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Product Review: Bakery on Main Granola – Nutty Cranberry Maple

Posted on | April 20, 2012 | 4 Comments

I have been in heaven the past week trying different granola! This gluten free granola is made by Bakery on Main and was purchased at a local Harmon”s grocery store for $5.99.

There is one thing I expect to see in granola. Oats. That seems like a necessary. obvious ingredient. Without oats it is just cereal, or so I thought. I was surprised to discover this gluten free granola product does contain oats! Instead, in lieu of oats, rounded flakes made from corn were added . The flakes were thicker than corn flakes, and shaped in a semi-circle, but hollowed out. In each flake there were tiny rice crisps that appeared to be attached by syrup or a sugar. This granola also contained cranberries, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, almonds, sesame seeds, and pecans.

I tested this granola for breakfast with milk. After adding milk to the granola,  I took a bite. I first tasted maple, then cranberry, then something burnt. What? Not every bite tasted burnt but the ones that did were more of a hint of burnt. The other bites were wonderful though with the tastes of nuts, cranberry, and maple. What an interesting, and yummy combination. The flakes stayed firm during my breakfast, and never got soggy. The rice crisps added a nice texture to the granola.

The burnt taste is a deterrent but it wasn”t strong enough to stop me from eating it. Overall it was okay. I was disappointed that there were no oats. Even though there are seeds and cranberries that are usually in granola, it just isn”t the same. If I wanted granola, I wouldn”t buy this cereal. 

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Pros: The flavors work well together, variety of nuts/seeds

Cons: no oats, light burnt taste

Review submitted by Kristina


Ingredients: corn flour, water, evaporated cane juice, rice flour, rice bran, raisin juice concentrate, honey, salt, cranberry (sugar), non-gmo canola oil, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, almonds, sesame seed, pecans, natural flavors, sea salt

Nutritional Snapshot: (3/4 cup) 260 calories, 11g fat, 36g carbohydrates 13g sugar, 4g protein


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4 Responses to “Product Review: Bakery on Main Granola – Nutty Cranberry Maple”

  1. Robin Batterson
    April 21st, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    I too have just purchased and have been eating this granola for my breakfast this week, I did not detect any burnt taste in my bag. I also didnt miss the oats(most are not gf anyway) I don’t put milk on my granola so ate it dry and really enjoyed it. Just my opinion….lots of good flavors and textures…

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    April 21st, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

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  3. Bakery On Main
    April 23rd, 2012 @ 6:06 am

    Hi Kristina!
    Happy that you had a chance to review our products, but sorry to hear that you only had an okay experience! If you are looking for an oat-based granola you should try our fiber power line. We have two flavors, Triple Berry and Cinnamon Raisin.Visit our website to view all 24 of our products!

  4. Bakery On Main
    April 23rd, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    Forgot to mention, We have a 100% guarantee on all of our products, so you can simply return the unused portion to us or the store for a no questions asked refund. : )

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