Let me just be very clear: this blog is not about sustainability. It's about a product that sustained myself and several other Motivators while we were manning our booth at the Go Green Expo this past weekend in NYC. The sheer amount of people who walked the floor day after day in search of the greatest eco-friendly innovations and the most affordable ways to go green meant that we Motivators had our work cut out for us. We practically ran out of seed paper business cards and had plenty of eco-friendly CFL lightbulb jar openers on hand. One thing that our booth lacked, however, was food.
It was the first day that my stomach seemed to grumble the loudest, as I'd only managed to ingest half a banana that morning, as well as some water. As I walked the floor with Anthony and Jenn, I became intrigued by any company that was giving out food. More specifically, any food that I could drop in my bag for later was what I was really interested in. Sure enough, there were two company's that had those options: Cascadian Farm Organic and LaraBar. Both companies happened to be exhibiting next to each other and offering free samples, so I dropped some goodies in my bag. Cue a few hours later when I finally had a chance to breathe, but not a chance to get away from the booth. I immediately reached into my bag and snagged a Cocount Creme Pie Larabar. It was a small, sample size so I could easily eat it without being overt. Unfotunately, that didn't work as planned.
"Oh man, is that a Larabar? I had one before. Give me, I'm starving!" I stared at Tony knowing that he was working hard and needed sustinance more than I did. I gave up my Larabar for the greater good and then went to help a customer. Later on I heard Sarah and Anthony talking about how delicious the Larabars were. I grumbled over the fact that I'd missed mine and finally was hooked up with a Tropical Fruit Flavored Bar from Sarah E. And they were right.
For a snack bar, that's completely gluten free, it's certainly tasty. The bars consist of only natural ingredients, in this case dates, pineapple, almonds, coconut, cashews and a whole plethora of other 'good for you' things that blend to create a delicious concoction that will leave your tastebuds fist pumping each other.
The other snacks that i came across were the treats from Cascadian Farm Organic. I was quick to grab a chocolate chip granola bar and some dark chocolate almond granola. The granola bar was polished off quickly as its sticky sweetness appealed to exactly what I was looking for at that given moment. I even went back to grab another the next day. The Dark Chocolate Almond Granola was perfect for todays snack and it was exactly what I needed to get through the day. The perfect blend of crunchy and sweet. It's certainly filled me up today and it's made me feel better since I know its organic.
So if you're looking for eco-friendly snacks, I highly recommend LaraBar and Cascadian Farms Organic.