Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Quaker Steel Cut Oats

it's so great/annoying when big corps accustomed to making $$ on less than healthful prods hafto kowtow to public demand for healthier stuff. McD’s is the biggest example, tho the one that bugged me bigtime was ocean spray who kept making crappy sugar-loaded cranberry juice until Northland succeeded w/ an all-juice brand & ocean spray finally gave in and followed suit. quaker steel cut oats isn’t quite the same since its regular rolled oats are good 4 U. come to think of it, these new steel cut oats prob represent more an expansion by quaker into the yuppie foodie realm. Hm; that makes my whole thesis somewhat flawed. Oh well. but surely quaker is responding here to the encroachment of McCann’s, right? I mean, I’m not all wrong.

28 Comments:

At August 16, 2006 12:35 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Oats are for horsies.

Oh and FIRST!!!

 
At August 16, 2006 1:03 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

How do these compare to the McCann's oats? Didn't you eat them? Shouldn't you be telling us, in intricate detail, how these things taste? Isn't this a review site?

 
At August 16, 2006 1:23 PM, Anonymous blog-watcher said...

Here is what I have noticed about your blog: You always put your entries up right around 10:30 a.m. (Go back and check!)
Is this a coincidence? I say no.

 
At August 16, 2006 1:31 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

THEY'RE ONTO YOU! DITCH THE TRUCKLOAD OF CELL PHONES AND HEAD TO MEXICO NOW!!!

 
At August 16, 2006 3:37 PM, Anonymous qldpaq said...

blog-watcher.
10:30 in what time zone??
and is this an important fact?

 
At August 16, 2006 4:15 PM, Anonymous Dick Cheney said...

Twisted Traitor Pup:

I'm going to warn you once and only once. "They" (I mean "I") are onto everyone. I know where you live, and I even know that you are moving to a new house soon.

If you continue to make jokes about serious things, like a trio of cell-phone-buying terrorists who had detailed plans to sever the vital route between the Mitten and the U.P. of Michigan, I will send Paris Hilton to pay you a visit.

 
At August 17, 2006 12:46 AM, Anonymous Marvo said...

The name scares me. It sounds like it's going to cut up my colon or something.

 
At August 17, 2006 4:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do you think Lynne feels being MRS. Cheney!

 
At August 17, 2006 8:00 AM, Blogger Paris Hilton said...

Dick, you are too generous. I mean, I'd love a cellphone for sure (send it to me care of my publicist, Elliot Mintz, he's in Beverly Hills, of course). As long as you're going to the trouble, can you also throw in a Louis Vuitton cellphone case (the leather model, not the canvas)? And p.s., I'm not going anywhere near that little flea-ridden muttster. Even if I did just get a rabies shot!

 
At August 17, 2006 8:36 AM, Anonymous Tanya said...

Marvo I love the name - Stell Cut Oats. Makes me feel stronger just saying it. I feel like if I try this, I may get the steel cut abs I have always wanted.

 
At August 17, 2006 11:24 AM, Anonymous tg said...

i tried these, btw. i have an opinion about how they taste, if anyone wants to know. just fyi. even tho this is not a review site.

 
At August 17, 2006 12:02 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

PLEEEASE tell us, TG. Pleeeeaaaase...

 
At August 17, 2006 12:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah we deeply care about your opinion.

 
At August 17, 2006 12:19 PM, Blogger Tom Cruise said...

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Well, I bring you great news. It turns out that SLC is full of Marmots. And these beings have a lot in common with Scientologists.

1. We both believe in a book made up by someone other than a jew.

2. We both believe in the restorative powers of LSD (though marmots refer to it as LDS).

3. We both have multiple wives.

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At August 17, 2006 12:21 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Oh, what? You're going to turn this into a review site now? Who cares how things taste? NEWS. We want news!

 
At August 17, 2006 5:02 PM, Anonymous tg said...

look, you can beg and plead all you want, i REFUSE to discuss how these quaker steel cut oats tasted. i'm not going to get into their taste, their texture, their degree of creaminess vs. some of the other leading brands. i just cannot compromise my principles.

 
At August 17, 2006 5:47 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Creaminess? Texture? These are the words you use? We want NEWS. NEWS of mouth-feel and viscosity. What works better, tap or spring water to reconstitute the oats' groaty goodness? Will our taste-buds dance like Native Americans around a bonfire, or cry with joy like a 9/11 widow who accidentally receives two benefit checks? When combined with maple syrup, will we get the woody hard-on of a Vermont lumberjack, or feel sticky like a fly in amber? THESE are the kinds of things we need to know. THIS is the service you should provide your readers.

 
At August 17, 2006 8:34 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

Glad to see twisted and others are commenting on the second day an item has been posted. I have been wanting to tell you about a great sale that's coming up very soon but was waiting for a fresh item For all you foodies: There will be more than 3,000 vintage cookbooks, plus lots of kitchen and dining stuff. Course tg might prefer her blog not me used for promotion.

 
At August 17, 2006 8:37 PM, Anonymous mary worth said...

I, too, have been waiting for a fresh item. I heard a rumor that twisted is returning to Dallas. Does that mean that great apartment in Oak Cliff is no longer available?

 
At August 17, 2006 9:01 PM, Anonymous funny pager said...

Haha, love that Mary Worth comment

 
At August 17, 2006 9:03 PM, Anonymous tg said...

ms.ery, i am more than happy to have any kind of information posted in the comment section. news of a sale would be of great interest. it's NEWS, after all

 
At August 18, 2006 9:27 AM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

so, tg, totally not in the way of a review, what IS your opinion of how these taste? cuz i've had McCanns, which i like, so i'd LOVE to know, without having to go out and buy a whole container. could you tell us? could you, huh? no one would think less of you if you, just this ONCE, told us what you think of the product.

 
At August 18, 2006 9:41 AM, Anonymous Dick Cheney said...

I would think less of her. Anyone who yields to the demands of the people is lending succor to al-Qaeda.

 
At August 18, 2006 1:08 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

DOG KILLER WILL SUCCOR AL-QAEDA FOR 15 BUCKS.

 
At August 24, 2006 2:45 PM, Blogger madpercolator said...

I used to wat McCann's way back in my undergrad days when your friend and mine Mr. Shandy would trudge downstairs to my apartment to make googly eyes at my roommate.
It was more like eating some kind of nutty barley than eating oatmeal. But it was tasty.

 
At March 09, 2007 12:21 PM, Anonymous Moe said...

McCann's steel cut oats are fabulous and once you try them, I doubt you'd go back to the regular steamed, rolled oats. Quaker Steel Cut Oats are the same as McCann's. FABULOUS!!

 
At August 07, 2007 9:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steel-cut oats are wonderful--never liked oatmeal until I tried steel-cut earlier this summer. Now, I can't get enough. I've bought Quaker, McCann's, and was given Arrowhead Mills Organic. McCann's is great but I have to admit I really enjoy the Quaker, too--surprised by that. The Arrowhead Mills is nuttier but they do something to decrease the cooking time and the final product is not as much to my liking. I would say you can't go wrong buying either Quaker or McCann's--enjoy!

 
At May 13, 2008 8:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yyour steel cuts are palate pleasers
however the cooking time is a minus.switched to mccanns 5 minute
variety, not quite as good but the
time factor outweighs the taste buds

 

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