Product Type: Tesco Breakfast
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Tesco Healthy Choices Bran Flakes - Surprisingly Doesn't Taste Like Cardboard!
Tesco Light Choices Bran Flakes
Author Name: LAURALILIA
Tesco Light Choices Bran Flakes
Advantages: Healthy and filling
Disadvantages: Doesn't come close to a jam doughnut!
***Tesco Light Choices Bran Flakes***
In keeping with trying to eat a few more healthy products in my diet, I thought I would give these Bran Flakes a go.
***What are they like?***
The packet is 500g and is predominantly white, with a rather attractive picture of some Bran Flakes with strawberries added.
It stresses that they are part of the 'light choices' range and gives us the following information.
~They contain 30% less fat than standard Tesco fruit and fibre.
~A good source of fibre.
~A source of folic acid.
They contain 160 calories per portion, only 2.7g of fat (1.5g of which are saturates), which is worked out on the basis that it is served with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk.
They are fortified with vitamins and minerals, and a serving contains 30% of the RDA for iron, which is why I was initially interested in them.
I wasn't actually looking forward to eating these much, as I had tried something like this years ago and I remembered them tasting like cardboard!
They were nicely packaged inside in a white greaseproof paper bag and I sampled the recommended 30 gram portion with milk. Less healthy was the small sprinkle of sugar I felt I needed to liven the whole thing up.
The taste of the bran flakes was actually quite nice, they were not too crunchy or hard and were quite crispy and fresh. They didn't have an overpowering taste of bran and were pleasant enough (much improved by the sugar). Without that I would have found them a little bland.
Another thing that was useful is that for anyone following a diet, they have a little Weightwatchers information on the front, telling the consumer that a portion is worth 2 and a half points.
They are predominantly made from bran, (75%) and apart from the vitamins there isn't a long list of intimidating ingredients, which I felt quite reassured by.
Overall, I think that this cereal offers great value for money; after all it works out at around 5p a portion (not including milk). The packet stayed fresh for more than a month, the only criticism is that you end up with loads of crumbly bits at the bottom, which aren't nice at all and are a bit of a waste.
I have it for breakfast and then have a handful of brazil nuts and raisins, this then sees me through until dinner time comfortably.
Being honest I would probably prefer a bit juicy jam doughnut, but hey as far as healthy cereal goes this was ok and I will be buying it again.
These are available from Tesco for only 79p - (although this does include a discount of ...wait for it....6p until the 2nd November.
Summary: Very cheap breakfast option - good source of iron,
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