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      02.02.2010 17:09
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      A great snack but leaves you wanting more

      I bought these yesterday and decided to have a couple this morning. Unfortunately for me that couple turned into half the bag.

      I bought these in tesco for £1.04 I think they were, not a bad price considering it's 200g of product.

      Im assuming that these are the same product as the title as the only difference in the title and the packet is that the title omits the word nutty, and without a picture it's hard to tell.

      The bites come in a plastic packet which is easy to open. Without counting them I would say you get around 25 - 30 of these bites in a packet. Each bite is around the size of a tealight (so quite big).

      I was surprised at how sweet these were, not a bad thing for me as I am quite a sweet tooth. They have the appearance of a typical fruity oat bar except instead of a bar shape they round and flat, or cereal.

      A good amount of nuts, seeds and currants in each bite. I was surprised how tasty these were considering they look more a health food than anything else. This probably isnt the case but thats the look of them.

      Suitable for vegetarians but not small children due to the nuts.

      I will definently be buying these again as I thoroughly enjoyed them. Mmmmm actually I may just go and finish the rest of the packet now as my mouths watering just writing this.

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        31.12.2009 21:49
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        Delicous, (somewhat) healthy snacks

        I am an Asian. Unfortunately for me, however, there isn't a single Chinese supermarket where I live. It's such a small town I reside in, too, so the supermarkets just don't stock these posh Asian food stuffs. Because of that, I've always tried to find alternatives for my occasionally-craved Asian snacks. Oatland Honey & Seed Bites is one of those alternatives. For just 99p (99p!!!) at Tesco's, you get a 200g bag of about 16 yummy bite-sized cookies. Considering most of the healthy snacks that contain nuts and seeds where I live are over £1 a package, this is a pretty good deal.

        The nutty flavor of these snack bites hit you as soon as you bite into them. You then feel the sweetness of the sugar and the currants on the tip of your tongue, and oh these two tastes combined give you the most wonderful snack on the planet.

        INGREDIENTS
        sugar,
        sunflower seeds (15%)
        currants (13%)
        glucose syrup
        peanuts (10%)
        sesame seeds (10%)
        hazlenuts (6%)
        oat flakes
        butter, honey, emulsifier (soya lecithins), dried whole milk.

        The downside is that these bites contain quite a lot of calories and fat, but they are good to enjoy once in a while, and are of course much healthier than your average (and much more expensive) chocolate chip cookies.

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        11.05.2009 11:38
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        Great tasting cheap snack.

        Overview

        Crispy Nutty Seed bites by Oatland Biscuit co are a tasty crunchy biscuit with seeds nuts and currents. They appear in Tescos Discount brands range and come in 200g bags.

        Nutrition

        These biscuits 1020Kcal a bag so they aren't the healthiest snack around. There is nearly 100g of protein, 60g of fat and 10g of fibre. They are made up of Sugar, Sunflower Seeds, Currents, peanuts , sesame seeds , hazelnuts, oat flakes and honey.

        The taste

        Personally i think these little biteszie biscuits are sublime. I'm a fan of nutty snacks and these are really good for the price (about £1.30). There are a few downsides, the sesame seeds get stuck in your teeth and the peanut leaves your breath smelling but other than that these are great. They are one of them snacks you can't stop eating (Though you really should if you count the calories). I can quite easily munch through a packet in an hour and have to keep hiding them to stop me from eating more.

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        30.04.2009 23:10
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        Scrummy pieces of goodness

        Last week, when the sun was shining, my little girl and I met friends in the park for a picnic. One of my friends is a vegetarian and always appears to be into healthy eating. When she passed a bag around with what she descibed as fruity nutty seedy treats I was a bit reluctant, but thought hey ho, why not!

        I reached into a clear bag and took out a small round mass of stuck together hamster food!! Ok, its only the size of a 50p so it shouldn't be too hard to swallow - should it?? It was nutty and sweet and you could easily see the seeds and currants in it. Well what a shock - it was delicious, really scrummy!! My hand soon shot out for another!!

        Had to get the details from her as I want them in my shopping trolley! She told me they were made by Oatland Biscuit co. and are part of the discount brand range at Tesco and cost £1.19 for a 200g bag and I should look for them in the biscuit aisle.

        So today I bought a couple of bags, and as I write this I'm finishing off the last few from the first bag. Turns out that not only do I like them but so do all three of my children and my husband. They all took a bit of persuading to try them as they also thought they looked like a hamster's treat! But they are very moreish and now the first bag is empty! They are a sweet treat with some healthy things thrown in, so you don't feel too bad about spoiling yourself!

        So what's in these little nutty treats? Well there is some badness in them -4 little biscuits contain 145 kcal, 8.1g of fat (2.1g beng saturates) and a trace of salt; but they do contain 3.9g protein and 1.4g of fibre.


        INGREDIENTS
        sugar,
        sunflower seeds (15%)
        currants (13%)
        glucose syrup
        peanuts (10%)
        sesame seeds (10%)
        hazlenuts (6%)
        oat flakes
        butter, honey, emulsifier (soya lecithins), dried whole milk.

        Allergy warning - they do contain sesame seeds, nuts, milk, soya and gluten


        They come in a clear plastic bag, so need to be moved into a tub to keep them fresh once opened.


        My toddler loves them but BE CAREFUL if allowing your children to eat them, as they can easily choke on nuts

        These are definately a hit in my house and something I will be putting into my trolley regularly!!

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          01.04.2009 14:27
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          An nice alternative to normal biscuits, but a bit pricey!

          OAKLAND BISCUIT CO HONEY & SEED BITES

          I have to say that when I first requested these biscuits they were around 81p, which I didn't think was too bad. I went to buy some more today, so that I could write this review and they had gone up to £1.19!! So sorry about that!

          ***What are they like?***

          These are somewhere in between a biscuit and a cereal bar. Sometimes you just want a sweet taste with your cup of tea or coffee, but not the calories of a choccy biscuit. Also because they have plenty of nuts and seeds in there, I kid myself that they are healthy. They come in a clear plastic bag (not so great for keeping fresh, once you have broken into them), with the 'Discount Brands' logo on them.

          There is a long expiry date on the pack I bought today of July 2009. The pack is 200g and they DO contain nuts!! Four biscuits contains 145 calories and 8.1g of fat of which 2.1g are saturates. They are suitable for vegetarians.

          ***Opinion***

          I do like these as an alternative to a full cereal bar or kit-kat type biscuit for a change. However, these biscuits do kid you a bit... You start of with just one or two, but as they are quite small, you soon reach for more. I think I have eaten around 9 this morning - not good!! I will also say that althought it may be personal to me, I do get really bad stomache ache if I eat too many. I don't know if this is because of the nut or the honey content.

          They taste sweet - but not sickly and you can easily see the nuts, seeds and currants in the biscuit. Although they are sweet, you cannot necessarily detect the honey taste. For some this may be a bonus.

          They do get a bit stuck in your teeth, but as I said they do taste delicious and are VERY moreish. I thought that I would review them, as I haven't seen anything like these biscuits before. Overall, they contain 15% Sunflower seeds, 13% currants, 10% peanuts, 10% sesame seeds, 6% hazelnuts, so when you add it all up, the good bits do account for more than half of the finished product.

          I can recommend them from time to time, for something a bit different. Just don't get carried away!!

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