This is where the fascinating and entertaining introduction to today’s post goes. If you squint your eyes and tilt your head just so, I bet you’ll be able to decipher the wit and majesty. Go on; it’s just like a Magic Eye.
Or not. Let’s talk snack bars.
My brother gave me this Chocolate and Cashew Raw Revolution Organic Live Food Bar last year, and I hoarded it for months because it reminded me of my first visit to New York in 2007. I stayed in a horrid hotel near Penn Station where there was half a metre between my bed and the wall, one tiny window far above my head, and wallpaper comprised of vertical stripes in orange and black that echoed both a prison and insane asylum.
And yet, despite that hotel, I fell in love with New York. How could I not? Every night, I’d return to my Bedlam-cell with a squirrel’s stash of delicious treats including Raw Revolution bars, pints of So Delicious non-dairy ice cream that I’d eat in one go (no freezer!), and vegan pumpkin pie donuts. Despite the almost-pulsating wallpaper and grimy sink, all was well in my world.
In short, I’m duty-bound to love Raw Revolution bars because they taste like New York.
The above Morish Crunch bar, picked up at Sydney airport during a work trip, was described on the package as “Australian popping corn and beer nuts with shavings of coconut, smothered in mouthwatering caramel”.
- There were, at most, three peanuts/beer nuts in the entire box.
- The caramel was so hard it almost broke my mouth.
- The caramel was so sweet it felt like it burned my mouth.
- Regardless, I couldn’t stop eating this confection. Stupid addictive crack.
Ricki included this vegan and protein-packed Peanut and Caramel Simply Bar in her Parcel of Wonderment last year, and I saved it for when my heart needed something to thrill over. Happily, the delay was worth it; this Simply Bar was both tasty and filling. Win all ’round!
And we close with an Australian raw date and nut bar, also procured at Sydney airport after a work meeting. Made by Santos and comprised of dates, cashew nuts, almond meal, cocoa, agave, honey, coconut, coconut oil, and xanthan gum, this raw snack bar was adequately tasty (particularly when combined with a large soy latte).
However, just between you and me, my raw vegan brownie bites are a zillion times better.
Question Time: Have you tried any of these bars? What did you think?