Dark chocolate, sugary sweet, high protein granola!
I am the granola queen of Costco. Whenever a new granola comes out I am super quick to pick it up and review it.
Some other Costco granolas I've reviewed are the Costco Nature's Path Ancient Grains Granola, Costco Nature's Path Organic Pumpkin Seed & Flax Granola and Costco innofoods Organic Grain Free Granola.
Today I'm reviewing the Costco Quaker Greek Yogurt Protein Granola. This can be found in the cereal section by the other granolas. The item number is 1485020.
I found this granola way too sweet! I also really couldn't taste any chocolate flavor, just sweetness. To me it almost tasted as if it had a slight artificial marshmallow-like flavor. Although the box states "dark chocolate" I definitely wasn't getting any hint of dark chocolate.
The ingredients lists coconut and almonds but even after pouring quite a large bowl I only had one or two pieces of almonds in my bowl. I also didn't taste any coconut.
The Quaker Greek Yogurt Protein Granola is crunchy and dry. The flavor is very "blah" and mainly just tastes like sugar. It's missing my favorite part of granola which is all the extra ingredients like nuts, pumpkin seeds and dried fruit.
I paid $12.99 Canadian (regular price) for the 1.6kg box of granola.
I think this is slightly overpriced when I consider the taste but it is a pretty decent sized box of granola.
You can enjoy this plain by the handful, with yogurt or on fruit or with some milk.
The box comes with two bags of granola and the best before date is about 4 months from the date we purchased the granola.
Although it's a "Greek yogurt protein granola" it's not the absolute best granola nutrition wise.
1/2 cup of granola has 240 calories, six grams of fat, 110 mg of sodium, 36 grams of carbohydrates, four grams of fbire, 11 grams of sugar and 10 grams of protein.
I do love the 10 grams of protein per serving but wish the sugar content was just a little bit less!
I didn't love this granola, it's probably my least favorite granola I've had from Costco. Although I like chocolate flavored things, I found this didn't really taste much like chocolate and it was lacking in the almond and coconut department! I do think kids would most likely enjoy this granola.
Give it a try! (if you have kids)
If you have kids they might enjoy this granola or if you're looking for sweet way to add extra protein into your diet
What's your favorite granola to buy from Costco?
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