Most everyone would agree breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Quaker Oats has long been a familiar maker of breakfast products. Known for their line of oatmeal, now Quaker Oats has introduced Quaker Oat Squares with a hint of brown sugar. I am not usually a fan of cereal first thing upon awakening. Cereal does not stay with time long and I end up hungry.
I only eat cereal as a late-night snack. I will occasionally try a new cereal if it catches my attention like Quaker Oat Squares with a Hint of Brown Sugar. Anyone who buys cereal knows it is not cheap. Sometimes generic brands do not always measure up. It is better spending a little extra on a cereal you like. Quaker oat Squares with a hint of Brown Sugar typically sells for $3.50-$4.75 for a 15oz box. I found it on sell for $2.50 at our local supermarket.
I associate the name Quaker with quality. I already have eaten their oatmeal beforehand knew the cereal had to be just as good. For one, it has to stay crunchy in milk. Who likes soggy cereal? Quaker Oat Squares with a Hint of Brown Sugar stays crispy in milk longer than many cereals. The second factor is texture and appearance. The little brown squares are small and the right size to chew. The squares aren’t hollow which possibly makes them stay crispy in milk. Quaker Oat Squares tastes as good as it looks. There is no need to add sugar. The brown sugar is enough sweet without adding any extra.
The most important thing about a cereal is nutritional value. The box proclaims, “Oats reduce cholesterol naturally.’ and the cereal “contains 3 grams of soluble fiber.” The package also claims Quaker Oat Squares with a Hint of Brown Sugar is made from whole grains. Some of us don’t get adequate fiber and it is needed to aid digestion.
Quaker Oat Squares with Brown Sugar contains 212 calories per serving without milk. It does seem a bit high for a health food. A cup of whole milk adds another 150 calories. Substituting low-fat milk will reduce he calories. It has no cholesterol, no trans-fat and 0.5 grams of saturated fat. Sodium is 269 milligrams and carbohydrates 43 grams. Fiber amounts to 4.0 grams and protein 6.2 grams. On the downside, Quaker Oat Squares with a Hint of Brown Sugar contains 9.0 grams of sugar. It does contain important nutrients. Vitamin A is 11 % RDA. Iron 17.07 RDA, and magnesium 60 grams. Quaker Oat Squares seems to be made of natural ingredients: whole-wheat flour, whole oat flour, sugar, brown sugar, and molasses.
On a scale of one to ten, I give Quaker Oat Squares with a Hint of Brown Sugar an 8. This score is because of the carbohydrates and sugar content. The cereal does provide me with the benefits of other important nutrients. Another drawback is the cost but if you can spare a few extra bucks I recommend this product. Cost is second to health and it is worth the price. I just buy Quaker Oat Squares whenever I can. The product is what I expect from Quaker.