I just got sent the new raw snack bars from Purple Balance to review. Firstly, the packaging is perfect – bright and colourful, you can’t miss them in the shops:
For me, I’m very happy that they are sweetened with raw honey (the same top quality raw honey we sell on Funky Raw), which seems quite a rarity in ready made raw foods. This is along with dates means there is no refined sweeteners, not even coconut sugar. All the bars are great, with a wonderful moist and chewy texture.
The Lemon Pie was probably my favourite. A good strong lemon flavour, great soft and chewy texture, 45g is just too small!
The “Wild Pecan Choco Cake” was also delicious! It was chewy with a little bit of crunch from the pecans and hazelnuts. The flavour was great, mild chocolate flavour, sweet but not too sweet.
The Goji and Vanilla Cookie was also very tasty. With 28% goji berries you can see the deep red colour of the bar. Plus the vanilla flavour comes though making this a top quality snack.
The Raspberry Cake was slightly disappointing. Same great chewy texture as the others, but the raspberry flavour was very light. I got bursts of it now and again. Although having experimented with raspberry powder myself trying to make raspberry flavoured cakes, I know how difficult it is. 5% raspberry doesn’t give much flavour compared to only 0.2% vanilla in the goji bar giving a wonderful flavour!
All in all, to be recommended. They are made in the UK, and you should be able to find them in your local health food store. If not, ask them to start stocking them. The recommended retail price is £1.89, so a bargain for taking with you as a nutritious snack, and because I like them so much, I decided to stock them at Funky Raw. We’re currently selling them by the case of 18 for £28.99, so only £1.61 per bar. Update: We are now also stocking a four pack sampler with one of each flavour so you can see for yourself which is best!