Quaker Oatmeal’s Fake Fruit Ingredients

Quaker oatmeal's fake fruit ingredients

For the past day and a half, my son has been bothering my husband and me for oatmeal. Now, he’s only three and from my knowledge doesn’t even like oatmeal. Nevertheless, my husband ate the last of the oatmeal we had and now this little human is adamant about getting some more!

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Everything my husband and I eat is vegan. That’s why when he came home with a different oatmeal brand than usual, my eyes directly went to the back of the box. “Um, this oatmeal has milk,” I expressed. “Well, yeah I just got the cheapest one to see if he actually likes it,” he responded.

My son was so happy! “Oatmeal! Oatmeal!” he screamed while hopping in place. I prepared some oatmeal for him and gave him a bowl.

However, those ‘blueberries’ did not look like blueberries at all. “Let me check out that label again,” I thought. Sure enough, they weren’t even close to real blueberries. Look at this ingredient list.

Quaker oatmeal's fake fruit ingredients

Instead, those ‘blueberries’ were dried figs pumped with other ingredients, artificial flavoring, and coloring to appear like blueberries. That’s such a bummer!

The ‘strawberries’ and ‘peaches’ were actually dehydrated apples treated with a chemical. & the bananas didn’t have any type of fruit in it.

List Of Ingredients

Strawberry & Cream Ingredients: Whole grain rolled oats, sugar, creaming agent (maltodextrin, sunflower and palm oils, whey, sodium caseinate), flavored and colored fruit pieces (dehydrated apples [treated with sodium sulfate to promote color retention], artificial strawberry flavor, citric acid, red 40), salt, guar gum, artificial flavor, citric acid, niacinamide*, vitamin A palmitate, reduced iron, pyridoxine hydrochloride*, riboflavin*, thiamin mononitrate*, folic acid*.”

Total: 22 ingredients.

Blueberries & Cream Ingredients: Whole grain rolled oats, sugar, blueberry flavored and colored fruit pieces (dried figs, corn syrup solids, modified food starch, sugar, dextrose, glycerin, blueberry juice concentrate, canola oil, artificial blueberry flavor, citric acid, blue 2 lake, red 40 lake), creaming agent (maltodextrin, sunflower and palm oils, whey, sodium caseinate), salt, calcium carbonate, guar gum, artificial flavor, niacinamide*, vitamin A palmitate, reduced iron, pyridoxine hydrochloride*, riboflavin*, soy lecithin, thiamine mononitrate*, folic acid.”

Total: 31 ingredients.

Peaches & Cream Ingredients: Whole grain rolled oats, sugar, creaming agent (maltodextrin, sunflower and palm oils, whey, sodium caseinate), flavored and colored fruit pieces (dehydrated apples [treated with sodium sulfite to promote color retention], artificial peach flavor, citric acid, annatto [color]), salt, calcium carbonate, guar gum, artificial flavor, niacinamide*, vitamin A palmitate, reduced iron, pyridoxine hydrochloride*, riboflavin*, thiamin mononitrate*, folic acid*.”

Total: 22 ingredients.

Banana & Cream Ingredients: Whole grain rolled oats, sugar, creaming agent (maltodextrin, sunflower and palm oils, whey, sodium caseinate), banana flake powder, salt, calcium carbonate, guar gum, artificial flavor, niacinamide*, vitamin A palmitate, reduced iron, pyridoxine hydrochloride*, riboflavin*, thiamin mononitrate*, folic acid*.”

Total: 17 ingredients.

I had no idea about Quaker Oatmeal’s fake fruit ingredients. Most of the oatmeal we eat is made at home, but I figured Quaker was a trusted brand. For obvious reasons, we won’t be buying this brand again.

Here are some great oatmeal recipes you can try out:

The foundations for any great homemade oatmeal recipe is old fashioned rolled oats, plant-based milk, and maple syrup. Then, you can play around with fruits and flavors.

Staying Educated

The best thing you can do for yourself and your family is to stay educated about food. For example, learning how to read a nutrition label can transform your life. Chemicals, artificial flavoring and colors, and preservatives are pumped into processed foods.

These foods wreak havoc in the body and cause all sorts of illnesses and diseases.

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Quaker Oatmeal's Fake Fruit Ingredients

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