Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal

Cereal is one of Elli's favorite meals. I know most people would probably say cereal for breakfast is a favorite. But for Elli eating cereal anytime is a good thing.

So when The Clever Girls asked all of us CG's if we'd like to try a sample of a new cereal I said yes before I even read what kind of cereal it was. I'm always buying cereal so a few free boxes sounded good to me. Even if they're only sample sizes.

We wouldn't receive compensation for a review. But we would get the cereal shipped to us.

A few weeks went by and I got a box in the mail. Don thought I ordered something and looked at me with a little bit of curiosity on his face - which I find hilarious. The man is addicted to buying things online - so why would he care if I ordered something too? Sheesh.

Anyway, we opened the box to find two neatly packaged boxes of cereal on top of red shredded paper. A tag was glued to the lid with the promo info. The presentation was very professional. I set the box in the kitchen so I could take a picture. And then I kind of forgot about it.

The next night Elli came running upstairs "Mom, dad's eating the cereal!!!  He's on the second box." she said.

EEEEKS! What? Crap. I haven't tried it. How will I write about it?

I raced downstairs and ate ONE square. I would have to treat this like I'm tasting wine. Sniff, taste and review.

Aroma: scents of oatmeal cookie and brown sugar
Taste: Crunchy oatmeal goodness like an oatmeal cookie. But not too sweet.
Verdict: Excellent. If this were a wine I would give it 90pts. 

It was pretty tasty. Don and Elli liked it too. And the best part? It's only 7g of sugar, so now we have a new cereal to add to our under 10g of sugar list. It also has 1g of fiber per serving and is only 160 calories (without milk.) Yay.

There is a $1.00 coupon on the back of the box which nicely displays the other flavors: Cinnamon and Golden Maple. I may buy two boxes and mix brown sugar and cinnamon. The perfect oatmeal cookie. Sounds good, huh?

Thanks, Quaker! And let me know if you have any other new cereal under 10g of sugar. You have my address.

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