I love oatmeal. Search for it on Daily Dose and you'll find post after post that declares it a breakfast bowl of gold. Well, unless it's "instant" oatmeal. I've always had a problem with the pre-packaged stuff. Particularly if it comes to me through a drive-thru window. Not so good. Not so good because the taste is usually off...not so good because the ingredients are usually unidentifiable. So when I found Umpqua Oats, I thought...well, wouldya look at that! Instant oats I actually want to eat! Why? They're "nutritious, delicious and fast." All things that mean a lot to me when it comes to breakfast. As much as I dislike the fact, it's true that I eat breakfast on the go a lot.
So when the kind people at Umpqua sent me the above to munch on, I munched away with gusto 'cuz the stuff is good. Really good, and I've honestly only eaten through four of the nine you see above. Raving reviews so early? Yeah, that's a good thing. (Remember, I'm a picky oatmeal-eater.) First up? Kick Start.
Nuts, fruit and a dash of brown sugar. I ate it on my way to work (I know, so bad) and it was so good. A little high on carbs (57 grams) and sugar (26 grams), but it IS meant to be a meal. And it DID carry me through to lunch. So did Lei'd Back and Not Guilty.
company story. Just two moms in search of a "healthy, quick and mobile breakfast for active people everywhere."
I know, right?
Use the Store Locator on their site to find this deliciousness in your area—or you can enter my contest. Yep, that's right. Two lucky Daily Dose readers will each win one sampler pack of Umpqua Oats. TWO of ya! To enter, visit the Umpqua Oats site and decide which flavor you'd most like to eat and tell me as much in a comment below. Please leave an email address in your comment in case you win. Do the following for extra entries:
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Best of luck! Contest ends next Thursday, October 6, 2011 at midnight EST. Two winners will be chosen and announced on Friday, October 6, 2011.