Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cinnamon Snack’ems™, Review

Quaker Snack’ems Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares

For $2.99 you can get five 1.05 oz pouches of cereal. That is not very much cereal, considering a small box of Cheerios has over 11 oz in it. These stand up cereal pouches are good for the waistline, but hard on the budget. Quaker Snack’ems™ come in different flavors, including: Cap’n Crunch Berries, Life Apple Cinnamon Crunchtime, Brown Sugar Oatmeal Squares and Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares.

Cinnamon Oatmeal Square Snack’ems are impressive. They are perfectly crunchy, malty, seasoned and deliciously sweet. My younger daughter is sure to enjoy these as a snack and I can feel good about feeding them to her.  Snack girl gives her approval on Quaker Oatmeal Squares and rates it as a healthy breakfast cereal.http://www.snack-girl.com/snack/quaker-oatmeal-squares/

There are not too many squares in a pouch, but enough to satisfy. If these squares were not portioned, I might keep munching on them all morning.  $2.99 might not be much to pay for “protection” from overindulgence.

amount of snack'ems in bag

Amount of squares in Snack’ems pouch

Panel for Quaker Snack’ems

BHT is added to this cereal and many others. In the United States the maximum allowed use for BHT in cereal is 50 parts per million (very small amount).  Nutritionally fortified cereals contain higher amounts of metals that are essential nutrients (for example Quaker Oatmeal squares has 45% Daily value Iron, 15% Daily value Zinc and 8% Daily value Magnesium). This extra nutrition also provides a catalyst for oxidation reactions; metal speeds up oxidation reactions. Oxidative reactions are of concern in food because they produce off flavors.  In the case of Snack’ems™ Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares, I detected a light pine off note. The Snack’ems™ I purchased suggests “enjoy by July 22, 2012”. That date is a few weeks from now.

Quaker Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares Snack’ems™ will be a product I will share with my children and hope they enjoy. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it can be a challenge to get a child to eat a proper breakfast. These pouches are convenient and fun while the Oatmeal Squares are delicious and healthy.

“Stand up” Snack’ems pouch

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