Look! Another breakfast bar/biscuit - Just what the world needs! I picked up these NEW McVitie's Breakfast Oaty Breaks in Asda for £1 a box. Since they were so cheap, I thought it was only right to get both flavours - Porridge Oats & Golden Syrup and Porridge Oats Raisin & Cinnamon.
Each box contained 6 individually wrapped, packs of 2 fingers.
I was so surprised that they were wrapped in clear plastic.. I realise Breakfast Biscuits tend to be but I thought these looked a little cheap!
Porridge Oats & Golden Syrup
There was a nice snap to the biscuits when I seperated the bar down the centre into the 2 the fingers. They both, smelt as well as tasted very much so of golden syrup - With even having the almost metallic undertone flavour, you often find from the sweet stuff! There wasn't as many porridge oats as I expected but given how hard and crunchy the biscuits already were, not to mention the super sweetness, it is probably not such a bad thing! Definitely a snack to have with a strong coffee - Its a 3 out of 5.
Porridge Oats Raisin & Cinnamon
This one smelt very festive - A cinnamon scent always exudes Christmas! Taste wise it wasn't quite as potent as its aroma suggested, with the spice being fairly subtle. The raisins gave an extra sweetness and, although they weren't soft, it added more of a chew to the dry, biscuity texture. Once again, the oats weren't in abundance so didn't really give much of a wholesome flavour which is a bit of a shame! Its another 3 out of 5 from me.
Overall, these Breakfast Oaty Breaks aren't a bad offering from McVities's.. Not life changing by any means but do the job. I do however, think they are the sort of thing you would only want to eat if you have a hot drink around, otherwise you might find your mouth to be like the Sahara - On your own head be it!