No, this isn’t a Valentine’s Day post. Not only would that be excessively early, but let’s be honest – us perpetually single ladies aren’t exactly up for celebrating the day. This post is about granola.
I was at Whole Foods recently (so
dangerous convenient that it’s on my bus route home from school), strolling through the aisles when I saw a display that caught my eye.
Love Crunch? A Nature’s Path product? I was intrigued. I stopped and picked up a box.
Dark chocolate chunks, raspberry, strawberry, coconut & flax granola. Was this granola made just for me?!
But what sealed the deal was what I found on the back of the box. By purchasing a box of Love Crunch, I was also helping out those who don’t have enough to eat. For each box sold, Nature’s Path will donate a box (of cereal, or equivalent cash) to Food Banks Canada. You’d have to have no soul (or an allergy or something) to not take a box home with you.
My sister scoped it out in the drawer before I even had a chance to try it out. In fact, by the time I had a bowl, the box was almost empty. Typical.
I served it up with some Greek yogurt and scoop of Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams.
The granola has a delightful light chocolate taste, good crunch, with a decent amount of dried raspberries and strawberries throughout, which rehydrate rather well in the yogurt. My serving seemed a little low on the dark chocolate chunks, but perhaps my loving sister had cherry picked those out? Not that I’m pointing any fingers…
I was also pleased by the nutritional stats. For a commercially prepared granola, it’s quite decent – very low sodium, good fibre, moderate sugar, and a realistic serving size (3/4 cup).
So if you are out and about and see Nature’s Path Love Crunch, pick up a box. You’ll make your taste buds happy, and help feed someone in need. Spread the love 🙂