If you think the title reads like a bit of a spruik for Uncle Toby’s, you’d be right.
I’m sharing my breakfast with you this morning.
Well, at little. You still need to, you know, make your OWN breakfast.
Ahem. Moving on.
It’s a well-known fact that a couple of years ago I developed a taste for porridge. I used to hate the stuff. The thought of it made me gag but then, somewhere in between my childhood and my early 30s (err, the much latter end of that spectrum), I forgot how much I disliked the stuff and ended up with a bowl of it on my lap one day.
And it was good.
Porridge is, quite frankly, the best comfort-come-breakfast-come-anytime meal you can possibly enjoy. And even better is that it’s actually good for you.
Porridge is literally my dream morning breakfast. Followed by a massive cup of tea and some chocolate. But it’s mostly about the porridge.
So when the awesome folks at Nuffnang put out the call for folks to try the new range of Uncle Toby’s Quick Oats Sachets, I was all “GIMMESUMMADAT!”
I scored a couple of the huge variety boxes and I have been very thorough in my research – each flavour has been tested and I can say with absolute authority that I love pretty much all of them.
These babies cook up so fast! All you need to do is chuck the contents of the sachet into a bowl, pour in half a cup of water or milk (I’m definitely a milk girl), then pop it in the microwave and, quicker than you can give your cat her thyroid meds, it’s done! Stir and serve! And if you’re diet conscious like I am supposed to be, these are high on the good stuff, low on the bad stuff and don’t contain any artificial colours and addititves – because no one needs that sh… stuff… in their system!
Now, the thing you have to remember with quick oats as opposed to the traditional rolled oats is that they’ve been mashed up to allow them to cook much faster, so the texture is way different from rolled oats. It’s a lot smoother!
With me, I actually added a bit more milk than recommended. As this stuff cools a little, it thickens up and some people may not enjoy that. The first time I tried them, I thought it was a little claggy. (Tasted good, just claggy.)
(I give honest reviews.)
So yeah, I have tried all the flavours – basically one a day, and I have to say that the Strawberry flavour is my favourite, followed closely by Apple & Raspberry. The one I didn’t like so much was Blueberry. It’s a bit of a nothing-wishy-washy flavour that neither tastes like blueberry or porridge. It’s weird.
I love these things. I usually leave porridge as a weekend breakfast deal since it takes so long to cook but with the sachets, 90 seconds and it’s done. I don’t have to get out of bed any earlier than I have to! And a hot, porridgey breakfast is a great start to any day.
And of course what’s porridge without banana?
And what’s better than porridge with banana?
There can never be too much banana in porridge.