Since I do enjoy the pumpkin spice flavor (just not in August!), I decided to try a few of the pumpkin flavored foods gracing the store shelves this season. So, when I saw the Quaker Pumpkin Spice Instant Oatmeal, I decided to give it a try.
The Quaker Instant Oatmeal usually comes in variety packs but this one is all pumpkin spice. I do kind of wish they’d simply included it in a different variety pack but of course, that wouldn’t have been as much fun.
Eight packages are going to be a whole lot of pumpkin spice oatmeal. November and December may see some mornings of this oatmeal flavor as I’ll need to space this flavor out a bit. One nice thing about these packages of oatmeal is the design that saves on dishes a bit: Do you add milk or water to your oatmeal? For me, it’s milk or I’m having something else for breakfast. With these packages, once you tear them and add the oatmeal to your bowl, you can use them as a measuring cup for your liquid of choice.
What you really want to know though is about the taste, right? It is certainly not going to replace any of my favorite flavors (apples and spice, banana bread) any time soon.
While I didn’t want in my face pumpkin flavor, it was a bit too subtle for me. And weirdly strong in scent. It smelled really good but in more of a perfume way rather than I want to eat this scent.
It’s not so awful I can’t finish the package during the course of the fall and winter but I won’t be buying any more of this particular flavor.
What’s your favorite flavor of oatmeal? Or are you like certain members of this house who don’t like oatmeal at all?