Just add Hot water, steep,stir, & eat!
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, I wonder who said this really, because if you are mom, then you know how difficult it is to get the kids fed and on the bus in the AM, or started on homeschooling like in our house. I am lucky if I can finish a warm cup of coffee by the time the clock strikes 10AM, after going through the motions of my family's AM routine. Then, if I remember, I will grab something quick to snack on. If not, I wait until lunch time, which in our house is 11:30 for the girls, to sit down and eat the first meal of the day.
But, that has recently changed thanks to who amazing ladies who came up with an amazing line of organic oatmeal blends, that will have anyone's mouth watering as they look at it, and eager to cook up and enjoy. Come on, what says comfort food more than a hot bowl of oatmeal, especially during these cold winter months? I, for one, grew up loving oatmeal for breakfast. And, now thanks to the Haulin' Oats oatmeal blends, I am getting to enjoy breakfast again, and loving it! :-)
Haven't heard of Haulin' Oats? Not to worry, as I haven't either until my mom told me about it after her annual Fan Fair trip to Nashville this past summer. Her and her girlfriend were told about Haulin' oats from friends who were locals, when they asked for great gift ideas for family and friends to buy and bring back north. They all told them to get Haulin' Oats. My mom at first thought they were talking about the popular duo Hall and Oates, but she was quickly corrected when one of the lady's sent her a link to the Haulin' Oats website.
Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to try the oatmeal my mom brought back from her trip, as my dad ended up having my mason jar as a late night snack. :-) But, I did make a point to write down the name and wanted to reach out and see about featuring in my holiday gift guide. So many of my friends down South knew about Haulin' Oats, but I wanted my readers everywhere to be in the know, as this is a must try for those who love oatmeal, or small batch products. Even if you aren't an oatmeal lover, once you try a bowl of Haulin' Oats oatmeal and taste all the organic, premium sourced ingredients that go into each oatmeal blend, you, too, will be hooked, and want more!
After reaching out to Tracey and Cindy, the two ladies behind Haulin' Oats, a gift crate with four of their popular oatmeal blends was sent to me. I have always been a fan of canning and making and storing snacks and treats in mason jars. So, when I originally saw that this is how they store their oatmeal, I thought it was a novel idea. And, the best part next to this tasty oatmeal...you get to reuse the jars. :-)
You can purchase Haulin' oats oatmeal in 1/2 pint and pint size cases, with or without the crate. But, I have say if you are thinking about giving as a gift, or trying Haulin' Oats for the first time, splurge and get the crate. It really does look nice on the counter or to give as a gift. Even though I don't have any oatmeal left...until I order again, I love displaying my empty mason jars in the Haulin' Oats crate on the counter. And, it is always a talking point when friends and family come to visit. They think it is a unique way to package a product, and I love being able to rave about the product and share more for those who aren't aware of this amazing handmade oatmeal company.
I received the following four Haulin' Oats oatmeal flavors to sample. In addition to the specialty ingredients added to the different flavored oatmeals, each and every mason jar of Haulin' Oats' oatmeal contains the following base ingredients...
Ingredients --*Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, *Cranberries, *White Chocolate Chips, *Spices
Ingredients: *Pecans, *Raisins, *Apples, *Cinnamon, *Spices
Ingredients: *Walnuts,*Date,*Apricots,*Shredded Coconut, *Spices
Ingredients: *Hazelnuts,*Pears,*Crystallized Ginger, *Spices
Just take a look at this homemade oatmeal __ up close.... this is the Cinnamon Girl one, which is my favorite! :-)
And, this is my second favorite, A Date in the Life...
My husband couldn't get over the big pieces of ginger in the Scarborough Pear jar...
Like I said, being a busy mom, it is hard to find time in the AM to have breakfast, but I have been making a point now to sit with the girls and have something. And, as I wait to see if Santa brings me more Haulin' Oats -- hint hint hubby and family and friends wondering what to get me Christmas, I wanted to be sure you knew about Haulin' Oats, as their products are perfect for holiday gift giving, as a get well gift to send in the meal (everyone feels better with a warm bowl of oatmeal), or even as a just thinking of you gift.
Just look at these other great flavors available from Haulin' Oats...
Just look at the hazelnuts, blueberries and shaved coconut. Yum!
There are raisins and crystallized ginger a plenty in this jar!
OMG -- White and dark chocolate chips...Yes!
Now to decide what flavors of Haulin' Oats to send to family and friends, right? They all look and sound so good. I will not lie...my mouth is watering just writing up this post, as I think about just how good this hot oatmeal experience was. Yes, it is an "experience" and one everyone must experience. So, why not make Christmas and this holiday season the perfect time to enjoy breakfast with a hot bowl of oatmeal from Haulin' Oats? Breakfast never tasted so good! I guarantee you this when you make a bowl of Haulin' Oats oatmeal. What are you waiting for? Head on over to Haulin' Oats today and place an order of this small batch organic oatmeal, which is made weekly. And, get ready to rave about it to family and friends, like I have been doing. :-)
Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.