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[Product Review] Weight Watchers’ New Breakfast Biscuits

19th April 2013

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Weight Watchers Breakfast Biscuits Pack Shot

Weight Watchers Breakfast Biscuits Pack Shot

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day: it sets you up, and if you don’t do it right, you can find yourself struggling for the rest of the day.

Weight Watchers® have released two delicious flavours of breakfast biscuits to help set you up from the get-go: Milk & Honey and Fruit & Seeds, with only 4 ProPoints® per two biscuits, and  are a great source of fibre and vitamins (please see individual pack images for details!) and contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

Made using wheat and oats and a combination of B vitamins and iron, the new Weight Watchers® biscuits have been designed especially for breakfasts – for get-goers, or for sit-downers!

They come in a 216g pack (6x36g) and come in individually wrapped packets of two, making portion-control super-easy.

Weight Watchers Breakfast Biscuit Individual Packaging Shot

Weight Watchers Breakfast Biscuit Individual Packaging Shot

Impressions: Milk & Honey

The Milk & Honey flavour was the first I tried, grabbed just after it arrived as I was flying out of the house with no breakfast in my stomach on my way to a therapy appointment on Thursday.  To be honest, I was starving, and I wasn’t expecting two biscuits to be able to stem the hunger; I was expecting to have to stop in at the hospital’s shop and buy something when I was done.

Now, at a 36g portion, it’s a larger portion than is recommended for breakfast cereals (obviously not including the milk).  It doesn’t look like it, but it is.

And good golly, it actually kept me filled it.  I ate it at about lunchtime, and didn’t get hungry until after 3pm – and considering the fact that I usually eat anywhere between 60g-80g of cereal for my breakfast, that’s a massive feat.

And the flavour was wonderful. The instant I put it in my mouth, I could taste the honey and the oats, and I’m not sure about anyone else, but honey has a kind of taste-memory for me; it reminds me of hot milk and honey drinks, curled under the covers on cold nights reading books.  The flavours mesh really well together.

The biscuit has a really good crunch to it, and it’s obviously milled well, because I didn’t have to pick a lot of oats out of my teeth, pardon the TMI.

They might be a little too sweet for some people first thing in the morning, though. But I could live on sweet breakfast cereals alone; definitely not a problem for me!

Overall: ★★★★☆

Milk & Honey Nutritional Advice

Weight Watchers Breakfast Biscuits Milk & Honey Nutritional Information

Weight Watchers® Breakfast Biscuits Milk & Honey Nutritional Information – click for larger

Impressions: Fruit & Seeds

The Fruit & Seeds flavour was immediately overwhelmingly fruity, in a good way.  I thought it was strawberries until I noticed the distinct lack of strawberries on the packet!  There are, however, cranberries, which are awesome when they’re not eaten straight.  *laughs*

They don’t taste like cranberry sauce, which is a good, good, plus.  They smell like summertime.  They taste like summertime, which is really odd, because I associate cranberries with autumn! They’re absolutely delicious.

But they have one small drawback: the seeds.  Where the Milk & Honey didn’t leave me picking anything out of my teeth that I couldn’t get with my tongue, the Fruit & Seeds had, unsurprisingly, seeds!  ARGH!  Great for flavour.  Annoying when one of them gets stuck in between your canine and incisor and you don’t notice until it’s too late… 🙂

It’s a small drawback, though, and certainly one that the delicious, fruity flavour helps it to overcome.  I only ever found one or two seeds while I was eating – and that third in my teeth – and that’s through two packets of two biscuits.  There are probably more, but they’re not noticeable is what I’m trying to say.  That’s the important part!

So, overall, also: ★★★★☆

Fruit & Seeds Nutritional Advice

Weight Watchers® Breakfast Biscuits Fruit & Seeds Nutritional Information

Weight Watchers® Breakfast Biscuits Fruit & Seeds Nutritional Information – click for larger

Overall

Weight Watchers® Breakfast Biscuits Comparison

Weight Watchers® Breakfast Biscuits Comparison – left: Honey & Milk; right: Fruit & Seeds. Bet you couldn’t tell that without this caption, huh? 😉

I’m really impressed with both flavours, obviously. While you can taste the flavours of the honey and the fruit, you can still, lovelily (I don’t care if that’s not a word; Chrome doesn’t say it’s not, and if it’s actually not, IT IS NOW), taste the biscuits themselves.

They have a lovely crunch, but aren’t so hard that you’re breaking your teeth on them. Just enough crunch that you feel you’re actually eating something instead of smushing it with your mouth before swallowing.

And, since they’re in 2-packs, they’re portion controlled. Put them in a large jar. Whip the lid off in the morning, and pick a pack out. The reason I say that, and the reason that I scored them both as 4-star, is because of the outer packaging: it’s not resealable-with-a-flap. It’s resealable in that way where you fold the opened flaps back into the box. (It’s also a bit of a nightmare to open. Which end are you supposed to open? I wasn’t entirely sure, to be honest.)

But I was, overall, really impressed with them. I’ve tried some of the other biscuit bars and cereals on the market, and these are, honestly, two of the best flavours I’ve tried – especially the Fruit & Seeds.
 

Availability

The new Weight Watchers Breakfast Biscuits have an RRP of £2.49 for 6 portion packs and are available in Sainsbury’s and Independent stores nationwide.

Disclaimer

Popcorn PR provided me with a box each of Honey & Milk flavour and Fruit & Seeds flavour Weight Watchers®‘ new Breakfast Biscuits in exchange for this review. I was not required to give a positive review; all opinions are my own, and I have received no monetary compensation for it.

If you would like me to review your product, please contact me fatso@fatgirlslim.org, although requesting a review does not guarantee acceptance.

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