Saturday, September 7, 2013

Review: belVita Blueberry Breakfast Biscuits

When belVita products came out in America well over a year ago, they were reviewed ad nausea throughout the blogosphere, so I stayed away.  Plus, at the time, buying a box of these at the grocery store didn't really interest me all that much.  Recently though, I became interested in doing a review on these belVita Blueberry Breakfast Biscuits because I saw a single pack of these on sale at Kroger for $1.00.  Each pack has four biscuits and the total statistics for the entire four pack are 1.76 ounces, 230 calories and four grams of protein.

When I opened this, I think I found out why Kroger was selling these for a dollar because all of my biscuits were broken up in half, etc.  That doesn't matter since I would have done it for my picture anyway, but it just goes to show that these biscuits themselves are very brittle and breakable.  They are also quite grainy because when I opened the packaging, the broken biscuit dust spread everywhere.  The biscuits themselves were quite light and airy and as you can see, there were also several dried blueberries spread throughout each of them.  They also had some fancy looking baking designs on them too, so that was very pretty and I say that dripping with sarcasm.

Being that this was very breakable and also very grainy, it should come as no surprise that after my first bite, I learned this was very crunchy as well.  It was an airy and light crunch, obviously like a biscuit and because of that airy factor and also crunchy factor, it was also quite dry.  The biscuit itself had that whole grain-type taste that I've come to expect, which basically means that it was very plain.  Whatever flavor this had was provided by the blueberries which had hints of both sweetness and tartness, with the tart flavor characteristic almost bordering on being considered extreme.  The plain biscuit muted that somewhat, but not enough that it was not very much noticeable.  Other than those two aspects, this was essentially just something to crunch though.

Buy It or Fly By It?  I was fairly bored by this, but that doesn't mean that it isn't worth eating.  It wouldn't be high on my list of things to purchase, but put in front of me, I certainly wouldn't mind eating these, so I'll give them a BUY IT rating.  That said, I'd be willing to bet that one of these dipped in coffee or milk as part of a morning breakfast would re-define my thinking on these entirely and make them delicious.  But, since I only bought a one-pack, that attempt at a different flavor profile and attempt at me gaining sustained energy will have to wait until another time.


1 comment:

  1. Crazy Food Dude, I love your blog, but with all do respect, you need to be more critical in handing out "Buy It" ratings. If you really thought these cookies were boring (do did I) then you shouldn't give them a "Buy It" rating. An overwhelming majority of your ratings are like this and I just don't want you to give the wrong impression to people, as I tries these and thought they were boring as well. It's just a suggestion and I'll keep reading regardless because I love your blog. Cheers.


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