“ Brand: Mornflake / Type: Porridge „
I recently was involved in an accident where I sustained nerve damage to my neck, so every day tasks were made that bit more complicated by the fact that my right arm and leg were also affected. Therefore, I have been looking for things easy to prepare as I haven't a great deal of strength in my arms to cook properly.
Ironically, I had bought this a few months ago but it was in the back of my car and I had totally forgot about it until the day I was clearing out the car to go to the garage. I think I had bought it when I had plans to start eating healthier breakfasts, but considering it was lying in the car, then that idea hadn't lasted long.
The Mornflake company has been in existence in the South Cheshire countryside since 1675, but I must admit that until I bought this pot of oats, I hadn't heard of them, and was actually surprised that they were such a large company, with such a wide range of products.
To prepare these are easy, you just add 170ml of boiling water to the oats, stir until the consistency is slightly sticky, then pop the lid back on and leave for around one minute for the oats to thicken.
These oats are Lyle's Golden Syrup flavoured, and this does give them a sweet taste. Compared to some other branded porridge oats with golden syrup, I do find that these ones are nicer. There is less of a synthetic sweetness and I did find that the taste of these is very moreish. While some other brands of oats with golden syrup can be slightly hit and miss in that some spoonfuls don't really taste that sweet, each mouthful had a sweet syrupy taste to it.
I would definitely buy these again, as I really enjoyed the slightly sweet taste of these oats, and they were also really filling, as well as easy to prepare. You can also get these in sachets which include Gingerbread flavour, which I am very curious about. I can't remember exactly where I bought mine (I have Lidl in my head, though I might be wrong there!), oddly I can remember that it cost me 69p. These are available from Tesco and Waitrose, amongst others. You can also order the products online from http://www.mornflake.com/shop.aspx although the shipping costs are quite steep.
These pots are made with wholegrain oakflakes and as part of a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, oat beta-glucan has been shown to help lower blood cholesterol. One 62g serving of these oats provides 1.5g of beta-glucan, which is 50% of the suggested daily amount of 3g. These oats are also suitable for vegetarians. These do contain gluten, milk and oats (obviously) so best to avoid if you have any allergies to any of these ingredients.
Mornflake Wholegrain Oatflakes (62%), Dried Skimmed Milk, Sugar, Natural Flavouring.
Nutritional information (Per pack made up with 170ml of water)
Energy (kJ) 987kJ
Energy (kcal) 234kcal
(of which saturates 0.6g)
(of which sugars 18.8g)
Contains milk A speedy way to ensure a great start to your day! Just add boiling water Ready to eat in minutes Contains a handy spoon