*Sigh*. This, unfortunately, is going to be my first not-so-great review. Bored of my usual granola for breakfast, i picked up some of the Enjoy Life Cran-Apple Crunch Granola. Enjoy Life makes products that are pretty much completely allergen free. The granolas are gluten free, soy free, dairy free, nut free, and casein free. Oats bother my stomach a little bit, so I figured I’d give this a try. I already tried a snickerdoodle cookie by Enjoy Life and that was DELICIOUS, so I figured this couldn’t be too far off.
But it kinda was. I took a handful out of the box, it was pretty good. Sweet, crunchy, but not really “granola-y”. I poured some in my bowl and added milk and took a bite. It was kinda bland to be honest. It also soaked up my milk really fast, i had to go to the refrigerator and pour more in my bowl! The cereal also lost it’s consistency in my bowl. See the picture-it turned almost “soupy”.
On the plus side, the apple pieces were really yummy. They tasted like the dried apple pieces you get in Quaker’s instant oatmeal. The cranberries weren’t bad either, they were sweet. This granola would be much better if it was paired with yogurt or eaten dry rather than with milk. I also liked the fact that i didn’t feel like i ate too much or “heavy/bloated” feeling after eating the cereal. It left me feeling light, which was good because i had a workout after breakfast.
Per half cup is 170 calories, 3 grams of fat, 32 carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein. I added some crispy brown rice to the granola to stretch it out a bit more because 1/2 cup servings are a bit small for me.
Brown Rice Flakes; Brown Rice Syrup; Evaporated Cane Juice; Water; Rice Bran; Dried Cranberries (Cranberries, Sugar, Sunflower Oil); Dried Apples; Rice Crisps ( Rice Flour, Rice Bran, Raisin Juice Concentrate, Honey, Salt); Expeller-Pressed Vegetable Oil (Safflower Oil and/or Sunflower Oil); Natural Apple Flavor; Malic Acid; Ground Flaxseed; Rosemary Extract