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Nature’s Path Organic Gingerbread Love Crunch

By Allison Burch, December 10, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Allison Burch

At Whole Foods Market®, we love sharing good food and drink. Whether it’s peak-of-the-season fruit, a team member creation from our bakery, or a new grocery discovery, we love celebrating great flavors and products. But we don’t just want to tell you about it; we want you to enjoy it too, which is why we’re giving it away!  Read on to find out how you could win some free stuff. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congratulations to our randomly chosen winner, Lisa P. from North Carolina! 

Run, run as fast as you can to catch the new Gingerbread Love Crunch premium organic granola from Nature’s Path. It’s only available during the holidays and Whole Foods Market® is the only place that’s got it.

This limited-edition flavor certainly celebrates the holidays. Gingerbread Love Crunch is packed with a spicy pop in each bite with savory hints of molasses, ginger, cinnamon and cloves that echo the taste of the classic gingersnap cookie.

Like all Nature’s Path products, Gingerbread Love Crunch is organic, which means it doesn’t contain artificial preservatives, synthetic pesticides or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In fact, all Love Crunch Granolas bear the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal, which helps shoppers recognize products that meet rigorous GMO avoidance practices.

And there’s even more to love about this amazing organic granola. As part of Nature’s Path’s Bite4Bite initiative, for each bag of Gingerbread Love Crunch sold, the equivalent will be donated in cereal or cash (up to $1 million) to food banks.

This is also the first Nature’s Path Fair Trade Certified product, which directly helps improve the lives of farmers and their families in developing countries by enforcing the highest standards of environmentally and socially responsible farming and processing methods. Fair Trade Certified products are sold at a fair price plus a premium, which must be used toward benefiting the local community in projects such as building schools, health care services, bringing water and electricity to villages and assistance with achieving organic certification for farmers. This enables farmers to practice environmentally sustainable farming methods (no harmful agrochemicals or genetically modified seeds), protecting their health and preserving valuable ecosystems.

To top it all off, Love Crunch Granola comes in innovative Eco-Pacs; bags designed to reduce packaging waste.

There certainly is a lot to love about Nature’s Path Organic. You can hear more about this amazing vendor partner of ours -- their initiatives, company philosophy and the sweet inspiration for Love Crunch —  in this slideshow from last January.

Hurry! While the other Love Crunch flavors — Chocolate and Red Berries, Apple Crumble (green apples, pecans and cinnamon), Carrot Cake (carrots, raisins, yogurt, pecans and pineapple) and Aloha Blend (pineapple, coconut, and white chocolate chunks) — are delicious any time of year, the Gingerbread is only available through December.

If you could dream up a special granola flavor what would it be and what would be in it? Tell us in the comments below by Wednesday, December 19  and we’ll pick a lucky winner at random to receive a case of Nature’s Path Organic Gingerbread Love Crunch.

So, what’s your very special granola flavor idea?

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends December 19, 2012, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.


Category: Contests, Grocery


1 Comment


emily gordon says ...
granola, dates, raisins, pineapple, mango, yogurt raisins, peanuts!
12/10/2012 6:37:49 PM CST
Alison says ...
Cocoa hazelnut
12/10/2012 10:09:23 PM CST
Amy says ...
Ooh I think I would have to have hazelnut and dark chocolate granola. Yum!
12/10/2012 11:22:19 PM CST
Nancy Moore says ...
If I could create a granola flavor, I would make chocolate chip banana bread. The combination of chocolate and banana is delicious.
12/11/2012 6:43:00 AM CST
sara mcmullen says ...
My special granola flavor would be - hazelnut, coconut and cocoa. It would have nuts, seeds, coconut flakes and a dusting of cocoa.
12/11/2012 8:54:56 AM CST
David says ...
Strawberry Cheesecake
12/11/2012 9:41:03 AM CST
Lauren says ...
orange cranberry, I love that combination.
12/11/2012 10:55:42 AM CST
J Winterberg says ...
My dream granola flavor is pumpkin spice!
12/11/2012 1:12:02 PM CST
Sarah says ...
My granola would be called Fireside Granola, meaning that it would contain a lot of the things that people dream about enjoying by a fire, especially over the holidays. The granola would contain roasted chestnuts, dark chocolate chunks with mint, cranberries with red wine flavor, and lightly spiced dried pear.
12/11/2012 1:18:19 PM CST
Hope says ...
S'mores! I would love mini marshmallow pieces and chocolate chips. I think it would taste heavenly! :)
12/11/2012 2:10:18 PM CST
Jenn K says ...
I absolutely LOVE Love Crunch, especially the Aloha Blend and Chocolate and Red Berries. I will have to make a special trip to Whole Foods soon because I have to try the Gingerbread flavor!
12/11/2012 2:13:19 PM CST
Cassady Carlson says ...
Chocolate coconut
12/11/2012 2:13:42 PM CST
Monique S. says ...
I would like granola, yogurt pieces, strawberries and almonds.
12/11/2012 2:14:29 PM CST
Julia says ...
Walnut, Banana, dark chocolate chips, vanilla bean and pumpkin spice (or cinnamon)...yummus!
12/11/2012 2:19:33 PM CST
Chris says ...
Key Lime Pie for the summer.
12/11/2012 2:19:48 PM CST
Lee Sullivan says ...
Mint chocolate cookie, like the Ben & Jerry's flavor, but without the Gmos or Heath bar.(vanilla toffee crunch). :)
12/11/2012 2:20:43 PM CST
Caren Thomas says ...
My very special Granola flavor would be Chocolate, Raspberry, Cranberry, Cinnamon and a touch of Honey. :)
12/11/2012 2:20:49 PM CST
D The Bassist says ...
Blueberry, cinnamon, and vanilla bean granola mixed with an organic plain soy yogurt topped with shreds of organic 80% cocoa dark chocolate...mmmm!
12/11/2012 2:21:09 PM CST
Stacy says ...
Cinnamon toast!
12/11/2012 2:21:32 PM CST
Karen Puglisi says ...
Granola and berries mix.
12/11/2012 2:21:52 PM CST
Dusty Hubbard says ...
I would make white chocolate raspberry!!
12/11/2012 2:21:59 PM CST
Karen Puglisi says ...
Granola and berries mix.
12/11/2012 2:22:28 PM CST
Lee Sullivan says ...
Vanilla toffee crunch :)
12/11/2012 2:22:44 PM CST
Nancy Cahill says ...
If I could dream up a flavor, it would be a flavor of Cinnamon, Vanilla, peanut butter and mocha, all combined. There would be almonds, cranberries, blueberries, and walnuts in it , to give it lots of extra flavor, crunch, and nutrition.
12/11/2012 2:24:06 PM CST
Bridgette says ...
Peppermint mocha perhaps.... or... eggnog delight? hmmmm....
12/11/2012 2:26:42 PM CST