Snakker and Goodbaker updates

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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.

I also wanted to add a quick comment to my Goodbaker post. I made their brownie mix a few weeks ago. Wow oh wow. That’s all I can say. Great stuff.

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…

2 Responses to “Snakker and Goodbaker updates”

  1. vegenaise

    mmmmm. brownies. I will definitely try those out. I have to admit to be skeptical about raw brownies, but hey, you never know til you try, and your review is certainly a good plug for it.

    Glad to hear you’re recovering from the Great HD Crash of 2005 with a new PC.

  2. Ryan

    Fortunately, it was everything *but* a hard drive crash, so no data was lost. *phew*

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