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Weetabix has always been a staple food item in the cupboard so when they brought this out i had to give it a try(since i am also a fan of porridge) . This ended up being a favorite cereal of mine especially as no one else liked it so i know i can buy it and it is safe in the cupboard.
If you've never tried it before and it grabbed it out the cupboard your first thought would be this weetabix tastes off.Really though its just as described a more oaty tasting weetabix. The way i eat these is to add half a cup milk with half hot water and mix together so that its quite thick .I dont like any of the biscuits cold with milk apart from the minis. Its not got the most taste but it doesn't taste bad either and its quite filling.
Guideline Daily Amount Summary
Calories 189 -9%of your GDA
Fat 4g- 5%of your GDA
Saturates 1g -3%of your GDA
Salt 0.1g 2%of your GDA
Overall i think its quite good for a cereal. I've bought a lot of "healthy" cereals without looking at the labels first and then been shocked at what sugar etc is in them.
**Where to buy and price**
This can be bought from most supermarkets and even the likes of amazon(overpriced on there though) The 24pk is currently 2 for £4 . This is the only size i have ever seen it in and works out as 48 for £4/ 12for £1. A portion size for me is two bits so it costs approx 17p a portion. I think that's very reasonable.
You can also get this as oatiflakes or oatiflakes with fruit.
**would i recommend**
This is probably my third favorite weetabix product
2.weetabix with golden syrup
I would recommend it though as a nice change to normal weetabix and a healthier option to the golden syrup one.
24 biscuits in a box.
Packed in two sealed packets of 12.
'For a healthy heart.'
100% wholegrain oats.
In cardboard box similar to Wheetabix - has an image of the cereal biscuits in a bowl with blackberries and strawberries.
High fibre, low salt and low saturated fat.
The logo has an image of a red heart behind the green 'Oatibix' name.
Has long shelf life - my packet up to May 2014.
2 biscuits are 189 calories.
Suitable for Vegetarians.
Made in England by Wheetabix.
'Oats eaten as part of a healthy diet contribute to healthy cholesterol levels. 2 biscuits are equal to 1.75 grams of beta glucan soluble fibre from whole grain oats which is about half of the uuggested daily intake of 3 grams.'
£2.68 at Tesco.
You can also buy Oatflakes and Oatibix Bites (Oatibix Bites, Oatibix Bites with Sultana and Apple and Oatibix Bites with Cranberry)..
Well currently I am trying to cut out wheat as much as I can form my diet and so I will have to forego all my usual cereals such as Wheetabix and Branflakes. I do like porridge and have a huge bag of it but I find that first thing in the morning I do not feel like cooking porridge so I have been looking for some cereals that are based on oats instead of wheat.
I did think of Readybrek but then found these Oatibix biscuits while browsing at Tesco so was delighted to buy some. I love Wheetabix and expected these to just be a sort of oaty version.
The are the same shape biscuits as Wheetabix, being slightly oval and quite compressed. Apparently introduced in 2006 but I had never gotten around to trying them before.
Oats are a healthy option and are are always being recommended as being good for people's hearts and cholesterol levels that this seemed a fantastic choice.
Well unfortunately the product does not really live up to what I was expecting.
I usually have my breakfasts with hot milk but as part of a test of these biscuits I have tried them with both hot and cold milk.
The cold milk version I found quite horrible. These biscuits dissolve down to a sort of baby food mush but it is not the same sort of consistency you get with porridge. It is as if the oats are finely milled or something as they have no structure at all, as opposed to when you make porridge and you can still see the bits of oats within the mixture. So for me cold milk was definitely out.
I have since then used the biscuits with hot milk, and although slightly better they are still disappointing. I have added a tiny bit of sugar but it is still like eating baby rusks. I have two biscuits for breakfast and although I know that they are a healthy option and I am eating then, it is more a case of forcing it down and not thinking about it rather than enjoying it. Maybe if fruit was added or something but I think it is just too finely milled a texture and I think even the baby porridge I bought years ago had a better consistency than this.
