Bakery on Main

In late 2003, Michael Smulders tasted a granola recipe one of his chefs had been working on at a natural foods market in Glastonbury, Connecticut.  He had been hearing for years about the gluten-free needs of his customers, but had not yet had the opportunity to address them. Well, this day was different.  He decided to grab some ingredients from around the store and help these gluten-free people out.

Two years later, Michael secured a gluten-free facility for Bakery on Main and all the gluten-free sources he needed to package up his own dairy-free and gluten-free granolas and bars.

Their granola immediately stands out for its superior taste. I could barely stop eating it (straight from the bag) long enough to top my bowl of yogurt with it.  I’ve had their granolas tested by 12 people, some not celiac, and it is unanimous—all six flavors are exceptional. The granola flavors are not only delicious, but unique too, coming in creative combinations, such as Cranberry Orange Cashew Granola (I bet you’ve never had that before) and Rainforest Granola, a tropical flavor with dried bananas, coconut, and roasted Brazil nut slices. My favorite is the Extreme Fruit & Nut Granola, which contains almonds, pecans, walnuts, Brazil nuts, coconut, cranberries, and raisins. That’s a whole lot of nuts, and they complement each other perfectly!

The granola bars come in six flavors as well. Just as with Bakery on Main’s granolas, the bars come in flavors you’ve likely never come across, such as the ultimate kids snack, Peanut Butter & Jelly Soft & Chewy Bars, and the Extreme Trail Mix Granola Bars. I know that any adult or child who liked the old (gluten-containing) commercial granola bars is in for a treat with these delectable substitutes.

Tina Turbin

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11 thoughts on “Bakery on Main

  1. I entirely agree with you. Bakery on Main has some damn good granola! You know granola is good when you don’t need anything with it, when you can just gobble up a whole bag or box of it and it doesn’t dry out your mouth or taste bland. This stuff is great and I highly recommend it to others.

  2. OMG I LOVE this company!!!! My favorite is the Extreme Fruit and Nut too, just loooove that tropical taste. I actually vary my granola according to the season, and when the summer is coming, I switch to Extreme Fruit and Nut and puts me in a summery mood!

  3. I used to make my own breakfast bars using this granola last year! Funny, I didn’t know they had granola, I could’ve saved myself so much work LOL! Actually, I think you save a lot of money when you make protein bars yourself plus you can choose your own sweeteners and other ingredients. If you have a lot of food allergies or sensitivities, you can create a bar that doesn’t have the ingredients you’re allergic too, so that’s also a plus.

  4. Hi Tina I hope all is well with you. I heard you were on a Book Tour in Europe. I don’t know if you’re still abroad or not. I just wanted to drop by and see the latest reviews from you. Whenever I’m in a gluten free food rut I check out your company reviews and recipes so I can try new things. I’ve had Bakery on Main before but it’s been such a long time. I look forward to trying some again soon!

  5. This sounds like a great company! It’s funny how many reviews you post on all these companies I’ve NEVER heard of, but then I read up on them and they’re really well-known for being high-quality and delicious. What you see in your health food stores is just a super tiny percentage of the amazing gluten-free options that are available!

  6. You know, I was just telling someone the other day how I just don’t get it about granola–that is, why it’s so popular because it’s pretty bland. Every once in a while I enjoy, but that’s it. But then reading these flavors in this review, I got very interested in trying these granolas out! The combinations of ingredients are unique and intriguing, a must-try for sure!

  7. Hi Tina. I am very familiar with this company and love their granolas so much. I’m so happy you have featured them on your blog because I know what a great, well-deserving company they are!

  8. I thought I was over granola, I’ve had it so much since I’ve been gluten free, but after reading this review and hearing the cool flavors I think I’ll order some. Thanks Tina for keeping me interested in foods that I thought I was done with.

  9. I LOVE this company so much! A friend of mine turned me onto them and I’ve been addicted ever since. Three thumbs up!

  10. The Sesame chips taste like a healthy version of a Pepperidge Farm cookie. I Like the jelly center. Doesn’t taste like sesame to me though.
    The Carrot cake is very granola like. It has a strong flavor.
    The Raspberry brittle reminds me of a breakfast cereal snack.
    The Mellow krispie tastes better than candy corn! More appealing!

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