Alison Malone Eathorne | April 2012
When it comes to breakfast, few foods satisfy like a bowl of crunchy, hearty granola. Richmond-based company Nature’s Path Organic Foods has answered the call with the addition of three new premium granolas to its Love Crunch line: Apple Crumble (with pecans, green apples, fiber-rich chia and cinnamon); Carrot Cake (with raisins, pecans, yogurt, carrots and pineapple); and Aloha Blend (with coconut, white chocolate chunks and pineapple). The line was created when company founder Arran Stephens’s son Arjan Stephens and his wife asked that guests donate to their communities instead of giving the couple wedding gifts. Nature’s Path responded by creating Dark Chocolate & Red Berries—a blend of strawberries, raspberries, flax granola, coconut and dark chocolate—and donating a portion of the proceeds to charity. One year after the launch of Love Crunch, Nature’s Path continues to spread the love by giving one bag of granola (or equivalent cash) to food banks across North America for every bag sold (up to $1 million annually). The Love Crunch granolas are Canada and USDA certified organic, packed with whole grains, contain no cholesterol or trans fats, and are low in sodium—so you can feel good buying and eating them.