Sunday, June 5, 2011

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Simply Suzanne Granola is Yummy & Michigan Made - ENDS 6/14 (CLOSED)

Suzanne making her yummy granola
Simply Suzanne Granola is some really wonderful granola!

I am going to tell you a secret about me and granola - we usually don't mix. Of course I love the healthy aspects of granola including the whole grains and fiber content. But as a rule, I don't like eating things that taste like shredded cardboard and I have tried a lot of granola products from some major manufacturers in the past that really turned me off.

So when I was asked to try Michigan made Simply Suzanne Granola, I was really hoping that this product would be - well great - and I am happy to report that I was not disappointed.  Simply Suzanne Granola is some really wonderful granola!

Each bag of Simply Suzanne Granola is all natural and handcrafted in small batches using whole grain rolled oats. Michigan farmers and suppliers are used as much as possible in the process, too. Each batch is produced in the Detroit area, but there are also production facilities in west Michigan and a warehouse in Detroit's New Center area.

The granola comes in three sizes in four sweet and savory flavors: Original, Lotsa Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Coffee and So Very Cherry. All flavors are all natural and made without preservatives, artificial flavors, trans fat, cholesterol or high fructose corn syrup.

Simply Suzanne Granola is great to eat alone, but also wonderful to add to your morning cereal or yogurt.  Each of the 4 flavor samples that I was given were 2 oz serving portions that contain 230 calories and 5 grams of fat and 5 grams of fiber.  

Since I L-O-V-E chocolate, my favorite flavor was the Simply Suzanne Lotsa Chocolate.  The first day, I had some with my cereal at breakfast. I kept the bag at my desk at work and it was so good that I keep munching on it during the next two days until it was all gone. It was some the best granola that I have eaten. It has lots of delicious chocolate flavor and was very easy to eat (no cardboard here folks).

You coffee lovers will equally love the Dark Chocolate and Coffee flavor. Although I am not a coffee lover, I found it had such a great chocolate flavor that I did not mind the chocolate/coffee mix.

I would highly recommend Simply Suzanne Granola for the great taste. It was a pleasure eating something that is good for you and that tasted good too.  And as a die hard Detroiter, I am loving that this is a Michigan-based company that produces their product right here in the Detroit area.

For a treat that can’t be beat, try Michigan-based Simply Suzanne Granola.  To learn more about Simply Suzanne or to purchase granola, visit

One FREEIMSYLIFE reader will receive a Simply Suzanne prize pack complete with 12 oz. bags of ALL FOUR sweet and savory flavors. HOLLA to the FREE and YUMMY!


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 - The contest ends on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 11:59am EST.

 - The winner will be selected by random number generation.

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Disclosure: I received complementary products for the purpose of writing this review and stating my unbiased opinion.  I was not compensated for this post. has spoken. Out of 225 entries, has picked #146. Congratulations to the winner of four 12oz bags of Simply Suzanne Granola - Kristen L. of Troy, MI !!!

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