Once upon a time, the words “raw food” were synonymous with tree nuts. People with nut allergies would slowly turn to avoid churning up any nutty dust and walk briskly away anytime they spotted a food that donned the raw label. But thanks to companies like Go Raw, times are changing. They are certified vegan, certified gluten-free and boast their own allergy-friendly facility – free of dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and gluten (of course, always check to ensure something hasn’t changed when severe food allergies are a concern!).
So what are these Go Raw Snacks? A fun variety of flavored seedy mini-rounds that are incredibly wholesome, so popable, and perfect for on-the-go (think lunch boxes, purses, errands). They come in a slew of Flax Snax, “Cookies”, and “Chip” varieties. I put cookies and chips in quotes, as they are quite distant cousins of what the Western palate might relate to these terms, but still sweet and salty, respectively. I sampled about half of the flavors.
Tasting Notes for Go Raw Organic Flax Snax
The Flax Snax are little round gatherings of organic sprouted seeds, herbs and spices that have been baked up to crispy perfection. I tried the Pizza and Spicy flavors.
I absolutely loved these. They really do have a mellow pizza vibe that is warm, inviting, and addicting. The mini round shape makes it that much more fun. These do taste healthy (and looked too healthy for my niece Kylie – sadly she turned up her nose and refused a sample), but the earthy flavors are darn good.
Pleasant, with a mild “green” taste, and surprisingly not very spicy. Some jalapeno heat sneaks up at times, but it is more warm than raging. Overall, I enjoyed the savory almost lightly cheesy pungent flavor.
Tasting Notes for Go Raw Sprouted Cookie Crisps
Though they look somewhat similar in size and shape, the Cookie Crisps (formerly known as Super Cookies) are completely different. The Flax Snax are crunchy and hearty, while the Cookies are more crisp and wafer-like. The cookies also use tahini rather than chunky flax, giving a completely different flavor undertone. And of course, these are sweet, very pleasantly sweet.
Lighter and crispier than the flax snax, I adored the texture of these wafer-like healthy rounds. The flavor from the sesame seeds made them a bit sharp for my taste buds (not a tahini fan) – I think I would have preferred them with sunflower seeds / sunflower butter – but the other flavors, coconut, carrots, dates, and nutmeg, were delightful.
Same issue with the sesame for me, but loved the underlying ingredients. The ginger makes them extra warm and spicy!
The potent lemon oil gives these almost a rich lemon flavor. I liked that the lemon competed with and almost conquered the sesame flavor. I actually adored the complimentary taste – an easy favorite.
The Facts on Go Raw Organic Snacks
Availability: Go Raw Organic Snacks are sold at natural food stores in the U.S. and Canada. They can also be ordered online, direct from the company’s website below or on Amazon.
Price: $4.17 per 3-ounce bag
Certifications: Go Raw Organic Snacks are Certified Organic, Certified Gluten-Free, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Go Raw Organic Snacks dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Go Raw website at www.goraw.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Overall wholesome goodness
Though a few of the flavors didn’t hit my 5-star rating, those that did were so addictive. Plus, the high praise is well-deserved for quality of ingredients, care in production, allergy-friendly nature, and overall wholesome goodness. A little pricey, but not bad for the quality and quantity.