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Well that was a long winded title.

It is true though, my kid likes Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Pumpkin Flax Granola. Granola tends to be a hit or miss in our home. We either love it or we hate it mainly because some blends are much too sweet or too artificial tasting.

This Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Pumpkin Flax Granola seems to be the current fave in our home. It’s crunchy, toasty, and has just the right amount of sweetness. Insert pumpkin and flax seeds and we’re happy campers!

Product Review: What Ingredients are in Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Pumpkin Flax Granola?

You know how Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Pumpkin Flax Granola but what’s it made with? Here’s the catch, Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Pumpkin Flax Granola is made with the following ingredients: organic rolled oats, organic granulated sugar cane juice, organic soy oil, organic brown rice flour, organic pumpkin seeds, organic flax seeds, organic oat syrup solids (organic oat syrup solids, tocopherols), sea salt, organic molasses, organic cinnamon.

thingsthatwedo.com - nature's path flax plus pumpkin flax granola

First thing that comes to my mind: “I’m surprised Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Pumpkin Flax Granola doesn’t taste too sweet considering organic granulated sugar cane juice is the second ingredient on the list. Organic molasses also shows up on the list although it’s much further down.”

The next thing my brain realizes: it’s a decent ingredient list but it’s not great. I mean, does it need to be made with soy oil even if it is organic? Could I better option have been used? Did it have to show up as the third ingredient on the list?

Sure, the ingredient list overall for Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Pumpkin Flax Granola is decent (it beats out a lot of bigger names) but it could be better (I’m sure there are other organic brands that are made equally well if not better).

Yes, there is room for improvement.


So, about that Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Pumpkin Flax Granola?

Pour Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Pumpkin Flax Granola in your bowl and this is what you’ll see: little bits of goodness with a splash of pumpkin seeds and flax seeds. It has that signature granola taste and feel but it’s not as sweet. The pumpkin seeds add a nice punch to give your child a kick of protein at school. I usually put it in a little container and my big kid will eat it dry at school with her bottle of water.

thingsthatwedo.com - nature's path flax plus pumpkin flax granola

I’ve tasted Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Pumpkin Flax Granola and I like it too. I prefer to eat it with almond milk. Dry doesn’t usually work for me.


Verdict:

I’m a little torn and undecided about Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Pumpkin Flax Granola. On the one hand, it’s a guaranteed snack that my big kid will eat. In a ¾ cup serving (55 grams), she’d get 20% fibre, 6 grams of protein, and 15% iron. On the other hand, you also get 10 grams of sugar (which isn’t too much but it is 10 grams) and 15% fat.

thingsthatwedo.com - nature's path flax plus pumpkin flax granola

So, I guess this leaves me no choice but to list Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Pumpkin Flax Granola as a ‘sometimes’ snack or breakfast food. You know, one of those things that you eat on the occasion but doesn’t become a staple in the pantry. While the ingredients are good, they could be better. I’d certainly buy it over some of the other big name brands that have a much longer list of unidentifiable ingredients and Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Pumpkin Flax Granola is made with non-GMO ingredients.

thingsthatwedo.com - nature's path flax plus pumpkin flax granola

I mean, really, how many products can make THAT claim nowadays?

 

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