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You know the feeling when you revisit your old junior school and see the low coat pegs which you used to have to reach up for and the tiny desks which felt so huge when you sat at them? You get a moment of re-adjustment as you see things in a different way. And that's my first thought about shredded wheat. Weren't they bigger years ago?
Anyway, whether they were or not - they still taste great. As the leaves start to turn and fall to the ground - at least there are some things to look forward to; hot milk poured over shredded wheat. To me, it's a comfort food for those dark mornings. Partly, this is because I ate it as a child so there is the nostalgia aspect to this breakfast - but mainly because I enjoy eating it. And it's good for you too.
It is high in fibre and low in saturated fat. It has no added salt and no added sugar. Low in saturates means that it is a good choice when thinking about your cholesterol levels.
A 45g serving contains Calories 164 8%, Sugars 0.3g <1%, Fat 1.0g 1%, Saturates 0.2g 1%, Salt 0.02g <1% of an adult's Guideline Daily Amount*
Ingredients:Whole Grain wheat (100%). Suitable for vegetarians. Manufactured in a facility that uses nuts.
This is a popular breakfast and has been on the market in the U.K. since 1926. There are now many varieties of shredded wheat - frosted shreddies, bite-size shreddies etc. but this remains my favourite.
Unfortunately, I impair the overall health benefits of this product when I eat my 2 biscuit serving as I have to sprinkle sugar over them to be able to enjoy them. Nor do I find them pleasant with cold milk. With hot milk and sugar they turn into one of my favourite breakfast foods. I suppose that's a question of personal taste. They satisfy my hunger and set me up for the morning.
They are not the cheapest breakfast cereal. Manufactured by Nestle, a box of 16 shredded wheat are available at Tesco for £2.09. A box of 30 biscuits are £3.19. This makes them 11p each which is better value. Would recommend.
When you're as old as I am, there are certain consumer products, particularly food, which seem to have always been part of your life. Shredded Wheat is one of these. As a child, the familiar 'straw bale' featured regularly in my breakfast bowl, often accompanied by the maternal assurance that it was 'good for me'. Then there was the famous T.V advertising campaign. "Bet you can't eat three!" I don't think many of us actually fell for that line!
Tastes change of course, but every so often, I come back to Shredded Wheat; why? Well for one thing, I can't shake off the idea that it is 'good for me'. When you think about it, Shredded Wheat is a natural, whole wheat cereal. The spiel on the box goes to great pains to emphasise the extent to which it is unadulterated. Therefore, it contains fibre and B vitamins which has to be good news for the health concious among us.
One criticism of Shredded Wheat is that it lacks flavour. In fact, at times, my reference to a 'straw bale' has been very much borne out. But this may have been due to the fact that, occasionally, I ate it with cold milk.
Ideally, hot milk, and I don't mean warm, will do the trick. Left for a minute, I find that hot milk, and a minimal sprinkling of sugar, brings out a pleasing, malty flavour. And, you can always add a sliced banana, or other fruit to enhance your enjoyment.
Ditch the coffee and grain bars and go for a real breakfast
---Why I Bought This---
I cannot function until I have had some breakfast cereal and a cup of tea to get me going.
During the colder winter months (and still now in May!) I enjoy cereal with hot milk. I cannot be bothered to make porridge first thing in the morning but I like having wheat biscuits or shredded wheat as a filling start to the day as they are quick to prepare. I tend to buy whichever seems to be on offer at the time.
Made by Nestles. Shredded Wheat ws invented in the USA in the 19th century and has been a long standing breakfast cereal in Britain.
750 gram box of Bitesize.
Blue box with image of cereal in a red heart shaped bowl on the front.
The box has the green 'WHOLE GRAIN GUARANTED!' banner across the top
A serving suggestion on the bottom of the front of the box is to have it with fresh strawberries.
Salt free and high in fibre.
A 40 gram serving has 148 calories - the box contains 18 such servings.
Made from 100% British whole grain wheat.
The side of the box shows other variaties - Bitesize Superfruities - with either a blackcurrent or strawberry centre.
Inside the box is a white plasticy bag which contains mini shredded wheat - about an inch in size.
£2.99 for 750 grams at Tesco.
I have always been a fan of the original Weetabix and Shredded Wheat.
