Monday, April 23, 2012 Granola Sponsor Spotlight Review

I was sent three samples of Twenty4Zen's granola and they were:

1. Mild Chili Mango
2. Salty Caramel Chocolate Chunk
3. Lemon Ginger

I will have to be honest and say I could not eat the Mild Chili Mango because it was too hot for me. I have the IC condition (chronic bladder pain) and I have to avoid spicy foods and foods with acids and potassium in them so my husband got to try the Mild Chili Mango and he said it was good but that it was definitely hot and you would need to really like hot food to eat it. But, I think guys in particular are gonna love this one because for some odd reason, they love hot food! It says on the website that it also has these ingredients: combination of hearty oats, pumpkin seeds, brown sugar, and chewy chunks of mango dusted with a pop of mild chili.

I tried the Lemon Ginger also and it was also just a tad too spicy but my husband had no trouble getting that one down either so I think these first two are gonna be big hits with the men in your lives and some of you may even love them too. I have to stay more on the mild side myself.

Now, I can tell you that I loved the Salty Caramel Chocolate Chunk and it was too bad the sample was so small because I would have loved this one enough to probably eat the whole bag all by myself! Well, maybe it is a good thing I just got a sample because it sure was good! You will love this one if you are a chocolate lover or a caramel lover. It is salty and it is sweet, two combinations that go great together. This is what Twenty4Zen says about their this particular granola: Caramel-glazed, premium gluten free oats hand roasted to perfection, play host to rich, dark chocolate chunks. A touch of salt adds a delicious contrast.

Here is what I found on their website under the Natural Living Section and it talks about their granola being gluten free:
Doubtlessly, my friends, you’ve seen it the new aisle in the supermarket or even some drug stores, the shelves littered with gluten free products. Yes littered, unattractive packaging and crumbly products disguised to mimic the real thing- like biscuits are carelessly strewn behind shelf talkers that make no sense.

Not a good idea. It is estimated that at least 10% of the US population suffers from some form of gluten intolerance, or gluten sensitivity and roughly 1% of the entire US population has celiac disease. This means that many, many people are sensitive to wheat and barley products.

Let's calculate this in real numbers: According to the 2010 US Census there are 308,745,538 people in the US, give or take a few. Ten percent would be near 31 million people who have some form of gluten intolerance and more than 3 million with celiac disease. This would equal somewhere near 33 million people who do not want to live with gluten. The gluten free market is as large as the yoga market and look at all the products that are being pitched to the yoginis! They don’t have to put up with bad packaging, bad taste and cardboard flavor.

Fortunately into this arid dessert of dry, unfathomable food arrives Twenty-4 Zen Gluten Free, 100% Vegan granola which will appeal to everybody and at 4 grams of protein per serving – everybody. Three flavors are truly nirvana for the palate and chakra balancing too!

Mild Chili Mango- premium gluten free oats, brimming with sunflower and pumpkin seeds and sliced almonds is studded with sweet mango lightly dusted with mild chili powder for a delicious kick at the end. Enhances the sacral chakra for creativity 24/7.

Slightly Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk- Caramel glazed gluten free oats play host to rich dark chocolate chunks. Touch of salt adds a delicious contrast. A palate pleasing way to bolster the third eye chakra deepens intuition 24/7.

Lemon Ginger- zesty lemon with a kick of ginger up the ante with crunchy, premium gluten free oats and sliced almonds. Balances the solar plexus chakra for confidence, a sunny outlook and zen 24/7.

With Twenty-4 Zen all that blah, gluten free stuff can taste delicious. Sprinkle any flavor on soups, salads, even use it in a stuffing. Have it for breakfast or as low carb, natural, preservative free, replenishing snack. Finally, an oasis in the gluten free desert.
Connect with Twenty4Zen several ways:

Mailing Address:
23100 Greenlawn Avenue
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: 440-289-8247

Twenty4Zen has been gracious enough to offer the winner of my Blogmania 2012 Package a bag of their choice of flavor. Because of Facebook rules I cannot tell you on the giveaway form that if you follow them on Facebook they will increase that to 2 bags of granola. I leave that decision between the two of you. I nor Facebook have nothing to do with whether or not you get those two bags versus the one guaranteed for being in the Blogmania 2012 Giveaway. Blogmania 2012 starts on April 25th and ends on the 30th. Open to the U.S. only and Good Luck!

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were taken from Twenty4Zen's website as I did not have full size bags to take pictures of. The pictures were copied off of Twenty4Zen's website.


Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

These sound so unique and delicious I haven't seen these flavor combos before for granola. I would love to try these.

Priscilla Benavides said...

I was very happy to hear that these are gluten free and the one that sounds the most enticing to me is the Dark Chocolate Chunk- Caramel glazed gluten free oats. I would love to try these with some plain greek yogurt.

Romapr said...

Lemon Ginger sounds so delicious! I've never heard of a granola with that kind of flavor.