When I buy oats, I get the store brand. There doesn't seem to be any difference between it and the fancier one with the old guy on the container.
They're just whole grain rolled oats after all.
Look at all that fiber. Love it!
What makes them old-fashioned? Just they're rolled, which literally means they've been squished into a little flat. Quick-cooking oats are rolled oats too except they're squished into an even flatter oat. The cooking times aren't drastically different so I always get the regular, old-fashioned oats. The texture is better.
Like most things, there's a liner under the lid. This one is paper you have to tear off. I wish they'd leave a little more edge hanging off so it's easier to grab.
And there you have it. A bunch of flake-like rolled oats. The big container is cool because a 1-cup measuring cup fits in there nicely.
Ralph's Old-Fashioned Oats, available in the breakfast cereal aisle, probably on the bottom shelf, for $3.49 a 40-oz container. That makes each half-cup, about 30 of them, around $0.12. Unexpectedly, that's just a smidge less than Coach's Oats.