Quaker Oat's "Real Medley" instant oatmeal cups with fruit and nuts will hit shelves in March. And earlier this year, Quaker Oats began selling a soft-baked banana nut bar that it says combines "the taste of your favorite baked goods with healthy ingredients." The bar has 140 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.
"If you have a lull at 10 a.m., it's going to help you get through to lunch," says Candace Mueller Medina, a spokeswoman for Quaker Oats, which is owned by PepsiCo. "It's a perfect midmorning snack for people who crave something sweet before lunch.
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