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Love Force – Raw, Vegan, Organic, & Gluten-Free!

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Thanks so much to Aaron for sending some Love Force organic, gluten-free, vegan/raw breads & energy bars my way for this review!!  This company makes some SERIOUS food.  In 9 flavors of energy bars and 5 flavors of raw breads, Love Force has created another raw food lover in the world by allowing me to try their products 🙂

Each of the bars: Cherry Vanilla

Ingredients: Raw Organic Cashews, Raw Organic Almonds, Raw Organic Agave Nectar, Raw Organic Dates, Raw Organic Coconut, Raw Organic Cherries, Raw Organic Flax Seeds, Raw Organic Vanilla Bean, Raw Organic Celtic Sea Salt®, Organic Sunflower Oil.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Bar (3 oz), Calories 409, Calories from Fat 184, Fat 22g, Sat Fat 10g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0g, Sodium 202mg, Carb 52g, Fiber 7g, Sugars 39g, Protein 6g, Vitamin A 4% DV, Vitamin C 0% DV, Iron 14% DV, Calcium 5% DV.

Chocolate Vanilla

Ingredients: Raw Organic Walnuts, Raw Organic Cacao, Raw Organic Agave Nectar, Raw Organic Coconut, Raw Organic Carob, Raw Organic Almonds, Raw Organic Vanilla Bean, Raw Organic Celtic Sea Salt®.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Bar (3 oz), Calories 280, Fat 11g, Sat Fat 6g, Sodium 180mg, Carb 49g, Fiber 9g, Sugars 23g, Protein 7g, Vitamin A 0%DV, Vitamin C 26%DV, Iron 10%DV, Calcium 9%DV, Magnesium 20%DV.

Chocolate Orange

Ingredients: Raw Organic Walnuts, Raw Organic Cacao, Raw Organic Agave Nectar, Raw Organic Coconut, Raw Organic Carob, Raw Organic Vanilla Bean, 100% Pure Organic Orange Oil, Raw Organic Celtic Sea Salt®.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Bar (3 oz), Calories 280, Fat 11g, Sat Fat 6g, Sodium 180mg, Carb 49g, Fiber 9g, Sugars 23g, Protein 6g, Vitamin A 0%DV, Vitamin C 26%DV, Iron 10%DV, Calcium 6%DV, Magnesium 20%DV.

Mango Pecan

Ingredients: Raw Organic Pecans, Raw Organic Mango, Raw Organic Coconut, Raw Organic Flax Seeds, Raw Organic Agave Nectar, Raw Organic Coconut Oil, Raw Organic Pumpkin Spice (Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove, Allspice), Raw Organic Vanilla Bean, Raw Organic Celtic Sea Salt®, 100% Pure Organic Orange Oil.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Bar (3 oz), Calories 322, Fat 28g, Sat Fat 13g, Sodium 60mg, Carb 37g, Fiber 7g, Sugars 14g, Protein 6g, Vitamin A 5%DV, Vitamin C 17%DV, Iron 9%DV, Calcium 5%DV.

Chocolate Lemon

Ingredients: Raw Organic Walnuts, Raw Organic Cacao, Raw Organic Agave Nectar, Raw Organic Coconut, Raw Organic Carob, Raw Organic Almonds, Raw Organic Vanilla Bean, 100% Pure Organic Lemon Oil, Raw Organic Celtic Sea Salt®.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Bar (3 oz), Calories 280, Fat 11g, Sat Fat 6g, Sodium 180mg, Carb 49g, Fiber 9g, Sugars 23g, Protein 6g, Vitamin A 0%DV, Vitamin C 26%DV, Iron 10%DV, Calcium 6%DV, Magnesium 20%

