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"Irish Oats" again...

This weekend when we were visiting friends, I noticed a can of McCann's Irish Oatmeal in the kitchen, and asked if I could check it out.

It's not just the last two cans we bought.

This one smelled of rancid fat too.

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lagringa
Jul. 31st, 2007 11:59 am (UTC)
I'm wondering if the natural oils in the oats are reacting to the metal in the tin. Weird.

Is there a Whole Foods or a Wild Oats near you? Maybe they have a natural brand of oatmeal you can buy.

I actually like the regular (not quick-cooking) Quaker Oats in a cardboard tube.
bovil
Jul. 31st, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
TJ's carries "Country Choice Organics" and they're pretty good. A bit finer a cut than the McCanns, but nice and clean-smelling.
ex_loren_q
Jul. 31st, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
me too
I've been eating McCann's for a while but just noticed this with the last can I bought.

Pretty sure that smell wasn't there before, it's pronounced enough that I would have noticed.

bovil
Jul. 31st, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
Re: me too
Try "Country Choice Organics" steel-cut oats from Trader Joe's.
idea_fairy
Jul. 31st, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
Is there a Web URL on the label? If so, have you tried looking on their site? There may be a recall or something. If you don't see anything like that, is there a way to leave a comment?

Or if there's a phone number, try calling?
bovil
Jul. 31st, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
I just switched brands to one that doesn't seem to have the problem.

McCanns - 4 cans, all rancid when opened
Country Choice - 5 cans, all good
sinick
Jul. 31st, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
You do know that oatmeal should be stored in the freezer? Oats contain oils that go rancid over time.
bovil
Jul. 31st, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
If we didn't use a 32oz can of oats in 2-3 weeks, it might be a problem. These were stinky from the moment I pierced the seal.
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