You could say I'm on a Starbucks roll - I guess. This will be my third Starbucks-related post in a week.
Anyway, I couldn't find the new Starbucks oatmeal at any of the locations near my work, so I asked a trusted friend to find it and bring me back the results. And here's the review!
So, I went into Starbucks moments ago and inquired about a new Oatmeal combination that is now being offered. She said “so you want to try the new ingredients?” I said yes, and saw that she turned to a row of neatly packaged bags in a row tagged “new.” This made me know that Starbucks was indeed marketing a new “combo” of ingredients for their same Oatmeal. I do think it is the same Oatmeal but I notice that the cup/container they put it in has also undergone a facelift. I always get my oatmeal “dry” because I like to add my own water to get my favored consistency.
I dumped all of the new ingredients in; fruit, nut & seed medley, fresh blueberries, and organic Blue Agave syrup. The fruit nut & seed medley is not what I am used to since it didn’t have my beloved walnuts and it contained these green seeds – not pretty. The blueberries were fresh and chilled – loved that! The Blue Agave syrup was sweet and went on first and melted nicely into the oatmeal. Stirring in the mixture wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. My first mouthful was tentative and discerning for the taste being too bland and it was quickly followed by a second heaping teaspoonful.
My take is that the New Oatmeal is a less sweet (Agave) and less fatty (my walnuts) but countered by fresh blueberries (fresh) and a fruit & nut medley (bland).
If I could pick and choose my select ingredients, I would request the Agave, old nut blend and the fresh blueberries. When in a rush for Oatmeal, I still think Starbucks does it best.
(Reviewed by JRS)