Costco Health Warrior Oatmeal Review + Easy Prep Method
Health Warrior Grains & Seeds Oatmeal at Costco
Each box of Health Warrior Oatmeal contains 20 individual packs of either Apple Walnut or Strawberry Almond flavored oatmeal.
The oatmeal is vegan and is made up of Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Flax & Chia. Each pack even contains a whopping 10 grams of plant based protein!
Costco’s box of Health Warrior Oatmeal contains 10 packs of 2 different flavors. Those flavors are Apple Walnut and Strawberry Almond.
The nice part about this oatmeal is that they aren’t artificially flavored, but the flavor will actually come from the ingredients themselves.
The Strawberry Almond oatmeal pack is going to contain dried strawberries and almonds. The Apple walnut pack is going to contain dehydrated apples and chopped walnuts.
Not only does this oatmeal contain actual pieces of fruit and nuts, their ingredient list overall is very clean.
You can recognize the name of almost every ingredient on the list and there is no mono-bi-carbohydrate-sodium-phosphate-acid.
The only downside would be the “natural flavors.”
If you were to recreate this oatmeal at home, your ingredient list would be very very similar to the one that Health Warriors uses. Fantastic stuff!
Plant Based Marketing
I’m not going to get into too much, but I’m just not a fan of plant based protein being so heavily utilized in marketing nowadays.
Things like nuts and seeds are technically plant based protein but very rarely were they advertised as such.
Now, everything that has a nut, seed, vegetable or fruit is marketed as plant based, and I don’t like it!
Costco Cost Comparison
How Much Does Health Warrior Oatmeal Cost at Costco?
Costco sells the 20 pack of Health Warrior Oatmeal for $16.99. This breaks down to a price of $0.85 per pack.
Costco will occasionally discount the oatmeal by $4.50, bringing the price down to $12.49 or $0.62 per pack.
This is going to be more expensive than your basic instant oatmeal pack, but is an excellent price for a health conscious oatmeal with a variety of seeds and nuts.
Costco Exclusive Item
Health Warriors Oatmeal Packs appear to be a Costco exclusive item. The only other option that doesn’t involve either walmarts or Amazon’s 3rd party sellers would be purchasing the oatmeal directly from Health Warrior’s own website.
On their site, they sell similar sized oatmeal cups for $2.16 each. This is nearly 3 times Costco’s price for the oatmeal packs.
Health Warrior Oatmeal - Taste Test
I’ve had a few of these oatmeal packs now and they are delicious. The oatmeal itself is solid and the variety of toppings and ingredients are fantastic.
There is an abundance of visible pumpkin, flax, chia, and sunflower seeds.
Each bite is going to contain at least a few different nuts or seeds, and each one will have its own unique texture. There is definitely a lot of crunch to this oatmeal.
Combined with the fruit pieces of either strawberry or apple, there is an ample amount of sweetness in the oatmeal.
The oatmeal isn’t overly sweet by any means, and is at a great level for healthy oatmeal.
The apple walnut oatmeal is delicious. It smells like apple pie and Health Warrior doesn’t skimp on either the apples or walnuts.
The apples are packed with flavor and I would say on average each pack contains 20+ sliced apple pieces.
There is also an acceptable amount of walnuts in each oatmeal pack. I can’t necessarily complain about the amount of walnuts, but a few more pieces would have been nice as well.
The strawberry almond oatmeal includes dehydrated chopped strawberries and chopped almond pieces.
The strawberry smell is very noticeable in this oatmeal. It does feel like there are less strawberry pieces here than there were apple pieces in the Apple Walnut flavor.
Still a very enjoyable flavor, the strawberries are nice and the oatmeal is very delicious.
CFDB Post Comments
This oatmeal has been one of the more requested reviews that we have received. There seem to be a lot of fans of Health Warrior Oatmeal. Here is what some of our readers have said about this Costco gem on our food database page:
John V: “Great tasty oatmeal with seeds.”
Leticia G: “This is one of the best oatmeals in a pack that I’ve ever had.”
Swati J: “THE BEST OATS I HAVE EVER HAD”
Marcy: “I got this at Costco and it’s really helped me while I’m trying to eat nutritious while breastfeeding my baby.”
Traci K: “My family absolutely loves this oatmeal and I was so sad when I couldn’t find at Costco anymore…. This is an amazing product and I imagine a great seller!”
Debbie: “It is so wholesome and the healthiest of all of the convenience packets. I eat this every morning!”
Health Warrior Grains & Seeds Oatmeal Cooking Instructions
Health Warrior suggests two different options for heating/cooking their oatmeal. Both recommended cooking methods are easy and convenient.
You can also adjust the amount of milk or water for your desired thickness.
Just Add Boiling Water/Milk - Recommended
- Empty packet Into bowl.
- Add up to 1/2 cup hot milk or boiling water, stir.
- Let stand for 1 minute, enjoy!
- Empty the packet into a microwave safe bowl.
- Add up to 2/3 cup unheated milk or water, stir.
- Microwave on high 70-75 seconds.
- Stir, let stand for 1-2 minutes, enjoy!
Easy Prep - Microwave Method
Believe it or not, the cooking directions on the individual packs are different from the directions on the box. The box states to fill the bowl of oatmeal with 2/3 cup of water.
The directions printed on the pouch also say to add 2/3 cup of water, but will also provide a fill line on the bag that designates 2/3 cup.
You can simply pour the oatmeal into a bowl and then fill the bag with water up until that line.
This saves you from needing additional equipment as well as making the oatmeal that much more convenient to make in the morning.
How Many Calories in Health Warrior Oatmeal?
Costco’s two flavors of Health Warrior Oatmeal both have 240 calories per pouch. The calories are made up of 10 grams of fat, 29 grams of carbohydrates, and 10 grams of “plant based” protein.
There are 6 grams of fiber and 5 grams of added sugar.
There are some slight differences in the types of fat in each flavor, but for the most part, they are the same.
Health Warrior includes 4 seeds in the oatmeal; sunflower, pumpkin, flax & chia. Chia seeds are a superfood, and all together the 4 seeds are full of health benefits.
In fact, these 4 seeds make up Cleveland Health’s Top 6 Best Seeds to Eat.
This is a great nutritional label for oatmeal and combined with its clean ingredient list, this is an excellent breakfast option.
Costco Health Warrior Oatmeal Review
Product Name: Health Warrior Grains & Seeds Oatmeal
Quantity: 20 Instant Oatmeal Packs
Location Within Costco: Pantry and Dry Goods
Price Per Instant Oatmeal Pack: $0.85
Health Warrior Oatmeal is a Costco hidden gem. The oatmeal makes for an easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast that only takes 2 minutes to prep.
Both the Strawberry Almond and Apple Walnut flavor are great, and nutritionally this is an excellent way to start the day.
There was a lot of hype about this oatmeal, and I have to say that it actually lived up to it!
Value - 8/10
Convenience - 9/10
Taste - 8/10
Nutrition - 10/10
CFDB Score - 8/10
- Great Ingredients
- Very tasty
- Super Convenient
- Slightly price for oatmeal