culinary review

Nature's Path: Organic Pomegran Plus Granola with Cherries

Last Modified: 06/20/10
First Published: 06/20/10
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A couple of months ago I was going through the local health food store, looking around at all the various brands of milk when I came upon a cereal that looked very appetizing.

It was "organic", and expensive, but I figured it would go well with the excellent quality "organic" milk I was looking for.

Sometimes packaging tells the story and sometimes it seems like you are eating packaging. In this case Nature's Path cereal was more like packaging.

The pomegranate pieces were small, or missing, so they could not contribute to the taste very much. I can't even remember the cherries, they were so small too. But the real problem was the texture and taste of the granola, which was more like puffed rice, or something similar.

The one thing that packaged health foods have in common is the lack of salt, and given the low sugar content the badness was multiplied.

There are a lot of great packaged foods from health food stores. There are great soy ice creams, rice ice creams, actual ice creams...but since most of that is ice cream maybe all the packaged food is lacking something.

Maybe the problem is that by creating a food to be something it is not, you disrupt the taste in whatever it really is.