I went for a therapy consultation (yeah, I know) after work yesterday. I'm kind of proud because it was a big step towards maybe getting my head on a little bit better and is actually long overdue. Whatever. I grabbed something at Whole Foods that I could eat for a quick dinner between work and the session (vegetable juice and a green Vega bar) and then I grabbed a couple other things just for a treat cuz I was so dern proud of myself.
This Righteously Raw chocolate bar:
(In which my hand looks maaassssivvveee). The caramel-y inside is made with dates and lucuma, a fruit that naturally has a caramel flavor. It isn't gooey or anything but it is soft and creamy, almost. The bar is pretty expensive (7 bux) but at least that forces me to take my time with it. It's also super rich. The chocolate isn't bitter at all, for being 90%!
I also got this raw Go Chia Nopal (!) bar from GoHunza. I occasionally buy their brand of superfood berries and cacao nibs and usually only ogle their sort-of expensive bars (this one was 2.36 or something weird like that.)
I wasn't really sure what to expect, because nopal is a cactus (that people make into tacos etc.) and I've only had it in savory dishes (like, uh, tacos). But it was really good. The bar had a nice crunch from the chia seeds and nuts. The coconut wasn't particularly noticeable but if you've had apricot kernels before, you can pick out that flavor. I also really liked the bit of kick from the chili! Definitely left a bit of spice in yr mouth.
Anyway, I guess that's another thing I do that "they" say you shouldn't - reward myself with food gifts but, hell with that. Rules, maaaannnnn, bringing me dowwwwnnn. (Also maybe partially why I am in therapy.)