Friday, March 23, 2012

Nuts About Granola Review (National Nutrition Month®)

As part of my National Nutrition Month® series, I was in search of products that are both nutritious and tastes good. During my research, I found Nuts About Granola. Typically, granola consists of natural ingredients such as oats and grains, with added fruits, seeds, and sweeteners to vary flavor. Due to its contents, granola is relatively healthy and provides fiber as well as macro and micronutrients. What made me gravitate towards Nuts About Granola was the fact that all the ingredients they use are local.

About Nuts About Granola
Nuts About Granola is the brainchild of mother and daughter team Gayle and Sarah. Their passion for cooking, coupled with knowledge of nutrition, led to the creation of these tasty treats. Gayle and Sarah support the Buy Fresh, Buy Local movement and use only natural and organic ingredients bought from local vendors. They also believe in consuming foods that are natural, without added preservatives, dyes, and artificial flavors. Each batch of granola are handmade and produced in small quantities to ensure quality. Nuts About Granola has a fundraising program where organizations can earn 25% of sales.
Image courtesy of Nuts About Granola.
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Where to buy
Nuts About Granola is available at selected brick and mortar stores and Nuts About Granola website.

I honestly never bought loose granola before I tried Nuts About Granola. I've had granola before, but it always came with the parfait I bought or in a bar form. After tasting Plain Jane, I am definitely going to buy loose granola again. It's so versatile; you can use it as a topping (on yogurt, ice cream, parfaits), an added ingredient (cereals, trail mix) or as is. It's great in adding texture and flavor. That's another thing I discovered about granola, it comes in a variety of flavors. I loved the Plain Jane that I was given to review. 
Image courtesy of Nuts About Granola.
After opening the packet, I tasted it and I couldn't stop eating it. At one point I remembered to share with my son, and he too couldn't have enough. My whole family is a fan of peanut butter and Plain Jane was just spot on. The peanut butter taste was not too overwhelming or too subtle. The combination of all the different ingredients was balanced and not one overpowered all the others. What I like most about this product, in addition to the flavor, is that all the ingredients are natural and you can pronounce every single one of them. It's also pretty cool knowing that the product you got was just made days before you purchased it. You can just taste the freshness.

With regard to price, as I mentioned I have not bought loose granola before, so I can't compare the price with other comparable products. However, I can say that $4.99 for a 10 oz bag sounds pretty good for all that yummy goodness.

And now, time for the giveaway.

$10 gift code to Nuts About Granola

Giveaway is open until April 8, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

1. Open to US residents, 18 years and older.
2. If you are selected, I will verify all of your comments. If I can not verify your comments, I will choose a new winner.
3. The winner will be selected by (per Rafflecopter) and notified by email.
4. The winner will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected.
5. Nuts About Granola will be responsible for fulfilling prize award to the winner.

Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a free product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions expressed are my own.