Almost everyone has heard of or seen Larabar’s in their local grocery store, which is why we thought we would keep the introduction limited. In short, Larabar “blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices. Made from whole food, each fl avor contains no more than nine ingredients. Pure and simple, just as nature intended”. They have three product lines–Original, Über and Jocalat–that you can choose from, all of which we will be reviewing at a later date. This review will focus on 4 flavors from their line of original bars, with the rest of the flavors from this line coming at a later date. To learn more about Larabar and how you can get your hands on your own nutrition bars, be sure and head to their web-site for more information.
This review is going to focus on 4 flavors from their original line: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Lemon Bar, Peanut Butter Cookie and Tropical Fruit Tart. The first bar we tried out was their decadent sounding Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip bar, and just like they promised, it’s only made with 4 ingredients. Those 4 ingredients–dates, peanuts, chocolate chips and salt–stand out and make the most of what they’re given, and the truth is that the peanut butter and chocolate chips are the only ingredients you end up tasting after everything is said and done. The texture of this bar is soft and easy to bite down on, but you do manage to get a few peanut pieces and chocolate chips left in the mix that give you some textural difference. Next, we headed for one of the more refreshing flavors in their line, but we’ll be honest and say that their Lemon Bar wasn’t the bar we were most attracted to in the first place. The main and only flavor you get with this bar is lemon, which is actually refreshing and a nice change of pace; however, it certainly isn’t for someone looking to cure their hankering for dessert. This bar did have a nice combination of cashews and almonds, giving it a richer flavor that other bars in the Larabar line don’t really have. The next bar we tested out was their Peanut Butter Cookie bar, and this bar simply tasted like peanut butter. If you’re a fan of peanut butter and everything it represents, just eat this bar and we promise you’ll be happy for the rest of the day. Lastly, we tried out their Tropical Fruit Tart bar, which is a combination of dates, pineapple, coconut and oranges. This bar definitely has a refreshing and fruit quality to it, and if that’s something you’re looking for, then we recommend you give this flavor a try simply because it tastes exactly like its namesake. Overall (4 out of 5).
The pros are that they have a ton of different products and flavors to choose from, you can find them almost everywhere they sell food, they’re made with less than 9 ingredients, the texture is good, all of the flavors taste like their namesake, and it’s just a great product overall.
The cons are that they’re higher in sugar, of which is natural but can still scare people away for some reason.
- Calories 220
- Fat 11g
- Sodium 60mg
- Carbs 26g
- Fiber 3g
- Sugar 19g
- Protein 6g