So the Fall brought us Trader Joe's Apple Caramel Granola, this winter we have been graced by yet another seasonal granola variety. This is Trader Joe's Gingerbread Spice Granola. But if you loved the sweetness of the Fall's seasonal granola, I'm not sure you are going to like this. And yes, this granola is vastly different from the Peanut Butter variety that is on shelves year round.
And that isn't to say that this is bad. This is just a very different type of granola. If you loved the sweetness, you might be taken back by how not sweet tasting this granola is.
In fact, it's spicy. If you thought this was going to take like a cookie, you might be a bit off. Because this granola brings heat. So don't let that cute gingerbread clear area on the bag confuse you.
This is just a little sweet, brings the ginger flavor and adds some pecans for a bit for added crunch.
But I found the secret to enjoying this item to be written right on the back of the bag.
This product was just ok at room temperature but really shined when heated up. Several people suggested this to me before I even had a chance to try it.
They weren't kidding. This makes an awesome breakfast. Or snack if you so choose. My husband ate this right from the bag. I was going to get to this review much earlier, but I was left with a few crumbs at the bottom of the bag.
Needless to say, this has been purchased a few times at this point.
He likes it straight from the bag and I've been enjoying it a bit more as an oatmeal that I really don't find myself adding anything to other than just simple almond milk.
For $3.49 this has been a good option in my household to keep on hand. Not that there aren't decent amount of calories in this, but it reduces the number of really sweet items that end up in my kitchen this time of year.
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Trader Joe's Ginger Bread Spice Granola
Product Name: Trader Joe's Ginger Bread Spice Granola
Product Description: A ginger bread spiced granola blend.
A winter seasonal granola that brings the heat of ginger
- It's well done if you understand the word spice stands out on the bag.
- I enjoyed this mostly with almond milk instead of as a snack.
- If you are hoping for sweetness here, you might be shocked by the ginger spice (read heat) that this product brings