|Nutri-Grain Cereal & Milk|
The latest brand to hit the shelves is from Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain who already have a well established line in snack bars.
Nutri-Grain Breakfast Biscuits currently have three varieties to choose from: Cereal & Milk, Oats & Honey and Fruit & Fibre.
NEW - June 2013: Nutri-grain Chocolate.
Nutri-Grain breakfast biscuits are made with wholegrains to provide slow release carbohydrates. This should help keep hunger at bay for longer. They’re also fortified with 6 B-vitamins and iron and are high in fibre.
Wholegrains account for 43% of the ingredients. These include – oats, wholewheat flour, whole oat flour, wheat flour and oat fibre.
|Nutri-Grain Oats & Honey|
Here’s the description on the box:
‘Made with wholegrains, they provide slow release carbohydrates, together with 6 B-Vitamins and iron, to help release energy steadily. Each deliciously satisfying biscuit is made with a blend of oats and wheat, slow baked until golden and crunchy.’ Packed straight from the oven into handy individually wrapped 4-biscuit packs, they’re designed for breakfast and are perfect for busy mornings.’
|Inside the box - Oats & Honey Nutri-Grain|
4 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Breakfast Biscuits + yoghurt or latte, + fruit or smoothie = a balanced breakfast.
I purchased the Oats & Honey variety. Personally, I don't eat biscuits for breakfast, preferring instead to keep a few in the cupboard for those times when I want something sweet to crunch on. I like the idea that I’m getting a few extra vitamins as well as the fibre that isn’t often found in regular biscuits.
|Nutri-Grain Fruit & Fibre|
Each biscuit has 48 calories and there are four in each pack. Since the recommendation is to eat the whole pack, you'd be eating 192 calories plus the yogurt/latte and fruit or smoothie. I'd rather just snack on this lot throughout the morning rather than eat them all at once.
Although it's to be expected that a biscuit will have a high level of sugar, it is a shame the saturated fat is in the high category (just) with 4g of saturates per 100g. (See nutrition guidelines). However, if you're going to eat a biscuit as a snack, this could be a good choice with the extra B Vitamins and higher fibre content.
|Oats & Honey Nutri-Grain|
Nutrition information per 11g biscuit (Oats & Honey): 48 calories, 0.9g protein, 6.5g carbohydrate, 2g sugars, 2g fat, 0.4g saturates, 1.5g fibre, 0.06g salt. Suitable for vegetarians.