I'm a big fan of healthy food. A BIG fan. I like knowing that what I am putting into my body is good for it. I feel better about myself, and in the end my body thanks me. I hope you feel the same way, because this review is for the Raw Crunch Bars. Yummm!
I was lucky enough to get in contact with Kathy, one of the creators of the Raw Crunch Bar. The "No Artificial Nothin'" slogan really had caught my eye and I decided their product was something I HAD to try. Normally what I find to be "healthy" still has a list of ingredients I cannot pronounce and have no hope of ever doing so. Kathy was kind enough to offer me an assorted box of Raw Crunch Bars to try out in order to write this review. She went the extra mile and sent THREE of each flavor. I actually asked her if part of that was for the giveaway, and she told me to "eat up". (It has taken every ounce of my being to not eat every last bar before posting the review since I wanted to get pictures of them. Yeah... that's all the Raw Crunch Bars I had left by the time I got to take the photo.)
Immediately I opened the box, grabbed the first bar my hand landed on and took a BIG bite. Initially I was a little confused by the texture. The crunch bars are definitely crunchy, but I wouldn't exactly call them "hard". After I scarfed the first one down, I decided to check out the ingredient list. After all, they did say there was nothing artificial in it. They didn't lie! I could pronounce every single ingredient they used. And, the best part was that every single ingredient is organic and uncooked. There really is no added sugar either, at least no processed sugar. Every bar is held together and sweetened with raw honey, berries, or chocolate (the only non-raw ingredient). Every ingredient, because it is uncooked, has maintained all nutritional value as well. You'll find on their site that all ingredients are ordered fresh every week, and are certified organic by DPI-Clemson University. All Raw Crunch bars are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and peanut-free, AND will maintain their freshness for 5 months! (There is no way you'll have these bars just sitting around in your house for 5 months before someone has devoured them.)
OK, to be honest, the one bar I was a little nervous to try was the blueberry one. I'm not a huge fan of blueberry flavored things. Usually the taste is overwhelming and masks every other flavor. I'm glad I tried it though. I thought it was just as good as the others, even the chocolate variety. And that's saying quite a bit since I'm a self proclaimed choc-a-holic. My favorite ingredients were the cashews and the macadamia nuts! Then again, those are the nuts that I'll eat first out of a mixed container.
The other flavors in addition to the chocolate and blueberry are cranberry and goji berry. I'm still not sure what a goji berry is exactly, but that was delicious too. Actually, that was the first one I had tried. I couldn't convince my husband to jump on the Raw Crunch Bar bandwagon. Which is interesting, because he keeps asking for bites whenever I'm eating one.
Well, that's it. That's what I thought. I personally would suggest anyone try them. I'm a busy mom, and sometimes sitting down for a real meal is not exactly the easiest task during the day. This is definitely something I could snack on during the day without feeling guilty. Also, Raw Crunch Bars would love for you to find them on Twitter, Facebook, and Blogspot! They have also provided me with a discount code to share with you should you choose to order from them online. If you use the code BLOG1 you'll receive 10% off your purchase! (If you use this, please make sure to thank them.)
There IS in fact a giveaway that goes along with this review. Kathy has agreed to giveaway a variety box of Raw Crunch Bars! All you have to do is head on over to the Rafflecopter form and enter [HERE]. I will contact the winner when the review ends for their mailing address, and a wonderful box of Raw Crunch Bars will be on its way!
Disclosure: I received a free product in order to provide this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
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