Once again, we’re looking for someone to help represent Bob’s Red Mill at the 19th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Scotland this October 6th. Thus was born Spar for the Spurtle, the ultimate oatmeal throw-down. All it takes is a winning oatmeal recipe!
As Bob’s Red Mill founder Bob Moore and 2009 World Porridge Making Champion Matthew Cox explain in this video, the company won the competition and the title of World’s Best Oats in 2009. Now, Bob’s Red Mill is appealing to fans in search of the country’s best original recipe that makes use of the company’s Steel Cut Oats.
If you have what it takes to Spar for the Spurtle, simply make a video detailing your recipe* and submit it via our entry page by July 20th. We’ll fly three finalists to Portland, Oregon to compete in a live cook-off, and the winner will be off to Scotland for an all-expenses-paid adventure representing Bob’s Red Mill at the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship!
Visit Spar for the Spurtle for more information, vote on videos and enter your own porridge recipe.
Based on the video submissions, three finalists will be chosen to receive the ultimate trip for Bob’s Red Mill fans. The finalist prize package includes:
- Roundtrip airfare to Portland, Oregon
- Three-nights’ accommodations at a downtown Portland hotel
- A tour of Bob’s Red Mill led by company founder Bob Moore
- A gift basket filled with Bob’s Red Mill products and merchandise
- $100 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card
- A spot in the live cook-off for a chance at the Grand Prize
- $100 for cook-off supplies
The winner of the live cook-off will receive the Grand Prize, which includes the following:
- Round-trip airfare for two to Scotland to represent the Bob’s Red Mill team at the 19th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in October 2012
- Two nights’ accommodations in Edinburg, three nights’ accommodations in Carrbridge (for two)
- Rail transportation between Edinburgh and Carrbridge (for two)
- $2500 cash
- The recipe must be completed in less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
- Soaking and toasting the oats is allowed, but they cannot be cooked prior to beginning the 30 minute time limit.
- The recipe must use steel cut oats, not rolled oats.
- Recipes must be cooked in their entirety on the stove top, using no more than two burners.