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A good few weeks ago now my friend and I were travelling to Newcastle from the Iske of Wight for a long weekend. The weather was crazy hot and we needed some car snacks. So I popped into my local CoOp andd reviewed what was on offer.
I bough a few different chocolate car treats every though I knew that they would melt - I just can't resist chocolate. However I do also love everything biscuit like. I had seen Belvita advertised on TV but was pretty clueless on what they were. The Belvita that I bought was actually really expensive, I bought on box for £3, the CoOp near me though is always expensive.
I bought Berlvita Strawberry and live Yogurt filling. I got 5 packs of 2 biscuits in one box. Because these breakfast biscuits come in little packets they are well designed for a breakfast or snack on the go.
As I say I love everything biscuity and on trying these Belvita breakfast biscuits they are just not very crumbly and biscuit like. With the strawberry and yogurt and am also not really a fan of the strawberry filling as it tastes really strong. These breaskfast biscuits are however very filling and I do think that they would fill you up enough in a morning andd carry you through to lunch.
After my trip away with my friend I had a couple of Belvita left. I gave these to my husband and he absolutely loves these! We have since bought more for my husband from Tesco's and they are currently on special offer at just less than £2 per packet so this is a bit more reasonably priced.
I am not a massive breakfast fan especially during the week. I am the kind of person what rolls out of bed and rushes around getting ready to go to work. I don't normally end up with any time to do breakfast but I do like to have something about an hour after I've woken up just to see me through till lunch. I came across Belvitas a few years ago, Id seen the annoying Lisa Snowden adverts and I thought Id give these a go and I was pleasantly surprised.
When the range first come out it was limited to a few flavours, the milk and cereal flavour were part of this. The range had now been expanded to include many others and some with yoghurt, chocolate and so forth. For me the milk and cereal is still the best so I tend to stick to this when buying. A box of 6 can be purchased for around £2.50 mark in all big supermarkets however I have seen them on offer for £1, half price or buy one get one free so its worth looking around. I have also seen a box of 3 being sold in Poundland for, guess what a quid! Some small newsagents also do single packs for 50p. The packaging is simple, its yellow with pictures of the biscuits on, each flavour has a colour bar at the bottom, the milk and cereal is light blue.
Cereals 71.6% [Wheat Flour 51.3%, Wholegrain Cereals 20.3% (Oat Flakes 8.5%, Wholegrain Wheat Flour 6.1%, Wholegrain Barley Flour 2.7%, Wholegrain Rye Flour 2.0%, Wholegrain Spelt Flour 1.0%)],Sugar ,Vegetable Oil ,Raising Agents [E503(ii), E500(ii), E450(i)] ,Whole Milk Powder (0.9%) ,Skimmed Milk Powder (0.9%) ,Milk Minerals with Lactose ,Salt ,Emulsifiers (E472e, Soya Lecithin) ,Flavourings ,Vitamins and Minerals Mixture [Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid), Iron, Magnesium
A pack contains 4 biscuits which claim to keep me full for 4 hours. As a person who rarely gets full from breakfast I was interested in this claim as I often reach for the crisps at 10am to starve off hunger prangs. The appearance of them is oval shape and the cereals used in it give it a wholesome look about them. I tuck in and am greeted with a lovely sweet crumbly biscuit, which tastes great. The milk and cereals taste in it is evident, I can taste different grains and a hint of milk along side the sweetness. Now to eat 4 is quite easy however these do start to dry the mouth up so I tend to enjoy these with a smoothie or water. In terms of flavour these ones are my favourite, I've tried others and not enjoyed them as much as I have done with these.
Do they keep me full?
The claim is to keep me full for 4 hours. For me this is ambitious but not unreasonable. I wouldn't say they personally filled me up for 4 hours, if you have them with fruit and/or smoothie then the fullness lasts longer, on their own I would say it filled me up for a maximum of 2 hours. There are an abundance of breakfast biscuits out and these are for me the best I've tried in terms of flavour and length of fullness. Overall I would recommend giving them a try, especially if you are a fan of the breakfast biscuits or don't have time for breakfast as they are a good "on the go" alternative. For me I give them 5/5 because they are the nicest.