I do not want to bother trying the newer versions with other flavours added, but I do not mind buying these Bitesize Shreded Wheat as they are exactly the same as the original larger bisuits - only of course smaller!
These made a very healthy breakfast as they have absolutely NOTHING added to them - so it is up to you whether you add sugar or not. I like to add just about half a teaspoonful, not to make it too sweet but just to add a litle sweetness. I also like using hot milk - or if in a hurry I will pour over a tiny bit of hot water to soak into the pieces and then top up with cold milk - either semi skimmed or soya.
They have a good wheaty flavour and are very filling and help to stop you wanting a 'bad' mid-morning snack.
I do not mind which size of Shredded Wheat I buy, shopping online with Tesco I tend to go for whatever is on offer.
I have noticed that Tesco make what they call 'Wheat Pillows' - in effect the same as the large Shredded Wheat - so I will have to give those a try too to compare.
---Would I Recommend?---
If you have read my review on Baileys Irish Cream, you will know that we were in Morrisons yesterday. Whilst there, attracted by the low price of £1.22 from memory, I bought on impulse a huge 30 biscuit box of Shredded Wheat - a cereal I probably haven't eaten for twenty years or more. I'm generally more of a muesli man, but everyone fancies a change from time to time so this morning I opened the box and ate two with milk for my breakfast.
First of all, I was appalled at how small Shredded Wheat biscuits, as they term them, have become (Wagon Wheel syndrome and all that). Secondly I had forgotten that they taste pretty boring really. As a kid and later as a student, I used to ladle sugar all over them and they were lovely. Nowadays sugar is a no no so they were pretty tasteless really. Those of you who are old enough to remember will recall that Arthur Scargill's rather wispy hair was likened to these, but if that means nothing to you, just imagine chewing on Worzel Gummidge's hat and you're almost there.
The saving grace I guess is that it feels as if you are benefiting from eating these as it looks to be a very natural product.
They are in fact made from 100% British Wholegrain Wheat. Food boffins have apparently advised that we all need 3 whole grain servings of 48g a day. Guess how many they say you get from a bowl of Shredded Wheat? Yes, you guessed right - got it in 3. What they don't say is whether the bowl is a washing up bowl so it's still a pretty worthless claim. I can feel an experiment coming on involving the kitchen scales, the Shredded Wheat and a standard cereal bowl. Wait, that's pretty sad, isn't it - Cancel that.
Anyway, remember to seal up the inner sleeve properly like all cereals or they will go soft and stale on you and you'll end up feeding them to the birds. I wonder what percentage of cereal is thrown out for this reason.
This product carries the Red Tractor symbol and is Heart UK approved. It is made by Nestle.
If it's ages since you tried them, they are worth another try - even if as just a change from your normal breakfast cereal.
I always eat breakfast as I cannot miss my main meal of the day as I feel faint etc and I do not think I have ever not gone a day when I have never eat at this time of day, I love all cereals and have probably tried and tested most on the market and this one is one that has been around for many years and a very well known brand indeed and very reliable.
They come in a cardboard box, and with this pack there are 2 biscuits wrapped in pairs in a paper wrapper to keep them nice and fresh, each biscuits is a good size of approximately 4 inches by 2 inches, quite a nice size for the price of £1.21 from Asda when I bought them recently, they are on the roll back and so an offer I could not miss as they are very tasty and I eat them all the time.
They are manufactured by Nestle a very well known brand and they are whole grain and so a very good source of fibre for a healthy diet, they are also made from 100% British Whole Grain, and it tells me on the box that it is recommended to eat at least 3 servings of Whole Grain which is 48g each day and that a bowl of this cereal gives that serving, I eat more than 2 biscuits when I eat these as they are so delicious and they leave me wanting more if I only eat 2.
I often eat these with a sliced banana on the top as I like to sometimes eat my 5 a day with my cereals and the combination of the fruit and cereal with this one tastes super, and my grandchildren love this one, and I often do not just eat cereal in the morning for breakfast, I often eat them as a snack too, especially at night time.
These are very filling indeed and satisfying for my large appetite, I find them very enjoyable and I also sometimes like to eat them with a touch of syrup over them to make them sweeter as I love sweet foods, but the rest of my family prefer them on their own.
