you're looking for something to do today then get ready for a wholesome
snack because it's National Granola Bar Day! Whether you're
the trail, on your way to work or just looking through your cupboards,
granola is always a great option! Let's get right into
celebrating National Granola Bar Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Granola has actually been around for quite some time and
common in the bar form these days, so why not set aside a day to
celebrate this treat? Granola (or Granula) came about in the
nineteenth century in the United States and it referred to food that
was made with whole grains, crumbled and then baked to form a crispy
treat. Fast forward to the 1960s and companies started to try
revive this treat by marketing it as a health food. They added things
like fruits and nuts to make it an even tastier and well-balanced treat.
granola bars were invented by Stanley Mason and were a different kind
of treat with the same wholesome goodness. Granola usually came in a
loose form which could be messy when traveling but was great as a
cereal. But with the new option of having a granola bar this treat is
made more portable. The first actual granola bar that sold in
United States was patented and created by Edward Thayer Sr. He produced
granola bars like Granola Crunch, Granola Grabber and Peanut Butter
Crunch out of Chico, California. Now a days you have the
to choose between crunchy or chewy granola bars. I prefer the chewy; it
makes for less of a mess and has a great consistency. There
so many different varieties of granola bars available that I'm sure
you'll never get bored with this treat!
So how exactly can you celebrate today? Well, you can simply
head to your favorite store and start scanning the shelves for granola
bars. I'm sure that your local grocery store will have their shelves
lined with a wide variety of brands, flavors and consistencies.
Be bold and pick out a few flavors that you've never tried
before. And hey, if you're a frequent candy bar eater then why not eat
some granola bars instead... come on, just for one day! The
version would also be a great substitute for rice crispy treats.
you could get crafty and make your own! This would make for an even
more involved and fun celebration. Plus, you'll get to pick and choose
every little thing that goes into your granola bars! This will help you
make them not only healthier but custom fit for your tongue ;). And
that's besides that fact that you'll probably end up with enough
granola bars to eat them for months. You could even make a
AND a crunchy version of your blend of granola goodness and figure out
which type you truly enjoy the most. Regardless of what you
decide to do today, I hope your day is wholesome and good!