Such a shame as it is a good idea. I am sure Wheetabix could improve on this product. People are looking for healthier quick options but you would never get children to ea this, and sometimes I am struggling.
Maybe the Oatibites will be better as I have not tried those yet.
3 stars. Healthy but tastes quite insipid.
===Would I Recommend?===
Yes, for people to try maybe.
97% wholegrain oats, malted barley extract, sugar and salt.
I have never liked Weetabix, I tried it when I was little and thought it tasted yukky but my Mum and Sister were always having it. My Dad and myself used to have porridge cooked on the hob instead. I still like porridge but most mornings I can't be bothered with the cooking so I was buying instant porridge instead but the taste was not all that so I was looking for something different that would still give me a nice warm breakfast.
When I saw that Weetabix had brought out the new (well it was when I first saw it) Oatibix I thought I would buy a pack and give it a try.
The packet is a similar size to the double Weetabix packet but it looks completely different. For a start it has the big red heart sign on the front for the healthy heart campaign. It also has a bowl of the cereal with some fruit added which looks nice. The packet tells you the product is high in fibre, low in salt and low in saturated fat and contributes to a healthy cholesterol level. The cereal is made from 100% wholegrain oats so you know you are not getting a good cereal.
You get two packs of biscuits in the pack that I buy, 12 in each pack so you don't need to open the whole thing up, just one pack at a time. I find the packaging quite easy to open and it stays intact ok after you have taken out some biscuits although after the first one or two it is quite hard to cover the top up again so I usually stick a plastic food bag over the top until the pack gets down a bit and I can fold over the top to keep it fresh.
The GDAs for this product is stated for a 2 biscuit portion. It gives you 189 cals, 3.8g fat, 0.6g sat fats, 1.5g total sugars, and 0.14g salt. I find that 2 biscuits are quite a big portion and I usually break one biscuit in half and have one and a half for my breakfast. I struggle to eat it all if I have two.
How I do my breakfast is I have a normal cereal bowl and place my one and a half biscuits in the bowl then I pour in milk so it just about covers the biscuits. I find I need to make sure the tops of the biscuits get wet when I am pouring it in other wise the bits that are not wet can go a bit lumpy when cooked. I then place the whole bowl in the microwave and put it on for 2 mins on high. If you watch it through the glass door you see that after about 1.5 minutes the milk starts to boil and the biscuits go soft and bubble up the sides and over into the middle of the bowl. If you leave it in for more than the 2 mins then it can bubble right up and over the sides like a volcano and you end up with an empty bowl and a microwave full of oatibix. If you don't put enough milk in with the cereal or like I said before, you leave a bit dry in the bowl it can go hard and then when you try to mix the cereal up after cooking you get some hard lumpy bits in it. If you have cooked it properly then when you mix it up you get a nice thick consistency which resembles how porridge would be when cooked but it is a little browner than normal porridge in colour.
As for tasting, I find I do have to add a small half spoon of sugar to the cereal. I have tried having less but the taste is not right without it, but then I do not have sugar in drinks or anything else during the day so I think this is my little treat for the day. The taste is different to porridge, it has a distinctive taste to it which is nothing like the strong taste of Weetabix but I cant explain it. It is very nice though.
Now as to whether it fills me up. The answer to that is a big yes. I find with this cereal I am full up right round to about 1 or even later (I eat about 8 in the morning). I know this is good for me as if I have cornflakes or rice krispies for a change I find by about 11 I am starting to have rumbles in my tummy and by 12 I am starving for my lunch.
Now would I recommend this cereal, the answer is yes I would. It is a really nice warm cereal to have and will keep you going for ages after. I have never had it with fruit like in the picture, I don't know if they are saying you can eat it cold as they have already put the fruit in the bowl before the biscuits are cooked but it doesn't appeal to me at all. I have never been able to eat fruit with my cereals.
The current price for a pack of 24 biscuits is £2.28, I usually keep a look out for special offers and stock up as they keep for ages if not opened.
