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      11.06.2012 16:48
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      A good way to start the day

      Breakfast cereal is something I always have in the cupboard as both Mark and myself eat breakfast everyday and most days its a bowl of cereal with either hot or cold milk. I have recently been trying Tesco own brand cereal and have been really pleased with it, I'm currently using their Wheat Biscuits, their own version of Wheatabix. My local Tesco has them in packs of 24 or 48, I usually opt for 48 as it works out fractionally cheaper.

      The Wheat Biscuits are sold in a yellow and orange box with the Tesco logo and Wheat Biscuits on the front. The box also informs the customer that these are made from whole grain, have low fat, are a good source of fibre and have been fortified with vitamins and iron. The box also displays the Healthy Eating logo and shows a serving suggestion for the cereal.

      The GDA's are given on the front of the pack, these are given per 2 biscuits and are:-
      Calories-- 135
      Sugar--1.7g
      Fat--0.8g
      Saturates-- 0.2g
      Salt--0.3g
      The nutritional values are given in more detail on the side of the box for those who wish to look, the ingredients and allergy advice is also given on the side of the box, the allergy advice being that the product contains wheat, gluten and barley and Tesco cannot guarantee that the product hasn't come in contact with nuts despite being made in a nut free factory. The side of the box also states the Wheat Biscuits are suitable for vegetarians.

      The biscuits are in the box in packets of 12, to be honest they look pretty much the same as Wheatabix, same colour and size but they do look slightly courser in my opinion. I always have 2 biscuits with either hot or cold milk and to be honest there's not a lot of difference taste wise between these and wheatabix either. They have a lovely crunchy texture and a lovely wheaty taste. I personally think these biscuits are quite sweet and rarely add extra sugar but this is just my personal taste, my husband Mark always has sugar on his but either way I really like them.

      Once milk has been poured over them I don't think they break down as smoothly as wheatabix they are slightly courser in texture but personally I like this.

      I love to bake and have used these when making biscuits or cereal bars, also crushed up and added to crumble topping makes a nice crunchy topping to apple crumble.

      If you eat this type of cereal or use it in baking then I would certainly recommend giving Tesco Wheat Biscuits a try, they cost £1.48 for a pack of 24 and £2.95 for 48. In my opinion they are really tasty and good value for money.

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        24.02.2012 17:12
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        Super breakfast cereal - a great way to start the day.

        ---Why I Buy This---

        Throughout the winter I prefer to have a hot breakfast and find I am too half asleep to cope with cooking porridge!
        Therefore I tend to use cereals that I can have with hot milk such as Shredded Wheat or Weetabix.
        I decided to give these Tesco Wheat Biscuits a try to see how they compared to Weetabix.



        ---The Brands---

        Weetabix has been a popular cereal in the U.K. since the 1930s and these Tesco Biscuits are Tesco's own take on them - but actually they are very similar - from the box design to the shape of the biscuits to the actual list of ingredients.

        ***Weetabix Ingredients***
        .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.



        ---The Product---

        The Tesco Wheat Biscuits come in a sturdy cardboard box as shown above with images of wheat also around the sides.
        Classed as 'low fat, a good source of fibre and fortified with Vitamins and Iron.
        The average helping of two biscuits is 135 calories.
        The base of the box states that is is recommended that 'you eat three portions of whole grains a day' and two of the biscuits equates to one portion.
        Contains wheat, gluten and barley.
        Cannot guarantee nut free.
        Suitable for vegetarians.
        Store in a cool dry place.
        Produced in the U.K.
        Long shelf life - mine is over a year.
        The biscuits come in packs of 12 wrapped in shiney white gloss paper.



        ---Cost---

        24 biscuits - £1.47
        48 biscuits - £2.98
        (Compared with Weetabix at Tesco - 24 biscuits - £2.18 and 48 biscuits -£3.68, but now on offer for £3.00.)



        ---Use---

        I have always eaten these with hot milk, but I now find that most people use cold milk instead!
        I have on occasions used cold milk if I have been using soya milk as I find it better that way - but for me a warm bowl of cereal is a welcome breakfast with a nice cuppa and some fruit juice.



