My new computer has arrived and the transition has begun, so posts here should start picking up again.
One thing I’ve been meaning to do is write a follow-up to my Snakker bar review a few weeks ago. Ibrahim sent me a sample of his modified Snakker bar that features more cocoa, even though it’s at a greater cost to him. The new bar is an improvement on the original, which was already a tasty and unique treat. The sweetness of the dates is still evident, but it’s more subdued and blends even more nicely with the cocoa and peanuts. Good stuff.
He also sent along one of the Raw Bakery’s raw brownies. As with the Snakker bar, the sweetness comes from medjool dates (ingredient #1). This one’s a favorite of Carol Alt. What surprised me most about the brownie was its moistness… you’d think raw = dry, but even after being open for a week or two (I like to savor my brownies, so sue me), it still retained all its original flavor and moistness. The chocolate flavor isn’t heavy, so if you’re used to super-sugary brownies made from a mix, this is going to be a bit of a shock. But, in a good way… I mean, really, when was the last time you can say you had a brownie that tasted great and was actually good for you.
Worth noting: their new Coco Joy bar.
Hey, why not have the best of both worlds… grab a raw brownie from the Raw Bakery and then bake some with the Goodbaker mix. Have your brownie and eat it too…