RAWMIO Organic Gourmet Chocolate Review – Vegans/Chocolate Lovers/Health Enthusiasts Rejoice!

Company:Rawmio Organic Gourmet Chocolate

“At RAWMIO, we embody the ultimate fusion of antioxidant-rich superfood nutrition and complete dark chocolate decadence. We originally set out to create the world’s best chocolate hazelnut spread that was raw, healthy and certified organic. We succeeded, and the product gained such a devoted following that we were about to establish our very own manufacturing facility. It was the beginning of it all.

Rawmio now includes a full range of 6 different chocolate dessert spreads, 9 nutrient-rich chocolate barks, glaze-free chocolate-covered sprouted nuts and fruits, chocolate bars, chocolate hearts, and heavenly raw chocolate truffle cakes. These decadent-yet-healthful treats are handcrafted in small batches with simple ingredients and are rich in both flavor and nutrient density. Our signature low temperature stone grinding process ensures that heat sensitive nutrients such as antioxidant flavonols, as well as the vast array of mood-boosting compounds found in cacao, remain intact for your maximum nourishment.”

Products:

Rawmio Mint Essentials Bar

Rawmio Organic Stone Ground Gourmet Puffed Cereal Crunch Bark

Rawmio Organic Stone Ground Gourmet Active Superfood Bark

Rawmio Chocolate Covered Sweet Cherries

Reviews:

Chocolate Lovers REJOICE! There’s now a way to satisfy your chocolate cravings with snacks that are delicious AND healthy!

Rawmio Organic Gourmet Chocolates are raw, vegan, fair trade, and certified organic! They offer a wide range of products that will make any Chocoholic happy… especially this girl! I was thrilled to try out some of their products and can’t wait to share them with you! Let’s go!

First up, is the Mint Rawmio Essentials Bar with 70% Cacao. This bar starts with single-origin cacao sourced directly from Peru, coconut sugar, and raw cacao butter, then mix with the perfect amount of peppermint essence. Some mint chocolates leave you wishing for more minty flavor and others make you feel like you just brushed your teeth. The chocolate to mint ratio of this bar is spot-on! You get a nice, refreshing burst of mint that pairs perfectly with the deep, rich dark chocolate flavor. This bar reminds me of a healthy, high quality version of Andes Mints that I used to eat back in the day!

The  Rawmio Organic Stone Ground Gourmet Puffed Cereal Crunch Bark also takes me back to my childhood! This decadent chocolate bark features Peruvian chocolate with 70% cacao and puffed quinoa. I absolute LOVE the crunch and texture of the puffed quinoa… and when paired with the smooth, rich dark chocolate, it really can’t be beat! This little bar is the healthy, grown-up cousin of the Crunch bar!

Rawmio Organic Stone Ground Gourmet Active Superfood Bark contains 4 ancient medicinal mushrooms, sprouted red clover, Peruvian maca root, and stone ground raw chocolate, topped with chia seeds and mulberry pieces. Yes, it most certainly sounds healthy… but how did it taste? I REALLY don’t like mushrooms, so I was skeptical.  I am happy to report that this bar was absolutely delicious! You’d never guess it contained mushrooms or was even a healthy snack! The chia seeds added a little crunch and the mulberry added a chewy element to the smooth texture of the dark chocolate. I really like this!

Last, but not at all the least, I tried the Rawmio Chocolate Covered Sweet Cherries. Sweet, chewy cherries covered in a layer of thick dark chocolate… seriously, what’s not to love? Honestly, I could (and would) eat these all day!

The Bottom Line

Rawmio Organic Gourmet Chocolate offers mouthwatering, high quality chocolates that junk food junkies and health enthusiasts alike will love! No detail is forgotten in these little snacks… the packaging is fantastic and the designs on the chocolate bars are so fun and adorable! I love that the chocolate is fair trade, certified organic, and of course, VEGAN! This says a lot of about the company… they care about your health, animals, people, and the planet. Now that’s a company that I want to support and stand behind! !

Thank you, Rawmio, for sending me these wonderful chocolates to review!

Organic Living Superfoods (Part 2) – Delicious Smoothie Mixes, Fruity Matcha and Sprouted Snacks!

