Friday, 7 December 2012

McVitie’s Breakfast Porridge Oats Biscuits Review

Unless you’ve been living in obscurity for the past year or so, it’s unlikely you’ve failed to notice the abundance of breakfast biscuits adorning the supermarket shelves.

It all started with Belvita, and one by one, they’ve been joined by a growing range of breakfast biscuits from the competition.

Now famous biscuit makers, McVitie’s, are getting in on the act with their own version of breakfast biscuit. These are called Breakfast Porridge Oats and they’re available in three varieties: Oat & Honey, Red Berries and Apple, Sultana & Cinnamon. Each biscuit has 57 calories.

Red Berries

It seemed inevitable that McVitie’s would enter the breakfast biscuit market. They certainly have the expertise and experience, which dates right back to 1809 with apprentice baker, Robert McVitie.

Apple, Sultana & Cinnamon

These biscuits are following in a similar vein to the others, with each box holding six individual packs of four biscuits (6 x 50g). They’re fortified with vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 as well as iron and are designed especially for breakfast.

McVitie's Breakfast Porridge Oats Biscuits (Oat & Honey)
To make a balanced breakfast, McVitie's suggest eating them along with a yogurt, fruit and a cup of tea.

What the box says (Oat & Honey):
‘Get off to a good start with new McVitie’s Breakfast biscuits! McVitie’s have used over 100 years of baking expertise to carefully create a perfect range of new Breakfast biscuits. McVitie’s Breakfast Oat & Honey combines a tasty blend of porridge oats & honey, lovingly baked into delicious golden biscuits, in handy portion packs so you can enjoy your breakfast wherever and whenever suits you.'
Having bought the Oat & Honey variety, I found them to be nice and crunchy with a texture similar to a digestive biscuit. The honey flavour is easily recognisable and they go well with a cup of tea. They are also quite similar in taste to the Nutrigrain Honey & Oats.

Plus points listed on the pack are:
  • Made with porridge oats 
  • Source of vitamins
  • No artificial colours of flavours
  • No hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • Source of fibre.
Not so great, as shown by the traffic light symbol below, is the fact that they’re high in saturated fat as well as sugar, so best eaten in moderation.

Nutrition Information per biscuit: 57 calories, 1.2g protein, 8.8g carbohydrates, 3.0g sugars, 1.8g fat, 0.5g saturates, 0.6g fibre, 0.1g salt. Suitable for Vegetarians

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  1. I tried these for the first time this week and I found the honey flavour a bit too strong for my liking but they were certainly filling. I think I shall try the apple and cinnamon ones next once I have got through the rest of these!

    1. Yes, there's no mistaking it's honey! Apple & cinnamon's next on my list too.



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