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Breakaway biscuits are sold in multi packs of eight or sixteen individually wrapped biscuits.
These are long finger type wholemeal digestives covered in milk chocolate.
The biscuits are approximately one inch by 3.5 inches and are plain wholemeal oblong digestives covered in a layer of Nestle milk chocolate.
These biscuits, which are wrapped in a distinctive yellow wrapper, have been produced since the 1970s.
The taste of these biscuits does not seem to have changed over the years, for which I am thankful.
The Breakaways contain no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives and also no hydrogenated fat and are free from nuts and eggs. They are also suitable for Vegetarians.
These biscuits, being individually wrapped, are a standby for children's lunch boxes and are ones I often bought for my sons. They are sweet without being too sickly and although there is some chocolate covering to them, the centre, being wholemeal biscuit, provides a good contrast so the biscuits are not too sweet to eat and as they contain no additives and are only 99 calories per biscuit they are not too unhealthy in comparison to other chocolate bars and biscuits.
I like these biscuits myself too and find they are a handy snack to carry in your handbag. They provide a pleasant snack if you are out and are not as bad for you as buying a chocolate bar. I enjoy eating one at home too with with a cup of tea as a little treat now and again.
The fact that these biscuits are also quite reasonably priced is also another bonus - mine cost £1 for 8 bars in our local Spar but they are currently cheaper in Tesco and are selling for 77p for 8 bars.
Breakaways also come in other varieties - Orange and Double Chocolate - but I have not tried these as I quite like them just as they are.
They are a good balance of biscuit and chocolate so while you get a sweet treat with the chocolate the wholemeal biscuit is a good compliment to it and I do not find these too sickly at all - also being quite small anyway there is not too much of them to eat in one go.
The size makes them an ideal treat for children as they are having some chocolate without them being too calorie laden and unhealthy like a Mars bar or suchlike.
The bars are made with 100% wholemeal and oat flour and are 19.1 grams each. The bars also have a long shelf life as mine are until June 2014.
Contents wise the bars contain 8.2 grams of sugar and 4.9 grams of fat - so not exactly healthy but better than many.
===Would I Recommend?===
I never had these chocolate bars in my lunchbox when I was at school, we had Club biscuits instead in out house. But I've started having them now!!
These caught my eye when I was in my local Tesco the other day. I was looking for some little lunch box biscuits that I could put in my boyfriend's packed lunches this week. I normally get him Club biscuits or Penguins but as these were on special offer I opted for these.
An 8 pack multi pack of these normally retails at £1.55 but currently you can get an 8 pack for just £1. 12p each - you can't moan at that!!
Each of the biscuits is individually wrapped in yellow cellophane so these are ideal for lunch boxes.
They are small biscuits which I guess makes them good for children or for a treat for yourself that is better for you than a Mars bar from the shop.
The biscuit itself is a wholemeal biscuit which is coated in nestle milk chocolate. I must say it is very tasty. I did find that the wholemeal biscuit did get bits in my teeth a bit but the biscuit itself is lovely, it isn't too sweet as it is wholemeal and chocolate coating is lovely and creamy.
Overall I am glad I have bought these and at the special offer price I reckon I should stock up at Tesco!
These Breakaway bars always used to be in my nan's cupboard when we went round to visit as kids, I was never overly fussed on them to be honest, but on discovering how cheap they are and that they're only 99 calories per bar, they have now found their way into our cupboard as a regular occurrence.
The Breakaway bars will be recognised by most people as they have been round for years. They are individually wrapped in yellow, making them ideal for a lunchbox filler or afternoon treat. They're not the biggest bars in the world, they're only about three inches long, but they do provide a chocolate hit when you need it, and they're quite thick so they feel substantial. I personally would describe them as more of a biscuit than chocolate bar, but they are covered in chocolate so you get the best of both worlds.
The bars themselves are made from wholemeal digestives and covered in a thick layer of chocolate. They are quite chunky and have a bit of bite to them. You can taste the biscuit through the chocolate so there is a good ratio here of biscuit to chocolate. The taste gives you a pleasant hit of chocolate, but I notice they don't leave the nicest aftertaste in your mouth.
