I love oatmeal. Breakfast in the morning is the key to a strong, smart day. A hot breakfast is a treat. Granted, you’ve got to get up a little early, but it’s so worth it.
My son and I have always enjoyed plain instant Quaker oatmeal; we doctor it up with a healthy sprinkling of ground cinnamon and a squeeze of honey for him, a dollop of maple syrup for me. My husband has always preferred the pre-packaged flavored Quaker oats. He likes to get the 50-pack box from BJs because it has Cinnamon & Spice … but over the holidays, he was down to his last Cinnamon & Spice packet, and we went in search of just that flavor at our local grocery stores. Did you know Quaker doesn’t sell just a box of Cinnamon & Spice? It’s only found in the variety packets. We even hit the Kroger on the other side of town, the red-headed stepchild of grocery stores. They also only had the variety pack. Defeated, he picked up the variety pack … but for whatever reason after years of ingesting, he decided to look on the package.
Oh, to his horror it’s filled with “stuff.” The Quaker ingredients read: whole grain rolled oats, sugar, natural flavor, salt, calcium carbonate, guar gum, oat flour, caramel color, reduced iron, vitamin A palmitate.
But we have seen the light, and have all switched over to Oat Revolution! On the next row down, we saw it: a new oatmeal to try. The packaging was old school and simple, and screamed of low-budget production. A five-pack was only $1.25 … so we figured what the hell. And bought a box.
IT’S THE BEST OATMEAL I’VE EVER HAD!
Did you get that? It’s the best oatmeal I’ve ever had. The ingredients sing to my all-natural soul: whole grain rolled oats, sugar, flaxseed, salt, natural flavor.
Resigned, we figured we’d have to haul it over to the Kroger once a week, because all three of us battle over the packets. But my mom showed up one day with an embarrassingly huge haul of oatmeal boxes … 10, in fact. Seems the Lowe’s Foods (our regular joint) now carries them: 5 boxes for $5. I can hear the angels singing. And, not to be outdone, so does the Harris Teeter (our other regular joint) … though they only have 4 boxes for $5.
We appreciate the reduced packaging, the fact that it’s low-profile and fits in our pantry on the door shelf, and is smartly priced. Mmm mm.
Viva la Oatmeal Revolución!