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Golden syrup or honey in porridge?

93 replies

CleverCatty · 16/10/2020 10:33

Chatting on phone to DM this morning - told her I've recently taken to having golden syrup in porridge in mornings - had a spare squeezy bottle of it - in summer and spring I have honey on yogurt and granola with blueberries.

So right now I have porridge, skimmed milk, blueberries and very small drizzle of golden syrup on top. DM thinks this is bad.

She only has honey. Blueberries don't sweeten it enough.

Someone solve my argument.

Not doing voting buttons....

OP posts:
blue25 · 16/10/2020 10:40

Honey & Golden Syrup are both sugar, so both pretty bad. I wouldn’t have them every day.

Ginisatonic · 16/10/2020 10:42

I never understand why some people think honey is really healthy. Like golden syrup it’s fine in moderation.

Ijustneed · 16/10/2020 10:42

Definitely golden syrup!

CupidStunt2020 · 16/10/2020 10:44

Someone solve my argument

Er what? She likes one thing, you like another. Where's the argument?

Lilybet1980 · 16/10/2020 10:45

They are both disgusting on porridge.

MorrisZapp · 16/10/2020 10:45

Last night I poured golden syrup onto a teaspoon and licked it like a lolly.

But it isn't golden syrup, it's just syrup. Only other syrups need further explanation.

Maple syrup
Syrup of figs

InDubiousBattle · 16/10/2020 10:45

Neither, I just have sugar on porridge. Maybe some banana or raisins but sugar too.

spiderlight · 16/10/2020 10:46

Neither. I have salt.

Iggly · 16/10/2020 10:47

Honey. It tastes nicer!

aureliacecilia · 16/10/2020 10:47

Nutella. You need a spoonful of Nutella in your porridge. You won't look back.

BarbaraofSeville · 16/10/2020 10:47

Er, whichever you prefer and/or have in? There's no right or wrong answer.

Giggorata · 16/10/2020 10:49

Golden syrup on high days and holidays, salt on weekdays.

piglet81 · 16/10/2020 10:51

Salt AND golden syrup. Makes up for the wholesomeness of the oats.

pinkbalconyrailing · 16/10/2020 10:51

I have dried fruit and a little dried ground ginger.

grapewine · 16/10/2020 10:52

It's preference. I'd use neither but do sprinkle a little sugar on.

Ninkanink · 16/10/2020 10:52


Cinnamon and sugar, plus a good pat of butter.

Ninkanink · 16/10/2020 10:52

Oh and always a pinch of salt in the porridge itself.

SisyphusAndTheRockOfUntidiness · 16/10/2020 10:53

Sometimes I put a few frozen strawberries into the pan as I'm cooking it. It makes it all pink & lovely. Or sometimes I put a really small drizzle of black treacle on top, about 1/4 level tsp.

In summer I have bircher muesli with lots of seeds, soaked in orange or apple juice overnight, with yogurt & fresh fruit on top.

Hailtomyteeth · 16/10/2020 10:54

Yes! Yes! Please.... golden syrup or honey... or maple syrup... or sultanas... peanut butter ... berries... Oh, I want porridge!

pinkbalconyrailing · 16/10/2020 10:54

but actually I do over night oats with kefir as the liquid.
crushed linseed, raisins or other dried fruit, ground ginger

reluctantbrit · 16/10/2020 10:54

DH has honey, DD has syrup. I don't care about porridge so I just leave it like that.

Runningdownthathill · 16/10/2020 10:55

Cinnamon and chopped fruit. Golden syrup is awful stuff. Honey is better but it’s still sugar!

viques · 16/10/2020 10:57

One of my earliest memories is of being in hospital having my tonsils out. I was about 3. Not only did they put me in a cot instead of a proper big girls bed, but they gave me porridge with white sugar on, not porridge with syrup.

I haven’t got over it yet.

Minty82 · 16/10/2020 10:57

The DC have golden syrup. I have maple syrup or dark brown sugar.

GunsAndShips · 16/10/2020 10:58

Neither. Cinnamon or berries sometimes yes but I don't generally like it sweetened.

But you like what you like. There are no porridge topping laws.

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