. I've tried healthier cereals in the past and never stuck to eating them. I always seemed to get bored of them because they are usually tasteless and always seemed to be more fibre than fruit. This Tescos own brand hasn't disappointed me so far though. I have been impressed and have actually enjoyed eating this cereal before I go to work. I find that it keeps me going right through until midday without me snacking so as a healthy alternative for those on a diet this product should be perfect. The cereal on its own would probably just about be OK but would be rather bland so the fruit obviously brings some flavour. It contains raisins, sweetened banana chips, coconut flakes, dried apples and roasted nut pieces. The banana chips contain banana, coconut oil, sugar, honey and natural banana flavouring. Now sugar and honey probably isn't that healthy but they do taste good. The roasted nut are hazlenuts and almonds. For every 30 g serving the cereal contains 120 calories, 7.8g sugar, 2g fat, 1.2g saturates and 0.2g salt. For me the sugar level is quite high. The 7.8g is 9% of your daily intake and I doubt the average bowl of cereal is a 30g serving. One thing I do like is that the salt level is quite low. Quite a few cereals have a surprisingly high level of salt in them. Sugar and calories I can deal with but salt I prefer to avoid. The vitamins and minerals contained in the cereal are Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folic acid, Vitamin B12, Panothetic acid and Iron. Each 30g serving ranges from 25% to 29% of your recommended daily allowance of these particular vitamins and minerals, so again with the bigger portion you will probably get around 50% of your RDA, so not a bad start to the day at all. I'm usually happy if a box of cereal lasts me for the working week and with 500g worth of cereal it most certainly does. The ratio of cereal to fruit is perfect and I honestly believe that I wouldn't get a better cereal or a cereal that I enjoyed more if I bought a more expensive product. Tescos own fruit and fibre definitely provides value for money and I will be using it for some time to come.
I am quite a lover of cereal and always have a bowl for breakfast, and sometimes a bowl for a snack. I like to keep a different selection of cereals in my kitchen, so I always have a choice of which ones to eat, as the same thing can get boring after a while. One of the usuals in my kitchen is Tesco's own Fruit and Fibre cereal. This is just the usual cereal of wheat flakes and fruits, such as sultanas and coconut, as well as dried banana. At first glance this does not look like it will be very tasty, and it was some time before I tried this one. Once I did try this cereal, I loved it. It may be a basic cereal, but the fruits that have been combined in it are perfect together and they make for a great taste, as well as a great texture. None of the cereal goes soggy when the milk is added, which is a bonus for me, as I really do hate soggy cereal with a passion! The recommended serving size of this cereal is 30grams, which is a perfect sized serving for me, and without milk, this serving is only 125 calories. I am on a calorie controlled diet, so a good sized serving with great taste is just what I need and this supplies that perfectly. This cereal comes in a standard sized box or a slightly larger sized box. I usually get the larger one for just under £2 a box, and this will give me about 15-18 servings, which I think is great value for money. My partner also likes this cereal, which is handy, as I do not have to buy many different types just to keep everyone happy. I don't think there is anything bad I can say about this cereal, and if you are a fan of fruit and fibre, there is no point in spending out extra money on brand named cereals when this one is just as good, if not better. You can buy this in Tesco stores and on Tesco.com - I have not seen it in any Tesco Express stores as these seem to only stock Brand name cereals. I really recommend the Tesco Own Fruit and Fibre cereal and I give this a 5 out of 5 stars.
Tesco's Fruit & Fibre is far superior to the other supermarket own brands versions, Asda and Morrisons are particularly bad. It is also a rival to the Kellogg's version but at half the price. A 500g pack of Tesco Fruit & Fibre costs £1.28 and the Kelloggs is priced at £2.49 so quite literally, double the price. The packaging consists of a purple box with a bowl of the cereal on both sides. The display looks very appetizing and the green ticks with nutritional quotes conclude that this cereal is perfectly healthy. The ingredients are whole wheat flakes, raisins, dried banana, coconut, apple, hazelnuts and almonds. There is a substantial amount of dried fruit in the cereal and the flakes are made of whole wheat which is also very promising. The cereal is a good source for fibre, contains folic acid and is fortified with vitamins and iron. Looking at the vitamins and minerals section on the pack you can see that one portion offers on average about a quarter of your recommended daily allowance. I would much rather snack on this than have a sneaky chocolate bar or packet of crisps. I usually have more cereal and more milk than suggested on the pack but there are 173 calories in a 30g bowl with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk. This cereal is better than others because the flakes retain their crunchiness and shape for longer. There are also much more raisins in which I think a good fruit and fibre needs. The raisins also have a better taste and texture compared to other own brands like Asda. There is also a fair amount of apple, banana and nuts which add flavour and texture. The cereal is very alike the Kelloggs version which has the same type of raisins and a similar amount. I would definitely recommend this, it's so tasty and healthy too.