I like breakfast cereal, I like it crunchy and fruity and tasty with lots of cold milk or for a change fruit juice , or yogurt or fresh fruit, maybe a little bit of all of it! I always eat my breakfast and by tea break Ive used it all up and am ready for "second breakfast" that is just how I am, a skinny, hungry type of eat anything person. Last year all that changed as I discovered I had a thing called fructose malabsorption, which means that your tum has a problem with foods that contain fructose, a sugar found in varying quantities mainly in fruit and veg . This condition is more of an inconveniencey (yes you understand!) than anything else but it does mean you have to look at ingredients carefully, apples are out, pineapple in. Tomatoes are a no , spinach is great, Fruity cereals with honey in them get the thumbs down whilst Oatibix with 97% whole grain oats just fit the bill.
This is how I came to be munching my first box, just the contents, of Weetabix Oatibix and I really can't make my mind up about them. My pack of 24 Oatibix come in a lively looking box which sings the praises of oats saying helps to maintain a healthy heart, full of whole grain energy but the thing that interested me is that they only have 4 ingredients, Wholegrain oats97% Malted barley extract, sugar and salt. I know that oats relese their energy slowly so there was a chance that they might keep me full until tea break.
My Oatibix Experience.
The biscuits come wrapped in two packs of 12 to keep them fresh. They are the size and shape of a weetaix with a nice mild oaty smell and a light fawn colour I open a pack and plonk one in a bowl them splosh some milk on top. So far so good, then the oatibix soaks up all the milk and goes all mushy!. I tried it different ways, milk in first, a bit better. Sneakily floating the biscuit on top, this leaves a bit of crunch but in the end I still just mix it up to a mush and spoon it down.
It´s a shame but it just goes very soggy so quickly. The taste is OK not very exciting but then it does´t have anything very exciting in it. By the end of the pack I was getting quite fond of them and I may well try them again as they do suit my tum but I shall try to make them more exciting somehow. On the box it shows three varieties of Oatibix Bites ,baby Oatibix with either,cranberries, sultana and apple or golden oats which I would think has honey in them.These could suit people looking for a healthy heart breakfast with a little more taste to them than straight Oatibix, give them a go,you might like them. I at least have one breakfast cereal that I can eat which was the object.!
per 2 biscuits they contain
Total sugar 1.5g
My oatibix worked out at 12p per biscuit and are widely available from supermarkets.
3 stars from me due to lack of excitement!
Thank for reading my review which may also be posted on Ciao under splishsplash
Although I think I have happened on the occasional Oatibix review in the past, the whole idea had slipped my mind and when my wife called me from our local "foreign food" store where I like to stock up on English goodies (mostly Weetabix!), I thought that there was something wrong with the phone connection!
As she told me over the phone my precious boxes of Weetabix had been displaced by a newcomer in the form of Oatibix - I pulled strange faces and assumed it was some kind of advertising campaign where someone was playing silly buggers with the type face on the packet! With a little persuasion, I decided to give it a go and was surprised to see that it really did look rather similar when it got home, finally after a few minutes the penny dropped and I realised it must be identical except for the main ingredient - oats instead of wheat.
I'm well aware of the health benefits of oats but much like grapefruit - I suppose I'm just not much of a fan. I can stand them in muesli but I've never cared for porridge and I was surprised to find myself getting through my two bars of Oatibix. If you think that Weetabix is heavy, you've never tried Oatibix, this stuff could easily give you jawlock and I found myself using more milk than usual.
Weetabix have done a pretty good job in making oats rather edible but they're not a patch on the traditional Weetabix and whilst they're certainly filling and rather good for you, eating them is not much of a pleasure.. comparisons to wall paper paste are surely quite common and I found myself feeling rather rotund after just my usual 2 bars, I couldn't imagine wolfing down 3, it would probably put me in to a seizure!
I've been a lifelong fan of Weetabix and ever since Oatibix was first released I've been meaning to try them as an alternative. I'm a bit picky though and wary of trying new things incase I don't like them. I was in Tesco last night and I saw they were on offer so I bit the bullet and bought a pack.
