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Page needs attention. A weird, seemingly biased tone in there with regard to whether chewy granola "Should" be called granola, as if someone out there defines it. Sounds like portions of this article were written by a health nut.

I touched up as best I can but my writing skills are lacking.

The last paragraph about whether or not modern Granola snack foods are "healthier" or not seems to be arguing with itself as well... if there's a dispute it should really be discussed here rather than just with an antagonistic sentence on the main page.

How is it made?[edit]

This is what I came here looking for and didn't find it.--41.232.148.2 (talk) 08:24, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Possible NPOV problem[edit]

There was a sentence at the end that said hippies are called "granola" "based on granola's constituency of fruits, nuts, and flakes." This seems somewhat questionable (granola is more like pellets than flakes), and probably NPOV. I would argue it has more to do with a hippie's preference toward "natural food" than that they are gay, crazy, or unreliable. --Transfinite 04:02, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

The sentence is there at writing, and I don't see a POV issue with it currently - the quote is attributed to a specific person, and is used to highlight granola's "hippie" connotations. I would, however, like to see some sort of links or explanations to explain to a non-native speaker that "fruits, nuts, and flakes" also has a double meaning of "gay, crazy and unreliable." -- 18:41, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

just wanna know what makes granola different from muesli! thanks guys 138.217.222.63 01:12, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Is a mention of the Neil Diamond song warranted here?

Cereal Bars? =[edit]

In my experience a cereal bar is different from a granola bar. A cereal bar tends to have more of a cakey texture to the outer part with some kind of fruit filling inside. Don't know why they call that a cereal bar but that's what they look like at the grocery stores I shop. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.20.196.231 (talk) 05:48, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

hello everyone!!  —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.151.171.158 (talk) 21:50, 10 January 2011 (UTC) 

Woodstock[edit]

Granola made a major appearance at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Festival.

What the hell does this mean? More detail needed.

Granola totally just appeared in a puff of smoke. Like, right in the middle of Hendrix's set, bro! WHOOA!

inventor of granola bar[edit]

I am changing the attribution on the invention of the granola bar. Stanley Mason is a much more direct inventor and was actually involved in bringing it (and a noumber of other foods) to market. And Alton Brown agrees with me. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Litch (talkcontribs) 09:37, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

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Lassen foods - not the same?[edit]

Hi, I'm new to this, but I'm not sure that the Lassen Foods from Chico mentioned in the article is the same as the Lassen Foods grocery to which it is linked. I used to eat Lassen granola all the time as a kid, but it has not been available for some time, and the grocery chain seems to have no cereals of its own for sale. --Cynsayshi (talk) 17:15, 11 January 2009 (UTC)Cynsayshi

You're right, Lassen Foods is not the same as "Lassen's Health Food". See [1] for a 1971 patent on a "CEREAL TOASTING OVEN" given to "Lassen Foods, Inc. (Paradise, CA)" (near Chico). The unrelated stores hadn't been started then. Link removed. -R. S. Shaw (talk) 08:51, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Sanitarium Health Foods product Granola[edit]

I note that the discussion and article so far refer to the American use of the name Granola. In general it appears to be a variation on what the rest of the world terms Muesli. In Australia and New Zealand, the name is owned by Sanitarium Health Food Company, where it denotes a product that does not resemble Muesli in any way. A hard multigrain flat biscuit is produced and then ground/broken into small pieces a few millimetres in size. This product is then packaged and sold. It is used as a breakfast cereal (steamed or boiled - my family puts 1/2 cup Granola in a bowl, adds 1/2 cup boiling water, covers the bowl, and waits 10 minutes - produces a soft hot tasty cereal); also used as a base in cooking vegetarian roasts... Whether this should be a disambiguated entry, or a subtitle under this entry, is a question...Ptilinopus (talk) 23:51, 6 April 2010 (UTC)


"I note that the discussion and article so far refer to the American use of the name Granola. In general it appears to be a variation on what the rest of the world terms Muesli." Actually, Granola in the U.S. was invented before Muesli. So, Muesli is actually a variation of Granola. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.141.133.132 (talk) 14:41, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

"The name is now trademarked only in Australia" not any longer... http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/crunch-time-granola-bakery-no-cereal-offender-20120613-20aqm.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 61.88.20.56 (talk) 04:03, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Sanitarium still have the trade mark registration in Australia. They were unsuccessful in a particular trade mark infringement case because the Federal Court held that the particular use on a label did not amount to use as a trade mark (but rather as a descriptor) and therefore not infringement.[2] However, their registration is still valid and could be enforced in other circumstances where the use of the word "Granola" were used as a trade mark. sroc (talk) 14:26, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Health/nutrition issues[edit]

I fear that I may be becoming one of those people who complains about things without fixing them, but life intervenes and all, so I'll just state my complaints for now. Growing up in a very yuppie area, I was told that granola, at least as sold in stores, is actually horribly bad for you. More importantly granola bars are even worse. I recall I confirmed this latter fact by noting the presence of corn syrup in granola bars. Simply digging up the nutrition info on bars and cereals would be synth, but I'm kind of in a rush and can't even do that right now. So I'll just say that there's a much bigger issue here: the validity of the purported health benefits. I suspect that granola has been grahamcrackerized, and I'm sure there's been stuff written on it. And like I said, I don't have time for that right now, but I'm putting it on record. (The difference between bars and cereal, and the general lack of citations in the history section are different matters, but I restored all the cn tags because as it was it looked like dubious claims were sourced, and made a problematic article look like a good one.) —Quintucket (talk) 06:02, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

The term "Granola" in Australia[edit]

Sanitarium attempted to have their trademark legally enforced, and were unsuccessful.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/crunch-time-granola-bakery-no-cereal-offender-20120613-20aqm.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.43.232.50 (talk) 03:58, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Obvious vandalism[edit]

The very first line in the article currently makes reference to "bark of the rare Granola Tree". Clearly, this article is in need of some TLC from a subject matter expert... 208.185.134.1 (talk) 14:24, 13 September 2012 (UTC)