Amazon Fine Food Reviews


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343992343992B008J1HO4CA9KV4D8YLHESXDavid Woodward "Texasnole"0041203120000Good Product/Bad ShippingMcCann's Steel Cut Oatmeal, Traditional, 28-Ounce Tins (Pack of 4)

There is no question that McCann's is the best oatmeal/porridge in the world, and in particularly the Traditional 30-minutes-to-cook variety. However; the vendor chose not to pack the items carefully and all four of the tins were damaged. I had intended to give at least two of them as gifts and now I have to do something else. Try styro peanuts, or even newspaper, next time
343993343993B008J1HO4CA12WWP8KQVYPTZCeri S. Barnes0041203033600McCann's Steel Cut OatmealWhat a treat! This oatmeal is fantastic and also a healthy option for breakfast. My entire family loves it. Keep in mind it takes time to prepare, but don't all things good take a little extra TLC?
343994343994B008J1HO4CAY9KCLEWNR7I2Dakota Girl0051203033600Steel Cut OatmealOriginal order of 8 cans arrived in badly dented shape. I sent email to complain because the severe denting would most likely compromise the integrity of the product. I received a response back stating that I should throw the cans away & a new order was being shipped free of charge!! This is amazing service and I really appreciate how quickly this problem was resolved. The second order arrived very quickly and the cans were perfect, no dents at all. Thanks again.
343995343995B008J1HO4CA1CP7EUULSKCXQH. Daughters0051203033600Amazing stuff!Up til now, I always had a bowl of Quaker Oatmeal each morning. Wilford Brimley's got nothing on me! I've seen McCann's Steel Cut Oatmeal in the stores at $6 to $7 per can, so I've always left it there on the shelf. Then I saw it on Amazon for a very nice price, I thought I would splurge because all the other reviews said this is great stuff.

Well, although shipping seems to cause dents in the cans (but they remained sealed), I heartily recommend this oatmeal to anyone who likes a hot cereal. This is simply amazing stuff. It takes a LONG time to cook, but it is well worth it! Make a bunch and put the leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator - reheating doesn't take long at all in the microwave!

The different texture and great taste will blow you away! Five stars!
343996343996B008J1HO4CA3C4S3KRU8UVFKJ. Coons "jcoons117"0051203033600Great product...Top shelf product. Good transaction, fast shipping, however a few of the cans were a little dented-up. That's probibly why the great price, but no matter. Great product, Great taste, I hope they run another promotion like this one...
343997343997B008J1HO4CA3CLWZGMC7M9Z1Hippie2MARS "Hippie2MARS"0051202601600The health benefits had me intrigued....the taste has me SOLD!I never thought I'd say I love oatmeal, but here I am saying just that. This stuff is just fantastic! I hadn't heard of steel cut oats, but when Amazon offers a great deal, I *have* to check it out (bargain-hunting... it's a gift...and a curse). I did the research and was amazed at all I found about the health benefits of steel cut oats. I was greatly encouraged by the rave reviews on Amazon, but I admit, a bit skeptical. I mean, really, it's JUST oatmeal, right?

Wrong! I bought this product and the quick-cooking variety as well. I am hooked on this product! I am usually NOT one to plan ahead, but I make a big batch of this at the beginning of the week, portion it out into covered bowls and have it for breakfast everyday. I love the chewy texture and nutty flavor. I've made it with water, milk and organic apple juice. My favorite is half water, half apple juice with pecans, dried cranberries and cinnamon. SO delicious and filling! However one of the things I love about buying this "basic" product is being able to mix it up however I like.

Yes, the cans arrived dented, but the oatmeal was intact, so it didn't bother me a bit. I did find the same product at my local Publix for $4.99 a can, which is cheaper than the Amazon price, however, since I have Prime the shipping is free AND I will probably subscribe to the auto ship on this product, which does lower the price to less than my local store, plus, NO TAX (and Tennessee DOES love their taxes on food items). But if Amazon offers another amazing deal on it, I won't hesitate to stock up (and get ONLY the long cooking version this time)!

