Does McCann's® Irish Oatmeal offer any Non-GMO products?

Yes, please visit our Products section to see our selection of Non-GMO offerings.

What are Steel Cut Oats?

To make Steel Cut Oats, we use whole oat grain “groats,” which are the inner portions of the oat kernel. These are cut into two or three parts using steel discs. That’s it-straight from Mother Nature, gold in color and looking a bit like tiny rice particles. Nothing taken out that Nature put in there; nothing in there that Nature wouldn’t want.

How long can I keep an opened can or box of McCann's® Irish Oatmeal?

Stored in a temperate place-a pantry-our Irish Oatmeal will be good until the Best By Date on the package. Refrigeration will help prolong shelf life.

How do Steel Cut Oats differ from rolled Oats?

Rolled oats start out as steel cut oats and are then softened by steam and literally rolled into flakes of varying thickness. They differ from steel cut oats in their texture, cook time and flavor. Rolled oats tend to taste more “oaty” and less “nutty” than steel cut. They cook faster than steel cut oats and are essential for use in all sorts of recipes!

What makes McCann's® Steel Cut Irish Oats so special?

The same thing that makes some real estate properties more valuable than others: location, location, location. The conditions in Ireland are especially favorable to the production of bumper crops of some of the finest oats in the world. It’s a “perfect storm” of water quality, soil richness and ideal climatic conditions, especially temperature and rainfall. All these elements contribute to the wonderful nutty taste and fuller, plumper grains of McCann’s® oats-qualities that have been sought after and savored for more than 150 years. It’s an unbroken tradition of quality and goodness that has been pleasing-and will continue to please-the most discerning oatmeal lovers for generations to come.