Nature’s Path sent* me a box full of its latest organic granola flavors: Dark Chocolate and Red Berries, Apple Crumble, Carrot Cake and Aloha Blend. The other night my husband and I ripped open the bags and had a taste test while we watched some TV. We liked them all.
What impressed me the most was that each one tasted like its name. The Carrot Cake really had a carrot cake flavor (which kind of made me want to eat real carrot cake), the dried berries in the Dark Chocolate and Red Berries were very flavorful, an apple crisp/crumble flavor was prominent in the Apple Crumble and there was a tropical fruit flavor to the Aloha Blend.
I often get sent packaged organic or natural foods to try, but I end up not writing about many of them because they are such a disappointment. I’ve had my family try some pretty poor tasting foods that sounded like they should have been good. It was nice to be sent something that we didn’t just like, but we also think we’ll buy again.
In addition to tasting good, there’s more to like about Nature’s Path Love Crunch Granola.
Non-GMO Project Verified
USDA certified organic
14 grams of whole grains per quarter cup serving
Part of the profits from each bag go to food banks across America (up to $1 million annually)
Like most commercial granola, the varieties are somewhat high in fat (4-7 grams per quarter cup) and sugar (6-8 grams per quarter cup). Considering that most people would eat more than a quarter cup at a time, those watching fat and sugar should pay attention.
Love Crunch Granola is really good eaten as is out of the bag, but Nature’s Path also has recipes on the website that use the different varieties. I may be saving some of the Dark Chocolate and Red Berries to make the Love Crunch Chocolate Hazelnut Clusters.
Have you had a chance to try any of the varieties of Love Crunch granola yet? What did you think?
*Note: Nature’s Path sent me the granola free of charge, but I was not compensated monetarily by Nature’s Path to write this review nor did I promise a positive review in return for the free product.
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