Nature’s Bakery Fig Raspberry: $3.99/Box of 6/Kroger

naturesbakery_raspberry (3)Raspberry reminiscing rants of ancient Atkins diet drinking Raspberry Ice Crystal Lite, and raspberry-colored crystals buried in an elementary school carpool lady’s yard. And more recent, a yard on my morning’s jog that looked like crystals winking all different colors. And oh, do different colored doorstep lights indicate an affinity to an affliction or cause like a ribbon or rubber bracelet? Like blue supports police? Green for eco-conscious? Raspberry red for pro-firefighters, or anti-gun?

Low carb, or Atkins-friendly, a Nature’s Bakery Fig Raspberry Bars is not. I remember my Atkins-inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner that almost always had a glass of Raspberry Ice Crystal Lite on the side 15 years ago when low-carb was hip and I was heav(ier), but I also remember this crazy crystal carpool kook of 30 years ago. (I wanted to type “cook” and stick with alliteration, but the only thing I recall her “cooking” was dense brick-light loaves of bread, heavy with flax and seeds, hip and healthy way before it was hip to scoop seeds from vintage-chic barrels in Whole Foods.) Oh and she buried crystals in her front yard and was known as the neighborhood witch.

I’m glad it’s OK to find comfort in crystals though because a dear family member was not very long ago going through a difficult time and had turned to healing properties in crystals and meditation. She recently informed me that a mystical store that I loved to spend hours exploring its patchouilli-scented squeaky cat-haired covered floors in in high school is still operating although they’ve updated alot of their wares. I could spend forever digging my hands through the room devoted to buckets of talismans, miniature runes and beads for stringing on jewelry or crafts. I would probably need to re-fuel while browsing their wares and would happily do so on a Nature’s Bakery Raspberry bar because while they deceptively resemble a certain fruit-filled cookie, they are not only more scrumptious, but they are also way more filling. So while I ate mine more recently than a visit to Phoenix and Dragon, more recently than a daily diet consisting of starch-less protein, way more recently than sitting in a wood-paneled station wagon on the way to school in carpool, and right on track with this morning’s rosy-hued run, and I loved every bite of it. 5/5
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