Thursday, 3 July 2014

Nairns Muesli Breaks Oatcakes

After reading about these via GroceryGems , there was no way I was going to let these slip by when I had the chance to buy them. This is the exactly the type of healthy snack I love. I recognise all the ingredients and they're all natural and things you'd find in a normal kitchen: oats, currants, Palm fruit oil, demerara sugar, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, salt and raising agents. That's it!

The box and the individual packs within are designed with really  bold and cool packaging. I also appreciate each individual pack contains only 2 biscuits as most similar products contain 4, which is too much. This allows you to have better portion control without the biscuits going off. The slim packs are also very compact and transportable, making them a really convenient on the go snack or for taking out and about.

The oatcakes have a lovely appearance. All toasted and dark with lots of sweet currants clearly studded throughout. They also have a pleasing rough and gritty texture that makes them feel very rustic. I also love the cross that divides each oatcakes into 4 segments although the biscuits do not snap along these lines.

Initially, I was a little disappointed with the taste. I think because they are named ‘muesli breaks‘ I was expecting quite a sweet, fruity flavour, similar to a granola bar. However, these are first and foremost oatcakes so a slightly savoury, heavy flavour is the dominant taste with a nice crumbly texture.

They are not as sweet tasting as breakfast biscuits and once you get over this, you can appreciate them more for what they are. They're primarily oat cakes but the currants lighten them up for a slightly sweet edge. You wouldn't dunk them in tea but they do make a good choice for a sweet craving.

They're pretty filling thanks to the oats and only 2.1g of sugars per biscuit. They'll definitely be something I'll be buying again.

Price: £1.69 for 8x2 biscuits
Available: Waitrose

Pros: Low sugar, natural, convenient, light but filling and a tasty healthy snack
Cons: They're no replacement for a proper biscuit

Score: 8/10

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  1. Thanks for the mention :)

    I agree these are somewhere between sweet and savoury. I've enjoyed them as an alternative to sugary cereal bars .

    1. I definitely think they make a great healthy alternative to cereal bars. It's good for filling a gap and without the guilt too!