Nature’s Path Hot Oatmeal and Whole O’s Cereal Review
Posted Aug 14 2010 12:00am
As many of you who have been reading my blog for a while know, I love Nature’s Path products. And while I have bought many products with my own cash, like this cranberry ginger Optimum cereal…
…the following items were sent to me for review.
We’ll do the hot oatmeal first. I received their variety pack;
I couldn’t decide which flavour would go first so I opted to do least favourite to favourite because I believe in saving the best for last! :) That being said, I want you to know right off the bat that I enjoyed all 4 flavours, some just more than others. APPLE CINNAMON
The dried apples hydrated nicely and were soft and easy to chew. You know how sometimes rehydrated stuff can be tough and chewy? Not the case here.
The apple flavour was nice and strong, but I found it to be a bit too sweet by the last few bites.
Any kind of nut would make a great addition to this flavour to bulk it up a bit.
The scent of maple syrup wafted lusciously from this bowl! And the flavour didn’t disappoint, either.
I personally didn’t see any nuts in the pouch that I used. I still have one left so we’ll have to see if there are any in there.
Because of the above, I added pecan pieces to my bowl. Again, any nut would be great here.
MULTIGRAIN RAISIN SPICE
This one took me back to eating porridge on cold winter mornings as a kid! The nostalgia was fun. LOL
There was just enough spice to be flavourful without overpowering the oats
Decent amount of raisins in my packet!
I added some cream and granola which took it to the next level!
Hands down my favourite of the 4. Here’s why;
The Flax Plus is not “flavoured”, a clean slate, per se, so you can customize it to your liking
It seemed to make a larger serving than the rest
For me, it was the most filling of the lot
I like to add coconut butter and carob chips for a great breakfast!
A few notes about the oats for you;
The suggested amount of liquid is 1/2-2/3 of a cup. I added a full cup (a cup and a quarter to the Flax Plus) because otherwise it was a bit too thick for my liking.
I preferred making this in the microwave to the kettle. The results were thicker and creamier.
Each pouch makes a generous sized serving. More so than “other” brands where I feel I need to make 2 packs.
It does cost a bit more than “other” brands, but I find the quality and the fact that the serving is larger more than worth an extra dollar or 2.
Quick, easy, satisfying breakfast OR snack!
This will be a product that appears in my grocery cart more often than not from now on
I was also sent a box of Whole O’s
I can’t seem to find my photo, but I did enjoy a bowl of these with USAB and blueberries. Let me tell you; if you like Cheerios, you will LOVE Whole O’s! They were light, airy, crisp and I could not tell that they were gluten free. The kids have been enjoying them, too. DD likes hers with sliced banana and DS ate them straight up out of a Ziploc bag for a snack at camp last week. Next week I’ll be buying a box to replenish the one I sent.
So tell me, did you find this review helpful? Have you tried any of these cereals? If so, which one(s) and what did you think??? Reader comments help make a great review, too so come on out of the woods and let us know!!
Bye for now!!