Introducing Pina Colola for July

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Don’t worry there’s no Coca-cola in it.There is, however, plenty of piña (unsulphured, low-sugar), and lots of organic coconut, plus macadamias, almonds, cashews, and a potpourri of organic grains.Need I say more?

Well, maybe a word about coconut:It used to be terrible for you, but apparently now it isn’t.In fact, if you google lists of “good” and “bad” oils, you’ll probably find it topping the chart of both.Yes it has saturated fat, but apparently these kinds (medium chain fatty acids) are great for you. They should make a new scientific category for ultra-good/bad foods.In the meantime, until the scientists and dieticians get their act together, we at Providence Granola Project have decided to trust our taste buds and common sense and consider it good.Believe me, I eat a lot of coconut and it doesn’t seem to be making me fat. (Okay, maybe a tiny bit--but then again, I should probably go jogging more than once a month.) Really, as the sole member of our R&D department (who feels compelled to consume all the not-quite-up-to-snuff trial versions my recipes), I should probably have offered up myself up to some researcher to study the effects of our ingredients on the human body.We could have made a movie and called it “Originola Me.” Too late now. Oh well.I do promise I’ll get my cholesterol checked this summer and I’ll let you know if my doctor has any concerns.

Two other things:First of all, many of you month club members who usually receive your package around the 8th may be surprised to see your shipment arriving a week early. This is because I’m going on vacation on the 3rd and figured better to try and send it a few days early in hopes of catching those of you who are leaving for the long weekend.If it means your shipment gets left out in a thunderstorm while you’re waving sparklers at grandma’s house, just let us know and we’ll replace it.Secondly, with most of the country in a heat wave, I think now is a good time to move your granola to the fridge or freezer.We’re still testing for how long our all-natural, mostly organic granola keeps on the shelf. What we know so far is that it collects moisture after a few weeks.This can be fixed by putting it back in an oven at 250 for 20 minutes, but my opinion is that keeping it cool and dry is easier.

Pina-Colola:oats (org), barley (org), rye (org) Sucanat (minimally processed cane sugar), honey (local RI), canola oil (expeller pressed), pineapple (low sugar, unsulphured), raisins, Craisins, sesame seeds(org), sunflower seeds (org), wheat germ, oat bran (org), almonds, macadamias, cashews, coconut (org), pecan meal, flax seeds (org), coconut flakes (org), oat fiber, millet, vanilla, cinnamon, sea salt, nutmeg, rum, almond extract.