Review & Giveaway: Ola! Foods Granola

      It has been a roller coaster week!  From trying to squeeze in some last minute summer activities, preparing for the kids’ first day of school, managing the household and yes, stealing some time to “work”, I can’t blame myself for sleeping on the couch the last 2 nights.  What?  At least, I was able to get some snooze.  
      Anyway, today I finally had some undivided hours to finish the endless drafts I have sitting on my computer. This one for sure will get you really excited.  
      Have you heard about the company called Ola! Foods?  Before the GFAF Expo last year, I haven’t either.  However, after meeting it’s founder, Dina Houser in their booth, I couldn’t help but not only enjoy their delicious products but support their very generous cause as well.  
      For starters, Ola! Foods is a Connecticut based business that makes 100% natural granola. Aside from being completely gluten free, their products only contain minimal ingredients that we, consumers can immediately understand.  It is lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup which makes it healthier than most commercially available brands.  By using only the best pure ingredients, they were able to create their granola really flavorful and yes guilt free addictive.  
      Ola! Granola comes in 4 yummy flavors namely Cranberry Orange Pecan, Vanilla Almond, No Nut Vanilla and our family’s favorite Chocolate Banana Chip.  Since we are NUT Free at home, the company sent me the last two varieties to try.  
      At first, I was quite hesitant to give let the kids (except for for Child#1 who outgrew her nut allergies) to try it.  This is mostly because of the Allergen warning that says “Ola Foods follows good manufacturing practices to segregate ingredients to avoid cross contact with allergen.  Made in a facility that uses Tree Nuts.  However, after some testings, I found out that it was safe for the other kids to eat as well.  Yay! Happy dance!  
      Since that revelation, it became a staple in my pantry and even baked goods.  Shhh… it’s the secret ingredient of the Chocolate Banana Bread that was a big seller at last year’s Bake Sale Fundraiser.        

        Another important thing why I’m passionate about Ola! Foods is their commitment to not just provide healthy and yummy snack options but to help disadvantaged youth, their families and communities.  Did you know that all of their net profits (Yes you got that right 100%) are donated to BeFoundation?  This organization provides grants to support the education of disadvantage kids. They provide funding for education innovations, exposure to arts and music, nutrition for the body & mind and most importantly community development and involvement. 

       By supporting Ola! Foods, we are not just getting healthier physically, we are also making a change to make the future generations a lot better.  Is that cool or what? 
        Now for the best part of this post.  


        Our friends from Ola! Foods would not only like you to try their products. They are helping you stock up this back to school season.  One lucky reader will get an Ola!Foods Gift Pack worth $45. This includes:

        (1) Ola Tote Bag
        (1) 9 oz bag of No Nut Vanilla  Granola
        (1) 9 oz bag of Banana Chocolate Chip Granola
        (1) 9 oz bag of Vanilla Almond Granola
        (1) 9 oz bag of Cranberry Orange Pecan Granola
        (2) Trays of the 1 oz Grab and Go Singles

          Isn’t that a big treat?  Oh before I forget, this giveaway is open to all US Residents only.  What are you waiting for join now.  This giveaway will end on Sept. 16, 11:59 pm EST.   

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