They're grouped together with the rest of the breakfast cereals and come in just the one size which is a pack of 24 individual biscuits. The packaging is very similar to Weetabix and is easy to spot. The outer is cardboard and the Oatibix are separated into 2 amounts which are both wrapped in plastic to try and keep them fresh.
I'm not a big fan of milk, so when I have Weetabix I normally just put enough on to mean the it is wet through, but not soggy. With the Oatibix I found that this wasn't possible. I put a decent amount of milk on that sat down to enjoy my brekkie. On the first spoonful I found that the milk had saturated the outside, but the inside was bone dry. Another healthy dollop of milk was added, but the same problem occurred. The only solution was to chop the Oatibix up, then pour the milk on. Not the ideal solution, but the only was I could guarantee I wasn't going to choke on dry biscuit!
Once I started eating, I found that taste to be very similar to Weetabix. Infact I could tell hardly any difference whatsoever. I was expecting them to have a nutty undertone as with oaty products I have tried before, but there was no hint of this. I also thought they were a bit more sticky and gooey than Weetabix and this didn't endear them to me at all.
All in all, I have to say I wasn't impressed. I won't be buying them again and will stick to Weetabix in future. I'm thinking of adapting a recipe for Weetabix cake into Oatibix cake as a means of getting rid of the remaining 22 pieces!
Nutritional Info per 2 biscuit serving.
Calories - 181kcal
Carbohydrate - 30.6g
(of which sugars) - 1.5g
Fat - 3.8g
(of which saturates) 0.6g
Fibre - 3.5g
They are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
They are currently on offer at Tesco for £2, the usual selling price is £2.26.
Weetabix Oatibix ~ 24 biscuit pack.
Having recently discovered that I have high cholesterol and also having a slight wheat intolerance I have been on the lookout recently for a healthier alternative, to my eggs on toast which I love, for my breakfast. I also love Weetabix so when I saw this Oatibix on an advert on tv a while ago I decided to give them a try as an alternative to the wheat.
Made by the Weetabix compay this breakfast cereal looks just like the original Weetabix biscuit. It is approximately 3" by 2" in size and is a light brown colour or the colour of oats as you see in porridge. Packed with the goodness of natural wholegrain oats its a very tasty and convenient way to start the day the healthy way. The oat fibre can help to reduce cholesterol which is great news for your heart. Also, as its made of oats and not wheat, is a great alternative for those who, like myself suffer with wheat intolerances.
Packaging:- The Oatibix come in a very distinctive yellow orange box showing a field full of wheat grains and a blue sky with Weetabix Oatibix written across the front, and a picture of a full bowl of the creeal with milk and fruit, .... very unmistakable. At the base of the box is written:
* Wholegrain & high in fibre
* Helps maintain a healthy heart
* Natural oats can help reduce cholesterol
To serve:- Serve in exactly the same way you would have your weetabix, i.e with lashings of hot or cold milk and a topping of sugar, honey, low fat yoghurt or fruit or even a combination of these. I have two biscuits as a serving with low fat yoghurt and honey or occasionally low fat yoghurt and chopped bananas.
Ingredients:- Wholegrain oats (97%), malted barley extract, sugar, salt.
Allergy advice:- Oats and barley.
Nutritional values per 2 biscuit serving:-
* Energy = 181kcal
* Protien = 56.0g
* carbs = 30.6g
* (of which sugars) = 1.5g
* Fat = 3.8g
* (of which saturates) = 0.6g
* Fibre = 3.5g
* Sodium = 0.07g
My Opinion:- This is a breakfast cereal that is quick and easy to prepare. It tastes great with milk and honey or sugar. It has neither too crunchy or too soft a texture, a lovely oaty taste, and served with yoghurt and honey or fruit makes a lovely alternative to just plain milk. Having 2 biscuits per serving is just enough to see me through until lunch time without the need for snacking in between. It is a cereal I would recommend to try at least as I don't think you would be disappointed.
Cost:- This cereal can be found at almost all supermarkets at a cost of around £2.30 per pack of 24 biscuits. It also comes in packs of 48 biscuits, honey coated and bitesize pieces too.
For more product information visit:- www.weetabix.co.uk
Thank you for reading !
