“ Brand: Tesco / Type: White „
I bought these because of the low price, it costs 74p for a box of 6 of these. I chose these because they're a little bit different to a lot of the other cereal bars on offer. They have no raisins or nuts which makes a nice change although I do like raisins and nuts. These have a different box than the one in the photo because Tesco have changed the name of their value range to 'Everyday Value' and have a new look. They are in the cereal bar section of Tesco and there are also a couple of other varieties of these Tesco everyday value cereal bars. The other flavours that these come in are chocolate and coconut and hazelnut and raisin. The three different types all cost the same price, 74p.
The basic nutritional information is clearly displayed on the front of the box which is useful and makes it easy to compare to other cereal bars when you are shopping. The ingredients are written on the back and there is plenty of information which is very helpful. These contain 85 calories each, 7 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fat and 1 gram of saturated fat. I think the sugar is a bit high but the calorie content is quite low compared to a lot of the other cereal bars you can buy.
The bars are a bit on the small side when you compare them to some of the other cereal bars you can get. They weigh 21 grams each and come in separate plastic wrappers, the packaging is cheap looking but then these are cheap and it's what is inside the packet that matters...
I was pleasantly surprised to see that they haven't skimped on the chocolate chips and strawberry pieces. There are plenty of oats along with the strawberry pieces and white chocolate chips. These are sticky instead of dry and crumbly which is nice and goes really well with the chocolate chips and strawberry. If it was a more dry texture then I think it could be a bit boring but luckily these are syrupy and sticky. The strawberries add a bit of fruitiness and they taste great with the white chocolate chips. It is quite a sweet cereal bar so maybe it's a good thing that it's slightly on the smaller side so it doesn't get sickly when you're eating it.
I think these are perfect for a snack, in a lunch box or when you're craving something sweet but don't want something higher in calories like a chocolate bar. I really don't think these can replace a breakfast though, I don't think they're substantial enough so I don't recommend them for that.
I do recommend these cereal bars, they're nice and tasty and good value for money!
I never have time to eat breakfast so cereal bars are very handy for me. When out shopping in Tesco I picked up these to try they cost me 79p for a box of six.
The box containing the cereal bars weighs 125 grams, it stands at 14 cms tall and is 12.5 cms wide which can easily fit into any office draw :) The box is not very attractive, it is dark blue and white, which indicates it is part of the Tesco value range.
Inside the box is 6 individually wrapped bars, the packaging is very plain and boring but as I shove it in a draw I don't mind what it looks like. Each bar is only 85 calories which is very good however each 21 gram bar has 6 grams of sugar in it!
The bars are quite small and I wouldn't recommend people to have them instead of a proper breakfast as they are not very filling however they taste nice. I can taste the strawberry alot more than the chocolate.
Overall I think for 79p you can't really grumble, I am not a big breakfast eater anyway so one bar generally does last me til lunch time.
=== The product ===
These are white chocolate & strawberry cereal bars.
=== The packaging ===
These bars come provided in a cardboard box. The box is red, white & blue like the standard Tesco value packaging and each bar is wrapped in a white wrapper with blue banding to show that this is a value product. The packaging is very basic and the bars on their own clearly tell the message that they are cheap but who really cares? I don't! Not sure about my husband though who I regularly pack off to work with these.
=== Are these nice? ===
They are edible but they are not amazing either. Each bar is made up of oat & wheat with white chocolate chips and strawberry piece visible throughout the bar. Each bag is small weighing in at around 21g but they pack a punch with their sugary sweet tastes hitting my sweet tooth wonderfully. That does not mean that I like them much though, they feel a little too sugary and like there is just too much sweetness going on. The white chocolate & the strawberries work well together but this cereal bar just feels like it has been pumped full of sugar.
=== Ingredients ===
Glucose Syrup (29%), Oat Flakes (20%) , Wheat Flour (19%) , White Chocolate Chips (11%) , Strawberry (10%) , Vegetable Oil (3.5%) ,TempText6TempText7 , Dextrose (1%) , Sugar (1%) , Caramel (0.3%) , Salt (0.2%) , Flavouring (0.2%) ,TempText13TempText14. ,White Chocolate Chips contains ,Sugar ,Cocoa Butter ,Milk Sugar ,Reconstituted Dried Whole Milk ,Dried Skimmed Milk , Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins) ,Flavouring. ,Strawberry contains ,Fructose-Glucose Syrup , Humectant (Glycerol) ,Sugar ,Concentrated Strawberry Juice ,Oat Fibre ,Vegetable Fat ,Rice Starch , Gelling Agen (Pectin) ,Carrot Extract ,Pumpkin.
