Still being on a diet I have been eating cereals for breakfast in the aim to try and keep my hunger at bay unitl lunch time to prevent me snacking. This morning I decided to try the Weetabix with Golden Syrup which my husband has been eating recently. These are literally the same as original weetabix but they are baked with golden syrup.
I purchased a pack of 12 of the weetabix golden syrup from my local Iceland store for just £1.00 which works out at under 17p per breakfast if you have two of the biscuits per serving.
The Weetabix come packaged in a cardboard box like most cereal and inside you will find the biscuits wrapped in a waxy paper wrapper. Although the biscuits are not individually wrapped as long as you wrap them back up in the waxy wrapper well they do remain fresh and crisp for a few weeks.
The weetabix come in shaped into an oval biscuit and are made of wholegrain wheat with golden syrup and fortified with added vitamins and iron. On the front of the box it states that the weetabix help to 'fuel your day' as wholegrain is said to release energy slowly keeping hunger at bay for longer. The nutritional value for a serving of two weetabix is:
Calories - 158
Protein - 4.5g
Carbohydrate - 31.3g
Sugars - 6.3g
Fat - 0.8g
I will admit that I do not find that the weetabix look very appetising as they are a light brown in colour and look dry and boring. But don't let this put you off as they taste much better than they look, they have a lovely toasted flavour and although are baked with Golden Syrup are not overly sweet. The biscuits are also quite crunchy to begin with although they do soak up the milk quickly turning them soft and mushy. There are not many cereals that I put sugar on because I enjoy the taste as they are but I do normally add sugar to original weetabix but these are just sweet enough not to have to. You can also use warm milk instead one these weetabix which when they have soaked up the milk gives them a porridge like consistency and taste and make a warming winter breakfast.
Overall I really enjoyed these Golden Syrup Weetabix they tasted good and filled me up enough to keep my hunger at bay until lunch time.
---Why I Bought This---
I cannot function until I have had some breakfast cereal and a cup of tea to get me going.
During the colder winter months (and still now in May!) I enjoy cereal with hot milk. I cannot be bothered to make porridge first thing in the morning but I like having wheat biscuits or shredded wheat as a filling start to the day as they are quick to prepare.
Made in England by Weetabix Ltd - the original version has been manufactured since the 1930s.
New out this year.
In cardboard box with NEW written across the corner.
Weetabix Golden Syrup - the 'golden syrup' is written as if it was syrup and there is a spoon above pouring it down.
Low in fat and salt and high in fibre.
Fortifed with vitamins and iron.
Baked with golden syrup.
Long shelf life - mine is to April 2013.
Made in England.
Suitable for vegetarians.
The box contains two packets of twelve biscuits each wrapped in white plasticy paper.
The biscuits are oval flat compressed biscuits of cereal.
A typical serving is two biscuits.
£2.49 for a box of 24 biscuits at Tesco.
Golden Syrup Weetabix and ordinary Weetabix are actually very similar - from the box design to the shape of the biscuits to the actual list of ingredients.
***Golden Syrup Weetabix***
Golden Syrup (Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup) (3%)
.Wholegrain Wheat (95%)
Malted Barley Extract
I did say in another review that I always buy the basic Weetabix and Shredded Wheat but these Golden Syrup Weetabix were on offer the other day in Tesco so I thought I would try them as I do like syrup.
These biscuits come in the same sort of box as the normal version and are in two paper packs of 12.
The biscuits are the same shape as the ordinary ones but are slightly bigger and darker.
They smell diferent too - not what I would call a syrup smell exactly but more like burnt popcorn - yes know hat sounds weird.
I ate them the same way as normal ones, two biscuits with a little sugar and hot milk.
It does have a bit of a different flavour, and again the smell is like popcorn. I am eating these at present and while I would not really go out of my way to buy them I would purchase again if they were on offer as they are not too dissimilar to the the originals and I am getting used to the taste now - but I would not think it would be a flavour that would necessarily appeal to children.
---Would I Recommend?---