I love to eat food as close to its natural state as possible – such as fruit, veggies and lean proteins.  For prepackaged foods I look for things with very few ingredients and that is something I love about Larabars.  You will find that the bars have about 5 ingredients with some being as low as 2 ingredients. They are just plain old simple whole foods!  They are gluten, dairy and soy free.  All musts in my diet.  They are also vegan and kosher.  I love that they have no added sugar.  I hate it when sugar is hidden in foods where it doesn’t need to be and these tasty bars definitely do not need any of the “white devil” added to them.

The fat and protein in Lara bars comes from the nuts, and those are heart healthy fats.  The carbs primarily come from fruits, which we all know are good for us.

They come in 20 flavors.  They have a couple new flavors that include chocolate chips.  This is a 4-ingredient chocolate chip that has no milk in it but it is made on a line that also makes chocolate chips with milk so they are not claiming those flavors to be 100% dairy-free, soy-free, or vegan.

I have not tried all 20 flavors but I want to tell you about the ones that I have.  Here they are in order of my preference.

Apple pie – loved it, of course not quite as good as fresh baked apple pie ala mode but it was very, very tasty.  I really enjoyed it.  This is one I find myself always choosing at the store.

Lemon – I love lemon flavored things so I figured I would love this and I did, it was awesome.  Not too tart, which I appreciate.

Carrot Cake – sure one of the best parts of carrot cake is the cream cheese frosting but we can’t expect that on a bar when trying to keep things clean and healthy.  Even without the frosting it was very good.

Chocolate coconut chew – good, although primarily tasted the chocolate (not milk chocolate but cocoa powder) and not the coconut and I would have loved to taste more coconut.

Banana bread – good, pretty much tasted like I was biting into banana bread. I know, I know, you are shocked to hear this.  I suspect you thought I would say it tasted like a chocolate chip cookie or something right…..haha only in our dreams would everything we eat taste like a chocolate chip cookie. 

Blueberry muffin – so far I have liked them all and this one didn’t let me down either

Tropical fruit tart – very good as well.  Was hoping to taste a little more coconut because I love coconut but was still very good.

Cherry pie good, although a little tart.

The drawback is they can be pricey….I try to get them when on sale at Safeway for .99

Sometimes you just need a healthy convenient food to take with you in the car, purse, diaper bag, etc.  I think this is a perfect option for those times.   These are not bars I would consider protein bars, since the protein content is not that high but they are a clean, whole food bar.  Simple and tasty!  I suggest stocking up on a few for your purse!

The good folks at Larabar are offering one of my readers a 6 pack of the bars!  To enter do these easy steps:

-        Like me on FB and tell me you did
-        Like Larabar on FB and tell me you did

Earn an extra entry for each of the below you do:

-        follow my blog and tell me you did
-        Share this giveaway on your blog or FB page and tell me you did

Good luck, I will choose a winner on Monday April 16th.


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