I remember as a child we would have Weetabix for breakfast. One or two biscuits, with a heavily coated top layer of sugar, drenched in milk and nuked in the microwave until it resembled a thick grey brown porridge like consistency. We loved it, we probably wouldn't have been all that keen had it not have been for the mountain of sugar we lovingly poured on top.
Since then I have purchased Weetabix and unlike my childhood days, and more like my health conscious ways, decided to give the sugar a miss and pour hot milk on rather than microwave it. Sadly to say the texture was as awful as I remembered and the taste reminded me back to those days.
I was more than pleased when I heard of Not-Made-From-Wheat-Made-From-Oats-Abix! Okay so the advert was catchy in its own little clever way, and I didn't need much more convincing to put it on the shopping list.
I found it in my local Asda, a big yellow box with the Weetabix logo; well it now said Oatibix but was very similar. The box said it was made from 100% wholegrain oats which I much prefer to whet i must say! The box shows a serving suggestion o the front with two biscuits covered in fruit with a trickle of milk, looks tasty! I pick up the pack and on offer for £2.00 for 24 I can't help but smile.
Oatibix is made from wholegrain and is high in fibre, helping to maintain a healthy heart and helps contribute to lowering cholesterol levels. Evert 2 biscuit serving contains 181 calories, 3.8g fat, 1.5g of sugar and 0.18g of salt. Containing oats and barley it is also suitable for vegetarians.
I make myself a bowl up anxiously hoping to be more satisfied with the oat variety and brace myself. The biscuits are the usual oval shape of the Weetabix, and look remarkably similar except you can see clearly it is made from oats instead. I place them in a bowl and pour over the hot milk, and they are pretty absorbent, not quite as much as the Weetabix but still enough to soften them up. Now for the taste test...
The texture is perfect slightly crispy, slightly soggy but a perfect balance. The oats give a flaky texture unlike Weetabix but it is welcomed. The taste is spot on two, not sweet but not salty, just right and no sugar needed to spruce up the flavour. The biscuits are very filling and kept me going past lunchtime with ease, overall a very satisfying breakfast,
I wouldn't have it every day, so 24 biscuits should last a while in our household. I am impressed with this product; it fits nicely into the Weetabix family and is somehow very different from the original. I like these and shall be keeping them in the cupboard. I will be trying these with yoghurt!
These are great value for a healthy filling breakfast, they are versatile and especially good for those on a low cholesterol diet.
Weetabix Oatibix is the new bix in town. Well it has been around for a while now but I am only just getting round to review them.
Weeta's younger brother but boy oh boy he's just as tough, on the milk that is.
What are Oatibix?
Oatibix are identical to weetabix in shape, oblong shape with curved ends. Only difference is the biscuits are made using 100% wholegrain oats as opposed to wheat.
Nutritional Values for Oatibix are, (per two biscuits)
Energy (Calories) 181kcal
Carbohydrate 30.6g (of which sugars) 1.5g
Fat 3.8g (of which saturates) 0.6g
Fibre 3.5g (soluble) 2.0g (insoluble) 1.5g
Sodium 0.07g Salt Equivalent 0.18g
As with Weetabix, Oatibix come in a yellow box containing 24 biscuits, two wrapped stacks stood proudly next to each other containing 12 biscuits in each. Sometimes, as with Weetabix, the wrappers are sealed very well, so when opening them, the packets tend to rip. This can mean the biscuits are exposed, unless you wrap them by some other means, else they'll become stale. The cost of these are approximately £1.40 per box in Asda at present.
As with most cereals pop them in a bowl and cover them in ice cold milk. For the sweet tooth, spread some sugar on top as well, or even drop in some fruit. Personally the ice cold milk tends to do the trick, however sometimes there's enough room to drop in some sugar puffs or even frosties to sweeten them up.
There's a whole range of Oatibix cereals. They are available as Oatibix, Oatibix Bitesize, Oatibix Bitesize Sultana & Apple or Oatibix Bitesize Chocolate & Raisin.
