Before trying this, I've never had Steel Cut Oats. I've always been a huge fan of oatmeal and preferred the slow cooked Quaker Oats that are available in most supermarkets. The problem is that Quaker Oats do not guarantee freedom from cross-contamination. For the longest time I didn't even go near oats for fear of getting sick. Oats naturally do not contain the gluten proteins that make those with Celiac so sick, but often fields of oats are planted near wheat fields so the two crops end up mixing a bit resulting in cross-contamination of most oat-products.
I've got to tell you, after my first bite of these steel cut oats, I was in love! I find the texture awesome and with a little brown sugar and maple syrup, it's the perfect breakfast food. I highly suggest you try these out for yourself. That is, of course, if you're a big fan of oatmeal like I am:)