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.