Good morning! Happy Hump Day!
Maddie and I needed a little extra rest this morning, so we pressed snooze a couple of time and enjoyed an extra long walk around the neighborhood before starting work. It was a beautiful morning for a walk, plus the book I’m currently listening to (“Gone Girl”) is just getting good. I’ll admit that I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about at first (I really despised the lead male), but it has perked up and now I’m actually curious to see how it ends.
After our walk I wanted to try the new breakfast biscuits that belVita had sent me to review.
Though I’ve only recently seen the belVita Breakfast Biscuits pop-up locally at Publix, they’re a brand that started in France over 10 years ago and are currently available in 23 countries. I like the fact that they come in a variety of flavors ( blueberry, golden oat, cinnamon brown sugar, chocolate and apple cinnamon) and don’t taste like cardboard.
Each individual package of 4 crunchy biscuits is portioned for breakfast and provides 18-20 grams of whole grains, 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. According to the materials, belVita Breakfast biscuits are specially baked to release energy regularly and continuously, giving you nutritious sustained energy all morning.
When they first arrived a week ago I automatically opened the chocolate package for a sample. The taste reminded of a chocolate graham cracker while the texture was more of a Biscoff cookie. I ate one belVita Breakfast Biscuit straight from the package and sprinkled the rest on plain yogurt with berries. The crispiness of the biscuit held up nicely in the yogurt and gave the bowl a nice added crunch. The flavor was right too, you rally can’t go wrong with a chocolate cookie with yogurt.
This morning I wanted to try the Cinnamon Brown Sugar belVita Breakfast Biscuit on it’s own with a side of apple and almond butter to round out the meal.
My one complaint about the breakfast biscuits is you’re never going to get four whole biscuits in a package. They’re usually broken in pieces, which isn’t a big deal, but be warned that crumbs go everywhere.
I thought the Cinnamon Brown Sugar flavor was great on it’s own. I could close my eyes and assume I’m eating an extra large Biiscoff on a flight somewhere. There was a bit of a nutty, grainy texture to it, but nothing crazy. I ended up pairing the breakfast biscuits with the apple slices and almond butter to make mini biscuit/apple/almond butter sandwiches as the breakfast biscuits were a bit dry all on their own.
Overall I really liked the taste and texture of the belVita Breakfast Biscuits. They’d make great a great snack to grab on the go and can be made part of a complete breakfast when paired with apples and nut butter or crushed on top of yogurt with nuts and berries. The sugar count is a little high (10g), but that’s to be expected for anything that tastes like a cookie. The rest of the stats are pretty comparable with a cup of cereal, which I’m betting is why they’re marketing it as a breakfast biscuit and not a cookie. Not something you’d eat everyday, but a nice treat when you want to treat yourself.
Now I’m curious to see how this “sustained energy” lasts through the morning. 😉
Have you ever tried a breakfast biscuit?
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign. All opinions are my own