Good Morning everyone out there in the interwebs! I will be you commercial host! lol Okay no, but what I will be doing is reviewing this mornings breakfast of  Quaker Real Medleys: Apple Walnut Oatmeal +
No that + is not a mistake… The + is Sweet apples, tart cranberries, chopped walnuts and multigrains.

Oatmeal

Ease of Preparation

This is one of those product that a teenager could easily prepare for them selves. I personally would not let a child make it as the two way to make it involve either using a stove and dealing with boiling water, or microwave and dealing with hot packaging. Easy enough for a teen or adult, but hazardous for a child.

If you boil water, it sits for 3 minutes. Microwave – 45 seconds to 65 second with a minute to sit.
Very easy to prepare.

Thoughts on Taste

I have had this before. In my unboxing video that you can see

I mention that I didn’t think I cared for it… I was wrong. It’s okay. I’m not a big oatmeal person to begin with, I’m more of a coco wheats girl. On the packaging it mentions apples, tart cranberries, chopped walnuts and multigrains. Ooh and I must say that I added a couple tablespoons of milk at the end just to cool it and to make it creamy.

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                                                              Sweet Apples

Anywho, the apples were really good! They were not those tiny apples, there was small slices so you knew you were eating apple.

Cranberries

Tart Cranberries

Hmmm how do I put this nicely? They might as well have not been there. I could not taste them, and I’m not even stuffed up. No head cold here. I honestly could not taste them.  I wish they included a sachet of craisins. That would have been nice.

Walnuts

                                                               Chopped Walnuts

Walnuts, walnuts and more walnuts. I am not a walnut fan, and I don’t know if it was because I don’t care for them, but there were a lot of walnuts. I still ate them but I would like this with fewer if the walnuts must be there… This is turning out to be a really negative post! lol

What is not mentioned on the front of the package is Cinnamon. I don’t mind cinnamon, but I don’t like a lot either. The cinnamon was not hanging out in the background it was quite prominent. It would have been listed as SWEET CINNAMON APPLES, not SWEET APPLES.

  Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Fast to prepare
  • Flavorful
  • Hearty

Cons

  • Pricey… at $1.79 a pop, I can just buy a box of instant oatmeal and a bag of crasins for about $3.00 total. I won’t have to deal with the walnuts and I can control the amount of cinnamon :0)
  • Too many walnuts
  • Too much cinnamon

 Overall Thoughts

It’s okay. It’s not the worst, it’s palatable, it’s just not my thing. Would I buy it again? Probably not (sorry Quaker). Would I consume it again? Maybe, if I was at someone’s home and they offered it to me.

For more honest reviews, check out Quaker Real Medleys+ Oatmeal on Influenster

Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal + can be purchased for $1.79 per individual cup

I received this product complimentary from Influenster’s VoxBox program.

 

 

Coming soon “Eboost Debacle”!

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