Mountain Muesli is a family-run company founded in 2011 by Chris Young, a stay-at-home dad with a passion for good food.
Chris and his family have spent time in Europe, where muesli, a cereal made from oats, nuts, and fruit, is a common way to start the day. When they returned home it was hard to find a tasty muesli in the grocery store. Chris started experimenting at making his own and Mountain Muesli was born.
Chris recently introduced a gluten-free variety and continues to create new flavors in his kitchen on Sprague Avenue.
Made in Tacoma
The cereal is made in small batches in Tacoma, Washington. A dedicated facility ensures the products are never contaminated with wheat, soy, corn, eggs, dairy or peanuts.
Ingredients are locally-sourced whenever possible. This includes the oats, flaxseed, honey, and many of the dried fruits.
Mountain Muesli is sweetened with a blend of honey, agave syrup, and coconut sugar, which has one of the lowest glycemic indexes of any sweeteners. Barley malt is also used in the non-gluten-free varieties.
Why are nuts included?
The most common nut allergy is to peanuts, which are not a nut but a legume. While some people do have sensitivities to tree nuts, the nutritional power of nuts make them a vital ingredient to deliver protein and "good fat" that keeps you feeling satisfied. We are developing a no-nut variety for customers with sensitivities to tree nuts.
Is Mountain Muesli organic?
Not completely. Some of the ingredients we use are organic, but unfortunately not every ingredient is readily available from a reliable, local organic grower.
How do you pronounce muesli?
Most English speakers pronounce the word as MYOO-SLEE. To say it with an authentic Swiss accent, pucker up and say MOO-SLEE, keeping your lips almost closed while you say MOO. No matter how you say it, we think you'll pronounce it delicious.