Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Tesco Wheat Biscuits
Member Name: alyson29
Tesco Wheat Biscuits
Date: 26/05/10, updated on 30/10/10 (68 review reads)
Advantages: As tasty and nutritious as the leading brand
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
of which sugars 1.7g
Of which saturates 0.2g
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.
Summary: A delicious whole wheat cereal