2/8/12

Paleo People Gourmet Grain Free Granola Clusters

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paleo people granola variety Hey guys!  I just wanted to pop in here real quick and tell you all about a grain-free, gluten-free granola snack that I got to try recently and really liked.  The folks at Paleo People were nice enough to send me a variety pack of four 5 oz. packages of their granola snacks to try.  The flavors were Cappuccino Crunch, Apple Crisp, Cacao Nut, and Banana Nut.

These granola snacks are unique because they don't contain any oats or other grains, which makes them gluten-free.  Instead, they contain nuts, seeds, berries, fruits, spices and natural sweetener.

logoThe idea for Paleo People snacks came from Laura Keenan, a CrossFit Affiliate, where many of them were advocates of making their food choices based on "The Paleo Diet" by Loren Cordain.  Simply put, good clean foods with ingredients you would find in the cave dweller days.  Find out more about this food philosophy by visiting their About page.

Also check out their Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter.

build-a-better-me-logoThe day these snacks came, it was like fate.  I was just getting home from work and my plan was to run in, get a quick pre-workout snack, then get changed and go to the gym.  As I was driving home, I was trying to decide what my snack would be.  I wanted something that would give me energy for my workout, but wouldn't be loaded with fat and calories.  I usually go with peanut butter and pretzels, or nuts and dried fruit, or some type of granola snack.  So you can imagine how happy I was to open this package when I got home!  My pre-workout snack had been delivered right to me!  I decided to open every package and try a little of each.  They were nutty, a little chewy, and had great and unique flavor.  I liked these because they weren't too sweet because they're not loaded with sugar.  I also loved how they had a good amount of nuts in them.  Nuts are a great pre-workout snack because of the protein. It makes you feel like you actually ate something, which gives you the fuel you need to get through your workout.

The Banana Nut ended up being my favorite because it had those dried, sweet, crunchy banana slices in it.  This flavor was so fresh and just sweet enough.  It was like a treat.

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The Apple Crisp was similar, with it's fruity flavor, but it had a little more of a tang from the dried apples.  Still very yummy. 

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The Cacao Nut was like a chocolate flavor, but not very sweet.  It was good if you're a fan of semi-sweet chocolate, which I am. 

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The Cappuccino Crunch was very unique with it's coffee flavor.  It was very similar to the Cacao Nut in flavor. 

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I liked all four flavors and it was fun to try them all.  They ended up being a great pre-workout snack.  They'd also be a great "car snack", which is what Mark and I call the little bags of granola or other healthier snacks we keep in our cars that we can snack on after work if we're raging hungry and we don't want to eat dinner until later.

Would you like to win a sampler of your very own?
You can get exactly what I got shipped right to your door and all you have to do is leave a comment below.


If you'd like extra entries, do the following and come back here and comment below letting me know you did one or all of the following:

  1. Follow Paleo People on Twitter
  2. Tweet about this giveaway by tweeting the following: "I just entered to win a @paleopeople variety pack of gluten-free granola from @TaratheFoodie! Enter here: http://tarathefoodie.blogspot.com/"
This giveaway will end on Sunday at 6pm est and I will choose 1 winner from the comments below using random.org.


Good luck and have a great day!

31 comments:

  1. These look good and tasty. Love to try them
    cjsorel@hotmail.com

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  2. follow paleo people on twitter @cjsorel

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  3. tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/cjsorel/status/167299245727154177

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  4. I would love to win some granola. It looks so tasty.

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  5. I follow PP on Twitter @GoddessFoodie.

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  6. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/GoddessFoodie/status/167301414085857281

    cereza25 at yahoo dot com

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  7. Paleo!!! I would love to win to try the cacao and cappucino flavors!!!!

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  8. I would love to try this granola. Thanks for the photos, the product looks great.
    jlammers002@woh.rr.com

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  9. I follow Paleo People on Twitter.
    jlammers002@woh.rr.com

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  10. The Banana Nut was my favorite too!

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  11. I'm interested in trying the Cacao Nut granola.

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  12. I follow Paleo People on Twitter. My twitter name is @grobiemum.

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  13. I tweeted about this giveaway. https://twitter.com/#!/grobiemum/status/167395113067229184

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  14. These look awesome!

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  15. wow! that looks yummy! i would love to try it - my hubby recently thought paleo would be good to start, which i thought meant no more granola

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  16. I follow Paleo People on Twitter.

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  17. tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/mermont84/status/167421632388927488

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  18. Rachel Blom2/9/12, 2:12 AM

    These would make a great snack when we're on our weekly drives to therapies and appts.
    racblom@juno.com

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  19. Very good coverage of Paleo People Tara! My favorite was the Banana Nut Crunch!

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  20. These do look like good "car snacks".

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  21. I follow Paleo People on twitter: ljskop

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  22. These sound AMAZING! Even if I don't win, I'm totally checking these out.

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  23. I'm following Paleo
    @EatDrinkClev

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  24. Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/#!/EatDrinkClev/status/168029360270483457

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  25. Nice post Tara! I agree it was perfect for on the go!

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  26. this granola does seem like a great preworkout snack! would love to try it :)

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  27. I follow Paleo People on Twitter (as picatasi)

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  28. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/#!/picatasi/status/168254307903340544

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  29. My friend foodhuntersguide recommended your blog. Too bad we don't have Paleo in Italy. I am following you from Rome!

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  30. I follow paleo people on twitter!! I just forgot to put my comment in before last night!!

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  31. These look amazingly delicious! I need to show this to my friend since she can't eat grains. ^^

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