I think for many people the word “raw” can sometimes be a bit scary. I suspect that stems from all of us eating undercooked meat at some point in our life. (Side story: I did that to my husband in our early years of marriage. I said, “do you think this is done?” His response, “we’ll find out.” We found out. Wife FAIL!)
However, when it comes to seeds, nuts, and fruit, I prefer mine untouched, pure, RAW. After all, there’s no need to mess with nature’s perfection, right?
Raw Snacks has done just that. They’ve created an incredibly healthy snack with incredibly simple ingredients and an incredibly flavorful taste. Lucky for you, there’s an option for you to try all the goodness of Raw Snacks in today’s giveaway. 🙂
Raw food is, by definition, simply unprocessed food. It is filled with vital nutrients. In fact, it is food in a state that allows each ingredient to reach its highest nutrient potential. It is energy packed, leaving you without guilt and fueling your body with clean energy. It is a food full of enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Raw foods are preserved in their most natural state – free from the break down that occurs with heating or other preparation methods. Raw food is made by the Queen Cook herself: Mother Nature. It is never heated beyond 118 degrees Fahrenheit.
All Raw Snacks bars are certified organic and certified gluten-free. They are also soy-free and dairy-free, and are made of only raw ingredients. There is no added sugar, fillers or preservatives. Raw Snacks conform to raw food principles to maintain the highest possible nutrient levels. Raw Snacks are 100% raw, meaning they don’t even roast their nuts!
Raw Snacks has 4 varieties: Goji Cacao, Blueberry Vanilla, Apricot Cinnamon, and Cranberry Cashew.
Want to know what I like most about these bars? Between these 4 bars, there are only 14 ingredients and you can pronounce every last one! Almond butter, almonds, apricots, blueberries, cacao, cashews, cinnamon, coconut, coconut oil, cranberries, dates, goji berries, vanilla and walnuts. Isn’t that refreshing? Besides the taste, this is what hands-down won me over.
Goji Cacao: Goji berries, also known as wolf berries, contain powerful antioxidants. As such, this was the first bar I reached for 🙂 Anything to minimize free radical damage, right? This bar will surprise you! The goji berries in this bar perfectly melt into the cacao, so nothing is overbearing. All you taste is goodness.
Blueberry Vanilla: Evie kept reaching for more of this bad boy while I was devouring him on the way to preschool one morning. So if an 18-month-old wants more, you will, too! The vanilla is this perfect undertone to this bar. There is a great balance here with the spectrum of sweet flavors. Most likely my #2 favorite, if we’re keeping track. (Justin was also a big fan!)
Apricot Cinnamon: I think this bar surprised me the most. I’m usually not an apricot fan. It goes back to a childhood memory, likely something I should get over! Anyway…. I took a bite assuming I would want to put it down after that, but didn’t! The apricot flavor wasn’t overpowering at all. In fact, it added the perfect amount of sweetness. If you like apricots, you’re going to love this flavor.
Cranberry Cashew: How can you go wrong with cranberries and cashews? By far two of my favorite flavors meshed into a raw bar AND just in time for fall. There is nothing about this bar that you won’t love.
Now, if I had to pick a front runner….
… but quite honestly, they all blew my expectations. The flavors were the perfect pairing. Nothing was overpowering, nothing was too bold or “too much.”
These bars also left us full and satisfied, a perfect snack. I’ve actually added 2 to my Mom bag, as I always seem to be half-way to preschool or the Science Center thinking, “did I eat anything this morning?” Mom problems!
Raw Snacks is offering My Wise Mom readers 15% off your order with coupon code MWM15RS at checkout. The coupon is valid until November 15, 2013. Note there is free shipping on all US orders of $50 or more. Order your Raw Snacks online now.
***** GIVEAWAY! *****
It’s your turn to be the taste tester! Raw Snacks will be sending one lucky reader a box of these amazing snacks!
To enter, leave a comment sharing what flavor you are most looking forward to trying. Also, please LIKE “Raw Snacks” on facebook.
Entries/comments must be posted by 7p (CST) Thursday, October 17. I will post the winner on Friday morning, October 18.
(This giveaway is open to any reader in the United States.)