Mornings can sometimes be a bit of a struggle in our house. At 6.30am several alarms go off, followed by several groans and growls, as one by one we awake from our slumber. It’s like a scene from Shaun of the dead, as we make our way downstairs, bleary-eyed and not quite ready to go. Rhys and I usually make our way to the kitchen first, I put the kettle on, while the girls in their zombie states plonk themselves on the sofa. Seemingly unaware that time is indeed ticking and they should be doing something. So inevitability it’s me who ends up reminding them that breakfast should be got.
This is when they ask a very silly question, “what can I have”? It amuses me because it’s not like we have a huge range of breakfast items. We have the usual cereal, and we have bread. Sometimes there are oat cakes, or crackers, crumpets or muffins. But still it’s pretty basic stuff. However I was able to give a different answer last week. “Belvita”, I said, waving the yellow box about to entice them away from the comforts of the sofa.
It was Lucy that willingly tried them. Neets was happy with her usual bowl of dry cereal. Lucy opened the box with interest to find little foil wrapped parcels inside. Five in all. I suggested she got a drink and something to go with these Belvita. So she made a coffee with the Tassimo, and grabbed an apple from the fruit bowl.
As she nibbled her way round one of the biscuits, I asked her what she thought. “Nice” was her answer, and that was about as much communication as I got at that point.
These Belvita are wholegrain biscuits, sandwiched together with a creamy yogurt filling. They come in foil wrapped packets of two. In the box there are five packets.
Lucy seemed to enjoy them. She said they were filling, and tasty. They were certainly handy, easy to serve and no hassles. Seeing as Lucy is the one who “needs” time to get her hair just so and there needs to be time for a shower, she likes breakfast to be easy and hassle free. These Belvita were ideal for that, as part of a nutritional breakfast.
I also used them in their packed lunches, they were ideal to pop in the boxes.
Belvita have no added colours or preservatives, are suitable for vegetarians, and are a source of calcium and fibre. May contain traces of Eggs and Nuts. Contains gluten, wheat, milk, and soya. The box is fully recyclable.
For more information and other Belvita products visit their website.
Fuss Free Living ratings for Belvita
Taste 5/5 According to the children, they taste good. A nice combination of biscuit and yogurt.
Value: 3/5 £2.29 for five servings works our a little too expensive for my budget. The box only has five servings and they go really quickly.
Convenience: 5/5 Easy to serve, tasty and a fairly good source of nutrition for past of breakfast.
Nutritional information per biscuit
Energy 119 kcal
Protein 1.9 g
Sugar 7.1 g
Fat 4.6 g
Equivalent as salt 0.15 g
Fibre Fibre 1.0 g
Thank you for the Belvita