Monday 16 July 2018

Taste test: Granola


Katy McGuinness

We tested widely available granolas. Next week - gluten-free options.

Dunnes Simply Better Roasted Nut & Seed Granola, 500g, €4.49, 9/10

This Lawless family product from Galway includes hazelnuts, almonds, pecans, subtle cinnamon and - a big plus for some - no raisins. 485 calories and a relatively low 12g of sugar per 100g.

Aldi Specially Selected Super Nutty Granola, 500g, €2.99, 8/10

This Aldi granola contains seven different types of nut, as well as sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and was popular with our sweeter-toothed testers. Good value. 483 calories and 19g of sugar per 100g.

Lizi's Organic Granola, 500g, €7.35, 8/10

With cashews, almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios, this organic granola is sweetened with agave, apple juice and treacle. Lovely. 481 calories and a modest 12.9g of sugar per 100g.

Lidl Simply Sumptuous Crunchy Oat Granola, Raisin & Almond, 1kg, €2.99, 6/10

Great value and tastes pretty good too, although it's light on nuts. 418 calories and 18.4g of sugar per 100g.

Jordans Crunchy Oat Granola, Raisin & Almond, 750g, €3.99, 6/10

With not a lot of nuts, but plenty of raisins (7pc), this granola has good flavour and crunch, but contains palm oil. 412 calories and a whopping 24.4g of sugar per 100g.

Flahavan's Original Granola, 450g, €4.49, 5/10

This is the one to pick if you like lots of fruit as it contains raisins, sultanas and cranberries. Very sweet. 483 calories and 24g of sugar per 100g.

Kellogg's Ancient Legends Granola, 400g, €3.35, 3/10

Despite the rye, chia seeds, sultanas and pumpkins seeds, our testers were underwhelmed by the flavour and the amount of palm oil. 427 calories and 20g of sugar per 100g.

Irish Independent

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