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Trader Joe's Heart Healthy Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal

Trader Joe's Heart Healthy Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal

The team at What's Good at Trader Joe's? reviews Trader Joe's Heart Healthy Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal

What's Good at Trader Joe's?

The team at What's Good at Trader Joe's? reviews Trader Joe's Heart Healthy Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal

Nathan Rodgers, his wife Sonia, and their friend Russ Shelly and his wife Sandy set out almost two years ago to review the cult grocer's some 4,500 products for their site What's Good at Trader Joe's?, and so far they've covered more than 300 products. While the reviewers are fans of Trader Joe's, they take reviewing seriously — their first review was even negative. Here's their process:

• They rate products on a scale of one to 10, 10 being the best.

• For any post, two people rate the product.

• Reviewers give their overall impression and up to five points each.

For Russ, Sonia, Shelly, and Sandy, Trader Joe's Heart Healthy Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal fell into the category of Top 5 Breakfasts. Here's their take on the product:

Heart Healthy Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal (7.5/10 points)
"Some mornings only oatmeal will do. Sorry Wilfred Brimley, this stuff is tough to beat." Read more about this product on What's Good at Trader Joe's?

More of The Best and Worst Products at Trader Joe's

Arthur Bovino is The Daily Meal's executive editor. Follow Arthur on Twitter.


Heart Healthy* Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal


Rating:
Price: $3.49
Features: Surprisingly sparse and artificial-tasting blueberries.
Found in: Near cereals

After my rave review and continuous consumption of TJ's Cranberry Oatmeal, I expected to enjoy the blueberry version to the fullest. Not so, in fact, it is quite a disappointment! They removed everything that is excellent about the cranberry stuff, and that makes it. well, a lot less good.

I discussed how the cranberry version has lots of dried fruit in it, and a nice balance of sweet and tart. Sadly, there are very few blueberries in this oatmeal, and those that you can dig up are tiny, shriveled, and what little flavor they have seems artificial. I had to search for the two little specks of blueberries that are showing in the photo (notice the difference compared to the product shot on the box). This oatmeal is too sweet and leaves a weird fake-almost-blueberry-but-not-quite taste in your mouth.


Heart Healthy* Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal


Rating:
Price: $3.49
Features: Surprisingly sparse and artificial-tasting blueberries.
Found in: Near cereals

After my rave review and continuous consumption of TJ's Cranberry Oatmeal, I expected to enjoy the blueberry version to the fullest. Not so, in fact, it is quite a disappointment! They removed everything that is excellent about the cranberry stuff, and that makes it. well, a lot less good.

I discussed how the cranberry version has lots of dried fruit in it, and a nice balance of sweet and tart. Sadly, there are very few blueberries in this oatmeal, and those that you can dig up are tiny, shriveled, and what little flavor they have seems artificial. I had to search for the two little specks of blueberries that are showing in the photo (notice the difference compared to the product shot on the box). This oatmeal is too sweet and leaves a weird fake-almost-blueberry-but-not-quite taste in your mouth.


Heart Healthy* Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal


Rating:
Price: $3.49
Features: Surprisingly sparse and artificial-tasting blueberries.
Found in: Near cereals

After my rave review and continuous consumption of TJ's Cranberry Oatmeal, I expected to enjoy the blueberry version to the fullest. Not so, in fact, it is quite a disappointment! They removed everything that is excellent about the cranberry stuff, and that makes it. well, a lot less good.

I discussed how the cranberry version has lots of dried fruit in it, and a nice balance of sweet and tart. Sadly, there are very few blueberries in this oatmeal, and those that you can dig up are tiny, shriveled, and what little flavor they have seems artificial. I had to search for the two little specks of blueberries that are showing in the photo (notice the difference compared to the product shot on the box). This oatmeal is too sweet and leaves a weird fake-almost-blueberry-but-not-quite taste in your mouth.


Heart Healthy* Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal


Rating:
Price: $3.49
Features: Surprisingly sparse and artificial-tasting blueberries.
Found in: Near cereals

After my rave review and continuous consumption of TJ's Cranberry Oatmeal, I expected to enjoy the blueberry version to the fullest. Not so, in fact, it is quite a disappointment! They removed everything that is excellent about the cranberry stuff, and that makes it. well, a lot less good.

I discussed how the cranberry version has lots of dried fruit in it, and a nice balance of sweet and tart. Sadly, there are very few blueberries in this oatmeal, and those that you can dig up are tiny, shriveled, and what little flavor they have seems artificial. I had to search for the two little specks of blueberries that are showing in the photo (notice the difference compared to the product shot on the box). This oatmeal is too sweet and leaves a weird fake-almost-blueberry-but-not-quite taste in your mouth.


Heart Healthy* Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal


Rating:
Price: $3.49
Features: Surprisingly sparse and artificial-tasting blueberries.
Found in: Near cereals

After my rave review and continuous consumption of TJ's Cranberry Oatmeal, I expected to enjoy the blueberry version to the fullest. Not so, in fact, it is quite a disappointment! They removed everything that is excellent about the cranberry stuff, and that makes it. well, a lot less good.

