A pattern seems to be emerging here at Shutters and Honey!
WE LOVE BREAKFAST.
With being active, breakfast is SUPER important! We make a conscious effort to always eat a solid breakfast before we start our day. The oatmeal cups we’re reviewing today are PERFECT for the mornings you don’t want to put a whole lot of effort into the day’s beginning.
We found these little gems at Costco and they came in two varieties. The Ancient variety was the first one that we grabbed out of the variety pack and it is loaded with good things! It states plainly on the container that it contains flax meal, hemp, chia, AND brown sugar. That’s quite a great selection of healthy qualities!! Not to mention it is clearly labeled as gluten free right in plain view!
When we peeled back the seal, we were greeted with your typical oatmeal cup. The instructions on the side of the cup were very simple and precise. Children would be more than capable of following the instructions and making their own breakfast! Fantastic news, right Mommies?!
The instructions also give the option of microwave or just adding hot water to the cup. Either option is relatively simple and quick in results.
When you add the water to the oatmeal, it will definitely look like you added too much! When we made the oatmeal the first time, we did not cover the top of the container. This resulted in a watery mess! We recommend that you cover the container for a few minutes in order for the oatmeal to soak up the heat and moisture better. This will result in the oatmeal being less watery and more on the gooey side that oatmeal should be!
Overall, the oatmeal is fantastic! It solidifies well, it tastes great, and there’s plenty of room to fill the cup with more goodies! The oats aren’t crunchy in the slightest and the texture of the oatmeal is classic. I definitely would recommend this product to my allergen families due to the reasonable price point, the amount that you receive, and the ease of preparation.
Oh! And one last recommendation! Add a little cinnamon and vanilla for a small boost!