belVita Biscuits: Worth trying!

March 10, 2012 |

Last November Kraft Foods announced its intentions to introduce belVita in the USA, which was sold in Europe for the last decade (what took them so long to bring a healthy product to America?) marked the food company’s re-entrance into grain-based breakfasts. When I first spotted belVita Blueberry on Walmart shelves, I pulled out my magnifying glass thinking: Aha, let’s see how many artificial food colorants you put to market your fake blueberry cookies! What a nice surprise it was to find out: the blueberry was real!

This is another good sign on the bumpy road to a healthier American diet: along with Milk & Granola bars manufactured with no artificial food colorants, questionable preservatives or emulsifiers, belVita biscuits, with18-19 g whole grain, contain no harmful chemicals.


belVita Biscuits: Risk and NutritionWow, the ingredient list starts with rolled oats and rye flakes! Congratulations, people of America! This is another little victory on our way to real, not artificial, freedom. We become more educated, our everyday food selection is now healthier and, guess what? The food industry follows!

As you see, the DyeDiet diagram is mostly green (nutrients) with some yellow segments (non-toxic, low nutrition food additives that I call “benign”). Your chemical risk with this product is zero, DDFI = 0/46 = 0 and your nutritional reward is descent, DDNF = 46/22 ~ 2. Every serving pack of 4 biscuits gives you:

  • 230 calories (so don’t eat all 5 packs at a time!)
  • Fat, 8 g
  • Potassium, 85 mg which is twice as much as what you get from Gatorade fake electrolyte
  • Sugar, 13 g
  • Protein, 4 g
  • Fiber, 3 g (slows down sugar absorption)

Other two versions of belVita, Golden Oats and Apple Cinnamon are of the similar nutritional value. Below are listed some additives you may not really familiar with, but they are not hazardous.

belVita Breakfast biscuits are specially baked to release energy regularly and continuously to fuel your body throughout the morning – it says on the box. I have tried the biscuits with Stonyfield Plain yogurt: you will like it too! In addition, you may consider the 50 Best Snack Foods in America (from Eat this, Not That!). 

In the contrast, Kellogg’s Nutri Grain cereal bars contain Red 40 and Blue 1 artificial dyes. If

Kellog's Nutri Grainthey bake their bars with natural berries why still they want to add a pinch of potentially cancer-inducing chemicals which no one (who knows what they are: Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks) wants? Kellogg still lives in the past.

I hope now you have the privilege of being informed well enough to make your healthy choice for you and your lovely children.

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Category: Baked goods, Cereals, DyeDiet RECOMMENDED, Fruit snacks, Granola

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  1. Steph says:

    What about being non GMO?