2 biscuits which is 45g with semi skimmed milk contain, 213 calories, 3.1g of fat of which 1.4g saturates, 37.0g carbohydrate of which sugars 6.2g.
Anyone who reads by the 100g they contain 340 calories, carbohydrate 68.5g of which 0.7g sugar, 2.2g fat of which saturates 0.5g, although I do not count calories, I have a relative who is going to a health class and she tells me that they count via the 100g and so I have added it for that reason if anyone else is on that kind of plan.
These are a nice texture, they are hard and when the milk is added they soften to easily chew and eat and I find they are fine for my grandchildren to eat too.
I recommend them and I will always buy these as they are filling and a super cereal to eat for all the family and affordable as some cereals can be so expensive at the moment but this one is a fabulous price to pay and worth the money.
I rate these 5 stars.
About the product/ personal Verdict
I bought a box of Nestle Shredded Wheat from Sainsbury's for £1.72, there were 16 big wheat's in a pack. This morning I tried two wheat bars, and I must say I am bitterly disappointed with this cereal. It tasted like hay; in fact I'm sure hay would taste nicer. The cereal had no taste what so ever, I've seen the advert and I am aware that this so called cereal has nothing in it just plain old wheat. But even so, couldn't they have added little bit of taste to this boring cereal??
This particular cereal advertises to be good for your heart, but by the time I added 2 big spoonful of sugar, whole milk and 3 big spoonful of milk powder (I know, I'm a freaky eater) there was no goodness left in the bowl. Even with all these sweeteners it still tasted like dried grass, at one point I felt physically sick pouring it down my throat, but I was determine to finish the bowl.. So I did.
However, for those of you who are a regular healthy eaters you probably would enjoy a bowl of goodness, that's maybe because unlike myself you would have the energy to walk into your pantry and grab yourself some nutritionally healthy fruits. Fruits such as bananas, raisins, berries and strawberries would complement the cereal better and perhaps taste nice too.
The Importance of having wheat in your diet
Now I'm no food expert but I'm guessing wheat is an important part of healthy diet, wheat brands like the Nestle Shredded Wheat provide you with potassium, iron, magnesium and zinc as well as trace elements such as selenium. The selenium content of wheat will depend on the amount of selenium in the soil which it is grown (Agricultural & Horticultural development Bored, 2010). I have also read that wholegrain products are an important source of dietary fibre - 4 medium slices of wholemeal bread, for example, would provide 7.6g fibre which is 42% of the Recommended Daily Amount (HGCA, 2010).
Made from 100% whole grain wheat with no added salt, low in saturated fat and with no added sugar. Shredded Wheat - Generally consumed by adults who are increasingly aware of the need to look after their well being by eating a healthier diet (CPUK, 2010).
Typical values Per 100g of Shredded Wheat, Serving of 45g with 125ml semi-skimmed milk
Energy 1442 kJ
340kcal 918 kJ
Protein 11.6g 9.6g
Carbohydrate 67.8g 37.5g
Carbohydrate of which sugars 0.9g 6.3g
Fat 2.5g 3.2g
Fat of which saturates 0.5g 1.4g
Fibre 11.8g 5.3g
Sodium Trace Trace
Salt Equivalent Trace 0.2g
(Cereal Partners UK, 2010)
Yes! This cereal might not be the tastiest, but it certainly is the healthiest, it contains just pure wholesome wheat, perfect for healthy balanced diet. I would rate this cereal 8/10 for healthiness and 3/10 for taste.
Thank you for reading!
Our family regularly had Shredded Wheat for breakfast; until Nestle changed the way they package the individual biscuit. Three biscuits in a pack was what you got for years. Back in time you saw Ian Botham advertising the product and boasting he could eat three at once! Then suddenly Shredded Wheat was deduced to two biscuits in a pack.
Our family's calculation did not work with two. Dad, like Ian Botham had three; he even went out and bought a special bowl to fit three into. I would have two out of a packet of three, and the two kids would have two each. To clarify we needed nine biscuits, thus being 3 packets of 3. Hope you follow me so far. Now with two in each packet we have to open 4 packets of 2 and are always left with one in a packet. Now that was the problem this odd biscuit, which let's face it Shredded Wheat is not the tidiest of product it tends to break up and spill out of the packet once opened. In our case invariably the odd biscuit did not get back in the box, it seemed to end up in the cupboard, usually at the back. You have guessed it, the next morning the Shredded Wheat box, having had more taken from it pushed the odd biscuit packet into unnoticed places.