Company: Organic Living Superfoods

Products:

Pomegranate Acai  Matcha ANTIOXI-T Blend

SUPERGREEN Smoothie Mix

Raw Sprouted Cinnamon Pecans

Raw Spicy Santa Fe Trail Mix

Raw Dark Chocolate Coconut Chunks

Coconut Fig Superfood Squares

Reviews:

Smoothies just got even healthier with Organic Living Superfoods’ Supergreen Smoothie Mix! All you do is add a tablespoon of this nutrient-packed powder into your smoothie and you have a powerhouse of good-for-you goodness in a glass! This mix contains hemp protein powder (that contains all of the amino acids and omega-3 and omega-6, just to name a few!), chia seeds (for vitamins, minerals, and fiber), moringa powder (which contains amino acids, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds), and turmeric root powder (a powerful anti-inflammatory properties). It also contains spirulina, wheatgrass powder and maca root powder for energy, nutrients, cleansing and even more antioxidant power! Not convinced that this is great for you yet? Click the link to learn about the organic superfoods that make this smoothie mix so amazing!

As healthy as it obviously is for you, it doesn’t taste overtly healthy! We’ve all had those green smoothies that taste like they blended up some dead leaves from the backyard… not this smoothie mix! It adds a pleasant “earthy” flavor to your smoothies, which you could easily cover up with fruit, veggies, juices or sweeteners if you chose to. I really like the flavor of this mix and how it makes me feel! Super nutritious smoothies are the perfect way to start the day, an excellent post workout snack, or just a mid-day pick me up. You’re going to LOVE this smoothie mix!

If you’re an avid coffee drinker like I am, you’ve probably contemplated switching to a healthier alternative at some point. Well, it is MUCH easier to that when you have a supercharged drink like this Pomegranate Acai Matcha Antioxi-T Blend! If you don’t know much about Matcha, think of it as a very condensed form of green tea.

“Matcha powder has 137 times more antioxidants then regularly brewed green tea and contains the nutritional content of 10 cups!  It is rich in fiber, vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium. Matcha enhances mood, energy and concentration.”

This particular matcha mix is extra special because it contains pomegranate and acai, which are both superfoods in their own right. This mix contains coconut palm sugar which adds just the right amount of sweetness! All you do it whisk some of this matcha blend in warm water, and you have a nice and healthy way to get energized! I LOVE this stuff!

Forget Figgy pudding this holiday season… try these Coconut Fig Superfood Squares! These chewy snacks are the “grown up” version of Fig Newtons. Coconut, cacao, and vanilla amp up the figgy flavor and goji and camu camu powder make this the perfect dessert-like snack!

Oooh baby, go get yourself a glass of water, you’re gonna need it! This Spicy Santa Fe Trail Mix is SPICY and is unlike any snack I’ve had before! This mix includes hot chile cashews, spicy chipotle pistachios, sunflower seeds, and sweet & spicy pumpkin seeds! Just when you think you just can’t take the heat, white mulberries, sprouted pecans and tamari almonds give you a burst of sweetness and flavor! If you like spicy foods, you will LOVE this trail mix!

If setting your mouth on fire with spicy snacks just isn’t your thing, and you’d much prefer something rich and chocolatey, the Dark Chocolate Coconut Chunks are sure to please! Sweet and crispy strips of coconut covered in super smooth dark chocolate, I mean, what’s not to love? Since dark chocolate is full of antioxidants and coconut contains fiber and healthy fats, this snack is nutritious, decadent, and able to satisfy even the strongest chocolate cravings!

I’ve never been one to gravitate towards pecans… they were just never that exciting to me. However, these Raw Sprouted Cinnamon Pecans are absolutely delicious! They’re crunchy, sweet (but not too sweet),  have just the right amount of cinnamon. Pecans are full of vitamins and minerals and also help with digestion. What a great snack!

The Bottom Line

Organic Living Superfoods makes exciting and unexpected flavored snacks that are exceptionally good for you! Whether you’re looking for something to satisfy a sweet tooth or chocolate craving, or maybe even something spicy or energizing, this company has something for you! There’s no need to eat junk that makes you feel bad when there are fantastic, healthy options like these! I highly recommend them!

If you want to check out even more products from Organic Living Superfoods, like their incredible Pizzalmonds, Buffalo Almonds and Ranch Cashews, and Salt & Vinegar Almonds, click here for Part 1 of my review!

