Food of the Eighties, Oatmeal Swirlers
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It was oatmeal that came with packets of strawberry, maple brown sugar, or milk chocolate icing to swirl on top after it was cooked.
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kallista - September 16, 2007 - Report this comment
i remember these the swirlers were used to make designs on ur oatmeal 1 of my favs as a kid
Product Of The 80's - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Don't have the fondest of memories of this one, as my daily babysitters (my next-door neighbors) would practically force-feed myself and their own kids the stuff every morning before school, and would only buy the Strawberry kind, which tasted funky to me. Being 20 years older, I'd probably love the stuff if it was still around.
Hannah - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I wish they brought this back. Chocolat was my absolute favorite. I started having it when I was only 8 in the second grade and now I'm almost 26.
Rosie - February 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Ok I freaking LOVED this stuff,strawberry was my fav. I ate this every morning for a year, until they stopped making it:(
pnutbutterprincess82 - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember asking and not getting because my mom would say do they have that crap with the 10lb canister of oat meal that I buy if not then shut your pie hole wow the pictures bring back memories painful ones but memories :)
MrTroy - August 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I never ate the stuff, but i INSTANTLY recognized the box once I saw it on the right, my sister used to eat the stuff
Angie - September 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Soooooo yummy!
MJ - September 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm 24 and I still crave the strawberry swirl! I wish they'd bring it back :(
lily - October 02, 2008 - Report this comment
this was so good! does anyone remember an oatmeal like this that had this fake fruit flavored "gummy" bears that kind of melted on the hot oatmeal?
SZA - October 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Lily, you're talking about "UNDERCOVER BEARS" Oatmeal!
Jennifer - February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh man, this stuff was so good...strawberry was my favorite!
aine - June 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved this stuff! Even though I love chocolate, I'd actually fight with my brother over the strawberry. lol
Kathryn - July 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have Oatmeal Swirlers! I make it myself. Chocolate was my favorite so I make a regular packet of Quaker instant oatmeal and pour on the Hershey's syrup. I was so little when I used to eat it, but to me it seems like I'm 4 again, eating the same stuff my mom used to buy. Whats worse, my mom still has a coupon for Oatmeal Swirlers. When I asked her about it, she remarked that there is no expiration date on the coupon. Haha.
Megan - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Son of a Biscuit! I forgot about this! I use to like the strawberry. I didn't even care to try the other flavors.
Amanda - August 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Go to and submit it!
Anthony - October 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved this oatmeal. Strawberry was the best. I wish i was a kid again
psychotic clown - October 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved this food more than any other of the 1980's. This is primarily due to the fact that when you made it, you could put the strawberry gel in the middle, so when you took a spoonfull, it looked like you just cut into the oatmeal and it appeared to be bleeding!!!!!!!!! Why did they discontinue this glorious breakfast item??? Nothing says "mental stability and development" quite like a childs food bleeding.
Steph - December 19, 2009 - Report this comment
oatmeal swirler commercial:
Brandon - January 04, 2010 - Report this comment
This was my all time favorite hot cereal! I have thought about this for years, wishing it was still around! SOO GOOD!!
JP - January 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Quaker Oatmeal's "strawberries & cream" flavor instant oatmeal tastes real similar to the strawberry swirl oatmeal. I just had some a minute ago and a light bulb clicked in my head. I remember begging my mom for this stuff as a kid!
Heather - February 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I really think that Quaker should bring it back maybe if we all sign a petition or e-mail them maybe they would consider it
Paula - June 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this oatmeal!! I'm 28 and still crave this stuff. I really wish that Quaker would bring this back! This brings back childhood memories.
sara - July 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I am pregnant and am CRAVING the strawberry swirlers!!!!
Justin Messinger - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Smuckers real fruit strawberry syrup works pretty well
Nicole E P - November 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I always put a swirl of syrup in my Maple and Brown Sugar oatmeal, but it's not the same... I want Oatmeal Swirlers back! I miss it!!
Linda - March 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Every now and again I think about the food I used to eat as a kid, and this is one of them! I LOVED Oatmeal Swirlers they were the bomb! Strawberry was my fave! Yum! Does anyone remember this one granola/rice krispyish type of bar that came in a peanut butter flavor? I feel like it was called toppers or something...