I discussed how the cranberry version has lots of dried fruit in it, and a nice balance of sweet and tart. Sadly, there are very few blueberries in this oatmeal, and those that you can dig up are tiny, shriveled, and what little flavor they have seems artificial. I had to search for the two little specks of blueberries that are showing in the photo (notice the difference compared to the product shot on the box). This oatmeal is too sweet and leaves a weird fake-almost-blueberry-but-not-quite taste in your mouth.


Heart Healthy* Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal


Rating:
Price: $3.49
Features: Surprisingly sparse and artificial-tasting blueberries.
Found in: Near cereals

After my rave review and continuous consumption of TJ's Cranberry Oatmeal, I expected to enjoy the blueberry version to the fullest. Not so, in fact, it is quite a disappointment! They removed everything that is excellent about the cranberry stuff, and that makes it. well, a lot less good.

I discussed how the cranberry version has lots of dried fruit in it, and a nice balance of sweet and tart. Sadly, there are very few blueberries in this oatmeal, and those that you can dig up are tiny, shriveled, and what little flavor they have seems artificial. I had to search for the two little specks of blueberries that are showing in the photo (notice the difference compared to the product shot on the box). This oatmeal is too sweet and leaves a weird fake-almost-blueberry-but-not-quite taste in your mouth.


Heart Healthy* Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal


Rating:
Price: $3.49
Features: Surprisingly sparse and artificial-tasting blueberries.
Found in: Near cereals

After my rave review and continuous consumption of TJ's Cranberry Oatmeal, I expected to enjoy the blueberry version to the fullest. Not so, in fact, it is quite a disappointment! They removed everything that is excellent about the cranberry stuff, and that makes it. well, a lot less good.

I discussed how the cranberry version has lots of dried fruit in it, and a nice balance of sweet and tart. Sadly, there are very few blueberries in this oatmeal, and those that you can dig up are tiny, shriveled, and what little flavor they have seems artificial. I had to search for the two little specks of blueberries that are showing in the photo (notice the difference compared to the product shot on the box). This oatmeal is too sweet and leaves a weird fake-almost-blueberry-but-not-quite taste in your mouth.


Heart Healthy* Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal


Rating:
Price: $3.49
Features: Surprisingly sparse and artificial-tasting blueberries.
Found in: Near cereals

After my rave review and continuous consumption of TJ's Cranberry Oatmeal, I expected to enjoy the blueberry version to the fullest. Not so, in fact, it is quite a disappointment! They removed everything that is excellent about the cranberry stuff, and that makes it. well, a lot less good.

I discussed how the cranberry version has lots of dried fruit in it, and a nice balance of sweet and tart. Sadly, there are very few blueberries in this oatmeal, and those that you can dig up are tiny, shriveled, and what little flavor they have seems artificial. I had to search for the two little specks of blueberries that are showing in the photo (notice the difference compared to the product shot on the box). This oatmeal is too sweet and leaves a weird fake-almost-blueberry-but-not-quite taste in your mouth.


Heart Healthy* Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal


Rating:
Price: $3.49
Features: Surprisingly sparse and artificial-tasting blueberries.
Found in: Near cereals

After my rave review and continuous consumption of TJ's Cranberry Oatmeal, I expected to enjoy the blueberry version to the fullest. Not so, in fact, it is quite a disappointment! They removed everything that is excellent about the cranberry stuff, and that makes it. well, a lot less good.

I discussed how the cranberry version has lots of dried fruit in it, and a nice balance of sweet and tart. Sadly, there are very few blueberries in this oatmeal, and those that you can dig up are tiny, shriveled, and what little flavor they have seems artificial. I had to search for the two little specks of blueberries that are showing in the photo (notice the difference compared to the product shot on the box). This oatmeal is too sweet and leaves a weird fake-almost-blueberry-but-not-quite taste in your mouth.


Heart Healthy* Whole Grain Blueberry Instant Oatmeal


Rating:
Price: $3.49
Features: Surprisingly sparse and artificial-tasting blueberries.
Found in: Near cereals

After my rave review and continuous consumption of TJ's Cranberry Oatmeal, I expected to enjoy the blueberry version to the fullest. Not so, in fact, it is quite a disappointment! They removed everything that is excellent about the cranberry stuff, and that makes it. well, a lot less good.

I discussed how the cranberry version has lots of dried fruit in it, and a nice balance of sweet and tart. Sadly, there are very few blueberries in this oatmeal, and those that you can dig up are tiny, shriveled, and what little flavor they have seems artificial. I had to search for the two little specks of blueberries that are showing in the photo (notice the difference compared to the product shot on the box). This oatmeal is too sweet and leaves a weird fake-almost-blueberry-but-not-quite taste in your mouth.