Feed Me I'm Cranky
I heard about Amazing Grass from Abbie’s blog and they, AG, were kind enough to send me samples to try myself. Amazing Grass is a company based out of San Francisco, CA and they sell powders and bars made of whole foods, stock-full of nutrients and minerals that we have a very hard time getting from our diets alone these days (if you’re anything like me).
Yesterday I tried their Chocolate Green Superfood Drink Powder and I was a little scared it would taste like ass grass.
One scoop contains the following:
Mixed with unsweetened almond milk, I have to admit – I really liked it!
I am a fan of the earthy taste. The one downside was that it didn’t mix very well. Total with almond milk = 70 calories. Call it the placebo effect but I felt full for way longer than I’m used to. That’s not even one of their selling points, so maybe it was a total mind trick – but I felt satisfied for a good time after that little nutrient-rich drink.
I have also tried their chocolate bar. Stats on the bar: Organic Green SuperFood Energy Bar in Chocolate
230 calorie bar
Ingredient List - Organic Dates, Organic Dark Chocolate Coating (Cane Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavor), Organic Agave Nectar, Amazing Grass Green SuperFood (Organic Wheat Grass, Organic Barley Grass, Organic Alfalfa, Organic Spirulina, Organic Spinach, Organic Chlorella, Organic Broccoli, Organic Acai, Organic Maca, Organic Carrot, Organic Beet, Raspberry, Organic Rose Hips, Pineapple, Green Tea, Organic Flax Lignans, L. Adidophilus, Alpha and Beta Amylase, Protease, Lipase, Lactase, Cellulase, Organic Peppermint), Organic Cashews, Organic Almond Butter, Organic Almonds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Dried Cranberries, Organic Cacao Nibs, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Dried Coconut and Organic Vanilla Extract. Allergy Information: Contains Almonds and Cashews
Now, after first taking a bite into the bar and looking inside of it: it looks like you’re eating lawn mower shavings covered in chocolate. It’s got chunks of grass and nuts. While I know people who are not used to this stuff might scoff at the texture and taste, if you’re more accustomed to “health foods” you might be pleasantly surprised like I was. I love the earthy taste and mixed with the smooth chocolate covering…yuuuuum. Lawn mower shavings = delicious.
The one thing I will concede to is my ignorance in what FDA approvals mean and if they are necessary or what. It appears the claims in Amazing Grass foods have not been FDA approved but whether that actually means anything is beyond me. Can anyone clarify this? I tried doing my own research but the topic seems pretty nebulous at this point.
You can buy Amazing Grass products from their website, from Whole Foods Market, or from Amazon.com. If you’re looking to buy their energy bars, you cannot buy individual ones from their site – they only sell them in bulk, so get one from Whole Foods.
Check out my review for more info on these great products, Feed Me I'm Cranky.