growing up in Ireland

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My husband Chris grew up in Ireland, living outside of Dublin with his parents and siblings from the age of seven until he left to attend college in the United States at 18. Before meeting Chris, all I knew of Ireland was from The Quiet Man and Far and Away, but over the past 16 years I have learned a great deal about this beautiful country. We even visited Ireland last year! Chris especially loves sharing stories about his Irish childhood with our three children.

So when the old-fashioned-looking tin of McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal® arrived last week, Chris keenly felt the nostalgia. He says he remembers his mother stocking this exact item in the family cupboard and serving it to the six kids for breakfast. They called it “Irish porridge” and prepared it with the rich whole milk that was delivered at their door each morning.

I can just picture the six McFadden children in their public school uniforms eating Irish porridge on a cold, damp morning with the green hills of the Boyne Valley outside their windows.


Now our own McFadden kids can too enjoy this yummy breakfast (with the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC outside,) because of a very modern innovation: McCann’s Irish Oatmeal has earned its first Non-GMO Certification from the Non-GMO Project for three of its products (McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal in the 28 oz. Tin, McCann’s Quick & Easy Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal in the 24 oz. Canister and McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal Quick Cooking Rolled Oats in the 16 oz. Box).

As a mom commite12-285-MCann_TradSteelCutOatmeal (1)d to providing the best diet possible for my kids, I am trying my best to avoid serving them foods containing GMOs. Knowing that McCann’s Irish Oatmeal is not only better for you but made with minimally processed ingredients makes it a no-brainer as a breakfast choice in our house.

If you too want to enjoy all the benefits of McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal but you don’t have the time, try McCann’s Quick & Easy Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal or McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal Quick Cooking Rolled Oats.

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