No matter how many different types of granola I try, and no matter how many I fall in love with, I just can’t seem to stop browsing for more. So how could I possibly resist sampling at least a couple boxes of Nature’s Path Granola? It now comes in twelve dairy-free, kosher pareve varieties, most of which are vegan.
Also, they have changed their packaging! My pictures were taken just before it switched, but this image shows the transition to their new look.
Tasting Notes for Nature’s Path Granola
Nature’s Path Granola is made from wholesome, simple, organic ingredients and is available in a wide range of flavors. As we try each variety, we’ll add our tasting notes and the ingredients. But please do comment with your own review on any of the flavors that you have taste-tested.
Hemp Hearts (formerly known as Hemp Plus)
This granola is a little lighter than your average granola and has a wonderful crispy crunch. However, it does get soggier in milk. I’d call it a granola-cereal hybrid. The flavor is good, and not overly sweet, yet somehow the sweetness doesn’t meld well. It tastes a little like sugar coating the grains rather than baked in. Perhaps if they changed the sweetener to something like maple syrup and used a higher ratio of whole grains to crisps, then it would hit the mark for hearty perfection. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it and thought they were quite generous with the flaxseeds. But considering the name, I expected more hemp seeds.
Ingredients – Whole grain rolled oats*, cane sugar*, soy oil*, brown rice flour*, flax seeds*, oat syrup solids* (oat syrup solids*, tocopherols), hemp seeds*, sea salt, molasses*. *Organic. Contains soy. Produced in a facility that uses wheat, peanuts and tree nuts.
Hannah taste-tested the Peanut Putter flavor and had this to share:
And how could any (non-allergic) body resist the siren song of Peanut Butter Granola? The box promised to “tempt the taste buds” and claimed to be the first of its kind.
With full peanuts spilling out of every last spoonful, there was no skimping in this mixture of grain and goodies! Intensely nutty, the smell alone filled my head with visions of peanut butter treats. I was barely able to close the box before hurriedly shoveling some into my mouth. Fortunately, the taste definitely lived up to the hype. I would also have to say it’s a must buy for peanut butter fans!
The only draw back with the Peanut Butter Nature’s Path Granola is that like pure peanut butter, it’s rather rich. A bowlful can sit quite heavily in the stomach, so I recommend pouring just a moderate amount.
Ingredients – Whole grain rolled oats*, cane sugar*, soy oil*, peanut butter*, brown rice flour*, roasted peanuts*, oat syrup solids* (oat syrup solids*, tocopherols), sea salt, tocopherols (natural Vitamin E), molasses*. *Organic. Contains peanuts and soy. Produced in a facility that uses wheat and tree nuts.
Other Varieties of Nature’s Path Granola
We’ll add tasting notes on these as we try them or as you share them!
- Pumpkin Seed + Flax
- Coconut Chia
- Honey Almond (gluten-free)
- Coconut & Cashew (gluten-free)
- Summer Berries (gluten-free)
- Vanilla Almond + Flax
- Blueberry Pecan (gluten-free)
- Vanilla Pumpkin Seed (gluten-free)
- Almond Cranberry (gluten-free)
- Kirkland Signature Ancient Grains
The Facts on Nature’s Path Granola
Price: The suggested retail price is $4.49 to $5.99 per 11- to 12-ounce box.
Availability: Nature’s Path is a Canadian company, so their products are available throughout Canada and the United States. Select varieties (like the Ginger Zing) are only available in Canada. You can also buy it online .
Certifications: The non-dairy varieties of Nature’s Path Granola are Certified Organic, Certified Kosher Pareve, and Non-GMO Verified. Most flavors are and Certified Vegan (one or two contain honey).
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, the Nature’s Path Granola is dairy-free, egg-free, and vegetarian. Most flavors are vegan. The boxed varieties of Nature’s Path Granola are not labeled as gluten-free as they apparently do not use certified gluten-free oats. Most of the stand-up pouch varieties are labeled as gluten-free, with the exception of the Kirkland / Costco variety. Nonetheless, 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 Nature’s Path website at naturespath.com.