Kellogg’s Crunchy Granola Review – Chocolate & Almonds
Here’s Team Mishry’s take on Kellogg’s Crunchy Granola Chocolate & Almonds variant. Is this a filling breakfast option?
A filling start to the day or the answer to those midnight cravings, granola with milk is a heavenly combination! Granola is essentially a blend of cereals that contains seeds, nuts, and dried fruits for added textures and fiber.
Kellogg’s has led in the breakfast cereals aisle for decades. From an eclectic thandai cornflakes to K-energy bars, Kellogg’s has also launched a new range of granola variants. Earlier we reviewed the Almonds and Cranberries variant and loved it for the textural variation it offers. We tried a different variant from the same range and here’s our Kellogg’s Crunchy Granola Chocolate & Almonds review. Read on to find what we liked, what we didn’t, and more.
Kellogg’s Crunchy Granola Chocolate & Almonds – What You Need To Know
A crunchy mix of five nutritious grains here’s all you need to know about Kellogg’s Crunchy Granola Chocolate & Almonds.
This chocolate granola is packed in a pouch. This pouch is not resealable and the contents must be transferred to an airtight container once opened.
2. Main Ingredients
Rolled Oats (36.4%), Almonds (15%), Sugar, Edible Vegetable Oil (Palmolein), Oat Flour (5.8%), Milk Chocolate Powder (5.2%) [Sugar, Milk Solids, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Solids & Emulsifiers (INS 322 (i))], Rice Flour (3.5%), Liquid Glucose, Corn Flour (3%), Cereal Extract, Refined Wheat Flour (Maida) (1.8%), Wheat Flour (Atta) (1.1%), Cocoa Solids (0.6%), Iodized Salt, Color (INS 150 d), Rolled Barley (0.1%), Minerals, Antioxidants (INS 307b, 320), Raising Agent (INS 500(ii)), Vitamins are the main ingredients used.
This granola also contains permitted natural color and added flavors.
The quality and freshness of ingredients used play a vital role in the overall taste. How do the almonds taste and are they fresh? What about chocolate? Is the sweetness overwhelming or balanced?
Are almonds and chocolate used proportionately? Intense or subtle nutty flavors?
Does this granola have a prominent flavor of chocolate or is it just sweet?
Keep reading to find what our review revealed.
We observed the texture in two stages- the dry taste test and one with milk.
How fresh are the grains? Do they retain the crunch element or have they turned soggy?
6. Nutritional Information
A 40-gram serve offers 188 Kcal. These calories are divided as 8.2 grams of fat, 26.3 grams of carbohydrates (of which 8.4 grams is sugar), 3.2 grams of protein, and 0.12 g of sodium.
A 450-gram bag of Kellogg’s Chocolate & Almond granola is priced at Rs 330/-.
Kellogg’s Crunchy Granola Chocolate & Almonds – Detailed Review
|Kellogg’s Crunchy Granola Chocolate & Almonds||Product Details|
|Net Quantity||450 grams|
|Calories||118 Kcal (per serve)|
|Shelf Life||Nine months|
This granola variant by Kellogg’s is made using five grains, namely oats, wheat (whole and refined), corn crispies, and rice. Flavored with chocolate, here’s more on the taste, texture, and how we tasted it.
Though granola and muesli are used interchangeably, the key difference between these breakfast foods is that granola is sweetened and baked, whereas muesli is relished raw. This is why when we saw several bite-sized clusters in the pack, we weren’t surprised. In addition to these clusters, we noticed a decent amount of fine almond slivers and crispies, all coated in milk chocolate powder.
As mentioned above, we tasted this granola straight out of the pack and with a bowl of milk. Another suggestion by the brand is consuming this granola with yogurt.
Stage One- The grains taste fresh and have a nice crunch. Taste-wise, the slivered almonds taste fresh too. In terms of texture, almonds do not render that bold ‘bite’ because they are slivered finely. The sweetness is subtle. In addition to the crunchy clusters, there were also some crisp chocolate-coated balls in the mix.
Stage Two- Following the serving suggestions, we added 40-grams of granola to 200 ml of cow’s milk. In less than a minute’s time, the milk had a visually appealing subtle brown shade. Since the almonds did not have a prominent bite in the raw stage too, when mixed in milk, the almond slivers turned even softer. The level of sweetness and chocolate flavor were well retained in this test too. The clusters and other grains had their crunch intact. The sweetness of the granola and the natural sweetness of milk, together make this a delicious bowl.
- A 450-gram pack is priced at Rs 330/-.
- This has a shelf life of nine months.
- The contents must be transferred to an air-tight container and stored away from direct sunlight.
- Main Ingredients – Rolled Oats, Almonds, Sugar, Edible Vegetable Oil, Oat Flour, Milk Chocolate Powder, Rice Flour, Refined Wheat Flour, Wheat Flour, Iodized Salt.
- This is delectable. We liked the chocolaty taste.
- The sweetness is subtle.
- All cereals are fresh and crunchy.
- The almonds used aren’t stale or rancid. Thumbs up!
- Chunkier cuts of almonds would’ve added a pronounced ‘bite’.
Best Suited For
Mid-meal munchies or a wholesome and filling breakfast, this variant of Kellogg’s Crunchy granola is a fairly tasty option.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Kellogg’s Crunchy Granola Chocolate & Almonds.
1. Does this granola contain additional sweeteners?
Yes, sugar and liquid glucose have been added as sweeteners.
2. Does this granola have preservatives?
Yes, this granola has preservatives. INS 320 is a preservative scientifically known as Butylated hydroxyanisole. This is commonly used in dry breakfast cereals and potato-based processed products.
3. Is this granola vacuum packed or sealed with air?
It is not vacuum-packed. It is recommended to transfer the contents in an air-tight container.
4. Can this granola be eaten as diet food?
No, not really. This granola contains added sugar and is high in carbohydrates and fats.
5. Can extra dry fruits be added to a bowl of these flakes with milk?
Definitely! Milk, dried fruits, and fresh fruits are great additions to a bowl of granola.
Over a scoop of nice-cream (fruit-based ice-cream), with yogurt, topped over a smoothie bowl, or straight out of the pack- Kellogg’s Crunchy Granola Chocolate and Almonds is an appetizing snack. It has a lovely crunch with a decadent chocolate flavor. The subtle sweetness and freshness of almonds make this even better.
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