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When doing my weekly shopping I was in the cereal aisle and wanted to try something new for a change to my usual breakfasts. I saw Weetabix Minis Fruit and Nut crisp, and as I quite like normal Weetabix I decided to try them.
Weetabix describe weetabix minis as a sweeter, bite size version of standard Weetabix. Weetabix minis come in 4 flavours - fruit and nut, banana, chocolate and honey and oat. I have now bought all flavours but have yet to try any except the fruit and nut.
I paid £1.25 for a 600 gram box in Tesco but this is currently on a half price offer and it usually costs £2.50 which I do think is a bit expensive for any cereal. Once I knew I liked them I just bought a few boxes to stock up while it is on offer.
The box is predominately pink and says Weetabix crispy minis fruit and nut. It states the cereal is high in fibre, wholegrain and low in salt. The back of the box says it is full of currants, peanuts, hazelnuts and almonds and is fortified with vitamins and iron. It also tells you the nutritional values with a 40gram serving containing 149 calories, 0 3g saturated fats, 9 2g of carbohydrates which sugars, 3.6g of protein and 0.08g of salt.the cereal also contains folic acid so is perfect if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
The box is just like any other cereal box which you open at the top and the cereal is contained inside a bag in the box.
When I first opened these and had a sniff there wasn't really any smell to the cereal at all. I took one out and they are about an inch in length and half an inch in width. I could see the fruit and nuts inside the Weetabix (weetacrisp??) and it felt quite hard and dry to touch. I tasted one dry and wasn't very impressed. It was very hard and tasteless and difficult to swallow. I poured some in a bowl and added cold milk then tried them again. This time I could really taste the sweetness of the fruit and the nuts. They stayed hard and did not go soggy like normal Weetabix tends to do. I usually need to put sugar on Weetabix but found these were sweet enough without any, which is a bonus for the diet.
They are filling and when I am busy with my baby I often have a bowl for lunch with a banana chopped in to make it more substantial.
I do think that paying full price is a bit expensive and although I do enjoy them I think I would only buy them when I see them on special offer.
This is my second breakfast cereal review here on Dooyoo! Now, I love the original full sized big daddy weetabix in the morning with lashings of ice cold milk so when I saw these little fruity guys I was a bit skeptical as to whether they could possibly match up to my regulars - much to my surprise they did! The weetabix food company have been around for 80 years fuelling britain with wholesome, low sugar, tasty breakfast cereals. They have produced over 36 cereals and bars for us to enjoy such as weetabix original, weetabix chocolate, weetabix crispy mini's (which is what im reviewing today), alpen, crunchy bran, ready brek, weeto's, oatibix and oatibix bites.
Here's what I think of one of the latest additions to the weetabix family, weetabix crispy mini's fruit & Nut:
~ Price and availability~
Weetabix crispy mini's are currently available in six different variaties; fruit & nut, original, honey, chocolate, strawberry and caramel & nut. They are available to buy in a 500g box. Most major superstores will sell them such as Teso's, Asda, Sainsbury's & Morrison's. The price of this cereal is currently £2.18, but can often be found on a 2 for £3.00 offer. I have also seen the chocolate variety available in pound stores and iceland for 99p, so shop around!
~ Packaging ~
The packaging for weetabix crispy mini's fruit and nut is quite attractive! The cardboard box is purple/pink in colour scattered with lots of mini weeatbix studded with raisins. There is also a large spoon on the front showing you the cereal up close. There are three labels displayed on the front of the box at the bottom telling me that this cereal is high in fibre, made from whole grains and is low in salt. The back of the box is basically what you expect from a usual cereal box, giving me nutritional information, ingredients and other varieties. It also tells me that this cereal is built for family life and is just as good to eat as a snack as it is cereal.
