Trader Joe’s Country Pumpkin Spice Granola Cereal


Fall brings out all the pumpkin and fall goodies at Trader Joe’s.  This meant, I was super excited to pick up a box of Trader Joe’s Country Pumpkin Spice Granola Cereal. I did not have a chance to give this a try last year and since I have a pumpkin fascination/obsession I wanted to give it a go.
I’m a big granola fan – but I truthfully don’t eat it very often at all. This has been the first box of granola I have purchased in over 3 years … and I have to say, it was well worth the wait.  I first described this granola as what you would get if plain old granola and pumpkin pie had a baby. It’s that classic crunchy granola texture mixed with chewy raisins with a very noticeable pumpkin spice flavor mixed throughout. It’s delicious, flavorful and mixes well with yogurts and assorted fruits.  I’ve had this pumpkin spice granola over pumpkin flavored yogurt, while I’ve also had it with coconut vanilla yogurt mixed with fresh blueberries, strawberries and granola on top of it.  It adapts well to the flavors it’s mixed with while it also holds up to its crunchy texture.  I have been such a fan I have incorporated this into my breakfast/snacks daily.
A serving is 2/3 cup which is 240 calories, or 6 points plus values.  Although I find a 1/3 cup serving is more than enough to accompany a serving of yogurt. A 1/3 cup serving calculates out to be 3 points plus values.
QUESTION:
Have you ever tried Trader Joe’s pumpkin spice granola?

Weight Watchers Blueberry Granola Clusters w/ Blueberry yogurt

I received a package of the new Weight Watchers Blueberry Granola Clusters at my local Weight Watchers meeting and after holding onto them for a week, I decided to give them a try.  I typically like to be able to try new Weight Watchers products before purchasing just incase I am not a fan – but like with any food product it’s trial and error.
I decided to pair the blueberry granola clusters with blueberry yogurt for a 5 points plus dessert. I used to love granola with yogurt but since granola tends to be higher in points I typically skip the granola so I was hoping I’d be in for a delicious treat with these.
I will say the flavor is good, the smaller bits aren’t bad but the large round blueberry clusters are SO hard they’re almost to the chip/break your tooth crunchy limit.  I mixed mine into the yogurt and it didn’t soften them up – but perhaps if you let them sit in yogurt for about 5 minutes or more perhaps it’d make them a little softer.  But these are crunchy.  I will not be purchasing a box of these BUT I have heard the other variety available at Weight Watchers locations is good and not as crunchy – but since I haven’t tried those I cannot say for sure.
Each pack is 3 points plus values and I do feel you get a pretty decent amount for your points.
QUESTION:
Have you tried the new Blueberry Granola Clusters?