Raw, adjective: 1. uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot.
In this first edition of what might just become an ongoing series, "Cool Hippie Shit that You Should Really Look Into," I give you:
THE LARA BAR
Unprocessed! No added sugar! Soy, dairy and gluten free! Totally uncooked! Full of fiber and omega-6s! And delicious!
In all seriousness, these are the best things I've stumbled across in awhile. Fresh, tasty, easy to throw into your bag for the day. Full of dates and almonds and walnuts and cashews and such rich explosive flavor that you just about can't handle it. And great flavors, too: banana cookie, lemon bar, apple pie, cherry pie, chocolate coconut chew, pecan pie, cocoa mole, cinnamon roll, etc. These fit into the whole "raw" spectrum, in that they are totally unprocessed, etc., which means that they retain all the necessary digestive enzymes and whatnot that whole foods contain and which are usually destroyed in the cooking process. Check out the site for info - they do a great job of explaining all of the nutritional ins and outs. And the pictures are pretty, too.
Totally wonderful. And soooo good for you.