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Review: Quaker Oatmeal Squares

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Quaker Oatmeal Squares

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!




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Discussion

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    the ben show

    November 12, 2008

    I love me some Oatmeal Square cereal…. I think it’s great to put in a baggy in my purse and eat for a snack!

    Dawn

    November 12, 2008

    If anyone changes their mind, I’d love to try the maple cereal.

    V

    November 12, 2008

    I’d also love the maple—hope it’s not too late!

    Robin

    November 12, 2008

    This is a baggy snack for me! Love it! And both flavors are great!

    Madison

    November 12, 2008

    ah, always a little late ;P

    Check out Madisons last blog post..the last supper at mickey D’s

    Rachel

    November 12, 2008

    Thanks for the review! Oatmeal Squares are super yummy, in my opinion, and I rarely buy them because I can’t keep them from magically flying off the shelf, then into my hand, then into my mouth. Oh well. I don’t like maple flavored things too much, either. Maybe if I got that kind, the box’d stick around longer.

    Jennifer

    November 12, 2008

    Roni,
    I just found your web site and all I can say is “THANKYOU”! Your story/journey resembles so much of mine. You are an inspiration to me. I, like you just finished grad school and want to change the way I think about food and my body. I have gone through many up and downs with my weight and I want to change myself for the better so I don’t pass these behaviors on to my future children. I started a blog to track my orogress and hopefully inspire other women out there who struggle with the same battles I do. My journey is just beginning and I know it will be a success because I will never give up. :)
    Thankyou,
    Jennifer

    Amy

    November 12, 2008

    hey Roni~
    thanks for the review- I haven’t ever noticed this cereal when I grocery shop and it may be a nice cereal to try for something different. i have been struggling lately on the cereal front (getting bored with cheerios). i will definitely try the cinnamon!!

    ;)

    SMK

    November 12, 2008

    Thanks for the review Roni!

    For us WW folks, to lower the points value, the option to only eat 1/2 a cup is there but 4 points for an entire cup is not bad at all.

    Fitness Surfer

    November 12, 2008

    I’m actually a big fan of maple flavor, but I’m an even bigger fan of cinnamon flavor. I also love mini wheat and will definitely give it a try.

    Maltodextrin makes me a little nervous “Fiber Bulking“. Most companies add it not just as a sweetener, but to increase the fiber content on the Nutrition Facts label. Maltodextrin is an isolated soluble fiber, but is not viscous (will not lower cholesterol). Oatmeal is actually an isolated viscous fiber that will lower cholesterol. Just makes me wonder, why it’s really in there.

    I read some new research on “Fiber Bulking” recently, and it was a huge eye opener to how I actually get my fiber. I found a link online for the research.

    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0813/is_/ai_n27986960

    Runeatrepeat

    November 12, 2008

    I love the cinnamon, but I bet I would love the maple too! Thank goodness for a serving size that is 1 cup. Seriously, I never eat 3/4 a cup of anything!

    Check out Runeatrepeats last blog post..Run 11/12/2008

    christy

    November 12, 2008

    I think the only version of this I have had is in a blue box and it is brown sugar flavor?? I just know that I really like it as a snack but we don’t buy too much cereal. I try to eat smoothies or egg beater for breakfast these days. I never seem satisfied with just a cup of cereal.

    Laura Brandon

    November 12, 2008

    how can you not like maple?? i love maple! alas, i am too late.

    Charlie Hills

    November 12, 2008

    Hey! I just got done eating a bunch of oatmeal squares. They were really good: including the maple flavored ones!

    Oh wait. That was a box of Cheez-Its.

    Never mind.

    Check out Charlie Hillss last blog post..The Big Announcement

    MizFit

    November 12, 2008

    I love the maple and would say YOU CRAZY but there are myriad things I caint stand (hello butter pecan from a review Im doing friday…or pecan in general) so I wont throw stone here in my glass house.

    roni

    November 12, 2008

    OK OK I don’t like maple… SUE ME! LOL

    Amy

    November 12, 2008

    Ok- I went grocery shopping and got the cinnamon flavor squares 2 night. I tried them, and I totally agree that the high sugar grams seems weird when it really doesn’t taste all that sweet. It was definitely very filling, but not nearly as sweet as I expected. They were good overall- a nice every-now-and-then breakfast.
    ;)

    Mr. Meltdown

    November 13, 2008

    Hi Roni,
    Have you tried the weight control oatmeal yet? I know your going to hate this but the maple flavored one is my favorite! It only has 160 calories and on 27 from fat! Since I am eating about 2600 calories a day sometimes I might eat 2 packs and still stay in my range with plenty left for the day.

    Healthy Weight Loss Girl

    November 14, 2008

    Great Blog! Quaker Oatmeal Squares are delicious :)

    Tania

    November 19, 2008

    Looks like something new the toddler and I can try. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Conroy

    December 11, 2008

    Even as someone who never eats cereal, I love quaker oatmeal squares.
    Unfortunately, they’re pretty high in sodium, seemingly for no good reason

    I’ve been searching for something similar with lower sodium, but I haven’t had any luck so far. :(