I would not like to admit how many stray Shredded Wheat opened packets with one in have been found some months later.
The outcome of all this is we gave up buying Shredded Wheat, I couldn't abide the waste. Then today I got all excited, on a supermarket shelve I spotted a different shaped box of Shredded Wheat stating "the original...... 30 biscuits". I stood and tried to work it out from the box. 30 divided by 3, hey perhaps the box contains 10 packets of 3. No clue on the box, except stating "3 servings of whole grain in a bowl".
Disappointment when I got home and opened the box, it contained 15 of 2. No answer to that except good-bye Shredded Wheat
Buying Shredded Wheat was an accident actually. I was looking for some cereal for my son and I saw the picture on the box showing the wheat "pillows" on it with milk and strawberry around them... As my kids were in a tantrum I just dropped it into the basket and ran to pay for it. At home I tasted it and realised that my 3 year old would never eat such a cereal. So I had to eat it myself. He tasted it and said that he didn't like it.
The cereal comes in a large cardboard box and there is a plastic bag which contains actually the cereals. They look like little pillows and they are stripy. Their size is about 2 x 1.5 cm so just a single bite. Their texture is quite hard and they are crunchy. I eat them with fruit layer yogurt (Activia) and they really fit each other. I don't mix them together I just take a cereal and a spoon of yogurt and eat them together. I have to admit that I like it so much that I will buy it for myself in the future too.
It has a cereal taste which is no wonder as it is made 100% out of whole grain wheat. No additives, no sugar. You have to get used to its taste which means 2-3 cereal pieces and then you can hardly stop. Despite being a healthy food it is delicious. Well I need the yogurt to eat it because otherwise it is too dry. I tried it with milk as it was advised on the box but I prefer the fruit yogurt.
This was one of the best buys I made in such a hurry. Usually my kids enjoy shopping or they just play with each other, look around, etc. so I have a chance to read the labels and make a good decision. I think it was a good decision not to read the label in case so I bought it just because the attractive package and not the healthy content.
This cereal contains 350 kcal energy per 100 g (without any milk or yogurt). For me a box of 500 g lasts for more than two weeks now and I have this cereal for breakfast every day. I can eat about 10-15 pieces with a yogurt and that is enough.
Nestle's Shredded bitesize wheat cereals are available in most of the supermarkets. They are available in 500 g and 750 g sizes for 1.84 and 2.42 pounds. The prices may vary a little bit and occasionally they are on offer. Last time I was shopping around in Sainsbury's I saw a fruitful version and I want to try that one too...
A couple of days ago I wrote a review about Jordans Crunchy Oats with Tropical Fruits. To compare it with other brands of cereal I have at home I first time tried Nestle Bitesize Shredded Wheat. Surprisingly I immediately fall in love with this Nestle product.
About Nestlé Shredded wheat:
Nestlé is the largest nutrition and foods company in the world which was founded in Switzerland. Shredded wheat is a breakfast cereal made from whole wheat. It was first made in the US in 1893, while UK production began in 1926. In the United Kingdom, the Shredded Wheat brand is owned by Cereal Partners, a Nestle & General Mills company, although there are many generic versions and variants by different names.
The product is packaged in a recyclable cardboard box. There is a heart shape picture taking most spaces in the front. The name of Bitesize Shredded Wheat is just sit inside the heart picture. Following there is a short description of 100% Whole Grain Wheat and a picture of the bitesize wheat in milk. At the back of the carton Nestle further explains its ingredients.
The ingredients and nutrition:
It can't be more simple. The bite size shredded wheat is made from just one wonderful things: Whole Grain Wheat from the UK. Nothing more, Nothing extra, no added anything.
