Have you ever had a cold or allergies, and all you could taste was chalk? Yuck. I had this fickle issue off and on for about three weeks. It’s a little hard to do reviews or even cook when that is going on.
But I’ve been better for a bit now, and am ready to get blogging again. I hope you’ve missed me… I’ve missed you.
I thought many of you would like to know that Braden will be in the spelling bee this Friday. He and a girl from his class were the only 3rd graders at his school that qualified. I’m pretty pleased with him, if you can’t tell.
Divine Foods sent me a sample of their PranaBar and Boomi Bar. My kids (and my husband) have been bugging me to let them eat the bars since they showed up in the mail. I had to play my “it’s for the blog” card, since there wasn’t enough to go around.
Boomi Bars have made frequent appearances in my house. They are basically fruit and nut bars, with some crispies inside, giving them a little something extra. I got to try the Apricot Cashew flavor, which contains only: cashews, apricots, honey, dates, crisped rice, amaranth, apples, natural apricot flavor, and salt. It is plenty sweet, without having a sugary taste. The cashews provide a little crunch (but not a hard crunch, because cashews aren’t hard, lol), and the crispies have a bit of a crackle. They are tasty, and quite helpful after a hard workout or when you’re strapped for time or food.
The PranaBar, on the other hand, was new to me. I had seen them before, but never had a chance to try one, until I was sent this Coconut Acai PranaBar. When I first looked at the package, I must admit, I did not have very high hopes. It has a lot of wording about the characteristics and benefits of the bar, and, in the past, I have been pretty displeased with some of the raw vegan foods I have tried. I was pleasantly surprised, though, by the Coconut Acai PranaBar. It kind of reminds me of a coconut macaroon, smooshed up with a bit of dates (the date flavor is not very bold).
I have a very strange desire to dip it in chocolate… That would probably be counterproductive to the health benefits of the bar. 8)
I’ll have to keep a watch for these so I can try other flavors. Have you tried them?
By the way, I just signed up as an affiliate with Divine Foods (after I first posted this). That means that if you take the link from one of these pictures (which are banner ads), and you purchase something from the PranaBar store, then I get a little cut of the sale. It doesn’t cost you anything more than it would normally.