Peet's Coffee's new oatmeal [moved from San Francisco]
Just tried Peet's Coffee's new oatmeal.
Oatmeal's OK--and great to have as an alternative to Peet's sweet and generally mediocre breakfast pastries. And nice that oatmeal comes w/ three toppings--nuts, berries, brown sugar.
But what is the story with the plastic packaging of nuts and dried berries? The brown sugar at least comes in a paper packet.
The plastic is a) environmentally bad, b) hard to open, and c) aesthetically unappealing.
Apropos a): was amused, @ the new Peet's @ College and Alcatraz in Oakland, to see the free bin of wrapped-up coffee grounds that you can take to use on your garden or worm bin.
I generally have no reason to go into a Jamba juice, but noticed they had Oatmeal for $1 on Wednesdays in December. I was surprised how much I liked it - very creamy, but the oats have a little bit of chew to them, which is quite satisfying.
I don't know if their oatmeal is slow cooked, but they do serve it out of a simmering pot whereas Peets is clearly instant oatmeal. I think I saw that JJ uses soy milk, Peets uses water.
Don't know what the regular price is, but at $1 per I stopped by every Wed. in Dec.
McDonald's oatmeal has cranberries, raisins, fresh apples and brown sugar. $1.99
Starbucks also has dried fruit nuts and brown sugar. i forget the price because i liked McDonald's better
Burger King oatmeal is just pathetic. It is Quaker instant oatmeal straight from the package.