What on earth is a spurtle?
We have heard that question more times than we can count, the answer is simple; it is an Irish porridge stir stick. Legend has it that using a wooden spoon in your porridge and stiring counter clock-wise would summon the evil spirits, these are what spit hot porridge at you from the pot. In more modern times, people reccomend a spurtle for better consistency in porridge as it doesn't let in nearly as much air as the typical wooden spoon. Spurtles are good for stiring all sorts of things and can even be used as drumsticks in a pinch.
So, for the improvement of your breakfast and to defend yourself against evil spirits we highly reccomend you buy one!