I saw these advertised and on supermarket shelves long before I decided to try them. I thought they looked quite interesting and tasty but the high prices for a box of these breakfast biscuits was enough to put me off buying them. I thought that for a 'biscuit' they were much too expensive at almost £3 for a 300g sized box. However I was pleased to find a snack sized version of the Belvita Breakfast Biscuit in my local store and thought it was a good opportunity to try the product without spending a lot of money.
I am reviewing the pack of two Belvita Breakfast Yogurt Crunch Biscuits. This smaller pack is apparently a new format and I think it's quite a good idea for those on the go. I can imagine buying these at train stations when I'm travelling and don't have much time to sit and eat, for example. There are two full sized biscuits in the pack. The outer wrapper is printed with lots of helpful information about the product. Made by Kraft Foods the brand explain that this product is designed to be eaten as a breakfast and is a blend of fibre rich cereals (a blend of five wholegrains) and live yogurt. They are a source of calcium, vitamin E in addition to niacin, thiamin, magnesium and iron. They are marked as being suitable for vegetarians.
Full ingredients can be found on the bottom of the wrapper and state that these biscuits contain 31.4 % wheat flour and 23.9 % of wholegrain cereals in addition to 3.0% of yogurt which is produced from yogurt powder. A nutritional guide can be found on the side of the wrapper and states that one biscuit provides 119 calories and 4.6 g of fat.
I wasn't totally sure what to expect from these but the television advertising for these featuring Lisa Snowden and Johnny Vaughan always made me think they were extremely tasty and very filling and satisfying! When I first opened the pack I was surprised at the way the biscuits appeared. They have a course, mottled appearance as opposed to the golden gleam we see in the advertising. They look more like a dry flapjack than shortbread. One whole biscuit is comprised of two halves which are sandwiched together with the creamy paste filling. The biscuits are shaped like an oblique straight oval (or like a running track!) and they are engraved with a picture of some wheat which makes them look a little nicer. The yogurt filling is an off white colour.
I was surprised when I ate these that the biscuit part of the product tastes exactly like a digestive biscuit. They are dry and crumbly but melt in the mouth. The yogurt brings the flavour of the whole biscuit to life as it is very sweet and milky. The texture of the yogurt is smooth but quite a thick paste and this contrasts against the grainy biscuit. The biscuit is surprisingly tough to chew as the grains in it are not ground down into small pieces but are quite chewy and tough. Overall the combination of these elements is pleasing to my taste-buds!
I am not a greedy person and usually have a bowl of cereal, toast or porridge for breakfast. I have to be honest and state that these Belvita biscuits would not satisfy me as a meal. I couldn't eat these at breakfast and not still feel hungry! They just aren't big enough or filling enough. Perhaps if you had a large drink serving with them that would help. A glass of milk, for instance, might provide a filling liquid but for me personally I would only ever eat these as a brunch or as a filler until I could eat a more substantial meal.
I would buy these again although probably not at full price. I often notice that stores reduce larger boxes to half price now and then. I would certainly buy these smaller two biscuit sized packs as they make a great snack or could be part of an on-the-go brunch or lunch. I think that all ages could enjoy the biscuits although kids that like 'no bits' might find the grainy texture of the biscuits a bit too much.
I have a really bad habit! More often than not I miss breakfast and yes I do know how bad that is! I notice that if I have breakfast I function alot better and not only that I also don't end up picking till lunchtime!
At the moment I attend an eating disorder clinic. My weight has been an issue to me for a long time and I suffer on and off with Bulimia. One of things at the moment I am working on is a meal plan and I have to stick to it and every morning I am committed to eating breakfast.
