Some of my obsessions are obvious: Shoes, wine, mani / pedis … But I probably haven’t proclaimed my love for cereals enough on the ol’ blog. Why? Because I get major “fat kid” moments whenever a box is near.
Picture something like this:
I’d say that’s really quite accurate.
I’m also this way with granola. Probably more so because I think anything made of — or including — oats is fat kid worthy.
So when Love Grown Foods offered to send me (me!) some granola, I jumped at the chance, knowing my thighs would possibly hate me later.
Three awesomely delicious flavors: Cranberry Pecan, Almond Raisin, and Chocolate.
Last week I slipped the Almond Raisin in my laptop bag for my trip to Denver because there is nothing worse than being entrenched in work without food. Believe me, I turn into a beast. I ended up snacking on this the entire week. How it lasted nearly 7 days, I have no idea because this is good stuff. And by good, I mean quite possibly ranking up in the top 3 granola I’ve ever had. Yeah, that good. Tons of clusters, coconut flakes (nom!), and whole almonds and raisins were a huge win!
I polished the rest of it off with a yogurt bowl (how else can you incorporate the end-of-the-bag crumbs?).
Next I opened the chocolate. Why? Not because I love chocolate (I do, though), but because I’m skeptical of chocolate granola. So far, any that I’ve tasted are just “ok.” Love granola is more than okay. Again, those clusters AND actual chocolate chips. The flavor reminds me almost of no-bake cookies that you eat around Christmas. Nom!
Because I don’t want to snarf down 3 bags of granola in two weeks, I’m saving my Pecan Cranberry for a few more weeks. Once I open it, there’s no holding back. Oh and yes, I have hidden this from the hubby. Mwuahahahaha.
You can find Love Grown granola at these locations.
What gives you your “fat kid” moments? Mine are PB, cereal/granola, chips/salsa, popcorn.
If you were to add 2 must have ingredients to make the perfect granola, what would they be? Mine would be maple syrup and almonds.