Quick And Easy Porridge From Alpen

Alpen fruit & nut porridge

Alpen fruit & nut porridge

Alpen, which is owned by Weetabix (I only found this out just recently), is best known as a line of muesli. When I was growing up Alpen was considered a luxury product. I’m not sure if it still is, but it’s definitely as cheap to buy now, as many of the alternatives.

So what about porridge?

Alpen recently launched a range of quick and easy (and tasty) porridge.

Their advertising for the new porridge range sums it up:


Bottom line – it’s got tasty ingredients, but it’s idiot-proof to prepare.

Preparation is pretty simple.

Grab a sachet. Open it and chuck the contents into a microwave friendly bowl.

(Word of warning, however, opening the sachets isn’t as simple as ripping them open. I tried that. I couldn’t open them. I ended up resorting to using a scissors.)

Fill the sachet with milk up to the line and then pour that over the porridge in the bowl. Mix it and then microwave it for 2 minutes.

2 minutes later you’ll have a very tasty breakfast!

Nutrition-wise the porridge is pretty good at only 155 calories


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3 Responses to Quick And Easy Porridge From Alpen

  1. Andrew July 24, 2012 at 08:29 #

    Sounds pretty similar to the Flahavans Quickoats although the one I’ve got here comes in a plastic pot rather than a sachet. About 160 cals, and made in Ireland.

    • Michele July 24, 2012 at 08:42 #


      They’re very similar, but the Alpen mix has dried fruit in it, while the various porridge pots usually don’t. The only one I’ve seen with any fruit in it was one with some strawberry or something.

      I like trying new things 🙂

      Thanks for your comment


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