Vintage Quaker Instant Oatmeal: Remember all these different flavors?

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Vintage Quaker Instant Oatmeal

Instant Quaker Oatmeal was first introduced in 1965

New Instant Quaker Oatmeal - 1965

1965 - Instant Oatmeal debuts


Instant oatmeal – instant hit (1966)

Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) Feb 11, 1966

We have this problem at our house. We are five for breakfast, and only one of us likes oatmeal. With our hectic morning schedule, stirring around and messing up a pot for two tablespoons of oatmeal is frustrating. Yet if I don’t, I feel guilty.

So it was with great delight I hailed Instant Quaker Oatmeal. It cooks right in the bowl. Specially processed rolled oats (in individual envelopes) cook instantly when boiling water is poured over. It is then ready to serve; or add fun-type toppings.

Marvelous, too, for families who breakfast in shifts. Result at our house: now everyone is eating oatmeal!

Oatmeal packets at breakfast from 1966


Apples and Cinnamon flavor introduced (1968)

Instant Quaker Oatmeal - 1968


Oatmeal packet flavors & packages from 1968

Oatmeal packet flavors from 1968


Retro TV commercial from 1969

(Apparently boys needed to be convinced to try oatmeal. This became somewhat of a theme throughout the years.)

Vintage Instant Quaker Oatmeal TV commercial from 1969 (3)

Vintage Instant Quaker Oatmeal TV commercial from 1969 (1)

 

Vintage Instant Quaker Oatmeal TV commercial from 1969 (2)


Vintage box – Maple & Brown Sugar flavor (1969)

Vintage Quaker Instant Oatmeal box - Maple 1969


Instant Quaker Chocolate oatmeal (1971)

1971 Chocolate oatmeal - Quaker Oats


The more they eat, the better you feel (1972)

Flavors: Maple & Brown Sugar, Apples & Cinnamon, Raisins & Spice, Natural Flavor & Flavor Variety

Instant Quaker Oatmeal flavors for kids (1972 & 1986)


Apples & cinnamon flavor + Sears jeans (around 1976)

Instant Quaker Oatmeal - Apples and cinnamon flavor - 70s

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Instant Quaker Oatmeal: Bran & Raisins (1978)

Fiber! Now in a delicious Hot Cereal!

New Instant Quaker Oatmeal with Bran & Raisins is the first hot cereal specially formulated with wheat bran — one of nature’s richest sources of fiber.

The fine-milled bran gives the creamy oatmeal a wonderful toasty taste and hearty texture. And the plump sweet raisins make it a truly delicious hot change from cold bran cereals.

Instant Quaker Oatmeal - Bran and Raisins - 1978


Who says kids don’t like hot cereals? (1979)

Vintage Instant Quaker Oatmeal 1979


TV commercial: We’re gonna make a hot cereal lover out of you (1980)

Flavors mentioned: Apples & Cinnamon, Raisins & Spice, Cinnamon Spice, Maple & Brown Sugar, Honey Graham


Vintage Instant Quaker Oatmeal flavors (1986)

Apples, raisins & walnuts – Raisins, dates & walnuts

Instant Quaker Oatmeal flavors from 1986


Instant Quaker Oatmeal: 5 reasons why warm is better (1986)

Tummies like warm better – Warm is easy to make – Warm is smoother, creamier – Warm means the goodness of real Quaker oats – Cold mornings need warm starts.

There’s a lot of WARM in Instant Quaker Oatmeal.

1986 Quaker Oatmeal


Instant Quaker Oatmeal presents Kids’ Choice (1993)

4 Kids’ Choice flavors: Maple & brown sugar, Radical Raspberry, Strawberries & Stuff, Cinnamon Graham Cookie

Instant Quaker Oatmeal presents Kids' Choice (1993)

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For moms who have a lot of love, but not a lot of time (1990s)

1990 Quaker Instant Oatmeal


Instant Quaker Oatmeal flavors from 1993

Regular flavor, Honey Nut, Maple & Brown Sugar, Cinnamon Toast flavor

Instant Quaker Oatmeal flavors from 1993


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