I definitely recommend this product and will be pestering my mom and sisters to get some too. I know they will love it, and it's so good for them!
343998343998B008J1HO4CA8ML7KD0N595QR. Salsbery "Farmers Wife"0051202428800Real Oatmeal..Yum!There is so much hype these days about eating oatmeal, I thought I would jump on the band wagon and get the good stuff. It is pricey, but the flavor is incredible. It also takes much longer to cook the "porridge", about 30 minutes. They are from Ireland, which is always fun to get something from another country.
343999343999B008J1HO4CA2E8GLJI9G19OVJavier Buchananeversonia0051202428800the right thing to do and the right way to do itgreat oatmeal and with the special deal less than half the price in the local stores!
344000344000B008J1HO4CA1BTG38XSGYLW3Aderyn0051202428800The Best There Is!The only drawback to this product is that once you try it, you will never be satisfied with any other kind of oatmeal again! Delicious! Make it overnight in your crock pot if you don't have time to cook in the morning, and wake up to a healthy, hot breakfast.
344001344001B008J1HO4CA4YYGL1TE9SQQIrish reader0051202428800wonderfully authenticI am so very glad that Amazon offers this product, and at a very reasonable price, also!
344002344002B008J1HO4CA2PNOU7NXB1JE4Peggy "pab920"111151167782400Try w/ chicken broth vs. water-yummy!A friend of mine prepared this oatmeal in chicken broth instead of plain water saying you could then eat it plain w/o milk or sugar. I was skeptical, but it was incredibly delicious!!! It reminded me of coucous and I thought if I added some spices and pine nuts it could easily become a dinner side dish. Crazy, I know, but try it and you'll be amazed. Also, a local health food store sells this for $10/can, so this is a great deal.
344003344003B008J1HO4CA1MDPS3Q4WMHK2Kuhllax24273251246492800Doesn't get much betterLong time Oatmeal eater here. I usually bought McCann's in the store, but it can get pretty pricey. Amazon is a great deal, and you get free shipping.

FYI, medium- to long-term is it unhealthy to consume steel-cut oatmeal UNLESS you soak it in warm water with something acidic between 12 to 24 hours, preferably some fermented milk product like yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, etc. Reason being is that oatmeal contains in its hull enzyme inhibitors that have a chelating effect on your body, i.e., they remove metal from your body. While short-term this may be beneficial (meat eaters stockpile extra iron, copper, etc. over time), medium-term this could lead to deficiencies in essential metals. Soaking the oatmeal at least overnight neutralizes the enzyme inhibitors. Additionally, it allows you to cook up the oatmeal in about five minutes, versus over 30 minutes when left unsoaked.

This recipe follows the recipe in Nourishing Traditions, but basically soak one part oatmeal with one part lukewarm water. Add a little bit of yogurt to create the acidic environment: I use one TBSP per 1/2 cup of oatmeal and 1/2 cup of warm water.

Oatmeal should be eaten with some fat (many of the vitamins are fat soluble), so I add butter or cream. I also add shredded flax and coconut, increasing the healthiness of my breakfast. I then top it off with plenty of raw honey (also from Amazon), which sweetens my porridge and thus makes me look forward to breakfast in the morning.

Enjoy!
344004344004B008J1HO4CA1IU7S4HCK1XK0Joanna Daneman101051162944000Why do these taste SO good?Oats is oats, right? Well, apparently not. These steel cut oats have a toasty, nutty, wonderful flavor that is distinct from steel cut oats grown elsewhere. The tin is of course wonderful; it keeps this slightly oily grain fresh and it can be used when empty for holding coins, treasures buried in the backyard or any other number of things.

The oats take longer to cook than standard rolled oatmeal, but that's not a problem if you soak the oats, use a pressure cooker, rice cooker or plan ahead. We love these oats in winter with a dab of butter and a teaspoon or two of local wildflower honey. Good with salt and cream also.
344005344005B008J1HO4CAEBOD21JROJ4GBighairydoofus "-"101051167523200Oh my, goodness gracious...BE CAREFULL!

How much you pay for this will depend greatly on how you order it from amazon... the way I ordered it was for a four pack that qualified for free shipping. Otherwise, you're better off trying to find this locally.

I used to have gloppy "instant" oatmeal for breakfast. Not anymore! I make this THE NIGHT BEFORE with a four to one ratio of oats to water, bringing the water to a boil and adding the oats, along with some cinnnamon and vanilla. It takes five minutes. I let this sit overnight, and when I get up in the morning I add a little milk and have the best damn breakfast you can imagine. The cinnamon and vanilla allow me to use splenda instead of sugar for sweetener, and I have a healthy breakfast! I eat this five or six times a week! I can't recommend it highly enough! Make sure you order the four pack that qualifies for free shipping! Guys will find many, many uses for the tin that the oats come in! Swanky!
344006344006B008J1HO4CA6Z08VG9YST0OR. Weaver8851199577600Dee-licious! (And healthy)I hate instant oatmeal. I thought I hated ALL oatmeal until I tried Steel Cut. This has a great texture and is much healthier for you than that instant paste!

When I make this I add a bit less water than most recipes call for. I make a big pot in my RICE COOKER which means I don't have to stir or watch a burner...so really no extra WORK than the instant.