However at the start of my eating plan I was truly knocked off my feet by a nasty bug. I couldn't eat and my weight went down by 10lbs in total in just a couple of weeks, something that the eating disorder clinic were not happy with but I had diarrhea and sickness and was on medication for it and so it was all a bit tough!
However even when I no longer had the bug symptoms I still felt very low and had no appetite at all and so off off to my local shop in need of inspiration I went.
Now me, I have never been a huge breakfast eater unless its later in the day and my meal plan states my breakfast has to be at half eight every morning, so when I spotted these Belvita Yogurt Crunch packs (I bought mine individually wrapped, per portion sort of thing) I bought them and what was great about it as that I caught them on offer. Usually an individual breakfast pack costs 59p (according to the packaging) however I bought 6 packets for a pound in my local convenience store (which often does have great offers on!).
You can of course buy the Belvita Breakfast Biscuits in boxes and in different flavours however as I have pointed out mine come in individual portion sizes, great I think for people on the go, to take to work etc. The packet is oblong and bright yellow in colour and on the front of it we are told that they are Nabisco Belvita Breakfast 'Yogurt Crunch' and that per biscuit contains 119 calories and they have 'Creamy Live Yogurt Filling',the rrp is stated (as I have listed already) and there is a picture of the biscuits shown along with a cuppa then other information stated on the pack includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients, allergy advice and a full nutritional chart is given, the weight is stated which in this case is 50.6 g per pack and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated. Nice, handy and informative packaging this is and easy enough to break into to get the biscuits out of.
On the packaging we are promised that these are rich in cereals and free from colours and preservatives and that they are made with 5 wholegrains and are a good source of Fibre, Calcium and Vitamin E....I don't care about that mind you so much as them tasting nice!
What you get per biscuit is two oblong and rather thick biscuits with what I think is a wheat pattern engraved to either side. They are creamy looking biscuits with a bit of a baked looks to them and they are sandwiched together by an abundance of thick and set yogurt so in effect per pack you get 4 biscuits but in sets of two and they have a grainy texture when eating them which I guess is the wholegain.
Taste wise, well I really like them. The biscuits do has a wholegrain taste to it and they are not sweet. They have a real crunch to them and and then the biscuits are moistened by the yogurt which is a slightly sour and sweet flavour. They do crumble a bit due to that big crunch that they have but I have to admit to really liking these. With just two sandwich biscuits I really full and I like the fact that it really is just like eating a couple of biscuits of a morning and so a bit naughty!
Lovely flavours, handy packs and good for you so what more could I ask for and with only 238 calories and 2.8 Saturated Fat for a filling, healthy breakfast I can't believe that they taste this good!
Available from all good supermarkets etc
(Milk and Cereal variety)
Belvita by Nabisco.
Milk and Cereal flavour.
Made with five wholegrains - 'designed for breakfast'.
3.5 inch long oval biscuits.
Bright yellow and orange box with image of large oval biscuit on the front with a mug of tea and a jug of milk.
Contains 3 x 4 biscuits wrapped in cellophane.
Long shelf life until November 2013 on my box.
Produced by Mondelez International.
'A tasty and exciting choice for breakfast.'
Each biscuit is 56 calories and has 1.6 grams of sugar and fat.
Rich in cereals and made with wholegrains.
No colours or preservatives and contains Vitamns B1, B6 and B9.
Clinical trials show that the carbohydrates are released slowly over four hours.
3 x 50 gram packets in box and suitable for Vegetarians.
To be eaten with a balanced breakfast. The biscuits provide carbohydrates, a piece of fruit provides vitamins and a yoghurt can provide calcium.
So an ideal breakfast would be four biscuits, a yoghurt and some fruit.
May contain traces of eggs, peanuts, nuts and sesame seeds.
Contains: Gluten, Wheat, Milk, Soya\Soybeans.
May Contain: Eggs, Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame Seeds.
