Product Type: Quaker Breakfast
Newest Review: ... it seems a bit pointless to buy a tin of syrup just for that. Therefore this flavour is really handy as it has the porridge and syrup flavo... more
Great hot breakfast
Quaker Oatso Simple Golden Syrup
Member Name: helenc72
Quaker Oatso Simple Golden Syrup
Advantages: So quick and easy to make, substantial and filling, hot breakfast that gives energy, tasty
Disadvantages: If you put in as much milk as they say then it will be watery
I never used to be a breakfast eater but over the last year or so I have been won round to the opinion that it is the most important meal of the day and I love to vary what I eat for breakfast and buy different cereals. Now that the weather is getting colder and winter is approaching I'm glad to have some hot food for breakfast but whatever I have has to be quite quick as I don't really feel like messing around for ages doing proper cooking in the mornings.
Oat So Simple from Quaker Oats is something that I have bought quite a few times but as I am currently eating the golden syrup variety I thought I would review it. This flavour appealed to me because whenever I make porridge out of plain porridge oats I like to drizzle a bit of golden syrup on, but since I don't really use golden syrup for anything else unless I am baking (which is not too often) it seems a bit pointless to buy a tin of syrup just for that. Therefore this flavour is really handy as it has the porridge and syrup flavour in one. I thought it might taste too synthetic and even sweeter than real syrup, but actually it tastes quite genuine and is pretty much the same as real porridge with a bit of syrup stirred into it.
The Oat So Simple is really easy to make so I think the name is justified! They come in individual sachets so you can just grab one and tip it into a bowl without trying to work out how much you need. As oats look like a different quantity dry compared to when they are heated with milk, I do think it's an advantage to have these simple servings as it is too easy to make a ridiculous amount if you just pour out some oats! The sachet also has a line marked on it to show how much milk you should add. This is a great idea as vague instructions like 200 ml (or whatever) can lead to having to root around for a measuring jug or trying to do it by eye which for me is usually wildly inaccurate! The sachet is strong enough to hold the milk, and it doesn't become soggy and disintegrate, which I thought it might as it is just a paper sachet. It seems to be lined with something resistant to liquid. The only complaint I have with this sachet measuring system is that they tell you to put too much milk in. I find that if I put milk up to the line, the porridge comes out so watery and thin! Maybe this is just personal preference but I can hardly believe it is supposed to be so watery. Through trial and error I have found the amount of milk that works well for me (about 4/5 of the sachet roughly) and this creates a lovely porridge which is a bit thicker. The quantity is okay but if I am feeling really hungry I have even been known to put 2 sachets in a big bowl and then just double the amount of milk. The number of sachets seems to vary as you can get big or small packs. My current pack has 9 in it.
You simply microwave it for 2 minutes and stir, and it comes out perfect and ready to eat. Obviously you might need to leave it to cool for a bit but I haven't burnt my tongue on it or anything.
You can stir anything else you want into the porridge such as raisins, fruit, jam, honey, more syrup, nuts or whatever. I am eating some now as I write this and I have put extra honey in which is a bit of sweet overload but tastes nice still and gives a great energy boost as I got up really early this morning and was standing in the cold at Westfield waiting for a wristband to see Taylor Swift turn on the Christmas lights tonight so I need to refuel with energy and heat before college now!
This breakfast really keeps me full and I find it more substantial than a cold cereal.
I recommend it! If you think the syrup one sounds too sweet then just get the plain one, but I do like the syrup.
Summary: A great breakfast
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