Gra-POW cookie granola is a product from the Keto Baking Co. With 3 different versions ranging from snickerdoodle, peanut butter and jelly thumbprint, and salted caramel brownie. In this review, I’ll taste all three and give a breakdown of which is the best flavor.
Gra-POW Cookie Granola
I have been seeing this brand for a while now. I waited like a lion in the savannah grass watching them grow slowly. Waiting for the perfect chance to buy. Recently, Keto Baking Co. released their new salted caramel brownie flavor. At last, the perfect opportunity.
Great customer service! The first shipment I ordered was either stolen or lost in the mail. I contacted the company and with no issue at all they resent a replacement to my doorstep. Let’s get to the review!
Notably, there are somethings that are the same across all flavors.
- Golden flaxseed
- Sunflower seeds
Notably coconut as well.
All ingredients are organic. Erythritol and stevia are the sweeteners being used in their products. The taste of quality, I’m almost certain each batch is made freshly. All three I ate by themselves, with yogurt, and ice cream.
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Firstly, to my surprise the granola wasn’t snickerdoodle flavored, there were real cookies. Quite a few huge chunks I add. New to low carb or keto cookies you may notice a cool, minty sensation within the cookies. Don’t be alarmed! It’s simply a side effect of erythritol. I personally didn’t notice, but my assistant we will call her noticed while tasting.
Secondly, containing cinnamon notes throughout the entire mixture, snickerdoodle isn’t left to chance. Eating this granola you know it’s snickerdoodle. Cinnamon and vanilla like flavor came from eating a spoonful by itself. This was easily one of my favorites.
Gra-Pow Snickerdoodle Ingredient list:
extra virgin coconut oil, coconut, non-GMO erythritol, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, free-range eggs, pecans, himalayan pink salt, grass-fed bovine collagen, stevia, cinnamon, ceylon cinnamon, vanilla extract, sodium bicarbonate, clove.
Firstly, I was fooled by this one. After my first taste all I tasted was a peanut butter granola. I felt they had missed the jelly aspect. But, to my surprise, if you look at the picture above you will see little bits of purple nuggets. Featuring actual peanuts in this one, getting authentic there. I see you!
I felt this was rather unique and added complexity to the granola. Ever so often a few spoonfuls of peanut butter, then a sweet nugget of jelly flavor creeps through. From the ingredients list the jelly flavor is raspberry.
I enjoyed this one. Yet, it was my least favorite. That is simply personal preference. Cinnamon and chocolate tickle my fancy more than peanut butter.
Gra-Pow Peanut Butter and Jelly Ingredient list:
peanuts, extra virgin coconut oil, coconut, non-GMO erythritol, almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, free-range eggs, pecans, himalayan pink salt, raspberry extract, grass-fed bovine collagen, raspberries, stevia, sodium bicarbonate.
Here may lie my favorite the Gra-POW cookie granola salted caramel brownie. This was a tie for first. The snickerdoodle being it’s counterpart. The catch here is tasting it by itself. I got the bitter stevia taste. It didn’t bother me much, but for a newbie I’d be worried how they would feel. Mixing the cookie granola with yogurt and ice cream the bitter taste wasn’t noticeable. As I said each batch is made individually, things happen. Maybe they used a little too much.
The brownie bits were delicious. The saltiness and the caramel flavors came through glazed over the nuts and coconuts. Little cacao pieces adding to the overall chocolate taste. Maybe I’m just a sucker for chocolate, but I still loved this one.
Gra-Pow Salted Caramel Brownie ingredient list:
coconut, extra virgin coconut oil, non-GMO erythritol, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, unsweetened cacao chips, free-range eggs, pecans, raw cacao powder, himalayan pink salt, grass-fed bovine collagen, stevia, organic-compliant natural flavors, sodium bicarbonate.
Lastly, their newest flavor peanut butter cup does not include actual peanut butter cups. Had to get that out of the way first! So, this didn’t trump my salted caramel brownie but it sure was good. The hint of peanut butter is easily recognizable. Personally, more of a chocolate aspect would probably make this one just as good as my favorite.
I didn’t notice much of a glaze here. More so the granola had been mixed in with peanut butter itself. There aren’t cups included but actual chunks of what seem to be peanut butter cookie clumps. Win-win!
