Simple and hearty ingredients combine in every serving of Quaker Real Medleys Summer Berry Oatmeal+ to give your breakfast lots of flavor. A base of wholesome grains, including oats, rye, barley, and wheat, is enhanced with whole blueberries and bits of sweet strawberries and red raspberries. Convenient single-serve packaging makes it easy to take on the go. Just add water and microwave to prepare, with no bowls or mess to clean up. Quaker Real Medleys Summer Berry Oatmeal+ makes having a tasty wholesome breakfast easy.
Over half of the calories in this come from added sugar. While oatmeal is healthy for you, Quaker dumps a ton of sugar in to these things to make them palatable. 19g of sugar to be exact. A can of coke has 39g of sugar! Yuck, if you are looking for a high nutrition, healthy, low calorie food, look elsewhere. Over half of the calories in this come from added sugar.
I love oatmeal and I usually eat the Archer Farms organic brand from Target. Thought I’d give these a go, but it was nasty. I couldn’t make myself choke down the whole carton. This was the second flavor I tried — the first was the Cherry Pistachio, which was even worse and gave me a stomach ache for the rest of the day.
I thought the ingredients sounded promising: WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, MULTI GRAIN BLEND (WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, ROLLED BARLEY, WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED RYE), DRIED SWEETENED APPLES (APPLES, SUGAR), DRIED SWEETENED CRANBERRIES (CRANBERRIES, SUGAR), WALNUTS COATED WITH ROSEMARY EXTRACT, BROWN SUGAR, DEHYDRATED APPLES (APPLES, SUGAR, FRUCTOSE, CINNAMON, MALIC ACID, SODIUM SULFITE FOR COLOR RETENTION), WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED WHEAT, SALT, CINNAMON, NATURAL FLAVOR.
Part of the problem, for me, was that they’re just too sweet. But part of the problem was also that they had a “weird” aftertaste. Kind of metallic and “off.” I don’t know how else to describe it. Something that doesn’t taste like oatmeal or fruit or nuts. Maybe it’s from the “natural flavors”?
Of course, individual experiences will vary from mine. But I think I’ll stick with the old-fashioned way. It’s a lot cheaper and healthier to just make regular oatmeal and add your own “flavors” — fruit, nuts, maple syrup, whatever — and it won’t leave a bunch of little cartons to recycle or go in the landfill.
MalcolmVilla Grove, CO
Buy the quaker oats and add your own fruits and its less sugar and better for you,also you save some cash, cooking time is just a little bit longer.
Love the taste and so quick and easy. normally i am a made from scratch kind of girl but wanted to try these flavors and i love them. but so high in price 2.08 each? wow tha tis high. My grocery store has them for 1.25 each. I will get them fromt here.
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To compare with the Quaker Express Flavors, these costs double, but also has .5 ounces more with a lot of added dried fruit. I tried to demonstrate this in the video. If it’s still available, clip the coupon.
Update 09/21/12: As of 09/21/12, my local grocery store sells the Real Medleys for $1.79 a piece. I just tried Apple Walnut. Apple Walnut tastes like a hot apple pie from McDonalds. Peach Almond tastes VERY delicious as well. I’d still rather have them shipped to my door with free shipping (Amazon Prime) paying no tax and getting a free sample snack bar. Please always check to see if a coupon is available. Recently, there was a $4.00 clip this coupon. It’s a shame you can’t use the coupon multiple times for one big shipment. Finally, the expiration dates from Amazon are better than the grocery store. I have a month old shipment with an expiration of 01/13 from Amazon, while a local grocery store has the expiration dates mostly in late 2012.
JudeGreen Lane, PA
I saw the Quaker Real Medleys at my grocery store for about 2.50 a container. I loved the thought of pistachio and cherry in an oatmeal. When I made the product, I found it to be robust on sweetness, skimpy on cherries, and fairly generous with the almonds. The overall sensation was that this product was really nothing to cry home about. The flavor was fine but the brown sugar and sweetened cherries yield something that is a bit too sweet for me to turn to again as a breakfast option, especially at the current price point. I hated that the manufacturer used a plastic 7 container. Plastic 7 containers – unlike plastic 1 and plastic 2 – are not easily recycled. I’ll stick with Dr. McDougall oatmeal (Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods Non-Dairy Hot Cereal, Peach, Raspberry, Oatmeal & Barley, 3-Ounce Cups (Pack of 6)
and Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods Non-Dairy Hot Cereal, Cranberry Oatmeal, 3.1-Ounce Cups (Pack of 6)
Note: This product has milk derivatives and is therefore not vegan.
