Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Budget Breakfast Bowlful
Tesco Value Wheat Biscuits
Member Name: flutel
Tesco Value Wheat Biscuits
Advantages: Cheap, vegan, keep well, taste fine.
Disadvantages: Not fortified with vitamins and minerals.
The main differences between Tesco Value Wheat Biscuits and Weetabix are the price, the size and the addition of vitamins and minerals (to the Weetabix).
The Value biscuits cost a mere 75p for 36 biscuits. Weetabix biscuits cost £1.66 for 24 biscuits. I think that this is quite a difference and if you are doing a thrifty shop - I do not see how you can justify buying the more expensive brand.
The Tesco Value Biscuits are slightly smaller than the chunkier Weetabix. This means that if you use two biscuits for your breakfast there may be slightly less in your bowl. This is perhaps only noticeable if you are super-hungry at breakfast or are about to go out to work to do a spot of manual labour. Other than that, the biscuits are splodged up with cold or hot milk - and you cannot spot the difference - in my opinion. In any case, the biscuits can be halved if you wanted that bit extra.
Wheat, Sugar, Salt, Barley Malt Extract
I like it when ingredients are simple. In terms of sugar content, there is 7g per serving and 2.9g of fat per serving.
These biscuits are not fortified with vitamins and minerals. Weetabix does have quite a few essential elements added to their biscuits. I take a whole range of vitamins and minerals in an attempt to make up for the veg I eat having less vitamins and minerals in. The soil that our food is grown intensively in is somewhat depleted - so extra vits are a good idea. They have certainly made a difference to my hair (thicker, longer).
If you do not take extra vitamns and minerals then I think it is very wise to eat fortified food. In this instance, I think it would be a good idea to pay the extra and buy the recognised brand.
The biscuits come boxed in a plain, quite thin, recyclable box with the familiar Value logo on. Inside, the biscuits come in plastic wrappings which wrap the biscuits tightly and keep them fresh. I find that the biscuits do indeed remain fresh for quite a while when the plastic wrapper is open - even after about 3 weeks!.
Eating the biscuits
Wheat biscuits are very convenient to eat; take them out of the packet and apply milk in a bowl. I like to eat mine with cold soya milk on and a sprinkle of xylitol sugar over. I chop the biscuits up with my spoon and try to eat them before they get too soggy. If hot milk is applied, the biscuits go soggy very quickly and this is fine if you want to eat a mush-type cereal. I sometimes do - which brings me neatly to the point - this is a versatile breakfast cereal because you can vary the eating texture somewhat.
The taste of the Tesco Wheat Biscuits is very favourable. if you bite into one whole, you can taste the slightly salty, malty taste. They do not taste sweet.
Great basic breakfast cereal if you are on a budget. The biscuits taste good and do the job just fine. However, if you are keen to get a vitamin and mineral fix - then buy the more expensive, well known brand.
Summary: Basic breakfast cereal for the seriously thrifty