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They are basically like a big weetabix, just lots of little ones with choc chips in them.
What do they taste like?
Personally, I think they taste great! Although you can eat them with on their own (or many other ways!) I tend to eat them with quite a bit of milk. When you first open the packet, you do get a strong smell of chocolate, which is extremely appealing. And once you pour in the milk, the taste gets stronger and does draw you in. Genuinally, I tend to wait a few moments, so that the milk can mush them a bit. Otherwise they are quite hard to eat, and the wheat can scratch at your throat a bit. But after they have soggyied up a little bit, they are very tasty! They taste of what normal weetabix does (quite wet, but a individual taste) but with the added extra of many little chocolate chip pieces.
Where can you find them and how much are they?
I know for a fact that you can find them in: Iceland, Tesco, Asda, Waitrose and Sainsburys.
The prices are never the same of course but these can be anywhere between £1 on sale to £3 somewhere expensive, so not very expensive for some cereal compared to some.
Wholegrain Wheat (82%), Sugar, Plain Chocolate (12%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Flavouring), Salt, Flavouring, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Folic Acid.
Another note, it is suitable for vegitarians.
I do recommend that if you are going to eat it with milk, then use green milk, as it does taste much nicer. That is only my opinion though.
These are great little things, weather for breakfast for you kid(s), or just a little snack for you. They are a generous amount in a very nice, unique looking box.
But one warning ... once you start eating them ... you just can't stop!!!
Cornflakes are the cereal I always come back too, tasty, filling and they make me feel good. I do have a change now and then, Weetabix, Start, and Honey Nut Loops being my usual other contenders. I do also partake of the odd bowl of porridge, but in general I seldom go past the Cornflakes, although there are some very tempting offerings on the shelves, which some day I might give a try.
Firstly the £1.78p price tag was not alluring considering it was substantially more than the ordinary Weetabix, I did of course realise that being there was chocolate involved the price may well be higher, but I just think the difference is too much. This said the packaging and the overall appeal was similar to that of the original branded product. The bright yellow box with the now familiar logo did stand out on the shelve. However this time it was not the Weetabix section which was predominant, it was the MINI'S which was huge in comparison to the actual Weetabix logo.
I don't know why, but for one of the few times ever I checked the nutritional info, which is something I very seldom do, if I like and want it then I get it simples. The box read pretty much as I had expected:
(of which sugars) 8.6g
(of which saturates) 1.0g
Salt Equivalent 0.07g
In the trolley it went and I was kind of looking forward to trying them, chocolate for breakfast was a novel idea, chocolate any other time whoopee, but for breakfast, was certainly not common place even for a confirmed chocoholic like me. I have had the odd bowl of Cocopops though since this is my wife's choice of cereal.
It was a few days later when I would first taste this innovation, and as I opened the packet I did get a fairly strong whiff of what was on offer. I could smell the chocolate along with that grainy smell I associate with Weetabix. It's not a bad smell, in fact I think it s quite an appetising one. I noticed how small the mini's were instantly, and thought heck I'm gonna need a lot of these to fill me up, but as it turned out I didn't need nearly as much as I thought.
The rather large bowl had a decent amount in it's oval hollow before I poured on the cold milk, things were looking good, I could see bits of chocolate hiding in the small strands of Weetabix poking out from the laughable mini's. I have to say laughable, I mean compare to the normal Weetabix they aren't even a mouthful.
The first bites were crisp and biscuity, and although I could taste the chocolate, I think initially I was slightly disappointed. I was expecting a big chocolate hit, but this never blossomed. There was definitely a taste of chocolate, but it certainly wasn't the best chocolate in the world. I took a mini, which had not been soaked in milk and broke it up in my fingers until all I had was a piece of chocolate. On tasting I realised it was inferior to most other chocolates I have tasted, and it was only getting by on the strength of it being mixed with Weetabix, had i bought this soley as a chocolate, it would be going back. It sort of reminded me of the kind of cheap chocolate we used to get when i was young. Powdery and not as smooth as that to which we have become accustomed.
There was certainly plenty of this chocolate in the small oval mini's, so although many were hidden in the wheat, many also poke their noses out here and there. Visible indeed, but this was not improving the chocolatyness.
