Monday, July 19, 2010

Snack Series: Larabar Snack Bars

Gotta love ‘em. These bars are so good that I am breaking my rule about including only products that are free of the top eight allergens. But if you can eat nuts, these bars are a terrific take-along snack or lunch box treat.

Why do I like them so much? First – the ingredients. Every Larabar is made with whole ingredients – fruits, nuts, spices, and (in some cases) chocolate. They are power-packed with nutrients. They taste great. And, you can throw them in a bag without fear of smushing or melting. They have flavors like apple pie, and lemon pie, and banana bread. They just recently introduced chocolate chip brownie, and chocolate chip cookie dough, which I am dying to try!

Most of the flavors contain tree nuts (almonds, cashews, etc.). Just a few are made with peanuts. The peanut varieties are made in a separate facility. We stay away from the peanut varieties in my house, and haven’t had any problems with allergic reactions.

All of the bars are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, and kosher.

Larabar Jocalat, Chocolate Cherry, 1.7-Ounce Bars (Pack of 16)But wait – it gets better. Larabar also produces a brand called Jocolat, with chocolate flavors made of the purest chocolate. They make chocolate mint and chocolate coffee, and plain chocolate, among other flavors, but my favorite is the chocolate cherry Jocalat bar. If I can’t have chocolate cake, this will do just fine!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am corn allergic and love these bars. I have to stay away from most of the chocolate bars as they contain corn (that is not on the lable) but if you stick the basic flavors they are great!