Sep 29, 2012

Go Raw Review

While I'm not a rawist, I do think raw food can be incredibly delicious. So I was super-psyched to review some Go Raw snacks!

They make a great variety of delicious, nutritious, raw vegan products, but here are the ones that I've tried!

Simple Granola:

I think calling it granola is a bit of a misnomer, as it's really just buckwheat groats and celtic sea salt. They're a nice crunch though (great for adding to yogurt bowls, smoothies, or ice cream creations!) and the simplicity is nice. They're one of those things that really grows on you. After having them a few times, I was totally addicted as a yogurt or ice cream topper - or even a crunchy mix-in for cereal!

If you want something that's more of a sweet granola, they also have a Chocolate Granola, an Apple Cinnamon granola, and a plain granola. But I did like this a lot on already-sweet ice cream creations!

Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds:

Okay, I'm officially addicted. They're so flavorful, almost smoky in flavor, that you'd never believe they're raw! Plus, pumpkin seeds are full of great-for-you minerals and stuff, so eat up :) I recommend topping coconut ice cream with liberal handfuls of pumpkin seeds for optimal yummy-licious-ness.

Flax Snax:

These are the unflavored variety (there are also flavored ones) and they have a great crunch, but really do need something else to add some flavor. This means they're great as scoops for guacamole or spread with jam or Rawtella, though!


I liked the grainy crunchiness of these and flax seeds are so good for you, with all their healthy fats.

Raw chocolate was pretty exciting idea, and I like how they're individually wrapped (as my apartment can have a bit of an ant situation now and then).


This is the mint one and it's made out of 3 organic raw ingredients and that's it - cocoa, agave nectar, and peppermint oil.

I think some of the oil must have separated out, and that's probably what formed that kind of greasy white bit there:


But it's still delicious! It was really creamy and the peppermint flavor is strong - it's like a raw Andes mint!

There's also a plain chocolate one:

Which also seemed to have the oil separation issue (admittedly, it was quite hot for several days and the bag of chocolates was just sitting out, so that could be the weather's fault).


But, again, it was delicious! Velvety smooth chocolate. I seriously think raw and vegan chocolate is chocolate's best kept secret. 


Since I'm not a raw foodist, I really enjoyed it on bread with almond butter. YUM. I hope that's not offensive in anyway...


But I don't think there's anything wrong with anyone - whether vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, pescatarian, carnivore, SAD, etc. - enjoying more raw foods. I don't think there needs to be an all-or-nothing attitude and when raw food is this delicious, there's no reason not to incorporate it into a normal diet!

Yum. Yum. YUM.

These yummies are the kind of delicious, nutritious food that are perfect to get (and keep) me energetic for my third Boston Fashion Week runway show in four days.

Add in papers and... yeah, guys? I'm going to need some sleep after this.

Like, a lot.

Have you ever had raw chocolate?

Have you tried Buckwheat Groats?

What's your favorite seed?

Don't forget to enter my first international giveaway for your chance to win some raw vegan treats of your own!



6 comments:

  1. Have fun at the runway show! That sounds SO fun! You are living the dream girl!

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    1. Thanks! Last night's was super fun, just one more!

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  2. Ooooh runaway my friend? Superstar!
    And fantastic review!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  3. Oh I have some of this compant's flax crackers at my place- I can't wait to try them now!

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  4. I'll have to try some of these bagged snacks. I did a review of Go Live's five small granola/sprout bar flavors and wasn't too impressed, but maybe some of the bagged snacks will be better. I like the company's story and the fact that it's organic.

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