Cascadian Farm Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Granola was on sale at $3.00 for a 13.25 ounce box, and since the combination of dark chocolate and granola sounded really interesting, I decided to try it. Cascadian Farms says, "indulge your taste buds throughout the day with the delicious blend of organic whole grain oats, dark chocolate and almonds", and I was happy to comply.
I opened up my granola when I got home and poured a small bowl just to check out the ingredients first. I must say that I was disappointed by the amount of chocolate I saw - there was hardly any! The front of the box shows the granola to be studded with chocolate, but I really had to hunt for it to find that chocolate in my own bowl. I guess that might help the nutritionals, but it was sad for me given my affinity for dark chocolate.
Nevertheless, I dug in with my spoon sans milk at first. This granola was crunchy and wholesome, and surprisingly a tad on the sweet side - especially for a granola. The almonds were great, and the dark chocolate was tasty where I could find it. After a few spoonfuls of just the pure granola, I added milk and found that it was good that way too.
Each 3/4 cup serving of Cascadian Farm Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Granola provides 210 calories, 7%of the daily value for total fat, 4 grams of fiber, 14 grams of sugar and 4 grams of protein.
The calorie count is actually similar to most other granolas, but more than for a lot of 'regular' cereals. The ingredients list has a litany of organic whole grains. I love eating granola with yogurt and that might be the way I use this cereal in the future. I don't think I have met a Cascadian Farm Cereal that I haven't liked ... yet!