One of my favorite episodes of "Good Eats" is the "Oat Cuisine" show. While I love the humor of the segment on how to make a haggis, the true value of the episode is that they point out the wonders and joys of cooking with oats.
We enjoy oatmeal but let's face it, traditional instant oatmeal is hardly the best that this cuisine has to offer. When we saw this fast version of steel cut oats at Costco, we had to try them and we are totally pleased.
This is definitely a hybrid product. It is not "instant oatmeal", it takes a few minutes to cook but it is vastly faster than making normal steel cut oats. As for the taste and texture, as I said, we are totally pleased. They are definitely much heartier than you standard instant oatmeal with a very satisfying flavor.
They also take "kicking up" well with cranberries, cinnamon and vanilla. I also plan on adding maple syrup, apples and other fruits and flavorings.
This product is an absolute winner and my wife and I recommend it with complete enthusiasm.
I have been asked for the nutritional information, here is a link to it.