Gra-Pow Peanut Butter Cup ingredient list:
peanuts, extra virgin coconut oil, coconut, non-GMO erythritol, almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, free-range eggs, pecans, unsweetened cacao chips, himalayan pink salt, raw cacao powder, grass-fed bovine collagen, stevia, sodium bicarbonate.
Recently releasing three new flavors this was the one I was most excited about. Yet, it came out to be my least favorite. Although still delicious it fell short in contrast to me. The cookie bits were delicious and gave that great buttery shortbread feel. I suspected they would have a hard time with the blueberry flavor yet they didn’t. Where it fell flat at for me was the lemon oddly. Speaking with the owner she said that this was noticed. And the new batches would feature a much stronger lemon flavor which I’m excited to hear. May I add that there was a lemon flavor and if you enjoy lemon I am sure you will be pleased with this flavor!
Gra-Pow Lemonberry Shortbread ingredient list:
coconut, non-gmo erythritol, grass-fed butter, free range eggs, extra virgin coconut oil, sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds, pecans, Himalayan pink salt, grass-fed bovine collagen, blackberries, blueberry extract, stevia extract, lemon extract (water, alcohol, lemon oil), natural flavors, lemon zest.
Pistachio Amaretto Biscotti
Apparently this is their luxury line. This had such a sophisticated taste! As mentioned prior, I was expecting the shortbread flavor to stand out. No, it was this one out of the three. I am not sure what amaretto is but I had a ex that use to love to drink amaretto sours. So, to taste this the flavor was there so much I thought of her name. I will say the flavor is powerful. You smell it when you first open the bag and it’s hard to taste much else. The pistachios really get lost in there. I am not sure how they could balance it out and get more of the other flavors to compliment themselves more but that would give this one a perfect score!
Gra-Pow Pistachio Amaretto Biscotti ingredient list:
coconut, extra virgin coconut oil, non-gmo erythritol, sunflower seeds, almonds, pistachios, free range eggs, walnuts, himalayan pink salt, grass-fed bovine collagen, stevia extract, natural flavors, aluminum-free baking soda.
Rosie’s Apple Pie
So, I saved this one for last for a reason. If you look below you will notice I gave this one a perfect score. A little backstory Rosie is a chef at Gra-Pow cookie granola. This is her baby here and she took good care of it. Apple spice is the first thing you smell opening the bag. After starting keto you should know apples no longer exist in your life. But, what’s used here is a dried squash called chayote. I have seen a few vegetables such as zucchini and jicama used in the place of apples so I’m familiar. What this does is give you the impression you literally have a dried apple piece in your granola. And it does just that! What the other two new flavors lacked was the complexity this one brings. You don’t get just apple spice in each bite. If I had to guess the apple spice is only in the cookie bits. For the apple fans I suggest you use my promo code and grab some now!
Gra-Pow Rosie’s Apple Pie ingredient list:
coconut, non-gmo erythritol, grass-fed butter, extra virgin coconut oil, sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds, free range eggs, pecans, himalayan pink salt, chayote squash, grass-fed bovine collagen, cinnamon, natural flavors, stevia extract*, nutmeg, allspice, aluminum-free baking soda, vanilla extract, ginger, clove, cream of tartar, lemon juice.
- Snickerdoodle 4/5
- PB&J Thumbprint 4/5
- Salted Caramel Brownie 4/5
- Peanut Butter Cup 5/5
- Lemonberry Shortbread 3/5
- Rosie’s Apple Pie 5/5
- Pistachio Amaretto Biscotti 4/5
In no time I truly believe Keto Baking Co. will have something for everyone. Where pb&j may be your flavor, snickerdoodle can be mine. Organic ingredients and a fresh taste from each component. Nothing better than a honest company with a great product. So many greedy people these days wanting to get a dollar out of mankind, it’s nice to see someone actually care. Someone who lives the lifestyle and understands the desire for quality, tasteful foods.
Only 2g net carbs per ounce with 6 ounces a bag, I could eat the entire thing! I can see myself adding this into a recipe down the road. Which flavor is best can be debatable. But, they are simply all good. In conclusion, tasting all three I’ve been won over. Gra-POW cookie granola is the real deal!