Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Go Raw Bars: Review

I happened upon a giveaway back in November for Go Raw Bars. Come to find out before Christmas, I won the giveaway and received a package in the mail!

I am always super excited about trying new foods (especially when they're free!), so it was a wonderful surprise to open up a box of Go Raw Bars a few weeks later.

It wasn't part of the "deal" to write a review on these bars, but I wanted to anyways, to support Go Raw and as a sort of "thank you" for the giveaway as well. So, here is my honest review!

Flavors: With 5 different flavors, there is bound to be one that strikes anyone's fancy -- from Apricot, to Spirulina Green, to Pumpkin seed, Banana Bread and Granola. Since two of these bars contained coconut (I'm intolerant), I gave those to Caleb and Haley before we flew for Christmas. Although the flavors of these are bold, and definitely not overly sweet, the mildness is a nice change to other bars on the market. I wasn't a big fan of the banana bread one, only because real banana in a bar has always tasted strange to me. Caleb and Haley ended up liking the pumpkin seed one the most, both for flavor and texture (I agree!), as well as the notes of coconut in the bars I wasn't able to try.

Texture: Speaking of texture, you should know that these are not regular bars! These bars have not been baked, processed or altered in any way. The seeds are sprouted, which brings out the natural enzymes and makes them easier to digest. The Apricot and Banana Bread bars are chewy - almost too chewy for my liking, but it really depends on your own preference. The other flavors with extremely crunchy - maybe too crunchy. However, when you eat the crunchy bars with a glass of almond milk, or along with some fruit (or chocolate...hehe), then the texture is perfect. For those who like a more dry and extremely crunchy bar, I'd recommend the granola or pumpkin seed bar.

Health: What these bars might lack in bold flavor and perfect texture, they gain in extreme health benefits. There is nothing bad to be found in these bars. They each contain a little bit different combination of sweeteners (from agave, to dates, to raisins), but they're all natural. And like I said, the seeds are sprouted, so they are easily digestible for everyone. Not to mention, they are gluten-free, dairy-free, low-sugar, high-protein, raw, and paleo! What more could you want??

Conclusion: These bars are the ultimate health-conscious choice for a snack! Seriously. They may not be the most tasty and decadent bar on the market, but when you eat one of these, you'll know you're giving your body nutrients and taking care of yourself. Don't get me wrong, these don't taste bad! But if you're expecting a dessert-like snack, these wouldn't be for you. If you're looking for a bar with some real substance and energy and you don't mind a little texture difference, these are a great substitute for normal granola bars.

Thank you, Go Raw, for sending me a box of these!

1 comment:

  1. This makes me want one! I'll have to try one when we're in the States soon. Do they carry them at Plum Market?


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