Thursday, May 6, 2010

Done with Finals and Celebrating with a Galaxy Granola Review!

Yes! I'm done with finals and my undergraduate career at ISU!  I have to say it's a time of mixed emotions though.  I'm definitely going to miss ISU and Ames, IA :-(.  Still, it's exciting to be moving on in my life!  I'll be attending graduate school in the fall - most likely at U. of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign for library and information science.  I'm super excited to say the least!

I'm also excited to share my review of Galaxy Granola!  You may have seen it on other blogs or perhaps you've heard of their Fruit Not Fat movement.  I am very thankful that they were generous enough to send me three bags of their granola to sample and review on my blog.  Here are a few facts about their granola from their website:

Galaxy Granola has:

No artificial ingredients

No oil

No corn syrup

No processed sugar

Looks good!  Of course, I will say that I believe oil, corn syrup, and processed sugar are fine in moderation, but Galaxy Granola makes great granola without those things - so more power to them!

Here's some more info. that I received with my samples:

These are the three flavors I received:

Now for the reviews!

Vanilla Almond:

9.5 of 10.  I liked how this granola was a bit chunkier than the other flavors.  It was sweet, fresh, crisp, and crunchy with a very rich vanilla flavor and a hint of apple.  I loved the almonds too since I simply can't eat granola without nuts.  I had to add nuts to the other flavors :-).

Not Sweet Vanilla:

9.5 of 10.  An awesome mild vanilla flavor, and not too sweet - what a surprise!  (Of course, even the regular vanilla wasn't too sweet)  This flavor granola worked great as a topping for sweetened yogurt :-).

Cranberry Orange:

9 of 10.  This flavor was the sweetest, perhaps a bit too much.  There was a generous amount of dried cranberries, and they were complemented by the orange flavor infused in the granola.  Fresh, crisp, and crunchy too!

Overall, I really enjoyed the Galaxy Granola.  In fact, it was quite addicting!  I'll admit that I never had just the 1/4 c. serving ;-).  That's a sign of quality though, I do believe.  Galaxy Granola also has a raspberry flavor, which I am sure is just as delicious as the flavors I tried. 

Have any of you tried Galaxy Granola or heard of the Fruit Not Fat movement? 

You can check out the Fruit Not Fat blog here and their twitter page here.

Have a wonderful day everyone!



  1. Yay! You're done! Congratulationssss! : )

  2. Congrats on being done with school! At least for now:)

    I never buy granola b/c I make my own, but I've seen a lot of people rave about this brand!

  3. Hooray for being finished! And I keep hearing about Galaxy Granola. As soon as my current supply runs out I'll be trying it!

  4. Great review, as always!! I've tried the Galaxy Vanilla Almond, and it is awesome! I love it on yogurt, too!

  5. the granola looks heaaaavenly.

    and thanks for stoppin by my humble little blog!

  6. Congrats on being done with school! I cant wait to be done :)

  7. AHH!!! Congrats! I just finished today too...SO bizarre! I'm still in shock! I'm in love with the Vanilla Almond Galaxy! It is so crunchy and being a granola girl....I have to say it's one of the best I've ever had! They have a really good thing going with that stuff! Enjoy!


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