Maya is a new line of "chocolate food bars" from Denver, CO-based Larabar. It just started shipping May 1, 2006.
The concept is basically a chocolate-covered bar of fruits and nuts and no man-made ingredients added. Well, except for the chocolate anyways, and Fair Traded chocolate at that. They say Maya Chocolate Food Bars each contain only 6 ingredients, and are dairy, soy, and gluten free.
Pictured here is the Chocolate Orange variety, described as "pure organic chocolate infused with a natural essence of orange, teeming with antioxidants, along with Vitamin B6, niacin, riboflavin and magnesium". It also includes chunks of almonds and whole cacao beans.
Also available is Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Coffee, and plain old Chocolate.
I'm amused with the words "food bar", as if to suggest this is not a snack bar. How many times have we seen chocolate-covered nuts, chocolate-covered fruit, chocolate-covered cacao beans? As they say, "A rose by any other name...."
You can buy these online from Larabar, they have a store locator too.
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