Nutritionally, you don't have to feel guilty about treating yourself to one of these. They are made from 100% wholemeal and oat flour, contain no hydrogenated fat, are free from artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners and preservatives. Each biscuit only has 99 calories, 8g sugar, 5g fat, 3g saturates and a trace of salt.
These bars are only sold in multipacks, making them good for families and people needing lunchbox fillers. They cost £1.55 for a pack of 9 in Tesco, but are currently on a buy-one-get-one-free offer. They are available in larger multipacks, with a pack of 18 currently costing £2 in Tesco (although obviously you'd be better getting the two packs of 9 whilst the offer is on).
A Nestle Breakaway is another chocolate biscuit that I remember from my childhood; these were always available in our house and were often found in my lunch box at school. They are a fairly simple humble product and are recognisable from their bright yellow packaging.
These kinds of biscuits as well as Club's and two finger Kit Kats are popular with families who have school age children as they can be purchased in multipacks of 9 or 18 for example making the individual cost low and then they can as said before put in to lunch boxes or eaten at home after school or as a treat. They are probably not as exciting as some more expensive brands as they are basically a thick rectangular wholemeal digestive biscuit which is then coated in thick milk chocolate. Similar to Kit Kats some folks like to bite of the chocolate first until they are left with the biscuit only remaining, although this can be a bit messy especially on a warm day when the chocolate is soft and starts to melt a bit.
You can currently buy nine of these on the Tesco website for £1.55 but it is the kind of item you can often find on special offer or promotion like buy one get one free for example. Each bar contains on average 99 calories and 5g of fat and so although smaller than many confectionery items these could be a nice treat or a good bar to eat in moderation as part of a healthy and active lifestyle.
Nestle's Breakaway is a wholemeal biscuit coated with choclate. Yes, wholemeal. Like that makes it healthy. It even has a green tick on the wrapper, and a wheatfield background, to help us believe in its health benefits!
The chocolate coating is thicker than any other chocolate biscuit I've eaten, and this alone gets it 3 stars. However I have to be honest and say that the chocolate isn't particularly good quality - we are not talking Dairy Milk here. For my taste is just a little bit dark, and a little bit chemical-tasting.
The biscuit holds its texture well and gives the biscuit a good crunch, but if I was looking for a simple biscuit & chocolate McVities digestives would win every time.
Breakaways now come in a sealed plastic foil individual wrap, which is very convenient - especially as it's air and water tight so that the condensation from the yoghurt or salad in your lunchbox doesn't make the wrapper or the biscuit go all soggy.
The main advantage of the breakaway is that it's only 99 calories (with 5.0g of fat per biscuit). But so many other biscuits have been resized to meet the "acceptable naughtiness" level of 99 calories that you can get a lot nicer snacks for your 99 calories and without paying any more either.
So if you're looking for a chocolate-heavy option without breaking the 100-calorie mark, and you're happy with Nestle chocolate - then go for it. Otherwise, look a bit further on the shelf & you'll find something nicer.
It's like going back to the 80's with the new breakaways only without the foil wrapping but the taste is exactly the same as it was back then. As of late they used to have to much chocolate and the biscuit was quite hard but now I'm pleased to say that I can't stop eating them!!! Thumbs up nestle!
I am trying to lose a little bit of weight as people who read my reviews regular will know but I need a treat now and again and so I bought these biscuits for a treat and also as a treat for my grandson for when he comes to visit as he is always pointing to the fridge when he walks in the door looking for his treat lol.
I bought them recently from Sainsbury's for only £1 for 9 chocolate biscuits, they are approximately 4 inches x 1 inch and they are a plain biscuit covered with milk chocolate and the top of the biscuit have a tiny pattern of squares and the bottom is just plain.
The texture is very soft and they melt in the mouth perfectly, they are nice and light and each biscuit is individually wrapped in a yellow plastic wrapper with the name on the front and the 9 biscuits are then wrapped in a outer plastic wrapper.
Each biscuit contains only 99 calories, 8.4g sugars, 5.0g fat, 2.5g saturates and 0.1g salt.
I like to keep these kind of biscuits in the fridge as I like them a little firmer sometimes and cold, and they are just as perfect from the fridge and they do not melt in the summer months.
