Saturday, April 25, 2009
Mix me up a piece of that at MixMyGranola
I love customizable products. In a world that markets to the individual, it seems like everything out there can be personalized to meet your needs. And now granola can also be mixed to fit your desired flavor profile.
MixMyGranola is one of the latest companies to sweep the blogosphere. Part of it has been their willingness to cooperate with the hoards of eager taste testers because many bloggers will read one blog and then stalk the company for their own sample of the latest trend. However, one of the reasons for all the hype is because the products that MixMyGranola produces are just that good.
With a variety of bases and mix-ins to choose from, the options for creating your own granola blend are endless. MixMyGranola offers a number of organic ingredients and advertises that all of their mix-ins are made from natural ingredients. You can choose from dried fruits, nuts, seeds, chocolates and even candies to create that signature taste. As you go through the steps of creating your own mix, there is even a nutritional calculator to figure out just how many calories you will be spending to enjoy your blend.
The cost of the granola is based on what you mix in. The base cereal runs from $3.99 to $4.99 and after that it is up to you! The more times you click on an ingredient, the more they add to your mix and the more it costs. I recently created a mix with dried mangos, blueberries, cherries, chia seeds, hemp seeds, amaranth seeds, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds. The entire mix plus shipping was well under $20. They also sell gift cards which make it a personalized gift for your favorite health food fan.
The containers themselves are also environmentally friendly. These 16oz containers are 100% recyclable, however I reused mine to store pasta!
The flavors of the granola are fresh and pop in your mouth. I preportioned out the 8 servings so I could grab them on the run. My mix was high in protein and fiber which serves as a filling snack on it's own but it is also great mixed in with yogurt or sprinkled on oatmeal. My "Uncovering Food Mix" comes with it's own individual number so I can order the exact same mix again if I want. This means I don't have to remember how many times I clicked pumpkin seed to get that perfect blend.
Because the nutritional information will vary based on how you mix your own granola, I encourage you to check out the MixMyGranola site to find out just what your granola would look like!
I get asked by readers if I am being paid to push products. The simple answer is no. In fact, most of the products I write about are ones I have found and purchased during my trips to the grocery store or on the road. Occasionally, a company will send a sample my way and if I believe the product will serve a need for my readers and I would buy the product myself, then I will share it with you. Sometimes I will write to a company after reading about it, if I believe it will help us lead healthier lifestyles. But even then, if the product doesn't pass my scrutiny, it won't make the screen of Uncovering Food. You can trust that every product or recipe posted here has passed through my lips, and that I wouldn't blog about it if it wasn't worthy of you... my favorite readers.