12 March 2010

Food Friday - Raw Revolution bars

Yes, another energy bar on Food Friday. I'm sure that this isn't the last time the subject of energy bars will pop up, for a couple of reasons:
  1. If you haven't figured it out from the title of this blog, or from the majority of the posts, I consider myself a cyclist.
  2. I like energy bars. In the past, when we would stop at the gas station to gas up and load up on junk food, more often than not, I would grab a Clif bar, or something similar to that.

The subject of today's post is another product I found while wandering through the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market expo in January.

Raw Revolution bars were created by Alice Benedetto, a registered nurse and natural foods chef who was looking to create an alternative to high sugar processed snacks for her son. Friends who tried the brownie loved the taste, and suggested that she sell them.

From the website:

"Raw, living foods are clean, and have higher nutrient content than cooked food. Processed foods such as protein isolates and grain based fillers are acidic and cause fermentation in the body. Raw Organic foods are closest to their natural state, bringing us closer to healing ourselves and the global ecology."

Raw Revolution bars are all natural, vegan, organic, gluten free, wheat, corn, soy, trans-fat, cholesterol and refined sugar free, and 100% raw. Plus, they taste good.

I haven't had a chance to taste all of the flavors (there are 10 of them), but my favorites so far are Spirulina & Cashew, and Cashew & Agave Nectar. The spirulina gives the Spirulina & Cashew bar an interesting dark green color which can be a little unsettling the first time you see it, and it comes out of the package a little oily, but don't let that stop you from trying it. I also liked the Chocolate & Coconut, but I found it a little dry. I haven't come across one that I dislike yet. I am going to have to try the rest to see if they all are as good as they sound like they will be.

As a someone who has been vegetarian for the past 5 years, and very recently decided to go vegan, I like it when I am able to find something that I am confident about eating. The ingredients are simple and straighforward, no preservatives or addatives, no words that you can't pronounce, and have no idea what it even is. The ingredient list is also refreshingly short - the Spirulina & Cashew only has six ingredients total.

Give them a try, I've seen them at Whole Foods, or you can order them directly at http://www.rawindulgence.com/. You can also check their events page to see if they will be at an event near you.

1 comment:

Loving the Bike said...

Thanks for the tip....I'll go check these bars out. Sounds like we have a few things in common with one of them being cycling. Thanks for the post.