If I don't have to pay a premium for branded products, I won't, so I thought I would try Tesco own brand Fruit and Fibre as an alternative to the much more expensive Kelloggs range. Unfortunately, I was disappointed and it was easy to see where the cost saving came from.... lack of fruit content! The picture on the front of the box shows a bowl with a generous amount of fruit, but the reality was quite different. Only one piece of dried banana in an entire bowl and I ended up adding more dried fruit that I'd set aside for baking. The product tasted ok, but it really was let down by the lack of fruit and because I needed to add more it was difficult to see any great saving. Other people have rated it quite highly, so maybe I just got a bad box? I will try it again to see how it goes, but I don't want to add extra fruit again.
When I used to shop at Tesco's I had this cereal a few times. I am not a huge cereal eater so a box would usually last me ages, but I did find myself eating this more often than usual as it was really nice. A 500g box is about £1.00 so it's a lot cheaper than other cereals available. There is apparantly lots of fruit in this, and I can't really remember them all but remember a lot of banana chips (I don't actually like them so picked them out so I remember there were loads), coconut flakes, hazelnuts, raisins, there was some apple but not a lot, and a few other things that I didn't seem to notice much of. The coconut and hazelnuts add a real crunch to the cereal, and with the flakes they taste really good, and I really like the raisins in there too. It's a really diverse mix and quite a nice change from just raisins and bran flakes. I also found all the ingredients to be of great quality. The actual bran flake things were nice and crispy, until the milk had been on them for a while and they went a bit soggy, but that happens to all bran flakes I think. I haven't yet tried sainsburys version of this so I can't compare the two, but if I was ever in Tesco's and in need of cereal I would definitely buy this again. The only downside for me is the banana chips, but that is only down to personal preference, I just find them disgusting.
I am not a huge cereal fan, unless it's something like Coco Pops, something sweet, but I once gave Fruit and Fibre a go when I was on one of my many diets. I began with the Kelloggs brand and was pleasantly surprised. Then, I decided to give the Tesco brand a go. Normally I don't find the supermarket's own to be a patch on there leading brands, but to my surprise, I personally could hardly tell the difference. The wheat flakes are tasty (believe it or not!) and I am able to eat the cereal without adding sugar. It contains the wheat flakes, raisins, banana, coconut, apple, hazelnuts and almonds. I guess it's the fruit that makes it reasonably sweet. Each box contains plenty of fruit and nuts to give you an enjoyable bowl. I prefer not to add too much milk because the flakes go soggy! My 15 month old daughter loves the cereal too. Great saving compared to baby breakfast cereal and it is full of goodness. Eating this puts my mind at rest that she is having a nutritious breakfast. She is also happy to snack on the wheat flakes during the day. Great value £1.20 for 750g, and approx £1.50 for 1Kg. The packs inside the boxes are 4/5 full, unlike some cereals.
