Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Review: Raw Organic Chocolate Coconut Food Bar

I mentioned in a recent review that my local Marsh has really stepped up their "health" section and has added a lot of new products that can serve as sources for my reviews.  Today's review of this Raw Organic Chocolate Coconut Food Bar is another one of those products that I was able to pick up after previously having never seen before.  This bar cost me $1.49 and comes in at 1.76 ounces with 230 calories and five grams of protein.  It's raw, organic and all that fun mumbo jumbo too, so that's exciting.  Before I dive into the actual review itself, this bar has something that I don't quite think I've noticed before...this bar is partially made up of sprouts.  WHAT?!  Very strange, in my opinion.

Sprouts or not, this bar has the look of the standard Larabar.  It's soft and sticky date and cashew butter puree that has cashews, coconut shards and dark chocolate chips spread throughout the mix of the bar.  It really doesn't smell of anything in particular, which was kind of interesting to me.  Really, that's all there is to it, but I can't really leave this paragraph without posting the description form their website because it amuses me so much:  "One bite will change everything you ever thought about how something this healthy and nutritiously complete could taste so good. Enjoy the taste of tropical coconut blended with mouth watering delicious antioxidant rich non-dairy certified organic dark chocolate."

One other thing that I found particularly amusing from their website is that they've self-glossed these bars as "Our Amazingly Healthy, Our Outrageously Good ORGANIC FOOD BARS."  After eating this, I can say it that this bar might in fact be amazingly healthy, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it was outrageously good.  What was interesting to me is how basic the taste of this was.  It had a little bit of sweetness from the dates and coconut shards (almost a no-show in terms of flavor) and a tiny bit of bitterness from the dark chocolate chips, but no flavor really stood out as memorable.  In terms of mouthfeel, it had some occasional crunch from the cashews, some occasional graininess from the coconut shards and some melting decadence from the dark chocolate chips, but again, nothing really stood out.  Basically, it looked like a Larabar and tasted like a Larabar.

Buy It or Fly By It?  This wasn't the most exciting product that I've ever eaten, but it was edible and tasty enough that I'l give this a BUY IT rating.  There are certainly better products out there and perhaps my expectations of this were too high going in, but if this is one of your options at the store or it is placed in front of you, it'll do the job of fulfilling a hunger pang.  If you are looking for it to do anything else other than that, I think you'll be disappointed.


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