Milk and Cereals
Fruit and Fibre
Yoghurt Crunch with fillings of:
Honey and Live Yoghurt.
One 50 gram pack of four biscuits at Tesco - 62p or currently 3 for £1.20.
A 300 gram box costs £2.59 or a 600 gram box £3.99.
I bought my box of 150 grams worth for £1 at my local Spar garage shop.
Belvita is a brand of breakfast biscuit sold originally by Kraft Foods and now by Mondelēz International and are available in most supermarkets i the biscuit aisle.
These breakfast biscuits have been around for a while but I have only recently bought a few packets as they wee on special offer at my local garage.
Looking at their full price they are quite expensive and I do not think they are a really healthy alternative to a conventional breakfast. Looking online the Grocer magazine published an article to say that you get more fibre from a Hobnob than you do with these biscuits - though admittedly the Belvita biscuits do have more vitamins added.
To have a healthy breakfast with these biscuits you are recommended to have a yoghurt and fruit with them.
Personally I just use them as a convenient pack of snack food if I need something quick. I find these milk and cereal biscuits smell and taste very much like Malted Milk biscuits. They are long and thin and quite crumbly - and also quite sweet to my taste.
I am glad I do not have young children now who may have wanted this sort of thing for breakfast - as even with sweet children's cereals they at least have some milk with them.
Not what I would term a healthy snack at all really and apart form the few added vitamins you might as well just buy a pack of Value biscuits for about 25p.
I don't mind buying these when on offer and hey are convenient being sealed in cellophane n packs of four which you can carry in your bag.
I would not really want to have these as my breakfast though and if I was at hoe and able to sit down with a yoghurt and fruit I would rather just have cereal or toast.
Probably a sign of the modern times and also the biscuit industry trying to extend their share of a saturated market.
Obviously these Belvita biscuits must be popular as they are now sold in various size packets ad in a widening variety of flavours - though the ones I have tried so far taste pretty similar.
===Would I Recommend?===
Yes - if on offer and not seen as a replacement for a conventional breakfast.
Cereals 71.6% [Wheat Flour 51.3%, Wholegrain Cereals 20.3% (Oat Flakes 8.5%, Wholegrain Wheat Flour 6.1%, Wholegrain Barley Flour 2.7%, Wholegrain Rye Flour 2.0%, Wholegrain Spelt Flour 1.0%)], Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Raising Agents [E503(ii), E500(ii), E450(I)], Whole Milk Powder 0.9%, Skimmed Milk Powder 0.9%, Milk Minerals with Lactose, Salt, Emulsifiers (E472e, Soya Lecithin), Flavourings, Vitamins and Minerals Mixture [Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid), Iron, Magnesium].
I must admitt I have never been a huge breakfast fan, I only really eat one big meal a day I know it is bad for me! Just lately I have been feeling really tired and shaky and thirsty all of the time. I have put it down to not eating three meals a day and have desided I would try and eat three meals a day and see if it makes a differance.
Comes in a very colourful yellow box with a picture of the biscuit on the front. The box is very informative indeed, it contains the following information:
Calories 58 , sugar 3.1g fat ,2.1g saturites 0.6g salt 0.1g.
The box I'm reviewing contains six packs of four. These are the honey and nut variety and have little chocolate chips inside them. Thesesare very healthy as they contain five wholegrains that are essential to a healthy diet.
They are packed full of vitimins containing B1 thiamin, B2,riboflavin, B3 niacin, B6,B9 folic acid B5 panothenic acid.
These are great for all the family in my opinion especially for chidren who refuse breakfast they can have these as a snack at break time. These are fantastic for taking to work too. I am plesed to seee that they contain no colours or preservatives.
My best mate introduced these to me a couple of years ago when we were both sharing a flat she gave me one with a cup of coffee knowing I had no breakfast and I thought they where very tasty and fillling too. They have the taste of honey and nut cereal and a slight oaty taste to them too. They have a oaty smelI to them simular to the smell of flap jacks. I had a packet this morning with a cup of coffee and feel energised, alert and full ready to start the day.
