REVIEW: Burger King Quaker Oatmeal

Burger King Oatmeal

I’m disappointed with Burger King.

They’re the “Home of the Whopper,” not the “Home of Whole Grains and Fiber,” so their new Burger King Oatmeal puzzles me. Instead of clogging my arteries, the fiber in their new oatmeal is scraping away the stuff that shrinks my arteries’ passageways, some of which was put there by their food. By scraping away that plaque that lines my arterial walls, what they’re really doing is scraping themselves away.

I wonder if I just blew Burger King’s mind.

So Burger King should forget about oatmeal and get back to doing what they’re good at — making Whoppers, making other burgers and sandwiches that aren’t as good as the Whopper, and making crappy French fries.

But, if they’re really attached to making oatmeal, I’d suggest revamping their menu with nothing but healthier fare and changing their name to Garden King. Although, if they do, I’m pretty sure a bunch of Chinese restaurants will be upset with the name change.

But until either one happens, it’s going to be oatmeal and a whole lot of fried stuff on Burger King’s menu boards.

Burger King Oatmeal Closeup

Oh, but their oatmeal isn’t just any ol’ oatmeal. It’s Quaker oatmeal, which means two things:

1. Burger King wants people to know they’re serious about their oatmeal.

2. I could make the exact same thing at home in 3-4 minutes.

Burger King’s oatmeal is quite good, if you get it with the dried fruit (raisins, golden raisins, and dried cranberries). While the oatmeal is sweetened with brown sugar, it’s easily ten times better with the fruit, which there is enough of to have a little dried fruit in every spoonful. The oatmeal does have a nice thick consistency, even though the picture above may show otherwise.

Although I really do like Burger King’s oatmeal, I prefer McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal. Burger King’s oatmeal (7 ounces) is smaller than McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal (9.2 ounces) and McDonald’s oatmeal includes fresh apples. Although McDonald’s uses fast food black magic to prevent the apples from turning brown. Also, Burger King’s oatmeal is only available during breakfast hours, while McDonald’s oatmeal is available throughout the day.

So now that Burger King has oatmeal, does this mean we’ll see more wholesome items on their menu board or will their oatmeal end up like the BK Veggie and just be a novelty stuck in the sea of saturated fats and grease on Burger King’s menu board.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 oatmeal with fruit – 270 calories, 4 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 4 milligrams of cholesterol, 290 milligrams of sodium, 55 grams of carbohydrates, 29 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.)

Item: Burger King Quaker Oatmeal
Price: $2.49
Size: 7 ounces
Purchased at: Burger King
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: It’s good. Uses Quaker oatmeal. Lots of dried fruit. Thick consistency. Burger King Whopper. Made using whole grain oats. Good source of fiber.
Cons: Only available on the breakfast menu. I could probably make it at home in 3-4 minutes. The number of King Garden restaurants. Fiber scraping away the Burger King inside of me. BK Veggie.

7 thoughts to “REVIEW: Burger King Quaker Oatmeal”

  1. I actually like the oatmeal and veggie burger. The veggie burger makes Burger King different from all other fast food restaurants (McDonalds doesn’t have one… Checkers neither). It’s also one of the most flavorful items on their menu (burgers are overrated). Another thing the BK oatmeal is available through out the day. You just need to ask nicely to the employees over at the counter. If you approach with a bad attitude and sh!ts for a face, they’re not going to “serve it your way” and thus not provide you the oatmeal. It also helps that you befriend the employees of your local Burger King… and not just view them as your f^cking servants of food. Treat them nicely and they’ll show gratitude through providing newly cooked meals and meals that are normally served during the morning. Just an idea on how to get newly made fries, meals and breakfast at 7pm inside Burger King.

  2. I talked with the store manager and with corporate customer service. Makes no sense to me, but if you order the Maple-flavored Oatmeal, you get dried fruit toppings. If you order Original Oatmeal, it comes with no fruit toppings. At Starbucks, for a similar price, you can ask for and get all toppings–fruit, nuts and brown sugar.

  3. I forgot my breakfast this morning, and since I work next door to BK, I ventured over and was pleasantly surprised to see the Oatmeal and fruit on the menu, and it’s really good. Just the right thickness, warm and not too sweet. The fruit was yummy! Better than eating some greasy fattening breakfast sandwich.

  4. The oatmeal I got today tasted horrible. Like a mix between dirty socks and week old soup with a very liquidy consistency. The dried fruit on top had absolutely no taste to it at all. And then I also didn’t receive a straw with my smoothie. Not too impressed with BK as service has been spiraling downward at many locations lately it seems.

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