I have quaker products coming out of my ears from the chicago trip. Before I left they were nice enough to send a box of products for us to try. A few of the things I liked, a few I didn’t and some I haven’t even gotten a chance to eat yet!
This morning the toddler and I finally broke into a box of Quaker Oatmeal Squares. They sent two flavors, cinnamon (YAY!) and maple (Boo!). Can you tell I don’t like maple favored stuff? ;~) So we broke into the cinnamon.
Immediately the toddler and I liked it dry. Great crunch! Not too sweet with just a touch of cinnamon flavor. We poured a bowl and went to town. I really liked them. They are hearty and a serving is a full cup, something you don’t see too often in breakfast cereals, at least I don’t. In each cup there are 230 calories, 2.5g of fat, 5g of fiber and 6g of protien. For my Weight Watcher friends, the WWP are a bit on the higher end at 4 per cup, but it was quite a filling serving.
The ingredient list looks OK. Whole oat flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, sugar and maltodextrin are the first 5 ingredients. I’m surprised to see sugar and sweeteners up there as the cereal isn’t "hit you over the head" sweet.
As I said, the toddler was a fan. However, after the cereal was in the milk for more then 5 minutes the inevitable softening happened. And let me tell you the toddler "DOES NOT LIKE MUSHY CEREAL!" His words, not mine. The funny thing is I loved them as they got a little softer. The inside held up and I like the combination of textures that happened. So I ended up finishing his as well. :~)
For me this is a nice alternative to the Frosted Mini-Wheats that have become tradition for us in the morning. I welcomed the change and the two cereals have similar nutrition make-ups. I love getting some whole grains in us before we start the day.
So who wants my maple box? I’ll ship it to the first person who claims it in the comments!
Oh! and if you interested Quaker just shot me this link for coupons!