A packet of rawkin roons against some flowering honeysuckle.

Rawkin’ Roons by Raw 46

Ingredients: Desiccated Coconut (44%), Coconut sugar, Water, Extra virgin coconut oil, Almonds, Cacao Nibs (6.16%), Vanilla extract, Vanilla beans, Himalayan pink salt.

Produced in a facility that processes tree nuts, soya, sesame seed and mustard.

A packet of rawkin roons against some flowering honeysuckle.

These were surprisingly nice.  Even more surprisingly, Allergy Dad, our resident salad dodger, liked them too.  The macaroons were quite challenging in texture as they were dense and hard.  The macaroons are quite small so the texture was manageable.  Even if your baked goods eating skills aren’t quite as honed as mine,  you should be able to chomp through them.  The cacao nibs were used generously so that the chocolate flavour was definitely tangible.  I probably won’t buy them again as they would be just for Allergy Dad and me.  However, if I was committed to a raw lifestyle then I would probably have a stash of Rawkin’ Roons somewhere.

The Primal Pantry Hazelnut & Cocoa Raw Paleo Bar

Hazelnut_Bar-500x182Ingredients – dates, hazelnuts, almonds, cocoa powder, vanilla powder, almond oil.

I couldn’t get a photo of this bar (I took the photo from The Primal Pantry website). I ate it as a snack during the break at my first Tai Chi workshop. Obviously, as I was meeting a new group of people, I wanted to be undercover and pass as “normal”. I thought photographing a snack bar might be a bad first impression.

Anyway, moving on from my neuroses, this bar was yummy. Sweet but not cloying; it provided an energy boost to get me through the second half of the session.