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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Good & Gather Caramel Apple Granola

Well we sure can't show any favoritism as far as fall foods are concerned, now can we? If we review pumpkin pie granola, we most definitely have to check out caramel apple granola, too. I can't imagine this stuff is too much more or less exciting than its pumpkinny predecessor, but what the heck, let's pour ourselves a bowl anyway.

Unexpected: there are little flake things throughout the mixture. It's not just tiny globs of granola. 

The flakes almost look like mini corn flakes, but they might actually tiny pieces of dried apple. Actually, I think there are both. There are little flakes and there are even smaller pieces of actual dried apple. It's satisfyingly appley.

I don't detect much in the way of "caramel" per se, but I must admit, the cereal is plenty sweet. There are just a few of those oversized asteroid-looking pieces that you get in pretty much any bag of granola. You just need to break those up with a spoon. No biggie.

I'm actually surprised how much I like this granola. It's adequately applicious. I'm not even in a good mood right now, so if anything, I'd be inclined to snub a product during a review right now. But shoot, this is better than that pumpkin stuff for sure.

I give this cereal 8 out of 10 stars.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Good & Gather Pumpkin Pie Granola

Well, it looks like it's that time of year again. And even if I decided not to partake of pumpkin products personally, the little missus will most definitely be trying them anyway. So since they're already in the house and all, I figure I might as well give them a chance. I'm usually pleasantly surprised once or twice a year, so let's see what our good friends at GAG have offered us.

I think this pumpkin pie granola is somewhat decent, but the wifey absolutely loves it. There's a vague pumpkin spice notion about it. It's mostly cinnamon and ginger I taste.

Hey wait...wait a minute. Since when is turmeric a pumpkin spice? Are we doing Indian pumpkin spice fusion now? 

Ah, well. Fortunately, I like turmeric. I guess it goes with cinnamon and ginger. And it's orange...

I don't know how I feel about pumpkin seeds mixed with pumpkin spice. I feel like all seeds, pumpkin included, should be salty, not mixed with sugar and cinnamon, and certainly not drown in milk. That's an odd combo to me. But yet again, the wife raves about it. She says the pepitas make the product balanced and complete. Meh.

This is our first pumpkin product of the year, so we're still in "hooray for everything fall" mode. I'd probably give this a lower score if not for the beautiful wifey telling me how wonderful it is. 

$4.59 for the 11oz resealable bag. I have a feeling the missus will definitely be purchasing this one again. I just hope she waits until next year to do so.

I give this granola 7 out of 10 stars.

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