Product Type: Weetabix Breakfast
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Weetabix Ready brek Original Sachets
Member Name: senga53
Weetabix Ready brek Original Sachets
Advantages: Healthy and kids love it
Disadvantages: I didn't like it
My grandchildren love porridge, and when they stay overnight they usually ask for it, at breakfast time.
While out doing my weekly shop, I noticed that you can now buy Ready Brek in a box containing individual sachets. As the kids were going to be staying overnight, I decided to give these a try, just for a change.
Ready Brek was the first instant oat cereal to be produced, and was launched in 1969 by Lyons & Company. In 1990 Ready Brek was taken over by Weetabix Limited.
The sachets come in an orange and white box with Ready Brek written across the front. Underneath this, you can see part of a bowl of oats and a spoon. It also says that the box contains 5 sachets.
The sachets are also orange and white in colour. There is a dashed line across the top of the sachet and it says 'tear along dashed line'. It is a good idea to shake the sachet, so that the contents are at the bottom, before opening. I didn't do this and some of the contents spilled out.
Inside the sachet there is 30g of finely milled oats. I could smell the oats as soon as I opened the sachet.
There are 3 ways to cook these oats.
1. Empty the contents of the sachet into a microwavable bowl.
Add 150ml of milk or water (I used milk) and stir.
Microwave on full power (850W) for one and a half minutes.
Stir and leave for 30 seconds and serve.
2. Add 150ml of boiled milk to contents of sachet. Stir and serve.
3. Put 150ml of milk into a pan and bring to the boil.
Add contents of the sachet and simmer until milk is absorbed.
Stir and serve.
When the oats are ready they are paler in colour than porridge. When I tasted the Ready Brek it did have an oaty taste to it, but I found it to be very bland. There is really not a strong flavour of anything, and because the oats have been so finely milled, it tasted a bit like a puree or maybr even baby food.
Now I have to say that my grandchildren absolutely loved this and it was clean plates all round. The kids probably loved it because it is so easy to eat. There is no biting or chewing involved.
In my opinion it would taste better with a handful of raisins or sultanas added. Or, any kind of fruit for that matter.
On the back of the box it tells you that it is one of the healthiest cereals you can eat. It does not contain any sugar or salt and it is rich in calcium, vitamins and minerals.
Each 30g sachet contains:
2.6g of fat
2.4g of fibre
Your 150ml of milk has to be added to the above. It does say that this cereal can be made with water, but I think that would be stretching it a bit too far. I dread to think what it would taste like.
Like everything else this is a matter of taste. I bought it for my grandchildren and they loved it. This cereal is probably aimed more at kids than adults. I remember the ads on tv where you saw the kids going to school with an orange glow surrounding them. This was supposed to be the Ready Brek Glow.
I paid 69p in Tesco for my box of 5 sachets. I didn't see any larger boxes.
Would I recommend this - Yes, its healthy and kids love it.
Summary: Great for the kids and maybe some big kids.....
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