As with their older Brother, the biscuits are initially crispy in texture and crunch in your mouth. However, these really take the 'biscuit' when it comes to the sponge test. I thought Weetabix was the winner of all milk absorbers till these blighters entered my bowl. Leave the biscuits in the bowl a tad too long and the milk will be gone. The biscuits swell and become stodgy as opposed to crunchy. At this stage they can seem to clog your mouth up and it feels like you are chomping on dough. When it gets too bad, there is no option but to splash the white liquid in the bowl again.
The taste and texture of these are very similar to Weetabix, though obviously they have more of an oat taste. I have got to admit I like these even more than Weetabix, they seem to taste better when served with just milk and are just as good when mixing with other cereals ( a bad habit of mine). One word of warning though, you'll be advised to purchase your own cow to keep up with these guys.
Have you tried these? Have you noticed any difference in the taste? Right, I had to give these a go. You are probably widely aware of weetabix, which in themselves are a healthy but relatively tasteless breakfast, unless you put loads of sugar on them. Weetabix Oatibix are very similar to Weetabix, except they are made from Oats, instead of wheat. Just like Weetabix, they are relatively tasteless and need the sugar, or at least something tasty to make them palateable. I often find one of the nicest, and more healthy ways to sweeten a cereal is with a banana sliced into it.
This is how I eventually ended up finishing this box of Oatibix, each serving ended up with sliced banana in it. Just like Weetabix, I found them stodgy and difficult to chew and digest, if there was not enough milk on them.
And again, like Weetabix, you need to get them eaten pretty quickly if you don't want them ti turn to complete mush. I gave up years ago trying to finish Weetabix before the mush stage. You are never going to get the happy medium of a slightly softened 'bix for any more than a mouthful. You are just as well getting used to that lovely mush that it turns to.
The Oatibix do just the same thing, and it is this characteristic that makes them just perfect for being served up in one of my favourite ways, like its Weetabix colleague. After you have poured on the mik pop the bowl in the microwave for about a minute or until it is hot enough to eat without burning your mouth.
This WILL go to mush quick. This is so, so delicious on a winter morning and really does set you up for the day. It must be pointed out though that any hot breakfast cereal will never be a substitute for a well made milky and sweet porridge ,which has been left to cool a little properly on a draughty windowsill!
Would I buy Oatibix again? I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to - besides I generally buy faux-weetabix, you know supermarkets own brand, as they are much cheaper and aren't too much different in quality.
As the advert says, Oatibix might well be called 'Not -Made-From-Wheat-Made-From-Oats-Instead-Abix'. It is another whole grain cereal from the Weetabix brand, with similar size biscuits and made with oats instead of wheat (just in case you hadn't grasped that!). Not everyone likes the wheat taste of the standard Weetabix cereal so Oatibix is probably a good idea as an alternative.
Oatibix comes in a box of 24 for £2.39 from Tesco for example, and is commonly found in supermarkets and convenience stores. I always seem to find a special offer of a box of 36 for the same price as 24. I also understand they come in a box of 12. I find that they are very good value for money as I can't usually manage more than one of these for breakfast, and so the box of 36 lasts ages.
So, you will like these if you like the taste of oats, although the consistency of them when you add the milk (slightly warmed is my preference) is nothing like porridge. The oats are more finely ground than porridge oats and quite powdery, so if the milk is too hot or you leave it to stand too long it does go smooth like baby food. I eat it quickly so it is as the half and half stage.
Now, ALL healthy cereals have to be sweetened to taste nice, not with sugar as that defeats the purpose, but with HONEY which is good for you. You must try honey on your cereal if you usually use sugar as it is much nicer as well as healthier. I put a good gloop of honey on my Oatibix and that really makes it taste nice. Otherwise it is just too bland, but then that is the same with all cereals, unless a sweetener of some kind has been added already. Oatibix is made with 100% wholegrain oats, so nothing has been added to it.
What makes 'wholegrain' cereal so good for you is that it contains all the nutrients that are destroyed when the grain is processed and refined. Wholegrain cereals are generally considered to be good for your heart and eating them regularly is supposed to elongate your life. They are also high in fibre which will keep you regular, and will release energy slowly throughout the morning, making them a perfect breakfast.
