Three Sisters

by Holly on December 15, 2010

in family,reviews

My name is Holly, and I am the second oldest of four daughters.

That means I have three sisters.

Coincidentally, there happens to be a Minnesota-based company named Three Sisters, which makes environmentally-friendly, natural and delicious cereal products. They just so happen to have also introduced a new line of instant oatmeal that has helped raise more than $70,000 for Haiti relief.

For my Three Sisters cereal reviews, check out these posts here.

It turns out they take care of their sisters better than mine took care of me growing up.

While the notion that “Sisters always take care of each other,” is a sweet one, I can attest to the fact it is not always true. If you want proof, you can ask my older sister Katie about the two years of high school she spent ignoring me as her blood relative, only giving me rides home on the days I begged, pleaded and cried.

In her defense, it was her friend’s car, and I can be a bit of a drama queen.

In my defense, I only cried because one of the only guys that ever liked me in high school asked another girl to prom. That’s devastating stuff when you’re 16.

Anyways, while I think their packaging may be a bit misleading, I can appreciate the fact they are smart about the way it is constructed.

When I received the Plain Grain, Dark Chocolate and Brown Sugar & Maple flavors to sample for free and write an honest review for the blog, it immediately struck me that each flavor reminded me of each of my three sisters.

Corny, but true.

On the surface, my older sister Katie could be called Plain Grain.

She’s a teacher. Her wardrobe consists of three colors: black, brown + green. She doesn’t like drawing attention to herself.

When you take a deeper look however, you soon discover she is made from uniquely organic ingredients like oats, flaxseed, barley, quinoa and rye. She’s 160 calories worth of deliciously nutty fun. She may not look so from the outside, but trust me, girlfriend can be hilarious + sassy when she wants to be.

She can go from Plain Grain to Pumpkin Gingerbread Oats just like that.

My younger sister Alli is so Dark Chocolate it’s scary.

To me, dark chocolate is warmth on a cold wintry night, complex and the diva of all chocolates.

That’s Alli in a nutshell.

She’s one of the most caring people I know and has such a rich depth of character (including her occasional bouts of diva behavior). She is who she is – real dark chocolate, no fake flavoring needed. In other words, she’s a decadent bowl of Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Oatmeal.

And that’s a very good thing.

Last, but most certainly not least, there’s my littlest sister Kendra.

She’s #4 of the Everythingtarian ladies and the quintessential baby of the family.

She’s laid back, go with the flow, hilariously funny and often gets forgotten about…kind of like Brown Sugar & Maple Oatmeal.

Notice how there’s no picture of said oatmeal?

Yeah, I kinda forgot about that one.

But it was my favorite of them all!

Cereal that is, not sister.

No favorite playing here, for Lord knows we don’t need any hair pulling, backseat fighting or inter-sister fighting this Christmas. Plus, I’m going to need a ride home from one of my sisters next week, and I really don’t want to have to beg, plead OR cry for it.


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Evan Thomas December 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I can’t believe you called your sister 160 calories of deliciously nutty fun. Major LOLs.

Lorna December 15, 2010 at 9:14 pm

A fitting tribute to your sisters and your cereal!!! And now I’m hungry…

Alex @ IEatAsphalt December 15, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Love the Three Sisters cold cereal so I will definitely have to track down that chocolate oatmeal.

Matt December 15, 2010 at 9:22 pm

I would like some of that dark chocolate oatmeal ASAP.



Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 15, 2010 at 9:26 pm

you and your sisters are all gorgeous and i can tell you all love to have FUN in life!!!! :)

katie December 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm

beautiful-ness runs in da fammmmmmm, obviously!
i want to try that oatmeal!

Jessica December 15, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I love Three Sisters oatmeal! I’m the big sister, and I tormented my little sister on a daily basis. Little sisters…boooo!

Katie December 15, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I’m the second oldest of three girls, and my name is Katie. I think big sisters named Katie are just supposed to treat their little sisters like crap. My little sister would second that in a hearbeat, I am sure.

I wonder if Katie likes being called Plain Grain? ;)

Jenna December 15, 2010 at 10:03 pm

omg! 3 sisters looks soo good!

janetha December 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm

you clever little lightbulb! i loved this! and my phone died.. so if you text me again.. sorry. i fail at charging anything, ever.

glidingcalm December 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm

man! what a great review!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so creative and thoughtful and sweeeeeeeet!

loves you!

Kim December 15, 2010 at 11:37 pm

You’re on a roll, girl… your posts keep getting better and better!

Lynn @ The Actors Diet December 16, 2010 at 12:30 am

oooh i wish i had gotten some of that dark chocolate – it looks great! i also wish i had sisters…

Lauren December 16, 2010 at 5:44 am

I adore Three Sisters but we don’t have a WF around here so I have not been able to try the oats. I am LOVING the cereal they sent me though.

Madeline - Greens and Jeans December 16, 2010 at 6:18 am

I can only assume you’ve already stolen the mustard yellow cardigan sister number one is wearing in the top picture

Abby December 16, 2010 at 6:22 am

Ha! I loved this. Considering I’m an only child, my review would have been all about me and how I reflect each flavor, which kind of summarizes my childhood as an only child. It’s ALL about me…

Remember, if you have a brother suddenly appear, I get dibbs (however you spell it.)

Pure2raw twins December 16, 2010 at 7:10 am

Loved this post! I have 3 sisters too : )

Erica December 16, 2010 at 7:36 am

I still haven’t been able to find this cereal anywhere! What a cute post though. Their oatmeals look fabulous. And I love your fam :)

brandi December 16, 2010 at 8:44 am

love this Holly :) I have two sisters and they both fit into similar categories! :)

that dark chocolate cereal looks so, so good.

Curtis December 16, 2010 at 11:54 am

That was entertaining! Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Oatmeal…interesting

Bonnie December 16, 2010 at 12:14 pm

What a great way to describe the 3 cereals while giving your readers more insight into your sisters…seems like you guys have great relationships and are so fun and real with each other. :D Very creative!

Alina @ Duty Free Foodie December 16, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I’ve always wanted sisters! I used to beg my mom to have another girl (before I realized how freaking hard it is to have children). Alas, all I have is an older brother. He is definitely not sweet or chocolatey, but I love him anyway.

Sissy #1 December 16, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I resent this post.

Megan (Braise the Roof) December 16, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I love the tribute to your sisters! Your house must have been so fun (and chaotic, perhaps) growing up!

emily (a nutritionist eats) December 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm

I haven’t seen their oatmeal yet! I’ll have to keep a look out for them. They seem like fun dessert oatmeal!

Uncle Tommie Timbertoes December 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Ya gotta love the Ally-cakes pic. Katy-kins, whadda gal. N baby Kenra Jane Yer A Pain, so psychedelic, so perfect.

Vous êtes magnifique

Lindsey @ Eat, Read, Run December 16, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Hilarious!! Love it. Seriously creative comparing.

Adam December 16, 2010 at 7:19 pm

So the big question is, what flavor would YOU be!? You are so different (in a completely good way) and your family looks like they know how to live life :) One day you will have to fill me in as to how you come up with these kind of posts!

BroccoliHut December 16, 2010 at 7:59 pm

As the youngest of three daughters (and lover of cereal), I thoroughly enjoyed this post:)

Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover December 16, 2010 at 8:54 pm

This was most probably the BEST BLOG POST I’VE EVER READ.

Rachel (tea and chocolate) December 16, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Cute post! I’m now contemplating what oatmeal flavor my sister would be. ;)

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