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The Burning Question*: How do you make your porridge?

Let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

WE KNOW HOW you feel. It’s Monday, you have the whole week looming ahead, and you have a lot on your plate.

So do like we do here in TheJournal.ie HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.


This week: There have been plenty of porridge mornings of late. You know the ones…cold, wet and windy. Plenty of TheJournal.ie staffers on early shifts have been making theirs in the office kitchen. It got us talking…what makes the perfect, baby bear’s porridge?

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With milk, like David Cameron here in Scotland.

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Or water, which we’re pretty sure is how this hot mess was made back in 1997. Remember Lightning from the Gladiators? Lightning with a wooden spoon. The stuff of nightmares.

“Just water. Ugh! It goes all sticky and gruel like,” one staff member has just exclaimed.

The response: “I like it that way. All milk is just weird. I wouldn’t be able to touch it.”

Who do you agree with? How do you make your porridge?

Poll Results:

All water (2517)
You're all gross. Porridge is gross. (1617)
A bit o' both (1441)
All milk (880)

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