Olympic Granola Featured in Experience Life
Posted: December 1, 2009
A big thanks to the staff at Experience Life Magazine for featuring Olympic Granola gourmet bars in the "Inside Out" section of their December 2009 issue.
Here's an excerpt of the writeup: "Full of protein and fiber, with
just enough sweetness to boost your energy without dropping it off a
cliff an hour later, these [Olympic Granola gourmet bars] make the
perfect take-along snack. Pack them for a hike in the woods or keep a
few in your backpack or desk drawer for mid-afternoon sustenance."
Look for us in the December 2009 issue, on newsstands now or read the full Olympic Granola article at www.ExperienceLifeMag.com.
"The Nibble" Shows Olympic Granola Bars the Love
Posted: September 8, 2009
The Nibble TM gourmet food blog has posted a comprehensive two-page review of Olympic Granola's line of gourmet granola bars.
"Whether or not you've ever eaten a granola bar, Olympic Granola
Bars are a bar of different color...and flavor...and thrill," writes
Karen Hochman of The Nibble. Hochman goes on to say, "...pop one of
these individually-wrapped wonders into your pocket, gym bag or desk
drawer and have a more-than-pleasing snack" following up with, "What
else can we say: We're in love."
Many thanks to Karen and everyone at The Nibble for the in-depth review!
Read the full story here at: http://www.thenibble.com/zine/archives/olympic-granola-bars.asp
Heavy Table Reviews Olympic Granola
Posted: September 3, 2009
Twin Cities-based food blog Heavy Table
today published a review of Olympic Granola's gourmet granola bars --
mentioning specifically the Roasted Almond (now called Honey Almond)
Trail Bar and the Espresso Almond Chocolate Coffee House Bar.
Foodie and Heavy Table author, James Norton writes, "there's a
crisp, crunchy lightness to this bar that is different from the typical
hard, high-density material that we've come to identify as "granola." A
roasted flavor adds depth, and while the bar is crunchy, it's also soft,
touched with a bit of honey and sunflower seed flavor."
In regards to the naturally energizing ingredient list and
nutritional value of our gourmet granola bars, James goes on to say, "If
you've been kayaking or landscaping all afternoon, this thing will put
you back on your feet."
Thanks James and Heavy Table for the great review! Read the full review at: heavytable.com/olympic-granola-bars/
Olympic Granola Scores Big with Backpacker Magazine
Posted: July 16, 2009
Today Backpacker(R) magazine reviewed a number of Olympic Granola gourmet granola bars and posted the results on it's blog, The Daily Dirt.
Writer Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan started the write up with, "Olympic
Granola's line of delectable trail bars, coffeehouse bars, and sunshine
bars (don't get confused: They're all hikeworthy) scored big in our
latest office taste test."
Here are comments others made in the Backpacker review:
Lemon Chamomile Sunshine Bar (Backpacker Office Favorite) -
"It's real food! You can pronounce every ingredient. It's got a moist,
chewy, subtle lemon taste," and "separates itself from the pack..."
Turtle Mocha Coffee House Bar - "Totally satisfies the chocolate craving," and "Like having a brownie on the trail, but somehow feels healthier."
Espresso Almond Chocolate Coffee House Bar - "Olympic
Granola's Espresso Almond Coffeehouse Bar tasted splendid. Generous bits
of rolled oats and nutty rice kept the bar crispy and light despite its
density, and unlike a lot of coffee-ish energy bars, the espresso
flavor seemed punchy and authentic. If you don't have time for coffee
and breakfast, this bar kills two birds with one stone."
Chocolate Peanut Trail Bar - "Awesome! Tastes like something
your backpacking grandma would bake for you--not like one of those
boring, chemical-tasting energy bars. I tried to eat just half and save
the rest for later, but I ended up snarfing the whole thing."
A big thanks to the entire staff at Backpacker magazine for the great review! Read the full Olympic Granola bar review at Backpacker.com
Olympic Granola Now Available at Foodzie.com
Posted: July 7, 2009
Olympic Granola recently launched a new online partnership with Foodzie, an online farmers market designed for small, artisan food producers to promote and sell their products.
The Olympic Granola Foodzie store offers the full product line of
Trail Bars, Coffee House Bars, and Sunshine Bars, but will periodically
offer Foodzie exclusive promotions not found via other online retailers.
Foodzie users can also post comments and reviews of their favorite
Olympic Granola gourmet bars and develop a personal profile including
subjects like "I'm craving..." and what their "Favorite Ingredient(s)"
"We couldn't be more excited about working with Foodzie" said Bill
Forsman of Olympic Granola. "It's a great opportunity to get in front of
people who have an appreciation for great tasting, natural foods.
Foodzie has done a great job of choosing producers who are passionate
about their products and we're honored to be one of them."
To shop at the Foodzie store for Olympic Granola, visit: http://olympicgranola.foodzie.com
Sierra Club Rates Olympic Granola In Top Two Energy Bars
Posted: June 22, 2009
Today the Sierra Club
selected Olympic Granola as one of the top two ecofriendly energy bars
on the market - out of a staff reviewed lineup of 28 competing energy
Comments from the panel review regarding the Olympic Granola Almond
Chocolate Bar included: "I'd get this for a hike, no doubt," "one of the
best," and "I'd eat these every day." Taste testers also showed
appreciation for the contents of the gourmet granola bars by saying
Olympic Granola contains a "hearty, well-balanced mixture of nuts, oats,
seeds, and chocolate" and that the bar actually "looks like food" when
compared to the unidentifiable lump other bars are commonly
"We couldn't be happier to receive such a great review from a
respected organization such as the Sierra Club," said Bill Forsman of
Olympic Granola. "We believe our gourmet granola bars are the perfect
choice for those who love and respect the outdoors and need sustaining
energy while they're out enjoying it."
Olympic Granola, Inc. is a North American company, which produces
all natural gourmet granola bars including their popular Trail Bars,
Coffee House Bars, and Sunshine Bars. Their mission is to provide the
best tasting healthy granola products available to meet the needs of
today's increasingly health conscious, fast-paced lifestyles.
Trail Bar Featured in SELF Magazine
Posted: June 17, 2009
Recently the Olympic Granola Almond Chocolate Trail Bar was featured on SELF Magazine's Web site, in the Healthy Bites section.
Writer Erin Hobday commented "It was really tasty and satisfying,"
and that the 3 oz bar was "enough to keep me full until lunch."
Thanks Erin for the great review!
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