When it comes to biscuits and sweet things, I am a teeny tiny bit addicted. I am that person who doesn’t stop at just one biscuit, if I have opened a packet in the morning there is a very good chance I will have scoffed every last one of them by the time bed time comes. Pregnancy has not suppressed this love of biscuits, I would say being pregnant has actually exacerbated my sweet tooth. Instead of craving weird things like lumps of coal or whatever, my dominant pregnancy craving has simply been all the sweet things.
I try not to act on these cravings all the time as I want to make sure baby boy is getting the best possible food and I am not turning him into a baby made of cookies and chocolate. When I stumbled across Boobbix on Instagram and they offered to send me some of their Bumpbix cookies, specifically made for pregnant ladies, I could not have been happier. I can eat biscuits and they are actually doing my growing bump some good? It was like a dream come true for my inner biscuit junkie.
A bit about Boobbix
Boobbix lactation cookies were created by mum Katie who wanted to find ways to boost and maintain her milk supply while breastfeeding her baby daughter. After finding it difficult and expensive to buy lactation cookies from the US, Katie decided with the help of her chef brother to create her own UK brand of cookies. The biscuits are made from mostly organic and free range ingredients and there are no added preservatives, making them a healthy snack option as well as being good for your milk supply.
As well as their lactation cookies, Boobbix have also created Bumpbix cookies especially for pregnant women. These cookies are full of vitamins and minerals to support a healthy pregnancy and with ingredients full of fibre, folate, iron, calcium and omega 3, they really are a healthy alternative to your regular biscuits.
So what do they taste like you ask?
They are AMAZING! I was a bit worried that as they are made of things such as chia seeds and sunflower seeds that they may not taste that great but I couldn’t have been more wrong. As soon as I unwrapped my first biscuit I knew it was going to taste good, I good see that it was packed full of dark chocolate chips and it looked a bit like a round energy bar. The second I sank my teeth into the soft chocolately chewy goodness, I was sold. The Bumpbix cookies may be a healthier option but they taste just as good, if not better, as the sweet snacks full of junk that I normally eat.
They not only taste great but they are so filling and do a great job at satisfying my sweet cravings. With Bumpbix, I no longer turn into a crazed sugar fiend when eating biscuits, I am happy after eating just one! If I get hungry before lunch or around mid afternoon, I have been eating one of my bump friendly cookies and have been able to keep my hunger at bay until meal times. The fact that these biscuits are so filling is a great bonus for me as there have been lots of days since becoming pregnant where I have planted myself in the kitchen and just grazed like a greedy sheep all day long.
Well, Bumpbix cookies are seriously tasty, filling, satisfying and they are jam packed full of healthy ingredients, vitamins and minerals. I would say they are the perfect snack to enjoy during pregnancy, I am already planning on buying myself another box as I don’t know how I will cope when this lot run out.
If you love the sound of the Bumpbix cookies or are breastfeeding and want to try out the Boobbix lactation cookies, they can all be purchased from the Boobbix website.
Have you tried the Bumpix or Boobbix cookies? What did you think? Mums, what was the weirdest thing you wanted to eat when you were pregnant? Or does anyone just want to shovel chocolate, cake and biscuits into their face like me? I would love to know 🙂
Disclaimer: I was sent a box of Bumpbix cookies from Boobbix for the purpose of this honest review. All words and opinions are my own.
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They sound fab and uber healthy – not just for pregnancy and feeding! Great review! #PickNMix
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These are a great idea! They look delicious too x #picknmix
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Those cookies look amazing! I have such a sweet tooth and it was way worse when I was pregnant – I wish these had been around a few years ago. Love that they’re made with such healthy ingredients. #KCACOLS
What a great idea! How clever. The look delish too #fortheloveofBlog
Yum, reading this at 1am while breastfeeding it’s made me hungry! While I was pregnant I was obsessed with banana and chocolate chip bread, muffins, pancakes….anything with banana and choc chip! #KCACOLS
I’m not pregnant nor likely to be in the future ha but I love the sound of these myself 😉 Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix
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I have been sent some to trial! They look yummy and full of good stuff 🙂 xx #fartglitter
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haha absolultey love the name – boobbix -hehe 🙂 I love chia and sunflower seeds so there’s a good start. they look yummy! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday 🙂
So I just got back from the gym…and I’m starving. Now I want these…I’m not even pregnant. #tried and tested
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My sweet tooth was out of control when I was pregnant. I was managing to justify desert after three meals a day at one point. These sound like a way to get a few healthy bits in too though.
Ooh these look good, the breast feeding ones sound good too. Anything to help. Wish I had seen them when I was pregnant. Thanks for linking to #picknmix
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These sound delish! I am glad you liked them. Too me a minute to understand that they were cookies 🙂 lol #KCACOLS
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They sounds really tasty and we’ll worth trying out. Xx #KCACOLS
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I actually hunted down a box the other day for a pregnant friend. I had to try one, they’re pretty delish!#KCACOLS
They look really yummy! I couldn’t bed being hungry when preg or BF so these look like the perfect snack for on the go! Great post! #KCACOLS
I’ve never heard of these before. I wish I had known about them when I was pregnant – I do love a biscuit! #KCACOLS
They sound lovely and bonus that they’re good for you. I love hearing stories behind products too! #KCACOLS
These sound pretty awesome – maybe I’ll get my wife some as a treat. #kcacols
Sounds lush! Made me quite hungry reading that! Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG x
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Ooh never heard of these! They sound lovely & a really good idea. #KCACOLS
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That looks delish!#KCACOLS
We got sent some of these as well and they are super yummy. Would recommend to all preggy ladies 🙂 x #triedtested