Product Type: Weetabix Food
Newest Review: ... 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 w... more
Great healthy option for breakfast but tastes quite insipid
Member Name: rolandrat
Advantages: Healthy for your heart and cholesterol
Disadvantages: Consistency and taste worse than baby food
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.
Summary: Great idea but think the consistency needs improving
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