Granola Gourmet

by Kyle Dodel
Food Review 101
February 9, 2012

We like to balance out the bad food we review with some healthier items like nutrition bars, and today that’s exactly what we’re going to be doing. While searching the internet for new products to try we stumbled across Granola Gourmet who produces “a delicious variety of 100% natural, low Glycemic energy bars”. While it might be difficult to find them at an actual store near you, you can purchase their bars online directly from them and receive them in about 2-3 days.  They make what they call original recipe bars and ultimate energy bars, and although were not really sure what the difference is we decided to try out the ultimate energy bars.  The ultimate energy bars come in four different flavors: Berry, Fudge Brownie, Mocha Fudge, and Cran-Orange.  If you want to learn more about Granola Gourmet, we suggest you check out their web-site and take a look at everything they have to offer.

First, we tried out the Berry bar, and our tasters thought the bar had an extremely strong strawberry flavor to it with hints of blueberries.  The berries are dotted throughout the bar, but the strawberry flavor comes in the form of an extract.  The texture of the bar is soft and chewy like a fresh-baked cookie, and we think a lot of people will certainly enjoy that aspect of these healthy bars.  Next, we tried out the Mocha Fudge bar, and our tasters thought this bar had just the right combination of chocolate and coffee.  The bar has bits of chocolate chips scattered throughout, and much like the first bar, this bar uses a coffee extract to get the strong mocha flavor that our tasters enjoyed so much.  Next, we tried out the Cran-Orange bar that has cranberries scattered throughout, and they decided to use orange extract to really give this bar a refreshing taste to it.  Lastly, we tried out the decadent sounding Fudge Brownie bar, and our tasters enjoyed this bar the most for several reasons.  Our tasters really enjoyed this bar because it had a really strong chocolate flavor to it that the other bars didn’t have.  Another reason we enjoyed this bar so much was because the texture of the bar actually reminded us of a brownie, hence why it’s called the ultimate fudge brownie.  Overall (4.5 out of 5).

The pros are that each of the four flavors taste like their namesake, they’re low in sodium, low on the glycemic index, and the texture is really soft and chewy.

The cons are that you have to order them from their web-site.

New Products

Vitamin Retailer
January 2011

Ultimate Energy Bars

SANTA CLARITA, CA—Granola Gourmet Ultimate Energy Bars are 100 percent natural and contain 10-12g of whole grains and 530-590mg of omega-3. For those with other dietary requirements, these energy bars (MSRP $1.69) are natural, free of wheat and dairy, contain no refined sugar, and are kosher, vegan and very low in sodium (15-35mg).

Granola Gourmet Energy Bars

by Sarah Muir
New Products Editor
Natural Food Network Magazine
September 14, 2010

Created by a diabetic & his family, Granola Gourmet Energy Bars are 100 percent natural, made using ingredients with a low-glycemic impact, and made in California. The bars are wheat- and dairy-free, low-sodium and contain 10-13g of whole grains and 391-590mg of Omega-3′s each.

Shelf Talker: Try replacing your sugar fix with a delicious, healthy and low-glycemic replacement!

Individually wrapped 1.25-oz bars sell for a SRP of $1.69 each. They are packed 10 bars per multi-pack and 60 bars per case. Clam shell multi-packs contain a 10 bar value pack box that has a SRP of $12.99; there are six 10-packs per case totaling 60 bars; a 4-pack clam shell box has a SRP of $6.99; there are twelve 4-packs per case totaling 48 bars per case. Distributors: KEHE and DPI.  Retailers: Whole Foods, Safeway, Vons and more.