Chocolate Mint

Ingredients: Raw Organic Walnuts, Raw Organic Cacao, Raw Organic Agave Nectar, Raw Organic Coconut, Raw Organic Carob, Raw Organic Almonds, Raw Organic Vanilla Bean, 100% Pure Organic Peppermint Oil, Raw Organic Celtic Sea Salt®.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Bar (3 oz), Calories 280, Fat 11g, Sat Fat 6g, Sodium 180mg, Carb 49g, Fiber 9g, Sugars 23g, Protein 7g, Vitamin A 0%DV, Vitamin C 26%DV, Iron 10%DV, Calcium 6%DV, Magnesium 20% 

Granola Cacao

Ingredients: Raw Organic Walnuts, Raw Organic Coconut, Raw Organic Raisins, Raw Organic Dates, Raw Organic Agave Nectar, Raw Organic Apple, Raw Organic Flax Seeds, Raw Organic Cacao, Raw Organic Sunflower Seeds, Raw Organic Vanilla Bean, Raw Organic Cinnamon, Raw Organic Nutmeg, Raw Organic Celtic Sea Salt®.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Bar (3oz), Calories 441, Fat 24 g, Sat Fat 8g, Sodium 99mg, Carb 57g, Fiber 8g, Sugars 46g, Protein 6g, Vitamin A 0%DV, Vitamin C 6% DV, Iron 11% DV, Calcium 5 % DV.

Fig Ginger

Ingredients: Raw Organic Turkish Figs, Raw Organic Almonds, Raw Organic Agave Nectar, Raw Organic Coconut, Raw Organic Coconut Oil, Raw Organic Vanilla Bean, Raw Organic Cinnamon, Raw Organic Ginger, Raw Organic Nutmeg, Raw Organic Celtic Sea Salt®.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Bar (3 oz), Calories 342, Fat 23g, Sat Fat 11g, Sodium 100mg, Carb 31g, Fiber 7g, Sugars 23g, Protein 7g, Vitamin A 0%DV, Vitamin C 1%DV, Iron 10%DV, Calcium 9%DV.

and Goji Lemon

Ingredients: Raw Organic Almonds, Raw Organic Cashews, Raw Organic Agave Nectar, Raw Organic Dates, Raw Organic Coconut, Raw Organic Goji Berries, Raw Organic Flax Seed, Raw Organic Vanilla Bean,Raw Organic Celtic Sea Salt®, Raw Organic Nutmeg, Raw Organic Fennel, Raw Organic Cardamon,, 100% Pure Organic Lemon Oil.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Bar (3 OZ), Calories 424, Calories from fat 197, Total Fat 23g, Sat.Fat 10g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 221mg, Total Carb. 53g, Dietary Fiber 9g, Sugars 36g, Protein 7g, Vitamin A 42% DV, Vitamin C 6% DV, Calcium 8 % DV, Iron 16% DV,

Each weighs in at 3 whole ounces!  They jam WHOLE food ingredients into these babies like there’s no tomorrow!  These bars are absolutely delicious.  Like a raw dessert in the form of an energy bar.  Their texture reminded me of a larabar!  You DO have to be careful though, because they’re pretty high in calories due to ingredients like nuts, coconut, and dates!  Each flavor was VERY sweet.  I loved the chunks of dried fruit and nuts that made topped each bar. My favorite was the newest member of the clan: Cherry VanillaRunner up, Granola Cacao!

My favorites out of ALL the products, however were the raw breads.  These flat, yet textured slabs of wholesome goodness were simply delightful

 

First and favorite, we’ve got the Sun-Flax Raisin Bread.  I think you probably could’ve seen this coming, as I LOVE raisin/zucchini, pumpkin breads!

Ingredients: Raw Organic Sunflower Seeds, Raw Organic Raisins, Raw Organic Flax Seeds, Raw Organic Agave Nectar, Raw Organic Cinnamon, Raw Organic Celtic Sea Salt®.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Slice (2 oz), Calories 105, Fat 7g, Sat Fat 1g, Sodium 174mg, Carb 14g, Fiber 3g, Sugars 11g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 0%DV, Vitamin C 0%DV, Iron 7%DV, Calcium 2%DV.

