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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.

29 Dec 2011, Comments (6)

Cappuccino LARABar

Author: Healthnuttxo

Something new! Don’t you all love new products!? (:

I got a very nice card and some free Cappuccino LARABars from the company a week or so ago (happy holidays to me!) I opened up the box and saw four bars of a flavor I never heard of or saw before- Cappuccino. This might be interesting, I thought. I used to hate coffee/ anything coffee related, but now I am a coffee convert. Thanks all nighters and piles upon piles of work that need to be done and the caffeine boost needed to do it. *sigh*

No, but really. Thanks to the endless work, I now love coffee. And coffee Keurigs are world’s greatest invention. Thank you to the inventor- you are are genius.

ANYWAY, the bars are gluten free, vegan, dairy and soy free, and made with minimal ingredients which I love. I opened up the bar and instantly smelled the coffee aroma. Observing the bar, it looked like a standard LARABar, but I also noticed rather large pieces of almonds.

I took a bite. The familiar date/fruity taste a LARABar often has was there, but not super prominent. I could taste the coffee flavor, but it wasn’t super strong. It had a bit of an awkward bite at the end, like a spice of some sort. I checked the ingredients and didn’t see any spices, so I’m going to say the coffee added that bit of a bite at the end.

The bar was soft, dense and chewy but had the slightly crunchier parts from the almond pieces. It was really satisfying as a snack and curbed my hunger well (almond always take away my hunger pains!). The bar was sweet but not too sweet, and overall pretty good.

As a whole, I’d give this one a 3.5 star rating. I don’t think it’s my favorite, but it was pretty good. My favorites will always be this one and the cookie dough bar!

Which LARABar is your favorite?! (:

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??? 😉

16 Sep 2010, Comments (7)

Carrot Cake LARAbar

Author: Healthnuttxo

I know when the 4 new flavors of LARAbars came out I was excited. LARAbar generously sent me the 4 new flavors to try, and I couldn’t have been more excited. I mean flavors like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough? (which certainly was a hit for me!) Which brings me to today’s review, the Carrot Cake LARAbar, which was equally as delicious, and quite enjoyable.

Hunger struck the other day, and I wanted something sweet, satisfying, and yet on the go. I opened up the LARA bar Carrot Cake bar, which had an orange wrapper, followed by an orangey colored bar on the inside. Like most LARAbars, this one  was made with fruit and nuts, and was a bit calorically dense. However, I didn’t mind eating 200 calories in a small bar, for the flavor was delicious, and the nutrition facts were quite good as well. And, as an added benefit, this bar counted as ½ serving of fruit!

Onto the taste- while I can’t say it reminded me of an uber sweet carrot cake with cream cheese frosting- it was rather sweet and really enjoyable. There certainly was a carrot flavor, but a sweet carrot flavor. It was chewy, dense, and very moist. I couldn’t get over this sort of spice it had to it. What WAS that?, I thought as I chewed on this bar.  I guessed it was cinnamon, and after looking at the ingredients, I confirmed that indeed, it was cinnamon.

Overall, this bar gets 4 1/2 stars from me. Yes, it’s 200 calories for a rather small bar, but the flavor is quite intense and very good, so it’s well worth th 200 calories. Plus I feel good eating this bar, I know that those 200 calories are from heart healthy fats and natural sugars from fruit, rather than added chemicals or other artificial ingredients. Bravo, LARAbar!

1 bar is 200 calories, 8 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 32 grams of carbohydrates, 24 grams of sugar, 5 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein.

Dates, Almonds, Walnuts, Raisins, Pineapple, Unsweetened Coconut, Carrots, Cinnamon, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

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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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