I have never understood oatmeal nay-sayers who turn their nose up at a bowl of warm, chewy and hearty oats. From cinnamon raisin to maple spice, from rolled to steel cut, from flavor to texture, the world of oatmeal is limitless.
Our friends at Quaker Oatmeal believe so too. Quaker, the unofficial king of oatmeal, has just rolled out a delicious line of new and improved oatmeal varieties. They were also generous enough to allow DietsInReview.com to sample some of their new offerings.
This new line can now be found at grocery stores all over the country. Since they are all instant varieties, the new Quaker oatmeals make a super quick and healthy breakfast that takes mere minutes to prepare. Plus, there is a flavor for everyone – kids included! Be sure to read about the cool new “Mix- Up Creations.”
Here is a sneak peak at Quaker’s new oatmeals.
Quaker Instant Multigrain Hot Cereal, Hearty Medleys Fruits & Nuts
This delicious new instant multigrain hot cereal is designed for adults. It’s heartier in texture, thanks to its blend of four different heart-healthy whole grains – oats, wheat, barley and rye. The grains also provide fiber and the fruits and nuts bump up the nutrition and taste factor.
The new Quaker Hearty Medleys are available in two flavors: Apple Cranberry Almond and Banana Walnut. One packet contains 130 or 140 calories, are fortified with Vitamin A and iron and also offer minerals like calcium, phosphorous and magnesium.
New and Improved Quaker Instant Oatmeal
Quaker has improved three of its favorite instant oatmeal flavors, now made with larger oats for a heartier texture. Beginning with these three favorite flavors – Apples & Cinnamon, Maple & Brown Sugar and Cinnamon & Spice - Quaker has also lowered the sugar by 25 percent and has reformulated their recipe using all natural flavors. Each packet has 130 to 160 calories and are fortified with Vitamin A and iron and also offer minerals like calcium, phosphorous and magnesium.
Quaker Mix-Up Creations Instant Oatmeal
This new oatmeal is perfect for kids to who want to add their very own touch to breakfast by letting them mix together different flavors of oatmeal into unique combinations. It’s also perfect for the kid inside of you.
Here’s how the Mix-Up Creations work: Each box comes with three different flavors in ½ pouch servings. The five individual flavors are packaged in two variety packs: Blueberry Blast, Banana Slamma and Apple-tastic or Mapl-icious, Cinn-O-Man and Apple-tastic. You can really go a bit wacky at breakfast (or snack time) and pair together an Apple-tastic with a Blueberry Blast to create a fruity and filling meal or get both variety packs and concoct an endless array of flavorful oatmeals.
Two pouches of the Mix-Up Creations contain 160 calories as well as a healthy slug of Vitamin A, iron, B vitamins, calcium, phosphorous and magnesium, plus four grams of fiber.
Even if you prefer your breakfast cereal cold, test out one of these new Quaker oatmeal varieties. Trust us – on a cold morning, nothing is more comforting and delicious than a steaming bowl of oatmeal.
While Quaker provided Heather Ashare with sample product, this review is her own opinion and was not influenced or sponsored in any way.
October 29th, 2010