Product Type: Asda Snacks
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Soggy bisks that taste great!
Asda Wheat Bisks
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Asda Wheat Bisks
Advantages: Cheap, vitamin and mineral enriched and taste good
Disadvantages: Go slushy and mushy looking fast!
Just lately I have not been one bit well. I suffer with M.E, Hyperthyroidism, Bulimia, Epilepsy, Coxydiania an am being investigated for Fibreneuralgia as well. Add to that I've have a blasted cold, ear infection in both ears, had a load of blood tests and am lacking in Iron and Potassium!
It's a double edged sword though when your ill. You should eat better, however because of my chronic fatigue when I did manage to quickly nip in a shop I picked up ready meals for my microwave opposed to things I needed to cook and getting fruit and vegetables which is subsequently why my Iron and vitamins and minerals went mad anyway!
Sick of eating 'fast food' I have made an effort though in the past week though. I bought a steamer you basically thrown food in, soup and fruit which is now sat in fruit bowl next to me. I have made a concertive effort and I'm pretty proud of myself! My mate, Liz suggested that I get some Weetabix as they are fortified with Iron and knowing I like them I did. Well I sort of did. I bought these, Asda's own version of Weetabix which they call Wheat Bisks because not only were they considerably cheaper, when I checked on the back of the box these contained the same amount of iron in each biscuit which was the whole reason I wanted them and of late I have been missing breakfast out of my meals which hasn't done me any favours and I've been more hungry with missing it out!
The box is yellow, black and white in colour and on the front of the box there is a photograph of the wheat bisks on there and we are told that they are Asda 'Chosen By You' 24 Wheat Bisks 'Fortified with vitamins and iron' and that they are 'High in fibre' and that they contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. Other information given on the box includes ingredients, allergy advice, a full nutritional chart and contact details for Asda are given. Inside the box that I have you get 12 bisks in two white plastic long wrappers to keep them fresh. This is a nice enough looking box an informative enough as well!
The bisks are brown in colour, rough and flaky textured and of course made from whole wheat (in the main). They are flavoured with barley, sugar and salt and contain a Vitamin and Mineral mix which is Niacin (B3), Iron, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1) and Folic Acid (B9). In short this means that by eating two of these biscuits served with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk you get a recommended daily allowance of 37% of Thiamin, 51% of Riboflavin, 33% of Niacin, 36% Folic Acid and 32% of your recommended daily intake of Iron. Add to this 2 bisks contain only 3.2g fat (1.7g of that being saturates) along with 125ml serving still on the semi-skimmed milk this is a pretty healthy and worthwhile breakfast to eat all things considered.
Serve them with the milk or whatever of your choice and of course sugar or sweeteners to it to your particular taste if you desire. I do find these to go mushy straight away and to really absorb a lot of milk but hey I'm lucky I love this type of breakfast as mushy as possible though it does appear to look like a bit of a sludgy mess!
Taste wise they have a nice wheat taste to them, are not one bit sweetened in my opinion in the flavour and the salt added brings out the natural flavour that these have to them. I think they taste a little malty these which is actually a good thing for me and my taste buds as I am a fan of malty tasting breakfasts anyway.
Ok they make not look great in a bowl or hold well but they do taste good enough and not like eating sawdust lol. I have been eating a couple of these with full fat milk and a bit of Demerara sugar as a tasty treat when I have gotten up each morning and look forward to eating them. I find them filling and tasty enough. I can't say for consuming these I feel any better health wise or that I've felt any benefit at all but it has to be better than going without breakfast full stop or eating bread, butter and jam (which I did do on a couple of occasions!). Its a value breakfast and if you like Weetabix, these are worth a go!
These are only available in Asda stores a box of 24 of them costs £1.48 and a box of 48 of them only £2.67!
Summary: A decent, economy buy!