        ---My Opinion---

        Well I regularly purchase these Tesco Wheat Biscuits now. I do not find them any different in taste to Weetabix - which I have sometimes purchased when on offer.
        Two biscuits makes an adequate breakfast for myself - and I like using hot milk, whether semi or skimmed.
        I add a little sugar and this breakfast fills you up and gives me a healthy start to the day.
        This sort of cereal is much better for you than some of the very sugary varieties - and you get your fibre and some vitamins as well - a great bonus.
        A serving of these healthy biscuits costs just over 12p for two biscuits - which is an economical meal.
        Also even though I only use two biscuits a day I do not find that the remaining biscuits go soft in the packet as they are packed in 12s - so the other biscuits can remain sealed until required.



        ---Star Rating---

        5 Stars.



        ---Would I Recommend?---

        Yes definitely.



        ---Website---

        www.tesco.com

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          18.09.2011 09:12
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          A really good, healthy breakfast that doesn't cost the earth.

          These are Tesco's equivolent of Weetabix. As you would expect they cost considerably less and look identical to the more well-known brand. I think they must be made by the same manufacturer as I really cannot tell the difference. They taste the same as Weetabix and have the same texture, gradually turning to a kind of wheat porridge as the milk softens them. My kids love them and we get through quite a lot each month, so buying Tesco's own brand does save me quite a lot of money.

          The ingredients are much the same as Weetabix:

          Wheat (95%),Malted Barley Extract ,Sugar ,Salt ,Niacin ,Iron , Thiamin (B1) , Riboflavin (B2) ,Folic Acid.

          Nutritionally, Tesco's own brand are slightly lower in calories, at 340cals per 100g as opposed to 358cals per 100g for Weetabix. They also contain less fat, so I think that these are a much healthier breakfast!

          The packaging is quite pleasing to the eye and shows the cereal being served with fresh fruit to show how versatile the wheat biscuits are. They come in packs of either 24 (£1.49) or 48 (£2.67) so saving 50p on the smaller pack and £1.05 on the larger. It all mounts up over the months!

          The way my kids get through these things I can't afford to buy Weetabix, so I am thankful that Tesco sell their own brand. Worth a try!

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            06.09.2011 00:03
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            Cheap versatile and just as good as its counterpart

            I haven't reviewed food in quite some time but Tesco Wheat Biscuits were calling me as I have a bowl in front of me.

            While I was at university I scrimped as much as I can on food shopping despite being a passionate cook. One of my largest regular savings had to be these Wheat Biscuits. Even though there is a large difference in price between the official Weetabix and these Tesco Wheat Biscuits, they taste exactly the same. The texture both when dry and in milk is identical to the official Weetabix, so much so you would not be able to tell the difference between the two.

            Weetabix currently stands at £3.72 for 48, whereas Wheat Biscuits stands at £2.00 for the same amount which is just under half of the price of Weetabix.

            I often have it with fresh banana or strawberries and it tastes just as good accompanied by these as your standard Weetabix. It is well worth the money and really unless your are sickenly loyal to your brands you would be foolish not to at least try out this alternate to Weetabix.

            Cheap versatile and just as good as its counterpart, if you are a fan of Weetabix this is a sure fire money saver.

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              05.09.2011 13:52
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              tasty cheap breakfast

              I know this may be a strange thing to review but I felt I needed to tell the world! Since the birth of my little girl we have been attempting to cut back on spending. Weetabix has been a staple breakfast for our for years, but I was sceptical on the quality of cheap branded cereal. However we thought we'd give these a go comparing the price £3.69 for 48 Weetabix (0.08p each) and £2.00 for 48 Wheat Biscuits (0.04p each)!

              We were pleasantly surprised, and my OH is convinced that they are actually the same thing just in a different box. This is such a versatile breakfast, you can have it warm / cold with sugar (unhealthy option), honey, fruit, yoghurt.

              At first we were a bit sceptical of using own brand staples like weetabis, as I have found the cheaper versions are sometime a bit soggy and tastless. I like my Weetabix with a little bit of milk so they are still a bit crunchy. With these I found that they did not go soggy quickly like cheap ones I have tried before & still have the same wheaty taste which we love.

