Weetabix or Oatibix (Which One is Better?)

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.

Ingredients Comparision

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 IngredientsOatibix Ingredients
Wholegrain Wheat (95%), Malted Barley Extract, Sugar, Salt, Niacin, Iron, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic AcidWholegrain 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 TypeCalories Per 100gCalories Per Serving
Weetabix Biscuits362kcal136kcal (per 2 biscuits / 37.5g)
Oatibix Biscuits395kcal190kcal (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 TypeCarbohydrates Per 100gCarbohydrates Per Serving
Weetabix Biscuits69g26g (per 2 biscuits / 37.5g)
Oatibix Biscuits64g31g (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 TypeSugars Per 100gSugars Per Serving
Weetabix Biscuits4.2g1.6g (per 2 biscuits / 37.5g)
Oatibix Biscuits3.2g1.5g (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 TypeProtein Per 100gProtein Per Serving
Weetabix Biscuits12g4.5g (per 2 biscuits / 37.5g)
Oatibix Biscuits13g6.2g (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 TypeFat Per 100gFat per Serving
Weetabix Biscuits2g0.8g (per 2 biscuits / 37.5g)
Oatibix Biscuits8g3.8g (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 TypeDietary Fibre Per 100gDietary Fibre per Serving
Weetabix Biscuits10g3.8g (per 2 biscuits / 37.5g)
Oatibix Biscuits7.3g3.5g (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 TypeSodium/Salt Per 100gSodium/Salt per Serving
Weetabix Biscuits0.28g0.1g (per 2 biscuits / 37.5g)
Oatibix Biscuits0.28g0.13g (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 TypeWeetabix Reference Intake % (per 100g)Oatibix Reference Intake % (per 100g)
Iron86%
Thiamin85%86%
Riboflavin86%86%
Niacin88%88%
Folic Acid85%85%

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).

Which do you prefer?

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.

Overall Winner

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 CategoryWinner (Weetabix or Oatibix)
Best for Calorie ContentWeetabix
Best for Carbohydrate ContentWeetabix
Best for Sugar ContentWeetabix
Best for Protein ContentOatibix
Best for Fat ContentWeetabix
Best for Fiber ContentWeetabix
Best for Sodium ContentJoint Winners
Best for Vitamins/MineralsWeetabix (slightly better)
Best for PriceOatibix (slightly better)
Overall WinnerWeetabix

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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

Oatibix Manufacturer Nutritional Information