The people at Bob’s Red Mill are hosting a contest called Spar for the Spurtle, it’s a creative recipe contest to make oatmeal, which concludes July 20th.
Here’s a video explaining what it’s all about:
Info from Bob’s site:
“Bob’s Red Mill has sounded the bell for round two of its Spar for the Spurtle oatmeal recipe contest! Bob’s Red Mill, the leading provider of whole grain foods and official purveyors of the World’s Best Oatmeal®, is again looking for someone to represent the company at the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Scotland this October. All you need is a winning recipe that makes use of Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats!
Do you think you have what it takes to Spar for the Spurtle? Entering is easy — simply submit a short video demonstrating how to make your recipe. Deadline to enter is July 20. Once we’ve reviewed the videos and selected the finalists, we’ll fly three lucky cooks to Portland, Oregon, to compete in a live cook-off. The cook-off winner scores the grand prize — an all-expenses-paid adventure to Scotland to represent Bob’s Red Mill at the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship!
Be sure to read all the details, including the official rules on the About page, and if you need a little added inspiration, check out the above videos. When you’ve done so, you’ll be ready to kick up your kilts and Spar for the Spurtle!”
Last year, the winning recipe was Black Bean Porridge Patties, Bob’s Red Mill prepared this in the Speciality Category for the World Porridge Making Championships in Scotland.
Pretty cool huh?
EDIT>>>I received an email from Bob’s Red Mill explaining the way the contest is supposed to go:
Thanks! Sorry I didn’t notice this before, I just glanced at your blog post and it looks like you’re requiring your readers to read your blog post and then comment on your blog to receive the prize pack. Sorry for the miscommunication, but ideally we were wondering if you could please require your readers to enter in Bob’s Red Mill’s Spar for the Spurtle Contest for their prize pack. Again, sorry for the miscommunication!
We happily still can send the current readers who have commented on your blog post a prize pack from Bob’s Red Mill. But, do you think that your readers might be interested in entering the Spar for the Spurtle Oatmeal recipe contest as well? Perhaps just the first 1-2 people to do this and let you you know that they entered the Spar for the Spurtle Contest receives a prize pack from Bob’s Red Mill.
I do hope a few people enter as I would love to see the creativity that I know you, as my readers, posses! Why not enter? If you have a really great recipe, now is the time to make a video about it, and win a trip to Scotland to boot. That’s it! Pretty simple. Contest starts as of NOW! Good luck!