They are fantastic to pop into your hand bag to eat as a snack when your out and about I bought these while shopping in my local B and M store for a bargain price of 89p.
I have recently discovered some delicious breakfast biscuits called Belvita. I first found these in my local Tesco's where they were on sale for £2.45. Since then, I've spotted them at half price at Home Bargains, so I've stocked up. They are great for just popping into my bag and taking to work with me on a morning or alternatively, eating them at home before I leave and having them in place of my usual toast or cereal.
The ones I particularly like are the Milk and Cereal variety, though I have also tasted the meusili ones and the berry ones. The Milk and Cereal ones are my favourite though and I keep on eating them - they are quite addictive. These breakfast biscuits come in a medium sized yellow cardboard box. Inside the box are six packs of oval shaped biscuits and inside each pack of six there are four delicious golden coloured biscuits.
The biscuits are lovely and crisp and fresh as they have been well sealed inside their cellophane wrapping. They are filled with whole grains which really fill me up and keep me satisfied far longer than my usual two slices of toast and jam do. They are great to eat if you are on the run and need of a quick snack, and probably a lot healthier than a packet of crisps.
Each biscuit contains 56 calories, so the pack of four all together will have less calories than my usual 2 slices of toast and jam yet they keep me feeling filled up for far longer. They melt in the mouth and are not too sweet. Four is about the right amount - I don't think I'd want to eat a fifth. The are lovely when eaten with a nice cup of tea first thing on a morning, though as I say, I also like to eat them as an afternoon snack at work and they keep me from popping to the vending machine for a bar of chocolate.
Nutritious and delicious and highly recommended.
What with aiming to get to work for 9.30, and dropping my daughter off to nursery prior to this, often there just isn't enough time to have a proper breakfast at home. Don't get me wrong, where I can when I get to work I usually will have a quick bowl of porridge or if I am naughty I'll buy a sausage sandwich from the cafe across the road but the journey to work on the bus my tummy will grumble. At the moment these biscuits are a life saver for me as they are filling and nutritious and stop my tummy making obscene noises so everyone on the bus doesn't stare at me!
- Packaging -
They come in a rectangular bright yellow cardboard box which highlights they are belvita Breakfast biscuits and the variety I am reviewing are the milk and cereal ones. Inside there are 6 packets and in each packet there are 4 well sealed biscuits in clear plastic wrapper. This allows for all the biscuits to remain fresh once the box is opened and I normally take one pack a day with me to work.
- The Biscuits -
The biscuits are a long oval shaped, quite thick and taste a mixture of malt and wheat. They are made with 5 wholegrains, a great source of fibre and are rich in cereals which can be tasted in the complexity of the biscuit. They have a faint indented picture on top of the biscuit which looks like the shape of wheat to further reinforce the healthiness of the biscuit.
Taste wise these biscuits are slightly dry yet to me they are still quite moreish! Eating one makes me want more, but I think they have been clever to only put 4 in a packet as after the fourth one I do feel quite full on these and don't want any more! The smell of these biscuits like wheat with a hint of a smell of nut trace. The consistency is a bit disappointing of these biscuits as they seem to break in half and into pieces quite easily, so I don't particularly tend to eat a whole one, but more nibble on bits at a time like a rabbit! Each biscuit contains 56 calories which surprised me for one tiny biscuit! As I am not too fussed about calorie counting I don't mind this, but can understand it may not appeal to those who do!
- Overview -
These biscuits are really nice and filling, and my bus journey to work lasts about 40 minutes and these help suppress my hunger and keep me fuller for longer for the entire ride. There have of course been days when I have been so rushed that these are all I eat all morning (although I will always have a hot drink of some variety when I get to work) and I would say about 2 hours after eating these will I feel hungry again which is a long time for someone like me who enjoys constantly snacking on things!