Heck it wasn't disgusting or revolting, in fact it was quite a nice breakfast, just not the quality of chocolate I had anticipated. Overall it was decent enough breakfast when compared to other cereals, I'm just not so sure when the packet is empty that I will be purchasing another in the near future.
Weetabix minis chocolate crisp are definitely my favourite breakfast cereal, and at other times other than breakfast!
They are small bite size pieces of weetabix which is a cereal made of wholegrain. Inside the mini weetabix are little pieces of chocolate. This gives this version of the cereal a sweeter taste than the original larger weetabix.
As it is a breakfast cereal it is typically served with milk and this makes the cereal softer but it can go quite soggy and disintegrate if you leave it too long before eating. Of course, some people may prefer to it like this! Without milk they are very crunchy and can be a bit harsh on the throat but I think they are actually very nice like this. The size of them also makes them a very good cereal to just snack on by dipping into the box! I find that they are very moreish and can get through a box very quickly.
They also come in other flavours such as fruit and nut and honey and nut. These are also nice but I don't think they are as nice as the chocolate one!
They come in boxes which are the typical weetabix box but have a brown strip on them, I suppose to signify the chocolate. They are very eye catching. Each box is 450g and costs about £1.85. A typical bowl of cereal is meant to be 40g so you could technically get 10 servings out of each box but I think that 40g really isn't much to fill you up, so it is generally less than this.
It is advertised as fortified in vitamins and minerals and high in fibre so they are also a good option.
Each 40g serving contains 148 kcal compared with 127 kcal for normal weetabix, so they are a bit more calorific, which isn't really surprising considering the chocolate. But I think it is worth it and it gives you a nice chocolate fix to the start of the day!
Definitely a good start to the day!
The latest invention from the clever people at Weetabix - Weetabix minis!
Coming in a variety of flavours, there's one to suit your taste!(Chocolate chip, fruit and nut, honey and nut, plain). Although these can be quite costly too buy, I've found that you can get some 'Buy one get one free" offers or, if you shop at the lesser end supermarkets, you can pick them up very cheaply. They are even for sale at poundland so they are good value if you pick them up cheaply!
Although they say that you should only have a 40g portion of these, I put this to the test the other day - it's about 14 "mini" bites. In my opinion, this isn't very filling and as such you probably only get 5 bowls out of the box (judging from the portion myself and my friends have for breakfast!)
A disadvantage of this cereal is the fact they only come in 375g and 500g boxes - so if you eat this cereal every day (or in some people's cases, twice a day) you'll need to buy a few of these boxes on your shopping trip to last you through to your next one.
My favourite flavour is the chocolate chips as it means I can have my chocolate fix within my cereal. The amount of chocolate chips is plentiful.
As I live a couple of miles from the Weetabix plant, when you leave the house in the morning you can smell the fresh Weetabix - beautiful!
With only 148Kcal per 40g portion, they're a good choice to start the day with.
34% of the RDA (for the minerals listed on the box) is met with a 40g bowl of Weetabix Minis.
If you don't eat them quick enough, they can turn soggy - however this is only after a while. If you don't cover them in milk straight away, they can be a little dry and coarse, hurting your throat a little.
I use Weetabix Minis as snacks when I'm feeling peckish - they're irresistable! Plus, I'd say they're better than having a bar of chocolate anyway.
I used to love original Weetabix when I was younger. I think it's probably because I liked mushing it all up with milk as opposed to actually doing the sensible thing of eating it. But who wants to be sensible anyway. I also liked it because I had a yellow Weetabix truck, a mini one that is. It would seem trucks are not the only mini Weetabixy things on offer as standard Weetabix are now available in mini size and have been 'made over' thanks to the addition of some dark chocolate chips. This new form of Weetabix is called Minis Chocolate Crisp
I actually live about 2 miles away from the Weetabix headquarters where they hold a 75 acre site. Oddly, the aromas that come from the factory are not of Weetabix but instead seems to vary between the delicious aroma of caramel nuts or the not so delicious aroma of dog food. Quite how the Weetabix factory conjures up these perplexing smells I do not know. The strength of the smell is also dependent on which way the wind is blowing. Fascinating stuff ;O)
The Weetabix Minis come in the familiar yellow box which has the words mini and chocolate crisps written in big letters and a tempting picture of the minis themselves. They are actually just a tiny version of the original Weetabix biscuits. To give a better idea of their size I've measured one and they are approximately 1inch long. As to be expected they are an appetising wheat brown colour. They look quite wholesome (well apart from the chocolate chips). I don't think they look as rustic though as the original Weetabix. It's almost as though they have been polished and coated in a sugar glaze, as they have a smooth sheen. The dark chocolate chips are visible from within the Weetabix Minis and there is a generous spread of them which means you get the chocolate taste throughout eating. From their box they smell temptingly sweet and chocolaty.
