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#1 imamumto3

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

I chose a new brand of oat sachets for the kids breakfast.  tipped the first one in the bowl this morning and noticed sitting on top of the oats was about a teaspoon of sugar.  if that much is in plain oats what is in the cereals that are marketed to kids?



#2 imamumto3

Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

QUOTE (Regular Show @ 17/01/2013, 06:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you sure it wasnt oat dust??

sure it wasn't oat dust, too granular and white, it showed up against the creaminess of the oats

#3 lucky 2

Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

There are sachets that are only oats but the flavoured ones would have heaps of sugar (I presume) so yes it does pay to read the labels. I have a sachet when I get to work, the Quaker (plain) is the one I find the best.

#4 ~~~

Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

Yes, it is important to read the labels yyes.gif

DS loves eating his quick oats, but we don't buy the sachet stuff. He does get some honey on it. I figure its a more known/natural sugar and I can control the amount that goes in.

#5 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

QUOTE (Regular Show @ 17/01/2013, 07:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
sad.gif Im always dubious about things that come in single serve sachets - the flavoured oats are really bad too.



I understand that the quick type oats are significantly higher GI than plain old rolled oats.

#6 snuffles

Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

Plain quick oats are rolled oats cut into smaller pieces so they cook more quickly.  The home brand ones are fine actually, and cheaper.  original.gif



#7 Alpha_Chook

Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

Just buy the big box of rolled oats and if need be divide them up into individual zip lock bags




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