We are continually told that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, both by "Them", and the Breakfast product manufacturers - well they would say that wouldn't they???. So, bearing in mind the importance of this statement, I have decided that it is time for me to review another of the cereals that I consume on a regular basis. The particular cereal under the spotlight today, is Tesco's own version of Fruit and Fibre. As far as I am aware there are two sizes of box available, 500g and 750g - which actually mean very little to an old fool like me, but probably mean more to the majority of you younger types out there. To me it is simply a small box and a slightly larger box. Obviously these can only be purchased from Tesco's stores as they are an "Own brand" product. A guide price, as of 31/03/10, is as follows:- 500g box - £0.99. (For comparison purposes, Tesco's currently charge £2.36 for Kellogg's 500g "Fruit and Fibre"). 750g box - £1.20. (For comparison purposes, Tesco's currently charge £2.20 for Kellogg's 750g "Fruit and Fibre"). NB. The apparent error in the Kellogg's prices quoted above is NOT an error, that is the price Tesco's are charging as of today...........50% more for 16p less??????????????? Don't ask, I don't understand either! The packaging - of vital importance this! The box, when sitting on the shelf, is quite striking and bold in appearance, thereby making it quite easy to spot among the plethora of cereal choices usually available. Both the front and rear faces of the box are identical, being predominantly Purple in colour and heavily logoed with "TESCO Fruit and fibre", above a very appetising looking picture of a large Cereal bowl, brimming with cereal, dried fruit and Milk - fresh fruit is liberally scattered around the bowl. 10/10 for the Artwork. The sides of the box are festooned with masses of "Useful" information with regard to Nutrition, Ingredients, Allergy advice and things that are "Good to know" etc, etc, etc. As far as I am concerned, most of this is pure rubbish (I'm being polite again), but to some of you it is vital information, so all is detailed below. Aren't I good to you all? - believe me, it's a good job today is a good day. So to the bit that really matters, the Cereal itself - "At last" I hear you say! The cereal is contained in an industry standard, sealed contents bag, which, after opening, can be scrunched up and resealed to retain freshness - allegedly. Actually these types of bag work pretty well to be fair. Having said that we always empty the whole packet into an Air tight container after opening, it just suits us and seems to work better for us, that's all. It is no reflection on the quality or effectiveness of the bag as supplied with the contents. What you actually get, as a cereal, is an exceptional mix of crunchy wheat flakes, interleaved with a generous ( ish) helping of Raisins, Nuts, dried Banana flakes and pieces of dried Apple. The picture on the front of the packet is reasonably representative of the product, - FOR A CHANGE... Certainly a little more dried fruit is shown on the picture, than what you actually get, but not much. The colouring of the picture has been well doctored though; the cereal ain't that bright when it's in the bowl. Minor point, but worth making all the same. How you eat your Fruit and fibre is completely up to you of course, but convention dictates that you simply pop some into a bowl, add milk and eat. I would recommend that you be very generous with the amount of Milk that you add to your bowl as this cereal is good enough to warrant it. A good dousing will NOT cause the flakes to go soggy for quite a while. They should remain crunchy for more than the length of time taken to devour this offering. A spoonful of this concoction is delightful in the mouth, really crunchy and tasty flakes, juicy Raisins, crunchy Nuts - ouch! the sweet taste of the dried Banana and Apple, all of the flavours and textures come together beautifully in order to satiate the taste buds and to satisfy the Stomach. Hang on a minute, I'm just off to get another bowlful, yes, I really think it's that good. Recommended serving and associated Gen. The recommended serving of Fruit and Fibre is 30g, with 125ml of semi skimmed milk - again, whatever that means in real money. To help you to work out how little cereal 30g actually is, I have used some scales to weigh out said amount and in reality, it is only about FOUR, maybe FIVE spoonfuls!!!! Yes you read it correctly, Four of five - Get real you people who make this rubbish up, we eat DISHES of cereal, not six flakes of wheat, two Raisins, two nuts, one piece of dried coconut and Banana... folks, be honest, how many of you only have FOUR spoonfuls of cereal for Breakfast????? Look at the picture on the front of the packet, that shows a big bowl full with cereal - about FORTY spoonfuls I should think. Strange how the Goalposts move according to the message that you wish to portray isn't it? But back to the main message, according to Tesco's this "Recommended serving" contains the following:- * 170 Calories (9% of an adult's Guideline Daily