=== Nutritional Information ===
Each bar contains the following:
A trace of salt
=== Where can I buy these from & for how much? ===
These can be purchased from Tesco stores or www.tesco.co.uk and each multipack of 6 bars currently (September 2011) costs just 60p and these are frequently on a 3 for 2 special offer.
=== Overall opinion ===
Each of these bars are very compact and when consuming these I tend to have two because I just do not feel like one is enough to satisfy my appetite. These are sweet, overly sweet, but I still enjoy these from time to time as they satisfy my sweet tooth and keep me away from the big bars of chocolate I keep in the fridge for cooking.
The bars are put together well, the packaging, while simple, is sturdy and protects the bars from being damaged too much when rattling around in the box. The box is informative without giving too much blurb and the price of these cereal bars is fantastic. Each bar works out at just 12p so I do not mind if my husband munches a few of these after working a night shift.
Obviously they are not particularly healthy but if you are hungry and want something quick, simple and light before you wake up properly, while on the move or even just a light snack before you go to bed then these are going to be ideal for you. The taste is very sugary sweet but the white chocolate chips bring a delicious taste to this bar that makes it feel a little more like a treat rather than a cereal and it is for this reason that I purchase these now and again rather than as a regular item every week.
Tesco Value White Chocolate and Strawberry Cereal Bar....
With recently starting to do my shopping online, which I find faster, cheaper and that I am able to buy products I am usually too much of a trolley snob to buy I am rather pleased with this recent purchase.
These Tesco Value White Chocolate and Strawberry Cereal Bars come in boxes of 6 bars and cost a mere 70 odd pence. This seems a rather good price when compared to all the other type of cereal bars that Tesco offer and these come in at the cheapest available.
The bars are individually wrapped and this is good for being able to take them out and about although I don't think I would take them out in the wrapper as it is the horrible Tesco Value logo splashed across the bar and easily recognisable and I wouldn't want people to know I am a cheapskate! (Which I am).
The bar may have poor wrapping but on opening this I was pleasantly surprised with the overall look of the bar which appeared to have a good amount of both white chocolate chips and strawberry pieces. The bar looked full of oats and very sticky and if I saw it without the wrapping I wouldn't think it was a value product.
The taste was rather nice too. As with it looking sticky the bar itself did taste nice and sticky. There seemed to be lots of oat like cereal bits inside and the amount of strawberry flakes was a great surprise as I assumed these would be few and far between, but I was wrong. It was rather sweet and gave me a much needed sugary sweet hit as well as filling a small gap in my stomach.
Overall I would say I am very surprised with these bars. I would have thought they were totally disgusting but there aren't. I think with 6.1 grams of sugar in per bar it is a little high but the calories stand at 85 per bar with the saturated fat rolling in at1.2grams. On the whole they are not high in calories or fat really but they are not super great.
I will however be buying them again but perhaps I will try the other flavours that Tesco offer such as the apricot one which appears to have less sugar in than this one.
I think a 4/5 star rating is in order. It may have a horrible label and the sugar may be on the high side but I was pleasantly surprise. Recommended!
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Tesco Value White Chocolate and Strawberry Cereal Bars come in a box of six. The box carries a picture of the bars and the usual Tesco Value label. Each bar is individually wrapped inside and the whole thing is a bit over package.
When you take one of these out of the box it is disappointingly small and even the white wrapper is not very interesting. These would be better packed in a see through film.
The bars are about as long as my index finger and I have very small hands, an inch wide and a quarter of an inch thick.
Certainly not something you can get your teeth into. When you first bite into these they are chewy and slightly soft.
There is a smell and taste of strawberries about these biscuits and they have more flavour than some brands which are more expensive. I am not sure where the white chocolate is in the bar but I did find a couple of bits that might have been chocolate. I'm not sure though.
Each of these contains:
5.3 grams of sugar
1.3grams of fat
So if you are health conscious one is enough.
The main ingredients of these cereal bars is oat flakes, wheat flour and 12% strawberry flavoured pieces.
These taste good and they are great value at the price but for me they contain too much sugar so I don't consider them very healthy. They taste very sweet but have a tang of fruit as well so they are likely to be popular with children but they are a bit small.
Personally I would rather pay a little bit more and get a more substantial breakfast bar because there is always a temptation to eat two of these (or more).
Sending Mr Hypno to the supermarket one night this week, when I realised we didn't have enough bits and pieces in the house for packed lunches, on his list was cereal bars.