Each package contains two slices of heaven.  Raw cinnamon raisin bread?  How can you go wrong?!  These were also much more reasonable calorie wise, and again all the fats came from heart-healthy ingredients such as seeds.

Runner up?

Sun-Flax Focaccia

Ingredients: Raw Organic Sunflower Seeds, Raw Organic Flax Seeds, Raw Organic Sun-Dried Tomato, Raw Organic Pine Nuts, Raw Organic Agave Nectar, Raw Organic Caraway Seeds, Raw Organic Celtic Sea Salt®, Raw Organic Italian Seasoning, Raw Organic Garlic.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Slice (2 oz), Calories 300 (because of the pine nuts being loaded), Fat 23g, Sat Fat 2g, Sodium 503mg, Carb 19g, Fiber 6g, Sugars 10g, Protein 10g, Vitamin A 1%DV, Vitamin C 5%DV, Iron 19%DV, Calcium 6%DV.

This one had a tomato-basil flavor with pine nuts which really sent the taste through the roof.  I loved the mild garlic/italian spice that was added, too!

Sun-Flax Italian

 

Ingredients: Raw Organic Sunflower Seeds, Raw Organic Flax Seeds, Raw Organic Agave Nectar, Raw Organic Italian Seasoning, Raw Organic Celtic Sea Salt®.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Slice (2 oz), Calories 131, Fat 9g, Sat Fat 1g, Sodium 230mg, Carb 9g, Fiber 3g, Sugars 8g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 0%DV, Vitamin C 0%DV, Iron 7%DV, Calcium 3%DV.

This one didn’t have a very detectable italian flavor in my opinion.  Never-the-less, it was VERY good!  Just mainly tasted the sunflower seeds and salt.  The agave nectar was not very prevalent either.  I just LOVE the texture of these things!

Sun-Flax Rye

Ingredients: Raw Organic Sunflower Seeds, Raw Organic Flax Seeds, Raw Organic Agave Nectar, Raw Organic Caraway Seeds, Raw Organic Celtic Sea Salt®.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Slice (2 oz), Calories 137, Fat 9g, Sat Fat 1g, Sodium 230mg, Carb 9g, Fiber 4g, Sugars 8g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 0%DV, Vitamin C 0%DV, Iron 8%DV, Calcium 4%DV.

Again, flavoring didn’t differ much, but I’m not complaining!  Just give me that flaxy, seedy texture and a little seasalt and I’m a happy camper 🙂

Sun-Flax Original

Ingredients: Raw Organic Sunflower Seeds, Raw Organic Flax Seeds, Raw Organic Agave Nectar, Raw Organic Celtic Sea Salt®.

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Slice (2 oz), Calories 131, Fat 9g, Sat Fat 1g, Sodium 230mg, Carb 9g, Fiber 3g, Sugars 8g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 0%DV, Vitamin C 0%DV, Iron 7%DV, Calcium 3%DV.

There we go, here’s the “plain jane” of the group.  Simple and delectable with the perfect amount of chew & crunch.

You can try these by ordering online, and I highly suggest you do!  You won’t be sorry.  They are like gourmet breads that you find yourself chowing down on in specialty raw restaurants (for you lucky ducks who live in NYC).  Because the bars don’t need to be refrigerated, they’ve got a shelf life of up to 6 months!  Unfortunately, the company only ships to the US, sorry Canadian readers!  Maybe someday?! 🙂  Oh yeah, PS!  Now through December 2010, the new Cherry Vanilla bars are 40% off!!!

Thanks so much Aaron! 

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4 responses »

  1. Wow, the mango pecan sounds curiously delicious!

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  2. these look delicious!!

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  3. Awesome review! Thanks for the great information.

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  4. Do you believe the calorie info on that Sun Flax bread?? I love the Sun Flax Raisin too, but the nutrition facts don’t make sense to me! I think they are misprinted, and actually refer to 1 oz, not 2 oz, servings.

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