              They state that they are fortified with vitamins and minerals including folic acid & iron (ideal for pregnant women - reduces morning sickness and ups your folic acid & iron in one!)

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                14.06.2010 12:55
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                Healthy breakfast at a good price

                I'm trying to buy shops own brand products now as much as possible in an effort to cut down the grocery bill.
                All my family eat Weetabix, so when I saw the price of Tesco's own Wheat Biscuits I thought I'd give them a try, as they are £1.18 for 24, or £2.14 for 48, compared with £1.89 for a 24 pack of the branded products.

                Tesco Wheat Biscuits come packaged in a cardboard box. The front of the pack has a picture of a bowl containing 2 wheat biscuits served with milk and fruit. It has the Tesco branding and the nutritional information. Two biscuits contain 130 calories, 0.8g of fat and 1.7g of sugar.
                The back of the pack is identical to the front.
                One side of the packet has further, more detailed nutritional information and lists the vitamin and mineral content of the product.

                The wheat biscuits are suitable for vegetarians and do not contain nuts. They should be stored in a cool, dry place.

                Once the box is opened, the wheat biscuits are contained in white cellophane packs. The 430g box contains 2 strips of 12 biscuits.
                Once the cellophane is opened, it can't be resealed.

                Each wheat biscuit is about 10cm long, 4cm wide and 2cm deep. They are a golden brown/beige colour and I can only describe them as smelling wheaty!

                On their own, they don't taste of an awful lot. I personally always add fruit to them to make them a bit more interesting.
                When the milk is added they break down quickly. For this reason I have always given them to my children when small as they find them very easy to eat. Be warned though - if any is dropped on the floor, it sets like concrete, so make sure you clean it up whilst it's still moist!

                When I swapped my family onto this product, they did not even notice, so taste-wise I don't think there is any difference between these and Weetabix. They are also a healthy, low-fat breakfast and keep my children going until luchtime, without filling them full of sugar.

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                26.05.2010 08:13
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                A delicious whole wheat cereal

                As I'm always starving hungry in the mornings and eating breakfast starts me up for the day, it's important that I have something filling and nutritious. I've been buying Tesco Wheat Biscuits for approximately 4 years and neither my husband nor myself can tell the difference between these and the leading brand in this type cereal.

                The wheat biscuits are available in packs of 24 and 48 and the box is extremely similar to that of the leading brand name. The advertising looks extremely welcoming as the majority of the front of the box is taken over by a serving suggestion of an image of a dish of two wheat biscuits with strawberries, blueberries and milk.

                There is a banner on the top of the box stating the wheat biscuits contain whole grain and are part of the health eating range as they are "low in fat, a good source of fibre and are fortified with vitamins and iron".

                Tesco have really put thought and effort into the packaging as the rear of the box is identical to that of the front and sides and there are images of stems of wheat on the top of the box.

                The biscuits are a light brown in colour and look identical to the leading brand name. I've never tried fruit with mine and simply add some semi-skimmed milk and a sprinkling of sugar. They are extremely crunchy if you eat them straight away or if you leave a little while, they become soggy as are absorbed by the milk. Either way, these wheat biscuits are extremely delicious and are not of an inferior quality.

                The underneath of the box provides the nutrition advice, which I detail below in respect of two of the wheat biscuits:-

                Energy 540kJ, 130kcal
                Protein 4.3g
                Carbohydrates 25.7g
                of which sugars 1.7g
                Fat 0.8g
                Of which saturates 0.2g
                Fibre 3.8g
                Sodium 0.1g
                Salt equivalent 0.3g

                Unfortunately, this cereal is not suitable for those people with nut allergies, as whilst there is no nut content, Tesco cannot guarantee they are nut free. However, they are suitable for vegetarians.

                I have checked both the ingredients and the nutritional information on the leading brand and have compared them against the Tesco brand. I was somewhat surprised to learn that they are completely identical, other that the fact that the Tesco brand contains 2 more calories per 100g.

