Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Nutritionally OK but not very appetising.
Tesco Value Wheat Biscuits
Member Name: rolandrat
Tesco Value Wheat Biscuits
Advantages: Nutritionally adequate and inexpensive.
Disadvantages: Very compacted wheat and not very appealing.
===Why I Bought This===
Always on the look-out to try and reduce my grocery bill, as I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of most other Everday Value items I decided to buy these Wheat Biscuits when they cropped online at Tesco Grocery. Often on line Everyday Value items are not always available s I thought I would grab these when I could.
Tesco Everyday Value range. The basic range of products which now replaces what used to be called Tesco Value.
Now in new Everyday Value packaging.
Beige box with orange and brown images and lettering - images are of bowls, jugs, wheat etc. There is also a picture of a bowl with two wheat biscuits in and milk.
'Fortified with vitamins and iron.'
24 wheat biscuits (432 grams) made from British wheat.
Produced and packed in UK.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Contains wheat and gluten - cannot guarantee nut free.
A 2 biscuit serving contains 135 calories, 0.9 grams of sugar and 0.3 grams of salt.
Product has a long shelf life - mine was for over a year.
Wheat (97%), sugar, salt, barley malt extract, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Folic Acid.
Niacin - 35% of daily recommended amount.
Iron - 31% of daily recommended amount.
Thiamin (B1) - 45% of daily recommended amount.
Riboflavin (B2) - 50% of daily recommended amount.
Folic Acid - 34% of daily recommended amount.
Not currently availble for me to buy online but I think I paid about 63p for the box of 24 biscuits.
Tesco ordinary Wheat Biscuits £1.47 for 24 biscuits (454 grams).
Wheetabix 24 biscuits £2.17 for 24 biscuits (454 grams).
.Wholegrain Wheat (95%), Malted Barley Extract, Sugar, Salt, Niacin, Iron, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid.
===Tesco Wheat Biscuit Ingredients===
Wheat (95%), Malted Barley Extract, Sugar, Salt Niacin, Iron, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid.
===Both contain 32% of your recommended daily allowance of B1, B2, Niacin, Folic Acid and Iron===
Well going by the ingredients and the nutritional content these should not be much different to either Weetabix or Tesco Wheat Biscuits.
Normally I buy the Tesco Wheat Biscuits or I will occasionally get Weetabix if it is on offer as I do not find much difference between those two.
In appearance these Everyday Value biscuits have more square corners an are smaller. They are highly compacted oblongs which are smaller than the other wheat biscuits I buy and initially I was not even very keen to try the ones I had bought.
However having run out of my normal bicuits I decided to give them a try. Actually once left with hot milk for a while and with a little sugar on them they did not taste much different to the more expensive Tesco version. However although they are over half the price of the Tesco Wheat Biscuits I think I will be continuing to buy the Tesco middle of the range variety. Luckily for me the Everyday Value ones are not available on line anyway at present so I could not buy them even if I wanted to!
There is nothing actaully worng with these Everyday Value Biscuits - they just look cheap and unappetising to me. Perhaps I am being a little too fussy, but my son also will not eat these at all, although he is quite happy with the Eveyday Value cornflakes.
These are not unedible but unless you are really desperate to save money I would recommend buying the Tesco Wheat Biscuits for £1.47. However if you are very short of cash these will suffice - they have the nutrition but are a bit unappealing to me.
===Would I Recommend?===
Yes - but only if you were desperate to save money.
Summary: OK nutritionally but I would only buy if very short of cash.