Theresa, the word ‘oatmeal’ is what threw me off; what you have as you said are rolled oats. These are fine, and I would definitely finish the package you have, but next time you order, you might want to consider Bob’s oat bran instead of the rolled oats. Rolled oats and oat bran are not the same thing. The bran is removed from the outer shell of the oat or seed and it isn’t digested or absorbed by the body, instead, it’s fermented by the intestinal flora and then used as a food source. The rolled oats are the whole seed or oat. You can use the oat bran in baking or use it as a hot cereal.