Monday, April 16, 2012

Granola, specifically Love Crunch

Hi, I've recently jumped on the granola in the yogurt bandwagon, and I wanted to tell you about it. You can read my Yogurt Parfait post, where I show you how I make my extremely simple yogurt parfait, but I wanted to tell you a little bit more about granola. Especially this new granola I found...thanks to one of the blogs I read!

So, when I first started making the yogurt parfaits, I just used this granola that a friend gave me, because, um, the textures were weird? I don't know. I had it in my cupboard, so I thought I'd use it up. It was just a box of some random Organic granola with raisins and almonds in it. It was good! I enjoyed it. But then I ran out of it. I thought I'd try a different kind of granola, because, why not? I really didn't have any other reason for trying something new, except that I felt like it. Nothing wrong with that!

And then I came across something that might cause death by granola over-dose.

It's called Love Crunch, and it's made by Nature's Path. I don't generally go out hunting for organic things, but this granola, talked about in this blog post, made me want to try it SO BAD. I even entered the giveaway she was having. Alas, I didn't win. I wasn't sure if this stuff was sold in Canada, but I HAD to figure it out. I did some quick searching, and found out that it was sold at Loblaws (Superstore), a bunch of other places, and London Drugs. On Monday, I went to Superstore at lunch to see if they had it there, because I thought it would probably be the best price there, but sadly they didn't have any. At least no where that I could see. Back to the office with me. I couldn't get it off my mind for the rest of the day, so Monday after dinner/living room yoga/lazy time, I decided to get off my butt and go to the closest London Drugs to see if they had it.

Drum roll please.....

They did! Oh boy I was excited. But, what kind was I supposed to choose? There are four, the Aloha Blend, which has coconut, white chocolate and pineapple; Apple Crumble has cinnamon, green apples, and pecans; Dark Chocolate and Red berries has, well, dark chocolate and red berries; and the Carrot Cake which has carrots, pineapples, cinnamon, raisins and pecans.

I ended up going with the Carrot Cake flavour. My goodness it did not disappoint. I ripped into the bag when I get home and had a handful. And then maybe another handful. This was going to be great in my yogurt parfaits! Lunch on Tuesday was just that. Vanilla 0% Fat Greek Yogurt, strawberries, and Carrot Cake granola. Filling and so so good!

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I am so very excited to try the different flavours of Love Crunch once I run out of this kind. And I'm pretty sure that isn't going to take very long. It's dangerously good. I'll let you know what my favourite ends up being once I try them all.

I think that you should find it if you can. Or let me know if you have any other kinds of granolas that you really like, because I'd love to try out some others! I bet this would be good with milk too, but since I'm on my yogurt and granola kick, I think I'll stick with that for now.

At some point I'd really like to try making my own granola. I don't think it would be that difficult? I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Does anyone have any good recipes for homemade granola? Share them with me!