As a standard packaging there are also 2 clues to the nutritional values per 100g and per 45g. According to Guideline Daily Amount for Adults a 45g serving provides 8% of Calories and 22% of Fibre. The fibre per 100g is 11.9g , almost double Jordans Crunchy Oats with Tropical Fruits. To be honest at beginning I was surprised with the result due to my ignorance of whole grain. Now I know whole grain products are an important part of a balanced diet. It's recommended that we eat at least 3 servings of whole grain(48g) each day. Basically a bowl of shredded wheat can meet the need. I also know shredded wheat is approved by Heart UK as part of a healthy balanced diet.
You can get Nestle Bitesize shredded wheat in many supermarkets such as Sainsbury's, Tesco, ASDA etc. I have just known the product, but in fact this has been out for a while. At my local Sainsbury's it is priced £1.84 for 500g which contains at least eleven 45g servings. However it was on half price when I bought it. I felt my packet was a big bargain.
As I said at beginning I love Nestlé Bitesize Shredded Wheat. It's unbelievably tasty and natural. Without any added ingredient you just get the genuine goodness of natural wheat. When I have it I feel my life is healthy and near to the nature.
It's so easy to cope with. I just put it in my milk bowl. At the same time for a balance diet I do add some fruit or have fruit separately. After a while of soaking the wheat still keep the special taste of whole grain. However I particularly like eating it as a biscuit. It's about 3⁄4 × 1 inch, just the right size for a bite. To me the simple toasted taste of wheat is a lot better than many biscuits I have had. As it said simple is the best. I'm really impressed with the simple and natural beauty of Nestle Shredded Wheat.
All in all, I really enjoyed this product from Nestle and will definitely have it regularly. Compared to many cereals on market it is healthy, tasty and economically acceptable.
I am on a serious no sugar, no processed food diet and Shredded Wheat is the only breakfast cereal I have come across that does the job. It is 100% wheat with no additives, preservatives, sugar or any nastys.
The great thing about these is that they actually taste good! I have mine with dried fruit and nuts and use soya milk (unsweetened) and day after day I do not bore of them! They are good for anyone on a low calorie or low sugar diet and will aid in keeping one regular.
They have a lovely crunchy texture when a little milk is used and a nice hearty chewyness when saturated with milk. They are also fantastic when crumbled up over a pasta bake! Seriously! When eaten with warm milk they are so soothing and smell fantastic - proper comfort food!
The price is fairly good at around £1.60 and they are often on deals in Sainsburys so worth a go. I have found them to be a little tastier than the supermarket brand alternatives and be careful because although cheaper, some of them add sugar.
5 out of 5. Yum.
I am a big fan of the portable breakfast, something I can put into my handbag and eat when I get into the office as I am just not hungry first thing in the morning. Previous favourites have been the Oatso simple porridge sachets and the small mini boxes of cereal that I know are meant to children. Of course I had heard of shredded wheat but if I am brutally honest a cereal that frankly resembles cardboard and is advertised by a middle aged man didn't appeal. Following a wedding a few weeks ago and the subsequent hangover my other half produced a box of shredded wheat. He pulled out a perfectly formed little package, ideal for my handbag and in that instant my attention was aroused!
The bright yellow box is very distinctive and we are probably all familiar with it. My box contained 16 shredded wheat packets. The shredded wheat come in pairs and one pair is ideal for a substantial breakfast. They are light and are contained end to end in the packet so they are slightly longer in length than your average glasses case but fit perfectly in my bag.
When you take the bars out the packet they look like straw, well rolled and perfectly formed but still straw, to touch the wheat is dry and if I am honest at this point I was holding out little hope. However my tender tummy suddenly seemed to find the idea of bland, plain, unsweetened cereal and ice cold milk quite attractive so I reached for a bowl.
**The Taste and Texture**
When you first add the milk it takes a minute for the wheat to absorb the liquid. I like it when it still has some crunch and was pleased that even after a few minutes the wheat doesn't disintegrate into a soggy mess like other cereals. I had mine with no sugar at all and although it was a little bland I really enjoyed the cereal taste. The wheat is easy to break down and tasted light but filling. I still have it plain but occasionally add a banana or some raisins to add some natural sugar.
100% shredded wheat! Now I know they say it in the adverts a hundred times but I was still surprised when I saw just wholegrain wheat listed under the ingredients section. I can honestly see I felt pretty pleased with myself for eating it, nowadays it is so rare to find an easy, ready to eat product that is completely free of additives, sugar and does exactly what it says on the box!