He came home with two boxes of value white chocolate and strawberry cereal bars. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed. These cost 79p for a box of 6, and I think there are other non-value packs out there for about the same money. This pack equates to over 13p per cereal bar.......when you compare that with the current price of Harvest Chewee bars, which come in at 10 or 11p per bar, you will see that this is not as "value" as it might like to make out.
Anyway, I really couldn't make my disappointment known, because I had been too lazy to go to the supermarket myself!
So, these cereal bars are individually wrapped and then contained in a box. although the "value" logo appears on the box, it is (as you can see from the picture above) not screaming "can't afford the real thing" at you. The individually wrapped bars, however, sing a different tune, being in plain white wrappers, no writing, no picture, no impression of being anything other than "cheap".
But of course, the wrapping is not the most important thing here. These are for eating, so should be marked on the appearance and taste of the food.
Opening the wrapper, you can see the puffed rice, oats and strawberry bits quite clearly. Actually, these are not bits of strawberry, but "strawberry flavoured pieces".....ahh, so just sugar, flavoured with strawberry juice then....., still, on we go. I can't see any evidence of white chocolate.
It looks ok, similar to other cheap cereal bars. There is nothing off putting about these bars so far, so onto the taste test.
Sweet, Sweet, Sweet, Sweet, Sweet. There, that just about sums them up! As I take a mouthful of this bar, I just get a huge hit of sweetness - to the point of it being over sweet. Now, I have a very sweet tooth, so if I think that it is over sweet, then others must certainly think so! In fact, it is so sweet, that it actually makes me cough when it gets to the back of my throat!
Texture wise, this bar feels as though I have just picked up a handful of rice crispies and put them in my mouth with a teaspoon of syrup. The grains of puffed rice are very apparent - hmm, I am finding this difficult to explain here - but I just don't think that these are bound together as well as other bars. I am eating a mouthful of individual bits rather than a bar.
Nutritionwise, these are 80 calories a bar, with just 0.6 grams of fat. So, if you are missing out on sweet things whilst on a diet, these would be perfect for you - they provide you with enough of a sweetness hit to ensure that you are not feeling deprived, yet for minimal calories and fat, so for that, they have to be good.
They don't contain nuts, but canoot be guaranteed nut free, and they are suitable for vegetarians. There do not appear to be any trans fats or hydrogenated vegetable oil.
These are ok - but I won't be buying them again through choice, when there are other products that are no more expensive per unit. If this was all that was left on the shelf though, then I would say that they are good enough for lunchbox fillers, and come under the heading of "could be worse".
I often find myself peckish mid-morning or on my way home from work and usually I have nothing on me or nothing to suit my tastes at that point. I'm often drawn to cereal bars and flapjacks and those types of food but I often find I can't eat them as they contain nuts, which I'm allergic too.
Browsing Tesco's aisles a few weeks ago I thought I'd have a quick peek at the cereal bars and snacks section to see if there was anything I could eat that took my fancy and I came across the Tesco Value range of cereal bars. I'm not keen on plain tasting food so I picked out the white chocolate and strawberry bars. I checked the box and they stated that the bars contained no nuts, however they could not guarantee they were nut fee, but then almost every food product says that nowadays. So I picked up a box, thinking that as they were only 77p I wouldn't be losing much if I didn't like them.
The next day, as usual, I found myself peckish on my way home from work and was glad to have one of these cereal bars in my bag. And I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of it.
Six cereal bars come in a thin cardboard box in the Tesco Value blue and white colours. There is a picture on the front of the box showing the cereal bars which I must say do look rather tasty.
Each bar is rather small; roughly the same size as a Penguin or Club chocolate bar, but slightly thinner and longer. It is made out of crispy oat flakes, wheat flour and glucose syrup which is what gives it its golden brown colour. Throughout the bar are bits of white chocolate chips and small strawberry flavoured chips which gives the bar more flavour - sweet strawberries and milky white chocolate. You can taste the crispiness of the oat flakes yet the syrup gives it a sticky gooey feel more similar to a flapjack than a cereal bar I think. You can also smell a sweet sugary strawberry scent which makes it more desirable. Although the bars are nice I don't think the quality or taste would be of the same standard as other branded cereal bars. Other bars also look bigger and, comparing it to the only other cereal bar I've tried, which is Frosties, it is nowhere near as crispy or filling as this.
Each single cereal bar contains 85 calories which is actually less than Special K bars but more than Alpen Light bars so it makes for a good healthy small snack. As I said above, the bars are small and it wouldn't constitute as a breakfast bar, just as a small snack in between meals. But, seeing as the value of these is so brilliant compared to other branded cereal bars, I think these are a great buy and make for a tasty small bite.