January 27, 2010
It made sense to me when I bought it. That was after standing in the instant oatmeal aisle for more than a few minutes with my Weight Watcher’s sliding points card and my reluctance to start making better (aka healthier) choices in the convenience foods I eat.
My biggest self-debate is always over flavor. If it doesn’t taste good, I’m not going to eat it. It’s a risk you take when purchasing “new” items, though. You can always hope for the best, and throw out the worst.
I took my extra-high added fiber cinnamon swirl oatmeal out of the office microwave this morning, and sighed.
My sad and silent observation concluded that most miracle/improved diet foods should be outlawed for resembling organized slime.
However, I sucked it up.
Literally; kinda like that first taste of anything hot. For some reason you use your teeth to scrape it off the spoon thinking it will cool off enough by the time it hits your tongue. That little delay-ment move also manages to give your lips a chance to close around the goo before it hits your tongue for its first assessing assault.
It’s harder to spit healthy stuff out with your lips closed.
My assessment: it tasted like a 15-minute water-soaked cinnamon roll, which is pretty tasty if you like mushy cinnamon flavored stuff.
It’s been about 15 minutes now, and I’m still working my way through this cup of cholesterol lowering, irregularity eliminating morning gruel.
Tomorrow I think I will defy the directions and add a little less water.
I think I will be able to tolerate the week’s worth of this stuff that I bought.
Then I think I’ll head back to my stand-by regular instant oatmeal. I’ll just deal with the extra point by going another 2 songs on the treadmill.
As a complete aside, it now makes sense to me that the term “grueling” is used to describe tasks that are notoriously difficult and challenging. Oatmeal must have been way worse back in the dark ages.
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Posted by jaselin at January 27, 2010 08:15 AM