Agave nectar is, of course, far more expensive than corn syrup. I've paid as much as $12 for a single 9 oz. bottle. But over the weekend, I spotted this "sweet" deal:
Organic Raw Blue Agave from Wholesome Sweeteners: Pack of six11.75-ounce bottles for just $18.75.
Do the math: That's barely over $3 a bottle! Unless it's some kind of Amazon typo, it's a steal.
Click here to view on Amazon.com.
If you can't get the link to work, just go to Amazon.com and search for "wholesome sweeteners agave"
They also have a larger size available: Six 23.5-ounce bottles for just $26.25. That's what I purchased.
If you have the Amazon Prime membership ($75 a year) and you're in the U.S., you get free shipping on all this, too.
These raw food bars are simply outstanding in every way: They taste great, they're made with pure, organic, raw ingredients, and they contain absolutely no junk (like high-fructose corn syrup, soy protein, etc.). I bought several cases and I've been munching on these bars before and after my workouts. They provide sustaining energy without a sugar overload. (They still contain a lot of carbs, but they're fruit carbs, not processed grain carbs or processed sugar carbs.)
The deal on Amazon is amazing: Just $13.50 for a case of 12 bars (normal price is $23.88). This currently applies to all the flavors they sell. You can find them by going to Amazon.com and searching for "Raw Revolution"
Plus, at the moment, Amazon offers $10 off any grocery order over $49 by using the code grocery2 at checkout. So you can shave another 20 percent or so off your order. Combine that with the free shipping from the Amazon Prime program, and it's a deal that's too good to pass up. That's why I personally bought six cases of Raw Revolution bars.
Raw Revolution bars also deliver more food than most bars. Each bar is 2.2 ounces (64g) of raw food goodness, versus the more typical 1.75 ounce size you'll find on other bars. When it comes to food bars, size does matter.
Click here to view the Cashew bar.
The customer comments on Amazon.com are not kind to the Raw Revolution bars, but that's because too many people are expecting these bars to taste like candy bars. They're not candy bars, they're real food bars. And they taste like real food, without all the artificial flavors, chemical taste enhancers and factory processing. To me, that's an exciting taste, but to the average American, it's just too boring. Hence the low rating on Amazon.com. But don't fall for it. If you're into health foods, I think you'll find these bars quite likable.
However, if you're expecting these to taste like Snickers bars, forget it. These aren't candy, they're real nutrition. They don't taste like sugar.
It's interesting that Amazon.com is now offering these health food items at such good prices. It's not what I expected, but I'm glad to see it. While I always support local health food stores and natural food retailers, when internet retailers put together deals this good, it's worth paying attention.
Coming soon: More detailed reviews of the new raw food bars.