Product Type: Asda Snacks
Newest Review: ... have a faint taste either, they really do have quite a strong wood like taste. In my mouth they feel soft with a few bits here and there, i... more
Tree bark for breakfast.
Asda Wheat Bisks
Member Name: Seven17
Asda Wheat Bisks
Advantages: Useful as landfill.
Disadvantages: Disgusting, dry, made me feel sick.
If you're looking for a cheap alternative to Weetabix you could always try these, or you could save yourself the trouble of being sick and instead eat some plastic. Quite frankly the later of which sounds much nicer.
The box is made from thin card and so it can be recycled and easily opened. The bisks themselves have to be binned when you realise they are disgusting, so sadly a lot of waste can be generated from this product.
These taste like wood. Just bog standard tree bark really, they're dry, bitter and it's not like they have a faint taste either, they really do have quite a strong wood like taste. In my mouth they feel soft with a few bits here and there, it's not crunchy and does feel soft and easy to chew. The few bits that are lurking around can easily be chewed too.
Still, at least they do soak in the milk like the real thing. They are incredibly hydrophilic so they do absorb the milk like a vacuum but this doesn't make up for the taste. Drowning them in milk in the hope that it will drown out the taste won't help, if anything it adds to the problem because it spreads the taste around your mouth further.
I genuinely gagged when I started eating these, they're just so dry and have a strong taste of wood. My wife had to finish these off for me as I couldn't do it myself and we have both now agreed not to buy them again. She says they were edible and didn't want to waste them so finished the box for me. Kudos to her, god knows how she did it but hats off to her.
Adding fruit to jazz it up like with regular weetabix will not help. It does add to the flavour but because the taste from the bisks is so strong it doesn't really drown it out very well. It does however give your tastebuds something else to think about so if you've bought this and just need to get through the bisks rather than waste them, then yes I'd recommend adding some fruit.
If you're brave enough to try tree bark bisks then I'd recommend giving them a good drenching in milk and bunging them in the microwave on 800w for 40 seconds. This makes them warm but not hot, so you can eat them straight away and get on with being sick moments later.
Overall, this stuff is not at all good. It is a cheap imitation of the real thing and not even that good an imitation. The bisks taste like tree bark and thats enough to put me off it. I won't be buying it again. Not recommended!
Summary: I would rather eat actual tree bark than this.