Amount) * 13.8g Sugar (15% of an adult's Guideline Daily Amount) * 4g Fat (6% of an adult's Guideline Daily Amount) * 2.4g Saturates (12% of an adult's Guideline Daily Amount) * 0.4g Salt (7% of an adult's Guideline Daily Amount) * 6.6g protein * 26.5g Carbohydrate, of which sugars comprise 13.8g * 2.6g Fibre * 0.2g Sodium * 0.4g Salt equivalent Along with varying percentages (26% to 80%) of the recommended daily allowance of eight vitamins and Iron - all of which are fully detailed on the pack. Ingredients are as follows:- Whole Wheat, Raisins (16%), Sugar, Dried Sweetened Banana Chips (6%), Toasted Coconut Flakes (3%), Malted Barley Extract, Dried Apple, Roasted Nut Pieces (Hazelnuts, Almonds), Salt, Niacin, Iron, Pantothenic Acid - B5, Thiamin - B1, Vitamin - B6, Riboflavin - B2, Folic Acid, Vitamin - B12. There are two additional notes to the following effect:- 1) The Dried Banana chips contain - WAIT FOR IT.... Banana, Coconut oil, Sugar, Honey and Natural flavouring. 2) And there's more, The Dried Apple contains - the suspense is killing me....YES you guessed it, Dried Apple.....Yippeee... along with a preservative ( Sulphur dioxide). What do they think we are, STUPID! Don't answer that one, they may be listening.......... ALLERGY ADVICE:- THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS HAZELNUTS AND ALMONDS, AND MAY ALSO CONTAIN TRACES OF OTHER NUTS... IT ALSO CONTAINS WHEAT, GLUTEN AND SULPHITES. Well that's enough rambling from me on this subject, I need to go and have a lie down now. I just can't take much more of this excitement. Just before I go though:- The conclusion. As a stand alone product this cereal easily holds its own, is really tasty and is great value, albeit a tad more fruit wouldn't go amiss. But when compared to an infinitely more expensive branded product it gets even better. I can think of no reason at all why you should pay more than twice as much for, what is in reality, the same product. Save your money, dump the Kelloggs...
I often try certain Tesco own brand items as they often seem to cheap to pass up and that was exactly the case when I saw their fruit and fibre cereal, the packaging looks very similar to the Kellogg's version but would it taste as good? Well no it didn't taste as good but it wasn't half bad either, it was a lot sweeter than the Kellogg`s version but still very nice tasting and the fruit pieces especially were very nice. The wholegrain wheat flakes in the Tesco one seemed to go soggy a bit quicker than the Kellogg`s ones but they were still very crisp and tasty before they went soggy so you just need to eat a bit quicker LOL. The Kellogg`s version has 28% raisins and the Tesco one only 16% and there is slightly less fruit all round which I guess goes some way to allowing them to charge less for their version, there is still a fair amount of fruit in this though and it doesn't taste or appear cheap it just is in price. There are more calories and sugar in this Tesco version so if you are watching your weight then the original Kellogg`s would suit you better but if you do not mind the extra calories or the less fruit then you can grab a 750g box of this for only £1.20 as opposed to the much higher £2.32 of the Kellogg`s version. Personally the flakes going soggy too quick and the added sweetness mean I will be sticking to Kellogg`s but this is still a decent alternative if you are counting the pennies.
Tescos Fruit and Fibre. I dont very often shop in Tescos but I was in there recently because I was in there with a friend who was shopping in there and I happened to spot this cereal on their shelve, it looks similiar to a particular cereal that I buy from Sainsbury's and as it was being sold for 99pence, thought that I would give it a try. I brought this packet which contains 500grams of whole wheat flakes with dried fruit and nuts. It comes in a disposable carton which is widely recycled. Ingredients : Whole Wheat, Raisins, Sugar, Dried Sweetened Banana Chips, Toasted Coconut Flakes, Malted Barley Extract, Dried Apple, Roasted Nut Pieces, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Salt, Niacin, Iron, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamins B12, B5, B6 and B2.Dried Apple. Store this in a cool dry odour free place. I think that it is best if you fold the foil packet over at the top, inside the carboard packet as this helps to keep this product fresher for longer. Allergy Advice : Contains Almonds and hazelnuts. 30grams of this cereal contains 170 calories, sugar 13.8gs, fat 4gs, saturates 2.4gs, and salt at 0.4grams. I really like this cereal and it tastes good too, and I feel that I am eating something a little bit healthier as well. The Wheat Flakes are lovely are crisp and cruncy and the raisins are nice and plump and fresh, and I like the slices of banana, the coconut gives it a little bit of extra taste, and I love the hazelnuts and the almonds because they help to give this cereal an extra crunch and the flakes dont go too soggy to quick in your milk, I really love these, and they do help me to feel full up in the morning, which is great for going to work as they will help to keep you full until lunch time too. These flakes are a great source of Fibre. A great source of folic acid, and because these cereals are fortified with vitamins and iron they are a great source of extra vitamins added to my daily intake, which is a good thing too. I liked the whole taste of this cereal and although a cheaper brand saving me a few pence, I really do like these and will be purchasing these again soon. I think that they go down well, and I am very happy eating these knowing that I am serving myself with an extra helping of vitamins, and also they are quick and easy to prepare in the mornings, when you are getting ready for a days work because they will help you keep extra fit as well. Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
