Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My First Product Review! -Nuts About Granola



I'm so excited!

Super-Duper excited!!!

Can you guess why?! ...I'll give you a hint (it's in the title of this post!)
See that picture ^ yes... that would be Nuts About Granola "Plain Jane" granola-my first ever food review! I am so very grateful for the people at Nuts About Granola for putting faith in my little blog and letting me sample their product.

*Disclaimer: Nuts About Granola has given me this product to review. I was not given the product in exchange for a positive review. All opinions are my own.
... oh man-I kinda feel important having a disclaimer on my blog :P But anyways, back to the review...

When I found this lovely package in my mailbox yesterday morning it was all I could do to not rip into it right away!
...but it really turned into be 'all I could do' because I could NOT get the granola open for the life of me! After five struggling minutes, I decided it was time to give in and go get some scissors...

As soon as I did, I was not disappointed!
The smell was ahhhhhhmazing! Sweet and peanut buttery :)

I dug right in! Pouring a big handful right into my mouth! It wasn't what I was expecting at all. I base my granola opinions on three key points: texture, taste and nutritional stats.
Texture: I was expecting a crunchy granola, but this had more of a chewy texture to it... almost like oatmeal cookie dough... It wasn't bad-just not expected, so I give it a 3/5 (but only because I am a big sucker for crunchy granola)
Taste: Again-not expected in the slightest! I was expecting full out peanut butter smack-you-in-the-head flavor... This had a sweet, cinnamon-y taste to it. At first I wasn't so sure... but after the first few bites, I realized it was a little addicting! I give it a 4/5 
Nutritional Stats: This is an area I put a LOT of focus on, generally speaking-granola is high in calories and if you don't pick the right ones they can be LOADED with sugar and fat...turning a 'health food' favorite into nothing more than a crumbled up candy bar. Below you will see a picture of the nutritional info for this granola, as well as the ingredients which was found on http://www.nutsaboutgranola.com/.
As you can see the nutritional stats are AMAZING! Only 130 calories for 1/4 cup, less than a gram of saturated fat, only 7 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein! Not bad...not bad at all! I definitely gave it the full 5/5 on this part!
Overall-I give Nuts About Granola a 4/5. It had a good flavor and nutritional stats to back it up-the only thing I wasn't a huge fan of was the texture-but that is clearly a personal preference! I would recommend anyone try this granola (especially if you like softer granola).

Nuts About Granola has a bunch of other flavor options to try as well! Be sure to check them all out @ http://www.nutsaboutgranola.com/ -I'm thinking the PB&J might have to be my next purchase!
Probably my favorite thing about this company is their desire for locally grown produce... this was taken off their site: 

What makes us different?

Nuts About Granola is made locally, sourced locally and traded locally. We believe strongly in the power of a thriving local community, one in which values where their food comes from and who makes it. Therefore, we hand make our granola is small batches using only all-natural and organic ingredients.

I think that is so cool! What a great company that truly delivers a stand up product. I couldn't have asked for a better company to work with on my first ever product review!

So tell me: What is your favorite type/brand of granola? Have you ever tried Nuts About Granola?



2 comments:

  1. I just found your site through Gooseberry Patch and I'm enjoying browsing through.
    I love granola and was interested in this post. I'm wondering if a 1/4 cup is enough of a portion size to satisfy you - or are you munching on half the bag? This is one thing that really bothers me - they recommend a portion size that's not adequate for an active person.
    Just curious - thanks
    Joyful

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    1. Thanks for checking out my site! I'd love for you to become a follower :)
      -In regards to your questions: I personally think 1/4 cup is not going to fill you up...this company's granola had less calories per 1/4 cup than most do which made it possible for me to eat more than one serving and not feel bad, but I think all granola should shift their thinking and make a serving size more like 1 cup or so...just my opinion-and that is why I make my own granola that has around 150 calories per cup, it's under my 'all recipes' section-check it out! Hope I answered your question :)

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