Saffola Masala Oats Review

Saffola Masala Oats with five different flavor twists can help and spruce up your regular bowl of oats. Read our review to know about their taste, texture and price.

Oats can become a soggy morning bowl that not many people like. As wonderful and healthy this cereal is, eating oats every day can become a tad bit mundane, especially for us Indians, who like a little masala and spices in our meals and do not prefer something sweet or bland in the morning! Perhaps to address this pain point, Saffola brings some new exciting flavors to the market with their masala oats range. Made from 100% whole grain oats, Saffola Masala Oats boasts of being a healthy addition to your diet. The health and taste factor of any product in the market usually goes hand in hand and no customer would want to compromise in either department. We reviewed five flavors of Saffola Masala Oats – Pav bhaji, Chinese (By Chef Kunal Kapur), Peppy tomato, Veggie twist, and Classic masala. How did they fare on the taste-o-meter and what is their calorie count, let’s find out?

The Variants of Saffola Masala Oats

Saffola Masala Oats come in five different flavors –

  • Saffola Masala Oats – Everyday Peppy Tomato
  • Saffola Masala Oats – Chef’s Special Chinese (By Chef Kunal Kapur)
  • Saffola Masala Oats – Mumbai Pav Bhaji
  • Saffola Masala Oats – Veggie Twist
  • Saffola Masala Oats – Classic Masala

All Saffola Masala Oats contain maltodextrin. Maltodextrin is an ingredient that most packaged foods contain which helps to improve the flavor, thickness and shelf life of the product. Diabetics should avoid eating products with maltodextrin on a daily basis as it is high on the glycemic index and can spike blood sugar levels. These oats can also be cooked in a microwave. We cooked them on a gas stove in a pan. Here is what we thought about them –

1) Saffola Masala Oats – Everyday Peppy Tomato

According to the information provided on the pack:

  • Contains added flavor.
  • It provides 402 Kcal per 100 grams of serving.
  • Key ingredients include rolled oats (75%), vegetables and spices and condiments.
 Saffola Masala Oats Review

Saffola Masala Oats – Peppy Tomato

The intense tomato tang that you expect from the tomato-flavored product was missing.

MRP – Rs 15/- for a 38-gram pack

*Price at the time of review

Mishry Taste Test | Saffola Masala Oats – Peppy Tomato

We cooked these as per instructions given on the pack.

When we opened the pack, we got a strong tomato-flavored aroma, but upon cooking the tomato flavor diminished. A prepared bowl of oats is yellowish-orange in color.

This has vegetables like carrots and onions, though we felt that some more vegetables could have been added. The carrots add a crunchy texture to this bowl of oats.

A good option for bachelors, PG students or people living alone who don’t have the time to cook something for breakfast.

We also felt that this variant was more like a regular bowl of masala oats with a peppery kick and barely tasted of tomatoes.

2) Saffola Masala Oats – Chef’s Special Chinese

According to the information provided on the pack-

  • This contains added flavor.
  • It provides 382 Kcal per 100 grams of serving.
  • This flavor of Saffola Masala Oats has been designed by Chef Kunal Kapur.
  • Some of the main ingredients used are rolled oats (76%), dried vegetables and spices and condiments.
 Saffola Masala Oats Review

Saffola Masala Oats – Chef’s Special Chinese

These masala oats by Saffola have a distinct Chinese flavor and a strong punch of garlic.

MRP – Rs 18/- for a 38-gram pack

*Price at the time of review

Mishry Taste Test | Saffola Masala Oats – Chef’s Special Chinese

There is no pungent aroma upon opening the pack.

We cooked the Saffola Masala Oats – Chef’s Special Chinese according to the instructions given on the pack. The oats were ready in three minutes. We recommend that you stir it continuously otherwise the oats might stick to the pan. 

A prepared bowl of oats is bownish-orange in color.

We could spot some onions, corns and french beans in the oats.

In the first bite, you get to taste garlic and has a recognisable Chinese flavor to it. It is mildly tangy because of the vinegar. The spice levels are mild too.

Overall, the flavor is decent.

3) Saffola Masala Oats – Mumbai Pav Bhaji

According to the information provided on the pack-

  • It contains permitted natural colors and added flavor.
  • It provides 375 Kcal per 100 grams of serving.
  • A few key ingredients include rolled oats (57.9%), vegetables and spices and condiments.
 Saffola Masala Oats Review

Saffola Masala Oats – Mumbai Pav Bhaji

Your tastebuds will be confused if you are eating a bowl of oats or some bhaji.

MRP – Rs 15/- for a 32-gram pack

*Price at the time of review

Mishry Taste Test | Saffola Masala Oats – Mumbai Pav Bhaji

We felt that this combination was a slightly weird one. Why would anyone want a bhaji-style bowl of oats? But no judgement if you do!

The quantity is very less for the price.

The aroma is surely like that of a bhaji. It contains vegetables like potatoes, onions, peas, french beans, capsicum and coriander.

Surprisingly the texture is very similar to a bhaji, even though the color is missing.

It has the usual masala oats flavor, which is decent, but somehow fails to give the pav bhaji flavor, which is promised on the pack. There is a definite aftertaste of garam-masala.

This product is not going to suffice your pav bhaji cravings.

4) Saffola Masala Oats – Veggie Twist

According to the information provided on the pack-

  • It provides 391 Kcal per 100 grams of serving.
  • A few key ingredients include rolled oats (69.3%) and vegetables.
 Saffola Masala Oats Review

Saffola Masala Oats – Veggie Twist

The coconut and curry leaves add a wonderfully surprising edge to the Saffola veggie oats.

MRP – Rs 190/- for a 500-gram pack

*Price at the time of review

Mishry Taste Test | Saffola Masala Oats – Veggie Twist

If you love the flavor combination of coconut and curry leaves, you would love these masala oats. You can read the complete in-depth review of Saffola Masala Oats – Veggie Twist here.

5) Saffola Masala Oats – Classic Masala

According to the information provided on the pack-

  • It provides 393 Kcal per 100 grams of serving.
  • A few key ingredients include oats (73.9%) and spices and condiments.
 Saffola Masala Oats Review

Saffola Masala Oats – Classic Masala

A flavorsome combination of oats, Indian spices, and vegetables makes this variant of Saffola’s Masala Oats a favorable option.

MRP – Rs 190/- for a 500-gram pack

*Price at the time of review

Mishry Taste Test | Saffola Masala Oats – Classic Masala

A healthy and flavorful breakfast option, Saffola’s Masala Oats – Classic Masala does not disappoint. This is a good option of you do not wish to experiment with flavors and want to stick with classics. You can read our full review on the classic masala oats here.

Oats have gained immense popularity in the last few years as a health food. Adding them to your diet is always a smart option. If you are not fond of the same old milk and oats porridge, swapping that with some flavored salted oats wouldn’t be a bad choice. Please note that packaged products should not be consumed as a daily practice. Freshly made home meals are not replaceable.

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  1. The regular veggie twist masala oats are probably the best ones I’ve tried amongst these. My kids enjoy it too, but I add a sachet of maggi masala on top for them.

  2. Sonal Puri says

    Is a small 20 rupee pack enough for one person?

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