I've been buying a lot of instant porridge style snacks recently. I haven't managed to review many of them because I haven't managed to eat many of them! You see my thinking was that I could just throw some hot water into them like a pot noodle and then have a lovely afternoon snack. I don't enjoy porridge for breakfast, but do like it as a late evening thing and thought I could move it to a work snack slot.
Unfortunately most of them require milk and a microwave. This turns it from a simple spontaneous act into a complicated set of tasks. The nearest microwave is two floors below me, and we never have a decent supply of communal milk so I'd have to buy it on the way in - and the two shops nearest my office don't even sell milk!
My third attempt at this I picked up this FUEL Apple and Cinnamon as not only did it have a flavour I like, it was a brand I've reviewed with success before and it was also on sale and didn't require a bowl. On the back it said it only required boiling water up to the fill line - hurrah!
Similar to this Special K porridge that Cinabar has written about I just clicked the kettle on and filled it like I would a noodle. The texture looks a bit odd in the photo, but it turned out all right. There were hard, sweet apple bits and a reasonable grainy texture to the porridge. Sure, it's not home made fresh on the stove, but it really did hit the spot and was surprisingly filling for such a small amount.
The Dorset & Special K sachet varieties that I have specify milk and microwaves so I shall have to sort all that out before I do their proper reviews, but I did quite enjoy this one. I think that due to the water only set up it is more expensive than the regular porridges but I guess you pay for convenience.