Like many people I have been trying to save money by reducing my food bill. I have always been keen on Kellogg's fruit and fibre breakfast cereal but recently decided to swap to the Tesco own brand version of the cereal. Tesco fruit and fibre comes in a box that looks remarkably like the Kellogg's box! Both have a purple background with a picture of whole flaks and plump juicy looking fruit cascading down the box. It all looks very appealing and is of course meant to persuade you to buy. There is a big difference in the price between the two brands with a 750 gram box of Kellogg's fruit and fibre costing £2.36 and a 750 gram box of the Tesco version costing just£ 1.20. So is the extra cost of Kellogg's worth it? Tesco fruit and fibre comes in either a 500 gram box or 750, just as Kellogg's does. I checked the ingredients list for both cereals and they are pretty similar. Both have wholegrain wheat flakes as the main ingredient, followed by raisins. I love raisins in cereal; the more the better! Kellogg's wins here with its version containing 28% raisins whilst the Tesco version has just 16% .Both cereals contain banana chips, apple and coconut and both contain almonds and hazelnut pieces. I am always keen to read the nutritional value of the food I buy and the Kellogg's version is a lower in calories, sugar and fat than the Tesco version. Each 100 grams of Kellogg's contains 355 calories, 25 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fat, whilst the Tesco version has 370 calories, 26.5 grams of sugar and 6.6 grams of fat. Both brands do contain B vitamins, niacin, folic acid and Iron. Although the difference is not that great it all adds up! I don't consider either of these cereals to be a healthy option as they are far too high in sugar. The all important taste test reveals that these cereals are very similar and I'm not sure I would be able to tell them apart if I didn't know which was which! I could detect less of my beloved raisins in the Tesco brand and the nuts were a bit less in evidence. The Kellogg's version is less sweet and I prefer it that way! The wheat flakes looked the same and the texture was similar, with both remaining crunchy for some time after adding milk. Overall I have to say that I think the Kellogg's brand is a superior product but I really don't think it justifies costing nearly twice as much as the Tesco version! The Tesco version is pleasant enough and if there were a few more raisins and a bit less sugar I would always buy it. However despite the extra cost I will be sticking to Kellogg's although won't be buying it that often!
One of my new years resolutions was to start eating a healthy breakfast, most mornings I just grab whatever is quick and easy and usually that's a biscuit or even a chocolate bar! That's why I've been eating this Tesco Fruit & Fibre cereal this week and it's yummy. The flakes are quite big and they taste like Bran Flakes to me, they have got a lovely crunch and are quite sweet and tasty. The flakes do go a bit soggy in the milk but that's ok because you just have to remember to eat from the bottom of the bowl as well as the top and then they will be fine. Mixed in with the flakes you've got quite a few raisins, a few too many for me actually because I'm not mad keen on raisins at all. I normally pick a few out of the bowl so that I've just got 4 or 5 in there, the raisins in this cereal are plump and juicy and I reckon if you're one of them people who likes them then you'll deffo enjoy these. There are also banana chips, dried apple, dried coconut, hazelnut and almond pieces in the cereal. They've all got a nice texture and I love how naturally sweet these ingredients make the cereal taste, the banana chips are wicked because they are mega crunchy and have got a yummy sugary coating. I think all the different flavours go proper nice together and I especially like getting a coconut flake in my mouth with the cereal because it gives that mouth full a nice tropical taste. None of the ingredients goes majorly soft or soggy in the milk apart from the apple which swells up a bit. I got the 750g box of Tesco Fruit & Fibre and that cost £1.45, that's half the price of the same size box of Kelloggs Fruit & Fibre and the cereal is just as good so try this Tesco one and you could save big money over the year if you're a regular eater of this cereal. Recommended!!!
