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Mar 2, 2009 06:36 AM

President's Choice 5-Grain cereal

My new favourite breakfast. This is a hot cereal, made with oats, barley and, er, 3 other grains (sorry the container is downstairs and I'm too lazy to go look at it) which is absolutely delicious. Bought it the other day - the grains are flaked, like oats, cooks in about two minutes and is really really good. Just thought I'd share.

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  1. I've tried this too. It's pretty good when you're in a hurry, but not quite as good as large-flake oats or steel-cut irish oatmeal.

    It's nice to see that there are better options coming available (instant oatmeal is vile) for people in a hurry!

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    1. re: kweenshaker

      Wow, must be nice to have lots of time to cook steel-cut irish oatmeal.

      President's Choice 5-Grain Cereal is by the best hot cereal "for people in a hurry". I won't go back to the other instant hot cereals I was eating.

      NOTE: I would highly advise adding the pinch of salt stipulated in the instructions. I didn't the first time (just added honey after it was cooked) and didn't enjoy it as much as I did the second time after adding the pinch of salt when cooking, with honey added after.

    2. Sounds similar to something I picked up last week--Bob's Red Mill 7-Grain Cereal. It's "milled and blended from freshly ground high protein, whole grain wheat, rye, oats, triticale, barley, brown rice, oat bran and flaxseed." Tastes a lot like Wheatena, if that means anything to you. I do add a touch of salt, then sweeten with agave. It's quite tasty stuff!

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      1. re: kattyeyes

        This PC stuff is more like rolled oats than Wheatena in texture. All the grains are rolled, but the combination of different tastes and consistencies is really nice. As a kid I loved Wheatena - in Canada it doesn't exist.

        1. re: Nyleve

          Ah, well, should you need a Wheatena fix, perhaps you can find some Bob's Red Mill. ;) And maybe next round, I'll try PC.

      2. My favorite 5-grain cereal has been Old Wessex but it is becoming harder and harder to find locally. So you know if the PC is similar, I think i'll give it a try.

        1. Have you tried Red River Cereal? I love the stuff, but it seems to be you either love it or hate it.