**The Health Benefits**
The shredded wheat adverts and packaging is very big on telling us that it is wholegrain and contains all three of your 3-a-day whole grains, obviously this is excellent but I was unaware I should be aiming for 3-a-day whole grains, the 5-a-day philosophy is well understood but this was a new one on me! I consider myself to be intelligent, healthy and very aware of what is good for me but the wholegrain drive has missed me. So why are whole grains important?
"People with a healthy heart tend to eat more wholegrain food" now don't be fooled this does not mean that eating whole grains gives you a healthy heart but it is suggesting there is a link. Perhaps the link is better demonstrated by the fact that healthy people are apparently more aware they should be eating whole grains? Wholegrain cereals use the whole grain thereby meaning you get all the nutrition and benefits associated with them rather than being given a section of the grain and therefore a section of the nutrients.
Shredded wheat is also a terrific source of fibre - I hope I don't need to elaborate on what benefits that has!
One packet of shredded wheat is 8% of your daily calorie intake, obviously this is without added sugar. Slightly misleading is that the 8% does not include when it is eaten with milk, surely most cereals are?? I cant imagine many people getting much pleasure from eating it as it comes. With 125ml of skimmed milk it is 11% of your daily intake. Still fantastic for one of your three meals.
Im not sure I will ever look back. Yes of course I will dabble with other cereals from time to time but Shredded wheat is so simple, easy to transport, wholesome, tasty, pure and versatile I really cannot believe it has taken me so long to discover it! I feel better for eating it, it fills me up till lunchtime and is significantly less embarrassing then a bowl of Coco pops! Just a little note to the makers - why not modernise your advertising, if your cereal has passed me by I can guarantee there will be other 20 some things that it has missed as well.
Costs £1.72 in Tesco.
Shredded wheat is a cereal product that I really like, not just because it is really healthy and contains 100% whole grain wheat but also because it actually tastes good, yes I know it sounds too good to be true but this healthy cereal does actually taste really nice.
Shredded wheat is made up of loads of thin shredded wires of wheat which are kind of knitted and help together to make a kind of oval shaped thing. These are pretty big and I find that usually one of two is enough depending on how hungry I am at breakfast time.
These go great with the milk as they sog up a bit, and to be honest they need to as they are one of the driest thing ever if you have tried to eat them on their own. However because the wheat is so compressed together they don't go all mushy like other cereals out there which I hate about a lot of cereals.
These taste rather sweet to say they are just 100% whole grain wheat however I do usually just put a sprinkle of sugar on there as I do have a sweet tooth, but this is a really great breakfast cereal and one I have quite a lot of.
Over the years I have went through a number of phases of eating breakfast cereal. In my late teens and early twenties I found it really hard to eat any breaskfast whatsoever. Nowadays I realise the importance of having a breakfast and If I had to choose I would rather do without a lunch than a breakfast. My current phase in the world of breakfast cereals is to be healthier and one of the cereals I am eating at the minute is shredded wheat.
Shredded Wheat is one of the most common cereals on offer in the UK. Its widely available and sold in garages, corner shops and supermarkets. Its occasionally included in offers and the last time I bought a box it was included in a buy one get one free in Tesco. It cost me £2.48 for a 30 biscuit box and of course I got another box of the same size for free. I usually eat two shredded wheat's for biscuits and this offer gave me enough cereal for 30 days so I was pretty happy with the price.
With milk and an average serving of shredded wheat (2 biscuits) you can expect to receive 217kcal, 1.4g of saturated fat, 6.3 g of sugar and 0.2g of sodium.
I have enjoyed trying these over the past month but I feel that they can be a bit hard to swallow. I tend to have to drown them in milk so that they go down a bit easier but even then I sometimes feel that I can feel them stuck in my throat for the next thirty minutes or so as I drive to work.
Taste wise they can be a bit bland compared to some of the other offerings on the market but they are quite healthy and that can only be a good thing. Two biscuits seems more than an ample serving and I really like that the fact that the biscuits are individually wrapped in to two biscuit servings.