AND I make mine "instant" too! See, when I make a big pot (about 8 servings), I scoop out individual serving sizes into little Gladware containers. I add a little vanilla extract, half a packet of Splenda, a few apple slices, a few banana slices and....some dark chocolate chips. Then I freeze it! (Also nice because you don't have to have a fresh apple or banana on hand every time you want the oatmeal)

When I go to work in the morning I grab one out of the freezer, zap in the microwave for about 3 minutes and voila! "Instant" oatmeal with great flavor, texture and toppings!!
344007344007B008J1HO4CA2JVTIF4ZN1P9DA Reviewer8851182297600Simply Outstanding!Wonderful product. "Instantly" puts all "instant oatmeal" (except McCann's) products in the trash heap. It does take 30 minutes to cook, but following the directions on the can (4 cups water, 1 cup oats) this makes four breakfasts (just under 1 cup of cooked oats each) for me; it might make 5 for smaller appetites.

I make it in the evening by starting with the water and oats, with just a touch of salt in the water. Stir the oats initially, then set a timer and leave it be on very low heat (just barely bubbling). At the end of 30 minutes, stir well, then I divide the oatmeal into 4 equal parts (usually just under 1 cup each) and put it into those little Glad Serv-n-Saver type containers (the "Tupperware" you don't mind losing!). Into each container ("bowl") I like to mix a handful of raisins (or other dried fruit, but raisins are my personal favorite), a dash or two of cinnamon, about a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of ground flax seed. I then mix each thoroughly and cover; then all 4 "ready to heat and serve" bowls go into the fridge.

Each morning, then, I pour about a tablespoon of skim or soy milk on top of the oatmeal, then microwave for 1min 20sec (your oven may vary, of course). Stir, and enjoy; I eat it right out of the Serv-n-Saver bowl, which cuts down on washing, too! It's a wonderful tasting, quick and HEALTHY part of your breakfast. It's high fiber, so it's filling, which tends to cut your overall caloric intake and it goes a long way toward the American Heart Association's recommended daily fiber serving; most Americans are woefully below this in their usual diet.

I highly recommend this as a part of a healthy, low-fat, low calorie, low glycemic and high fiber diet. It helped me drop my total cholesterol level over 40 points (as part of a comprehensive diet plan) WITHOUT drugs.
344008344008B008J1HO4CA34IC48GLL4U3YArthur Bradley "Arthur Bradley"141651253664000Simple RECIPEPerhaps some of you are like I was... wanting to take advantage of the health benefits of oatmeal, but uncertain how to prepare it so that you and your family will actually eat it. After experimenting a bit, and reading lots of recipes, I've come up with a simple, yet tasty way to prepare McCANN's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal. Give it a try, and you may decide that oatmeal can be a healthy and delicious addition to your breakfast menu.

Recipe:

- Start by bringing 3 cups of water to a boil (about 3-4 minutes in the microwave).
- In a medium saucepot, melt 1 tablespoon of butter then add 1 cup of oats. Toast the oats on medium heat for about 3 minutes.
- Add the boiling water to the toasted oats and simmer for 25 minutes. Don't stir. It should get to a soft bubbling simmer.
If it boils to hard, you stove is set too hot, so turn it down or it will burn.
- Add 1 cup of milk (or can do with a mix of milk and buttermilk).
- Cook an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Makes 4-5 good size servings with excellent texture and consistency. It thickens once it sits a little bit. You can increase or decrease the milk to adjust the consistency as desired. You can also save it for up to a week in the refrigerator without much difference in taste. Just store in small sealed bowls. Each can of McCANNs oatmeal makes about 16-20 servings.

Everyone likes to top and sweeten their oatmeal differently (sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, raisins, etc.). Only add the toppings when you're ready to eat it, not before storing in the refrigerator. For my serving, I like to add 2 tsp of brown sugar, 2 tsp of maple syrup, a sprinkle of cinnamon, about 1/2 tbsp of butter, and then top with chopped pecans. I know it's not particularly healthy, but it is very tasty. Hope you enjoy!