BenedictCumberland Furnace, TN
I was skeptical at a “summer berry” oatmeal. It’s difficult to reconstitute berries, but Quaker has managed to do it. It’s slightly sweeter than I might like, but otherwise delicious.
It’s important to follow the microwave directions exactly, especially stirring before microwaving. Failure to do so will result in lumpiness and an inconsistent texture. It’s ready in just 45 seconds, which is perfect when racing out the door to work.
Also note that this is results in a thicker oatmeal than you might be used to. However, it’s delicious and just right.
It also contains 8 grams of protein, which is more than many breakfast cereals (excluding milk).
I also keep a few at the office for those mornings I wasn’t able to grab breakfast before I left.
I’ve tried several other flavors Quaker Real Medleys Peach Almond Oatmeal and Quaker Real Medleys Apple Walnut Oatmeal, and this is by far my favorite.
The Peaches in the Peach Almond are great, but the almonds don’t work as well for the texture and flavor; I will not reorder this flavor. The Apple Walnut is what you’d expect for an Apple Walnut oatmeal. It’s good, but not great. I will reorder it for variety.
I’ll definitely order the berry flavor again.
KellySaint Just Contract, PR
This is an excellent quality product. It makes lunch or a snack time very easy and convenient, as well as nutricious. LOVE this product. awesome for controlling portions for anyone looking to maintain weight as well.
KrishnaSaint Joseph, TN
I started dieting earlier this year. It’s not easy to find a good fast breakfast that is good for you. Normally I won’t eat oatmeal because I don’t like the taste. I ordered this at Amazon needing something different. I was really happy when i tried it. It’s VERY convenient to eat at work. I love the berry. It’s loaded with flavor and even more, it smells great!
The Summer Berry has an overwhelming flavor of dried blueberries, and I couldn’t taste anything else. I won’t get this again.
I first bought the Cherry Pistacio from Meijer and really liked it but when I went back for more they were sold out of that flavor. I then tried the Berry and the Apple and liked those too. I went to two other stores but haven’t been able to find it anywhere else. I was happy to find them at Amazon and ordered a dozen in each flavor including the Peach. I do have to say that at least for me, the cooking directions need tweaking. I add more water and increase the microwave time or it doesn’t seem to be cooked enough and is too thick. Having said that, I think they taste great. They’re not mushy and have lots of texture, not to mention the convenience of having it all in it’s own bowl. Great to take to work since I’m always on the run. It’s true that the price is a bit more from Amazon but at least I can find it when I run out so I’m okay with that.
CierraFort Gibson, OK
Tried the berry blend after seeing it on display in the grocery store. After trying it I went back and bought the remainder of them (10), and keep checking back for more. I LOVE them. they are sweet, but naturally tasting sweet from the berries – real whole blueberries, and pieces of raspberries and strawberries. I will continue to get these, I make them part of my healthy, low sodium diet – try and you will probably like!!
Ordered all 4 flavors, so far my favorites are the peach almond and apple walnut. The cherry pistachio is a bit sweet but still just as good. I love the fruit in it, because its real fruit not the fake kind that is in traditional fruity oatmeal. I also like its the perfect size to fill up on. The food here in Afghanistan is not up to par come breakfast time so I ordered these to help make better choices over sausage and donuts for a young woman trying to watch her health/weight. They are a bit pricey, I can only hope they are cheaper on the shelves, but once again I was just thankful they ship them to Afghanistan. Will definitely be buying more once I run low. They are absolutely delish!
It is as close as cooking it from scratch. Everyone at work has asked me about. Once I add very hot water to it, it makes the room smell as if it was being cooked on the stove top. It almost smells like out of the oven apple pie. I would suggest that you fill it up with very hot water all the way to the top. Being careful of course not to burn yourself. I usually place it first on a saucer, so I can carry it that way. If you fill it to the line, it is very thick. By filling it all the way to the top, it makes it taste like it was freshly made and just thick enough but not thick as glue, like it would be if you only fill it to the line. Also, I like to leave it covered with the lid that comes with it for about 5-7 minutes and then enjoy it. I would definitely buy again. I do recommend it.
On its face, this seems like a quasi healthy alternative for breakfast, but no. This is something I ate before adopting a healthier lifestyle. Now I pay attention to labels, and I encourage you to read the nutrition label before making your purchase. If it still reads okay with you, then great.
As to the actual taste, these are very sweet, especially if you add less water for a thicker consistency. They do keep you full for several hours, and hold you over.