Just in time for the holidays, Organic Living Superfoods has launched their new rewards program that lets you earn points for every purchase you make AND for your reviews! You can redeem your points for coupons or discounts!

Head on over to their website to check out all of the outstanding products they have for sale, and let me know how you like them!

Happy Holidays!

Organic Living Superfoods Sprouted Snacks Review

Company: Organic Living Superfoods

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Products:

Life's Nuts Flavored Sprouted Nuts:

Pizzalmonds

Buffalo Almonds and Ranch Cashews

Salt and Vinegar Almonds

TCG Cashews

Cinnamon Pecans

Coconut-Crusted Macadamia Nuts

Crunch Time Sprouted Blueberry Baobab Crunch

Crunch Time Sprouted Rainforest Crunch

Reviews:

I'm going to start with my favorite, the Pizzalmonds! It seriously tastes like pizza! Sundried tomatoes, basil, dates and bell pepper combine to make a delicious and healthy alternative to actual pizza. Honestly, these taste amazing and I'm super impressed!

The Buffalo Almonds and Ranch Cashews are another healthy replacement to the otherwise extremely unhealthy buffalo wings with ranch sauce. I must admit before I turned vegan many years ago, I did enjoy some wings and ranch. Of course, now, I enjoy the plant-based variety, so I was psyched to try these! The Buffalo almonds have a mild spicy kick while the ranch almonds add oniony and zesty flavor. Another winner!

The Salt and Vinegar Almonds have the signature taste of their distant junk food cousins, the Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips. Salt amplifies the pleasant sourness of the vinegar and nuttiness of the crunchy, sprouted almonds. While you're eating these, it's hard to remember they're raw, vegan, gluten-free and actually good for you!

The TCG Cashews (Turmeric, Cayenne, & Ginger) were the spiciest in my opinion and had a very unique flavor profile. The cayenne and ginger definitely gave it a kick that lingered and burned for while! These ingredients are anti-inflammatory and take these sprouted cashews to the next level!

If you're looking for something sweet but know you probably shouldn't down a whole box of Snickerdoodles, try the Cinnamon Pecans! The nuts are full of protein and minerals, and with the subtle sweetness from dates and cinnamon, these are the perfect snack to quiet your evil little sweet tooth!

The Coconut-Crusted Macadamia Nuts are truly a tropical treat! Shredded coconut and dates add sweetness to crunchy macadamias. They're absolute Perfection!

The Crunch Time Sprouted Blueberry Baobab Crunch is yet another one of my favs! Sprouted cashews and macadamias add crunch and protein while Baobab adds vitamin C and antioxidants. What the heck is baobab? Baobab is a superfruit that grows in Africa and helps with energy production and immune support. To make it even healthier, blueberries are added to the mix for a fruity and satisfying snack!

Last but not least, the Crunch Time Sprouted Rainforest Crunch is a fabulous combination of raw cacao, vanilla, dates, cashews, and Brazil nuts that is guaranteed to kill your cravings! Got a chocolate addiction but want a healthier option? Try this!

The Bottom Line

Sprouted, raw, vegan, gluten-free, Kosher, Paleo… these aren't words that you may automatically associate with delicious snacks, but Organic Living Foods has done an INCREDIBLE job creating snacks that not only taste fantastic but are truly healthy and nutrient dense!

The nuts are soaked in "triple-filtered water to activate live enzymes" and then dehydrated "at very low temperatures to protect the integrity of their vital nutrients." With that level of care and detail, these snacks are a must-try! They are suitable for just about every diet and there is bound to be something for everyone!

I highly recommend these products to anyone looking for healthy snacks with great flavor (who isn't?!). Don't just take my word for it! They have sampler packs for sale so you can try all of these out for yourself!

Thank you, Organic Living Superfoods, for sending me these products to review!

RAWNAISSANCE Desserts Review 

Company:  Rawnaissance Desserts – Raw Organic Desserts

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Their products are 100% Organic, Corn Free, Cruelty Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Raw, Soy Free,  Sugar Free, and VEGAN!

Product: 

Assorted Chocolates, Truffles, Bonbons, and Pralines

Review:


I could barely contain my excitement as I stared down at this lovely box of chocolates! Look how gorgeous and unique each piece is!



