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Granola of the Gods at Formaggio's...


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Granola of the Gods at Formaggio's...

Heathen & Spells | Jun 14, 2005 01:00 PM

Yes, it is quite expensive ($7.95 for about 10 oz I'd say- there is no weight on the pkg)- it is an extravagance but Formaggio Kitchen's own- home-made granola is out of this world- it is a form of manna. Firstly, it is very dark in colour, deep caramel coloured, it contains cashews, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, pecans, oats, wheat germ, honey, maple syrup, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange oil, kosher salt, dried tart cherries and raisins (both golden and brown). This blend (of some of my most favorite things in the world) is so spectacular- so something to "write home to Mom" about- send Mom a pkg of and everyone else you know as well- the crunchyness and yet delicacy of the granola- the piquant flavours that come through like the tart dried cherries- all the different and unique tasting nuts contained. I would say that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts but in this case each ingredient is so special and even extravagent in some cases- whoa- ahhh I say. We had been planning to try Alice Waters Chez Panisse granola- also very expensive that Formaggio's carries but when I saw Formaggios own (Huron ave, Cambridge- probably, the South end branch has as well) and saw its dark esquisite colour and looked at the ingredients list well we went for it. Figuring also that Waters' philosophy is to buy local wonderful foods- hence Formaggio for all of us. And yes, the price but cheaper than going out to breakfast, it can be used sparingly to sprinkle on yoghurt, ice cream, or french toast at home, but a big bowl with milk what a treat- a great way to start the day. Coffee goes particularly well with it- the darkness and hint of bitterness and sweetness in the granola. Also, less expensive than smoked fish and many cheeses for breakfast. Away from the price, tanyways, it is wonderful for a special festive treat or to give as gifts. I just know that it is going to be hard for me to go back to the granola that we buy in bulk from the Harvest supermarket (though they do have an excellent selection, that is always fresh) I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!...

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