I may be a Brit, but I LOVE all things that originate Stateside! particularly food... vegan food, of course ;o)
Following on from my growing interest in raw foods, and most especially raw (or semi-raw) 'bars', I stumbled on the GORGEOUSNESS that is the Larabar. They are similar to Nakd bars here in the UK, but with a much much tastier and bigger range of flavours. Hopefully I will get to try them all, and will review each one here :o) I buy them from iherb and Vitacost, in rather large (pricey)boxes of about 16 bars... bankruptcy here I come!
First off, Cashew Cookie - RATING 4/5
Ingredients: Cashews, Dates
Appearance: Light brown, with lighter nut pieces visible
Smell: Very mild, slight hint of dates
Taste: Pleasantly nutty, mild flavour, reminicent of cookie dough
Texture: Nicely moist, gooey and chewy, with a mixture of small and a few larger nut pieces
Verdict: Pleasant enough to eat, and so extremely pure that i'd definitely buy/eat it again.. once i've tested out all the more exotic flavours!
Cherry - RATING 2/5
Ingredients: Dates, Almonds, Unsweetened Cherries
Appearance: A dark brown bar studded with lighter nut pieces
Smell: Definitely a hint of cherry
Taste: Deliciously cherry-y, but quite tart/sour (slightly metallic after-taste which isn't too good!)
Texture: Moist, chewy, with nutty pieces and the occasional treat of a chunky nut ;o)
Verdict: Not my favourite, and I wouldn't buy them again. Not reeeeeally sweet enough, the cherries are just to 'sour' and as I said above, there is an oddly metallic aftertaste.
So that's it. my first Blog, my first review. Done. And all with a stonking great big headache!! More about me and possibly even a RECIPE, later on :o)