Product Type: Tesco Snacks
Newest Review: ... because they do look cheap next to the glossy colourful boxes of all the other branded cereals and I was unsure whether to buy them ... more
Like rubbing your tongue across the Sahara
Tesco Value Wheat Biscuits
Member Name: FatherMary
Tesco Value Wheat Biscuits
Disadvantages: Might have to spend more on milk
If you like your breakfast served with bitter disappointment listen up!
Money: 75p for 36 wheat biscuits which are basically wheatabix. A bit of maths tells me that each biscuit is just over 2p. This sounds incredible, but they are slightly smaller than traditional wheatabix so this must be taken into account. So a breakfast can set you back around 15p-25p possibly, depending how sparing you are with milk!
Taste: The taste isn't great and they get really sloppy with too much milk, not so good. They end up more like mushy mix that resembles porridge rather than wheat biscuits. But then again people might like this, I know some people who love sloppy wheatabix and some who like is crunchy. If you're like me and prefer the crunchy wheatabix this is not the brekky for you! Without bucketfuls of milk the breakfast becomes disgustingly dry, not so good in the morning when you're quite dry anyway! This can actually mean you are spending more than you think on milk because you really need to drown it. And it's impossible to copy the wheatabix week or whatever it was called because they sometimes used yoghurt instead of milk. I tried it leading to my mouth drying up like a prune.
Ease: They are not packaged very well, as per Tesco value because this is where they generally save their money. They are tightly packed on top of each other in 3 rows of 12. When starting a new row, it is a real struggle getting one out without crumpling it everywhere. Really really annoying! Also leaving the washing up and letting the breakfast dry out onto a bowl is a big mistake as it takes a good 5-10 minutes to get it off! But then again this can be said about any breakfast, they are a real pain if you don't wash upi straight away!
Downsides: A lot of things really. The packaging is too simple and hard to get them out as I said. Ridiculously dry without gallons of milk.
Moneysaving tip: I would say buying the next step up of Tesco wheat biscuits might actually save you a bit of money, or if not be marginally more money for a much better product. The tesco wheat biscuits are priced at £1.28 for 24 so just over 5p per biscuit. However they are 3g more per biscuit and require less milk as they aren't nearly as dry as the tesco value version. I would say they are probably around the same price for a bowl of cereal of the same weight.
Overall: Not so good, too dry so you'll be spending much more on milk to compensate.
Summary: Super dry