A breakfast biscuit not to be snickered at



Sons of a biscuit

New from BelVita, the outfit that Mr. Tidbit believes first used the term “breakfast biscuit,” are four kinds of breakfast biscuit sandwiches. Each sandwich is two crunchy breakfast biscuits, held together by one of these fillings: peanut butter, Dark Chocolate Creme, Vanilla Yogurt Creme or Strawberry Yogurt Creme. The four sandwich offerings add to 12 other BelVita biscuits: five flavors of crunchy (the original breakfast biscuits), five soft-baked and two Bites (mini biscuits).

In every case there are five individually wrapped 50-gram servings in a box. That 50–gram serving is four crunchy or soft-baked biscuits, two sandwich biscuits or a handful of biscuit Bites. Mr. Tidbit notes that the crunchy biscuits that make up the sandwiches are significantly smaller than the “original” crunchy biscuits (that’s how you pay for the filling).

In his tireless search for Truth, Mr. Tidbit discovered three other BelVita items being sold in England: Tops (single rimmed biscuits topped by strawberry or “choco-hazelnuts” filling), Yogurt Crunch (biscuit sandwiches — original or cocoa biscuits with “creamy live yogurt filling”) and Duo Crunch (biscuit sandwiches with “live yogurt filling” and strawberry or apricot filling. Any or all might show up here any minute now.


What’s in a Snickers?


Speaking of groceries that showed up elsewhere first, Mr. Tidbit has learned that the newish Snickers & Hazelnut bar was already a standard item in several countries, including Australia and Poland.

You might assume that each of the now several Snickers variations has the ingredients of the regular Snickers bar plus the item in the name. If you foolishly made that assumption, you were incorrect. Here, according to Mr. Tidbit’s best efforts, are what he believes to be the contents of various Snickers bars:

Regular Snickers: milk chocolate, peanuts, caramel, nougat; Snickers Almond: milk chocolate, almonds, caramel, nougat — no peanuts; Snickers Crisper: milk chocolate, crisp rice, caramel, peanuts — no nougat; Snickers Rockin’ Nut Road: Dark chocolate, almonds, caramel, marshmallow-flavored nougat — no peanuts; Snickers Peanut Butter Squared: milk chocolate, peanut butter, peanuts, caramel, nougat, Snickers & Hazelnuts: Milk chocolate, peanuts, hazelnuts, caramel, nougat.

OK, so on the last two you would have been right.



Al Sicherman

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Al Sicherman and his used dog, Gus, live in Minneapolis. Al is on the left/

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