Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Do you love porridge?

Yes I have it every day
23
35%
Yes if offered, e.g. at a YH or BB
2
3%
2-6 times a week
19
29%
Not more than once a week
9
14%
Only in winter/in Scotland
7
11%
Only when visiting the grandparents
1
2%
No, I hate it
4
6%
Not tried it yet
0
No votes
No opinion / what is porridge?
1
2%
 
Total votes: 66

Cyril Haearn
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Re: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Postby Cyril Haearn » 12 Dec 2020, 8:07am

My muesli is easy to eat, I chop up dates & apricots, put them in water in the microwave to make them soft and warm, not too many oatflakes (they dry it out), with fruit yogurt, the result is easy to slurp, I shall still be having it when my teeth are gone. As for muesli with blackberries in summer :wink:

Bought muesli and home-made muesli are two quite different fettles of kitsch, I think they should have different names
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Re: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Postby Oldjohnw » 12 Dec 2020, 8:18am

Cyril Haearn wrote:My muesli is easy to eat, I chop up dates & apricots, put them in water in the microwave to make them soft and warm, not too many oatflakes (they dry it out), with fruit yogurt, the result is easy to slurp, I shall still be having it when my teeth are gone. As for muesli with blackberries in summer :wink:

Bought muesli and home-made muesli are two quite different fettles of kitsch, I think they should have different names


Useful to know. Thanks. I've only ever bought it so far.
PS I don't have a microwave! I never have fruit yoghurt - have you seen how much sugar there is?
John

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Postby paddler » 12 Dec 2020, 8:34am

Oldjohnw wrote:I find muesli exhausting to eat. The more expensive the worse it gets. You chew for half an hour and make no impact. Pretty close to cardboard to my, obviously uneducated, palate.

On the other hand, porridge. Posh oats, pinch of salt, two thirds water/one third milk, golden syrup/maple syrup, possibly brown sugar and a bit of cream. Takes the health out of healthy but gloriously delicious.

Keeps me going right through to elevenses.


Only Elevenses? You need a bigger bowl! :D

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Postby Oldjohnw » 12 Dec 2020, 8:51am

:D

I have a modest appetite these days!
John

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Postby Cyril Haearn » 12 Dec 2020, 9:08am

Fruit yogurt: 12% sugar, allegedly :? Compensating by having porage with water only right now
..
The poll is doing well, nearly half as many have an opinion on porridge as have an opinion on being vaccinated (60:116), and
119 cyclists have an opinion on the mental health of the PotUS :wink:
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Postby Navrig » 12 Dec 2020, 9:53am

My Bircher muesli recipe is

Oats
Dried fruit
Almonds sliced or pistachios
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds
Chia seeds

Add apple juice and low fat yoghurt.

Soak overnight.

I make enough for the week leaving it in the fridge.

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Postby simonineaston » 12 Dec 2020, 10:13am

low fat yoghurt...
The shelf stackers are always slightly puzzled when I ask them for the extra high fat products, the fat being where most the energy & yumminess is..
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Re: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Postby Oldjohnw » 12 Dec 2020, 10:38am

Just check what they put in low fat yoghurt to make it palatable.
John

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Re: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Postby Cyril Haearn » 12 Dec 2020, 10:48am

Nothing, according to the pot of plain yoghurt, but someone who worked in a dairy told me that is not quite right :?
One may buy milk and produce yogurt quite easily at home
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Postby Oldjohnw » 12 Dec 2020, 11:27am

Compare side by side. You'll see how much sugar or substitute is there.
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Postby Navrig » 12 Dec 2020, 12:17pm

Oldjohnw wrote:Just check what they put in low fat yoghurt to make it palatable.
Typically ingredients are

Ingredients

Pasteurised Skimmed Milk, Live Active Yoghurt Cultures (L. Bulgaricus S. Thermophilus, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus, L. Casei)

Without the cultures it's not going to be yoghurt.

None of that concerns me.

https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/p ... /274598241

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Postby Oldjohnw » 12 Dec 2020, 12:48pm

They miss the masses of sweetener or sugar.
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Postby Navrig » 12 Dec 2020, 12:52pm

Oldjohnw wrote:They miss the masses of sweetener or sugar.
No the don't otherwise they would be breaking the law.

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Postby Oldjohnw » 12 Dec 2020, 1:02pm

Navrig wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:They miss the masses of sweetener or sugar.
No the don't otherwise they would be breaking the law.


Well you missed it in your contents description!
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Re: Porridge: love or hate? Vote now please!

Postby Navrig » 12 Dec 2020, 1:09pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
Navrig wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:They miss the masses of sweetener or sugar.
No the don't otherwise they would be breaking the law.


Well you missed it in your contents description!
Missed what?

The ingredients I listed was a copy and paste.

Food labelling regs require all ingredients to be listed. Sweeteners and sugars are not listed because that brand does add them. Simple.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_ ... egulations

Cheaper brands may use sweeteners to make plain yoghurt more palatable but that brand doesn't.