“ Brand: Jordans / Type: Oats „
===The Brand=== Jordans - 'Caring for the British Countryside'. ===The Product=== 1 kg of granola. Crunchy Oat Goanola with Raisin and Almond. Honey baked British oats blended with sweet raisins and sliced almonds. Comes in a semi opaque white plastic sack style bag. Has a brown image of an old mill on the front. Small clear window on front to view the product and a bright image below of juicy raisins and almonds. The cereal is grown to Conservation grade standard on British Farms with 10% set aside for birds, insects and butterflies. Also supports the Princes Countryside Fund. Contains no salt or artificial colours, flavouring or preservatives, also GM free. Suitable for Vegetarians ans made with sustainable palm oil. Made in Bigglewade, UK. Allergies - contains Oats and Almonds. May contain Wheat, Barley, Rye or Other Nuts. ===Other Granolas=== Tropical Fruits Fruit and Nut Also Super Granola in: Berry Nutty Fruity 3 Seeds. Jordans also do porridge, cereal bars and muesli. ===Cost=== £3.29 but reduced to £3 at Tesco at present. The Super Granola is much ore expensive being £3.99 for just 600 grams. ===My Opinion=== Granola is similar to muesli apart from the fact the ingredients are toasted. Granola is often made into cereal bars but as well as eating it with milk as a conventional breakfast cereal it can be eaten with yoghurt or on its own out of packet. I have been trying to get a really healthier diet so was scouring Tesco's masses of cereals t find ones that were quick to prepare but also wholesome and not wheat based. I have often had Jordans products over the years and they are consistently well produced and good products. This granola is no exception. I have it with just a little milk, either semi skimmed or soya. As there is some sugar in the product anyway there is no need to add any homey or anything to it. The flavour is slightly sweet and very flavoursome, possibly slightly vanilla but hard to describe. I like to leave the milk on it for a few minutes to soften it up but it is equally appetizing just eaten as it is as a sort of snack food instead of crisps. I also find this a healthy sweet snack food if you just have a sugar craving and do not want to resort to biscuits or chocolate. Oats are always being recommended for being a slow release food which gives you energy and also for their cholesterol lowering properties so this is a good quite way to get your daily oats without the bother of making porridge. I love this Jordans granola and will now try the other flavours. As for their 10% project which they suggest on their packet - where they ask people to join them and set aside 10% of their garden to become wild so as to promote wildlife and insects - well I am already doing that and I would say I have 100% set aside as wilderness so I am certainly doing my bit! Being such a British company I was surprised they did not put the Union Jack on the packaging. ===Star Rating=== 5 stars. ===Would I Recommend?=== Yes. ===Website=== www.jordanscereals.co.uk ===Ingredients=== British Wholegrain Oat Flakes (65%), Raw Cane Sugar, Raisins (13%), Vegetable Oil (Rapeseed Oil, Palm Oil), Flaked & Chopped Almonds (3%), Honey (1%), Sunflower Seeds, Natural Flavouring.
I bought one of these, right, because it was on offer - 1kg for £2. This is quite reasonable considering the usual prices of Jordans products, since they reduced the packet size of most and upped the price. Sorry. It's true. But, yes, one kilogram seemed reasonable, very reasonable. So I bought a packet. Alas, I had thought it was muesli. It was not. In fact, it was ... crunchy oats with raisins, almonds and honey. On the first day of eating, I did not realise this until I had actually put in the milk and I had dipped in the spoon and I had put the spoonful in my mouth and then I realised how ridiculously chewy and/or crunchy it was. I realised, at this point, that this could not possibly be muesli, because I eat muesli every day and it never gives my jaw such a work out. I thought it was interesting. I was not in love with it, however. I left to attend class. Then, I came back. I saw the packet in a drawer. I thought, I shall look at it again. I looked at it again. Then I realised that looking clearly was not enough, because I had dug my hand in through the open hole and I was shoving a handful in my gob. It was at this point that I realised how amazingly delicious this product is. DEAR GOD, IT IS GOOD. I have to be honest I'm not in love with it with milk but when you eat it dry, it's like eating, er, heaven. Sorry to be hyperbolic. I don't recommend this, though, because it's so addictive. I mean, I don't usually get addicted. I can eat one square of chocolate and leave it at that. I can half a bag of crisps and that will do me. BUT I ATE A WHOLE KILOGRAM OF THIS STUFF IN FOUR DAYS. It's so good, it's just not right. I could just keep eating and eating this and I would never get tired. I seriously would prefer a packet of this over a packet of any flavour of crisps. I think it's the honey that does you. The oats are baked in honey and it's just perfectly sweet. There aren't a lot of raisins in my opinion but there are probably about two per handful if you shake the packet up which is just enough considering there is the honey as well. I recommend this if you can resist going overboard. I recommend trying it with milk AND dry and let me know which way you prefer it. Truly awesome. But I have to stop buying it otherwise I will put on mass amounts of weight.