I'm reviewing the original Qnola by Danielle Copperman. The original flavor is Vanilla/Almond and contains vanilla, some almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and coconut flakes.
I was very excited when I heard of Qnola for the first time about a year ago, I ran to get a sample from the Detox Kitchen in Kingly Court. I was on a muesli/granola roll and couldn't wait for another breakfast option. Initially I liked it a lot, I thought it was genius. After a while the novelty wears off and I find it a bit too sweet and heavy. It's the first time I've bought another sachet since I first tried it which speaks for itself. When I feel like having a healthy sugar kick, I generally prefer a vegan muffin/cookie or a sesame bar. Or a banana!
Honestly I'm finding vegan snacks (packaged as such) a bit too "dense and hearty", as everything seems to be made of seeds and nuts, so unless you take a really minuscule portion, it is often just too strong on your stomach. That's one of the problems with Qnola, if I'm meant to have it with almond or (as I prefer) hazelnut milk, the milk itself is already quite strong, then you add the Qnola and even more nuts, and there's a big potential for heartburn. So I would say, this works well in small quantites.
I don't care for any of the other flavours, Beetroot is really sweet in a pungent way to me, and the cacao one which would be great, has cashews which are not ideal for the alkaline diet that I try to follow. The goji berry one which in principle I would love, has a lot of ginger and turns bad really fast. I would like to try the savory actually! I'd love this with some avocado
- Lovely ratio of qnola and organic seeds/nuts which are delicious
- Healthy for you (in small doses)
- Good quantity in one sachet
- Too sweet
- The price. £8.40 for a sachet of this at Planet Organic? Come on. It's really hard to justify
- As with all vegan snacks, it's all sugar and nuts + seeds and you don't want 90% of your diet to be made of those
- You wouldn't really have it by itself so you need to buy a nut milk to go with it, which adds up to the price
You can get it at Selfridges, Planet Organic, Frame gyms and a few other places www.qnola.co.uk for full list of stockists
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