Why Chocolatey Oatmeal

I had some chocolate oatmeal. Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut oatmeal, to be exact.

To answer the title, it’s for people who enjoy it. It also exists for people who feel guilty eating desserts so they combine it with oatmeal to make it ~healthy.

The list of things I enjoy in this oatmeal happen to be listed in order of what I like the most to the least.

Chocolate➡️almond➡️coconut

Chocolate makes me want to take chances on new foods. After all, it’s chocolate; how bad can it get?

On the box, it looks like Chocolatey heaven and so enjoyable.

The excitement that I felt wavered when I opened one of the single packs.

Why is it so tan and oatmeal colored? Where’s the deep brown chocolate evidence I was expecting?

It made up for that SLIGHTLY because of the addition of miniature chocolate chips. But honestly, it was not enough! They should have doubled the chocolate chips.

I made mine with water first. I tasted it. It was like LITE chocolate. I was frustrated; if it says Dark Chocolate on the box, I’m expecting a deep chocolate flavor.

So, I was feeling some kind of way about it.

There was absolutely no way I was eating in that state so… I added a teaspoon or so of unsweetened cocoa powder. The color immediately deepened and I began to feel more comfortable with my food choice. But it wasn’t enough.

A sprinkle of pink salt made it better.

Notice, there’s not a mention to the almond and/or coconut.

My response to that (read in Deebo’s voice, if you will):

What almond/coconut?

Okay, texturally, there are some almond flakes but no flavor.

Almost the same with the coconut, just even less flavor. Go figure. [Although now I’m wondering if the addition of coconut oil would make better work? Mmm flavor.]

There remains a box of instant chocolate oatmeal packets. No one else is interested, apparently. Although I may be able to encourage a chocolate loving 7-year-old to go for it.

Me? Maybe I should’ve gone for the birthday flavor.

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