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Mon. Jan 1, 12:00am

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I think they call it porridge over there. Good luck and g'day mate!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007, 7:46 AM

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They do, although Scotts oats are "porage" oats. You'll find it in the cereal section of any food emporium.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007, 12:23 PM

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steel cut poridge oats in the uk.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007, 2:29 PM

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steel cut poridge oats in the uk.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007, 2:29 PM

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I thought porridge was semolina ?

Thursday, October 04, 2007, 8:05 PM

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In Canada we call oats "porridge".

Red River cereal in more like semolina, or cream of wheat. But not oats

Thursday, October 04, 2007, 9:03 PM

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In the UK, porridge is always oats. Semolina is prepared as couscous, or made into pudding and fed to you at primary (elementary) school, although I've never seen anyone eat semolina pudding outside of that environment.

Friday, October 05, 2007, 4:53 AM

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8:05 here

I am born british and lived in Canada.
I always understood oatmeal as being the rolled oats.
Porridge was semolina (or cream of wheat). My Mom usually made it for me in the morning or when I was sick.

Friday, October 05, 2007, 9:06 AM

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I buy mine at sainsburrys, sommerfield, tesco.. all the big chain stores should have oats.. or steel cut oats..

Saturday, October 06, 2007, 4:14 AM

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I'm an American transplant in Ireland. Trust me. UK porridge (also called porridge oats) = American oatmeal. It's the exact same thing.

Monday, October 08, 2007, 7:51 AM

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oats or porridge to me is more filling than a cold cereal like special k.. sticks to the bones for me.

Monday, October 08, 2007, 3:04 PM

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My vote is for oatmeal since it's less processed, has more fiber, and is much whole grain. I guess it depends on how you prepare it and what you add to it.

Monday, October 08, 2007, 11:13 PM

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OATMEAL (rolled oats or porridge its all the same)! It's the way to go. It has soluble fiber that helps keep you full longer and it is a great weightloss tool. It has important vitamins and minerals, it is a "clean" food (means not processed and has no addatives) and it can be made quickly in a microwave with little fuss and very little clean up. It has helped me lose a lot of weight when other cereals made me going back for seconds or leaving me hungry an hour later. By the way I am Canadian and I have heard it called all of the names you have mentioned. I just look for Quaker Oats, once you know what the oats look like the are easy to find.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007, 12:39 AM

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I agree with all 12.39 has to say. Oatmeal is pushed as a healthy food - particularly on the GI diet which was "the thing" a couple of years ago. It really keeps you full and if made with skimmed milk or water has little other than good nourishment in it. I add nuts, seeds and berries or fresh or dried fruit to mine and have it every morning in the winter. Although I don't much hold with the concept of "food intolerance" (as opposed to allergies, which are different) oatmeal is said to have none of the effect of wheat for "bloating" and making you tired, and is easy to digest. It is also packed with oat fibre to keep things moving. I think it's marvellous stuff.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007, 7:19 AM

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