December 28, 2010


Apricot Oatmeal Review & Giveaway

Simpli apricot oatmeal
I was recently contacted by Simpli to try their new gluten-free apricot oatmeal.  I’m so glad I did try it.  This instant oatmeal is perfect for a cold winter morning.  It’s warm and creamy (even without milk) and has a delightful apricot flavor.

You know my first concern, though, is always to find out what a company does to produce a gluten-free product and avoid cross contamination.  Here is a quote from their gluten-free process page where you can learn more:
At Simpli, we take extra care to make sure our oats are certified gluten free and never contaminated by contact with other grains. Our oats are sustainably grown and harvested in fields dedicated to oats, processed and packaged in facilities used exclusively for oats. This rigorous quality control allows us to deliver the highest quality gluten-free oat products.
The apricot oatmeal contains oats, apricots, sugar, and salt.  It has 4 grams of fiber, 10 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein. 

I love the simplicity of the ingredients.  While I don’t usually use instant anything, there are times when it is useful.  The oats are ready in a jiffy and the fruit is already in there.  Personally, I would prefer they omitted the sugar.  An unsweetened oatmeal would allow me to add the amount and type of sweetener I desire.  Other than that, I loved the oatmeal.  Each box contains five servings in individual packets.  So far I have only eaten it as oatmeal, but Simpli also suggests using it in granola, pancakes, cookies, and smoothies.

The Giveaway

One winner will receive four boxes of Simpli gluten-free apricot oatmeal.  To enter you must be a U.S. resident, and you must leave a comment on this post.  Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Please make sure I have a way to contact you.  Up to four entries per person:
The giveaway will end on Monday, January 3rd at 11:00 p.m. eastern time.  After the winner is contacted, I  will announce the winner on my Facebook page.

Disclaimer:  I was sent free boxes of oatmeal to sample.  The opinions in this post are my own.

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I am gluten free and have been since 0ct 1, 10. so they would be for me! I'd love to try them. I love oatmeal!
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This would be for our daughter. She is 8 years old & been gluten free for nearly 5 years (Feb 14, 2006)
The oatmeal would be for me :) I was diagnosed with Celiac on St. Patrick's day 2008 and have been GF ever sense!
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I would like to win this for my best friend who has only been gluten free for a short time, but has suffered quite a long time before she knew. I think your website is an excellent resource and I've liked you on Facebook.
I am gluten free since Feb. 2009 so it would be for me.
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My son who is 5 loves, loves, loves oatmeal! He has been gluten free since March 2010. This would be perfect for him. I follow you on facebook and twitter. I also get your emails!
the oatmeal sounds great, love apricots! I have oatmeal for breakfast 5 days a week usually. I have been gluten free for 2 1/2 yrs now.

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My 3 yr old has been on the GFCF diet since August, so the oatmeal would be for him. Thanks for the giveaway! sonya blair at gmail dot com
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If I won, the oats would be for me. I'm flying and staying somewhere besides home for the first time since diagnosis 2 years ago in a couple weeks and these oats would be great to take on my trip.
I subscribe to your emails and "like" you on Facebook. If I win, it would be for me. I have been gluten free for just a year now. It is exciting to actually feel good finally!! Thanks for all of your great tips.

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MMM, that looks yummy. I wish I could find a product like that here. I would eat the oatmeal myself, I've been gluten free for 5-7 years.
I posted earlier that the oatmeal would be for my 5 yr. old son. He loves oatmeal. He has been gluten free since March 2010. I follow you on facebook and twitter. I get your emails.
While we are all GF, my 5 year old son LOVES oatmeal and would love this!
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Looks delicious. Since there are four there is one for each of us who are gluten free. :) GF since 2003
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I follow you on FB and my husband and I are both gluten free and have been for 2 yrs. We love to try new things! Thanks for the opportunity.

My daughter would love to try this oatmeal she and I have been gf for almost 2 years I found out she could not tolerate gluten when she was born almost 2 years ago while I was nursing her she was getting extremely sick and having bloody stools and it was because of gluten,and by cutting it out of my diet for her I found out I can't tolerate it either my doctors wanted to give me a hysterectomy until I figured out the gluten was causing all the pain,so my 23 month old daughter just loves oatmeal its one of the few things she can eat as she has multiple food allergies.Unfortenatly for me I can't even tolerate gf oats so I won't be eating them just my daughter.
These sound really good with that apricot, although I agree that if I had a choice, I'd probably add a different sweetener to mine. I used to eat a lot of oatmeal, but since I went GF in 2000, I've not trusted it much. This sounds safe and yummy.
The oatmeal would be for my husband. Technically it's my oldest son who is gluten-free, but I don't keep any gluten in the house, so the hubs misses oatmeal. We've been gf for nearly 3 yrs. It helps immensely with my sons ADHD.
Apricot oatmeal sounds really good, although I would also prefer no sugar. I think the apricots would be enough sweetness. But I would try these, would be good to have a work for breakfast. I think my son would like this too. I've been gf for just a few months, but like healthy oatmeal.
Apricot oatmeal sounds really good, although I would also prefer no sugar. I think the apricots would be enough sweetness. But I would try these, would be good to have a work for breakfast. I think my son would like this too. I've been gf for just a few months, but like healthy oatmeal.
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I like you on facebook. I was diagnosed with Celiac about 6 years ago now. My dad was just diagnosed about a month ago now. So the oatmeal would be for him. My dad has always loved oatmeal, expecially the flavored ones. I have tried helping him learn what foods he has to avoid now, and this would make the process much easier.
This would be for my 6 1/2 year old son who has celiac disease (gluten free for 3 years) and loves oatmeal! Also for my husband who is gluten intolerant (gluten free for 1 year). Truthfully though, it would be for all of us (includes another son and I) as we keep our house gluten free. :)
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Oatmeal is my go-to-every-morning breakfast. It has been since I was a child. LOVE it! I have been gluten-free for 1 year. :)

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The oatmeal would be for my son who has been gluten free going on five years.
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My 10 year old daughter is newly gluten-free (about 2 weeks) and it's going great so far! Thanks for the opportunity, Linda.
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My daughter would love this. We have been gluten free for 1 year and she missed instant type oatmeal.
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The oatmeal would be for me because I went gf at the end of the summer. Thank you so much for hosting such a great giveaway!
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The oatmeal would be for me who hasn't had any oatmeal in over 4 years, and I MISS IT. I just couldn't risk it, I follow you on facebook (and regularly post my dinner menu), I love your emails, but I don't do twitter.
Simpli sent me some oatmeal to try as well, and while I didn't have it myself (b/c of the sugar), my non-gf friend tried it and liked it. Don't add me to the giveaway, just wanted to add that it was well-liked.
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This oatmeal would be for my younger sister who's been gluten free for just a year or two after being diagnosed with celiac disease :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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The oatmeal would be for me. I have Celiac.
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Starting a day with gluten-free oatmeal is the best way to energize your body and spirit. My husband & I both love oatmeal!
I love oatmeal! and this sounds real yummy with the apricots. Thanks for the giveaway.
This would not only be for my 9-year old son, who has been GF for 6 years and LOVES oatmeal, it would also be for my husband and I , as we know that due to our own health issues, we would both be healthier if we too go GF.
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I like you on FB. My 13 year old has been gluten free for over a year now. His life has been changed by being gluten free and we are so thankful!

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