Cereal is always my go-to food whenever I think about being stranded on a deserted island. No specific cereal ever really comes to mind, except for today when I settled on House Granola. Few competitor brands measure up. On the commercial side, a 1/2 cup of Kellogg’s Low Fat Granola has 190 calories and 14g of sugar. One of my old favorites by New York startup company, Baked, has 140 calories and 10g of sugar in its house blend. The new kid on the block from Austin, TX doesn’t compromise taste with only 3g of sugar and 140 calories in a 1/4 cup serving of its house blend, which includes coffee, almond, and agave. I’m not trying to watch my weight with the low calorie count, but for those of you who turn to granola because it’s healthy, it’s wise to go with HG. You might even add fruit (nature’s candy) to your granola as hippies did in the 1960s when granola first became popular.
A trip to Mueller’s Farmer’s market in Austin yesterday introduced me to House Granola. My lady’s good friend owns and founded the company. She gave out free samples from all of her blends in mini ziplock bags. I bought two gluten free 12 ounce bags, each for $9. The non-gluten free granola is $8. I could barely tell the difference in taste; it’s just plain good. Look for them to make a big splash in 2014.