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Review of MixMyGranola Make Your Own Granola Mix

Food Review: MixMyGranola

I've been hearing a lot of buzz around MixMyGranola (starting at $5 for 16 oz.). Stylist Rachel Zoe and granola lovin' Whitney Port are among its fans, and it was recently mentioned in the New York Times. MixMyGranola allows customers to create their own granola or muesli mix via its website. You start with one of the six granola bases like lowfat, cinnamon, or organic gluten free, and from there add any of the 79 different ingredients to your base. The ingredient choices include dried fruit like blueberries and goji berries, nuts and seeds like almonds and flaxseeds, nutritional power boosts like acai powder and bee pollen, and extras like sesame sticks and coconut flakes.

To hear what mix I made and how it tasted,

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When making my mix I settled on these ingredients: lowfat granola, dried strawberries, dried blackberries, dried Bing cherries, organic flaxseeds, oatbran flakes, and organic pomegranate powder. I admit that I went a little overboard with ingredients, which greatly affects the cost — $12 in total. But you can easily get a granola mix that has a bunch of different ingredients for about $8, or even as low as $5 if you want something more basic. The package is pretty big, too, so I felt like I got a lot of granola in the end.

As far as taste goes, it was great. The granola was crispy and had just the right amount of sweetness, and I especially loved the puffed rice that was used with the rolled oats. The dried fruit was plump and it tasted like actual fruit, not super sugary gummi candy like a lot of dried fruit can taste. Although my mix was a bit pricey, it was fun to be able to make my own blend, and I think this would make a great gift idea. My mix was also low in fat and calories — check out MixMyGranola's nutrition label below.

If you're not feeling creative, the company also offers 20 pre-mixes like the Runner's, Help Haiti, and Super Duper Detox mixes. The pre-mixes range in price from $6.99 to $10.99.


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laellavita laellavita 6 years
vtsang -- some whole foods do, i know a few that have bins for grains and nuts and everything, so you can mix it all up yourself, and then they weigh it by the pound.
vtsang vtsang 6 years
I think it's a fun little product. But isn't it much easier/cheaper/eco-friendly to just go buy bulk ingredients and mix it at home?All these new customizable ideas are fun and great, but in promoting healthy, hippy ways, everyone forgets about how healthy & green means less junk. It'd be nice if Whole Foods etc works with these ideas, and have a customizable counter to make it easier to mix and match foods :)
vtsang vtsang 6 years
I think it's a fun little product. But isn't it much easier/cheaper/eco-friendly to just go buy bulk ingredients and mix it at home? All these new customizable ideas are fun and great, but in promoting healthy, hippy ways, everyone forgets about how healthy & green means less junk. It'd be nice if Whole Foods etc works with these ideas, and have a customizable counter to make it easier to mix and match foods :)
Fawness Fawness 6 years
For #2 and #4-Yeah she reviewed a slightly different version of MMG, I think Mix My Cereal? There are many spinoffs now so I think she reviewed one of those.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
I thought the same thing, Spectra --- Fit, you sure you didn't try this before ? ;)
Mila_83 Mila_83 6 years
I love MixMyGranola - it like to experiment with ingredients and it always turns out great. I also love that you are able to keep track of nutritional information.Another great site to try - Yourbars.com - you can make your own energy bar,trail mixes,protein shakes and even chocolate!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Hmm, for some reason I thought you had already tested this stuff out. Sounds about like just about every other customizable cereal/granola/energy bar thing....way overpriced for what you get.
JessieSP JessieSP 6 years
Sounds like it may taste great.
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