Anytime I hear about a company that’s producing a good product made from quality ingredients, I get excited. And when companies like that contact me to review their product, it’s even more exciting and fun!
There are 2 reasons why I get so fired up about this kinda thing: 1) I love to eat good food and 2) I love sharing information about these sorts of healthy, tasty, and beneficial products with YOU. And if I didn’t think Paleonola was all of those three things, I wouldn’t be talking about them.
BUT before we get into all of the fun info about Paleonola’s background and how they came to be, let’s first discuss what Paleonola is. In case their name didn’t give it away already, Paleonola is paleo granola (doi). Paleonola IS:
- Made fresh every day
- Made with REAL ingredients
And the best part is, Paleonola tastes really good. Like, dangerously good. But my FAVORITE thing about Paleonola isn’t their commitment to using quality ingredients or even their Maple Pancake flavor (the best one, in my opinion).
It’s their story. I always enjoy hearing about people who have taken a leap of faith to turn their a passion into a profession. And that’s exactly what Katelyn and Dinos did with Paleonola!
Katelyn and her husband Dinos began their journey into the paleoshpere through Dinos’s career as a professional hockey player. “Being a dedicated athlete, he was constantly in search of the best methods for training and eating,” Katelyn said. “When he began crossfitting with a fellow teammate, he started to learn more about the paleo lifestyle. When he implemented it into his everyday routine, he could not believe the differences not only in performance but in his overall attitude. Inevitably, I was intrigued to learn more and started experimenting with different paleo recipes. All of this began in 2008 and has stuck ever since! Unlike many other “diets” it is very sustainable, once you’ve made the initial switch.”
The more Katelyn and Dinos learned about the importance of quality food, the more picky they became. “It was nearly impossible for us to find a snack in any grocery store whose ingredients list was short and whose ingredients we could pronounce in their entirety. Being an avid baker, I started testing recipes for Dinos at home. I wanted to try and find a way to apply great flavors to a healthy, satisfying snack. After much trial and error, Paleonola came to be,” Kately said.
Because Paleonola contains no preservatives, fresh batches are made daily in accordance to the Paleonola “just-in-time processing” model. Paleonola also has complete control over the ingredients they use and select from suppliers. “Many companies don’t control the manufacturing process and have big production companies make their recipes for them,” Katelyn said. “We also focus strictly on our granola vs. other companies out who they make several different products that have no relation to one another. As you can imagine, this allows us to produce a higher quality and more consistent product than competitors.”
Katelyn and Dinos are grateful for all of the success they’ve had so far and couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come. “The best part of our business journey has been connecting directly with other individuals that share our passion for food, life and well-being. We’re so touched every time we receive a personal thank-you from someone who is grateful that we have taken the time to create this kind of a product,” Katelyn said. “We’re excited for the day when Paleonola is a staple at every natural foods store across the country. We will be launching some new flavors in 2015 that will continue to show that Paleonola is uniquely different from all the other granolas out there.”
Have you tried Paleonola yet? If so, what did you think? Let me know with a comment!
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