Quaker Oats - Fuel for the win?

Aug 29, 2008
by Simon Paton  
Porridge. The Scots absolutely love it, at the Winter races we even had a porridge bar serving the hot stuff.

I know for a fact Cathro, Hutchens, Barnes and Cunningham all live on the stuff. Should you?First off I never even did Chemistry at School, I was a physics man. Therefore before any of you smart arses try and prove some point, I've obviously ripped the nutritional stuff from the Quakers website.

What I can tell you is Winter is coming and down goes the DH bike and up comes the XC beast. Saturday and Sunday mornings out in all conditions grinding the trails for a few hours!

Many of you will be packing the energy bars for sure, though what if you didn't have to? Well read on.

We all know porridge tastes like cardboard yet is pretty good for us. No point having that full English Breakfast before the race/ride as it will sit in your belly for hours trying to digest.

This is where Quaker Oats "Oatso Simple Variety Pack" comes in a treat: Three scrumptious flavors and ready in 2 1/2minutes in either a microwave or in the saucepan.

-Golden Syrup
-Original
-Apple & Blueberry

Quaker Oatso Simple is made from rolled oats (76%), Sugar, Natural Flavouring, Salt, Stabiliser: Lecithin (soya)and contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.


Over to the geeks:
Many everyday foods are made from grains that have been refined. This means that not all parts of the grain are used and therefore you don't get the full benefit of all the nutrients in the grain.

Wholegrain foods use all of the grain so that you get all the goodness. Wholegrains provide a whole package of nutritional benefits, including a good source of insoluble fibre, which can help to maintain a healthy digestive system.

Studies have shown that diets rich in wholegrains have beneficial effects. People with a healthy heart tend to eat more wholegrain foods as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Nutritional Information based on the Golden Syrup flavor serving with 180ml of semi-skimmed milk.

Typical Values Per 36g serving*
Energy (KJ) 1544 910
Energy (kcal) 216
Protein (g) 9.1g
Carbohydrate (g) 32.8g
Sugar (g) 16.4g
Total Fat (g) 5.3g
Saturated Fat (g) 2.3g
Fibre (g) 2.5g
Fibre / of which soluble (g) 1.1g
Fibre / of which Beta Glucan (g) 1.0g
Fibre / of which insoluble (g) 1.4g
Sodium** (g) 0.2g
**Equivalent as Salt (g)0.5g

www.quaker.co.uk/

Stay Unclipped.

Si Paton.
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25 Comments

  • + 10
 If you want to sell us oatmeal, just rub it all over cori's mom.
  • + 1
 Porridge is good like that, but it can't rival real porridge. Fresh oats cooked over an hour, then served with maple sauce and raisins. It's like heaven in a bowl, and much better than Quaker oats. tup
  • + 0
 Its even better with fresh Okanagan fruit on top... Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm, Okanagan peaches.
  • + 0
 true dat mate.
  • + 0
 Anyone want to send me an aplle and cinammon? In return i'll post you out any flavour of your choice!

First to drop me a message and we'll deal!!

Cheers.

Si..
  • + 1
 my faves the apple and blueberry, and they are not too sweet either! you get about mind si, (embarrasing illness,s)
  • + 0
 nah les, syrup all the way Wink i love this stuff, althgough sometimes its a bit easier to make up a big pan of porridge oats instead
  • + 0
 You guys have different varieties overseas. We have Apple cinnamon, maple and brown sugar, and original. I think that apple blueberry would be awesome. This stuff is the greatest, I eat two bowls every morning, with a spoon of brown sugar on top.
  • + 0
 Original... with a twix in!
  • + 0
 Apple Cinnamon
  • + 0
 I make the stuff by cooking it in milk instead of water and its thick enough to manual on!!! add about 4 tbsp brown sugar, its like eating oatmeal cookie dough
  • + 0
 I love the stuff! i just put brown sugar in it to make it not taste like cardboard, and i always used to eat the stuff with the candy dinosuar eggs in it when i was a kid.
  • + 0
 i love that stuff, 3 of us used 14 sachets of it at the SDA at Ae Big Grin good times
  • + 1
 im on the front of that box!Big Grin
  • + 0
 Gotta be original flav with a teaspoon of sugar on top mmmm, beats a can of red bull any day!
  • + 1
 Is it the porridge that made cathro 15ft tall?
  • + 0
 i buy it flavorless in huge tubs, way cheaper, add milk, brown suger, and honey!
  • - 1
 theres also peaches and cream witch is like sex in ur mouth but its always good with added milk and honey
  • + 0
 I eat that stuff everyday in the winter before goin sleddin or racin
  • + 0
 oatmeal FTW on cold winter days
  • + 6
 lol you have cold days in california? jk
  • + 1
 well a few times a year it gets past 50 degrees. it sucks cause then i have to wear more than just a t-shirt and flip flops .... Wink
  • + 0
 the greatest bowl of scran you will ever eat......
  • + 0
 Apple & Cinnamon rules.
  • + 0
 great stuff

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