Quaker Oatmeal Squares
I love cereal. When it comes to breakfast, I live by either cereal or oatmeal. So when a mini-sized box of cereal procured out of thin air this morning, I was pleasantly stunned. Actually, the Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal came with my weekend issue of the Washington Post. I guess Quaker was holding a promotion for a new kind of cereal because the box was also a coupon — cut out the back of the cardboard box and save a dollar on your next purchase of Quaker Oatmeal Squares! What a deal.
I must also note that when I receive this sample product, I pretended that I was a prestigious food blogger — because everyone knows that food bloggers get special treatment in restaurants and free food-related products. See proof here. And here.
Anyway, the buildup to eating this cereal was quite dramatic and a great way to start a Sunday morning. I brought my handy point-and-shoot out, with tripod, and cleaned the table for shooting. I brought out a clear bowl with flowery décor and filled the bowl with fat free milk and two ice cubes. I like to put ice cubes in my cereal because the ice-cold milk is significantly more refreshing than cold milk that warms up quicker than a frying pan — that’s a lie, but you get the point.
The oatmeal squares claim to have a “one of a kind crunch.” So I immediately tried one dry. The cereal was fairly crunchy, but it was more on the soft side of crunchy. It did not compare in crunchiness to cereal such as Kashi’s GoLean Crunch (which is my go-to cereal) or Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats. However, the oatmeal squares were more substantial and dense than the aforementioned two.
When the oatmeal squares were shocked with milk however, their outer layer quickly absorbed the milk and lost its crunch. Still, the inside was dense, but the oatmeal squares looked sad in milk.
The flavor of the oatmeal crunch is not too sweet. It has a hint of sugar — 8g per 42g serving, putting it among the likes of Kashi’s GoLean.
I would definitely buy a full-sized box of this cereal because I am the type of person who loves to try a variety a foods; however, Kashi GoLean is still my go-to cereal.