Larabar makes products that are simple, pure and delicious. If I am honest, and after trying a range of their bar’s and products, I cannot argue with them. Many of their bars only contain 3 or 4 ingredients, all of which I understand and could find myself. I always find this reassuring as I prefer to eat only wholesome and natural products.
Larabar also caters for a range of special diets. Many of their bars are gluten free and vegan. Containing only nuts and fruits. In addition to this, many of their products are raw and so can be eaten by people following raw food diet.
I tried a few of their bars in order to be able to write a review, but I have since bought many more and have no doubt that I will continue to buy their products.
As a lover of apple pie I couldn’t resist trying the apple pie flavor Larabar. The bar contains only 6 ingredients, and provides a quarter cup of fruit and 5 grams of fiber. It was really tasty, being not too sweet, and lightly spiced with cinnamon and raisins. The bar also has almonds and walnuts for a little bit of crunch and a nutty finish. I decided to add a little peanut butter to the bar as I can’t get enough of the spread, but I am sure the bar would have been delicious on its own.
As it is autumn and fast aproaching the holiday season, I couldn’t say no to trying the seasonal pumpkin pie Larabar. I was a little sceptical as I am not the biggest fan of pumpkin flavoured things normally, but once I took my first bite into the bar I was proved wrong. I really enjoyed the rich festive taste of the bar. Additionally, the bar only contained 8 natural ingredients so I couldn’t say no. However, as it is a seasonal bar it is only around during the holidays, so I am going to have to stock up!
The ALT bar range are great for after training sessions as they have the added benefit of being high in protein with each bar having 10g.
As I have already mentioned, I am a lover of peanut butter and all things of that ilk. As a result when I saw that there was a peanut butter cookie Alt bar I just had to try it! I am glad I did because it was delicious. It reminded me of eating cookie dough from the mixing bowl, but with only natural and healthy ingredients eating this Alt bar left me feeling good, and not guilty for eating all of the dough! I would definitely recommend giving the Alt bar’s a try.
Another type of bar that Larabar offers is the ‘uber’. These bars are nutty and sticky. They do not contain the same amount of fruit as the other bars mentioned but what they lack in fruit they make up for in nuts! The sticky, sweetness of the bars comes from honey and brown rice syrup, not from unhealthy sugar alternatives. There are a number of flavours available. So far I have only tried the Roasted Nut Roll, but I am going to head to the shops after writing this as I want to try the other flavors that are available!