18 Rabbits Organic Granola Gracious Granola - 0.15 oz. (44 g)
18 Rabbits Organic Granola Gracious Granola is the granola that started it all – Gracious Granola reminds Alison the most of what her mom made. A touch of butter and a hint of coconut add delectable warmth, with plenty of satisfying crunch from organic almonds and pecans. Try it atop tart, plain yogurt with a few strawberries for the perfect breakfast. Be Gracious to your body by treating it to a bowl of our original granola.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where did the name 18 Rabbits come from?
A: Company founder Alison Bailey Vercruysse grew up on Two Lost Valley Lane in Texas with her four siblings, a pony, a Yorkshire terrier, and a pet rabbit named Blackjack. While Alison was playing with her brothers and sisters outside one afternoon, Blackjack wandered off unbeknownst to the family and must have had a rabbit rendezvous- for several weeks later it became clear that Blackjack was not a he but a she, and there were soon 18 rabbits hopping about Two Lost Valley Lane!
Alison was inspired to name her company 18 Rabbits because it captures the essence and purity of both her childhood, where she first learned to bake, and the delectable baked goods she creates today.
Q: There are many granola products in the market, why should I choose 18 Rabbits?
A: Their granola cereals and bars are made with the purest ingredients available so that they can offer you foods that are both delectable and nourishing. They are committed to sourcing the finest sustainably grown ingredients from local producers and artisans like TCHO, Burroughs Family Farm, Meduri Farms, Straus Family Creamery, Butternut Mountain Farm and San Joaquin Fig.
Q: Why does 18 Rabbits have a high fat content? Can I eat it if I'm trying to lose weight?
A: Their granola contains unsaturated fat - the good kind. Unsaturated fat has several nutritional benefits, including the ability to decrease cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. They like to call it "happy fat." The saturated fat found in 18 Rabbits granola comes from organic, unsweetened coconut, which actually helps raise levels of good cholesterol. Diets high in "happy fats" have proven to be successful in helping to achieve and maintain healthy weight.
Additionally, 18 Rabbits foods are high in fiber and protein. Foods high in fiber and protein are satiating, which means they can help keep your cravings under control. Remember that unhealthy snacks containing refined sugars and carbohydrates can cause spikes in blood sugar levels and lead to additional cravings. So the next time you feel the need to nibble, give your taste buds and your body a treat by choosing an 18 Rabbits granola bar!
Q: Can I eat 18 Rabbits if I have a wheat allergy?
A: There are no wheat or wheat derivatives in any of the ingredients used in 18 Rabbits products. Wheat can be difficult to digest; It is often highly processed and turns to sugar quickly, and can cause bloating. It isn't easy to create a satisfying and tasty food that's wheat-free, but they at 18 Rabbits feel that it is important to ensure that their products make you feel as good as they taste.
Q: Is 18 Rabbits safe for people who can't eat gluten?
A: All 18 Rabbits granola and bars contain oats. While oats in and of themselves do not contain gluten, they use certified organic oats which may have been milled on the same equipment as wheat. For this reason, their oats are NOT considered GLUTEN FREE. They prefer to have CERTIFIED ORGANIC oats to GLUTEN FREE. There are currently NO CERTIFIED ORGANIC AND GLUTEN FREE oats on the market. They are constantly monitoring the oat market and when certified organic AND gluten free oats become available, they intend to switch all 18 Rabbits bars and granola.
Q: I need to watch my sugar intake. Can I still eat 18 Rabbits granola and bars?
A: Their granola is sweetened with a just a few grams of maple syrup and honey, which are natural unrefined sugars. Unrefined sugars are less processed than refined sugars, so they have less impact on blood sugar levels. As far as total sugar content, 18 Rabbits has less sugar per serving than any other granola on the market, making it a great choice if you are watching your sugar intake. Their recipes were developed with a diabetic and were created to be diabetic-friendly.
Q: Is 18 Rabbits granola good for kids to eat?
A: YES! Have you tried their new Felicitas Granola and Bunny Bars? With no nuts or dairy, they are allergy friendly but still packed with protein from sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and chia seeds. In four scrumptious flavors with fun characters, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!
If you have nut eaters in your house, they have also found that kids love the taste of their granola and 18 Rabbits bars- and parents love the nutritional value that comes along with them. Their granola bars are great to pack with lunch, bring to a soccer game, take on a bike ride, or to eat as an after school snack, and the chewy texture makes them easy for kids to eat.
