Dark chocolate greek yogurt granola!
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Last week we stopped at Costco to buy chicken breasts that were on sale and we both told each other before going in that we were going to stick to just buying chicken. Well, that didn’t happen, we ended up with a full cart and spent an hour wandering the aisles. One of the items I picked up to try was this new Quaker Greek Yogurt Dark Chocolate Protein Granola because I absolutely love granola!
I bought the 1.6 kg box of Quaker Greek Yogurt Granola for $12.99 Canadian. It’s a pretty big box so the price isn’t that absurd but it costs more than the other cereals near it.
The box comes with two separate slim bags of dark chocolate granola which is kind of nice because I’d rather open one smaller bag, use it up and then open the second bag rather than having one huge bag open for a few months. The best before date is about four months from the date I purchased the granola which isn’t very long. This can be eaten alone by the handful, with some yogurt, mixed with fruit, or on top of oatmeal.
I think this is marketed to seem like a healthy cereal/granola. The 10 grams of protein, the use of greek yogurt and the whole grains make it seem like it’s a healthy breakfast choice but it’s really not that healthy. It’s a little high in sugar and calories for only half a cup but it’s not outrageously bad for you, it is relatively high in protein for granola.
I can see kids loving this, it’s definitely really sweet and you can’t really taste the chocolate. It has a bit of an artificial marshmallow flavor to it. It’s crunchy and dry, not at all sticky as some granola can be. Honestly, there’s barely any almonds in this. I poured a huge bowl and didn’t have one almond sliver in the entire bowl. I also didn’t notice any coconut. I would describe the taste as “meh” not bad but definitely not my favorite granola or something I would buy again, it’s too sweet in my opinion and lacking the granola mix-ins that I love like nuts, dried fruit, coconut, pumpkin seeds, etc.
I think kids would probably love this as a breakfast cereal. I wouldn’t mind a bit of this sprinkled on some yogurt or maybe sprinkled on oatmeal or something like that but it wasn’t as delicious as I’d hoped for it to be. My favorite granolas from Costco are the Nature’s Path Pumpkin Seed and Flax Granola and Nature’s Path Ancient Grains Granola.
What’s your favorite kind of granola from Costco?