~ Tasting the little bites ~
Opening the package I noticed how small these 'mini's' really were, they looked quite cute and I couldn't wait to try one. I couldn't really smell anything when tipping them into my bowl. I thought I had better try one first without milk to get the proper taste, so I popped a dry one into my mouth. I found them quite tasteless without milk and bland but don't let this put you off, the milk brings them to life! I have tried them with hot and cold milk and both are equally tasty! These mini's soften slightly in the milk but still have a crunch to them unlike the original weetabix. Biting into one covered in milk was like heaven! I found the raisins were plentifull and I could definately taste a hint of nuttyness. I found them to be much sweeter than the weetabix I was used too, but that was fine because I have a sweet tooth. I think the size is just right and they are utterly moreish! Of course I wouldn't recommend these to anybody who doesn't like fruity cereals as these won't be for you and they are very different from the full size weetabix.
~ Other information ~
This cereal is suitable for vegetarians and contains folic acid. It contains wheat, peanuts, hazelnuts and almonds, so is not suitable for someone with a nut allergy (not that someone allergic to nuts would really buy a fruit and NUT cereal?). This cereal has no artificial colours.
A 40g serving contains 149 calories and 34 % of an adults RDA for vitamins and iron (which is excellent in my view!)
~ Overall verdict ~
I love this cereal and look foward to having a bowl in the mornings! I would recommend it to anybody who enjoys weetabix but be warned that they are quite different from what you would expect, in a good way of course. I think it's a great cereal to get you going in the morning and seems pretty healthy with all those vitamins and it's low in salt! If your not a fan of fruit & nut then I think the other flavours may suit you better and I've heard there just as delicious!
I have also tried the strawberry version of these and found them also very tasty, didnt enjoy them as much as this flavour but they came pretty close. Packed with sweet, dried strawberries!
These are crunchy Bite-sized weetabix biscuits with currants, almonds, hazelnuts and peanuts, with a light sugary glaze. They come in a cardboard box, net weight 454g.
I found these in a 99p shop for - wait for it - 99p.
I don't "do" breakfast cereal, but I thought that with tea or coffee, or even eaten dry, these could be great low-fat "snack" biscuits - and I was right, they are brilliant. The box has lasted for ages, even though I tend to eat about eight at a time.
I weighed out 25g - that turned out to be eleven biscuits, so from the nutritional information on the box, I worked out that each "biscuit" has less than ten calories. So my average of eight per snack is less than 80 calories (and they are quite filling).
Some more arithmetic tells me that there are nearly 200 mini-biscuits in the box - 25 satisfying little snacks for 99p.
They really are a great (and cheap) alternative to "snack bars". I will definitely be getting them again.
Nutritional information (from the box)
Carbohydrate: 70.1g (of which sugars:23.3g)
Fat: 4.1g (of which saturates: 0.8g)
I'm sure that everyone has heard of regular weetabix, and it's only in the last few years that they have branched out into making other versions, and I think that there are loads of options now. I wonder if they are more popular than regular weetabix now as it's so boring.
I had these the other month as I just wanted something a bit different and they were on offer. They currently cost £1.84 for a 450g box, but I think that may depend on the supermarket, and I have seen some of these in the bargain shops like home bargains from time to time.
They are fundamentally a mini weetabix, so imagine a weetabix shrunk down to about a quarter of it's actual size and that's what these are.
It says on the box that per 36g serving there is 1.7g fat, 3.2g fibre, 3.3g protein and 129kcal.
These particular ones have a sort of sticky coating on the outside which makes them stick to your fingers a bit, but if you are eating with milk, they are fine.
I really enjoyed the taste of these, as I find regular weetabix so unappetising. They have currants,hazelnuts and almonds in them. I found that I couldn't taste the almonds too much, but the currants were quite soft and the little pieces of hazelnut were a really nice extra, and obviously you can taste the weetabix that binds everything together. They are a lot sweeter than normal weetabix, as I think they have sugar added to them, but I liked them more that way.
I found that these took a lot longer to go soft and soggy than regular weetabix, and they are actually quite crunchy before you put the milk on them. They are easy to eat as every little piece is a mouthful. I didn't try them with hot milk but I know some people like that, I just think it would make the soggier quicker.
A good cereal, but because they are a lot larger than something like a cornflake, you don't actually get many in a box. I would recommend them if you like sweet cereal, with fruit and nuts.