Q: Are 18 Rabbits bars considered energy bars?
A: They are not like the conventional energy bars you see today- many of which contain artificial colors and flavors, caffeine, and other (often unpronounceable) "magic" ingredients. Their granola bars provide sustenance and wholesome energy with fiber, protein and healthy fat. They believe in the power of holistic energy that comes from eating real, whole foods with simple and nourishing ingredients.
Q: Why isn't 18 Rabbits 100% organic?
A: Careful thought goes into choosing the perfect ingredients for their granola. At 18 Rabbits, they know the people producing their ingredients because they are close to home. They prefer to work with local growers and food artisans; some of who may not be certified organic, but still create the purest, freshest, highest quality foods in a sustainable way. Depending on which product you're savoring, 80-90% of the ingredients in their granola and granola bars are certified organic. Their certifying agent is California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF).
Q: Are their products sulfur dioxide free?
A: Yes, 18 Rabbits foods are sulfur dioxide free! Sulfur dioxide preserves the color in fruit- it's what keeps dried apricots orange. It is also a toxin, and our bodies often have difficulty processing it. The fruit in all of their products is free of sulfur dioxide. In fact, any food that is certified organic must NOT contain fruit treated with sulfur dioxide.
Q: Are their foods non-GMO?
A: Yes, 18 Rabbits foods are non-GMO! They believe that you are what you eat, so eating pure, natural foods is imperative to living a healthy lifestyle. GMO is the abbreviation for genetically modified organisms. GMO seeds, and the foods that are grown from them, have been artificially manipulated and therefore are not sustainable. No food that is certified organic may contain GMOs.
Q: What happened to Divinely D'Lish?
A: Divinely D'lish changed its name to 18 Rabbits in January, 2008
At 18 Rabbits they pride themselves in forming relationships with their ingredients and their farmers! They love to team with others who are as passionate about the health of their food and the planet as they are! With a focus on sustainability, they try to do their part to contribute to the earth and the community at large.
Growing delicious almonds takes years of practice and lots of helping hands! Starting small in 1988, the Burroughs family planted 76 acres of Vista Almonds and has since grown to 880 acres, with over 180 of them organic. From walnuts, to dairy, to livestock and finally almonds, Burroughs Family Farms is committed to practices that "Turn over their farms to the next generation in a better condition than they inherited them." Here's to some seriously delicious almonds, found in their Gracious Granola, Haute Diggity Date bar and Cheeky Cherry Chocolate bar.
In a 600-acre tree farm at the end of a dirt road, the Marvin family has been cultivating maple syrup for over 70 years. Dedication to the land, soil, trees and careful harvesting process is what makes Butternut Mountain Farm a place of ethics and sustainability. In striving to do no harm to the environment and maple trees, the Marvin family says that, "We need to be far more concerned with what we leave behind than with what we wish to remove." They agree! Alison loves the rounded flavor and subtle sweetness that 100% Vermont maple syrup brings to their Gracious, Veritas and Felicitas granola.
"Combining technology with chocolate" is the secret (they believe) to TCHO's top notch cacao nibs. A meticulously detailed process from farm to factory means that the team at TCHO works directly with farmers in Ecuador to ensure that the very best cacao beans are used to make the nibs. If you ask us, this means that promoting healthy relationships, healthy soil and healthy bodies go hand-in-hand. They love the delightful crunch, complex nutty notes with hints of coffee, and powerful antioxidants they add to their Veritas Granola! You'll also find them in their Nibblin' Apricot, Funky Figs and Cherries, and Belle Bananas Foster bars.
Bring food back to its roots through simple authentic granola & bars.
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About 18 Rabbits
It all started down a gravel road in Farmers Branch, Texas in the kitchen of Two Lost Valley Lane. She liked to play outside with her four brothers and sisters and their rabbit, Blackjack, while Mom watched from the kitchen where she made her special granola.
On days Mom made granola, the aroma of oats, coconut, honey and nuts wafted through the house and out the windows, and they'd all leave off playing and head inside. One day they ran off and forgot Blackjack, leaving him to a rabbit rendezvous. Soon he had a family of 18, and their yard was hopping with more rabbits than they knew what to do with!
She created her own recipe for 18 Rabbits granola because she likes for people to feel good-the kind of good that comes from enjoying the most delicious, most nutritious food. Like the way your favorite childhood memory gives you a spring in your step, wherever it comes to you-even as you head down a busy city street far away from where you grew up. Eat some and see where it takes you.