I add a generous splash of milk and take a bite. The milk has moistened them ever so slightly but they still retain their firmness and have a substantial crunch, this is thanks to the sugar coating which makes them less prone to 'mushing'. At the same time as tasting the cold milk I get a healthy wholegrain wheat taste that on its own would taste quite savoury but thanks to the yummy dark chocolate chips sweetens them up. Not too much mind. Because the chocolate is dark it has more of a cocoa taste with a bitter edge. The combination of the wholegrain wheat and dark chocolate is a brilliant match. I also pour some of these into a bowl without milk and snack on them in the evening as they are incredibly addictive. They actually do a good job of filling me up so I don't get hunger pangs mid morning like I can do after I've eaten less substantial chocolaty cereal like cocoa pops.
Unfortunately they are probably not suitable for people suffering from allergies as they contain wheat (I would be worried if they didn't) and soya and they may also contain milk and nuts. Though they are suitable for Vegetarians.
The Weetabix minis are fortified with vitamins and iron and are also high in fibre.
If you need it here is some further nutritional information:
Per 40g serving (which is allegedly one bowl but I'm not so sure)
Energy 148 kcal
Carbohydrate 28.4g of which is sugars 8.6g
Fat 2.1g of which saturates 1.0g
Sodium 0.03g and Salt 0.07g
They are widely available at supermarkets but are currently on offer at Sainsburys where two 450g boxes are selling for £3.00, where as usual selling price per box is approx £1.86. The Weetabix Minis come in two over versions: Honey & Nut Crisp and Fruit & Nut Crisp.
There are many reasons you should buy Weetabix Minis Choc Crisp, but number one is by far that it's cereal... with CHOCOLATE! When else can you eat chocolate for breakfast and get away with it??
The cereal tastes fantastic, you can (and I do!!) eat many a bowl without getting bored of it or fancying a different cereal (or boring toast). Once you've eaten a bowl you feel nice and full, not like many of the lighter cereals -think poppy rice type cereals- you know you've had a substantial breakfast and are ready to attack the day with the energy it requires.
The texture of the cereal is a high point - crunchy to begin with and then slightly soggy once the milk has been soaked into it. However, the chocolate chunks scattered within each piece of cereal remains in it's solid form, it never becomes runny or leaks from the cereal pieces, when this happens it creates chocolatey milk but no real chocolate taste, so it's great that weetabix minis choc crisp doesn't do this! The combination of soggy(ish) cereal and crunchy chocolate chips is a real winner.
A slighty negative point to make is that, unlike a lot of cereals, this one can't really be eaten dry. You need the milk to soften the cereal, or the texture is far too crunchy and dry. This makes it a bit hit or miss with people who are prone to running out of milk! Also the boxes are quite small, usually lasting only about 3-4 good sized bowls before it sadly runs out :(.
All in all, an excellent, tastey cereal, great for breakfast or a snack, perfect for cereal lovers and even more perfect for cereal AND chocolate lovers!
An enthusiastic 5 stars!!!
Note: I've avoided looking up the calorie content/nutritional info of this cereal because I love it too much to be put off by scary numbers. I very much doubt it's unreasonable or any different to most cereals, though. But as always the nutritional value is on the back of the packet, or can also be searched for online, if anyone feels the need.
Well, I think when these minis came out I found my perfect breakfast cereal. I love the taste of normal weetabix however I don't really have them that much as I don't really like them when they sog up too much, and they do sog up far too quickly in my opinion.
However these are totally different to normal wheetabix. They are very small but still in the weetabix shape and they seem a lot harder and don't sog up as quickly either which is great for me. They also contain little chocolate chips which I never thought would go with weetabix but they really do, especially when the milks added too.
The little bits of chocolate are really small though, and they don't really seem like real chocolate when picked off and eaten on their own but when eaten with the little weetabix then they do add a really chocolaty flavour to the cereal.
