By Vegan Caroline
I’ve tasted Dorset Cereals Chocolate Granola… should you put a pack in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?
Dorset Cereals Chocolate Granola blurb reads: our chocolate Granola is an indulgent mix of oats, chocolate, macadamias and almonds, gently baked the traditional way to make it loose & tumbly.
OK: Once associated with 1960s American hippies, granola has suddenly become the new kid on the block of the cereal world. Both budget and luxury brands are flooding the market and the internet is awash with recipes to make your own. It’s pretty versatile as you can eat it as a cereal with milk, stirred through yoghurt or simply as a dry snack to munch on.
The tasting note: I’m very fond of the delicious chocolate granola recipe from The Vintage Tea Party cookbook and often make this for myself or for gifts. This new product from Dorset Cereals more than stacks up against the homemade version. The level of sweetness is just right and the macadamia nuts keep it interesting down to the last bite. It even turns the milk chocolately. It’s also great to find a granola that doesn’t contain honey.
The full ingredient list: Oat flakes (39%), golden syrup (invert sugar syrup), chocolate (9%) (cocoa mass, cane sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soya lecithin), barley flakes, sunflower oil (sunflower oil, antioxidant: natural tocopherol-rich soya extract*),macadamia nuts (5%), flaked almonds(5%), sunflower seeds (3%). Chocolate contains 50% cocoa solids minimum.
Oats? Oats are the backbone of granola. They provide fibre, are low GI, contain vitamins and minerals and are reputed to lower cholesterol. The other ingredient that makes this product really special is the liberal inclusion of creamy macadamia nuts.
Can you eat it? Kosher approved; vegetarian and nothing in the ingredients list to suggest that it’s not suitable for vegans although it’s made in a factory where milk is used. Allergy advice – contains oats, nuts, soya, barley, gluten. May contain wheat, other nuts and milk. Made in a factory that also handles peanuts.
Should you put it in the trolley? High quality ingredients and a taste that’s as good as homemade. A great chocolatey treat.
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Dorset Cereals Chocolate Granola
High quality ingredients and a taste that’s as good as homemade. A great chocolatey treat. Tasted by Vegan Caroline
Not forgetting: Dorset Cereals Oat Granola
This is a simple energy boosting classic style oat granola with oats, sunflower seeds and vanilla. Tasted by Vegan Caroline
Not forgetting: Dorset Cereals Berry Granola
Tasty Granola with omegas from the pumpkin and sunflower seeds and a tangy vitamin C boost from raspberries, blackberries and blackcurrants. Tasted by Vegan Caroline