In the early stages of my pregnancy I became extremely partial to a bowl (or two) of Fruit and Fibre cereal. Kellogg's was the favoured brand due to it tasting far superior to the Asda and Sainsbury's own brand version. That was until I tried Tesco Fruit and Fibre... which tasted just as good as the Kellogg's version but was a lot cheaper. ***Packaging** The Tesco Fruit and Fibre comes in a similar box to the Kellogg's fruit and fibre and the colours and images used are very similar. This is a purple cardboard outer cereal box which is a bright purple colour. There is a bowl of the fruit and fibre cereal on the front of the box next to a jug of milk and the Tesco logo is also visible on the front of the box. The cereal is in a white plastic bag inside of the box in order to keep the cereal fresh. ***Price*** A 750g box of Tesco Fruit and Fibre costs £1.39. For such a huge box this is excellent value as the Kellogg's version costs £2.80. The Tesco Fruit and Fibre is also much cheaper than the Asda own brand version which is £1.79 for a 750g box. ***Tesco Fruit and Fibre*** Tesco Fruit and Fibre is bran flakes with small pieces of dried fruit. The dried fruit includes, apples, coconut, banana, raisins and hazelnuts. I found that when I opened the box the Tesco cereal had quite a sweet scent but also the wheaty scent of the bran flakes was also apparent. The bran flakes in the Tesco cereal are very pleasant. These have quite a strong wheat taste and are very wholesome and I found tasted exactly the same as the bran flakes in the Kellogg's Fruit and Fibre Cereal. The flakes are very crunchy and stay quite crunchy when you pour milk over the cereal however by the time you get towards the end of the bowl of cereal the bran flakes have turned slightly soggy. The dried fruit inside the Tesco cereal also tastes very pleasant. The dried pieces of banana are large but not too large and have a nice flavour to them. The raisins inside of the cereal are very plump and have a lovely juicy flavour and do not go too hard when the milk is poured over the cereal. The dried coconut has a nice sweet flavour but unlike some other Fruit and Fibre Cereals it is not too overpowering. The Tesco cereal does contain hazelnuts but my only criticism of the cereal that there are a limited amount of hazelnuts per box. I usually find I get about 2 pieces of hazelnut maximum per bowl of this cereal. **Nutritional Information** Each 30g serving with 125ml of skimmed milk contains 150 calories 2.2g fat The cereal is also fortified with vitamins and iron. The cereal is also suitable for vegetarians but not suitable for those with a nut allergy. ***Overall*** For anyone that likes Kellogg's Fruit and Fibre I would definitely recommend switching to the Tesco version which is half the price and tastes exactly the same. For those that haven't tried Fruit and Fibre before I would definitely recommend buying a box from Tesco. A greater tasting healthy cereal with crunchy bran flakes complimented by the sweet tasting fruit. Yum Yum!
I've always like to eat healthily and I believe that eating fruit and fibre for breakfast seems to do the trick! I usually buy the Tesco Fruit & Fibre as opposed to the Kellogg's version, simply because of price. At £1.49 for a 750g box really aint bad at all, especially compared to the Kellogg's version at a whopping £2.87 for the same quantity. If you asked me whether I'l be able to tell that the Tesco version is cheaper? Id have to say no. I manage to eat this on most days and I absolutely adore it! Its really tasty and I feel that it is rather healthy too, as each box is made up of wheat flakes, raisins, bananas, coconuts, hazelnuts and almonds. The box states that there is a good source of fibre, folic acid and is fortified with vitamins and iron. Based on the ingredients in this cereal, I would say this is true. Each 30g with semi skimmed milk contains 170 calories, 6.6g of protein, 2.6g of fibre, but does also have 4.0g of fat (2.4g of which saturates). I would say this cereal offers a good balance of nutritional value and can be eaten on a daily basis! This product is not suitable for those whoever, who can not eat wheat, gluten or sulphites. What I like about this cereal is that thre is variety and is not just flakes. The raisins, banana, apple, hazelnuts and almonds add abit of flavour to the mix and makes eating a healthy breekfast fun and not like a chore! I enjoy this cereal very much and would definitely recommend the Tesco version rather than the Kellogg's one. Save a few pennies for a rainy day.
