Note 85 – Favourite products

For over 2 years i’ve been keeping a list of products i buy. As i was editing it today i thought i’d pick a few of my favourites.

Today i moved that blog post in to a “page“. The list is long, and it may be deceptive as i hardly ever buy packaged goods. But over the past 2 years i’ve tried many. I’ve found they come in handy when i’m travelling. Or at other times when i’m getting bored with my simple meals that i make, these can brighten up my diet.
Many items in the list are simple herbs, plain nuts or spices. Some are regular items for my main meals, like coconut butter for my green smoothie or salad dressing for my salad. But most of what i’m choosing here are some of the products that are more fun as a snack.

Of course, i think serious raw foodists would claim none of this is raw because if it isn’t fresh…it isn’t “alive”. And some of these products that claim to be raw seem only partially raw anyways. I find it hard to be sure sometimes.
Nevertheless, i rarely buy the snack foods as my organic/raw diet is already so expensive…and like all prepared food, it is cheaper to make your own.

Product nameAlive & Radiant Foods, Kale Krunch – Chockalet Chip
Product price – $6.99 / 2.2 oz – 63 g
Store – Baldwin Naturals
Ingredients – Kale, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut Palm Sugar, Cacao Butter, Cacao Powder, Himalayan Crystal Salt, Vanilla Extract and Blessings.
Note – very good. It was hard to stop eating these. Very chocolaty.

Product nameAlive & Radiant Foods, Kale Krunch – Tarragon Dijon
Product price – $6.99 / 2.2 oz – 63 g
Store – Baldwin Naturals
Ingredients – Kale, Cashews, Sesame Seeds, Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Mustard Powder, Coconut Palm Sugar, Nutritional Yeast, Himalayan Salt, Tarragon,  Tumeric.
Note – very good. It was hard to stop eating these. Really nice taste.

Product nameArt of Raw, Cacao & Goji
Product price – $3.49 / 62 g
Store – Vegetarian Haven
Ingredients – dates, raisins, almonds, cashews, coconut, organic cacao powder, goji berries, natural flavours and spices, sea salt
Note – this is a new company and their first product. This is not organic, but the intention is to create organic products later on. The bar is very good. Nice and chewy. Moderately sweet. A bit savory as well. Chocolaty. A citrus taste, and a bit spicy.

Product nameArtisanaOrganic Raw Cacao Bliss
Product price – $10.19 / 8 oz
Store – The Big Carrot
Ingredients – Organic Raw Coconut Butter, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Cacao, Organic Cacao Butter
Note – so good…it’s like a jar full of cake icing. Ultimate decadence.

Product nameEden Organic Kidney Beans
Product price – $2.79 / 14oz – 398 g
Store – Baldwin Naturals
Ingredients – organic kidney beans, water, kombu seaweed
Note – i use these regularly in my salad since 2014

Product name – Giddy Yoyo, Wild Ecuadorian Chocolate (Vanilla Bean & Salt)
Product price – 2 for $9.99 / 2.2 oz – 62 g
Store – Baldwin Naturals
Ingredients – Love & Gratitude, Organic Raw Arriba Nacional Cacao Paste, Organic Raw Unrefined Cane Juice Crystals, Organic Raw Arriba Nacional Cacao Butter, Raw whole Vanilla Beans, Ecuadorian Mountain Salt.
Note – i’ve tried a few of these bars and prefer this one. Nice dark chocolate taste. ♥

Product name – Jennies, Raw Organic Coconut Bar “Goji Moji”
Product price – $2.59 / 43 g
Store – Baldwin Naturals
Ingredients – Organic Sulfite Free Coconut,Organic Tapioca Syrup,Organic Semi Sweet Chocolate(Organic Cane Sugar,Organic Unsweetened Chocolate,Organic Cocoa Butter,Organic Soy Lecithin) Organic Sulfite Free Cranberries,Organic Black Chia Seeds,Organic Cane Sugar,Organic Goji Berries,Sunflower Lecithin,Vanilla Extract,Himalayan Pink Sea Salt.
Note – I really loved this. Nice and chewy and not too sweet. But i’m biased…I love coconut. ♥

