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Peet's Coffee's new oatmeal [moved from San Francisco]

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sundeck sue Jan 24, 2012 11:29 AM

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.

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  1. rworange RE: sundeck sue Jan 24, 2012 12:47 PM

    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.

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      artemis RE: sundeck sue Jan 24, 2012 12:53 PM

      Jamba's berry cherry pecan, hold the brown sugar, is my favorite, or if i'm feeling virtuous, sliced banana, hold the brown sugar. Still it's great to know that Peets' now offers a healthful option, too.

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        10foot5 RE: artemis Jan 25, 2012 09:36 AM

        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.

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        calumin RE: sundeck sue Jan 24, 2012 05:00 PM

        do they use steel-cut oats? i thought the packaging said so but it also looked like it was instant.

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