Bear Naked now allows you to custom blend your own granola flavors using IBM technology to help you ensure a synergy of flavor!
As we’ve gotten super busy lately preparing for Baby Brown’s impending arrival in a short month, easy meals that are still flavorful and healthy have become a god send. On the weekends as we are running errands and working through our ever growing to do list, a breakfast that is nutritious and filling helps to kickstart our motivation for the day. Custom blended granola is the perfect thing with quality ingredients we get to choose and flavors that we love!
How cool is that? With three base granola flavors to start from and over 50 additional ingredients ranging from savory, sweet, traditional, unique and lots of things in between, there are plenty of ways to craft a granola to suit everyone’s taste buds. First, you go to Bear Naked Custom’s website to get started. Then you get to play! Follow the steps starting with a Base Granola and then play around with the different ingredients adding and taking away until you get a combination that sounds delicious.
The three options offered for a Base Granola flavor are Cacao & Cashew Butter, Chocolate, or Honey.
Other than perusing the variety of ingredients available to see what might go well together, part of the fun is seeing if you can fill up the flavor synergy pie circle completely! It’s not as easy as you’d think. Powered by Chef Watson, IBM’s super computer cooking app, the technology suggests flavor pairings that would go well together as well as with the Base Granola you’ve selected.
After blending your perfect pairing, you get to select your Bear cover art for the canister and then name your custom blend granola.
If your creative juices aren’t flowing, there are also several Chef inspired blends you can choose from to order instead, including a Chocolate Strawberry Jalapeno and Olive You, Kale.
Shipping is always free and your custom granola will arrive in a matter of days at your door. I was shocked with how quickly our ordered arrived; in fact, it shipped the day after we ordered it and then arrived just two days later beautifully packaged in a bright orange Bear Naked box with a personal, handwritten note. The granola gets packaged safely inside a hard cardboard canister.
Our beary blend was a honey base granola filled with lavender, dried blueberries, and blackberry powder. Lavender is a flavor we’ve found we enjoy in more and more things like ice cream, cookies, and tea. So we thought why not in granola too? Plus, lavender is super calming. It relieves anxiety and restlessness. It also helps to relieve pain from headaches and overall intestinal issues. Delicious straight out of the bag, this granola blend is also yummy served up with almond or coconut milk for extra protein, something vital for a pregnant woman’s diet. I will say that in the bowl of milk, the floral notes of the lavender really start to come through as it soaks into the liquid. Towards the end, the flavor did get a bit strong for me, but overall I really enjoyed it! The blueberries and blackberry powdered add a good bit of sweet acidic bite to it.
So here’s to more easy, yet nutritious meals as our life gets a bit more crazy in the months to come. Plus it’s just plain fun playing with your food and crafting custom flavor blends then tasting how your creation turned out! Next, I really want to try something off the wall like jalapeno with matcha powder.
To get you started on your blending fun, head over to www.bearnakedcustom.com and use the following coupon code to get 10% off your own custom granola from Bear Naked: READ032
Enjoy! <3 K&R
We were sent a custom blend for free to try out in order to write this review, however, all opinions are our own.