Quaker Real Medleys Peach Almond Oatmeal+

11:00:00 AM mandy 11 Comments

Most of the people I know hate to eat oatmeal. I, for one, grew up eating it and still enjoy it. However, the oatmeal I grew up eating was made with a bit of milk (instead of water), sugar, and egg. Perhaps that's why I had a pleasant oatmeal experience? Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal is different from the oatmeal I know but that doesn't mean it was bad.
The calories in this cup of oatmeal is relatively low, that is I am assuming this would be the only thing you are consuming for breakfast.  I should point out that the sugar content does seem high though. I never usually look at the sugar amount in foods, but after hearing from the besties that 20g+ is considered high...those who are sugar cautious should take note because this cup contains 19g of sugar.
Thumbs up to Quaker for keeping the ingredients list to a minimum!

The directions are very easy.  I do like how it is already portioned and in a cup. It is a great on the go breakfast item. You just need to add water and wait 3 minutes for the dried oats and fruit to absorb the water.
It is embarrassing to tell everyone this but I was actually afraid of trying this particular product. I didn't grow up eating fruits because I'm allergic to most fruits. So now I'm not the biggest fan of trying things with fruits in it. Maybe because of this reason I didn't like the bits of peach in there very much. Reconstituted dried peaches gave the oatmeal sweetness. When I bit into it the peaches were soft and chewy, something that I didn't really care for. But the part I really enjoyed though was definitely the crunchiness the almonds pieces gave the oatmeal. I think that was a very nice addition.

I think the drawback to these cups of oatmeal are that they're kind of pricey. According to Influenster, it costs $1.79 per cup. Surprisingly there was more than enough oatmeal to make me feel full after eating it. I think this is probably because of the added almonds and peach bits. It makes the oatmeal a lot heartier, especially when compared to plain o' regular oatmeal. It'd be great for those who are in a hurry. Pour some hot water in, put the lid back on, grab a spoon and head out the door with your breakfast. But for me, I think I will continue to buy the big jar of the company's Quick Oats. It seems a lot better for my wallet in the long run, but of course it's definitely more time consuming to make. Whatever is best for your particular lifestyle!

Disclaimer: I received this product through the Influenster VoxBox program to try. I do not receive any extra compensation for posting about this product (other than getting to keep the product). I am not obligated at all to write positive reviews either. Any links provided do not give me any compensation.

11 comments:

  1. Ooh! I remember my mom making that kind of oatmeal a lot when I was younger (milk, sugar/honey, eggs). Yum. ^_^

    I do like oatmeal of any kind though. Are there any fruits you are not allergic to?

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    1. I only know for sure that I'm not allergic to citrus fruits and watermelon. Other fruits I've tried either make me itch or my lip swells...or I just was too afraid to try at all. I'm surprised someone else makes oatmeal that way!

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  2. interesting. ive eaten oatmeal for the past month or two and then now im bored of it lol. i add dried cranberries to mine. the cup you have does look yummy though, but the soft and chewy peaches bit doesn't sound too appealing. and thats expensive for a bowl of oatmeal. i agree with you; id rather buy the quick oats since its cheaper

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    1. oh, and ive never tried it with eggs before. do you just dump the egg into it or scramble it first? im confused xD

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    2. I scramble the egg and pour it into the oatmeal. Then give the oatmeal a stir so there are bits of eggs throughout.

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  3. Looks delicious! I saw these at Target at a while and thought it was a little expensive for a small bowl of oatmeal, but they also seemed convenient for the people on the go! I went for a box that come with a pack of 12 instead.

    And that really sucks to hear that you were allergic to most fruits when you were younger. I'm so sorry to hear that!

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  4. My mom makes oatmeal every morning with milk only. I never tried it but this kind sounds interesting! I love peaches and the fact that its soft & chewy makes it more appealing to me ^_^

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  5. i love these but i agree they are quite pricey.. i only really eat these when i'm on the run just like you said! :) they do help keep me full though hehe.. although oatmeal in general does that haha :p

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  6. it looks delicious XD I love apple cinnamon oatmeal =P (and I usually hate cinnamon lol). you grew up eating oatmeal with eggs?! how's that prepared??? do you make eggs on the side or just mix it in?? I'm intrigued XD

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  7. i remember trying the peach flavor packets of these. it was a bit odd hahah smushy peach bits! i think if in a diff flavor it'd be nice and convenient. esp for me since so lazy wont even wanna get a bowl wahahaha

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