Laura raved about Weil By Nature's Path Organic Chia Razz Pure Fruit And Nut Bar and I couldn't wait to try one myself, so I couldn't believe my luck when the company actually sent me samples to review. The attractiveness of these bars is that they are contain no artificial ingredients, no added sugars or GMOs and they're vegan. Plus Dr. Andrew Weil is a leading physician in the field of alternative medicine, as well as a well known published author.
I started with the Pistachi-Oh! variety which is supposed to be a combination of pistachio and organic spices. I took a bite and to describe the first thought that came to mind was that this is one weird flavor. Maybe it's just me, but I felt that whatever spices they used - they used too much which made this bar taste ... off ... too much and too strong. The ingredients list is of course organic everything: dates, cashews, pistachios, dried unsweetened coconut, lemon juice concentrate, and spices. Bars made primarily from dates tend to be sweet first and foremost, and with this bar, there was not much else to it - even the cashew and pistachios seemed finely chopped and didn't add much to neither the texture nor the taste.
When I'm traveling, it can always be a struggle to find healthy food at the airport. Fresh fruits and vegetables are especially tough to find, so I usually find myself trying one of the many snack bars at the kiosks. This morning, I spotted a brand I hadn't seen before and decided to give it a try: Weil by Nature's Path Organic, Chia Razz Pure Fruit & Nut Bar.
Dr. Andrew Weil is a leading physician in the field of alternative medicine, as well as a well known published author. He champions wellness through natural means, and as such this bar made with real fruits, nuts, and other natural ingredients, including chia (chia seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids), raspberry, and cashew. The packaging of this bar is littered with buzzwords like pure, organic, chia, vegan, nothing artificial, no added sugars, and no GMOs. I was intrigued enough to try it especially to see if this was a legitimately healthy bar or if all those buzzwords were meant to trick unsuspecting consumers into purchasing it.
The taste test: I unwrapped the bar to find that it looked similar to a Larabar, but a bit stickier-looking rather than solid and matte (who would have ever thought I'd use the term "matte" to apply to food instead of beauty products)?! Taking a bite, I found that it tasted just like it looked. The berries had a very strong and delicious flavor, while the chia seeds added a gummyness to it instead of the graininess of most bars - and I loved every delicious bite. Eating this bar is like eating a whole bunch of fruit, with the added health benefits of chia seeds.