Wednesday, 26 February 2014

new special k granola from kellogg's + giveaway!


there's nothing better than the combination of something which is tasty and good for you. if they invented a recipe for a bakewell tart with your entire 5 a day and negative calories i'd be all over it. that's not to say that the right mix of wholegrains and fruit has to be boring though, right? cue this new granola from special k. 

as far as snacks go, i'm always fully stocked up on fresh fruit to keep me going through the day and have never have been one for cereal bars, healthy savoury alternatives to crisps and all that jazz. something i do love though is breakfast cereal and porridge with honey a morning - or perhpas tasty poached eggs and spinach on granary bread for a treat when i have a little extra time.


the brilliant thing about this new granola is it's a five grain recipe made from oats, barley, wheat, spelt and rye with real fruit and nuts for flavour. these are raisins & red apples; and cranberry, pumpkin seeds & almonds.

this week i've been loving the cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond variety with a splash of delicious almond milk. per portion, the cereal itself is 174 calories (9% of rda) and 7.7g of sugar (9% of rda). 


it really is a fantastic morning boost with great texture and tasty, nutty flavours. you could also even make some fab muffins, stir through natural yoghurt or sprinkle over melted chocolate and set for crunchy chocolate bark.

you might have started seeing this pop up on the shelves in the last few weeks as the special k granola will be in all major supermarkets during february 2014, with an rrp. of £2.99 for a 370g bag. 

however, the lovely lot at kellogg's have offered to send out two cases of special k granola to one of my readers. that's 6 bags of each flavour in total :)

if you'd like to be in with a chance, simply answer the giveaway question below. the giveaway ends on sunday march 2nd 2014 and a winner will be selected at random via rafflecopter. good luck!

which granola flavour sounds like your favourite and how would you enjoy it?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

note: i was kindly sent special k granola to review and for a competition prize. i was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own.

121 comments:

  1. Looks very tasty and healthy! I would have with extra bananas and raspberries! :)

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  2. I like the sound of the raisin and apple granola with some natural yoghurt. It would make a change from my daily Wheatabix! xXx

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  3. Cranberry, pumpkin seeds & almonds would be my favourite I think. I'd enjoy it with some natural yogurt and maybe some grated apple.

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  4. The raisin and red apple - two of my favourite things in a breakfast! :)

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  5. I would choose to try first the Raisin And Apple Granola, I would eat it with cold Rice Milk & Snack on it during the day dry as a healthy treat

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  6. cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond variety and warm milk, yummy.

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  7. Raisin and red apple, with a splash of milk

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  8. Cranberry, pumpkin seeds & almonds would be my choice

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  9. raisins and red apple with milk would be my favourite

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  10. The cranberry sprinkled over chocolate yum

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  11. raisins and red apple sound lovely with ice cold milk

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  12. Ummm, reading the description, I will have cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond variety on its own as a snack - just keep it on the desk and nibble away! Yummy x

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  13. Cranberry, pumpkin seeds & almonds I think would be my favourite, I would eat it with natural yoghurt poured over the top. They both sound delicious.

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  14. raisins and red apples sounds so nice! with some fresh fruit :D xx

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  15. Raisins and apples probably - love a fruity cereal.

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  16. Raisins and red apples, would make some breakfast bars

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  17. raisin and red apples would be fab in flapjack

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  18. Raisin and red apples sounds lush maybe with yoghurt or with milk x

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  19. I would enjoy the raisin and red apple variety with some natural yoghurt.

    @rachiegr

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  20. raisins & red apples deffo and just have with milk cold is best

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  21. Raisin and red apples - enjoyed leisurely at the weekend

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  22. cran, pumpkin seeds and almonds - I would use it to make home made granola bake/bars with almond milk and choc chips and honey. YUM ! x

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  23. raisins and red apple for me, I don't like cranberries! Never really tried granola, so would like the chance to try it.

    @smeethsaysfashn

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  24. Raisins and red apple sounds lovely!

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  25. Raisins and red apples served with natural yoghurt

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  26. Raisins and red apples with a fruit compote

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  27. Love the sound of the raisin and apple, especially with honey!

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  28. Cranberry and pumpkin seed one mmmmmmmmm

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  29. cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond with cold milk :)

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  30. I quite fancy the raisins & red apples ... think I'd try it with a natural low fat yoghurt and perhaps some chopped fruit ... mmm yummy :-)

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  31. cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond with banana and blueberries :)

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  32. I like the sound of the Cranberry, Pumpkin Seed & Almond flavour, I would enjoy it topped with either warm milk or Greek yogurt.

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  33. raisin and apple sounds lovely

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  34. The raisin and red apple would be delicious in a bowl of warm milk, would wake me up in the morning!

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  35. The raisins and red apples sounds good. I would have it with honey flavour greek yoghurt.

