Most of you know that I’m all about supporting women who are business owners…especially when they’re part of my local community. Recently I was introduced to Michelle Miller and Jennifer Chapman through a yoga student. They own Millchap Sweet Potato Co. here in Charlotte and produce a line of amazing sweet potato based granola and crackers. The company is certified women owned and kosher-parve (vegan).
Millchap products utilize North Carolina sweet potatoes as the main ingredient. Sweet potatoes are the first ingredient in the crackers and the second in the granola. Did you know that 40% of the U.S. sweet potato crop is grown in North Carolina? They work with a co-op of NC farmers for sweet potatoes used in their products.
Michelle was kind enough to drop by samples of their entire line of granola and crackers for me to sample and share with you. Read to the end for a giveaway!
The granola is soft-baked and sweet potatoes are used to naturally sweeten and caramelize the granola. Jenn and Michelle developed this granola after discovering that their favorite “healthy” granola to snack on was loaded with fat and calories. They decided to create their own granola using sweet potatoes to replace oil and lower the calories.
Their granola comes in three flavors: Cranberry & Almond, Blueberry & Pecan and Vanilla & Honey. All three flavors come in right around 100 calories per serving and feature a short ingredient list of ingredients you’ll recognize.
My favorite way to eat it is by the handful as a snack but it’s also great as a yogurt topping.
Jenn and Michelle developed the crackers because they were looking for a homemade, healthy, veggie-based snack for their families. The crackers are all natural, low sodium and feature a low calorie count for a relatively generous serving size…around 90-100 calories per 20 crackers.
The crackers come in three flavors: Sea Salt, Rosemary and Cracked Black Pepper. The Sea Salt flavor is the “go-to” for mom’s looking to replace pretzels or Goldfish crackers in their kid’s lunch. The Rosemary cracker goes well with goat cheese or with canned tuna. Cracked Black Pepper’s savory spice flavor pairs well with hummus or pimento cheese.
Millchap products are being distributed regionally in Whole Foods and in some Publix supermarkets in our local area. Their goal is to expand the products across the U.S. Check out the retailer locator.
Want to sample the products out for yourself? Michelle and Jenn have generously offered to TWO prize packs featuring their entire line for PBR readers.
If you’d like to enter to win one of the prize packs, leave a comment telling us which product/flavor you’d most like to try! Giveaway is open until Friday at midnight EST for U.S. readers.
This post is NOT sponsored but I did receive free product samples to review. Thank you for your support of PBR and other women doing kick ass things! 🙂