Fasten your seat belts, delicious ones, you're in for a treat ... and I mean that literally. Or at least one of you is. ~wink~ More on that later ... you'll have to read through to the end.
So, last week a new dude popped into the comments section of my Loaded Oatmeal Cookie post. His name is Matty P. (or Matthew Pawlik in real life) and he's one of the founders of a great, relatively new, online business: MixMyGranola.com. Seems that Matt and his friends were chowing down on some ready-made granola one day and wishing they could have all of their favorite ingredients in one bowl. Seeking to create the granola of their dreams, they hit upon an idea for a custom made granola company and thus was born Mix My Granola The Way I Like It!
Genius idea! They've created a slick, user-friendly site that's as delicious as it is fun. In his comment, Matty offered me a sample of their product and I happily accepted. Off I went to their site and in no time I'd mixed up my own Divalicious Blend. Like magic, it arrived at my door two days later ... and one minute after tasting it, I was in love.
Pictured above is my special mix: organic granola base, flax seed, sunflower seeds, roasted almonds, dried blueberries and dried goji berries for kicks. It's outstanding! And you can create your own unique blend as well. This clever company allows users to create an almost infinite number of combinations. Simply choose from one of four base granolas - Organic, French Vanilla, 100% Organic Muesli, or Low-Fat ... and then the fun begins! In subsequent steps, you can add all manner of mix-in's, ranging from a wide variety of nuts, seeds and berries ... to everything under the sun, including wasabi peas, yogurt covered pretzels and even organic gummy bears! Oh my! I passed on the gummy bears, but was sorely tempted to add the fruity loops.
With such a stunning array of choices, your personal blend can be as healthy or as decadent as you like. The taste? In a word - its spectacular! I've been crunching on it straight from the tube, but its equally good when mixed into yogurt or served as a cereal with icy cold milk. I recommend it, highly.
I like it so much in fact that I've decided to host my first official Beach Eats Give-Away, in honor of my new found treat. Simply leave a comment on this post and you will be entered to win a $20.00 gift certificate to MixMyGranola.com. All comments will be entered into a random number generator and a winner will be selected on Friday, March 6th.
Now's the time for all of you lurkers to come out of the closet, post a comment and enter to win! No purchase is required and the contest will remain open until midnight on Thursday, March 5th. There will be one winner and said winner must be willing to provide me with an email address to which I will send the gift certificate.
So, what will you add to your granola? Curious Diva wants to know!