Posted on | April 20, 2012 | 4 Comments
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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