Keep an eye out in the cereal aisle for the new Quaker Real Medleys™ oatmeal cups (so new they are not on their website yet). The cups seem to be Quakers answer to Starbucks and other companies fancy cups of instant oatmeal that sell at a premium price. The cups are instant oats fancied up with the addition of premium nuts, fruits, berries and flavorings. Is it worth it? Maybe. If you are in a rush to plan a trip you can pick up a convenient breakfast and not even have to worry about packing a bowl. You could of course make a similar breakfast cheaper at home in bulk, but that would mean you have to have a well stocked pantry. Something to consider.
There are 4 flavors: Cherry Pistachio Jubilee, Summer Berry Blend, Country Apple Walnut and Peach Almond Grove.
They stand out from instant oats by the addition of barley and rye, giving the oatmeal a nice chewy texture.
The oats are full size, not finely ground:
Add boiling water, stir and let sit for 3 minutes (it takes about 1/3 cup but for thinner go to 1/2 cup, it thickens up quite a bit when cooling):
The taste tester:
The 2 year old (Walker) really enjoyed it:
Amazon has all the varieties listed (Quaker Real Medleys) but they are not selling yet.