Categories: LaraBar

I love when I get new products to try, and when new surprises await me in the mailbox or outside my door. To my surprise, I found a little bag from Larabar with some of their new bars, Uber bars, which are sweet and salty fruit and nut bars.

I LOVE fruit and nut bars. Satisfying, sweet, crunchy, and just an awesome snack. Given I also love Larabar because they use minimal ingredients when making their products, I had a feeling these were going to be good 🙂

I got 4 flavors. Bananas Foster, Cherry Cobbler, Apple Turnover, and Roasted Nut Roll.

First one up? Bananas Foster. HAD to try this one first, as I love anything Banana flavored! This one had only 14 carbohydrates, which impressed me, but had 17 grams of fat. I see that as a lot for a snack, but at least it’s heathy fat from walnuts and such.

The taste was pretty good! It reminded me of a banana walnut muffin at first, when you take the first biteand the muffin top is full of walnut pieces. It had a banana flavor, and the walnuts were nice and crunchy, however, the bar was still pretty soft in consistency. There was a bit of an awkward saltiness to it however. Like a little too salty. Don’t get me wrong, it was good. I just think the saltiness outweighed the sweet, and I kind of wish I could throw a chocolate chip or something in there.

However, a good bar! Unique in flavor, and I loved how the consistency was both crunchy yet soft, and the minimal ingredients. This one gets 3.5 stars

Next up, Cherry Cobbler.


This one was very soft. I mostly tasted the almonds at first, with a little bit of a tart/sweet background. Some bites better than others in regards to sweetness. The pecans and almonds were the predominant flavor, and it was crunchy yet soft in consistency. The bar itself is not really sweet- its mostly tart and then has a salty after taste. However, I LOVE the buttery flavor from the pecans 😀

Overall, I liked banana one better. 3 stars

NEXT, Apple Turnover.


All I can say is YUM YUM YUM. It was buttery, crunchy yet soft, and tasted like apple pie :D. It was sweet, had pieces of dried apples and raisins, and it didn’t have so much of that “salty” thing going on, which I liked. In a nutshell (hah), it was super delicious, and it was sticky! There was a little bit of tartness every now and then, and I felt like I definitely needed some water. I thought it was mostly almond flavor for the nuts, but it was actually walnuts!

4.5 stars. My favorite!

Last up, The Roasted Nut Roll.

This one was also good! It was not too sweet, which I liked, and the flavors and crunchiness of the nuts really shined though. It had a bit of that salty taste, but the mild sweetness and saltiness worked REALLY well. Plus, I loved the roasted almond flavor! 4 stars

Overall, really good bars! I like the Uber line, and will definitely buy if I see them in the future. I got my 4 to try for free, and I’m glad I got the chance to try them!

The nutritional information of each bar is similiar, but here is one of the bars stats.

30 Sep 2011, Comments (7)

Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte LARAbar

Author: Healthnuttxo

Look-ee what I got in the mail, as a complete surprise to me…

YEP- some Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte LARAbars! With a cute little bag, button, sticker and slice of information pie.

What a nice welcome surprise once I walked in the door and had a package waiting for me. Thanks, LARAbar!!!

Now, down to business. It looks like your standard LARAbar….

….but it’s not.

This one ROCKS!!!! I noticed the bar seemed softer than usual when I took a bite, but still had that sticky density we all know and (hopefully) love. As I kept chewing, I really loved this bar. It tastes like chocolate covered cherries!!

It was sweet and tart, with that classic date taste. But,  then you get a hint of  dark chocolate flavor and a teensy bit of crunch. I really felt like I was eating almost a cordial cherry, with chocolate covered coating. This is definitely one of my new favorite Larabars!! And, according to the wrapper, this baby is Gluten Free and gives 1/2 of a fruit serving. What’s not to love??

Overall, this gets 4 1/2 stars. Really delicious! I will definitely buy in the future!!

What’s your favorite food involving cherries? I cant say I would turn down a slice of cherry pie 😉

chipped nail polish. *sigh* forgive me??? 😉

30 Apr 2011, Comments (9)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabar

Author: Healthnuttxo

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I’m almost always up for anything that involves peanut butter and chocolate. And when it’s gluten free, AND made with minimal ingredients? SIGN ME UP!

When I opened up the bar, it has a faint smell of a chocolate brownie. Upon first bite, I thought, where’s the peanut butter?! For some reason, I was expecting a chocolate flavored bar with peanut butter chips (which is totally NOT what the name says…just my mind playing tricks on me I suppose (;

But, of course, this was not the case. As I continued to eat it, the subtle flavor of the peanut butter became more prominent. This was actually REALLY tasty! A good chocolate-y flavor, and not so fruity where it’s tart, but rather a subtle fruity flavor.  The flavor of the peanuts shined through as well, especially after a few bites. It was kind of like a fudgy brownie with peanuts in it! The bar itself was moist, chewy and dense, but in a good way.

