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Review: Jordans Super Berry Granola and Luxury Absolute Nut Bars

March 2, 2013

The lovely people at Jordans recently sent me a couple of products to review. Since my obsession with cereal has reared its head many times on this blog (cookies  /  breakfast bake / banana country crisp cake / angel  delight roses with a crunchy bottom / breakfast brownie loaf to name a few) you will not be surprised to hear that I was very pleased to do so.

I went to Jordans mill shop a few years ago as it’s not far from my parent’s house and keep trying to find an excuse to go back. If you ever get the chance, it’s worth a visit – they had sacks full of different flours, oats, dried fruits and when I went there, a couple of very friendly ladies (not for sale). I really must sort out a return visit.

Anyway, onto the products. First up: Luxury Absolute Nut Bars (about £2.20 for 3)

I buy Jordans chunky nut country crisp quite often but have a bad habit of eating all the  nuts out of the whole packets as soon as I open it (hence the creation of banana country crisp cake).  I’d  suggest that there’s as many nuts in one bar as in a lot of boxes of nut cereal so maybe these are the solution. These are basically a load of whole almonds, whole hazelnuts and chopped pecans nuts held together with the occasional oat. Nice.

They’re not cheap but they are much better value that other bars I have tried. They wouldn’t keep me going for breakfast though…bring on the granola!

Superberry Granola (about £4.39 for 750g)

So, ref: the above nut based issue…I meant to take a photo of this but I er…ate most of it and definitely all the fruit bits before I got round to it. Sorry. There are two things that can be inferred from this though:

1) it tastes good straight from the packet

2) it is not as sugary in taste as other granolas and therefore can be consumed quite swiftly. oops.

Also: eating the fruit out of the packet turns your fingers purple.

In all seriousness though, this is a good choice for people who like the crunch of granola but want something less sweet. The berries are really tart and there’s no annoying raisins or sultanas to get in the way. It would be lovely with yoghurt too. My only criticism would be that there’s not much in the way of almonds and definitely no whole ones as shown on the packet. If you’re going to say there’s nuts in it, put enough in!

Again, this is definitely up the pricey end of the market. I’d have to have it as a treat or as a sprinkle over the top of something else if it wasn’t on offer.

I was sent these products for free to review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own

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One Comment leave one →
  1. health advocation permalink
    March 2, 2013 7:45 pm

    hmm, i think i might try this. i bet it would taste delicious in a yogurt parfait!

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