The Better Oats Brand of Healthy, Natural Oatmeal
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The Better Oats Brand of Healthy, Natural Oatmeal

This is a review for the Better Oats brand of oatmeal. It is natural, healthy, great tasting oatmeal growing in popularity as consumers are becoming more educated about ingredients that can be detrimental to their overall long term health. You may be shocked to learn one of Better Oats' big name competitors uses non-dairy creamer with hydrogenated oils as well as apples coated with artificial dyes and flavors to taste like strawberries or peaches.

Better Oats, a brand of natural, great tasting oatmeal has grown in popularity recently, offering an alternative to popular brands of flavored oatmeal that have unhealthy ingredients such as partially hydrogenated soybean oil.  I tried the Oat Revolution Strawberries & Cream flavor and the Lavish Dark Chocolate variety last week.  I found the flavors randomly on the shelf during a two for $3.00 special at Safeway.  

Better Oats provides the following benefits that set its products apart from the competition:

  • All Better Oats oatmeal products use real fruit for its flavors such as strawberries & cream, peaches & cream, apples & cinnamon, blueberries, and cinnamon plum spiced.  I was shocked to find out on Better Oats' website many competitors do not use actual strawberries or peaches.  Instead, the fruits are reconstituted apple bits with artificial coloring and flavoring.  I looked at the Quaker Oats Strawberries & Cream ingredients, which had apple bits doctored to look and taste like strawberries, in addition to hydrogenated oils, from the non-dairy creamer. 
  • All of Better Oats' products are kosher certified
  • There are no artificial colors, preservatives or flavors.  There are no hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup.  
  • The packaging saves you space.  The environmentally friendly small package holds five packets.  
  • You can get an accurate read on the amount of water to use.  Each package becomes a built-in measuring cup after you pour your oatmeal into your bowl.  You can fill the package with water up to the top of the measuring line.  Then you can microwave your oatmeal after you pour the water into your bowl.  
  • Better Oats also includes healthy Omega-3 fats and flax in its oatmeal.

The Lavish Dark Chocolate flavor, which is made with real dark chocolate morsels, packs 29 grams of whole grains, and it is a tasty snack.  Eating this flavor is an easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth and receive the antioxidant properties of dark chocolate, without eating too much of it, cancelling out its benefits. 

The Strawberries & Cream flavor tastes great as well.  With real dehydrated strawberries, 20 grams of whole grains, and natural dairy "cream", you do not have to feel guilty about flavored oatmeal anymore.  For "cream" lovers such as myself, I would like to see a little more "cream", so I pour two teaspoons of skim milk or two teaspoons of Silk Original Soy Creamer.  

Better Oats products cost more than Quaker Instant Oatmeal or store brand versions of Quaker flavors, but I am willing to pay the extra money to buy this product, knowing I am consuming guilt free oatmeal with amazing taste.  

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Comments (6)

I've not heard of that brand, but it sounds yummy! I usually like steel cut oats from Trader Joe's and ditched the Quaker stuff years ago. Where do you usually buy this brand?

It is good! Trader Joe's steel cut oats are also a good choice. I have a grocery store around the Washington DC area called Safeway that sells it. I haven't seen it at any organic stores yet surprisingly.

Thank you Matthew for this heart-healthy article on oatmeal. Voted. Hope to avail your friendship and support always.

Nice read.

Great review, I have never tried them I bet they make good oatmeal cookie LOL...voted

Very informative article

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