These are a really great product. Far better than the weetabix in my opinion and instead of having to eat another whole one if you wanted more then one weetabix you can simply pour out as many as you want, so none are wasted. Such a great cereal.
My latest breakfast cereal was chosen by my granddaughters, Weetabix Minis Chocolate Crisp are not something I would ordinarily have picked up in the supermarket but despite not really being a fan of chocolate cereals I was surprised to find that I actually quite like them.
As expected these Weetabix Minis are much sweeter than the original plain Weetabix I usually buy, and they are far crunchier too. The small size of them means it feels as though you're getting more in each bowl, but please be aware that these do weigh rather heavier than 'normal' Weetabix so if you're counting calories then it won't look like you have as many in your bowl once you've weighed them out.
They are very filling though and the added sweetness does make them feel more of a treat, you definitely don't need sugar on them as the chocolate sweetens the cereal perfectly. There are plenty of chocolate chips in each Weetabix Mini and personally I think chocolate is the overriding flavour in my bowl of cereal.
I can still taste the deliciousness of Weetabix in the cereal, although I do think this comes through more once you've allowed them to soak in the milk a little. It's a rounded wheaty flavour which manages to taste wholesome but a little bit naughty at the same time.
The crunch of this cereal is lovely. I only tend to have a drop of milk on any cereal I eat and honestly this is the very best way to eat these Minis. The top part of the bowl will then be amazingly crunchy, it almost has the consistency of something which has been coated in sugar before cooking and this gives a crispy and crunchy texture that is a delight to eat. As you work your way down the bowl you'll find the cereal is getting softer and softer, eventually getting to the final layer of cereal which has become the sloppy yet still delicious consistency that I have come to expect from my regular large Weetabix.
My granddaughter likes to mix the last few Minis in with the milk to create a thick, sweet paste which has the dark chocolate chips dotted around inside it. Absolutely lovely, I'm not one for 'playing' with my food but I did find myself doing this exact same thing last night!
Nutritionally these Weetabix Minis have all the goodness you'd expect from plain Weetabix, obviously they're going to be higher in calories and fat due to the addition of the chocolate but really the difference isn't enough to worry about. The main thing is that these have been fortified with all the vitamins and minerals that you'd find in the original Weetabix. The only other differences I've noticed is that these Minis are not suitable for vegans (although vegetarians can eat them in confidence) and this cereal is non-Kosher - whereas the original Weetabix are fine for everyone to eat.
According to the Weetabix website a 36g serving of these Chocolate Crisp Minis contains 134 calories and 1.9g of fat, comparing this to the original Weetabix the calorie increase is negligible although there is a whole 1g of fat more in these Minis.
But really, they taste so lovely that what's a gram of fat between friends!
I'm not really a natural breakfast cereal lover, give me a piece of hot buttered marmited toast made from thick bleached white bread anyday. Unfortunately however, bread really bloats me up and I am aware that cereal is generally a healthier way to start the day. Throughout the week, I do try and eat really healthy cereals, like musli or friut & fibre, however at the weekend I want to look forward to my breakfast, so I opt for a slightly naughtier but yummier cereal.
I discovered Weetabix Mini - Chocolate Crisp when I was searching for a yummy 'weekend cereal' during my Tesco's shop. I was drawn to them as I do like Weetabix but I have to say they are a little bland and I do have to add a bit of sugar to them to make them really enjoyable. Problem solved if they have chocolate in them. Now I knew if they contained chocolate they were never going to do my waistline any favours but upon a quick look at the packet they weren't quite as bad as I had imagined. Sure, they are high in sugar, but they are also wholegrain and high in fibre. That was all the persuasion I needed and in the trolley they went. I believe at the time, they were on offer for £1.50 for a 450g box but I think they normally cost around £1.86.
So....how good were they??? Well I opened the box and peered inside, what I could see was mini weetabix, the shape as the larger ones yet specked with tiny nougats of chocolate. The aroma of chocolate was also quite delicious and stronger than I had expected. I tipped a few into a bowl and added milk. I was actually quite excited by now...yes quite sad I know.
Tastewise, they were fab. The little weetabix was quite cruncy and did taste as I would expect, until I got to the chocolate. It was delicious and sweet, but not too sweet and there was just enought to get a chocolate hit but not so much that it felt wrong at breakfast time. They were also really filling and after quite a small bowl, i felt satisfied and they kept me going until lunchtime.
