Saturday, October 17, 2015

Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods Oatmeal

Last week, I purchased Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods peaches & berry bramble oatmeal at The Fresh Market.

I love the idea of oatmeal-on-the-go cups for travel, because all you have to do is add boiling water, cover, wait a couple of minutes, stir, and breakfast is ready.

Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods peaches & berry bramble oatmeal contains certified gluten free rolled oats, raspberries, peaches, evaporated cane juice, and sea salt.  Calories: 240.

Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods is a woman-owned and operated company, and all of their products are gluten free, non-GMO, and kosher.  They make 15 flavors of gourmet oatmeal and 5 flavors of muesli.  The cold cereals (muesli) have no added sugar or sodium.

The peaches & berry bramble contains two of my favorite fruits to put on oatmeal, and has the perfect level of sweetness for me.  The first time I tried it, I ate it hot, but the second time, I was making my daughters breakfast, so my oatmeal got cold while I was busy with other things.  No worries, because it was just as good, if not better, at room temperature.  It thickened up nicely, and I felt like I was eating a raspberry and peach crumble, like I might make for dessert.  

I also bought a blueberry blitz at The Fresh Market.  It contains certified gluten free rolled oats, yogurt blueberries (yogurt coating: cane sugar, palm kernel oil and/or palm oil, skim milk powder, yogurt powder, demineralized whey powder, soy lecithin, vanilla extract, lactic acid, salt.  Blueberries: cane sugar, sunflower oil, dextrin derived from corn, confectioner's glaze), blueberries, dehydrated sugar cane juice, cinnamon, sea salt.  Allergen warning: contains milk and soy.  Calories: 340.

I liked the blueberry blitz a lot, but the yogurt-covered blueberries bordered on being just a little too sweet for me for breakfast.  That being said, I would definitely buy it for road trips, so I am not eating the same flavor of oatmeal for breakfast every day.

I plan on taking Straw Propeller oatmeal cups on our next family vacation in a few weeks, but I like them so much, I will be eating them at home too, even though they are a little pricey.  As I was writing this post, I did subscribe & save the peaches & berry bramble on (affiliate link), which is a nice cost savings compared to buying them at The Fresh Market.

Straw Propeller hot and cold cereals can be found at select Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, Target, and  You can read more about Straw Propellor, view other stores that carry their products, or place an order on their website here.  I love that Straw Propellor Gourmet Foods gives back to their local community, donating 10% every quarter to charitable organizations in Oregon.

October 23, 2016 Update

Yesterday, I tried the apple crisp oatmeal, which contains diced apples, walnuts, and white chocolate chips.  It was good, but I much prefer the peaches & berry bramble, and the blueberry blitz, so I would probably not purchase it again.  It was not as sweet as I expected it to be with the white chocolate chips, and I thought it needed more cinnamon.  I like apples, but I much prefer berries in my oatmeal in the morning.

December 17, 2015 Update

This morning, I had Straw Propeller Maple Oats for breakfast.  On their own, I thought they were too sweet, but with added strawberries, I really enjoyed my breakfast.  Earlier this week, I contacted Straw Propeller to find out if they were using purity protocol oats or oats from a supplier that uses machines to separate oats from grains containing gluten.  Their response - "Our oats follow purity protocol from seed to field to transportation to supplier.  You can eat confidently!"  That's just what I wanted to hear after finding out that Bob's Red Mill, a company I trusted when it came to gluten free oats, has recently admitted that they are now using suppliers that rely on sorting technology.  You can read more about this issue here.

January 15, 2016 Update

I might have a new favorite Straw Propeller oatmeal cup.  The banana bread with walnuts does taste like banana bread, and I loved the crunch from the walnuts.  It contains certified gluten free rolled oats, bananas, walnuts, evaporated cane sugar, and sea salt.  I purchased it from Chamberlin's in Winter Park, but I added it to my subscribe & save list on (affiliate link) this morning.

Be sure to stir your Straw Propeller oatmeal cups really well before eating them, or you will end up with sweeter bites towards the bottom.

What are your favorite Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods products?

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