Quaker Instant Oatmeal Heart Healthy Hot Cereal, 48-Pack

Last updated: June 1, 2023

If you need to reduce your daily sugar intake, but don't want to give up flavor, go with this hot cereal. Each bowl contains 35% less sugar, while still providing plenty of fiber. This variety comes with the following flavors: apples and cinnamon, maple and brown sugar, original and cinnamon and spice.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This pack provides you with 48 delicious breakfasts in mouth-watering flavors like cinnamon and spice.

In our analysis of 17 expert reviews, the Quaker Instant Oatmeal Heart Healthy Hot Cereal, 48-Pack placed 8th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Even on busy mornings, Quaker Lower Sugar Instant Oatmeal lets you prepare a wholesome and tasty breakfast choice. The 100% whole grain oats provide energy you want to start your day. One serving of Lower Sugar Oatmeal contains calcium, iron, and other vitamins and minerals. And you can savor the flavors of maple and brown sugar, cinnamon and spice, or apples and cinnamon with at least 35% less sugar than regular Quaker Instant Oatmeal flavor varieties. The individual oatmeal packets make preparing breakfast simple. Just empty the contents into a bowl, measure and add boiling water, and stir. Your oatmeal is ready to eat only 90 seconds later. The packets make your oatmeal portable as well, so you can make a hot and wholesome meal wherever there’s hot water.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

This "Lower Sugar" option ranked more favorably on our list because it still contains some sugar, which means there's less artificial sweetener added to trick your taste buds.
The “Lower Sugar” variety also, not surprisingly, has fewer calories than the original version — though the packaging does specify that the oatmeal is “not a low-calorie food.”
Less than 1.5 tsp of sugar. 100% whole grain! More than 12% daily fiber!
I was reaching for the usual box of oatmeal when I saw one next to it marked “lower sugar.” In my extreme naivete, I said to myself, “That’s fantastic! They finally cut down the sugar! They could easily reduce the sugar by half and lose none of the flavor.”

What reviewers didn't like

Additionally, the serving size was still significantly reduced — without reducing the price. Essentially, consumers are paying for portion control, artificial sweetener, and a label that makes them feel better about their sugary breakfast.
1 tsp of added sugars per serving. Highly Processed!
I discovered that our oatmeal tasted dreadfully synthetic and sweet. Quaker did reduce the sugar significantly (from 12 g. per serving to 4 g.), but they did so by adding sucralose, the artificial sweetener known as Splenda (and kicking up the sodium significantly).
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