The Cereal Report: Quaker Oats Real Medleys
The Cereal Report is a column in which PCFG conducts various cereal reviews, of new or limited products, as well as providing brief backgrounds on the cereal. Cereal is delicious and fairly cheap as far as meals go. Everyone should eat cereal!
I started eating Quaker’s Real Medleys oatmeal not too long after it first came out, and I enjoy it. Well, not all the flavors, but most of them. They’re my go-to instant oatmeal during oatmeal season. They have more stuff in them (like dried fruit and nuts) than the regular packets of oatmeal, and I find them to be more filling. However, this snack report is not about oatmeal. It is in fact about the new cold cereal version of Real Medleys that Quaker has released. Considering how much I enjoy the oatmeal, when I saw the new cereal I knew I wanted to try it out. I got the cherry almond pecan flavor, but it also comes in peach apple walnut.
Much like the flavor suggests, this cereal combines cherries, almonds and pecans. There’s also granola clusters and multigrain flakes. One of the things I like best is that the flakes don’t get soggy too fast. I cannot abide soggy cereal. I enjoy breakfasts that include nuts because they’re yummy, and also a nice dose of protein to help get and keep you going in the morning. My one piece of advice would be to try and let the cherries rehydrate in the milk a bit before eating, because they can be a bit on the chewy side otherwise. But I like the tartness they add to the cereal. Unfortunately I can’t give an evaluation on the cereal milk this cereal leaves like Erik does, because I don’t drink my cereal milk (I know, shame on me).
To be honest, I think I like the cold cereal version better than the oatmeal one! The only real problem with the cereal is that it is kind of on the expensive side. But if you can find it on sale and/or have a coupon, I definitely recommend it.
Should you eat Quaker Oats Real Medleys? Yes! (if you can get it on sale)
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