I am not a fan of hot cereals but my husband is. In particular, he loves oatmeal and his favorite flavor of all time comes from Quaker. It is called Peaches & Cream.
Even I have to admit that this heart healthy cereal delivers in taste. It is creamy and delicious with just the right kick of scrumptious fruit flavor.
I also appreciate that it is made from whole grain oats. That means it is also a healthier choice for my entire family; including my growing grandchildren.
Let’s talk nutrition. One packet of Quaker Peaches & Cream Oatmeal equals a single serving. It represents 130 calories; only 20 of which are fat related.
There are only 2 grams of fat in this breakfast food. Of that, .5 gram comes from saturated fat; l5 grams come from polyunsaturated fat and .5 grams comes from monounsaturated fat. Quaker Peaches & Cream Oatmeal contains no trans fat.
On the negative side, this cereal has 27 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of sugar and 190 milligrams of sodium. That may, therefore, make it a slightly less healthy choice for those watching their carb, sugar or sodium intake.
On the positive side, Quaker Peaches & Cream Oatmeal provides 2 grams of dietary fiber; 1 gram of which is soluble fiber. It also provides 3 grams of protein and 100 milligrams of potassium.
In addition to the above, Quaker Peaches & Cream Oatmeal provides a source for many of the vitamins and minerals that humans need. These include 20% of the daily required amount of vitamin A, vitamin B6, folic acid, iron, niacin, riboflavin and thiamin, as well as 10% of the recommended amount of calcium and phosphorus and 6% of the needed magnesium.
Ingredients include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: corn syrup, flavored fruit pieces, oat flour, salt, soy bean oil and soy lecithin, sugar, whey and whole grain rolled oats, It also includes artificial color and flavor, maltodextrin, mono and diglycerides, pyridoxine hydrochloride and quar gum.
Quaker Peaches & Cream Oatmeal can be made with hot water or milk. To make in the microwave, simply pour the oatmeal packet into a bowl. Add in Â½ cup of the desired liquid, Microwave for approximately 2 minutes. Then stir and serve.
To fix on top of the stove, bring 1/3 cup of the desired liquid to a boil in a pan. Reduce the heat to simmer. Then add in the oatmeal packet and stir. Once the oatmeal thickens, it is ready to eat.
Why make oatmeal from scratch when Quaker already provides you with a quick, easy and delicious way to serve it in a matter of minutes? Here is my summary review:
Taste: 5 stars. Even I have to admit that this oatmeal is delicious. I’ll occasionally eat it myself, which isn’t bad for someone who hates hot cereal.
Freshness: 5 stars. Each serving of oatmeal is individually packaged in brown paper to maintain its freshness until you are ready to serve it. However, Quaker also provides a clearly marked “use by date” on each oatmeal box.
Variety: 5 stars. If you aren’t a peaches and cream fan, that’s okay. Quaker offers a wide variety of flavors. These include, but are not necessarily limited to the following Quaker Oatmeal options: Apples & Cinnamon; Bakery Favorites Variety; Cinnamon & Spice; Cinnamon Roll; Flavor Variety; Maple & Brown Sugar; Original; Raisin, Date & Walnut; Raisins and Spice and Strawberries & Cream.
Reputation: 5 stars. Quaker enjoys a solid reputation because they continue to produce a good product, are innovative and inventive and respond to the needs of their customers.
Nutrition: 5 stars. While oatmeal isn’t the perfect food, it is a good one to start the day off right.
Packaging: 5 stars. Quaker oatmeal varieties are boxed 10 packages to a carton. The packaging is attractive on the outside. The box it white with Quaker’s logo color of navy blue. The Quaker logo is prominently displayed along with a picture of the oatmeal. This product is easy to find on the store shelves.
Ease of storage: 5 stars. The box measures approximately 8″ in height by 4 Â¾” in width and 3″ in depth. It should fit inside most kitchen cabinets and pantries with ease. The inside oatmeal packets measure about 4 Â½” by 4″ by Â½”. They should fit well into a kitchen drawer, a canister, or anywhere else you care to keep it.
Availability: 5 stars. Quaker products are sold in most major grocery stores as well as in discount department stores that have a large grocery department. Some can even be found in large drugstores and small convenience stores.
Price: 5 stars. Quaker Oatmeal is not expensive. The price will vary depending upon where it is purchased but should retail between around $4.50 and $6.75 for a box of 10 packets.
Product purchase probability: 5 stars. This is my husband’s favorite oatmeal. I’ll always have some on hand for him as well as for my grandchildren who love it too.
Final rating: 5 stars. It is good. There isn’t much more to say.
5 stars – outstanding
4 stars – good
3 stars – average
2 stars – below average
1 star – poor