What You Should Know


Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is it? Rain City Crunch is hard to describe, but one taste will bring you back for more. We start with a gluten free granola mix full of almonds, pecans, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, cranberries and oats, then add a caramel crunch and a light sprinkle of kosher salt. The result? Purely addictive wholesome goodness.

Is Rain City Crunch a breakfast cereal type of granola? Not unless you eat caramel for breakfast. Rain City Crunch is designed to be more of a treat or a snack than a product for breakfast. But if you want to eat it for breakfast, that is your prerogative! Go for it.

Are you a Gluten Free Kitchen? You can rest assured that we are a dedicated gluten free kitchen. There is no gluten in our facility and your Rain City Crunch is processed on equipment that is not processed with any gluten products.

Why so expensive? We’re glad you asked! Just take a look at our ingredients! We don’t ‘bulk up’ our food with oats or inexpensive ingredients. Rain City Crunch is choc-full of good for you nuts, seeds, fresh cream and pure butter straight from Washington cows. Which can also lead to the next question…

Why so high in fat/ Why so many calories? This is a great question. The majority of the fat calories you see in Rain City Crunch are coming from the nuts and seeds- ¾ of the fat is good for your skin and good for your brain. The other ¼ is coming from the butter and cream we use to make that caramel crunch as purely delicious as possible.

A calorie is not always a calorie- empty calories do your body no good. Rain City Crunch has some good nutrition packed in there. Yes, you are getting some nutritionally dense food here, so a little goes a long way. You will find that snacking on Rain City Crunch just might keep your hunger away a little longer than a snack that does not have 5 grams of protein per serving.

Why so much sugar?  Actually, Rain City Crunch has less sugar than many popular yogurts and instant oatmeal products on the market.  If you compare labels, you’ll see that our product’s sugar content is no different or less than many breakfast and snack products you buy and eat every day.  Like any sweet snack, always consume in moderation, if you can…

What kind of soy is in our product? How much per serving? The only soy that ends up in Rain City Crunch is derived from the pure Vitamin E oil that we use to keep Rain City Crunch fresh. It is processed from soy beans by an organic manufacturer here in the USA. The amount of soy you get per serving is about .02 ml. This may be minimal depending on how sensitive you are to soy.

Do you have a retail location? We do not currently have a retail location at our kitchen in Edmonds. The best way to get some Rain City Crunch is to shop in your favorite local store (Here is how– if your favorite store doesn’t carry it yet), or by shopping on our website.

Why is this more expensive than “granola”? Many breakfast granolas in the store contain a high amount of oats, which are in fact, relatively inexpensive compared to nuts and seeds. Rain City Crunch is a gluten free granola that is packed full of nuts and seeds, cranberries and gluten free oats. While our label reads oats at the top of the list, when you combine all of the nuts and seeds together, they outweigh the oats by far, as you can see when you look at a piece of Rain City Crunch. The granola, we then combine with a delicious caramel and lightly sprinkle with kosher salt to give it that addictive sweet and salty taste that you love.

Why is shipping so expensive? We do not add on handling fees, so the cost of shipping comes directly from the shipping provider you choose. They do have a minimum cost per weight that we cannot control, so sometimes it is worthwhile to buy a little extra to save on shipping. We have worked hard to figure out how to bring you free shipping options, so at this time we are able to provide shipping on all 12 oz. cases of Rain City Crunch.

Are you really sisters? Why yes, we are! Ever since Jen found out she had a baby sister.

What does the date stamp mean? That is the sell-by date – once the package is opened it will be edible for at least a week following so long as the bag is resealed after opening.

Can I put my Rain City Crunch in the freezer? Yes! We have tested Rain City Crunch in the freezer for up to 6 months with no decrease in flavor. Candy Cane Crunch, however, does not fare as well in the freezer.

Please do not store Rain City Crunch in your refrigerator unless you like it soft, as it will absorb the moisture from the refrigerator.

Do you give Donations? We love giving back to the community around us. The majority of our donations currently go toward local schools in our area. If you are looking for a donation, please let us know all the details, and we will see if we have any more donations available for your cause.

More questions? Send us a line! info@sistersbaking.com