Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pure Blend Granola Review


  
I have some really awesome granola to share with you today called Pure Blend Granola that is made right here in America! I am so proud that I am finding some great company's that make products right here in the U.S. and that they taste so awesome! I have loved granola for a very long time and am so darn happy that I can buy American!
 
The awesome folks at Pure Blend are going to give my winner of the Made in America Giveaway Event their own choice of 2 bags of their Pure Blend Granola! You will love this granola if you are a granola fan. The Giveaway Event starts on July 4th and ends on the 13th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!
 
 
Let's start with the Classic, since it's the cornerstone of the start of something big and better.
 
Description: An indulgent blend of whole grain oats, sunflower seeds, extra virgin olive oil, rice oil, honey, organic chocolate nibs, ground flax seed, chia seeds, black sesame seeds, maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. This blend makes for one incredible granola!
 
Ingredients in the Classic:
 
WHOLE GRAIN OATS, ORGANIC CHOCOLATE NIBS, SUNFLOWER SEEDS, GROUND FLAXSEEDS, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, RICE OIL, CHIA SEEDS, BLACK SESAME SEEDS, HONEY, MAPLE SYRUP, BROWN SUGAR, PURE VANILLA, CINNAMON.
 
 
As you can see, they are all good for you ingredients and very natural so that you will get the best flavor possible. I don't know about you guys but I love granola in my Greek Yogurt. That is the main way I eat granola but will also eat it by itself if I want a snack but don't want something too sweet or am trying to diet. Because it has so much fiber, it doesn't take much to fill you up!
 
I also love for my granola to be very crunchy and taste fresh, two things that you will definitely get when you are eating Pure Blend Granola. If you don't take my word for it, see what the makers of Pure Granola have to say about their blends below.
 
I love what they said on their website, so I am repeating it here also:
We are chefs and dieticians who got sick of reading labels that contained a lot of ingredients that we didn't want to serve to our families! We use 100% natural and healthy products. You won't find anything in Pure Blend Granola that we would not serve to our own families. And we really love our families!

The other flavor I got to try was their 70% Chocolate. Now, if you want a really awesome granola and some chocolate, it doesn't get any better than this one. Totally crunchy, flavorful, chocolate and fresh all in one bag! Can't beat that.

Description: We start with our classic recipe and blend in pure 70% chocolate chunks. With the added touch of organic chocolate nibs, both whole and ground, this is a combination that will satisfy the chocolate lover with the added benefits of earth’s pure ingredients!

Ingredients in the 70% Chocolate:

WHOLE GRAIN OATS, 70% DARK CHOCOLATE, ORGANIC CHOCOLATE NIBS, SUNFLOWER SEEDS, GROUND FLAXSEEDS, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, RICE OIL, CHIA SEEDS, BLACK SESAME SEEDS, HONEY, MAPLE SYRUP, BROWN SUGAR, PURE VANILLA, CINNAMON.

 
I have to admit, this was my favorite for an out of the bag snack. I did not try it in any of my Greek Yogurt's at the time of this review but the more I look at it, the more I am thinking this would go in either a Strawberry, Vanilla or Raspberry yogurt. Not sure about the other flavors I eat such as Peach and Mango but those others just might be made more awesome by the 70% Chocolate Granola!
 
The other thing I like about Pure Granola was summed up by the makers:
Our unique blend of cool ingredients come together in a true burst of flavors, from the rich & nutty organic chocolate nibs to the wonderfully exotic chia seed. We never mask the taste with added sugars, preservatives or dried fruits (loaded with FD&C yellow5 & 6), sugar and sulfur dioxide, eww!
Now, I did not get to try their third granola which is their Pure Blend Walnut & Almond.
It really looked awesome but what I had in mind I wasn't sure if it would go or not, which is putting it in with the Greek Yogurt, so I played it safe and got the Classic, but this one sure does look good also!

Description: These two super nuts are the base for not only a flavor pack granola but one the is loaded with Omega 3 & 6 as well as antioxidants.  Mixed with organic chocolate nibs, flaxseeds, olive and rice oils, and a hint of Cinnamon!

Ingredients in Walnuts & Almonds:

WHOLE GRAIN OATS, WALNUTS, ALMONDS, ORGANIC CHOCOLATE NIBS, SUNFLOWER SEEDS, GROUND FLAXSEEDS, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, RICE OIL, CHIA SEEDS, BLACK SESAME SEEDS, HONEY, MAPLE SYRUP, BROWN SUGAR, PURE VANILLA, CINNAMON.


Gosh, doesn't that look simply awesome? I may have to get a bag of this one also and try it out. If nothing else, I can eat it by itself if it doesn't go too well with the yogurts. It will be another great snack food. Especially since it has the Omega's in it!

Also each bag is 12 ounces. And I wanted to touch on the Flaxseeds because they are so important and this is another reason why I loved these granolas. They are packed with so many good things that can help you lead a healthy life.

See what eating flaxseeds can do:

Reduces blood triglyceride values. Neutral effect on the good cholesterol, HDL. Reduces blood pressure. Reduces platelet aggregation (clot formation) within arterial lining. Reduces inflammatory response. May protect against stroke.

Another important ingredient in their granola is the Oils:

**Olive oil reduces the of risk of cardiovascular diseases
**Olive oil has shown beneficial effect on ulcers and gastritis
**Olive oil helps to reduce blood pressure
**Olive oil eases or prevents diabetes

I have only touched on a few ingredients, but to read more about the benefits of all the ingredients that they used, be sure to go and check out the Product section of their website. It will list the ingredients and give you a description of some of the health benefits. You will be amazed at what you learn.

Here's a little information on the founder of Pure Blend Granola:
Kevin was born in Michigan and grew up around his family’s restaurants.  He is such a food guy and loves creating healthy every day meals and good snacks.  He received his formal culinary training at Schoolcraft College and has always believed the philosophy that “if you love what you do, life is so much more fun”.

Kevin and his family always enjoyed good granola, but found that they contained a lot of things that were just not that great for you. So he created Pure Blend Granola with super foods and delicious taste combinations. The end product is truly pure for both our families and our customers because it really is just the good stuff.
Connect with Pure Blend Granola:

Located:  Royal Oak, Michigan
Phone:  (248) 808-9166
Email:  kevin@pureblendgranola.com
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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.

2 comments:

Maggie said...

these sound yummy...wonder if there is a recipe to make them into granola bars...

Marti Parks said...

The 70% Chocolate sounds really good. I would love to try that one.