Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tasty & Healthy Granola Gourmet Energy Bars - Review & Giveaway!


Last week Granola Gourmet sent us some… interesting… energy bars. The concept behind them is wonderful. I have a handful of friends who are gluten free and will only eat 100% natural. They are always complaining about the lack of gluten free food on the shelves and that it always tastes awful.
Little D was really excited. He thought I had gotten candy bars in the mail. What a cool treat for any kid. He dived into them, only to spit the Ultimate Fudge Brownie out, exclaiming "It tastes like my baby brothers POOP!".
Ok… So Hubby had a much different reaction. He thought they were a tasty treat and was a little bummed out that I made him share them with my little sissies. They loved the Ultimate Berry and Ultimate Cran-Orange. They were not too pleased with the Mocha Fudge.
I have been looking on the shelves of our local grocery stores for these, per Hubbies request and cannot find them. He is hoping that soon our local Co-op will start carrying them as they are much healthier and leave a better whole body feeling than the infamous "Power Bar".
Here is what the company has to say:
"Founded by Jeff Cohen (a diabetic) and his family. Granola Gourmet Energy Bars are made with 100% natural and wholesome ingredients.  Frustrated by a lack of snacks that did not cause a blood sugar spike*, but that also tasted good Granola Gourmet was born. Granola Gourmet uses ingredients that are low or very low on the Glycemic Index*, because of this Granola Gourmet Energy Bars convert to sugar more slowly.
From humble beginnings in the family kitchen the bars were made in small batches and became a family tradition.  Soon his teenagers began getting requests for new flavors from their friends.  Hollywood Television Shows and Movies began buying the bars for the cast and crew. Granola Gourmet became a local family business success.
Our founder, as a Type 2 diabetic, wanted to create a product that is healthy, tasty and filling that could meet the needs of diabetics, as well as athletes and health conscious consumers. Granola Gourmet™ Energy Bars contain 10-13g Whole Grains and 391-590mg Omega-3's. For those with other dietary requirements, these Energy Bars are free of wheat and dairy, low sodium(15- 35mg), and are kosher, vegetarian & vegan and non gmo.  Handmade in California.
Finally, a substantial energy bar that is tasty, chewy and crunchy and portion controlled.  Satisfying your hunger and fulfilling your sweet tooth. They are an energy bar and don't have the high sugar, fat and sodium content of some of the popular protein bars."

Huh… They have a store finder on the website that said every Safeway within 15 miles carries them. I will go check again. Our local Safeway does not have the best selection. I had to kick and scream to get them to start carrying the twins formula *They are on NEOSURE for prematurity, it has a higher calorie count and some extra vitamins.*
Any who…. Granola Gourmet has offered one of my lucky readers a sample pack of their own!
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This review was based on the opinions of other household members and they were not swayed by any type of monetary compensation.

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