I could have easily fit in the box that the Go Raw company sent me their samples in! I was absolutely blown away by their generosity, and couldn’t wait to try all of the amazing products they sent over for review- it was a food blogger’s dream!
Christmas came early! If you are not familiar with Go Raw, they are an amazing company that keeps all of their food alive, raw, and full of enzymes. Located in California, they are able to say that they source the best and sprout with care! The products they sent over had no added sugar whatsoever, with the exception of their chocolate, which even then had only raw agave nectar:)
Being the granola fanatic that I am, I had to break into their Original Granola first, which I used to top off green smoothie softserve. Since they are made from dried buckwheat groats, I have to say I was a little skeptical of how taste aspect would be. However, it was amazing and far surpassed my expectations! I love the sweetness of the granola, even though it had no added sugar. It did have quite a high number of carbs, however, so it’s best to stick to the serving size:)
They were so generous and sent me four other large bars! In order of preference, the bars for me would be: Live Granola Bar, Banana Bread Flax Bar, Live Pumpkin Bar, and the Apricot Bar. The banana bread bar was perfectly sweet, but the Live Granola Bar really won me over. I ate them as snacks throughout the week, and they were so sustaining! Definitely could be used as meal replacements.
…and they sent me these adorable minis! These are perfect for taking to school, and are great when you want something light for a snack. The average stats for these minis are: Calories: around 70, Carbs: around 7, and sugars: around 4.
One of the highlights of the whole box for me was their raw chocolate. I was expecting something hard, maybe a bit bitter, but these perfectly portioned squares are fudgey and super rich. Even though they are little, I’ve never reached for a second because they are so decadent and satisfying.
After I sampled the sweets, it was time to start reviewing the savory. I started with the Spicy Flax Crackers first, and they were so addicting! I tried them straight from the bag, packed a big snack/mini lunch of a sweet potato and a handful of these (I know, weird combo), and also used them to top off countless salads.
I thought they couldn’t get better. Until I opened the pizza bag. These were dangerously addicting:) They were a little high in the salt department with over 200 mg of sodium, so were definitely the thing to squash a salt craving!
…and then the cookies came out. I started with the Original, which have a super simple ingredient list made of coconut, sesame seeds, and dates. I wish I could combine those 3 ingredients and make cookies from them;) They were very sweet and perfectly sized- definitely a perfect 100-calorie chemical pack replacement!
They sent me so many cookies that I had to get creative with trying them! I topped off a carrot cake green smoothie with the Carrot Cake cookies, and my Pecan Pie green smoothie included the Masala Chai flavor.
A small dessert consisted of the lemon flavor, and a pumpkin yogurt bowl included the ginger cookies.
My favorite of all? Definitely the Ginger! I loved the subtle kick with the sweet dates.
I also snacked on these Spirulina Chips throughout the week- which were essentially the bar in chip form. Since I loved the bar, it’s no question that these went pretty fast!
Yes, they sent me even more! One of my favorite products? Their sprouted pumpkin seeds! They were salty, without a high sodium count, and full of protein.
Last but not least, here are the nutrition facts on the most amazing chocolate ever! I love how guiltless these squares are, with only 32 calories and 1 gram of fat, plus 3 g sugar.
Overall, my top 5 products would have to be:
1.) Raw Chocolate 2.) Spirulina Bar 3.) Granola 4.) Pizza Crackers 5.) Pumpkin Seeds
As if they could be more generous, Go Raw is offering a giveaway to one lucky reader! A random entry will be selected to win:
1 LARGE BAR OF EACH FLAVOR
1 SMALL SPIRULINA BAR
1 BAG OF ORIGINAL CHOCOLATES
1 BAG OF CHOCOLATE COOKIES, GINGER SNAP COOKIES, CARROT CAKE COOKIES, MASALA CHAI COOKIES, SPIRULINA CHIPS, PUMPKIN CHIPS, SPICY FLAX SNAX, PIZZA FLAX SNAX, ORIGINAL GRANOLA, AND PUMPKIN SEEDS!
All you have to do is comment below letting me know which product sounds best to you! The giveaway ends on next Sunday, November 18th.
Thank you times a million to Go Raw for your generosity- I really couldn’t find a bad thing to say about any of your products!:)
*This review was my sole opinion. I was not compensated*