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Monday, February 11, 2013

Quaker Real Medley Oatmeal

As the week closes, I will be wrapping up the rest of my Influenster Holiday VoxBox '12.

In my box, I received one of four new flavors of Quaker Real Medley Oatmeal.  Think of the Real Medleys as a fancy upgraded premium oatmeal.  My flavor was Apple Walnut Oatmeal +.  I LOVE Quaker's Apples and Cinnamon oatmeal, and it reminded me of that, plus real sweet apples, tart cranberries, chopped walnuts, and multigrains.  I grew up on Quaker Oatmeal, and it's a very familiar product to me.

The other 3 Real Medley flavors available are: Peach Almond, Cherry Pistachio, and Summer Berry, and I think all 3 sound delicious, like the one I was able to try.

Apple Walnut + comes in a single serve sealed container with a lid, and it's very easy to make.  My contained weighed 2.64 OZ (75 g).  Apple Walnut has only 290 calories and 8 fat grams, which I think is reasonable because this will fill you up as a meal, and it contained nuts in almost every bite.  When you remove the lid and seal, it smelled really good and fresh, and there was lots of cranberries, nuts, and some actual sliced apples mixed in with the oatmeal in the container.  Not the "fake" dried up apples you get in the regular oatmeal packets.

 I microwaved my container (see cooking directions below).There is a visible line in the container, and that is where you add water until it reaches that line.   I removed and stirred as directed.  It smelled SO good at this point.  I thought my sample was super delicious.  There were nuts in almost every bite, so if you don't like nuts, this might not be for you.  There were a decent amount of cranberries also, they actually tasted like real cranberries.  I didn't add any milk or sugar to my oatmeal like I usually do, so I could test the product as directed.  I was extremely pleased with my flavor of Real Medley and I can't wait to try the other flavors and buy more.  I have seen these at Walmart for about $1.40.  I think it's worth the price.  These are very different from the regular packets that you are used to.  This product was filling and contained real fruit and nuts.  The fruit and nuts tasted very fresh, not chewy or stale like you get in some products.

The best thing I liked about this product was it's taste, fresh ingredients, and that you can bring it anywhere that has a microwave.  There wasn't anything that I didn't like about this product.  You can read my review here, on Influenster.  See the super easy directions below, then go get yourself some!!!

Recommended Directions
1. Remove the lid and seal
2. Add boiling water to dark line inside cup, stir
3. Replace lid and let stand for 3 minutes, stir

Microwave Directions *is what I did
1. Remove both lid and seal
2. Add water to dark line inside cup, stir
3. DO NOT COVER. Microwave on high for 45 seconds (for microwaves under 900 watts, add 10-20 seconds if needed).
4. Stir. Let stand for 1 minute.

*Adjust water for desired thickness.
Important Note: I disclose I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster in return for  my honest opinion.