Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters - Review (Giveaway Closed)

Thanks to MyBlogSpark, my family and I had a chance to try Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters, described by the manufacturer as "a bite size blend of 100% natural ingredients that include select roasted nuts, whole grain oats and a touch of honey."

We sampled all four varieties: Roasted Cashew, Nut Lovers, Roasted Almond, and Honey Roasted Peanut. They all have a combination of sweet and salty flavors, and the bite-size pieces are fun and convenient.

Our least favorite flavor was Nut Lovers. The combination of nut flavors meant that none of the individual flavors really came through. It was fine, just not our favorite.

My son liked Roasted Cashew the most, but wished that it had more cashews. I also noticed that it seemed saltier than the other varieties. Its 200 mg sodium per serving is the highest of the varieties.

I liked Honey Roasted Peanut, which tastes very much like honey roasted peanuts. This variety seems to have a higher proportion of nuts to granola than the other varities. My husband found this too sweet, but, then, he's not really a fan of anything honey-roasted. My son thought that it was not overly sweet, but he preferred Roasted Cashew.

My husband and I both enjoyed Roasted Almond the most. It seemed to have the clearest nut flavor, and we like the blend of almonds and granola.

Consumers with food allergies should note that all of the varieties contain peanut, cashew, pecan, soy, and almond ingredients. Nut flour (pecan, cashew, peanut) probably accounts for some of this.

Want to try Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters? MyBlogSpark would like to send a prize pack to one blog reader. Here's what the prize pack contains:



  • All four (4) varieties of the Granola Nut Clusters
  • Sling backpack
  • Stainless steel water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars

This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to entry #121 - Gerrie!

Here's how to enter:

Leave me a comment to tell me which flavor you would like to try. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Limit 1 entry by this method. This must be done in order to qualify for extra entries.

Here's how you can earn additional entries (please leave one comment per entry):

  • Leave a comment with another Nature Valley product you like or would like to try. (1 entry)
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  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post. Leave a comment with a link to your blog post. (1 entry)
  • Tweet about this giveaway (include me @FC_Melissa) and comment here with a link. (1 entry per day)
More details: Open to residents of USA, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends 10/14/09 at noon (Eastern time). Winner will be chosen by the random number generator at Random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and must claim the prize within 48 hours, or another winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited.

Disclosure: MyBlogSpark sent me the prize pack shown, at no cost to me, for review purposes.

165 comments :

  1. I would love to try the honey roasted peanuts the most. BUT, Almonds are better for you so maybe I should try those. BUT Cashews are out of my comfort zone, hmmm...Nut Loves has a combo. Better send 'em all. :) Thanks for the giveaway.
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  46. I'd like to try the Roasted Almond variety.

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  50. I'd also like to try the Roasted Almond Granola Bars.

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  79. I would like to try the Honey Roasted Peanut flavor.

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