Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Nature's Hand Granola Review & Giveaway **Closed**


I have a wonderful new granola to tell you about called 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.

The first one I tried was the Raisin Hazelnut one night while I sat up reading a book and before I knew it, I had eaten half of the bag! I had to hurry up and put it away or else I might have finished it off! When I get to reading a good book and have a good snack to go with it, well, it is not a pretty sight! I did the same thing with the French Vanilla Almond but on a different day and different book and it was truly magnificent in it's own right also.

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.

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.
Connect with Nature's Hand by several options:

Email: Jason@NaturesHand.com
Phone: 1-866-660-HAND

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.

51 comments:

Cheryl Free said...

I'd like to try Holiday Tea Cakes ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Cheryl Free said...

I would like Maple Pecan best ヅ

hangerlady28150 said...

Toffee candy looks scrumptious.

hangerlady28150 said...

Maple Pecan is the best one.

Nancy said...

I'd like to try the recipes for Ice Cream Pie and Granola Muffins.

Nancy
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Kathleen said...

The toffee candy does look good. :)

Kathleen said...

Maple Pecan sound like it'd be yummy over yogurt! :)

skkorman said...

The pumpkin pie squares recipe sounds good to me!

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skkorman said...

I'd like to have the raisin hazelnut!

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bohohippiemom said...

The toffee candy sounds delish!Lori davis

raceracegirl said...

I would like to try the Granola Muffins.
Thanks for the chance!

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raceracegirl said...

I like Cranberry Delight.

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Kimberly R. said...

Maple Pecan sounds wonderful!!
Thanks :)
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Kimberly R. said...

I would like to try the Pumpkin Pie Squares recipe!
Thanks :)
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jenzen69 said...

spicy granola snaps

jenzen69 said...

french almond vanilla

Jakes Movie Reviews said...

Maple Pecan :)
The pumpkin pie squares recipe mmmmm

Paula L. said...

Definitely the chocolate chip cookies.
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Paula L. said...

I think the maple pecan would be my favorite.
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jodi lasher said...

the toffee candy looks so yummy... making my mouth water lol

jodi lasher said...

i think i would like the raisin hazelnut the best

Lois Jones said...

I would love to try the Toffee Candy and the Pumpkin Pie Squares! Man do they look good!!

Lois Jones said...

Oooh the Raisin Hazelnut sounds so good!!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I'd like try the chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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Kathleen said...

I would love to try the Toffee Candy!

hedgerhousehold said...

would like to try the toffee candy recipe.
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Melissa said...

I would love to try the Granola Muffins! My daughter loves muffins!

Jan Messali said...

I'd like to try the Chewy Granola cookies recipe.

Jan Messali said...

My favorite would be the French Vanilla flavor.

Daisy522 said...

the toffee candy sounds yummy!
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MamaHen said...

Please enter me. I would love to try the Cranberry.

Tawnya said...

I would like to try the Granola Muffins recipe!

Jeanna said...

I'd like to try the Chewy Granola Cookies!

Jeanna said...

The Raisin Hazelnut looks SO good!

Kristen said...

I'd like to try the Spicy Granola Snaps.

Jessica Brainerd said...

I'd love to make the pumpkin pie squares!

Carolsue said...

I'd like to try the Ice Cream Pie recipe
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tia said...

I would like to try the Toffe Candy recipe.
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tia said...

I would like to try the Coconut Almond.
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tia said...

I would like to try the Coconut Almond.
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Christine Jessamine said...

chewy granola cookies

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Christine Jessamine said...

would love to have french vanilla almond

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nicolesender said...

I'd like to try the chocolate chip cookies!
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nicolesender said...

I like Maple Pecan flavor the most.
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Tawnya said...

I would like the French Vanilla Almond flavor!

ericka coello said...

I like the ice cream pie

ericka coello said...

I like coconut almond flavor

Janet Vickers said...

Pumpkin Pie Squares

Holly said...

Definitely the Pumpkin Pie Squares!

Debbi said...

I want to try the Peanutbutter Bars.

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Debbi said...

Cranberry Delight sounds so good.

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