                However, there is one big difference and that is the price - the leading brand will cost you £3.40 for 48 biscuits, whilst Tesco charge only £2.14. Clearly this is a huge saving and I really cannot tell the difference between the taste in these products.

                As the outer packaging is made with cardboard, it can be recycled after use.

                I would highly recommend Tesco Wheat Biscuits and due to their excellent quality, together with a very reasonable price tag, give them 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.

                I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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                  26.04.2010 11:24
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                  Tesco wheat biscuits

                  I usually start my morning with either a bowl of porridge or 2 weetabix. I choose these because they both contain less sugar than other cereals and I think that makes them better for me and my family. I have, until recently, always bought Weetabix and I guess this is because I have been persuaded by the expensive advertising campaigns that Weetabix equals the best as far as wheat breakfast biscuits are concerned! However I recently decided to try Tesco's own version.

                  Not all cheaper alternatives from supermarkets are good value. Many cheaper brands contain more sugar, salt or cheap fillers so are not as good for your health as the more expensive brands. However Tesco wheat biscuits do not fall into this category. In fact having compared them nutritionally with Weetabix there is very little difference. Both have the same amount of sugar per each biscuit and the same amount of salt. They both contain 95% whole wheat and both contain important B vitamins and iron. The only slight difference is that the Tesco version will give you a tiny 3 calories more for every two biscuits! So Tesco wheat biscuits are virtually identical as far as nutrition goes!

                  The packaging is remarkable similar too. Both Weetabix and Tesco wheat biscuits are packaged in a cardboard box with yellow background showing the biscuits contained within. The Tesco version shows us how to serve with some milk and fruit. I like the thin box as it fits well into my cupboard without taking up too much space.

                  Next for the all important taste test. I love the taste of Weetabix and was a bit dubious that the Tesco version would taste as god. However I am happy to report it is every bit as good! I am sure if I were to be asked to taste these biscuits blindfolded I would not be able to tell them apart. I like the texture of the Tesco biscuit and find it keeps some crunch even when milk is added. I like to have two of these biscuits for my breakfast with some fruit added. At the moment I am adding blueberries and strawberries .However any fruit taste good in my opinion! I don't add sugar as I think they are sweet enough especially with added fruit. I find that two wheat biscuits fill me up and keeps me feeling full until lunch time.

                  The only thing that is different about these biscuits from the brand leader is the price! A box of 24 Tesco wheat biscuits costs £! At the moment (sure it was less last week!) whilst a 24 box of Weetabix costs £1.78! That is a huge difference especially when you add up how many boxes you will buy in a year! I think I will put the saving towards a new pair of summer shoes!

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                    19.04.2010 09:16
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                    good price and value cereal for a lower brand

                    Breakfast is the main meal of the day, and I for many years never ate any breakfast as I just did not feel hungry in the mornings until lunch time, but then a few years ago as I was getting much older my eating habits began to change and for some reason I felt I really needed to eat a breakfast and I feel a lot better for doing so.

                    I buy all the usual brands of cereals and I have noticed they have risen in price such a lot over the last year and so I started to try different ones to see if I liked them.

                    I bought this one from Tesco and it is one of their lower ranged products but not the Value range, it is a middle ranged one.

                    It comes with 24 rectangle shaped oat biscuits with curved edges and they are sealed in a white plastic wrapper, there are 12 in each, they are both inside a cardboard box to keep them fresh and it can be easily opened with a flap opening.

                    They are made with whole grain wheat and are low fat, they are a good tasting biscuit and have a nice texture and can be eaten with milk and fruit added as I sometimes have them a Banana or Strawberries and they taste even better. They do not taste at all bland as I thought them may.

                    The quality in my opinion is very good for a lower brand and for the size of the product of 430g for only 89p I think it is very good value for money, although the price can vary from the price I paid up to around £1.

                    Two biscuits contain 130 calories, 1.7g sugar, 0.8g fat,0.2g saturates and 0.3g of salt.

                    They are a very good price if you are on a budget and have a family as they can be a nice cheap cereal for the children and they can last quite a while longer than some other cereals and for the very low price it is a good way to save some money as children love cereal and it can be an expense sometimes buying them.