Look at these beauties! My favorite was peanut butter and jelly flavored! A raw peanut topped a peanut butter mousse treat which was covered in smooth, rich dark chocolate. That would be good enough but then you get a extra sweet kick of candied grape jelly! Absolute perfection!

Honorable mentions include: a Mint Chocolate truffle that was sweet and refreshing (think of a high quality York Peppermint Patty), a tropical treat with coconut covered pineapple mousse with an almond inside, and a beautifully decorated heart with wings that had a sweet raspberry purée with chocolate mousse! The pralines were sweet and full of fresh, crunchy nuts. The solid chocolates melt away in your mouth like a dream and the nougat-filled candies are spot on!

The Bottom Line

This assortment of chocolates truly had something for everyone! From lavender infused to pistachio, white chocolate, nougat, coconut cream and coffee beans! The design of each chocolate was unique and carefully crafted which made each piece a beautiful and delicious work of art! The ingredients are of the highest quality, and they arrived at my doorstep in perfect condition (hard to do when it’s 85 degrees out!). Honestly, there are so many flavors, you really need to just order them and try them out for yourself! I highly recommend it!

Thank you, Rawnaissance Desserts, for sending me this chocolates to review!

 

Nelly’s Organics Bars Review

Company: Nelly’s Organics

“We hand-select each ingredient in our bars to deliver nutritional density, while delighting with their flavor. Our bars have the cleanest label imaginable: wholesome, raw, organic, non-GMO, gluten free, vegan and ethically sourced…with NO Preservatives or Additives!”

Products: Nelly’s Bars – Sample Pack

Pictured Above, Left to Right

Nutty Nougat Bar

Peanut Butter & Coconut Bar

Mint Chocolate Bar

German Chocolate Bar

Coconut Bar

Double Chocolate Bar

Reviews:

Based on the description of these bars, you may have the same first impression I did. “Woo hoo! Another healthy snack bar that looks delicious but falls short (way short) in the flavor department.” Well, you wouldn’t be wrong about them being healthy (it’s raw and vegan, for crying out loud!), but these actually taste like CANDY BARS!

Each bar is covered in a layer of smooth, dark Agostoni Chocolate that adds richness and decadence to every bite.

The Nutty Nougat Bar reminded me of Easter candies that I had as a kid. The nougat filling inside of these bars did actually taste like nougat! This variety is loaded with cashews, almonds, and coconut, making this a perfect post workout or mid afternoon snack!  It is sweetened with raw blue agave and covered in the dark chocolate that I mentioned before. Yum!

The Peanut Butter & Coconut Bar is one of my favorites. Whenever you combine peanut butter, coconut and dark chocolate, you have a winner in my book! It’s absolutely a cure for anybody’s sweet tooth but also provides protein and healthy fats to carry you through to the next meal. Delicioso!

The Mint Chocolate Bar was a surprise! Almonds, brown rice crisps, coconut oil, and raw blue agave combine to make the filling of this bar, and organic mint oil sends it over the top! This is a grown up version of a York Peppermint Patty (I’m sure kids would love it, too!). Mint and dark chocolate is just another one of those “can’t fail” combinations. This bar is refreshing and fabulous!

Growing up, my Dad’s favorite cake was German Chocolate. He would ask for it every year for his birthday. Not surprisingly, the German Chocolate Bar reminded me of him and his birthday cakes. Pecans, almonds, coconuts, brown rice crisps, cacao powder, and coconut oil combine to make the signature sweet and coconutty flavor. His birthday would be coming up pretty soon… I may order a case of these for that day to celebrate his memory. He would have loved these bars!

The Coconut Bar is pure, simple and delicious. It’s filling is made of sweet shredded coconut that is covered in a generous layer of dark chocolate. Again, this is a healthy yet fabulous version of a Mounds Bar. I give this one an A+!

The Double Chocolate Bar is perfect for Chocoholics. The rich filling is made with raw dates and cacao powder that’s covered in wonderful dark chocolate. You’d never guess this bar was good for you!

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a healthy snack that doesn’t make you feel like you’re missing out, try Nelly’s Organics Bars. With the wide range of flavors, there is something for everyone.  I look forward to trying more of their products in the future!

Thank you, Nelly’s Organics, for providing me with these bars to try!