Lisa’s Foods On The Move Review
August 7, 2011
The below post was taken directly from the blog LISA’S FOODS ON THE MOVE:
A while ago I was contacted by Laura of Love Grown Foods to see if I was interested in sampling their gluten-free granola.
Love Grown Granola treats.
I love to bake and eat my own granola as much as possible, but when I can try new types of granola, I have to say yes. Not only do I have more varieties to choose from, but they give me some inspiration for my own flavors. [I’m thinking a homemade chocolate granola is on the horizon.]
Yogurt mess: plain yogurt topped with Cocoa Goodness, peanut butter, bananas, and blackberry jam.
When I read the company’s mission, I found another reasons to try their products: “We are founded on the beliefs that you should be able to pronounce every ingredient in a product and that food should be nutritious and healthy while also tasting great!”
Sounded good to me – as Michael Pollan says, we should be able to pronounce the ingredients in our foods. Love Grown Granola is also free of a lot of things: refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, trans fat, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, preservatives, gluten, and genetically modified ingredients. Not bad.
A snack for the road: yogurt topped with Sweet Cranberry Pecan, cashew butter, and blueberries.
I was sent three large bags of granola: Raisin Almond Crunch, Sweet Cranberry Pecan, and Cocoa Goodness. I was also sent a few smaller samples to try.
I really loved the Cocoa Goodness. It was full of chocolate chips and cocoa powder, and while it wasn’t really chocolaty, I loved getting a spoonful that had chips in it.
A green smoothie topped with Raisin Almond Crunch.
My second favorite was the Raisin Almond Crunch with its coconut and almond mix-ins. Unfortunately, the raisins in it were a little chewy for me. Same with the Sweet Cranberry Pecan; the cranberries were a little too tough, and I found the the spices and cinnamon a little too overpowering.
It was great that I couldn’t tell that these granolas are gluten-free [so if you want to feed some to people who fear gluten-free foods, you don’t need to worry], and they all had just enough sweetness without tasting overly sweet.