Product nameJust Pure Foods, Spicy Jalapeno Tomato Chips
Product price – $ ? / 1.5 oz – 43 g
Store – The Big Carrot
Ingredients – tomatoes, jalapeno juice, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, onion powder, himalayan salt, cayenne pepper
Note – excellent, loved these

Product nameKarthein’s Unpastueurized Organic Sauerkraut with Probiotics – Simple
Product price – $8.99 / 750 ml
Store – Baldwin Naturals
Ingredients – cabbage, sea salt, bacterial culture
Note – different taste than the other, although this company sells 3 kinds. Not quite as sour I think. But both are good.

Product name – Live Organic Raw – Almond Dream Bars
Product price – $8.99 / 180 g
Store – Baldwin Naturals
Ingredients – almond butter, almonds, coconut oil, agave syrup, cinnamon, sea salt
Note – i love these. Very sweet. Melts in your mouth like fudge.

Product name – Live Organic Raw – Blissfully Chocolate Pie
Product price – $6.79 / ?
Store – The Big Carrot
Ingredients – avocado, coconut, cocao powder, medjool dates, agave
Note – Very good mousse-like pie.

Product name – Live Organic Raw – Curry Pumpkin Nori
Product price – $6.99 / 138 g
Store – Baldwin Naturals
Ingredients – pumpkin seeds, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, garlic, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, agave syrup, curry powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, sea salt
Note – i like these a lot. They are big crackers, and heavy. Just two of them is like a small meal.

Product name – Live Organic Raw – Cheesy Brazil Nut Nori
Product price – $6.89 / 160 g
Store – The Big Carrot
Ingredients – sunflower seeds, brazil nuts, red bell pepper, hemp seeds, lemon juice, coconut nectar, turmeric, sea salt, nori
Note – i like these a lot. Much softer than the other nori crackers. Wonderful taste.♥

Product name – Live Organic Raw, Gabi’s Kimchi
Product price – $6.99 /350 mL
Store – Baldwin Naturals
Ingredients – cabbage, radish, red pepper, garlic, ginger, apple, pear, chives and sea salt
Note – this is very spicy. (medium spice?) Appropriately stinky…lol, and a great “pickle” side dish, or meal.

Product name – Live Organic Raw – Lemon Zinger
Product price – $6.79 / 120 g
Store – The Big Carrot
Ingredients – coconut milk, lemon juice, coconut butter, agave syrup, soaked cashews, almond meal, dates, cocoa powder, coconut, lemon juice, soaked irish moss, water ,vanilla, salt
Note – excellent soft and moist cake♥

Product name – Live Organic Raw – Tempting Carrot Spice
Product price – $? / ?
Store – The Big Carrot
Ingredients – cashews, walnuts, carrots, coconut, spices, agave
Note – Very good soft and moist cake.♥

Product nameLiving Intentions, Gone Nuts!Sesame Teriyaki
Product price – $4.99 / 3 oz – 85 g
Store – The Big Carrot
Ingredients – Sprouted Almonds (organic/ pesticide free), Organic Raw Cashews, Organic Tamari (wheat free), Organic Coconut Palm Sugar, Organic Sesame Seeds, Organic Ginger, Organic Garlic, Organic Lemon Juice, Organic Olive Oil and Organic Spices.
Note – very, very tasty!

Product nameLiving Intentions, Gone Nuts! – Thai Lemon Curry
Product price – $5.00 / 3 oz – 85 g
Store – Live Market
Ingredients – Organic Raw Cashews, Sprouted Almonds (pesticide free), Organic Coconut, Organic Coconut Palm Sugar, Organic Lemon Juice, Organic Thai Curry Spice Blend (including garlic, onion and chilies) Organic Coconut Oil, Himalayan Crystal Salt and Lemongrass Oil.
Note – very, very tasty!♥

Product nameLydia’s Organics, Spirulina Bar
Product price – $3.99 / 1.5 oz – 43 g
Store – Baldwin Naturals
Ingredients – Bananas, coconut, sprouted almonds, sprouted sunflower seeds, dates, sprouted flax, spirulina & ♥
Note – very good, very crunchy, moderately hard to bite in to, a light sweet coconut taste

Product name – Naturally AliveBanana-Goji Nut Brittle
Product price – $6.99 / 125 g
Store
 – The Big Carrot
Ingredients – almonds, coconut, banana, dates, goji berries, flaxmeal, cinnamon, vanilla
Note – Very nice. A lot like the crisps. A nice sweet tasting dessert. Not chewy.

