Opinions | Gatherer’s Granola and GIVEAWAY!!

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Recently, we heard about Gatherer’s Gourmet Granola  via the non-GMO Project .  I was intrigued by the quirky branding and fun names of their unique granola blends, and Matt and I were pretty stoked to get to try them out.  Matt in particular enjoys a good bowl of granola on weekend mornings, so I knew he’d be all over giving these a go.  Gatherer’s is a company born of a favorite family recipe and a talent for baking and creativity, as well as some good old-fashioned hard work to make a dream into reality.  Don’t you just love stories like that?  Not only that, but Gatherer’s prides itself on using fantastic ingredients, including local honey and peanut butters and over 75% organic ingredients.

I love the little tagline at the bottom of each package – Granola for people with tastebuds.  Gatherer’s is pretty confident that their granola is delish, and I have to say that after trying them all, I totally agree.

Granola is a nutrient-dense food, and Gatherer’s runs about 100-160 calories per 1/4 cup serving.  For more nutritional and detailed ingredient information, please visit their website to get all the details!

Without further ado, let’s tear into this stuff and see what we find!

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Badger’s Best contains coconut, dark chocolate, and a surprising ingredient – quinoa.

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I’m a big fan of shredded coconut, so I liked that there was a generous amount.  The little dark chocolate chips are just enough to give you a sweet taste.  The overall texture is uniform without any big chunks, and I liked that overall it wasn’t too sweet.

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Next up, the Bee’s Knees!  Honey, pistachio, and walnut?  A simple trio of flavors using two of my favorite nuts!

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The consistency of the honey caused this one to form tasty granola clusters with bits of pistachio and walnut mixed in.  Again, the balance of the sweetness was pretty spot on and the grains stayed nice and crispy.  Matt and I both really enjoyed this flavor!

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Okay, Chipmunk’s Choice is my undisputed favorite.  I mean, come on, almonds, peanut butter, and maple syrup?  What could go wrong?

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The big clusters are held together by local peanut butter and they have a perfect amount of crunch to them  – not too chewy and full of peanut buttery goodness.  There’s an abundance of whole almonds and the maple syrup adds a bit of extra sweetness.  Total winner!

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Fox’s Fancy came in at a close second place – it’s full of apples, spices, and honey.  A perfect combination of flavors for breakfast, or to just grab out of the bag by the handful.  You know, whatever floats your boat.  The smell was the first thing that struck me about this one – it just whacks you in the face as soon as you open the bag, a delightful mix of cinnamon apples and honey.

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I love this one so much because of both the texture and the power of the flavor in the apple pieces.  They are crisp and crunchy, not chewy and rubbery like many dried apples.  They’re also loaded with flavor that is nicely complimented by the spices (allspice and cinnamon) – it’s like a crunchy apple pie in cereal form!

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Squirrel Bait mixes pecans and maple syrup (uh, winning combo there) with toasted coconut.  It kinda reminded me of pancakes!

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Look at those big ole pecans – there were lots of them too, which I always appreciate!  Aside from the pecans, this one had a uniform texture with only a few small clusters

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Last but not least, Turtle Tracks!  Isn’t the happy little turtle just the cutest thing?  Dried cranberries, dark chocolate chips, and pecans make for a classic and infallible flavor mix.

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There was lots of chunky texture going on here – you have big pieces of pecans, the little chocolate chips, and then the mix of separated granola with larger clusters.  This one was really fun to eat and I enjoyed the perfect amount of sweetness the chocolate and cranberries added to the overall combo.

If you want to try Gatherer’s Granola for yourself, here’s a list of retailers across the Northeastern U.S.  If you live outside of that region but still want to get your little paws on this delicious stuff, you can also order your supply directly from Amazon.

Make sure to follow Gatherer’s on Facebook, Twitter, and on Instagram to keep up with the latest news from this growing company!

GIVEAWAY TIME – WIN A SET OF GATHERER’S GRANOLA!

Here’s a chance to try all of these fun flavors for yourself!  Gatherer’s has offered to give away a bag of each of the granola varieties above to one of our lucky readers!

The giveaway will run until 11:59pm on Monday, February 24th

Here’s how to enter:
(note: we do check that the indicated social media outlet has been followed should the winning entry land on that comment – so make sure that you’ve followed to be eligible for your win, otherwise we’ll have to pick a second winner!)

1.  Leave a comment on this post and tell us which of these flavors you think would be your favorite!

2.  Like Brownie Bites on Facebook.  To make this entry count, come back here and leave an ADDITIONAL comment telling us that you have done so, or that you are already a follower.

3.  Like Gatherer’s Granola on Facebook.  To make this entry count, come back here and leave an ADDITIONAL comment telling us that you have done so, or that you are already a follower.

4.  Like ebrowniebites on Instagram.  To make this entry count, come back here and leave an ADDITIONAL comment telling us that you have done so, or that you are already a follower.

5.  Like erinbrowne on Pinterest.  To make this entry count, come back here and leave an ADDITIONAL comment telling us that you have done so, or that you are already a follower.

Good luck!!

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Erin Browne is a mom of one human baby and four fur-covered babies. She loves comfy pajamas, eats too much peanut butter, and watches way too much Netflix. Make her day and toss her a like on Facebook or follow her on Instagram.

