Power Granola Adds Flavor and Philanthropy to Walmart Shelves

 (DALLAS) August 27, 2014 - Tamara Hext Hilliard, the Dallas/Fort Worth-based granola queen, today announced the debut of Tay’s Gourmet Granola in more than 200 Walmart locations throughout Texas including Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and Beaumont. As a Children’s Hunger Fund partner, each bag of Power Granola provides a meal for a child in need.

Children’s Hunger Fund will use proceeds from all Tay’s Gourmet’s purchases to donate meals to less fortunate children both locally and internationally. The organization uses local churches across the United States to deliver ‘Food Paks’ directly to the homes of struggling children and families in their communities.

Tay’s Gourmet is the brainchild of Tamara Hext Hilliard, Miss Texas 1984. Since her pageant days, Hilliard has been an actress, national health club spokesperson, television host and self-published author. When she started cooking up her own granola to fuel her workouts as a Power Vinyasa Yoga instructor, she realized her granola hobby could become much more.

“I wanted a simple snack that would be easy to enjoy on the go, but most granolas were heavy with added sugar and mostly made of oats alone. I started mixing my own batches of granola with whole roasted nuts, flax seeds and different dried fruits. After rave reviews and increasing demand from my friends and family, I realized I had something special,” said Hilliard.

The granola’s salty-sweet spin on healthier snacking has made Tay’s Gourmet so popular that Hilliard will now be able to test her product in select Walmart locations throughout Texas on a large, center aisle display.

Power Granola comes in four wholesome flavors that are delicious alone or served with yogurt. Our cranberry nut crunch flavor is seedy and toasty with nuts, dried cranberries, flax seeds and plenty of filling fiber. The blueberry coco-nutty crunch is salty and sweet with coconut chips and whole pecans. The nut-free power berry is loaded with strawberries, cherries, cranberries and blueberries and the banana pecan crunch is packed with whole almonds and banana chips. 

“I believe healthy eating fuels a happier life and can even help us think better. When people snack on Tay’s Gourmet, they can enjoy incredible taste, texture and variety while making a healthier choice to benefit their bodies and minds,” says Hilliard.

About Tay’s Gourmet

Tay’s Gourmet was founded by Tamara Hext Hilliard, who was crowned Miss Texas in 1984 and Miss America Fourth Runner Up in 1985. Hilliard has been an actress, national spokesperson for a health club chain, television host and self-published author. Her passion for healthy living led her to teach Power Vinyasa Yoga, and after workouts she craved a healthy snack. After she was disappointed with the sugary, oat-heavy granolas at the store, Hilliard created her own mix of toasted seeds, whole nuts, fruits and oats. Her special blend was such a hit with friends and family that she converted her passion into a business in 2009.

With no added sugars or preservatives, Tay’s Power Granola has zero trans fat, low sugar, high fiber and tons of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for heart health.

Power Granola flavors include Cranberry Nutty Crunch, Blueberry Coco-Nutty Crunch, Power Berry and Banana Pecan Crunch. Tay’s Gourmet is available at select Walmart Stores, Kroger, Albertsons, Central Markets, Market Street, United Supermarket, The Fresh Market and Village Market. To learn more, visit

About Children’s Hunger Fund

Children’s Hunger Fund has committed itself to gospel-centered mercy ministry for over twenty years. All in all, Children’s Hunger Fund has distributed more than 1 billion dollars in food and other resources, serving the needs of more than 20 million children throughout the U.S. and in seventy-two countries worldwide. Since 1991, 99% of total revenue has been used for programs helping kids. A donation of $30 provides food and care for a suffering family. Children’s Hunger Fund is a Christian 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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