When making raw granola, wholefood ingredients are sprouted and dehydrated at low temperatures, so nutrients stay intact.
Kaia Foods Buckwheat Granola Cocoa Bliss
HK$118 for 340g, Just Green
A friend who saw me eating raw granola asked if it tasted like cardboard. These bite-sized clusters, on the contrary, taste fantastic and have a great chocolate flavour that would satiate any sweet cravings.
Verdict: nutty and slightly crunchy. I started feeling sinful, eating too much. Best washed down with a cup of coffee, milk or juice.
Two Moms in the Raw Blueberry Granola
HK$128 for 227g, Just Green
Shari, a mother of three with multiple sclerosis, started making her own products, including this gluten-free organic granola with no added oils or refined sugars.
Verdict: moist, chewy, nutty and satisfying. Packaged as four big granola bars, it needs to be broken up to be eaten with milk.
Go Raw Organic Apple Cinnamon Granola
HK$128 for 454g, Just Green
Organic, gluten-free, nut-free and handmade, this is unlike the typical chunky granola. Buckwheat groats, seeds and dates are compacted together and broken up into tiny flat fragments for nibbling on or eating with a spoon.
Verdict: the strong coconut and cinnamon flavour might be a turn-off, as well as its dry texture.