As a blogger, I’ve gotten some neat opportunities to learn about certain trends and products before they hit the mainstream.
One of the most fun things I did last year was attend the Natural Products Expo in Baltimore (I’m going back this year!).
I got to meet the creators of some of my favorite products, including Brad from Brad’s Raw Foods (kale chips!), Mamma Chia herself and the maker of Hilary’s Eat Well (our go to veggie burgers…that taste great!).
Since changing my diet over the past few years to dairy-free and gluten-free, I’ve had to completely overhaul our pantry.
Over time, we’ve found new staples to use in recipes and as go-to options when we’re in a pinch and need something to hold me us between meals.
When the team at Two Moms in the Raw contacted me to review a recipe in their cookbook, I asked them about any upcoming product releases.
Until that time, they used agave as their primary sweetener, which I’m not a huge fan of (see this post for why), so I never bought their bars.
I was excited to find out they were on the verge of launching their first line of paleo-friendly bars, sweetened with coconut nectar instead of agave. I couldn’t wait to try them!
Let me tell you something.
These bars are delicious.
And that’s coming from someone who’s had her share of granola-type bars over the years – from Kashi to Fiber One and Nature Valley to Special K.
Once I started paying closer attention to the ingredient lists in the food I was eating, I realized that none of those bars fit the bill. They were full of processed, non-food ingredients and were usually loaded with sugar.
I focus on getting as much of my food as possible from whole, real, food sources, and that includes convenience foods. We don’t have to lower our standards and expectations just because we’re not making them ourselves.
The good news is that it’s easier than ever to find nourishing snacks on the go.
With flavors like Gotta Getta Gojiberry, Cranberry Crush, Blueberry Burst, Charming Cherry Chocolate and Wow Cacao Nib Nut Bar, Two Moms in the Raw got creative with their newest line of nut-based bars.
Shari, the founder of Two Moms in the Raw, started making raw foods after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She found that a natural path to wellness (including a raw food diet) worked best for her health. She couldn’t find any raw snacks that tasted good, so she made her own.
The nut bars are 100% organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-genetically modified, vegan, paleo, mom-made, raw and sprouted. PHEW! That means that a lot more people can enjoy snack bars like this again 🙂
To be completely honest, I wasn’t expecting them to taste as yummy as they do. They’re crunchy, subtly salty and just sweet enough.
In short, they’re AMAZING. You need to try these bars!
I’ve used them as a snack between meals and have taken them on hikes with me. They’re a great snack to have when you’re on a road trip, traveling, or on vacation.
Just to give you an idea of the purity and integrity of the ingredients, the Charming Cherry Chocolate Bar is made with almonds, walnuts, pecans, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, cherries, vanilla, nutmeg, sea salt, and coconut nectar.
All food. All real. All organic. All ingredients in my pantry 🙂
I’ve bought these bars locally at Whole Foods, MOMs Organic Market, and The Fresh Market. I also found them in Green Goddess Natural Market when I was on vacation in the Adirondacks this summer.
Another option is to go to Two Moms in the Raw’s website to order them directly or punch in your zip code in the upper right corner of their website to find where they’re sold near you.
I’m going to be sharing more reviews of products we use regularly in our house and on the road because I get lots of questions about that and want to help you out!
Stay tuned for reviews of more of my favorites in the future, and if you end up trying these bars, let me know. I think you will LOVE them (and so will your kiddos!).
Disclosure: I received free nut bars in exchange for writing this review. All opinions are my own and maintaining the integrity of all content on this site is of utmost importance to me. I will never promote products I don’t love and use myself! 🙂