I've never been a fan of gimmicky cereals and I tend to prefer the likes of cornflakes, bran flakes etc. Plain and simple. But I thought I'd 'jazz' up ever so slightly and for the last month or so I've been munching threw a box of Tesco's Fruit and Fibre. I can't remember the last time I bought a box of Kelloggs (too pricey for me) so I can't compare this to that, but I can tell you how I found it. The cereal comes in a nice purple box, in two sizes 500 and 750gm, pictured with a bowl brimming with fruit and fibre and a jug of milk and some yummy fruit in the background. Very nice and very healthy looking. The flakes inside are nice and crisp and I have found they hold their crispness quite well once the packet has been opened. Provided of course you seal down the inside bag, I usually use a clothes peg for this purpose! The 'fruit' part of the cereal is made up of ... Raisins 16% Dried Sweetened Banana Chips 6% Toasted Coconut Flakes 3% Dried Apple (not quantified so tiny amount) There are also hazelnuts and almonds in there. Quite a good mix of fruit flavours and the taste is sweet enough that you don't need to add any extra sugar to it and it is tasty. It is also enough to keep me feeling full til lunchtime which is a good thing. However, there isn't as much fruit as the picture on the box suggests and to me, all I really get are the raisins and banana chips. Those are my favourite bits anyway, and I often add a chopped banana to the top. So what I will probably do is not buy this on a regular basis but stick to the plain branflakes and add my own toppings. Nutrition wise a 30g serving with semi skimmed will give you 170 calories and 4g of fat. Sugar wise, it's quite high with 13.8g in a single bowl. All in all, it's a tasty cereal, much cheaper than Kelloggs but for me, I think I'll stick to the ordinary bran and add my own fruit. See what you think!
Tesco Fruit and Fibre As I've mentioned in several of my previous reviews, over the last couple of years the Stebiz household has looked at more and more ways to cut the household bills. However I have always vowed not to compromise on quality. I still wanted us to all enjoy our food and services, so quality was high on my agenda. Our family believe strongly in having a good breakfast. As well as all the other goodies on offer we always have a number of cereals. In the past these have always been Kellogg's, and some still are. However in recent years we have seen other cereals take their place. Often ones that are a lot cheaper. Over the last few months we have been buying Tesco Fruit and Fibre. The box looks exactly like the one shown in the picture. The price of the Tesco Fruit and Fibre is £1.16 for 500g, against Kellogg's, in the same store, of £2.39 for 500g, although we tend to buy the larger 750g packet of Tesco Fruit and Fibre for £1.49. A huge difference in price, I think you'll agree. Packaging The Tesco Fruit and Fibre, looks quite similar to the Kellogg's Fruit and Fibre packaging. But let's not forget 'if it doesn't say Kellogg's on the box, it isn't Kellogg's in the box'. There is a picture of a bowl with Tesco Fruit and Fibre in it. It also boasts that it has crunchy wheat flakes with raisins, banana, coconut, apple, hazelnuts and almonds. Inside the cardboard box there is an inner bag to retain freshness. As with all cereals this should be folded over after use. Taste Well personally I am extremely pleased with the experience. There are a lot of raisins and dried banana, which I enjoy. The wheat flakes are really nice and crunchy, and there are a lot of other fruit in there also including coconut, nuts etc. The milk I use on my breakfast just covers the cereal, so it doesn't get too soggy. Ingredients Whole Wheat Raisins (16%) Sugar Dried Sweetened Banana Chips (6%) (Banana; Coconut Oil; Sugar; Honey Flavouring), Toasted Coconut Flakes (3%) Malted Barley Extract, Roasted Chopped Nuts (1%) Hazelnuts, Almond) Dried Apple (1%) Salt Niacin Iron Pantothentic Acid Thiamin Vitamin B6 Riboflavin Sulphur Dioxide Folic Acid Vitamin B12 Nutrition (30g serving with 125ml of semi skimmed milk) Energy 370kcal Protein 8.0g Carbohydrate 69.1g Of which sugars 26.5g Fat 6.6g Of which saturates 2.4g Mono unsaturates 1.3g Polyunsaturates 0.3g Fibre 2.3g Sodium 0.2g Summary A great cereal that we have now swapped to, instead of buying the leading brand. It has all that we want in a cereal and is very good on price. I enjoy it so much I often have it at a night too. So you don't find yourself just eating it because it is breakfast time. I note of warning though in my high recommendation, keep a special eye out when giving it to youngsters, I wouldn't want them to choke.