They have sugar and probably artificial whatever, they’re not organic, blah blah blah. They’re tasty and super convenient (I have them delivered to my office via subscribe and save; doesn’t get much more convenient than that). That is what I was looking for, and that is what these are. They have big fruit pieces and crunchy nuts and… oaty oats. I think the apple is the best flavor, though the peach was pretty good and the berry quite acceptable (if a bit tart). Haven’t tried the cherry because I don’t like cherries.
I do recommend using more water than to-the-line; I fill it to a good centimeter or so (it’s kinda imprecise) above the line, and let it sit awhile to absorb.
Delicious. My favorite of the series. I love the flavor combinations, real fruit, and crunchy almonds. I don’t think you often find real peach flavor in oatmeal, but you find it here.
I saw these items advertised and thought they looked like they might be good and would like to try them. I looked at the Amazon item and found them @ 12 for 24.75 and thought WOW!. If I bought them and did not like, I was out a bunch of cash.
I went to the local Mart and found them for a buck fifty, bought one each of three flavors.I found them to be quite good, liked them and they are quick and easy.
I will buy them again but not from Amazon.
I am a prime member and after a year I found that, for the most part prime is a scam that needs to be looked into by the Gov.
The inflated prices on items more than pays for the cost of shipping and handling.The Prime membership fee then is pure profit.
I will probably, buy from Amazon, one time items but not items bought on a regulsr basics.
Any one who has an over abundance of cash, please post here and I wll contasct you asI could sure ise it. Thank You!
These are fast, convenient, easy, and tasty. Sized about right for a good breakfast, especially if you add an apple or other fruit, or some cheese. What I was not expecting was how good it would taste, the amount of peach, and the whole oats. There is enough peach for some in every bite, although not as much almonds. The downside as others have stated is how much sugar there is. But overall for getting me to eat my oatmeal and for being satisfying and tasty, this is a definite recommend.
I tried this kind for the first time through Amazon. I am very limited when it comes to grocery shopping and use Amazon to get the stuff I can not find. This product was very good. I liked the containers and will only buy these containers again. The berry flavor of the oatmeal was delicious. Very easy for a person like me to prepare (handicapped). I would recommend this oatmeal to everyone.
The Real Medley Oatmeal is the best I have had. Each flavor is packed with fruit (some have almonds, pistachio’s, walnuts), seriously…. These are really delicious. Stop and Shop has them for $1.69 and they are worth it… Try them!
This Quaker Oatmeal with wild berries is the most delicious oatmeal I have ever eaten. I received some a few months ago as a food gift.
I was unable to find it locally. I called the Quaker Oats Company to ask where I could purchase it and was told it was unavailable in my County. I was so disappointed. I went to Amazon.com and typed in the product name. Bam! There it was ! I was so excited I had to order a case of it. Buy it, try it, you WILL love it!
I bought this oatmeal at target trying to save some money on my starbucks oatmeal. The price 1.50 was perfect. Im on a diet so im trying to cut on sugar. This oatmeal would be perfect if they separated the fruit and nuts from the sugar cinammon to add depending on each people preference.
We adore this oatmeal. I was surprised at how good the ingredients list was and the taste is wonderful! Large dried cherries, plenty of pistachios and I believe there are even almonds as well as multi-grains. We reordered in different flavors hoping to find them as tasty. We even ate it uncooked with milk…still yummy and quick as we are always running out the door to work, some class…whatever. Great, quick breakfast item!
IvonneGranite City, IL
I bought a few at my local grocery store for $1.50 each to try them. Took them to work the following day and loved the peach almond. I signed on to Amazon since I thought for sure they’d be less expensive but they’re actually more – I will buy more as they are so convenient for work, but I’ll do so at the store since they are over $2 each here.
I just tried the peach almond this morning and love it. I can’t wait to try all the other flavors that I also purchased. The convenience is great and you don’t have to find a cup or bowl for microwaving. Due to the cost, another reviewer mentioned to make your own. I do not agree with this at all. By the time you purchase the oatmeal, peaches, nuts, etc. that are in each of these, you would be spending a lot more than what these cost. I will continue to purchase these for breakfast at work!
ShandiProspect Heights, IL
These new Quaker oatmeal go-cups are delicious, convenient and nutritional. However, Winn-Dixie has them for $1 each. And, Winn-Dixie is not a discount super store.
I travel a lot and this comes in a very convenient size pack and all you need is hot water (which I usually get everywhere where these is a coffee machine with a hot water tap (office, hotel room, airport, etc).
I tried two flavors, Peach Almond and Cherry Pistachio. They were easy to make and tasted good compared to ‘regular’ oatmeal I have tried. It was a bit too sweet for me but I still liked it. Going to get a big pack and stack these up.