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Author: Age NI / Flahavan's
Published on 14 November 2013 12:00 PM

Family porridge producer, Flahavan’s and Age NI are encouraging grandparents, mums and dads to take a trip down memory lane this Winter and share their favourite porridge recipes, memories and photos for the chance to win a gourmet Flahavan’s hamper.

Whether you like your oats with sugar, salt or honey, have a coveted family porridge recipe, picture of your oatie breakfast smoothie - or even a memory of eating porridge at your grandparents’ table before your first day of school - Age NI and Flahavan’s want to hear from you.

Teaming up with Age NI, the charity for older people in Northern Ireland, Flahavan’s is running the competition in a bid to ‘stir up’ childhood memories around the breakfast tradition of eating porridge.

James Flahavan of Flahavan’s, explains, “Our partnership with Age NI is the perfect fit, as it embodies the ethos of Flahavan’s – we are a seventh generation family company – milling and producing porridge for families across Ireland. Most of us can remember our grandparents serving up a bowl of porridge or feeding a new-born in the family their first spoonful –  so get your thinking caps on, get creative and send us your stories, photos and recipes!”

Siobhan Casey of Age NI commented, “We are delighted to work in partnership with Flahavan’s on this competition.  Grannies and Grandas across Northern Ireland make a huge contribution to family life and many of us have wonderful breakfast time memories.  We’re looking forward to hearing from people across Northern Ireland who have fun, sweet and heart-warming stories to share!”

The ‘Like Your Grandparents Used to Make It’ competition will finish at the end of March 2014 and will see two gourmet Flahavan’s hampers given away every month to the lucky winners. 

For more information and to view Flahavan’s full product range please visit the Flahavan’s UK Facebook page or

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575