When I was a kid, my mom never let me choose sugary cereals. I don’t remember ever really wanting the overly sweet cereals with fake marshmallows, either. The sweetest cereal I was allowed to have was Life or Honey Nut Cheerios. If I was really lucky, the store would have Granola and I would be in heaven!
Fast forward 20(unintelligible) years. When I received a care package from Nature’s Path Organic, I had that same feeling of excitement as finding granola at the store. The packaging looked like it was shipped from some distant place, reaching me on a deserted isle. Inside, there were amazing treasures to be found.
First up was the Blueberry Cinnamon Flax cereal. There are whole grain flakes, puffed wheat, fun little twig-looking things, and dried blueberries. Add in the dusting of slightly sweet cinnamon, and this cereal gets pushed over the top! This is really, really, really good.
Next, I tried Nature’s Path Organic’s Flax Plus Raisin Bran. This had the same kind of flakes as the Blueberry Cinnamon cereal, minus the cinnamon. I really like the texture of the flakes. The raisins were nice and moist, too.
Then I saw the box of Peanut Butter Granola. Had I seen this first, I woulda ripped the box open. As I said, I love granola! And I love peanut butter. Could it be? Two of my very favorite things together in one? Oats, peanut butter, and peanuts. Mmm mmm good! I’ve been making parfaits with this.
Nature’s Path Organic was also kind enough to send along two different kinds of granola bars. The first was Honey Oat Crunch crunchy granola bars. These are packed two to a pack. The main flavors are honey, oats, and flax. Simple and really tasty!
The other box was Sunny Hemp chewy granola bars. Hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, and raisins, along with some natural sweeteners are the features of this granola bar. While these had a good flavor, they were really sticky. I had to sort of pick them off the wrappers. I don’t know if maybe they got too warm and fell apart, or I just got a special batch, or what. I put another one in the freezer for about 20 minutes before eating it, and while it’s still a little on the sticky side, it’s holding together much better.
When Nature’s Path Organics says their items are natural, they mean it. Their ingredients are certified organic by the USDA. They also use whole grains and no GMO foods. Nature’s Path Organic is currently re-working their packaging to use fewer materials and have a smaller footprint, but not reducing the product included.
Nature’s Path Organics is walking the walk, not just talking about it.