I also like to keep them in a biscuit tin to keep fresh if it is not summer and I think they are just perfect for packed lunches or picnics, although if I take them on picnics, I always place them in a cool bag so they do not melt.
They are a lovely tasting snack biscuit and I think they are worth the money and quite good quality and they have been around for a long time.
I think these are a very nice biscuit for a treat for myself and family and I will continue to buy them as they are delicious and I think for 9 it is a very good price and affordable.
It states on the packet that they have no artificial colours, sweeteners or preservatives, no nuts or eggs and are suitable for vegetarians.
I recommend these for anyone to try and I think they are just delicious and yummy and I just had to eat more than one lol.
I give them a 5 star.
Thank you for reading my review.
I'm not sure how these ended up in our cupboard last night. There is only one person who buys the cakes/biscuits, and that is me. However it would have been rude not to have one, so I duly obliged.
These biscuits are made by Nestle and have been since I was born back in 1970. I remember having them as a boy, and the wrapper has changed little since then, and looks very similar to the one pictured here.
On the occasions I have bought these biscuits, I have always paid £1.00 from Tesco, not their RRP of £1.39. For this price I am awarded with 9 individually wrapped biscuits. You can also get packs of 18.
Upon opening one of the wrappers I am met with a nice rectangular shaped biscuit, covered in Nestle Milk Chocolate. They are quite hard to the touch and upon biting or breaking them, you will hear a large snap.
This is the hard digestive biscuit in the middle.
On the wrapper of each bar, it boasts that there are only 99 calories, so I know these aren't too unhealthy for me. The carbohydrates are 12g however and I can add another 5g of fat on this also. So not a totally healthy snack either.
Milk Chocolate (52%), (Sugar, Dried whole milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin E476), Butter Fat Flavouring). Wholemeal flour (26%) Vegetable Fat, Sugar, Whole oatflour (2.5%), Invert sugar syrup, Barley malt extract, Dried coconut, Raising agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt.
Taste wise I found the chocolate very creamy and milky. It had a nice sweet taste. I actually enjoyed biting the chocolate off separately and then devouring the digestive biscuit. A bit messy doing it this way though.
The digestive is quite hard to bite into, but made in a way that it makes the biscuit quite crunchy. The taste of the digestive is nice too. It was quite a more (ish) biscuit though, and I did have to go back for another.
Overall, I would highly recommend Breakaway. It isn't a biscuit that will 'blow you away' but it will fill a hunger gap, and any craving for chocolate. Ideal for childrens packed lunches too (which is why I'm informed Mrs Stebiz got them in the beginning):-)
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The Breakaway (made by Nestle) is a basically a digestive biscuit covered in milk chocolate. Compared to the tens, if not hundreds, of similar snack products on the market, the Breakaway is probably one of the smallest, and it's also one of the least flamboyant. Currently, the Breakaway multipack (containing nine bars) can be picked up for the very reasonable price of £1 from Tesco. In terms its packaging, the humble Breakaway comes in an orangey yellow wrapper featuring blue text which boldly proclaims the product's name.
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The Breakaway contains;
Milk Chocolate (52%) (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Dried Whole Milk, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin,e476), Flavouring), Wheat Flour, Wholemeal (10%), Vegetable Fat, Sugar, Whole Oatflour, Coconut, Invert Sugar Syrup, Barley Malt Extract, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), and Salt.
Appearance & Taste
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The flavour is pleasant enough, albeit a little predictable, with a thinnish layer of chocolate covering the biscuit centre. The chocolate is quite creamy, and is patterned with a chequered design on its surface. Overall, the flavour is undoubtedly tasty, albeit a little boring.
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All in all, the Breakaway is a decent little biscuit which represents good value for money. The problem is the fact that the bar is too small, and it's not exactly the most exciting eating prospect. I would probably regard the Breakaway as a snack for the older person - in fact it was my Gran who bought the Breakaways... and she only did so as the shop was all out Kitkats (hence my title).
