Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Wheat biscuits and summer shoes!
Tesco Wheat Biscuits
Member Name: anwar7
Tesco Wheat Biscuits
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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!
Summary: Tesco wheat biscuits