Beth - November 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I used to love the strawbery one. I have been asking everyone I know what it was called. No one knew what I was talking about and thought I was crazy. I wish they would bring this stuff back. I could eat it all day.
Jessica - January 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Everyone that likes it should sign the petition to bring it back!! =) I can't post the link here but you can google it ;)I wish they would bring it back!
heather - January 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I couldn't find the petition but I wrote the company it took 5 mins I would love for this to come back
Shawn - February 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Hahaha this bring backs so many memories of my childhood! I was so sad when they stopped making it. U can still put any flavor of Smucker's on your oatmeal but it's just not the same!
Alicia - July 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Please bring these back!!! It was my favorite breakfast until they stopped making it! :(
nick - August 10, 2012 - Report this comment
It just hit me that there isn't anything like this anymore. Being born in 1982 it was always at grandma's house. I remember them, but do not remember the taste. Just the fun. Now, last week I asked a group of 24 year olds if they remembered these things (thinking they could have only been discontinued like, last year, right?). Not a soul in the campsite knew. But they thought it was a pretty rad idea.
Ron - October 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Man I use to love this when I was little. I still remember the taste. I remember the strawberry, and the chocolate.
Ray - November 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I thought I was the only person looking for this im 25 now and as a child that was my favorite and I been looking for it for the few years
Candice - March 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Omg I literally just cried. I remember this very distinctly. My mom would always buy it for me. I loved the strawberry the best. I swear to this very day when I buy oatmeal for my sons (weekly), I always look just in case they bring it back. Those were the good days! Ok I'm crying again. Lmao!
Jenna - August 02, 2013 - Report this comment
My parents used to feed this to my sister and I on a regular basis. Strawberry was our choice. I still check out the oatmeal selection at the grocery store every once in a while hoping that one day they will start making it again. One day, maybe? Very fond memories of this!
Whitney - August 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved this. Have been looking for it for years now. Really wish they would bring it back. I recently got some w Dino eggs lol. We will c how these are.
pamela - September 24, 2013 - Report this comment
I am 29 years old. I remember this oatmeal so well. My favorite was the strawberry!!! They need to bring them back. My sons would probably eat it. BRING THEM BACK!!!
Charlie - February 23, 2014 - Report this comment
Came out in 1988
Shaun - June 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Born in '85, so if it came out in '88 and was only around aprox a year than this stuff must've been spectacular. I am 28 now, and have craved the strawberry flavored "gel" for YEARS, couldn't have been much older than 3 or 4 when I had it....Crazy
Shaun - June 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Forgot to add, for fans of the "Strawberry" the only comparable tasting oatmeal ive ever had since is the "strawberrys n' creme" currently put out by Quaker.
Chris - July 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I was just trying to remember the name of this oatmeal I had as a kid and my girlfriend said the same thing we wished they still had it out now I'm sure I would buy it and so would many other people for there young kids now. I miss the SWIRLERS Strawberry & CREAM OATMEAL!!!!!
jenn g - November 06, 2014 - Report this comment
hahaha I just found a box of oatmeal swirlers with no expiration date in my mother's cabinet :D
Christina - March 03, 2015 - Report this comment
I also remember enjoying this ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS oatmeal!!! My favorite was also STRAWBERRY!!!! My brother & sister & I would always eat it before school & ESPECIALLY ON THE WEEKENDS!!!! I MISS THIS SOOOOO MUCH!!! I was just talking about this a couple weeks ago asking someone if they remembered it & said that I REALLLLLLY WISH THEY WOULD BRING IT BACK FOR GOOD!!!! ;) :) THERE HAS TO BE A WAY TO GET THIS BACK IN THE STORES!!! :) ;)
kenya - March 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Strawberry was my fafavorite. N i loved the bears too. Im gonna write to quaker maybe everyone should maybe they will bring it back out
melanie - March 28, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember making my mom go to a million stores looking for this took me forever to give up I still miss it wish I could go downstairs now and make it and I was also an 85 baby to miss it this much says something come on Quaker please my son is looking at this with me hop on the wagon your fans want their oatmeal back

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