View Full Version : AllGoode Organic Natural Food Bar
03-29-2005, 10:46 AM
A friend bought me a case of allGoode Organic Pure Food Bars (Almond Date), and as far as I can tell, they are absolutely raw.
On the box it states, "Bars are made with just the fruits of the earth: organic dried dates, figs, blueberries, raw almonds, quinoa and flax. The bars contain naturally occurring active enzymes since the ingredients are in their raw, uncooked form. No sugars are added, the bars are naturally sweetened with whole fruit. 90% of the ingredients are also alkaline forming.
The ingredients list: Dates, Raw Almonds, Figs, Quinoa, Flax, Quinoa Sprouts, Blueberries and Cinnamon, all organic.
The box also says Certified Organic by Quality Assurance Intternational.
On the bars themselves it says, "Formulated by Brigette Mars, raw food chef and author of "Rawsome!"
I guess they are okay to eat as part of 100% raw? Although I prefer the taste of regular fruit/veggies, these would be handy to keep in the car or purse for emergencies.
03-29-2005, 07:10 PM
Wow, I will have to look for that brand. I also like to have a stash of something, when I am out of the house and hungry!
03-29-2005, 08:16 PM
are they in a yellow package?
03-29-2005, 10:38 PM
Yes, kinda yellow/tan I guess.
03-29-2005, 11:47 PM
this one is like bright yellow -anyways the ones I get are 90% raw ,they are very good but they are a bit too nutty for me and my stomach.Larabars are easier because theyre smaller which equals less nuts I could have half of the other and save it for later(lol-like I would EVER eat ONLY half a yummy raw bar)
03-30-2005, 12:00 AM
I'm going to call their 800 number tomorrow and find out for sure. I don't want to eat them if they're not 100%. At best, I'll save them for the glove compartment, or for times when the option is the almond/date bar-or fast food! UGH!
03-30-2005, 01:15 AM
I googled it and found out that its not the same bar -however I did find a distributers web site (the bar doesnt seem to have theyre own website) and got a ingredients list for the honey/nut flvored one -it has heavily procesesed soy,rice syrup and tapioca syrup-so I SUPPOSE that it is cooked -but it is organic which is alot better than others
Organic figs, organic dates, organic brown rice syrup, organic honey, organic tapioca syrup, organic rolled oats, organic sesame seeds, organic quinoa flour, organic soybeans, organic unsulfured apples, organic soy fiber, organic cranberries, organic blueberries, organic crispy brown rice (organic brown rice, sea salt), organic walnuts, organic almonds, organic amaranth, organic oat bran, organic kamut flour, organic ground flaxseeds, organic cinnamon, vanilla, and sea salt.
larabars are IMHO much better,only 5 ingredients max
03-30-2005, 02:35 AM
But Larabars aren't raw, are they?
03-30-2005, 03:03 AM
Autumn, I LOVE Brigitte Mars's book Rawsome! While she does include a few ingredients in her recipes that are not raw, she's careful to indicate "(optional, not raw)" or "not entirely raw" for such ingredients. She and her husband both have been raw for years and years, according to her book. I would be somewhat surprised if these bars are not raw, since they've her name on them.
I don't see a problem including a few seasonings that are processed, such as vanilla, for instance. All of the recipe books I've looked at so far (about 6-8 of them) include something in some recipes, usually a seasoning or two, that's not raw. To me, a very small quantity such as the 10% in the bar VeganVixen mentioned that will be a minute proportion of what I'd eat in a day's time would not be a big furry deal. But then, you/others may wish to be more scrupulous about eating absolutely 100% raw.
I've not had good luck digesting Larabars, so I avoid them. (Besides which, the ones I had tasted just yukky compared with nice fresh foods, IMO.) I do better with a small plastic bag of mixed nuts and seeds in my bag as a "just in case" munchie.
03-30-2005, 10:08 AM
Well their 800 number has been changed. I never heard this recording before while making a call. It gave me a "10 10" number for a new international directory service. I didn't call the 1010 number because I didn't know where I'd be calling.
Anyway, given the very short ingredient list (see my original post), I am concluding for now that these are 100% or nearly all raw.