Nutritional Info Per Bar
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Saturated Fat: 3.2g
My bf is a really fussy eater so recently when he came to stay with me and my mate who I am currently staying with it was really tough to feed him! In the end as everything we made him was really wrong I told him to fend for himself! He went shopping and got a few bits and pieces and one of the things I noticed about him was how much chocolate he really does consume and there was a large packet of these which I
actually pinched without him knowing as I really fancied them big time!
Well he purchased our one's in a packet of 9 in a bright yellow plastic packet which is oblong in shape and on the front of that packet there is a photograph of a breakaway in a wheat field and I am told that they are Nestle Breakaway and that they are made from 100% wholemeal and oat flour and that they are a source of fibre and that they contain 99 calories and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. On the back of the packet other information listed includes ingredients, a full nutritional chart is displayed and contact details for Nestle are given. The All 69 bars are individually wrapped and look the same (only smaller) than the outer packaging.
The Breakaways Themselves:
Lovely in short....I really do love these. Not too big, certainly not too small they are oblong in shape and reasonably wide and covered in textured (in squares) of milk chocolate that really does cling to the slightly malted but wheaty digestive, crunchy biscuit underneath. The milk chocolate is thick enough, melts in the mouth and is creamy and smooth and not too sweet at all. The digestive biscuit is really wheaty and plain and I like the crunch you get with this alot.
Perfect for eating as a snack, great for dipping in a cuppa I had no problem polishing off all 9 bars before he even blinked and I think these are of excellent quality and really a tasty treat and at a mere 99 calories a bar I don't mind occasionally pigging out on these to be honest!
Nutritional Information Per Bar:
A packet of 9 should cost about £1.39 and they are also available to purchase in packs of 18 and should cost about £2.18 in all good supermarkets etc.
I was bought a pack of these a little while ago as a snack now and then, but I can barely say with confidence that they even fit this criterion! They are absolutely tiny, the sort of product where you think it is almost pointless packaging them seperately, you tear open the wrapper just to demolish it in one mouthful!
Granted they are tasty, no doubt there (though they are a basic hobnob-type biscuit coated in chocolate, like so many others), but they are just too insubstantial. I have to eat about 3 just to feel like I have eaten anything! Perhaps they are suited to people of a lesser appetite than myself, or to avid dieters, but if you want a delicious indulgence, they are so many more satisfying alternatives.
I think I will stick with Yorkies and KitKat chunkies, the breakaway simply does not deserve the term snack - more like tantilising tid-bit! However, the three stars I have awarded are recognition of the decent flavour. I might also add that they act as wonderful tea-straws (this is great fun if you are supremely bored; bite both ends off, suck the tea up through the biscuit then eat the softened biscuit - delicious!). So, not all bad, but look elsewhere for confectionary fulfilment!
I don't usually enjoy Nestle chocolate but I picked up the 'Breakaway' chocolate bars without even realising they were made by Nestle.
The 'Breakaway' bars come in a multi-pack of 9. The packet that they come in is a bright yellow colour so you won't be able to miss them, the packaging is foil and inside the packet there are 9 individually wrapped 'Breakaway' bars that are also wrapped in a yellow foil to keep them fresh.
The 'Breakaway' bars are around 10cm long and a rectangular shape. They have a smooth chocolate layer on the outside and a crunchy biscuit on the inside. The biscuit part of the bar is a wholmeal digestive biscuit, which is very tasty. There is a nice balance between the chocolate and the biscuit part. This is an enjoyable light snack which is easy grab and take with you to eat later, because of its foil wrapper. You will be able to find the 'Breakaway' bars in most supermarkets and the price varies from around £1.50 - £2.50, they are also sometimes on special offer.
This is a perfect little snack for people who enjoy chocolate biscuits but do not want to eat anything too heavy. It is also great for packed lunches or for just snacking on in between meals. It only contains 99 calories which is good for anyone who is trying to watch their weight and want a tasty treat!
I found this bar very tasty and I would buy it again!
I love digestive biscuits and even though I try not to consume too much, I also love milk chocolate. Nestle have combined both of these and came with one of my favourite chocolate biscuits: Breakaway.
Now as chocolate biscuits go, Breakaway doesn't come across as being very exciting, but I find them the perfect snack to have with a cup of tea. They are a regular purchase and I usually have a few in my biscuit tin (if the kids haven't got there first).