The biscuit's don't come in cheap as I paid £2.49 for this box in Sainsburys which is steep considering I bought them the week before in Tesco on a half price offer for a much friendler £1.24! Although advertised as a breakfast biscuit I have eaten them as a mid-afternoon snack and they have been great at keeping my sweet tooth at bay from eating unhealthy chocolate and crisps! I would definitely recommend them as they are little and lightweight little packs to sneak in your handbag and munch on the sly :)
~ What are the biscuits ~
The biscuits are called Belvita Breakfast biscuits which contain milk and cereal and are made with 5 whole grains. The biscuits are especially designed for breakfast with carbohydrates that release over 4 hours to keep you going all morning right up until lunch-time. This has apparently been proven in several clinical studies. Breakfast is an important start to the day and should provide about 20% of your daily energy intake. These biscuits are perfect when on the go, if you are running late or are perfect for keeping in your desk at work if you never have time for breakfast in the morning. Each biscuit is rich in cereals, made with wholegrain, has no colours or preservatives, are a great source of fibre, vitamins B1, B6 and B9 and they also contain magnesium and iron. The biscuits help you to get off to a good start each day with a balanced breakfast. It suggests that you have a pack of 4 Belvita biscuits along with a low fat yogurt, portion of fruit and a cup of tea or coffee which equals to 20% of your guideline daily intake.
The following information is per biscuit (12.5g):
* Calories - 56 (3% RDA)
* Sugar - 1.9g (2% RDA)
* Fat - 1.9 (3% RDA)
* Saturates - 0.5g (3% RDA)
* Salt - 0.1g (2 % RDA)
Contains: Wheat, Gluten and Soya.
May Contain: Traces of Eggs, Peanuts, Nuts and Sesame Seeds.
Other Flavours: Forest Fruits, Muesli, Fruit & Fibre, Crunchy Oats, Honey and Nut.
Also available: Yogurt Crunch Biscuits.
~ Price/Availability ~
You can purchase these from Tesco, Sainsbury, Ocado, Waitrose and Asda for £2.49 for a box of 6 packs of 4 biscuits.
~ The Biscuits ~
I purchased a box of this and this contained 6 packs of 4 biscuits. The pack of 4 biscuits come wrapper in a clear cellophane wrapper to keep them dry and fresh. They are a long oval shape and are a golden brown colour with wheat like picture printed on the top of each one. There are also some pieces of oats on the top as well which I can clearly see. The biscuits look very plain and they also looked as though they may taste slightly bland as well. How-ever, looks can be deceiving so I wasn't going to make any definite opinions until I have tried and tested them myself. The pack is easy to open simply by tearing it using the jagged edge of the wrapper. The biscuits have a very oaty smell to them and remind me of the smell of digestive biscuits (the plain ones). The smell was quite appealing as something about them also smelt a little sweet as well as oaty and biscuity.
I took a bite of one of the biscuits and a piece came off into my mouth followed by a few crumbs which fell onto the desk. The biscuit was crunchy and dry, but had a sweet taste to it which was nice. The biscuit wasn't so dry that it made me thirsty. I continued to eat the rest of the biscuit and ate the rest of the pack over about 5 minutes whilst I started my work on the computer at work. After eating all 4 biscuits I felt satisfied and there was no way I would want to eat anything else for a while, not even the recommend portion of fruit or yogurt that they suggest on the side of the pack. The biscuits made me feel quite full after eating all 4 of them and I also felt a little thirsty too. I continued to work and didn't feel hungry until after 12:30 mid-day which was good as I often find myself feeling a little hungry before then.
~ Overall Opinion ~
I think the biscuits taste delicious. They don't taste too dry and are crunchy and taste slightly sweet. I really enjoyed eating these how-ever I don't often have these for breakfast and sometimes have them as a small snack in between meals if I feel hungry. I don't often eat all 4 biscuits, but normally east at least 2 and then the rest for the following day. As these biscuits tasted so great I would try the other flavours in this range as I think they would taste just as good. I give this product 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to others, epically if you don't get time to eat breakfast before you leave for work.
