Product Type: Scott`s Food
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Scott`s Porage Oats
Member Name: Picasso
Scott`s Porage Oats
Date: 11/02/06, updated on 04/01/10 (4520 review reads)
Advantages: Good, healthy breakfast that will give you plenty of energy
WHY SCOTT'S PORAGE OATS?
The blurb on the box informs us that Scott's Porage (this is not a spelling mistake) Oats have been milled in Scotland since 1880 and to ensure that we enjoy every bowlful they use only the highest quality oats and milling process.
Compared to rival companies and many cheaper brands, Scott's for me are the best. I haven't enjoyed the texture in other makes. Too much powder in some and harsher oats in others can give that sawdust affect and is probably why so many people turn up their noses at the thought of eating porridge. Others have had quite a bitter taste too. Scott's however have remained consistently good throughout the years. Even when made with water only, the taste is creamy and the oats are nice and soft and palatable.
EASY TO MAKE
The Traditional Way
Using a saucepan, mix half a mug of oats with water or milk. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring all the time.
Measure in the same way, but place directly into a cereal bowl. Cook on full power for 3 to 4 minutes depending on the wattage of your microwave. Leave to stand for 2 minutes.
This is my preferred method. It is quicker, less messy and there isn't a pan to wash either. I also like mine with half water, half milk. Whilst the porridge is cooking, I take my shower. Unlike the traditional way, you don't have to stand over it.
Once it is cooked - what to have with it? In Scotland it is usually kept savoury and served or cooked with a pinch of salt. That has been my experience, but if any of our Scottish readers wish to correct me, please do so. I was brought up with the golden syrup version, that is a spoonful swirled on the top whilst others enjoy it with sugar. My favourite way now is to have it topped with either blueberries or raspberries or cooked with a sprinkling of dried fruit.
I find that porridge for breakfast fills me up and I don't pick or snack throughout the morning. Some facts about oats too: -
1. Oats contain more good fats than any other grains. These fats actually help you lose weight and are therefore great for diets.
2. They are a rich source of Vitamin B complex, which is good for the nervous system and for strengthening bones.
3. They are rich in nutrients and are a basic energy food which will kick-start the day and prevent tiredness late on.
4. They help to keep blood glucose levels in balance to maintain concentration and alertness.
Another metabolic boosting nutrient is Vitamin C. Porridge topped with fruit is a wonderfully healthy way to start the day.
1.5 g fat (of which are saurates)
PACKAGING AND STORAGE
On the back of the Scott's Porage box are recipes for you to collect. Recent ones have included fish pie, fruit crumble and flapjacks. So far all the one's I have tried have been successful. Whenever I make a savoury or fruit crumble, I replace some of the flour with oats to give the crumble a nuttier texture.
Kept in the box, Scott's Porage Oats will stay fresh for around two months. After that they need to be stored in an airtight container.
Vary between £1.45 - £1.50 for a 1kg box. Sainsbury's have had an offer on for most of the winter selling 2 boxes for £2.50.
In order for Scott's Porage Oats to create it's own distinctive taste, oats are rolled thicker and are gently kilned as they say "to bring you the true taste of Scotland" On a cold, wintry morning I find Scott's Porage nourishing and wholesome and feel warmed right through. If you have tried other brands and decided that you don't like porridge, then I recommend that you try Scott's. At around £1.50 per box, it is probably one of the cheapest heathly breakfasts around.
And as Goldilocks once said when trying various bowls of porridge "This one's just right"
Summary: Breakfast cereal
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