                    These I thought I may not like but I do and I will be buying them again and I recommend them to anyone to give them a try.

                    I give it 5 stars.

                    Thank you for reading my review.

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                      18.03.2010 17:31
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                      Give them a try, you'll struggle to find a difference

                      I have started buying a lot of 'own brand' foods lately to try and cut down on the shopping bill, i am trying to review most things as i get round to it.

                      The Tesco Wheat biscuits, must be a big rival for the Weetabix brand. packaging is very similar, and once that box is opened i doubt even Weetabix themselves would tell the difference! They look exactly the same.

                      When it comes to taste, i cannot tell any difference, they still soak up the milk well, as do Weetabix, and i must admit threy're much better than expected. Throw some warm milk over them and you have a good porridge like breakfast, chuck some fruit on and you have a healthy afternoon snack. With three out of the four traffic light ratings being green, this proves its a healthy option. with only 190 calories for two biscuits with milk.

                      24 wheat bisks from Tesco are more expensive than the other brands, according to mysupermarket website, at £1.19 they are the hightst priced, even Sainsburys have them for £1.00, and Asda are pushing them out at 79pence!

                      Personally i wouldnt buy the real Weetabix again, at £1.78 for 24, buying any own brand alternative you are looking at over 50% saving.

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                      23.02.2010 15:19
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                      A staple in every food cupboard.

                      So many cereals nowadays are sugary and non-filling. Whithin an hour or two of eating them you are hungry again. That is why I like tesco wheat biscuits. They are a substatial, filling , healthy breakfast option.
                      I have always liked Weetabix and I cannot tell the difference between tesco's own version and the real thing. So why pay more for an identical product. This is a breakfast everyone in the family will eat.
                      My son eats them without milk (ugh!), and my daughter likes them with cold milk. I like them with hot milk, but there are lots of ways you can "dress up" this breakfast, such as by adding fruit or yoghurt.
                      I tend to buy the big 48 pack when I shop. A typicalserving contains 190 calories and 30% of the RDA of Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin, Folic acid and Iron.
                      The product is suitable for vegetarians and the packaging is widely recycled.

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                      21.01.2010 14:32
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                      Healthy and tasty start to the day

                      Tesco Wheat Biscuits are Tesco's version of the breakfast cereal Weetabix. They are considerably cheaper than Weetabix packets as they are currently 24 biscuits for £1.25 or 48 biscuits for £2.15. I used to eat the proper Weetabix biscuits but switched to the cheaper own brand version when we were on a money saving drive.

                      I normally get the 48 biscuit packet as in our house they do get eaten very quickly. In the 48 biscuit packet, there are 4 individually wrapped packets of 12 biscuits in each packet. Once the packet is open, the biscuits look no different to the Weetabix version in size or quality.

                      I normally just have two biscuits with some cold milk and a sprinkle of sugar, but both my daughters just eat them with milk. My four year old loves wheat biscuits and will quite happily eat two of them for breakfast with milk. I honestly couldn't tell the difference in taste between the Tesco version and the Weetabix version.

                      In addition to them tasting really nice, they are also very healthy. A serving of two wheat biscuits and 125ml of semi skimmed milk is 190Kcal and 2.8g of fat. They are also fortified with vitamins and iron.

                      In conclusion, eating these for breakfast gives a fantastic and healthy start to the day with no noticeable reduction in taste or quality as compared to Weetabix.

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                        22.11.2009 08:29
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                        A fab affordable cereal

                        This is Tesco's own branded alternative to Weetabix, costing considerably less. Once again Tesco have come up with a product that rivals the leading premium brand in everyway. When you find this on the supermarket shelf you could almost be fooled into thinking it was a box of Weetabix. The box is the same distinctive yellow colour and there is a large picture of the actual product - two of the wheat biscuits in a bowl of milk and brightened up with some rather scrummy looking fruit. Visually the look exactly the same as Weetabix would.

                        I had alway resisted these until recently. While I am more than willing to drop down a brand on most products I am somewhat reluctant when it comes to breakfast cereals. I am not naturally a breakfast cereal girl, to be honest if I could really choose it would be thick buttered marmite toast for me every day. A couple of years ago to try and shift some baby weight, I did shift to cereal and Weetabix has become one of the few that I actually really enjoy.

