I first learned about LARABARs, oddly enough, from a recipe on how to make homemade ones. Kind of funny, but I was interested in trying them for myself because they looked like a good, wholesome way to get a balanced mix of carbs, protein and fat in a natural way.
LARABARs consist of not much more than dried fruit, nuts and spices. Very simple and very *whole foods* if you will. Some do have chocolate, but it is vegan chocolate (and very good stuff at that!) Check out their product quality statement here.
I was sent 4 flavors of LARABARS to try and review. I was able to chose my flavors, so I chose some that I did not see in the stores very often.
I’m not sure how they did it, but this REALLY tasted like a banana nut muffin. YUM!
While this didn’t taste as much like an actual blueberry muffin, I love dried blueberries and this was quite tasty.
This was my absolute favorite of the four. Dark Chocolate + dried cherries? Bliss!
This was a nice, spicy, gingery bar and I really enjoyed the different flavors that melded well together.
Now, let me say that LARABARs are MY treat. I only eat them when my son is not around or we’re someplace where he can’t get to me, like in the car. His tree nut and peanut allergies are not so sensitive that we can’t have whole nuts in the house (although some would argue that a few of us actually ARE nuts). That said, I keep them up, he knows they are off limits and will make him sick AND I do not feed them to my daughter. She is super messy and I don’t trust her! If you have a person in your household with a very sensitive peanut or tree nut allergy, this is a product that I would not recommend to you.
This IS, however a great treat for those that are on a gluten free diet. Even if you are on a dairy free diet, as long as you don’t have sensitivities to dairy produced on the same lines, this is a great product that you can feel good about putting in your body.
I received these products free of charge from LARABAR. I was not paid for my review and my opinions are my own.