A new breakfast goodie, belVita! I saw these on the end display at my local Albertsons and decided to pick up a few boxes. I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’ve enjoyed Newton Fruit Thins for breakfast and thought the box of belVita Crackers looked healthier and purer. In case my mom is reading, relax, I am I taking care of myself. I eat the fruit thins with a banana and low-fat yogurt for breakfast.
The belVita blueberry breakfast biscuits taste suspiciously like the blueberry Fruit Thins that I love. (http://flavorscientist.com/2011/12/08/newton-fruit-thins-blueberry-brown-sugar-review/). Belvita and Newton Fruit Thins are both manufactured by Kraft foods. Perhaps they both use the same blueberry flavor? They both use similar raw materials; but the belVita cracker has more whole grain, monounsaturated fat and nutrients (added B vitamins). The added B vitamins are probably why they call their product “Nutritious Sustained Energy”, although most nutrition advisors would probably push for high protein for sustained energy.
I’ve tried all three flavors and found blueberry to be my favorite. There is a slight bitter aftertaste in the other flavors: golden oat and apple cinnamon. This bitterness is most pronounced in the golden oat flavor and it is my least favorite. Apple cinnamon is reminiscent of apple pie with butter flakey crust notes, it is my second favorite. Blueberry has a nice blueberry muffin lingering taste that I like. I love the crisp texture of these biscuits and find that they complement my morning latte and tea perfectly.
In my last trip back to Albertsons, I found belVita biscuits in the cookie aisle (next to the graham crackers and mini Oreos). I can’t claim that these biscuits are extraordinarily healthy, but with my banana and yogurt, a decent breakfast. BelVita biscuits are an admirable product with impressive blueberry and apple cinnamon flavors.