When most people think of a “traditional Irish breakfast” what usually comes to mind is some of our most popular products: breakfast sausages, black and white pudding, back bacon rashers and so on. And yes, it’s true that these are typical elements of a good Irish breakfast. But in reality – whisper it – most people tuck into this kind of food relatively infrequently, as it’s well known that it’s not good for the waistline. In terms of popularity and regularity of consumption, the real traditional Irish breakfast is good old porridge. And if you want to indulge in this timeless classic, Flahavan’s Organic Oats are the cream of the crop.
Flahavan’s is a family-owned Irish business that has been milling oats in County Waterford for over 200 years. In an age of ever-expanding brands, it’s refreshing to come across a company which concentrates on doing one thing only, and doing it well. Perhaps it’s this dedication that has made Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets Ireland’s favourite brand of porridge.
Flahavan’s is a cherished Irish family-owned business which does one thing only, and does it extremely well. They’re deeply rooted in tradition and committed to the craft of oat milling. With over two centuries of expertise, they’ve perfected the art of producing exceptional oats.
The oats used by Flahavan’s to make Progress Oatlets are all grown within 100km of their home by the River Mahon. It’s the perfect climate for growing delicious oats, and that short trip to the mill means they arrive fresh from the harvest and full of flavour.
These organic oats are cultivated within a 100km radius of their home in County Waterford, benefiting from the region’s optimal climate for oat farming. By being so close to the crop, Flahavan’s ensure that the oats they mill are harvested at their peak freshness, preserving their natural flavor and nutritional value.
Flahavan’s Organic Oats are crafted using a distinctive milling process that results in oats with a luxurious, creamy texture and a subtle toasted aroma. If you’ve ever been deterred by the blandness of other oatmeal brands, Flahavan’s Organic Oats will pleasantly surprise you. They have a slightly coarser texture, yet they cook in just around five minutes, making them a quick and easy choice for your daily breakfast ritual.
Porridge can be enjoyed in many different ways. Traditionally, it’s prepared with water and a pinch of salt or sugar. However, many people nowadays prefer to use milk for a softer, creamier consistency. You can also use porridge as a backdrop for more exciting flavours by adding a drizzle of honey or a medley of chopped fruits like apple, banana, or strawberries. For a truly indulgent experience, a dollop or two of yogurt can be the perfect finishing touch.
A good bowl of porridge oats is an excellent way to start the day. It’s satisfyingly filling, and keeps hunger at bay all the way until lunchtime. Oats are high in fibre, aiding digestion, and contain complex sugars which release energy slowly over several hours, giving you the energy you need to power through your day. Whether you’re an endurance athlete, a cycle tourist, or just on your feet all day, there’s no better way to fuel your exertions.