I personally really like these, and I always feel as though I have had a good start to the day if I bother to make Oatibix for my breakfast instead of jetting off to work, hungry and stressed. I feel full for quite a while and find it easier to last until lunchtime. I like the taste of oats anyway so if you do too, and you like to eat something healthy in the morning, then you should give Oatibix a try. Don't forget the honey.
Weetabix was pretty much a staple meal for me as a child, so when I had my son, it was decided that this would be ideal. I was wrong. My son has a severe wheat allergy and I felt for a long time that he was missing out on great foods that I loved as a kid.
Then I saw the fantastic advert for Oatibix..you all remember it, with the huge great big lorry and the tag line 'why didnt you just call it oatibix'
Off I went to the supermarket to buy some. Immediately discovered that it is quite pricey and probably not something I would have chosen to buy if not for my desire to give my son weetabix (this is the closest we're going to get)
Now he loves it, has it with bananas, and soya cream, and dried fruits etc, just like the weetabix advert. But he's never had weetabix, so he cant compare...
I wasnt so keen if im honest, theres a clear difference in taste to me, and I ended up thinking I was eating ready brek rather than weetabix! But for an allergy sufferer, its a great addition to what was turning out to be a very bland diet!
To be honest there were two reasons why I decided to try Oatibix: one was the fabulous advert - which is the first time I have consciously been swayed by tv advertising; second, and more importantly, because too much wheat doesn't really agree with me, and tends to make me rapidly put on weight. I've always loved weetabix though, so when Oatibix was released I was keen to try, having kept weetabix out of the house to prevent temptation. I didn't know what to expect, but I was really pleasantly surprised! To me, it doesn't taste that much different from weetabix, and personally I wouldn't describe it as bland as other reviewers have (I always have mine with soya milk - would that make a difference?). I do think that the texture is a little bit less appealing, and it seems to soak up much more milk than the wheat version but that doesn't really put me off because I've always liked to eat weetabix or oatibix drenched in milk. If you prefer yours unmushy (if that's a word) then I can see that the slightly sawdusty texture might put you off - but I'd say give it a go!
As you may know I am not a cereal person, but with this said I was given these Oatibix by a friend who said try these and see what you make of them and then she laughed?
I questioned why she did this and she said you will see!
Very curiously I thought ok maybe I will. They went into my cupboard and I have to confess stayed there a good wee while until I managed to summon up courage enough to give them a go. Well my son beat me to it and his resulting trial was do not under any circumstances get them again they are vile. Proving the point he promptly left cereal bowl with one and a 3/4 biscuit left with cold milk congealing them together and walked out of the door in due disgust.
I thought well they cannot be that bad after all weetabix are a good cereal and quite tasty what could possibly be wrong with this cereal?
So here goes my taste trial not much to write home about they are to be honest without sugar added quite tasteless, with sugar and you will need a conciderable amount to get any flavour out of it passable. But surely this defeats the object?
I managed a whole biscuit which is quite enough I have to say.
They do hold their shape and look about the same as weetabix in colour and texture but there the similarity ends. Where as weetabix gives you a bit of a flavour, here I am trying to find one in this dry powdery biscuit cereal that even with loads of milk and sugar I find hard to get anything out of apart from a need to throw up. Also they have a tendancy when they have soaked up sufficient milk to go thick and stodgy just like weetabix but without the flavours. Ugh.
The whole experience has left me feeling that this was a grave mistake, and after asking my friend what she thought of them she said why do you think I gave them to you they are vile.
So All in all a very big thumbs down on this cereal and we certainly will not be buying them ever again. Left a nasty taste in the mouth.
The recent Oatibix advert is catchy, but after watching it several times notice the spoon doesn't actually touch the guy's mouth before he jumps into the van!....'mine Sherona !' indeed................ Not a patch on Weetabix and Oatibix don't taste of oats or anything else for that matter! If you want the real taste of oats boil up a nice porridge or microwave Readybrek!