Comments

  1. I would like the Turtle Tracks, I think!

  2. Definitely Badger’s Best!!

  3. I already like Brownie Bites on FB (Pat Harmon Babcock)

  4. I think the Turtle Tracks will be my favorite

  5. I would like the Bee’s Knees.

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  9. I need squirrel bait.

  10. Kyl Neusch says:

    to try turtle tracks.

  11. Brenda Elsner says:

    I want to try the Badgers Best.

  12. Sarah Hall says:

    I think that Turtle Tracks would be my favorite.

  13. I believe that the Bee’s Knees would be my favorite! Thanks.

  14. I think Bee’s Knees! Honey, pistachio, and walnut would be my fav

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  19. Jaime Cummings says:

    I like the Turtle Tracks!

  20. Bettye Short says:

    I like the Turtle Tracks.

  21. lori Walker says:

    I’d love to try the bee’s knees

  22. Serena Powell says:

    I’d like Chipmunks Choice and Turtle Tracks

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  25. joe gersch says:

    id love the Chipmunk’s Choice

  26. I think my favorite flavor would be the Squirrel Bait variety that mixes pecans and maple syrup with toasted coconut.

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  31. Susan Christy says:

    I want to try the Turtle Tracks.
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  32. They all look delicious. I just love granola. If I had to choose 1 it would be Turtle Tracks.

  33. I want to try Turtle Tracks :)

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  35. I’d like to try the Turtle Tracks.

  36. I want to try the peanut butter, almond, and maple syrup granola.

  37. Peanut butter!

  38. I like the sound of the Badger’s Best with coconut and dark chocolate.

  39. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I'd like to try the Turtle Tracks.

  40. Lauren-Olivia Wood says:

    Chipmunk’s Choice would be my favorite and I am a follower of Gatherer’s Granola on Facebook!

  41. like the Turtle Tracks

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  44. Chipmunks Choice with the PB sounds delicious :)

  45. I like Gatherer’s Granola on facebook as Suzannek Sweeps

  46. I like Brownie Bites on facebook as Suzannek Sweeps

  47. Oh my! They all sound good, but I’d go for the Turtle Tracks first

  48. I think I would like the apples, spices, and honey the best.

  49. Penny Snyder says:

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  53. Susan Smith says:

    The Squirrel Bait flavor sounds great.

  54. Linda Lansford says:

    I want Turtle Tracks

  55. Penny Snyder says:

    Turtle Tracks!! YUM!!~

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  58. Badgers Best! I would LOVE them all though!

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  60. I would enjoy the Squirrel Bait flavor.

  61. Brittney House says:

    I’m already a follower of Brownie Bites on facebook under Brittney House.

  62. Brittney House says:

    I would love to try the Turtle Tracks.

  63. I follow you on Pinterest!

  64. I think I would love the turtle tracks!

  65. Susan Chester says:

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  66. Susan Chester says:

    I would love to try Fox’s Fancy!

  67. I liked Gatherer’r Granola on FB

  68. I Liked Brownie Bites on FB

  69. Lorraine Silvia says:

    Our favorite is Badgers best with the coconut as sweetener. We are definitely fans of the different varieties, so much so we ordered on line. Can't wait to try the new flavors! Good luck to a great company!

  70. Fox’s Fancy looks yummy!

  71. Shannon Baas says:

    i like the squirrel bait.

  72. Ann Fantom says:

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  73. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to try Gatherer’s Turtle Tracks granola.

  74. I would love to try the turtle tracks!

  75. I like brownie bites on facebook.

  76. Theron Willis says:

    Badger’s Best served with almond milk.

    Hope to win!

  77. Fox fancy i think would be my favorite 

  78. I think Turtle Tracks would be my favorite flavor.

  79. I like Gatherer’s Granola on Facebook!

  80. I like you on Facebook!

  81. I follow you on Pinterest :)

  82. would love to try turtle tracks.

  83. I think Turtle Tracks would be my favorite flavor!

  84. Cathy Honeysett Smith says:

    Already a follower of Gatherers Granola since their Kickstarter. Even introduced them to my relatives in Wis. Best granola ever.

  85. Cathy Honeysett Smith says:

    Liked Brownie Bites on Facebook and have been a fan of Gatherers Granola for a few months – haven't gotten my hands on the new flavors yet though

  86. Melissa hood says:

    I already follow ebrowniebites on Instagram!

  87. Melissa hood says:

    And I like Gatherers granola on facebook

  88. Melissa hood says:

    And I liked and like brownie bites!

  89. Melissa hoos says:

    Bees knees

  90. I have already liked Gatherer’s Granola on Facebook and really enjoy Fox’s Fancy. I’d love to try Chipmunk’s Choice and Turtle Tracks.

  91. Can't do instagram, already follow Gatherers and went to Pintrest, not sure how to like on that

  92. Liked Brownie Bites

  93. Turtle tracks is my favorite

  94. I already follow Gatherer’s on Facebook

  95. I think that I would love the Turtle tracks!! But they all sound so good!

  96. Already a Pinterest follower.

  97. Already an instagram follower.

  98. Already a Facebook stalker, err follower.

  99. Chipmunk’s Choice and Turtle Tracks both sound right up my alley.

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