Product Type: Weetabix Breakfast
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Weetabix The Whole Grain Cereal
Member Name: simba57
Weetabix The Whole Grain Cereal
Advantages: Heathly and nutritious.
Disadvantages: A bit bland without sugar.
Weetabix Is a nutritious breakfast cereal made from whole wheat with added vitamins and iron.
*** Packaging ***
The box I bought is the 24 pack although it also comes in smaller packs is 12 biscuits. The box is made from recyclable cardboard and is mainly yellow in colour with a picture of a wheat field on the front. Weetabix have been running an advertising campaign 'Someone's had their Weetabix' which depicts people doing amazing things and putting it down to the fact that they had Weetabix for breakfast. On the back of my packs is a photo of two mammoths in a field which have been made entirely out of straw and hay bales! This is a winner in the Weetabix Wheat Art 2009 Competition and we have no doubt what the creators had for breakfast!. Weetabix is supporting British farmers and states that 90% of the wheat used in Weetabix comes from farms within a 50 mile radius of their mills.
This breakfast cereal is ideal for children and teenagers, especially, as it is so healthy, but the packaging is designed to appeal more to adults.
Inside the box are 2 plastic inner bags containing a stack of 12 Weetabix biscuits, and most people would probably eat 2 for breakfast. They cost around £1.60 - £2 in supermarkets.
They are light brown in colour and quite crumbly.
*** Nutritional Information ***
The front of the pack states that Weetabix is:
Low in fat
Low in sugar
High in fibre
So straight away we can see that this is healthier than most breakfast cereals.
*** Ingredients ***
Wholegrain wheat (95%) malted barley extract, sugar, salt, Niacin, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid.
Allergy advice - Contains wheat and barley.
A serving of 2 Weetabix biscuits provides 32% of the recommended intake of vitamins and iron listed on the side of the box.
*** My opinion ***
I like Weetabix with hot milk, usually semi-skimmed, which you can heat on the cooker or microwave and pour over your Weetabix. It does soak up a lot of milk though so I usually keep a bit extra in a jug and tip a bit more on half way through. Otherwise it can go quite thick and stoggy. I add a little sugar too (naughty!) but you don't have to and it is certainly healthier if you don't.
It has a similar consistency to porridge depending on how much milk you like to use. For an even healthier option you can use skimmed milk.
This is more satisfying than many other breakfast cereals and can usually keep me going until lunchtime. It is especially good to have in on cold mornings as it provides a good, warming start to the day.
Some people like Weetabix with cold milk and a while back Weetabix were advertising the many different ways that you can enjoy Weetabix such as adding dried fruit, yogurt or banana.
As with many other breakfast cereals you can enjoy Weetabix at any time of the day (or night!).
Thanks for reading.
Summary: A great start to the day!
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