Bakery on Main Fiber Power Granola

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Version:
Cinnamon Raisin, Triple Berry
Price:
$5.99 per 12-ounce bag

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Rating:
2
On May 3, 2010
Last modified:September 4, 2016

Summary:

The samples we trialed were very dry, and the flavors implied more add-ins then we tasted. The "Triple Berry" was more of a berry infusion with barely a fruit in sight, while the Cinnamon Raisin had just a small smattering of big plump raisins - like a reward with every 5th or 6th bite. However, this granola provides natural, gluten-free ingredients, and good nutrition value for a fair breakfast cereal with milk beverage.

Though their “traditional” granola line is a cereal-meets-granola breakfast, Bakery on Main Fiber Power Granola is more typical in appearance. But does it meet our demands? We trialed it to find out …

Bakery on Main Fiber Power Granola - gluten-free, dairy-free, and we've got tasting notes ...

Wholesome ingredients? Check. Gluten- and Dairy-Free? Check. Nice audible crunch? Check. Fair balance of fats (6g), protein (7g), fiber (9g), and sugars (7-9g)? Check. Great taste? Well, great may be pushing it a wee bit.

Though honey and brown rice syrup rank as ingredients number two and three, the Triple Berry Fiber Power Granola seems a bit too void of sweetness. As for the berry flavor, the “antioxidant berry blend” is the second to last ingredient, just before salt. That about sums up the fruit injection in this cereal. It was more like a plain granola with berry essence. Just a few teeny tiny berry bits and a fruity influence, but not the punch of summer that the “Triple Berry” title implies.

Bakery on Main Fiber Power Granola - gluten-free, dairy-free, and we've got tasting notes ...

Also, the added fiber seems to equate to a slightly drier texture, at least for this brand. This isn’t a bad thing if you plan to douse the Fiber Power Granola with milk alternative. In fact, it should hold up nicely as breakfast cereal. But alas, all I had was a sample pack, so I was trialing it as a snack straight from the bag.

Since I am a lover of all things cinnamon, and raisins tend to add more sweetness, I held out hope that I would like the Cinnamon Raisin Fiber Power Granola much better.

Bakery on Main Fiber Power Granola - gluten-free, dairy-free, and we've got tasting notes ...

The cinnamon was a very nice touch and it was generous enough to be detected in the flavor. But other than that, this Fiber Power Granola flavor was pretty much the same as the Berry Power version. As a snack, I felt it needed to be a touch sweeter, have a little more fat, or perhaps a good pinch of salt to take it to the next level. Of course, more raisins would also help the sweetness factor. The raisins were enormous, but they were far and few between. I would rather see smaller raisins in higher quantity, so that I could enjoy them with each bite. I think when doused with a slightly sweetened milk alternative, this cereal would perk up quite a bit (especially as the cinnamon spreads its goodness into the “milk”), but I would still toss in a handful of additional raisins to finish it off.

I am truly pleased with the natural focus Bakery on Main takes, and look forward to coming across some of their other products in the future. But the Fiber Power Granola isn’t going to make it onto my “to purchase” list.

Bakery on Main Fiber Power Granola - gluten-free, dairy-free, and we've got tasting notes ...

The Facts on Bakery on Main Fiber Power Granola

Certifications: Bakery on Main Fiber Power Granola is Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Kosher Parve, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Bakery on Main Fiber Power Granola is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Bakery on Main website at bakeryonmain.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.