Through my almost one year of blogging I've received a couple product samples and done reviews.
I have never been more excited about any sample than this one. I literally stared out the window waiting for my Umpqua Oats samples.
They came in the mail on Saturday.
Mandy over at Umpqua Oats sent me:
Take A Hike - NW hazlenuts, pumpkin seeds, apricots
Monkey Bars - Chocolate, peanut butter, and coconut
Old School - Apples, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts and almonds
Mostly Sunny - Northwest dried fruit mixture
Kick Start - Nut and fruit medley with a cinnamon and carmely surprise
RU Nuts? - Walnuts, almonds, flax, and sunflower seeds
I was dying to try the Monkey Bars flavor.
When I opened the top I was pleasantly surprised it full of oatmeal. I think I was expecting just 1/2 a cup of oats and toppings for the amount of calories in it. Monkey Bars only has 250 calories! That's with chocolate and peanut butter chips.
What I love about these oats is how quick and easy they are. If you are on the go these are perfect! All you do is add 2/3c-3/4c hot water, put the lid back on, and steep. Seriously, it's that easy.
Plus the ingredient list is simple. Rolled oats, sea salt, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, seeds... Really everything you already put in your oatmeal at home. Just in one container!
It was delicious and filling! Plus the squirrel loved it! The squirrel eats oatmeal at least once a week and it is such a pain to fix it for her on the stove. She eats about a 1/4 cup of oats plus toppings (nut butter, brown sugar, fruit). I have been so tempted to just buy packets of instant oatmeal but either 1- can't find something nutritionally comparable or 2- find something as tasty. These oats have made my life so much easier. Sometimes it's the little things!
I was really excited to take them to Hatteras with us because I knew they would be easy.
So far we've tried Take a Hike, Mostly Sunny, and Monkey Bars. All have been fabulous!
My mom eats oatmeal every morning for breakfast so I passed the "Old School" flavor to her to sample. She LOVED it! The only thing she said about it was to make sure you stir it really well because your "toppings" will settle to the bottom while it steeps.
As soon as my samples run out I'll definitely be placing a bulk order! They also sell them locally so be sure to visit their website to see where you can find it!
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The internet is awful here so I probably won't be posting for awhile.
Bye from Cape Hatteras!