So to sum up..maybe not so good everyday but a great weekend treat
Weetabix Minis Chocolate crisp.
A great breakfast cereal which i recently purchased from Tescos for £2.00.
The box which was a 675grams bos, which is coloured brown and yellow and red, has the words Weetabix Minis in blue written on it, with the words Chocolate Crisp written on it with brown writing, it shows a picture of some of these small weetabix with little pieces of chocolate chips in it, and a few squares of thick chocolate also.
It is a easy to open box, and once inside they have a whole big bag of these delicious cereals inside in a plastic bag, which once openned, i would recommend that you dont leave open, just roll the top of it down, i usually put a plastic clothes peg, on top of mine to save the air getting to them and making them soft.
This cereal contains Wholegrain, is low in Salt and High in Fibre with added vitamins and iron too. Great for children but i must admit is one for my shopping list too.
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Wholegrain Wheat Cereal with chocolate, but also contains fortified vitamins and iron.
Guideline Daily Amount per 40g serving.
Folic Acid 68.0g
This cereal is made by Weetabix Limited, made in England.
I usually have a bowl full before treaking off to work each morning, i have a full bowlfull (a desert sized bowl) with a topping of fresh meal Cravendale full milk thats the blue topped one (will review later). and i find that this is the perfect start to any working day, and helps to keep you regular too.
I also like to keep a packet of this cereal in my cupboard in case one of my seven granchildren come to stay over, as i know like me they like anything that contains chocolate pieces too.
I will definetely be buying another big boxed sized of this product, as always think that the larger sized cereal when on special offer are the cheapest way to buy these.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews xx.
What to say about my current fave cereal...
It has chocolate bits in it!!! What more could you ask for???
Ok ok, review it then Megan.
Everyone has seen if not eaten weetabix at some point in their lives. I was not a fan, all a bit dull and tasteless for me. Then I decided to cut down on bread, so that was my toast for breakfast out the window then.
Browsing the isles of the supermarket, there was so much to choose from, but having a sweet tooth cut a lot of choice out. Corn Flakes needed sugar adding to make them edible for me, so that was them and those like them out. Frosties (yes, corn flakes coated in sugar) were out as too high in sugar and so calories. Museli looks like rabbit food, so that one was a no brainer.
Then I saw Oatibix. Yes that was OATIBIX mini's. I tried a box and loved them. Of course, the chocolate variety, tho I did try the fruity one (raisen and something) and liked them too, but the chocolate one was by far the favourite.
But Oatibix minis are so many more pennies that Weetabix Minis, when I saw the price of the weetabix variety, I switched and have not looked back.
Now, my bloke says they're too sweet for him. I say good, that means I can have them all to myself!! Haha.
These are the most filling cereal I have had. The look just like tiny versions of the weetabix your mother tried to feed you as a child, just with bits of chocolate in them. I can't even manage a whole bowl full - I have to settle for two-thirds, and that staves of any hunger pangs for on average four n half hours or so. Until lunch then.
For those watching their waists, fear not, these are pretty good on the nutritional bar:
per 40g serving
148kcal energy. 3.8g protein. 2.1g fat. 28.4g carbs
the box says that the 40g serving gives you 34% of your daily alllowance of vitamins and iron too.
I normally find a box is around £1.89 for a 450g box
I have always been brought up being told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I remember when I was younger my mum insisting I had my 'fill' of cornflakes with Full Fat milk before going to school. Looking back, it probably wasn't the most healthiest breakfast in the world anyway. Cornflakes have a lot of salt, add the Full Fat Milk and lashings of sugar, and it probably did me more harm than good. But hey, we didn't know back then about healthy food, so I'm not blaming my mum. This was at the time we'd regularly eat sugar and dripping butties, and crackling off the bacon from the Sunday fry up:-)
Moving on thirty years and now with 3 children of my own, I still believe what my mum said, albeit with a bit more knowledge on the nutrition values of what cereals consist of. These days my children have skimmed milk and no sugar, and I watch carefully what cereals I buy. I normally try to keep to healthier cereals for myself and try and do the same for my children. I sometimes add currants/sultannas to their breakfast to make it a bit more exciting. However children being children, and especially with my eleven year old being a chocoholic, it is inevetible that when we go to the supermarket, they pull on the heart strings and try to get me to buy less healthier cereal.In this review it comes in the guise of Weetabix Chocolate Minis. These come in the normal golden box that you associate with weetabix, but on this occasion it says along the front - chocolate crisp, and also has a picture of a few biscuits with chocolate chips in. It also has a picture of a few chunks of chocolate. It is keen also to boast on the front of the packet that it is
ii) High in Fibre
iii) Fortified with vitamins and iron
On the rear of the packet is says that it naturaly sustains carbohydrates and vitamins which provide energy to fuel you through the morning and help you concentrate.
