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Taste the Journey with White's Oats and Hastings Hotels

Posted on: 2017-10-10 08:00:57News
Jay Eisenstadt and Laura McIntosh World Porridge Day

Taste the journey with White’s Oats & Hastings Hotels to celebrate World Porridge Day on 10th October.

With nights’ drawing in and a definite autumnal chill in the air, our thoughts turn to delicious warming bowls of porridge and great ideas for toppings. From beautifully chopped fruit or dollops of peanut butter sprinkled with seeds, to simply a drop of honey to start the day off just right, there’s a topping for everyone! Oats are a natural superfood, 100% wholegrain and an excellent source of fibre, protein, vitamins and antioxidants and with so many nutritious benefits it’s easy to see why it’s become the latest ‘in’ healthy breakfast.

But don’t just settle for any old oat because as White’s knows, not all oats are created equally. White’s has been passionately milling oats in County Armagh since 1841 and knows a thing or two about what makes the perfect oat, combining 175 years of heritage, expertise, craft and passion crammed into every single oat kernel. 

Danielle McBride, brand manager at White’s, says: “Our award winning oats are grown locally by a trusted network of 25 farmers, some of whom have been growing oats for us for three generations. It’s this care and uncompromising quality that delivers the distinctive creamy taste of our oats which are also high in fibre, naturally low in saturated fat and help lower cholesterol.” 

“Oats are a natural superfood, 100 percent wholegrain and an excellent source of fibre, protein, vitamins and antioxidants and with so many nutritious benefits it’s easy to see why it’s become the latest ‘in’ healthy breakfast,” she adds.

Founded over 50 years ago, Hastings Hotels are Northern Ireland’s premier hotel collection with six luxurious hotels in the group. 

Jay Eisenstadt, Head Chef at the Stormont Hotel adds: “Hastings Hotels is passionate about food and believes that eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. We embrace the use of carefully selected local and seasonal quality foods to enable us to prepare and create the most delicious dishes.

“When sourcing food, we look for the finest local produce which stands out from the rest – from where it originates, to the way it is produced and for its flavour.”

In celebration of World Porridge Day, White’s in partnership with Hastings Hotels are giving one lucky person and their guest the chance to win a luxury overnight stay in the fabulous 4 star Stormont Hotel.  Located just minutes from Belfast City centre and overlooking the beautiful grounds of the Stormont Estate, this stylish hotel is an ideal base for a break in Belfast.   The winner will enjoy a luxurious overnight stay in one of the newly upgraded junior suites followed by full Irish breakfast in the morning, including delicious porridge made from award winning White’s oats. For details please visit

World Porridge Day is a registered charity of Mary’s Meals that supports people living in some of the world’s poorest areas. It achieves its goals by providing one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every day at school. A daily nutritious breakfast can make all the difference to a child by providing them with the energy and opportunity to learn, giving them the chance of a brighter future. To find out more and how you can help, visit

 Watch this short video of Jay Eisenstadt preparing the perfect bowl of porridge using White's Oats.