Overall, pretty yummy.I do slightly wish there was peanut butter chips, but  that’s just my love (read obsession) with peanut butter. It is a tad high in calories given it’s rather small size, but so chock full of goodness that it’s worth the splurge. I’m just going to have to contain myself as to not eat 2 in one sitting  (; 4 stars

I managed to snap a photo before I finished it all (almost forgot- oops!!)

1 bar (45 grams) is 230 calories, 12 grams of fat (3.5 saturated), 26 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 19 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.

Dont forget this Silk Giveaway here!

What’s your favorite thing that combines PEANUT BUTTER and CHOCOLATE? (:


I was given this Larabar to try for free

6 Jan 2011, Comments (5)

Larabar Blueberry Muffin bar

Author: Healthnuttxo

Oh yea, here’s something BRANDDD NEWWW! Yesterday I got a lovely package from LARABAR with some new Blueberry Muffin Larabars inside. YES! I love new products! I thought when I opened the box.

The first thing I noticed was that the wrapper was much more of a plastic-y wrapper than usual, but then again,  maybe it’s just me and my imagination. But onto the bar, not the wrapper (who am I to judge by the outside?)

This bar is “gluten free” “soy free” and “dairy free” , has “no added sugar” and counts as “1/2 serving of fruit” according to the wrapper. How’s THAT for a snack that’s also all natural with only 6 ingredients? (Ok, I sound like an advertisement. I’ll stop now… =P)

The bar was brown in color, with little pieces of nuts and blue spots for the blueberries. Strong cashew flavor, that really reminded me of a sweet cashew butter. It had a slightly tart and yet still sweet blueberry flavor as well.  It was chewy, dense, and very moist. It’s pretty good, actually!

Overall, 4 stars.  While I liked the carrot cake or chocolate chip cookie dough Larabars better, this one was still quite tasty, and a great snack between meals!

1 bar is 190 calories, 8 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 17 grams of sugar and 4 grams of protein.

Dates, Cashews, Blueberries, Blueberry Juice Concentrate, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Vanilla Extract.

Whats your favorite Larabar?

I was provided this bar to try for free from LaraBar.

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I was sent a few bars to try from LaraBar, including the new Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor, and the not-so-new, Tropical Fruit Tart. I was excited- cookie dough anything has thumbs up in my book, and I do love fruity flavors as well.  These bars are a bit on the small side than what I’m used to for the calories they provide. They are about the size of your 2 fingers for width, and your pointer finger for length, at 45 grams each.

Tropical Fruit Tart- woo! This one was fruity! I could definetly taste the orange and pineapple flavor immediately upon tasting it. The smell is also awesome! So fresh, fruity, and well, summery! There were little bits of almonds scattered throughout the bar, and also little bits of coconut which provided texture to the overall chewy and dense feel of the bar. It wasn’t too sweet, but enjoyable. My mom tried a bit, and she said it tasted like a fruit cake. 3 1/2 stars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough- okay. can we say YUM!? Not only did I receive these on a hot day, so they awaited in my mailbox all nice and gooey and melty, but this was really tasty! The chocolate chips were melted, and had a sweet chocolate flavor, and there actually were a lot of them too. It was sweet, but not too sweet, and had a nice cashew flavor. It didn’t really taste like cookie dough, more like a soft baked cookie right out of the oven, but either way- delicious! The only drawback is I could TOTALLY inhale 2 of these at once, and each is 220 calories. Yikes! 4 1/2 stars

Overall, I really enjoyed these. I think it’s great that they provide healthy fats, some fiber and help towards your daily fruit servings, as well as having minimal ingredients and being all natural. Although small and calorie dense, I think they are a good snack or good before a workout. The back of the wrapper says they “will lift your vitality and provide energy with every bite”, and I agree. These rock!

*Have you tried any LaraBars? What’s your favorite Larabar Flavor?*

Tropical Fruit Tart- 1 bar is 210 calories, 12 grams of fat,  25 carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 19 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein.

Dates, Pineapple, Unsweetened Coconut, Almonds, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut oil, Cashews, Orange Juice Concentrate, Orange Peel.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough- 1 bar is 220 calories, 11 grams of fat, 28 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 19 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

Dates, Chocolate Chips (unsweetened chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla), Salt.

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