                        Therefore I was unwilling to try a cheaper alternative, just incase they didn't quite live up to scratch. Curiousity did get the better of me though and I thought I'd might as well give them a go, and hey... if I didn't like them I'm sure the girls would polish them off.

                        Costing only £1.19 for a box of 24 biscuits, they are a good 50 cheaper than the real deal, so it really is a considerable saving. Ok.... so how did they do? Well I popped two in a bowl and when you see them in the flesh they do look exactly the same as Weetabix. I added some hot milk and a sprinkling of sugar and then down the hatch they went.

                        Admittedly, they tasted great, the same wheaty flavoursome taste and the same texture. They were satisfying and really enjoyable. There was a little something that wasn't quite right but that could be purely psychological and me being a brand snob. Overall another great offering from Tesco's, I will definately buy again.

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                          21.11.2009 08:37
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                          Yummy yummy

                          These are a really nice cereal, and strong competition for their rival Weetabix. I am not one to spend my cash unneccesarily just for a brand name, and this is a perfect example of identical products in different packaging and with a different name. At just 190 calories and only 2.8grams of fat per two biscuits with semi-skimmed milk, this is a really healthy start to the day. They are filling, and of course whole wheat so very good for you! Also, at 5p per biscuit compared to 6p with their competition they are also a healthy choice for your pocket!

                          However, with every good deal, there is sadly sometimes a snag. In this instance, it is that the price of these biscuits have varied a lot over the past year. For example, on occasions I have noticed that it is cheaper per biscuit to buy the 24 packet compared to the 48 packet. I think this is really sneaky of Tesco as I think people automatically believe that buying the larger box of something tends to make the product cheaper per unit. Even looking at the other reviews on here, it seems that the price of these have really varied in different people's experience. Fortunately for us shoppers, Tesco generally tend to display their price per unit on the price tags in the shop or online, so just check them before buying.

                          Really nice cereal...just check the price.

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                          05.10.2009 15:53
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                          Give these a try other then named brands

                          I am a big one for first meal of the day is the most important meal of the day. so I'm always pushing my family to eat breakfast. always looking for new things to try as we all get board of the same thing day in day out.
                          i was down the cereal aisle and i came across tesoc own brand of wheat a bix.
                          and at nealy half the price i thought why not give them ago.

                          ***Packaging***
                          Bright yellow box - this really stock out from all the other boxes.
                          tesco logo in orange bold text
                          and 24 wheat biscuits written in big bold Blue text.
                          they is a bowl with two wheat biscuits in with some blueberries and strawberries. with milk, and a big spoon.
                          down the sites of the box is all the product information.
                          and on the back they is a big article about having fresh orange juice with your tesco wheat biscuits..

                          the wheat biscuits come in to columns of 12.

                          ***Product itself***
                          oval shaped about 7ish cm long. made from wheat and malted barley all compacts together. they is a slight sweet smell, nothing to over powering.
                          and its gold in colour.

                          When milk is added they swell up and go slightly soggy i found these do not go as soggy as quickly as other brands do which i like as i do not like soggy wheat biscuits. and these didn't soak up to much of my milk either which is an other hate with me when they soak up all your milk.

                          ***Nutrition values***

                          Two biscuits with 125ml semi skimmed milk
                          190 calories
                          7.7g sugar
                          2.8g fat
                          1.5g saturates
                          0.4g salt

                          i feel the sugar content is a little high. with its being 9% of your daily amount.

                          suitable for vegetarians
                          Allergy Advice - Contains wheat and Gluten.

                          ***what i Thought***
                          I love these. they didn't go to soggy to quickly tasted like named brands to be honest i couldn't tell if these were the named brand or tescos own brand.
                          and two filled me up till lunch.
                          i do like mine with fruit. i love Bananas and little bit for fresh cream to.
                          also in the winter on a cold evening eating these as a snack with warm milk is very tasty to.

                          ***Over All ***
                          For half the price of named brands i would recommend giving these a try you will not be disappointed.

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