Weetabix Minis Fruit and Nut crisp.
Having a breakfast is an important part of the day for me.
I recently spotted these cereals on special offer in my local Sainsbury's two packets for £3.00, so purchased this one and also a packet of just plain Mini Weetabixs.
They come in a recyable carboard packet, and the box is quite colourful, with Weetabix Minis, written across the front of the packet written in blue, on a colourful yellow background with a picture of a corn field in the surrounding background.
They contain Wholegrain, and are high in Fibre. They are low in Salt, and are filled with Vitamins and Iron. The packet contains 450grams, they also contain currants, hazelnuts and almonds and peanuts, so are definitely not suitable for people whom have nut allergies.
Wholegrain Wheat (74 percent ) Sugar, Currants, Roasted Nibbed Nuts, Peanuts, Almonds, Hazelnuts. Salt, Flavouring, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folic Acid.
Best Before date is situated at the top of the packet.
Also contain Milk.
A 40 gram serving of this cereal provides 34 per cent of the recommended Daily Allowance.
Calories are per 40gram serving. 142.
Total Sugars. 9.3g.
This cereal is made in England by the Company Weetabix Limited.
They do give you an assurance that their cereal will be in perfect condition when it reaches you. But if for any reasons you are not happy with their product, you can return it to their customer services department. They do give you a return address, I dont think that I will have cause to use this advice, as I found my packet to be in perfect condition.
The carboard used in this packet is made with board containing at the least ninety per cent recyable fibres. Which I like.
They also have different varieties, they do a honey and nut crisp, and a chocolate crisp one too.
The plastic bag is currently not recyclable.
I really like this cereal it is little pieces of weetabix which are basically little bars of whole wheat biscuits, with a delicious combination of currants, peanuts, hazelnuts and almonds and natural wholegrain. They are great I put mine into a cereal bowl and add fresh chilled milk with a spoonfull of my daily allowance of sugar sprinkled across the top of this cereal. The milk helps to make the cereal soften and you can taste the added nuts and fruit, the fruit tastes fresh and tasty and is whole currants, and they really taste nice.
I also like the fact that these cereals are fortified with vitamins and iron, so thats a great start to the day for me. They do keep me filled up until lunch time. They provide my body with all the fuel I need to sustain me until lunchtime. Which helps me to concentrate all morning too.
I think that the reason they fill you up is because of the fibre contained in the weetabix, which makes me less likely to nibble, and also I think that this is a great idea for looking after my digestive system too.
Nestles have been producing this cereal (well not this cereal but Weetabixs since the year 1932.
They use the Wholegrains from the Wheat which helps to provide a valuable source of all the essential nutrients that you need so thats a great thing too.
I like the taste of these cereals, they are definitely on my shopping list and I am looking forwards to trying their other varieties too.
You can put these into a container in your food cupboard, if you dont have one of these make sure that you fold over the top of the plastic inner bag, to keep the contents of the weetabix fresh and crisp, if you store them in a cool, dry place, free from odours, this will help to retain their freshness and crispness too.
You can also serve them with hot milk, which is a great start to any cold frosty morning. They are high in vitamins, so are a great addition to any childrens breakfast, provided they can eat nuts.
I brought these because they were on special offer, and was drawn to the brightly coloured packet, but I will continue to purchase these Weetabix Minis because I enjoy eating them, they have everything that I need to start my morning with, they do fill me up and help to keep me from snacking on all those unwanted bits and nibbles that I usually have during the morning at work. I do have a full bowl full but I do find that the packet lasts a few weeks, and so therefore it is good value for money.
I really rate this breakfast cereal, and why dont you give them a try too, just brightens up a Weetabix.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews. x.
I have always been a fan of weetabix, they fill you up till lunch and taste pretty good (especially with a spoonfull of sugar over the top) so the first time i saw these fruit & nut minis i had a feeling we were about to embark on a sworded breakfast love affair together, and i was right.
I love these things, each one is much smaller than the originals and are probably about an inch long by about 1/2 inch wide. They contain currants, peanuts, hazelnut and almonds.