Personally I think that anything with chocolate should be kept away from the breakfast table. I think the children get their hands on enough junk during the day, without starting off with it at breakfast.
The first time we bought chocolate minis was a couple of years ago.
As mentioned briefly the cereal is made by Weetabix, which is a highly recognised and respected brand. The cereal is basically very small versions of Weetabix but with dark chocolate chips added to the 'natural wholegrain' biscuit. They are quite hard and crispy texture until you add milk. Then within minutes they become soft. On the occasions I've eaten them, I've just added milk for a minute or two, as I like to crunch into them. You can taste the chocolate chips as you chew the biscuit, and I must admit they do taste nice. The cereal packet proudly tells everybody that 'Weetabix have been creating delicious cereals since 1932, and that wheat is always sourced from local farmers within a 50 mile radius of their mills'.
You may have seen a very annoying advert for Weetabix Chocolate Minis with the slogand find nigel. It also has its own website www.findnigel.com
I'm not actually sure what it is trying to portray but for those who have nothing else to do in life, pop along and have a luck. I haven't, because basically I have better things to do, like I'm sure most of you do too!!
It states on the packet that the product contains wheat and soya. Get away! Talk about stating the obvious. Not suitable for peanut sufferers. May contain traces of peanuts, other nuts and milk.
Wholegrain Wheat 81%
Plain Chocolate (12%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Flavouring) Salt, Flavouring, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin (B1) Ribofalvin (B2), Folic Acid
(of which sugars 21.5g)
(of which saturates 2.4g)
Equivalent as Salt 0.54g
Vitamins and Iron
Thiamin (B1) 1.2mg
Riboflavin (B2) 1.4mg
Flic Acid 170??
In all I am going to recommend the cereal for a treat only. I still believe children should stick to more traditional (but healthy) cereal. The taste however is nice, and the children like it. If at the end of the day it means they will eat their breakfast, then I suppose it is worth it!
Weetabix Minis Chocolate Crisp are small wholegrain wheat inch long oblong shapes with chocolate chips inside and when you add milk to them it will soak up all of the milk and eventually they will become very soggy and take on an almost porridge like consistency. I prefer to have my Minis when they have just had the milk added and soaked up only enough to stop them being too crunchy and hard. They taste delicious and I always put a half teaspoon of sugar over the top of mine to increase the yummy sweetness.
Because they are made with wholegrain wheat you will be working towards your daily recommend allowance of wholegrain and these are high in fibre which is great for keeping your body working properly.
The minis are the perfect size for a spoon and I usually fit a couple on there at one time and as I bite in to the minis all the delicious chocolate chips are released and I find that this breakfast is a fantastic treat for me at any time of the day rather than just breakfast time!
Each 36g bowl of Weetabix Minis contains 136 calories & 2.1g of fat but I believe that this is before you add milk so take this in to account. I personally don't care how much fat or calories is in pretty much anything I eat because I'm not really watching my weight.
I thoroughly enjoy these for breakfast and would definitely recommend them. I love the combination of mini Weetabix and chocolate chips as does my other half. I am rating these minis 5/5 and for £1.87 for 450g from Asda/Tesco/Sainsburys I think that these are a fantastic price.
As part of a new initiative via the manufacturers of well known brands there is a new "credit crunch friendly" scheme happening around supermarkets.
This initiative being that there are now, available for a select few products, slightly larger versions of there originals at a slightly higher price, this product I am now reviewing being one of them.
The product I will now review is - "Weetabix mini's chocolate crisps - 675g"
The particular thing that attracted me was, aside for the fact that I have always really liked these, the price.
As a promotional thing, this oversized box of cereal is being sold for £2.00, more than bargain I feel.
