Did you have any idea how darn clever the good folks at Quaker Oats are???  I sure didn't.  So when I saw the dotted line, designating how much hot water I should pour into the cup, my life changed (???).

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Honestly though, if you WEREN'T aware of this perk, how many times have you had to either dump out some milky liquid because you added too much...or run back to the hot water dispenser because you didn't add enough?  This handy waterproof packet allows you to measure exactly 2/3 cup, which in my humble opinion, is the perfect amount for the perfect oatmeal consistency.  (Just be careful if you're doing the hot-water-directly-in-the-pouch, because it is pretty hot.)

This built-in measuring cup is incredibly handy.  Any other modern marvels of science (???) you recently discovered?  Share them!

(BTW, in case you're wondering -- which I'm sure you're not -- this is my favorite flavor, and what I enjoyed this morning.)