Hamlyns of Scotland Continue Title Sponsorship of World Porridge Making Championships

We’re delighted to confirm that Hamlyns of Scotland will be continuing our support as headline sponsors of the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championships.

This year’s competition takes place in the Highland village of Carrbridge on Saturday 10 October, which is also World Porridge Day, which raises funds for Mary’s Meals.

Last year’s competition attracted competitors from 11 different countries including Sweden, Canada, Germany, France, Poland and from across the UK.

The highly coveted title and ‘Golden Spurtle’ trophy is awarded to the person deemed to have made the best traditional porridge using just three ingredients – oatmeal, water and salt. There is also a ‘Speciality Porridge’ competition, for porridge with other ingredients added, and a ‘Silver Spurtle’ competition for young people under 16.

The defending champion is Lisa Williams, who runs a social enterprise and a community cafe for adults with learning disabilities in Trimley St Mary in Suffolk, who made her winning recipe using equal quantities of Hamlyns Scottish Oatmeal and Hamlyns Pinhead Oatmeal, which she pre-soaked in water the night before the competition, along with Maldon Sea Salt.

Hamlyns of Scotland Managing Director, Alan Meikle said: “The World Porridge Making Championships is a fabulous celebration of one of Scotland’s most traditional foods. We’re delighted that the event continues to go from strength to strength, and we look forward to hearing more about the competitors from all over the world who will be descending on Carrbridge in October to challenge Lisa for her title.”

We’d love more Hamlyns fans to enter this year. Find out all about the event and how to enter at goldenspurtle.com.

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