As one of the longest-standing cereals to grace our breakfast tables, Weetabix are still just as popular, but in recent years we’ve seen new varieties popping up, like Oatibix.
Many of us strive to make the healthiest choices for ourselves and our families, but with so much choice, it’s hard to know which option is best especially when they look so similar.
In this article, I’m going to be comparing Weetabix head-to-head against Oatibix to find out the difference between the two and which is the better choice when it comes to nutrition.
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The best way to compare the difference between two food products is by looking at the ingredients.
As you’d expect, the big difference between Weetabix and Oatibix is the main ingredient, with Weetabix consisting of 95% wholegrain wheat compared to Oatibix which is made from 96% whole grain oats.
The rest of the ingredients are pretty much the same and include sugar, salt, and various vitamins and minerals.
|Original Weetabix Ingredients||Oatibix Ingredients|
|Wholegrain Wheat (95%), Malted Barley Extract, Sugar, Salt, Niacin, Iron, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid||Wholegrain Oats (96%), Sugar, Malted Barley Extract, Salt, Niacin, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic acid|
Weetabix Vs. Oatibix Nutritional Comparison
We will now compare each aspect of nutrition for each kind of cereal to find out which one is the best.
Because each cereal has a slightly different serving weight (for two biscuits), I’ve included weight-for-weight comparisons (per 100g) to ensure the data is as accurate as possible.
To clarify, this comparison relates to original Weetabix Biscuits and Oatibix Biscuits.
Best for Calorie Content
In terms of calorie comparison, both kinds of cereal are relatively similar when compared by weight, but Oatibix are a little higher in calories with 33 more per 100g than Weetabix.
|Cereal Type||Calories Per 100g||Calories Per Serving|
|Weetabix Biscuits||362kcal||136kcal (per 2 biscuits / 37.5g)|
|Oatibix Biscuits||395kcal||190kcal (per 2 biscuits / 48g)|
Best for Carbohydrate Content
As cereal-based foods, neither are low carbohydrate breakfast options, but if this is a consideration for you, Oatibix are slightly lower in carbs per weight.
|Cereal Type||Carbohydrates Per 100g||Carbohydrates Per Serving|
|Weetabix Biscuits||69g||26g (per 2 biscuits / 37.5g)|
|Oatibix Biscuits||64g||31g (per 2 biscuits / 48g)|
Best for Sugar Content
One of the main selling points of Weetabix and Oatibix is the fact they’re low in sugar, and both contain very similar amounts of sugar per serving, but weight-for-weight Original Weetabix are slightly higher in sugar than Oatibix.
|Cereal Type||Sugars Per 100g||Sugars Per Serving|
|Weetabix Biscuits||4.2g||1.6g (per 2 biscuits / 37.5g)|
|Oatibix Biscuits||3.2g||1.5g (per 2 biscuits / 48g)|
Best for Protein Content
When it comes to protein content, both kinds of cereal contain a good amount of protein per serving compared to some other breakfast cereals, again they’re very similar, but of the two, Oatibix contain slightly more protein per 100g.
|Cereal Type||Protein Per 100g||Protein Per Serving|
|Weetabix Biscuits||12g||4.5g (per 2 biscuits / 37.5g)|
|Oatibix Biscuits||13g||6.2g (per 2 biscuits / 48g)|
Best for Fat Content
Fat isn’t always a bad thing, especially when it comes to foods that contain whole grains because there’s a degree of natural fat derived from the grains rather than added fat.
If fat content is a consideration for you and your diet, then the cereal with the least fat of the two is Weetabix which contains 6g less fat per 100g.
|Cereal Type||Fat Per 100g||Fat per Serving|
|Weetabix Biscuits||2g||0.8g (per 2 biscuits / 37.5g)|
|Oatibix Biscuits||8g||3.8g (per 2 biscuits / 48g)|
Best for Fiber Content
Many consumers choose a cereal like Weetabix or Oatibix because of the fiber content with both being marketed as high-fiber choices for a healthy gut.
Of the two, Weetabix contains slightly more fiber per serving than Oatibix, although the difference is small (0.3g).
|Cereal Type||Dietary Fibre Per 100g||Dietary Fibre per Serving|
|Weetabix Biscuits||10g||3.8g (per 2 biscuits / 37.5g)|
|Oatibix Biscuits||7.3g||3.5g (per 2 biscuits / 48g)|
Best for Sodium/Salt Content
Both Weetabix and Oatibix have a small amount of added salt, which is the same value for each cereal, making them joint winners in this category.
|Cereal Type||Sodium/Salt Per 100g||Sodium/Salt per Serving|
|Weetabix Biscuits||0.28g||0.1g (per 2 biscuits / 37.5g)|
|Oatibix Biscuits||0.28g||0.13g (per 2 biscuits / 48g)|
Best for Vitamins/Minerals
Both Weetabix and Oatibix are fortified with added vitamins and minerals to make them even healthier. The values in each category is very similar, with Weetabix being a little better because it has added iron, whereas Oatibix does not.
|Vitamin/Mineral Type||Weetabix Reference Intake % (per 100g)||Oatibix Reference Intake % (per 100g)|
Best for Flavor/Texture
When it comes to choosing the best cereal for flavor, this is a subjective question, so I need to do a poll to get a broader opinion.
Please help us by voting for your favorite – Weetabix or Oatibix biscuits, and once you vote, the winner so far will be revealed (no personal information is required to vote).
Best for Price
At the time of writing this article, a 24 pack of Weetabix and a 24 pack of Oatibix both cost an average of £3.00 per box in the UK, however, an Oatibix biscuit weighs slightly more than a Weetabix biscuit making Oatibix slightly better value for money when compared weight for weight.
All categories have now been compared and the winner of the best cereal between Weetabix and Oatibix is – Weetabix.
Although both kinds of cereal are pretty similar nutritionally, Weetabix have less calories, sugar and fat while having slightly more fiber and added Iron.
It’s really down to personal preference but if these differences are important to you and your diet, then nutritionally it’s worth the switch to Weetabix.
The table below summarizes the winner for each category, to help you make an informed choice on which is best for you.
|Comparison Category||Winner (Weetabix or Oatibix)|
|Best for Calorie Content||Weetabix|
|Best for Carbohydrate Content||Weetabix|
|Best for Sugar Content||Weetabix|
|Best for Protein Content||Oatibix|
|Best for Fat Content||Weetabix|
|Best for Fiber Content||Weetabix|
|Best for Sodium Content||Joint Winners|
|Best for Vitamins/Minerals||Weetabix (slightly better)|
|Best for Price||Oatibix (slightly better)|
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References Used for this Article
To ensure the nutritional information used in this article is accurate, I have used data from the manufacturer; the links below contain the source information:
Weetabix Manufacturer Nutritional Information