Nature's Hand. They have got some of the best granola I have ever tasted because they combine such unique flavors together that leave you wanting more.
Here are the two flavors I got to try:
1. Raisin Hazelnut
2. French Vanilla Almond
The other flavors that they have are: Original Vanilla Almond, Cranberry Delight, Cinnamon Apple, Maple Pecan, Wild Blueberry and Coconut Almond that is the only one sold in bulk quantity. They all sound wonderful but I am partial to hazelnut and french vanilla so that is why I chose those two. And I was not disappointed in the least.
I have really nothing bad to say or any suggestions to make either one of them better because in my book they are both awesome! I even sprinkled some on top of oatmeal to give it a little extra flavor and oomph. I bet if you tried that on your kids it might give them a little more incentive to eat oatmeal, but stick with a flavor you know they already like. I love mostly just to eat it right out of the bag so that I get to savor every last morsel!
Actually right now if you buy in bulk quantities you can get 50% off of Raisin Hazelnut, Maple Pecan, Wild Blueberry and Cinnamon Apple! You can buy this awesome granola at Whole Foods, Piggly Wiggly, Cub Foods, Ultra Foods and a few others. If none of these are in your area (like me) then you can order online. I also found out that Nature's Hand gladly donates more than 10,000 lbs of granola annually to local shelters.
Nature's Hand Granola is 100% natural, no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives, no sodium and no trans fats. About 1/4 cup of granola gives you 120 calories and 3.5 grams of fat. You can make all kinds of recipes off of their granola if you are not into just eating them out of the bag (like me). I even found a recipe on their site for Toffee Candy! Can you believe that? That is my absolute favorite! And of course there is always a granola muffin recipe along with chewy granola cookies and pumpkin pie squares! Have I made you hungry yet? If you come up with a great recipe they would love for you to send it along with a picture and it will be added to their list.
I found out a little bit about their early history that was fascinating so I thought I would share some of it with you:
Over 40 years ago, two Bavarian immigrants who resided in Minnesota decided they wanted to begin blending and baking their own unique mix of grains and nuts. This recipe would come straight from Northern Europe and was a recipe that had been used and shared with many people back in the old country. The founders never had any intention of marketing and selling their product initially. They baked it simply because they loved the taste of the granola they were making.Connect with Nature's Hand by several options:
After a few years, friends and family began inquiring about the recipe. At this point, the founders began engaging in the idea of selling their granola commercially since it was developing such a cult-like following.
For the next three decades, the founders baked and sold their granola, slowly expanding their reach over much of southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. They originally formed a company called Nature’s Harvest, but then changed the name to Nature’s Hand a few years later. The company had a loyal customer base that used the product as a cereal, a topping, and a baking ingredient with other delicious recipes.
Nature's Hand has been so gracious as to give one winner their choice of 2 bags of granola also. Open to the U.S. only.