Nature’s Path Organic Oatmeal
(In the next two weeks we’ll be joined some new regular columnists. Here Margaret Tung ’10 debuts “Natural Nibbles,” a biweekly column about the best of the natural, local, and organic food worlds. Note: the views expressed here are those of the student only and not of YSFP.)
I’m obsessed with oatmeal. I love it to death; its warm, gooey consistency is comforting and soothing–perfect for chilly days or on tough days when all I need is a break. I happened upon my favorite brand of oatmeal, Nature’s Path, this summer when I was at my friend’s lake house in Connecticut. After half a day’s worth of work, I met up with my friend and we got on the train to our break from NYC. I’d been exhausted from hanging out the night before and having to get up early for work, but decided to stay up and watch Twilight. If Robert Pattinson weren’t so sexy I totally would have fallen asleep within the first five seconds. Not because I wasn’t secretly entertained by the movie, but because I was just so tired.
I woke up for an early start, since we were going to go kayaking on Lake Waramaug (whose name I could never remember. I constantly called it Whatchamacalla); it was the first time I’d ever kayaked and I was totally excited. When I woke up in the morning, I went downstairs to get breakfast and found that my friend’s mom had bought us a variety box of Nature’s Path Oatmeal for my breakfast pleasure. There’s something totally different about this oatmeal, even though it’s instant. Some flavors have toasted oats in them, and all of the ingredients are natural and organic. It tastes wholesome, but it also feels good to eat it–the oatmeal is heartier than that flaky Quaker Oats stuff, and the flavoring of it is just right. I absolutely love it. I might obsessively love it. I may or may not have also bought a bulk order of variety boxes of Nature’s Path oatmeal from Amazon.com.
Buy it, eat it, love it. And if you don’t (though not likely), at least give it to me!