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344009344009B008J1HO4CA39TX0Y8CPY9NGA. Taylor101151156723200Taste great, more filling!Steel Cut Oatmeal is a great way to start the morning. Not only do the steel cut oats taste better than instant but they also are slower to digest. You don't get the rush of blood sugar followed quickly by a return of your appetite like you do with the instant oatmeal. One caveat, all 4 of the cans I received were bent fairly badly. This was not a big deal to me because I figure one of the advantages of the cans is that it helps protect the product during shipment.
344010344010B008J1HO4CA17GK9E70O7Y9RGrandma in Oregon7751212278400Best oatmeal everI have used this product for years. I have it auto delivered. I make it in the crock pot at night. Sometimes adding vanilla, nuts, or dried fruits. Make according to product directions, but add additional 3/4 cup liquid (I like half n half). Set to low when you go to bed and you have a wonderful morning meal for the whole family. Is great for weekend guests and it's ready to dip into as each person arises.
343981343981B008J1HO4CA3QIJOCYLC0X8WDavis0051203984000Natural TasteI like this oatmeal, which tastes natural and healthy. My baby son likes it too!
343982343982B008J1HO4CA1L4X1VOGQJR57G. Reilly0051203811200Delicious Oatmeal!Much more flavorable than typical oatmeal. Only drawback is the relatively long 30 min. cook time. We get around that by cooking large batches and reheating on succeeding days. Turns out we like it even more after the first day.
343983343983B008J1HO4CA3GKJZ5FJK9JUYsw0051203638400Makes great gluten free flourI use a Nutrimill to grind these oats into flour and add it to almost everything I bake. It adds great flavor and nutrition.
343984343984B008J1HO4CA1N8NSISFFTMZNR. Mammen "rmammen"0041203292800Delicious but Dented.The oat meal is excellent. The only problem was the shipping. I ordered 8 cans and they arrived in a box with only one piece of padding in it. All 8 cans were badly dented. The shipping box was in good condition. Fortunately the seals were still in tact. I love this stuff but Amazon needs to learn how to pack things.
343985343985B008J1HO4CA3TIWF20UC1ZNZYury Parfenov "julybob"0051203292800This is the best oatmeal!My family loves this oatmeal much better than the rolled oats. The texture is great. Tastes great with milk and honey. Yum! Worth extra time it takes to prepare it.
343986343986B008J1HO4CA25HCQE1XVMAO3Rona Lesley0051203292800Traditional PorridgeI'd never realised how refined even non-instant porridge oats are. These are definitely not: they're round and nutty and take thirty minutes to cook, which, in our house, makes them better suited to weekend breakfasts. My children are a little reluctant to eat anything so obviously healthy, but I love them.
343987343987B008J1HO4CAW2TUM7HKGMBTRoy E. Lachman0041203292800McCann OatmealThe oatmeal is excellent. However, of the 8 cans I bought, 7 were dented, some severely. This was not due to packing, which was good; they were sent that way. Doesn't alter the quality of the oatmeal, but you can't give them as gifts.
343988343988B008J1HO4CA2BWIQUMXJ5LG9Left Coaster0051203206400Oatmeal, it's what's for breakfast!I love this oatmeal for both the taste and texture. True, it's not refined enough to just soak overnight without much cooking, like you can do with "quick" oats (which I also love).

Don't kill me because I bought it for the reusable containers! Yes, they came with a few dings, but that's ok. I bought them last year when on sale here for less than now, and think I got a great deal.

I eat them with butter, salt and pepper, or berries, sugar and cream. Their website also has ideas about precooking http://www.mccanns.ie/preparation.html

The worst that can happen is that you reuse the can to hold trail mix, a candle, or bath salts, etc.

Warning, you do have to gently pry the lid off--every time!

I bet they'd be great as a crunchy topping, but I'll have to search around for how to do that without breaking a tooth! (Excuse me if someone has already mentioned this--I haven't read all the reviews.)
343989343989B008J1HO4CA3121T3DX144HMichelle Jones0051203206400Totally Perfect Oatmeal!This is the best oatmeal in the world. It's hearty, delicious, nutty. It just makes you feel good about the start of your day. Great, classy product!
343990343990B008J1HO4CA29VJ8M9SIQNQ2Slim Jim "Jim"0051203206400WORTH THE WAITHealthy and Delious . . . what more could you want?
1/2 hour is not to long a cooking time in exchange for best oats I've ever had. I've had no problem with them sticking to the pan. I stir them maybe three times during the cook time. I also cooked a double batch and refrigerated them overnight. They were just as great tasting as when first cooked. I then tried freezing some and a few days later had them for breakfast and they were still great tasting. I don't know if refrigerating or freezing them makes them less healthly but it was quicker if you don't have the time.
343991343991B008J1HO4CAT9OT2TLNAHOVRosalind Kendal0051203206400Oatmeal lovers read onThis product was recently rated number one by readers of Rachel Ray magazine.In that my husband and I both love oatmeal there was no way we weren't going to try this product. Strange as it sounds, it takes some time to prepare correctly, but it is worth the extra time and effort. We are converted!

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