Happy Monday! Sorry for getting this up so late in the day. I had a really beautiful weekend in Chicago for my friend’s wedding, and I just wasn’t up for getting a post ready after we got home last night. Chicago always takes it out of me in the best possible way. <3
Today’s post is worth the wait, though. Today I get to share with you a review of the best granola I’ve ever had. I don’t say that lightly. I’ve had lots of granola, both homemade and from packages. And this stuff is a hands-down winner.
I first learned about Twofold when I was at a health food grocery store and cafe in Milwaukee. I was there before another friend’s wedding—(yes, I go to a lot of weddings)—stocking up on snacks to tide us over before the ceremony. As soon as I walked in I saw Jennifer from Twofold handing out samples of their granola and nuts.
I saw the word “quinoa” and then quickly zeroed in on the words “no refined sugar.”
“Is it vegan and gluten-free?” I asked Jennifer.
“It is! And no refined sugars,” she reiterated.
With that, I snatched a sample and popped it in my mouth. I was overcome with taste pleasure. The granola was rich but not heavy. It was sweet, but not in a dessert way (which is a plus for me). It also felt hearty and healthy. The bag also includes whole nuts, rather than nut pieces, which makes for a filling and omega-rich treat. I was hooked.
“This tastes incredible!” I exclaimed, grabbing a bag, “I’m definitely going to buy one!”
Jennifer and I continued to talk, and I commented that there are not enough packaged foods out there that is actually good for you. Twofold’s motto affirms their commitment to changing that: “Really good good food.” And their mission statement expands on that, noting, “We are passionate about bringing great tasting, all natural, ‘anytime’ food to people who are too busy to make it themselves.” Too-busy health-conscious people, rejoice!
I also love the ethical commitments behind Twofold’s approach. According to their website:
- We are committed to producing the highest quality products and we stand behind them all
- We do not use additives or preservatives; all of our ingredients are pure and natural
- We know our suppliers and source locally when possible
- We do not outsource production; everything is made by hand in small batches
- We are upfront and honest; this style carries over to how we make and market our products
- We sell to independent stores and directly to you
A company with a mission I can get behind, and a truly great-tasting product! What a rare find!
As Jennifer and I continued to talk, I mentioned that I had a food blog and that I would love to do a review of the product, and, if they were interested, host a giveaway. Jen was excited to participate, and I am thrilled to give away a bag of their Twofold Quinoa Granola to one lucky reader!
I ended up eating the whole bag in two days. Half before the wedding, and half on the car ride home the next day.
When Twofold sent me another bag to properly review, I enjoyed some plain as a snack, but loved it even more when I sprinkled it on my morning smoothie. I can imagine this stuff would also be excellent served as cereal with almond milk, or even on top of vegan ice cream or yogurt.
Want to try a bag for yourself? You can visit their website and order it straight from the source. If you live in the Midwest, you may be lucky enough to find it in your local health food store. Finally, you could try your luck at winning a bag!
To enter, leave a comment below telling me your favorite way to eat granola. For additional entries:
- Share this giveaway link on Twitter or Facebook.
- Become friends with Twofold on Facebook.
- Become friends with The Rebel Grrrl Kitchen on Facebook.
Enter a separate comment for each entry. (This means if you entered with the maximum number of entries, you would leave four comments).
Comments will close on Sunday, June 2nd at 10pm CST. Open to US residents only (sorry non-US friends!). Winner will be announced Monday, June 3rd. Good luck!