Product name – Raw Foodz, Italian Idol
Product price – $7.99 / 250 mL
Store
 – 4 Life Natural Foods [1], [2]
Note 
– Very nice. I use these regularly in my salad since 2013

Product name – Raw FoodzSea-Zar Serenity
Product price – $7.99 / 250 mL
Store
 – The Big Carrot
Note 
– Very nice. Very creamy. Sweet. Used half on a really large salad and was a bit too much. So could use one bottle for 3 very large salads. Perhaps 5 small/average salads. I use these regularly in my salad since 2013

Product name – Raw Foodz, Japanese Joy
Product price – $7.99 / 250 mL
Store
 – The Big Carrot
Note 
– Very nice. Very creamy. Nice peanut taste. I use these regularly in my salad since 2013

Product nameRawmioOrganic Raw Chocolate Truffle Cake
Product price – $12.99 / 5 oz – 142 g
Store –
Baldwin Naturals
Ingredients – raw cacao nibs, raw coconut flakes, coconut sugar, raw cashews, raw sprouted almonds, raw currants, raw cacao butter, coconut sugar sweetened cacao nibs, celtic sea salt
Note –
 very delicious and decadent. Eating one-half of this caused micro-shaking in my hands (caffeine)…so one-quarter or one-eighth of a piece at a time is what i’d recommend, unless you’re trying to stay up all night. lol ♥

Product nameRaw Revolution Organic Live Food Bar, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle
Product price – $2.99 / 1.8 oz – 51 g
Store – Baldwin Naturals
Ingredients – Organic Cashews, Organic Sunflower Seed Kernels, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Dates, Organic Cocoa processed with Alkali, Organic Almonds, Organic Raspberry Powder, Organic Sprouted Flax Seed.
Note – i like all of their bars, but i’m not sure how “raw” they really are. Previous products were marked as being only partially raw.

Product nameRed Pepper Cilantro, Zukay Live Foods
Product price – bought with six-pack sampler, $45 / 12 oz – 341 g
Store
– Zukay Live Foods
Note
– Liked this one (8/10)

Product name – Two Girls CookingMexican Beet Fiesta, Raw Organic Gluten-Free Vegetable Crisps
Product price – $6.99 / 80 g
Store – The Big Carrot
Ingredients – organic beets, organic sprouted flax seeds, organic sunflower seeds, organic onion, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic crushed red pepper flakes, organic cilantro, organic coriander, sea salt
Note – I like these. Excellent. They are spicy. Nice on their own. Typical chip though…hard to stop at one. And you probably should not have more than two of these in a sitting. Not very dry.

Product name – Wilderness Family NaturalsHealth Addictions Chocolate Syrup
Product price – $16.99 / 20 oz-567 g
Store – Baldwin Naturals
Ingredients – raw agave nectar, raw cacao powder
Note – this is incredible. A true chocolate syrup.

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2 responses to “Note 85 – Favourite products

  1. Product name – Live Organic Raw – Lemon Coconut Macaroons
    Product price – $6.99 / 84 g
    Store – Baldwin Naturals
    Ingredients – coconut, dates, agave syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla, sea salt
    Note – nice and soft♥

  2. Product name – Live Organic Raw – Lemon Zinger
    Product price – $6.79 / 120 g
    Store – The Big Carrot
    Ingredients – coconut milk, lemon juice, coconut butter, agave syrup, soaked cashews, almond meal, dates, cocoa powder, coconut, lemon juice, soaked irish moss, water ,vanilla, salt
    Note – excellent♥

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