Anyway, this past week I was sent some of Lizi's Granola to try. I'd heard of this brand before and I really love their brand ethic. They use natural ingredients and are big on slow release energy (this stuff is specially formulated to have a low glycaemic load). And it really is one of those little business ideas that started from a kitchen and has gone large scale! Lizi homebaked this for her B&B in the 90's and she went on to develop a whole range of granolas.
I was a bit worried at being sent a packet because all of Lizi's products contain nuts, and I'm not a nut lover. But nuts have big health benefits, hence them being in the granola and I've been tucking in to this treacle and pecan one. If you're worried about the taste of nuts, then don't be! I hate peanuts and cashews and the like, but actually these pecans (and especially with the crunch of the granola) taste delicious! This particular granola was a winner at The Great Taste Award so you don't just have to take my word on it! It's described as having a lovely warm taste and balanced with black treacle for a rich dark flavour.
One thing that's not clear on the website is the actual storage and packaging of the granola. I opened a box of oats the other day which was being stored on its side in the cupboard because it was so tall, only to find it was loose in the box and now won't fit back in the cupboard because it needs to be upright! Nightmare. Anyway, I really like the little pouches the granola comes in, and once you cut off the top, it has one of those ziplock closures that you have on sandwich bags. It keeps it airtight andis super easy to store, so that's another thumbs up from me.
I know some people have an aversion to healthy things like this, particularly things like granola and muesli, but don't knock it til you've tried it! You can even sprinkle it on top of some vanilla icecream to balance it out ;)