There is all the usual information on the box, brand name, product name, all the nutritional information and a rather tempting looking picture of the cereal itself.
The cereal itself is exactly as you would imagine it to be, miniature versions of the original Weetabix's. Each piece is about 1" in size with there being a nice amount of dark chocolate chips visible. There is something a little different with this cereal and this would be what I can only describe as a glaze.
This simply means that the cereal pieces stay reasonably solid for a little longer than most cereals, this is a particular delight for me as I am one of those terribly anal people who can only eat a bit at a time, as, as soon as the cereal goes soggy I can stomach anymore.
The taste again is delightful. With eat bite you get an initial hit of oatiness suitably offset with the slight sweetness from the glaze.
Finally the lasting hit is from the dark and slightly bitter tasting chocolate chips that are definable but not overpowering, even as a huge chocoholic too much in cereal is off putting...unless your one of my kids then more is never enough!
The nutritional information is follows -
Per 40g serving (though it doesn't specify that this amounts include milk)
8.6g of which sugars
1.0g of which saturates
The bonus for me is the amount of added vitamins and minerals, with all the vitamins listed (folic acid, iron, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin), this cereal contains 34% of the recommended daily amount, these vitamins are essential being deemed as the bodies building blocks.
Also the box states that due to the naturally sustaining carbohydrates provide enough energy to see you through from breakfast to lunch without the sometimes inevitable snacking.
The wholegrain fibre that is also mentioned as being used in this cereal again is a bonus, most cereal producers advocate their particular cereal brands as containing this due to everyone now wanting to put the best possible ingredients into their bodies.
As mentioned before, this is a slightly larger box of cereal than the norm, so for the price of £2.00, the box states that there are 16 40g servings within this box....or if your family are like mine quite a few less!
For more information on this cereal, other brands available and also the claim that all the ingredients used within this particular product is sourced locally to the Nestle factory visit - www.weetabix.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
A breakfast cereal that I don't actually eat at breakfast time. Apparently Weetabix are the UK's favourite breakfast cereal. I must admit that I do not like the big original Weetabix but when it comes to their minis range, I can't get enough. The fruit and nut are generally my favourite to actually eat as a breakfast cereal with milk but for a filling and fairly healthy snack at any time of the day I really enjoy their Weetabix Minis Chocolate Crisp.
According to Weetabix, they call them simply irresistible with melt in the mouth chocolate and I agree. Weetabix minis can be described as little bite size pieces of wholegrain with a mixture of currents, hazlenuts and almonds. They are probably about 1 inch long and fairly thick which is nice because I think this gives them a nice feel and texture. They are held together by a sweet glaze that gives them a nice flavour. They are also very crunchy as well. In this version there are mini bits of chocolate spread evenly throughout the mini. What's great is that when you do eat one you get a really chocolately taste in your mouth and so you really feel like you are eating a chocolate bar. This is why I like to snack on them throughout the day to give me something fun to eat.
I like the fact that you can eat these as more of a snack and do not need to put milk on them to make them edible which makes them a great convenient, portable snack. I know some people say that they are a bit too dry to nibble on - well the answer is yes and no, they are a bit dry but it is just like nibbling on a crunchy biscuit, with a cup of tea or glass of milk as an accompaniment they are great.
What's great is that they are also good for you so that's always a bonus. They are fortified with vitamins and iron so are quite nutritious. They also have quite a lot of fibre which should be an essential in our diets these days
There are approximately 12, 36g servings in a box and each 36g serving contains only 134 calories and 1.9g of fat so an excellent snack choice. The packaging is quite eyecatching, just like the original Weetabix box, a bright yellow colour and in my opinion is a good quality product, an excellent addition to the Weetabix family.
Weetabix Minis Chocolate Crisp is simply irresistible! After all, who could say no to tiny, tasty, wholewheat Weetabix Minis combined with nuggets of melt-in-the-mouth chocolate?! As well as being delicious, Weetabix Minis are also full of Weetabix goodness, fortified with vitamins and iron, so you can be sure you and your family are getting a nutritious breakfast bursting with flavour and fun. Why not try adding a chopped banana or pouring over a fresh banana smoothie instead of milk for something a little different? With Weetabix Minis Chocolate Crisp it's easy to let your imagination run riot!