Biscuits for breakfast?! – JD, 5
The idea of not eating breakfast fills me with horror. I cannot function properly until I've eaten.
When I used to work away a lot, there were occasions I'd stay up in my hotel room, working into the early hours on a presentation to be delivered the next day, then crashing out and waking just in time to make some final tweaks, wash, dress, check out and shoot on to the tube to be in the right place at the right time. On those days, missing breakfast hit me hard – and I'd have to grab a snack en route: a sugary muffin, a flapjack or even some sushi (yeah, weird but needs must!)
So for those who are not too emotionally attached to breakfast, I understand the need for a quick alternative to sitting down at the breakfast table.
Actually, McVitie's reckon that almost 4 billion breakfasts are eaten out of the home every year, so they've brought out McVitie's Breakfast Biscuits to address that need.
So what makes these biscuits healthier than scoffing digestives at your desk? Well apparently McVitie's have used their 120 years of baking expertise, to design a biscuit made with wholegrain porridge oats – known to release energy slowly – and fortified with vitamins D, B, Iron and fibre.
There are three flavours to choose from; Red Berries, Oat & Honey and Apple, Sultana & Cinnamon, which you can now get for a promotional price of £1 in Tesco and Asda or half price in JS.
I've tried the red berry variety (packed into my bag for a long train ride to an early morning meeting) and they are definitely tasty – like a slightly drier version of a fruit laced digestive – and I'm a fan of the packaging, which means you can just take what you need, wrapped in packs of four, without ending up with bag full of crumbs.
They work particularly well with a cup of tea and a banana and they're also surprisingly filling – after trying these, I actually managed to avoid scoffing all the biscuits on the boardroom table that morning (for once).
Check out the Facebook page www.facebook/mcvitiesbreakfast or follow @McVitBreakfast on Twitter for more ideas for dealing with breakfast on the go.
Disclosure: this is a sponsored post. We were also sent some biscuits to sample. All posts are my own thoughts in my own in my own words.