Friday, September 5, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Ola! Foods Granola

      It has been a roller coaster week!  From trying to squeeze in some last minute summer activities, preparing for the kids' first day of school, managing the household and yes, stealing some time to "work", I can't blame myself for sleeping on the couch the last 2 nights.  What?  At least, I was able to get some snooze.  

      Anyway, today I finally had some undivided hours to finish the endless drafts I have sitting on my computer. This one for sure will get you really excited.  

      Have you heard about the company called Ola! Foods?  Before the GFAF Expo last year, I haven't either.  However, after meeting it's founder, Dina Houser in their booth, I couldn't help but not only enjoy their delicious products but support their very generous cause as well.  

      For starters, Ola! Foods is a Connecticut based business that makes 100% natural granola. Aside from being completely gluten free, their products only contain minimal ingredients that we, consumers can immediately understand.  It is lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup which makes it healthier than most commercially available brands.  By using only the best pure ingredients, they were able to create their granola really flavorful and yes guilt free addictive.  

      Ola! Granola comes in 4 yummy flavors namely Cranberry Orange Pecan, Vanilla Almond, No Nut Vanilla and our family's favorite Chocolate Banana Chip.  Since we are NUT Free at home, the company sent me the last two varieties to try.  

      At first, I was quite hesitant to give let the kids (except for for Child#1 who outgrew her nut allergies) to try it.  This is mostly because of the Allergen warning that says "Ola Foods follows good manufacturing practices to segregate ingredients to avoid cross contact with allergen.  Made in a facility that uses Tree Nuts.  However, after some testings, I found out that it was safe for the other kids to eat as well.  Yay! Happy dance!  

      Since that revelation, it became a staple in my pantry and even baked goods.  Shhh... it's the secret ingredient of the Chocolate Banana Bread that was a big seller at last year's Bake Sale Fundraiser.        



        Another important thing why I'm passionate about Ola! Foods is their commitment to not just provide healthy and yummy snack options but to help disadvantaged youth, their families and communities.  Did you know that all of their net profits (Yes you got that right 100%) are donated to BeFoundation?  This organization provides grants to support the education of disadvantage kids. They provide funding for education innovations, exposure to arts and music, nutrition for the body & mind and most importantly community development and involvement. 

       By supporting Ola! Foods, we are not just getting healthier physically, we are also making a change to make the future generations a lot better.  Is that cool or what? 

        Now for the best part of this post.  
     
        Our friends from Ola! Foods would not only like you to try their products. They are helping you stock up this back to school season.  One lucky reader will get an Ola!Foods Gift Pack worth $45. This includes:

        (1) Ola Tote Bag
        (1) 9 oz bag of No Nut Vanilla  Granola
        (1) 9 oz bag of Banana Chocolate Chip Granola
        (1) 9 oz bag of Vanilla Almond Granola
        (1) 9 oz bag of Cranberry Orange Pecan Granola
        (2) Trays of the 1 oz Grab and Go Singles



          Isn't that a big treat?  Oh before I forget, this giveaway is open to all US Residents only.  What are you waiting for join now.  This giveaway will end on Sept. 16, 11:59 pm EST.   


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73 comments:

  1. I like my granola in my Greek yogurt, I also like to eat it right out of the bag.

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  2. I like my granola on top of fruit salad or on top of Greek yogurt.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  3. I like my granola in my yogurt - thank you.

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  4. I like my granola on top of fruit salad or on top of Greek yogurt

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  5. I love to mix my granola with yogurt and fruit in the morning.

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  6. I love granola plain for snacking, or mixed in with my yogurt.

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  7. I like it by itself, but I also like it with yogurt and fruit.

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  8. We usually eat it as cereal.

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  9. On the top of Greek yogurt. Yum.

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  10. I like it with greek yogurt for lunch!

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  11. I like it plain or over yogurt.

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  12. I love my granola right out of the bag. Super tasty.

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  13. with yogurt :D or apples and caramel

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  14. I like my granola stirred into my yogurt.

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  15. I like my granola with strawberry banana yogurt!
    mcfallsk8er[at]aim[dot]com

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  16. Love it with soy/almond milk or just all alone!

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  17. I like to make a parfait with it!

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  18. By itself the most as a snack :) jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  19. I love granola straight out of the bag with a glass of oj for a late morning snack.

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  20. I like it with yogurt.
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  21. I like it in yogurt, fruit parfait, with milk and I like to use it as a ingredient in cookies. :)

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  22. I like mine straight out of the pack.

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  23. i like my granola with soy milk or in yogurt

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  24. I like my granola plain, with yogurt and fruit, with milk and I use it when I bake bars.

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  25. I like it in my yogurt or just as a snack.

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  26. I like my granola on top of a yogurt with berries mixed in.

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  27. I am very simple - I like it on top of yogurt or just by itself as a snack.

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  28. I like it plain or with some cinnamon on yogurt.

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  29. I like my granola on greek yogurt with a little honey.

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  30. I love granola in my yogurt, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  31. I like my granola plain or added to yogurt.

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  32. I like my granola in my Greek yogurt or by itself.

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  33. I like it plain and with lots of nuts.

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  34. I like mine in yogurt w/ blueberries.

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  35. I like it with almond or coconut milk.

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  36. I love it in greek yogurt or just out if the bag

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  37. I like to eat granola with milk or just dry by the handful!

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  38. I like granola by itself and in milk or for a treat in ice cream.

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  39. I like it with a splash of almond milk over it.

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  40. I like it plain or mixed with yogurt or in a trail mix. :)

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  41. I like my granola with milk and fresh blueberries or straight as a snack.

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  42. I love granola in oatmeal and also on Ice cream

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  43. I like granola in trail mix or bar form. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  44. I like my granola right out of the bag! No stirred, mixed, or tinkered with....lol. thank you

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  45. i love granola in yogurt with fresh fruit.

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  46. I love it with a little fruit & milk.

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  47. I like my granola in vanilla yogurt!

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  48. I put granola in yogurt for a great snack.

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  49. I like to mix it into plain yogurt!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. I like it dry in a reusable container for on the go. I also like it on yogurt :)

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  51. I love it on my oatmeal in the mornings.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  52. I like my granola on top of fruit salad or on top of Greek yogurt.

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  53. i like it in my yogurt and also as a small snack at work!

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  54. Good morning... I actually love putting it on top of ice cream
    Nicole Johnson

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  55. I usually eat it as cereal in the morning but also like it with fresh fruit and as a key ingredient in chocolate oatmeal cookies! Hope I win this.

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  56. I like it plain. Daughter & I are both gluten-free; would love to win this!

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  57. I like it with fruit and yogurt

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