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Apr 23, 2013

Review: Jack in the Box - Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

Jack in the Box's first oatmeal offering, new, limited-time Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal, purports to deliver the taste of two breakfast staples in one. It consists of blueberry muffin-flavored oatmeal topped with a blend of dried blueberries and currants, plus streusel topping.

A cup/bowl goes for $2.29 at my local Jack in the Box.

Like a lot of fastfood oatmeal products, you're essentially paying for someone to pour hot water on something you can buy from the supermarket, but sometimes it's just convenient. A fill-line in the cup might be a good idea as the person making my oatmeal had to use in a measuring cup for the hot water.

I have to say I was dubious about this product, but was pleasantly surprised. The oatmeal itself has a light blueberry flavor and thickens a fair amount when you stir it. The result does in fact feel a little bit like warm blueberry muffin batter.

I was given a packet of small dried blueberries and currants plus a packet of "crumble topping." The dried fruit looked a little sad, but hydrated a little when poured into the oatmeal, and actually felt a lot like the little blueberry bits you find in some blueberry muffins. Initially, I thought they should have done fresh blueberries like McDonald's last year, but the dried blueberries fit the muffin profile better.

The crumble topping/streusel delivers a sweet crunch that you might occasionally find on top of a blueberry muffin.

Combined, the three ingredients of Jack in the Box's Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal actually manage to make good on the feel and taste of a blueberry muffin, but in oatmeal form. Consider me duly impressed.

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal with Blueberry Blend and Crumble Topping
Calories - 249 (from Fat - 36)
Fat - 4g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 134mg
Carbs - 49g (Sugar - 24g)
Protein - 5g


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2 comments :

  1. Thanks, you've convinced me to give it a go.

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  2. No problem! Let me know how it goes.

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