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A plague! A plague upon your kitchen!

I've noticed the kitchen at work has a plague. A plague of sachets! Every time I see one of those 'Oatso Simple' sachets I cringe. Let me explain.

10 sachets of 36 costs a princely £2.45, which means the oats cost 25p every morning. Milk at work is free.

Walk into your local food emporium and you can spend a measly 75p in exchange for 1kg of delicious simple oats. This amounts to 28 portions, which works out at 2.7p a portion. Maybe you want to go wild and add some cinnamon, which will probably double to cost to ~5p, and you're still only paying 1/5th of the price that the sachet worshippers fork out (or spoon out...ho ho ho...)

- Cheaper (obviously...)
- Less packaging
- Fewer trips to the supermarket (you're getting nearly three times the amount, for one item)
- You know exactly what's in it!

There are three of us in our household, which means we're saving £219 per year by just using value oats. That's just under 2 days work a year I'd be doing t…

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