Breakaway come in multipacks and are individually wrapped in easy to remove wrappers. Inside you'll find a rectangle, chocolate covered biscuit with a pattern of raisied chocolate circles on the top.
The chocolate on this biscuit is quite thick and tastes smooth and creamy. When you bite through the chocolate, you find a thick sweet, wholemeal biscuit. The wholemeal biscuit is a lovely golden colour and it is quite crumby. I think the combination of smooth, creamy chocolate and crunchy biscuit works very well. It isn't a complicated biscuit and both textures and flavours are instantly recogniseable.
Each biscuits contains:
Calories - 99
Sugar - 8.4g
Fat - 5g
Saturates - 2.5g
Salt - Trace
Breakaway biscuits contain no artificial colours, sweeteners or preservatives. They have no hydrogenated fat, nuts or eggs.
They are suitable for vegetarians.
Tesco sell Nestle Breakaway in packs of 9 for £1.28 and packs of 18 for £2.19.
I am sure they were cheaper than this, not that long ago, but then again everything seems to get dearer by the week these days!
Nestle Breakaway are definately a biscuit I will be keeping in my biccy tin. There may be more exciting ones out there, but I just enjoy the simple flavours and texture of this one. The rest of the family obviously do too, because they don't last long in our house!
Back in the seventies, I had a bad experience with a Breakaway. It was the first time I ever had the silver foil on metal filling experience. The fact that I was trying to scoff the thing at the back of the class and hadn't bothered to check that all the foil had been removed before I shoved it in my mouth, is not the point.
Anyway, not being one to hold a grudge and happy in the knowledge that the silver foil has been changed for a new style wrapper, I decided that after 31 years, I should give them another try...
The first thing that caught my eye, was that the calorie cops had stated big and bold on front of the traditional yellow and blue packaging, that it only contains 99 calories. Also, it's 100% wholemeal and oat flour and a source of fibre. So now I'm really psyched up for a guilt free treat.
After just one bite, it became clear that the once "Trendy" biscuit had lost it's edge over the last three decades. Really it's a chocolate covered digestive, crunchy but in all honesty, really a little bit bland. I wouldn't be bothered now if somebody really did "Takeaway My Breakaway".
Perhaps in it's campaign to contain no artificial sweeteners or preservatives, have no hydrogenated fat and be suitable for vegetarians, it may have lost a little flavour. In my opinion it's not even a decent dunker, with the chocolate melting into the tea and the biscuit centre remaining impervious to the hot beverage.
Perhaps I'll give it another 30 years and try again, in the meantime... Can you still buy Trios?
~ What is it? ~
A Breakaway is a chocolate covered, digestive bar which has been made by Nestle since the 1970's. It was famous for the slogan 'everyday should have a breakaway'.
I think they have always had the same yellow wrapper, well back when I was in school they had the yellow paper wrapper with the foil wrapper underneath but nowadays they are in a yellow plastic wrap and the slogan on the packet it now 'Don't take away my breakaway'.
~ Why I purchased ~
Back when I was at school I was always really disappointed to open my lunchbox and find one of these. I found them really boring and plain and would much rather have had a penguin or a club! So when I spotted a pack of 6 on offer for just 50p in my local co-op yesterday I thought I would give them another go.
I was quite impressed to see on the wrapping that each bar is just 99 calories and the biscuit is wholemeal and oat flour and it also says it it a source of fibre giving the impression that these are not too bad for you. I know that no product with chocolate in is going to be healthy but when I got home and looked closely at the nutritional information I was quite shocked to see each little bar has 5.0g of fat in it!
~ What I thought ~
My daughter and I had one of these as a mid morning treat and I have to say that I am still not impressed with this boring bar! It doesn't have much taste to it at all, is quite thin and the chocolate is also very thin. Plus I really don't like the taste of the digestive biscuit, it is very sweet tasting and crunchy. I found it a bit of an effort to eat to be honest.
My daughter quite liked it but to be honest she likes anything with a bit of chocolate on it!
They are definitely not horrible or anything just really average and boring and I will not be buying them again - even if they are on offer.
Breakaway bars are wholemeal digestive biscuits covered with milk chocolate.