03-30-2005, 12:49 PM
Autumn ... do you know where these bars can be purchased? I haven't heard of them.
03-30-2005, 03:35 PM
I came up with several sites that sell allGoode bars, but I'd advise reading the ingredients list carefully as the hazelnut apricot bar's info said, "Suitable for raw and vegan diets" whereas the honey nut bar's did not and contained such yukky stuff as brown rice syrup and tapioca syrup.
:mad: I'm re-thinking my previously positive opinion of Mars, as I'd rather that her company produce products that support what she supposedly believes in herself. There are any number of web sources where we have to read ingredients lists carefully to be sure products are truly raw. I'm very disappointed that her company, AllGoode Organics, apparently goes for the bucks by offering products that aren't raw.
Isn't it great that we can depend upon Alissa's store to offer ONLY genuine raw products? :)
03-31-2005, 01:33 AM
Larabars are raw (exept for the questionable chocolate flavor)I would ask the company to make sure they use raw cocoa
my favorites are cherry pie and ginger snap
03-31-2005, 02:07 AM
I just started eating bars from www.goraw.com
and have been delighted with them so far. They look 100% raw to me.
I've tried the pumpkin seed one and the spirulina one.
The spirulina one did not make me gag like so many green powders do
in the past. Actually I couldn't taste it at all to my surprise.
A bit of trivia on Bridgette Mars. Her daughter is Rainbeau Mars-
an actress and yogini to Hollywood. I have her yoga video set.
She is also a raw foodest and was on the cover of David Wolfe's
2nd addition of "Eating For Beauty"...her roomate use to be Juliano
who turned her on to raw. I am surprised that the bars might not be all
raw with all that raw history in the family....
03-31-2005, 11:16 AM
<< "Suitable for raw and vegan diets" whereas the honey nut bar's did not and contained such yukky stuff as brown rice syrup and tapioca syrup.>>
This is true. I only have the Almond/Date bars as stated in my original post, and that is what I gave the ingredients list for. I don't know what other varieties they carry, as a friend gave me these.
<< I'm re-thinking my previously positive opinion of Mars, as I'd rather that her company produce products that support what she supposedly believes in herself. >>
I didn't know it was her company. I thought she just "formulated" the Almond/Date bar (meaning it was her recipe).
03-31-2005, 03:01 PM
Yeah, Autumn, I knew that you didn't have the bars I mentioned, but those were the only ones that I found being sold online. Geez, maybe the person who gave the almond-date ones to you waved a magic wand or something similar to get them. Ya spose? :)
The info I saw on the websites where I found AllGoode bars indicated that Mars is associated with the company producing the bars, unless I misunderstood what was stated.
Then, again, as I've been corrected on another thread that a person can call hirself a raw foodist even though eating only 70% raw, perhaps we can cut Mars some slack on not all of the bars being raw.
I'd still prefer her not putting her name on anything not entirely raw, but what do I know? :rolleyes:
03-31-2005, 03:57 PM
I found out she got them from eBay! Got a great deal on them, too! :D
I don't really know the extent of Mars' involvement in the company, but yeah, you'd think if they are known as a raw chef, nothing they put their name on would be less than 100% raw. However, I don't know if her name is actually on the other bars-maybe just the Almond Date?
03-31-2005, 04:24 PM
Thanks so much for pointing these out.
I noticed that my local herb lady has her's marked down for a dollar a pop.
Think I had best clean her out. :D
Do you think they would be ok in the freezer or just in the cupboard??
Up here in Canada we have the"Real Green" bar (http://www.realgreen.ca) and the "ReBar" (http://www.healthcocanada.com/rebar_moreinfo.htm) Both are delicious.
I know the Rebar is both organic and raw, the RealGreen is definately organic not so sure about the raw.
But it is so nice to know you have options to grab in a hurry and stick in your purse instead of a great big grapefruit!!
03-31-2005, 04:53 PM
Now that I've finally gotten a dehydrator, I'm going to mess around with making my own bars. We're planning on traveling over the Mem Day weekend, so I'm definitely going to need some stuff I can tuck in a bag for the flight and afterward. Since I've got a vacuum sealer, packaging them should be pretty simple.
I'll post the how-to's if I come up with anything worth eating. ;)
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