Overall I would be happy to recommend this product however I wouldn't want to eat them everyday and a bit of variety when eating these will go a long way as it would be easy enough to quickly sicken yourself from eating these. I suppose if you had time and could bothered with a bit of extra effort you could probably add fruit and yoghurts to spice the breakfast up but unfortunately I never seem to have the will to do that come morning time. So in summary they are nice but just not everyday. I have also heard that the wheat is very good for cleaning out ones insides.
I usually don't do breakfast but have made a conscious effort to eat some form of "healthy" breakfast on a morning to set me up for the day. Shredded Wheat is a classic favourite which fits this description well.
The outer packaging of Shredded Wheat is quite eye catching due to the bright yellow cardboard cereal box. Shredded Wheat is written in bright green font. 100% whole grain is written on the front of the packaging emphasising that this is a healthy cereal.
Shredded Wheat is available in a number of sized boxed. 24 biscuits, 36 biscuits and 48 biscuits per pack. Inside the pack each 2 Shredded Wheat biscuits are individually wrapped in white cellophane for added freshness.
The price of Shredded Wheat varies but you should expect to pay around £2 for a 36 biscuit box. A larger box of 48 costs around £2.80 in Asda and Tesco.
I think that Shredded Wheat is reasonable value for money in comparison to other breakfast cereals. However it is slightly more expensive than the supermarkets own brand versions of Shredded Wheat which in the likes of Asda and Tesco is about 50p cheaper per box than Nestle Shredded Wheat.
Shredded Wheat on appearance is very plain. These are biscuits of woven pieces of wheat. Each biscuit is about 4cm wide by 6cm long. When you open the inner wrapper the cereal does not have a strong scent to it, a slightly grainy wheat type scent but nothing particularly distinctive.
I usually eat the cereal with cold milk. Each Shredded Wheat biscuit is very crispy. When milk is poured onto the biscuits they soften slightly but still remain in shape. The biscuits do go soggy after around 10 minute of being in the bowl of milk but this is not too much of a problem as I eat the cereal quicker than this. Taste wise Shredded Wheat is a very plain cereal. The initial taste is quite a naturally sweet wheat type taste. As you chew this taste remains in your mouth however the cereal does not leave any particular after taste in your mouth. I find that as the cereal is quite plain you taste the creaminess of the milk poured over the biscuit which compliments the wheat taste well.
I quite like the plain taste of the cereal especially on a morning, but for some tastes this maybe too plain and bland. Shredded Wheat tastes great with hot or cold milk, but it is a very versatile cereal as it also tastes great with yoghurt and fruit, which gives the cereal more flavour.
Per 2 biscuits with 125ml of skimmed milk
Nutritionally Shredded Wheat is extremely healthy and one of the best breakfast cereals to eat for those who want a low calorie, low fat, low sugar cereal. After eating two shredded wheats with milk I feel full up and tend not to feel hungry or the need to snack until lunch time.
I personally am a big fan of Shredded Wheat and love the taste as they have a very distinctive wheaty taste to them without having an overly strong or sweet flavour to them. For some people however Shredded Wheat are too bland and plain. But in my opinion the cereal is quite versatile and can be eaten with fruit and yoghurt for a breakfast cereal with more flavour. Nestle Shreaded Wheat is not the most expensive cereal you could buy however because it is a Nestle branded cereal it is more expensive than the supermarket own brand versions of Shredded Wheat.
A healthy cereal that is extremely low fat and versatile. Top marks!
Shredded Wheat is, as far as I'm concerned, the best savoury (as in, not things like Coco Pops and Frosties) cereal you can get. It blows Weetabix out of the water (or rather, milk), and Corn Flakes... not a patch on these. And best of all, the wheat's sourced from British farms, so it's good for the UK at the same time as being good for you.
The ones I had come in a box of 16 "biscuits", and are wrapped in pairs so you can open the box, eat 2, and not worry about the rest going soft.
The texture is pretty much perfect, not too hard, and not too soft. Also, they're very crumbly, so easy to break apart, either in the bowl with your spoon, or to actually sprinkle into the bowl.
The flavour can be a bit bland so you might want to put some sugar on them, but even plain they're better than Weetabix and the like. Obviously, being just wheat, they're very healthy (unless you're intolerant to wheat).
I would recommend these to anyone that's looking for a healthy start to the day, or just a random snack to nibble on at lunchtime.
Whole Grain Wheat (100%). 27 biscuits.