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    Instant Oatmeal... What is the point?!

    I asked specifically for rolled oats, with the small reminder that it is for oatmeal.

    I ended up with twelve packets of instant oatmeal.

    This stuff confounds me to no end! The packet still requires me to boil water or run the microwave for a few minutes. I am given no control over proportions; it's just a single size of packet, designed strictly for personal use, but also a bit too small for that. The oats have no cohesion; molding the stuff into mountains surrounded by milk / cream is part of the charm! It is also not very tasty.

    REAL oatmeal is a good breakfast because it is simple, too. Just boil water, add oats and cook for a few minutes. (You choose how long to cook them, and creaminess changes as a result). There is also *GASP* control over proportions! I can easily make real oatmeal to satisfy when I am really hungry, slightly hungry or feeding a group of people. It is also considerably tastier, since the oats actually have a flavour. One could probably package some uninjured rolled oats as "instant oatmeal" and have people fooled.

    Overall, I bet the instant oatmeal took more of my time and energy. It was not as nutritious (which means I will probably get tired earlier today), it only took five minutes less to cook, and it was not tasty thus requiring that I poke around further for good things to eat so I could enter the day feeling that I had a good breakfast. It also led to me needing to write this message, which has taken at least the five minutes I would have spent simply making good oatmeal.

    This has me deeply concerned. Why is it that instant oatmeal is so popular. Why does it even EXIST?!
    I fear that instant oatmeal is replacing real oatmeal in the minds of the general populace, giving the breakfast a bad name as a whole. That I ended up with these packets is a travesty.

    All they have to do is infect innocent people's minds with "instant oats for cookies" (using the confoundingly small ones instead of the big ones), and they will have won.
    We must stand united! We must put an end to instant oatmeal before it ruins us all!
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    Re: Instant Oatmeal... What is the point?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Picklesworth View Post
    I asked specifically for rolled oats, with the small reminder that it is for oatmeal.

    I ended up with twelve packets of instant oatmeal.

    This stuff confounds me to no end! The packet still requires me to boil water or run the microwave for a few minutes. I am given no control over proportions; it's just a single size of packet, designed strictly for personal use, but also a bit too small for that. The oats have no cohesion; molding the stuff into mountains surrounded by milk / cream is part of the charm! It is also not very tasty.

    REAL oatmeal is a good breakfast because it is simple, too. Just boil water, add oats and cook for a few minutes. (You choose how long to cook them, and creaminess changes as a result). There is also *GASP* control over proportions! I can easily make real oatmeal to satisfy when I am really hungry, slightly hungry or feeding a group of people. It is also considerably tastier, since the oats actually have a flavour.

    Overall, I bet the instant oatmeal took more of my time and energy. It was not as nutritious (which means I will probably get tired earlier today), it only took five minutes less to cook, and it was not tasty thus requiring that I poke around further for good things to eat so I could enter the day feeling that I had a good breakfast. It also led to me needing to write this message, which has taken at least the five minutes I would have spent simply making good oatmeal.

    This has me deeply concerned. Why is it that instant oatmeal is so popular. Why does it even EXIST?!
    I fear that instant oatmeal is replacing real oatmeal in the minds of the general populace, giving the breakfast a bad name as a whole. That I ended up with these packets is a travesty.

    We must stand united! We must put an end to instant oatmeal before it ruins us all!
    i completely agree
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    Yeah, refrigerators are pretty disappointing
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    instant oatmeal killed my wife and children
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    Re: Instant Oatmeal... What is the point?!

    Why does it even EXIST?!
    Your Kidding right??
    http://www.ciao.co.uk/Scotts_Porage_...Review_5158627

    Food of the gods laddie/lassie

    EDIT; I see now it`s that bogus stuff you mean.I was a little distracted there.
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    Re: Instant Oatmeal... What is the point?!

    I love instant oatmeal. My house has one of those faucets that puts out 190ᵒ F water, so it really is an instant bowl of delight.

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    Re: Instant Oatmeal... What is the point?!

    instant oatmeal killed my wife and children

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    Re: Instant Oatmeal... What is the point?!

    I love instant oatmeal. My house has one of those faucets that puts out 190ᵒ F water, so it really is an instant bowl of delight.
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    I dont know what the waters like where you are but here in London i would`nt dream of using direct water out of any of the faucets/taps for anything like that.Back home in Scotland mabey but not down here.
    Besides,i like to stand at the hob for 5 minutes cooking my oats
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    Re: Instant Oatmeal... What is the point?!

    Quote Originally Posted by nathangrubb View Post
    instant oatmeal killed my wife and children
    keep it coming nathangrubb. perfect sig right there
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    Yeah, refrigerators are pretty disappointing
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    instant oatmeal killed my wife and children
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    Stop hatin' on the wang, man.
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    Re: Instant Oatmeal... What is the point?!

    instant oatmeal killed my wife and children
    To the contrary,my wife and children threaten to kill me when i offer to make them all some porridge oats.
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    Re: Instant Oatmeal... What is the point?!

    Quote Originally Posted by myusername View Post
    keep it coming nathangrubb. perfect sig right there
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    Quote Originally Posted by myusername View Post
    keep it coming nathangrubb. perfect sig right there
    I hit myself on the head with your signature. I'm suing

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