Special K Granola

 Special K recently launched its first ever granola, we’re a family of granola lovers and like all variations of it, I quite like to snack on it straight from the bowl, Mr Gourmand likes yoghurt on his and Mini Gourmand likes to add fresh berries. New Special K Granola comes in two varieties Raisins and Red Apples and Cranberry, Pumpkin Seeds and Almonds.  I have to be honest and say I don’t prefer one over the other, they are both very different and both very delicious.  I’ve been having the Raisin and Red apple granola for breakfast and using the cranberry one as a snack during the day.  I find if you wish to snack on granola its best to weigh it out into a little tub so you don’t over eat (it’s very easily done).

 special k granola

You may have noticed the limited edition tea towel that my granola is sitting on,  this is exclusive to Special K, and hand designed by illustrator, Charlotte Farmer, I also have a beautiful tote bag which has been accompanying me on my recent shopping trips.

granola apples

The Raisin and Red Apple Granola contains Red Apples, Barley, Wheat, Rye, Grapes and Spelt so that’s 5 whole grains along with vitamins and fibre.

granola nuts

The Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds and Almonds contain Cranberries, Barley, Oats, Wheat, Rye, Almonds, Spelt and Pumpkin Seeds giving you 5 whole grains, fibre and vitamins.

Both varieties of Special K Granola contain 30 per cent less fat than most other granolas so you can eat this as part of a calorie controlled diet without feeling guilty.  If I’m completely honest I forgot this granola was made by Special K when I was eating it because it doesn’t taste like a lower fat product at all.

If you can’t get fussy children to eat cereal a top tip from me is to add it to flapjacks or muffins, I’m lucky that Mini Gourmand likes to eat all sorts of cereal now she is older but I did used to struggle to get her to eat anything that wasn’t coated with sugar when she was younger and found that I could disguise whole grains in fruity muffins and flapjacks as a breakfast or lunch box treat.

Special K Granola is available to purchase in all major supermarkets with a RRP of £2.99 for a 370g bag.

*Competition*

Would you like to win a case of each of the Special K Granola?  All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what flavour combination would be your favourite if you could design your own granola.  Leave a way of contacting you either email address or twitter name. this competition ends on the 17th of March where I will film Mini Gourmand pulling a name out of an empty Special k  granola bag.

Prizes will be sent direct from the brand

 

*Due to my site unavailability due to hosting issues I have extended the competition until 23rd March 2014*



70 Responses to Special K Granola

  1. Tracey Peach says:

    If I Could Design My own Granola I Would Have Banana & Strawberry With Wheat & Oats

  2. jan Kirkcaldy says:

    walnuts, pumpkin seeds and avocado (yes avocado!)

  3. Amelia Kennedy says:

    My favourite would be a mixture of nuts, cinnamon and honey

  4. Zoe G says:

    I would have raspberry, almonds and sultanas

  5. Melissa Manning says:

    White chocolate and raspberry

  6. Fiona King says:

    Raisin and red apple

  7. Big Jock Kent says:

    pomegranate and apple

  8. Victoria says:

    I think the Raisin and Red Apple Granola would be my favourite – yum!

  9. Honey, nuts and seeds!!! Love them!

  10. CAroline H says:

    I’d love a mixed nut, apple and pear flavour.

  11. irene cox says:

    banana and raisins

  12. Louise A says:

    Strawberry and nut clusters!

  13. christine shelley says:

    raisins and sultanas

  14. Cheryl Kean says:

    chocolate chips and cinnamon..

  15. Louise Dawson says:

    It would have to be mixed berries and almond. Delicious.

  16. Ali Thorpe says:

    If I could make my own, it would be honey with a really good mixture of chunky nut pieces and sultanas.

  17. Phil Darling says:

    Blueberry and raisins

  18. hannah oneill says:

    Raisins, cranberries and pineapple

  19. Helen Battle says:

    pistachio,almond,apricot,sultanas,walnuts and seeds

  20. Angie Allen says:

    chocolate chips and cinnamon yummy

  21. Tracey Belcher says:

    Oh If it was my own combination then anything with Blueberries and Raspberries but out of the ones above I actually like the sound of the Red Apple

  22. Vicky S says:

    Blueberry and honey!

  23. Ashleigh Allan says:

    chocolate chips and coconut flakes!

  24. Val Swift says:

    Chocolate and strawberry

  25. Elaine Savage says:

    Mango and honey

  26. kathleen waite says:

    Cinnamon and pecan nuts

  27. Paul Wilson says:

    Raspberry and mixed nuts.

  28. Sean Brady says:

    Marmite and lemon curd

  29. Susan Ellams says:

    would love it with chocolate and walnuts

  30. sarah birkett says:

    dried apricots and apples please

  31. laurie curry says:

    I would love strawberry and cream.
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  32. Rachael G says:

    Chocolate and hazelnut would be my creation

  33. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    Honey, nuts, seed and yoghurt

  34. Mary Gibson says:

    Almond, Apple and Raisin

  35. Alison Joyce says:

    Macadamia nuts and dates

  36. Emma Nixon says:

    Honey, almond, raisins and apricot

  37. Kathryn Hill says:

    White chocolate and cranberries. Yum!

  38. Jane Kocan-Payne says:

    White chocolate,dried cranberries and macademia nuts for me!

  39. Kat Lucas says:

    I would have maple syrup & pecans

  40. Charlotte says:

    Yoghurt and Honey for me 🙂

  41. It would be the apple and raisin for me 🙂

  42. Or, if I was designing my own granola… pineapple and coconut 😀

  43. Joanne Mapp says:

    I would love tropical fruits and coconut

  44. Lucy W says:

    Cherry and almond always go well together 🙂

  45. Sarah P says:

    Cranberry, raspberry and apple

  46. felicity says:

    dark chocolate and brazil nut

  47. Louise M says:

    Red Apple and Raisin

  48. Goji berry, seeds, nuts, cherries and pear
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  49. Brenda Heads says:

    I would use bananas and cream

  50. clairew137 says:

    strawberry and chocolate!

  51. Rey Chunara says:

    Cinnamon, walnuts and apricot

  52. Darius says:

    I would have apples, cinnamon and almonds.

  53. natalja p. says:

    Honey, nuts and bananas

  54. Tracy Newton says:

    Raspberry and banana

  55. Sharon says:

    Banana, blueberry and mango

  56. isis1981uk says:

    Mango, apricot & oats

  57. Laura taylir says:

    Mango and pineapple, with hazel nuts

  58. katrina walsh says:

    blueberries and blackberries

  59. Stephanie Whitehouse says:

    mango and ginger, with macadamia nuts

  60. Maggie Coates says:

    I would like red berries

  61. Stacey Carnell says:

    strawberry, dark chocolate and hazelnut Mmmmm

  62. JanieM says:

    Pineapple, chocolate and mixed nuts.

  63. Angela Kelly says:

    Apple and raisin

  64. Emma Baker says:

    Apple, honey and raisins

  65. mango strawberry oat and rasian

  66. Solange says:

    Chocolate chip and mixed nuts

  67. Alison Bruce says:

    Raspberry and mixed nuts

  68. sharon mead says:

    raisins, sultanas and cherries

  69. helen Mcgaw says:

    Cranberries and macadamia nuts with crunchy oats.

  70. Christine Caple says:

    Nuts, raisins and dates.

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