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  36. definitely raisin and red apple. I may just add milk, or possibly some blueberries, or bananas

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  37. I think I'd love them both, but I would try the cranberry, pumpkin seed and almond one first with hot milk :)

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  38. Cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond sounds delicious. I would have it with cold milk.

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  39. raisin and red apple with cold milk :) xx

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  40. raisin and red apple and I would enjoy it with cold milk

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  41. Raisin and red apple....with 0 fat yoghurt...nom nom

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  42. Cranberry and pumpkin seed one, would add ice cold milk and blueberries ... really healthy and tasty !

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  43. Raisins & red apples with milk in the morning sounds delicious!

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  44. I would like the raisin and red apple variety with cold milk.

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  45. Cranberry, pumpkin seeds & almonds looks very tasty, would add some extra nuts.

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  46. Raisin and apple - love fruity cereal with ice cold semi skimmed milk

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  47. raisins and red apple sounds healthy, would enjoy with total yogurt!
    Gertrude_gertree@hotmail.com

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  48. cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond with semi skimmed milk

    @jaizduck

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  49. Raisin with red apple sounds great, How would I enjoy it? Peacefully with just myself in the house.

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  50. The ranberry & seed one - it enjoy it with almond milk in my favourite bowl!

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  51. Raisins and Red Apple sounds really tasty. I would be having it with semi skimmed milk and a chopped banana

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  52. Raisins and Red Apple would be nice for breakfast

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  53. Rasins and apple with milk bloooming lovely eat em of my mrs!!!! that nice.

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  54. The Raisins and Red Apples sounds lovely :)

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  55. strawberrys and banana tried when I was in Carlise it was very good..Barbara Steer

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  56. cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond with cold milk!

    Ashleigh

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  57. Raisin & apple with milk :) yum (@bexallum on twitter)

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  58. Raisin and red apple and I'd make some into flapjack!

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  59. Raisin and apple, sprinkled over some yoghurt.

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  60. The raisin and red apple, and with milk :)

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  61. cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond with cold milk or greek yogurt

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  62. raisins & red apples with milk so I can enjoy a good start to the day

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  63. The cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond variety - would enjoy it with low fat yoghurt, or maybe just as a healthier snack in the evening

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  64. raisin and red apple covered in yogurt

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  65. Raisins & red apples sounds yummy - I'd have it with Almond milk

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  66. Cranberry, pumpkin seed and almond.....I'd enjoy it in a bowl with nice cold milk, or probably just eat it by the handful out of the bag as a snack!!

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  67. Cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond variety with some 0% Fat Greek yogurt

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  68. I love the sound of both but if i had to choose it would be raisin and apple granola, i love to eat it with natural yogurt or just on its own!!!

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  69. Red apple and raisin sounds lovely with some skimmed milk

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  70. Raisin and Red Apple splashed with ice cold milk oooo yyuummmmm

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  71. raisin and apple sounds delish would have it with warm milk, fills me til lunchtime!

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  72. Cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond variety would be great with low fat yogurt

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  73. the raisin and apple granola would be nice with just semi-skimmed milk!

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  74. I would use the Cranberry, pumpkin seed and almond one as a topping for my porridge in a morning.

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  75. raisins and red apples :)

    @oneisjamie

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  76. Raisins and apples sounds lovely! I would eat it with yoghurt.

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  77. The raisin and red apple sounds lovely with yogurt.

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  78. cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond. I'd have it with hot milk.

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  79. raisins and red apples sound fab, definitely with some natural yoghurt x
    katiethomas1984@hotmail.co.uk

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  80. Raisin and apple sounds nice with milk

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  81. Raisins and red apples sounds lovely. With some natural yoghurt, or even with just some milk for the old fashioned approach :)

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  82. Raisins and apples sounds good with warm milk.

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  83. raisins and red apple sounds the best would mix it with natural yogurt and i drizzle of honey

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  84. Raisins and red apples sounds like a lovely way to start a weekend morning

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  85. The Raisins and Red Apples sound delicious! Just let it soak in cold milk a couple of minutes, and enjoy!

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  86. Cranberry, pumpkin and almond with natural greek yoghurt

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  87. cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond sounds yummy, I'd have it wiith some low fat greek yoghurt

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  88. Raison and apple with some semi skimmed milk yum

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  89. Cranberry, pumpkin seeds & almonds with almond milk

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  90. raisins and red apples with greek yoghurt

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  91. cranberry, pumpkin seeds and almonds with milk

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  92. The Raisins and apples sounds delicious

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  93. I love the sound of both flavours and would have them with milk or yogurt

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  94. Raisins and red apple sounds good and I would enjoy with milk and a cup of tea

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  95. the cranberry, pumpkin seed & almond variety sounds amazing, I'd enjoy with just milk x

    Kel Ellen Hirst

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  96. raisin and red apple enjoyed alone with milk or with a cheeky blob of clotted cream as a treat

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  97. raisins and red apple granola - I would have it with milk but i would also use it in baking, on top or in muffins :)

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