Bob's Red Mill Launches Search for Best Porridge Maker in the United States

Winner of Company's Third Annual Spar for the Spurtle Competition Will Compete at the World Championship in Scotland

May 02, 2013, 09:00 ET from Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods

PORTLAND, Ore., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh off winning its second title in four years at the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Scotland, Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods is looking to crown a United States Porridge Making Champion to represent the company at the international competition. The leading provider of whole grain foods and official purveyor of the "World's Best Oatmeal™" is calling on foodies and oatmeal lovers across the country to enter their recipes in the third annual Spar for the Spurtle United States Porridge Making Championship.

The competition invites oatmeal enthusiasts to submit videos demonstrating an original recipe that makes use of Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats® – the official "World's Best Oatmeal." From the entries, three finalists will be flown to Portland, Ore., to compete in a live cook-off. The winner of that cook-off will travel with the Bob's Red Mill team to compete in the 20th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Scotland this October.

"We have had so much fun over the past few years, not only in Scotland but also at our own Spar for the Spurtle cook-off right here at our world headquarters," said Bob Moore, founder, president and CEO of employee-owned Bob's Red Mill. "We can't wait to see what people come up with this year."

To submit a video recipe, visit  The video should demonstrate an original recipe that makes use of Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats (Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats may also be used). Videos can be no longer than three minutes and should demonstrate a creative use of the oats. Dishes can be sweet or savory – they just need to be cooked on the stovetop and created from start to finish within 30 minutes.

The deadline for recipe submissions is July 22, 2013. #Spurtle

Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods - an employee-owned company, offers more than 400 all-natural, organic and gluten-free flours, cereals, meals and mixes that are available throughout the U.S. and Canada.  With its dedicated gluten-free manufacturing facility and strict organic protocols, the company has emerged as a leader in providing safe and delicious natural, organic and gluten-free products. For more information, please visit Also see, and

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