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Originally published September 15 2008

Raw Food Product Review: Chocolate Caramel Bars from Righteously Raw

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) The 2008 Raw Spirit Festival concluded yesterday, wrapping up the third annual gathering of raw foods enthusiasts, vendors, authors and speakers. As always, it served as a launching pad for some of the most amazing and innovative products you'll find in the entire natural products industry. In this series of review articles, I reveal the most exciting new raw foods, raw supplements and raw skin care products that have just hit the market.

This is a multi-part article series, so continue checking the home page this week to read them all. Also, at the end of this article, I'll give you a link to a joyous, energetic audio recording of The Laughing Guru Yogi Ramesh (, which will have you rolling with laughter and feeling really inspired!

Disclaimer: I have no financial relationships with any of these companies and have not been paid to mention them here.

Righteously Raw Chocolate: A gourmet raw chocolate experience

The chocolate products in the raw foods community just keep getting better every year. While even the most basic chocolate bar from a raw foods company is still leaps and bounds ahead of mainstream chocolate products, one company has taken the art of gourmet chocolate bars to a whole new amazing level.

Earth Source Organics ( has released a line of three chocolate bars that elevate chocolate to an almost erotic experience (some say a "neurotic" experience, but that's only after eating ten maca bars for breakfast...). Kidding aside, I was handed a sample of their Righteously Raw Caramel Bar and decided to give it a try. The unique texture of the bar (it's a caramel layer sandwiched with chocolate on the top and bottom) combined with the rich, complex taste just blew me away. And that doesn't even mention the outstanding ingredients:

Cacao Butter, Cacao Powder, Khadrawi Dates, Lucuma, Coconut Oil, Agave Nectar, Vanilla Bean, Himalayan Pink Salt.

Got that? No sugar, no dairy, nothing pasteurized or homogenized. Just wholesome, exotic ingredients from around the world, combined into a dreamy, steamy chocolate bar experience that's so good, it might just turn you into a chocolate fanatic! After hanging out with the founders of the company, and coming to realize they're the real McCoy when it comes to a raw foods lifestyle, I'm giving Righteously Raw my Editor's Choice Award for Best Chocolate Bar.

Get your own at or look for them in health food stores everywhere. They also have a Maca Bar and a Goji Bar. The Goji bar is quite complex, not for beginning chocolate connoisseurs. The Maca Bar, however, is smooth and delicious. I liked the Caramel Bar the best.

The product carries the USDA Organic seal (the real one, which is very difficult to get), plus it's CCOE certified organic and certified vegan. The owners are RAWkin people who really live the raw foods spirit. The photography on their website is absolutely gorgeous (see it yourself at if you don't believe me). Their ingredients are pristine, and they're the kind of people who deserve your support.

And just so you know, the Chocolate Brittles from Transition Nutrition ( are outrageously good, too. They're not new this year, but they're still one of the very best chocolate products in the industry. Check this out if you like raw, healthy chocolate brittles.

Bonus audio: Listen to the laughing Guru!

Check this out: The Laughing Guru heard me speak on the main stage at the Raw Spirit Festival, and we spent some time chatting afterwards. This man is amazing. He gets it. His spirit is uplifted and his positivity is contageous. I've got an inspiring video clip of him that we'll post soon, but just to get you something right now, here's an audio file of a couple of minutes of the Laughing Guru when he and I were talking...

Coming up next in this Best New Raw Food Products series: A new raw, vegan protein supplement made from sprouts! Watch for that review tomorrow!

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