Bob's Red Mill Rings the Bell for Round Two of its Spar for the Spurtle Oatmeal Recipe Contest

Winner of Second Annual Competition Will Vie for World Championship in Scotland

Jul 10, 2012, 11:30 ET from Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods

PORTLAND, Ore., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, the leading provider of whole grain foods and the official purveyors of "The World's Best Oatmeal," is once again seeking the oats with the most. The company recently rang the bell to kick off Spar for the Spurtle 2, its second annual oatmeal recipe contest.

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 on August 10, and the winner of that cook-off will travel with the Bob's Red Mill team to compete in the 19th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Scotland this October. The inaugural Spar drew nearly 50 video entries.

"We were so impressed with the creativity of the recipes and the quality of the dishes in last year's contest, we just had to do it all over again," said Bob Moore, founder and president of employee-owned Bob's Red Mill. "We have high hopes that this year's winner will return from Scotland with a world championship!"

The prestigious Golden Spurtle competition is held every year in Carrbridge Iverness Shire in Northern Scotland. Bob's Red Mill first competed in 2009, becoming the first American contenders to do so. In that first year competing, the company won the World Championship and the highly coveted Golden Spurtle trophy. Last year's Spar for the Spurtle winner, Merry Graham of Newhall, Calif., competed at the World Championship on behalf of Bob's Red Mill with her Black Bean Porridge Patties, but unfortunately did not capture the title.

To submit a video recipe, vote, or learn about the contest, visit The deadline for recipe submissions is July 20, 2012.

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, see,, and

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