Dorset Cereals Gingerbread Porridge

Dorset Cereals Gingerbread Porridge

I could not believe my peepers when I spotted Grocery Gems tweet about Dorset Cereals Gingerbread Porridge, how did I not know this existed?! I suppose the saving grace is I do now and I have it in my possession. 

I do love gingerbread, surprising given I don’t exactly like ginger, anyway when I saw this I must confess I contemplated an Ocado shop I was that desperate to try it. However through the air of reason I decided to check my local Waitrose and low and behold there it was sitting on the shelf all lonesome and waiting for me, obviously. A box was £2.59 which I thought was pretty reasonable especially for a slightly more premium brand and for the amount in each box.

I have never had Dorset Cereals so this is both a first for the brand and for the Gingerbread Porridge. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans inside the box were 10 sachets which you perforate to separate. I must say I like this idea as it does keep them neat and tidy. 

Dorset Cereals GingerbreadA warming blend of oats and barley with gorgeous gingerbread pieces.

Cooking is by microwave or saucepan, both are easy peasy but I opted for the microwave. Opening the packet I could smell the faintest of spices and as it was cooking the smell of warm gingerbread filled the kitchen. Warning – even in my deep porridge bowl I had to keep stopping the microwave during cooking so it didn’t over flow. Best thing is use a giant bowl and transfer it after. 

Gingerbread Porridge 42g serving without milk: 152 kcal, 0.7g Sat Fat, 7.6g Sugar, 3.6g Protein.

Going in for a good old spoonful it was like gingerbread heaven. The gingerbread flavour intensified as I munched on through and the spices certainly warmed the taste buds. When I hit a little nugget of gingerbread flavour it was truly glorious. I was slightly apprehensive of the addition of dates but frankly I couldn’t detect them and the chunky oats still had quite a bite to them giving the porridge some texture. Given the amount of milk I thought it would be pretty runny but in actual fact it was a nice thick consistency. 

For someone who doesn’t partake in flavoured porridges I am pretty much loving this Dorset Cereals Gingerbread Porridge. The spices are balanced and not overpowering, there is the right amount of sweetness and above all it actually tastes of Gingerbread. I love the addition of the gingerbread pieces and would actually like a few more. If I am being picky I would like the oats to be softer but all in all a delicious porridge that kept me full till lunchtime. 

Gingerbread lovers go get yourself some, who’d have thought we could have gingerbread for breakfast without the guilt! 

Nibbles ‘n’ Scribbles x

 

4 Comments

  1. 10th October 2016 / 8:26 pm

    have you any freesamples I can try before I buy or money off coupons please

  2. susan batson
    10th October 2016 / 8:23 pm

    hi do you have any freesamples I can try before I buy or any coupons money off so I can susan batson suzzie63@hotmail.co.uk

  3. Jane
    10th October 2016 / 5:30 pm

    I love this porridge, and I am also not a fan of flavoured porridge…except for the Dorset Cereals raspberry one which is also delicious, no added sugar, but sweetened with freeze dried raspberries. Just a shame that they are not easily available on the high street.

    • Nibbles 'n' Scribbles
      11th October 2016 / 4:27 pm

      Ooo I may give their other flavoured ones a go. I am also loving their Simply Oat Granola, winner all round here with Dorset Cereals 🙂 x

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