Good morning! Friday is here and the weekend is very much upon us. Is anyone else pumped it’s Friday? While I don’t have any big plans coming up, I am looking forward to working on some granola recipes and trying out my new Kitchen Aid Spiralizer this weekend. It may not sound exciting to most people, but I am most relaxed when I am in the kitchen cooking and working with clients.
Let’s talk protein bars this week!
In this week’s Friday Food Favorites, I’m sharing my review for Raw Rev Glo protein bars.
Raw Revolution is a 100% Woman Owned Business, owned by Alice Benedetto. All of their bars are vegan, gluten-free, kosher, dairy-free and non-GMO.
From their website, here is her story. Raw Revolution was launched in Alice Benedetto’s home kitchen in 2004. A registered nurse and natural foods chef, Alice was looking for something that she could give to her kids – a healthy snack that also tasted good. Alice started slowly, feeding her delicious, natural snacks to friends and family, and then started selling small batches through local stores near her suburban home. When the first bars sold out within days, Alice knew that she was on to something. With the encouragement of her husband, Dave, Raw Revolution expanded. Alice developed new flavors and taste combinations. Dave scoured factories for used equipment, ultimately putting together a production line of equipment once used at pizzerias, chocolate factories, and bakeries. Over ten years later, Alice and Dave are producing millions of Raw Revolution bars every year. The bars are now sold through major retailers both in the United States and overseas. Each one is still made at Alice and Dave’s family-owned factory just outside of New York City.
I was more than thrilled to be chosen to try their Raw Rev Glo Protein bar line. They sent me 2 of their flavors to try: Crunchy Peanut Butter and Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Cashew & Mint. While on vacation in North Carolina, I was lucky enough to find one of their other flavors, Mixed Nuts Caramel & Sea Salt to try as well.
The bars are each around 170-190 calories, 12-13 grams of fat, 10-12 grams of protein and 17-20 grams carbs!
Crunchy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt and Peanut Butter
This bar has a hint of sweetness and is both smooth, crunchy and nutty. It has a buttery taste and feels like an indulgence. Just look at the inside of this bar- it is literally packed with peanuts!
Ingredients: Raw Rev Superfood Blend ( Peanuts, Pea Protein, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Raw Almonds, Raw Organic Hemp Protein, Raw Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Raw Organic Chia Seeds,Raw Organic Sprouted Flax Seeds) Isomalto-Oligosaccharides (Prebiotic Fiver from Tapioca), Sea Salt.
Mixed Nuts Caramel & Sea Salt
I have never seen so many chunks of chocolatey goodness in my life. This bar is packed with organic Italian Dark Chocolate Chips! If I was going to purchase a box of the bars, it would for sure be the Mixed Nuts, Caramel & Sea Salt flavor.
Ingredients: Raw Rev Superfood Blend (Raw Cashews, Peanuts, Pea Protein, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Raw Almonds, Raw Organic Hemp Protein, Raw Organic Chia Seeds, Raw Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Raw Organic Sprouted Flax Seeds), Isomalto-Oligosaccharides (Prebiotic Fiver from Tapioca), Organic Italian Dark Chocolate Chips (Cane Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract), Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Pea Protein Crisps, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt.
Dark Chocolate Cashew & Mint
The Raw Rev Glo Dark Chocolate Cashew & Mint bar is the lines first PEANUT-FREE Glo bar and has a creamy, delicious taste bursting with luscious cool mint and rich dark chocolate. I really loved the taste plus the texture reminded me of a soft chewy brownie!
Ingredients: Raw Rev Basic Superfood Blend (Raw Cashews, Pea Protein, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Raw Organic Hemp Protein, Raw Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Raw Organic Chia Seeds, Raw Organic Sprouted Flax Seeds), Isomalto-Oligosaccharides (Prebiotic Fiber from Tapioca), Organic Italian Dark Chocolate Chips (Cane Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract), Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Pea Protein Crisps, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt.
I typically I keep a handful of bars in my bag at all times in case I’m out all day or traveling. I’m definitely adding these into my rotation of bars.
I’m very excited to offer my followers and readers a one time discount. Use code “Dorathea” to receive 20% off your online purchase.
Check out Raw Revolution online and also on their social media sites.