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Milk and Cereals Flavour. These biscuits were on offer in our local Costcutter- £2 a box. They are that bit more expensive in the big supermarkets but well worth the buy.
It seemed a bit unusual having biscuits for breakfast rather than cereal but they are just so convenient !
They taste amazing, they are very well baked.
I grab a pack of these and eat them on the way to work and they keep me satisfied until lunch time.
My little boy is 14 months old and loves these also, so they are easy to pop in his changing bag for when we are out and about.
I couldn't believe the extensive range available in the supermarkets and will definitely be trying some of the other flavours.
The smaller box that they come in also makes it easier to store in the cupboards rather than a huge box of cereal.
4 biscuits are individually wrapped so the other packets stay fresh.
I saw these on offer, and because I like things that are on offer when they were offer I started reading ingredients of the various flavours.
They come in fruit and fibre, yoghurt crunch, honey nuts, crunchy oats.
Because I am allergic to milk, I didn't expect to actually find any of these biscuits that I could eat. And I was right, I read through all the different flavours and all of them contained dairy until I picked up the honey and nuts with choc chip. Surprisingly these do not contain milk.
Per biscuit is 58 calories and they come in packs of 4 biscuits.
These cost £2.49, they are not cheap.
I didn't expect much of these, but there is something strangely addictive about these biscuits. They are salty, yet sweet, crunchy yet chocolately, and are really nice dipped in fresh almond milk. Once I started eating these I could not stop. I just ate the entire pack, and then worked on the rest of the box.
They try to market these biscuits as a healthy breakfast, but they aren't. If you consider that each biscuit is 58 calories and 3.1g of sugar and 2g of fat! If you eat all 4 like they recommend you will eat an amazing 232 calories, over 12g of sugar and 8g of fat! That is shocking and certainly not healthy.
But they do taste delicious and if you can just eat one then go ahead and buy these. But they are expensive and they are not healthy, so do not be fooled.
And as they are addictive, they can really make a dent in your weekly food budget if you start buying these weekly and a bulge in your waistline!
Belvita Breakfast Biscuits.
Ive decided to try and eat a bit more healthier lately. I spotted these Breakfast Biscuits, in Tescos recently, so decided to give them a try.
What first attracted me to them, was the brightly coloured box and as it was yellow and bright and fresh looking, I decided to buy a box costing me £2.28pence, inside the easy to open carboard box, I found six packets containing four of these biscuits.
They come in a variety of flavours,
Milk and Cereal.
Honey and nut.
I purchased the honey and nut flavour, which I really enjoyed. They were crisp and crunchy, with little chips of chocolate in and they were very sweet and filling too.As I usually have a cuppa mid morning, with a few sweet biscuits I decided to give these a try as im not really one to get up and have breakfast straightaway, I like to have been up for a while first, do a few jobs then have a cuppa, and as it tells you that these biscuits are slow releasing of energy, for up to four hours, I thought they would suit me fine.
These Biscuits are not very thick, but I did like the taste and I have only tried the Honey and Nut variety, as yet, but will like to try the othervarieties to seewhat my opinion of them is.
These Biscuits are most suitablefor vegetarians.
They contain no artificial flavouring.
They contain no artificial Preservatives.
2.1grams of fat.
0.4grams of fibre.
0.6grams of Saturates.
0.05grams of sodium.
1 gram of Protein.
They are fortified with forty per cent wholegrain.
They contain vitamins too.
Each Biscuit contains 58 Calories.
I feel that a few of these as a snack of in between meal alternative work well. I will be buying these again.
Thanks for reading and rating my review.
