Dealer Joe’s Caramel Apple Flavored Granola

Trader Joe's Caramel Apple Flavored Granola

Rise and shine, autumn aficionados! We’re one other applicious deal with this high-quality morning—one other mashup of two nice meals. Each one in all our final 5 posts or so have been mind-blowing mergers of two or extra fascinating meals and/or drinks. At the moment: what occurs when a caramel apple explodes right into a bag of extraordinary granola?

It will get…manner much less boring!

Not that I’ve an issue with plain outdated granola. It is a traditional. All the time might be. However for those who’re on the lookout for one thing with a bit extra taste and pleasure, look no additional.

Giant slices of dried apple grace the edges of the large hunks of granola right here. These huge “rocks” of cereal do break aside pretty simply with a spoon, notably after soaking in milk for a minute or two. Among the heftier chunks are manner too sizable for being shoveled immediately into the mouth—even you probably have a very huge mouth like me.


There’s an instantly detectable apple presence in most bites. It is candy and tart, nevertheless it tastes rather more like dried apple than an precise caramel apple. No biggie. There’s nonetheless a caramel-esque sweetness, although, too, even in bites with little or no apple. They should have used caramel to fuse all of the granola bits collectively. Really, now that I’ve checked, I do not actually see “caramel” on the components record, however possibly it is, like, the combo of brown rice syrup, cane sugar, and vanilla extract…?

Guess what else I see in these components? “Pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds!” I assume Russ is correct. I simply cannot escape being a primary white boy…even once I’m attempting to strategically steadiness pumpkin spice with the opposite flavors of fall. Oh properly. You’ll be able to’t actually style it right here. A minimum of I can not.

Additionally, each Sonia and I had been stunned to see “peanuts” within the components. We did not style them or see them a lot in any respect. I imply, it is fairly attainable that they’ve fallen to the underside of the bag. We have not completed the entire thing but. 

As a aspect notice, our resealable bag wasn’t resealable. It had these two ziplock-like tracks, however when pinched collectively, they did not mate like they’re speculated to. Once more, no biggie. We simply used a chip clip dealie. Drawback solved. Do not suppose the bag might be round lengthy sufficient to get tremendous stale anyway.

Double fours.

Backside line: 8 out of 10.