Theres a good balance between fruit and nut and a generous amount crammed into each weetabick (is that the singular, Dear God!!! i just dont even know anymore).
They claim to be low in salt, high in vitamins, iron & fibre and they are made with whole grain (oh yeah thats right baby!!!).
They also produce a honey & nut crisp (which i havent tried yet) and a chocolate variety (makes a Homer style drooling sound) which i really love.
The box is a sunshine yellow colour with a picture of a joyous family on the back (hang on...maybe if i buy weetabix.....I CAN BE THAT HAPPY TO!!!!) and weighs 450g. On the reverse of the pack it states that most of the wheat used is sourced from within a 50 mile radius of their mills, i like to see ingredients being locally sourced....Champion!!! : )
These minis will keep you just as filled as their bigger, un-fruited, nutless cousins .
I would definately reccomend these minis, their delicious, they appear to be quite good for you and they keep you filled up until lunchtime.
Each 40g serving contains
I love cereals and am always on the look out for new ones to try. I generally like to have my breakfast a few hours after I get up so on work days I need something that I can take to the office and eat there easily without all the fuss of milk and bowls etc making a mess so that's why I love these Weetabix minis so much. I'm not a big fan of the original Weetabix bars as I find the taste too bland and wheetie for me and was put off as a child but when I saw an advert for the new Weetabix Minis I thought I would give them a try.
They come in three different varieties: chocolate crisp, honey and nut crisp and fruit and nut crisp. I decided to give the fruit and nut variety a try. I really like Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut and so thought fruit and nut with a bit of cereal would be just as good but a bit healthier! I bought a box from Sainsburys, they were 2 boxes for £2 or one box for £1.40 so I got 2 as I thought this was quite good value.
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. I think the currents and nuts give them their flavour as they are not bland at all. You can eat them like a regular cereal or as nibbles through the day so quite a versatile cereal. 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.
There are approximately 12, 36g servings in a box and each 36g serving contains only 129 calories and 1.7g 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 and I will definitely be trying out the other flavours soon.
I just can't stop raving about thes weetabix's. They're probably the nicest breakfast cereal I have ever tasted and I am completely hooked on them. I probably won't eat another cereal again.
The packaging is easily recognisable as weetabix although I have occasionally confused it for conventional weetabix and come home disappointed.
This cereal has all the advantages of a smaller flake cereal and of the conventional weetabix bar design. However a word of warning; what ever you do don't microwave them as they come out as a kind of sticky gloop.
I think that you probably get less for your money than with conventional weetabix although this might be partly to do with the fact that it contains extra ingredients which you have to be prepared to pay more for.
I think that this is an excellent cereal and recommend it to anyone and everybody. It has the high fibre of weetabix combined with the vitamins and proteins of fruit and nut.
These little lovelies are just like their parents, except they come in tiny gorgeous little bundles and are crammed full of nuts and fruit. They make the perfect start to the day and you could say that some of the fruit element would contribute to your five a day.
The weetabix branding of the box is clear, so you know you are still getting a famliar product, just with a slightly different twist. Unlike the regular weetabix, this package is meant to be seen from a portrait point of view, unlike the landscape in the regular product. It's nice and yellow and therefore makes it easy to spot on the shelves.
The amount you get for anywhere between £2 and £3 is quite diappointing I suppose and I think I only get about 5 or 6 good big portions. This can be quite an expensive addition to the weekly shopping basket so that is something to consider before trying this. It is certainly good for a treat, and as you don't need to sugar it or anything, you can just have a quick tasty flavour.
The taste is quite famliar if you have already had weetabix but the added fruit and nuts mean that you don't need to add any sugar to make it sweet enough, as it's fine out of the box. My favourite addition is a banana, which is another good way to squeeze in a five a day!
I would recommend these to anybody looking to stay full for a long time and in a healthy way.
Weetabix Minis Fruit & Nut Crisp is simply irresistible! After all, who could say no to tiny, tasty, wholewheat Weetabix Minis combined with a mouth-watering combination of juicy currants and crunchy chopped hazelnuts and almonds?!