I love these biscuits and always have them in the milk & cereals or honey & nut flavour. However, the local tesco express is currently selling the muesli flavour at half price, working out to be around £1.25 for a box of 6 packs of 4 biscuits, so I thought I would give them a go!
They're like the other biscuits in the same range in terms of size and nutrional value. In terms of content and filling these are different as they contain oats and raisins. As for taste I've noted another reviewer has said that they found these very dry, but I didn't find that a problem as I always have mine with a glass of milk/coffee and occassionally dunk them in! I really enojoyed the taste and I love raisins, so they were a bonus! (obviously not so great for those who destest raisins!). Also as they contain oats and raisins, for some reason you feel more satisfied and so I hope it will keep me going longer in the morning before I reach for a mid-morning snack! All in all a great buy, I will definately be heading down to buy a few more whilst they are still on offer and would recommend to those who like muesli cereals and raisins!
I love breakfast, It is by far the best meal of the day. I also get a little bit bored if I eat the same breakfast all of the time so I always keep a box of these biscuits on standby for those mornings where I'm not really sure what to have.
I currently have these biscuits in the muesli variety, but I have eaten them in the original flavour too. They usually retail for over £2 per box but there is usually one major supermarket at any one time that has them on offer for £1 per box.
Inside your box you have 5 individually wrapped portions which all include 4 biscuits.
This muesli variety look a fairly substantial biscuit visually because you can see they are filled with raisins. It also makes them look a little dry and crumbly, and many of the biscuits are already broken in the packet.
It is recommended that you have these biscuits with a dairy foodstuff plus a piece of fruit for a balanced biscuit. As these biscuits are just so dry I have them with a glass of milk to add moisture as well as a banana.
The biscuit itself smells lightly of digestive. The biscuit snaps easily, and the taste is quite digestive like itself, with a slight sweetness to compliment the raisins.
The muesli variety of this biscuit however is quite a chore to eat after the first one as they are dry and fairly unremarkable tasting.
I am disappointed with this flavour as I was impressed with the original biscuits and I absolutely love the yoghurt crunch variety. I wouldn't recommend these to a friend unless they change the ingredients somehow.
Another impulse buy at Sainsburys as these biscuits were on offer. I'd always ignored Belvita in the supermarket aisle- partly because they're generally quite expensive and partly because of the annoying adverts with Jonny Vaughan. Sainsbury's had them at half price for £1.25 for ten packs of 4 biscuits, so I decided to overlook Belvita's lack of marketing prowess and give them a go.
Having often eaten biscuits in place of a proper breakfast I was intrigued to see that I could now legitimately eat biscuits for my first meal of the day. That said, Belivita biscuits are fortified with 40% wholegrain as well as added vitamins B1 and E. They're designed to steadily release energy over a 4-hour period meaning that in theory they should keep you going until lunch. The trade-off is that as they're slow release you won't get the instant full-feeling of toast a or the sugar high of a pop tart. The biscuits come in individual packets of four that are easy to slip into your bag and easy to eat at your desk.
So what do they taste like? An overwhelming taste of vanilla that might not be to everyone's liking. However, this makes up for the bland taste of the biscuit itself, which Belvita is clearly trying to compensate for. They're perhaps most similar in texture to digestive biscuits but much thinner. This unfortunately makes them quite brittle and I don't think I've ever arrived at the office with all four biscuits intact.
As a breakfast option they're pretty good and keep you going very well- even enough to make me forgive the vanilla overload! On the other hand, I've always eaten them with something else like a yoghurt or a flapjack as it still seems counter-intuitive to only have a biscuit for breakfast. For this reason, it's more of a breakfast component than a breakfast in itself.
A simple case study to show how well they work. Yesterday I ran 16 miles (not for fun- I'm training for a marathon!) having eaten 4 Belvitas, and a small flapjack. In the past I've tended to feel hungry after about an hour but yesterday I didn't feel hungry or short of energy at all. This was the first time I'd used Belvita as a pre-run snack and it won't be the last!