Unsweetened Instant Oatmeal

May 11, 2016 in Category: What's New

Oatmeal has been a breakfast staple for ages. We don’t know for certain how many ages and won’t hazard a guess (we just know it’s been a while), but one thing we do know for certain is that our customers love their oatmeal.

Recently, however, our customers brought to our attention a glaring oversight: While we offer a fun array of year-round and seasonal instant oatmeal, we’ve never had an unsweetened variety. "Give us a blank breakfast canvas!" they said. "Let us be the masters of our own breakfast destiny!" Our mission was clear, and so the journey to Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Instant Oatmeal began.

During the development process, our buyers decided that, while “plain,” our Unsweetened Instant Oatmeal should have a bit of flair—which ultimately came in the form of ground flax seeds, chia seeds, quinoa, and amaranth. When combined with a base of whole grain oats, the result is a rich, hearty oatmeal that also happens to be gluten free and nutritionally impressive. Each 160 calorie, 1.4 ounce packet of oatmeal contains 5 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein.

Since Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Instant Oatmeal is, in fact, the ‘blank breakfast canvas’ our customers were clamoring for, you can dress it up to your heart’s desire. Mix in fresh fruit, freeze-dried fruit, honey, agave, coconut oil, milk, almond butter, peanut butter—you name it. One of our buyers had a stroke of genius and threw in some TJ’s Black Forest Bacon (cooked, of course) and added a drizzle of TJ’s Maple Syrup. "Heavenly," she said.

We’re selling each 11.3 ounce box of Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Instant Oatmeal—which contains eight, 1.4 ounce individual packets—for $3.49; other brands of unsweetened instant oatmeal come only six packets to a box and are still more expensive. 

NOTE: Since posting, the details of this item may have changed due to fluctuating market prices, federal regulations, currency rates, drought, pestilence, bandits, rush hour traffic, filibusters, clowns, zombie apocalypse, punctilious product developers... Contact our Crew for current price and availability.


Whole Grain Oats, Ground Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds, Quinoa, Amaranth.

Nutritional Info

Tags: Breakfast, Ancient Grains, Gluten Free, Kosher, Fiber, Quick Meal, Cereal, Unsweetened