Product Type: Kraft Snacks
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Breakfast Biscuits - ok for a quick snack but I prefer a proper breakfast cereal.
Belvita Breakfast Biscuits
Member Name: rolandrat
Belvita Breakfast Biscuits
Advantages: Convenient in an emergency
Disadvantages: Sweet and expensive
(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].
Summary: Ok when on offer as a quick and convenient snack