has nothing to do with
and never had anything at all
to do with The Society of Friends,
and that it was an early brand-name
(after Coca-Cola, McCormick's Spices and Lipton's Tea)
in the hideously-serious marketing-game.
Note: Modern 'branding' began as a result of legislation
for the registration of exclusive trademarks
passed in the USA.
Quaker Oats is a bland baby-food - in contrast to authentic Scottish and Irish porridge
which is made using 'pin-head' oatmeal, has a nutty taste and an almost al dente texture.