Hi guys! So, remember the other day with all the excitement of packages arriving and being ripped open? Well, I have had some time to nibble my way through all three flavors of Larabars that were so generously sent to me. I have also been distributing them to my friends and family, and have gotten their responses as well. Now it's time to tell you all about it!
First off, Larabar is a company that focuses on filling the body with only good-for-you, nutritious things. They believe that "food is most satisfying in its simplest form". These nut and fruit bars contain high quality ingredients for a simple and delicious product. I was VERY impressed upon reading the ingredients lists for these three flavors. The cashew bar has only two ingredients, and it happens to be my favorite! Score! No hidden, scary additives. No bizarre preservatives. I can even pronounce every ingredient! To top it all off, they are gluten, dairy and soy free, vegan, and kosher! Not too shabby!
Now, on to the flavors! As I said, the Cashew is my favorite, and Ben's favorite as well. All it has in it are dates and cashews! The thing I really like about this flavor is that it doesn't just taste date-y. Lots of date based bars lack much interest, and just taste like dates. Not the best. The cashew flavor really comes out in these, and although they are a bit plain, they are the perfect tasty snack.
The cocoa coconut chew bars were second in line. I had hoped that these would taste a bit more chocolatey than they did, given the name. It could use a bit more coconut for my taste buds, too, but it's otherwise a very good flavor. I do get more of a date flavor from this bar though. Containing dates, almonds, walnuts, cocoa powder and dried coconut it's another healthy choice!
Key lime was our least favorite, although I have different feelings about it each time I eat one. The lime and coconut flavors come through very strongly, which I liked a lot, but the sweetness from the dates just doesn't seem to meld well. I don't know why. This bar also seems to be a bit softer than the others. I think you just have to be in the mood for this flavor. I had one yesterday, and didn't really like it at all. But I just ate one, to refresh my memory before writing this review, and I found it to be very full flavored and refreshing, with a lot tangy interest in my mouth. Pretty darn good! I am so indecisive! This one contains dates, cashews, almonds, dried coconut, and lime juice concentrate.
Each time I eat one of these I have to re-read the ingredients to convince myself that they are so healthy. The sweetness really makes these bars feel like a treat. Plus, they are really handy to keep in a car, purse or backpack as they don't melt! After trying these I really want to try their other flavors, there are so many!
If these bars are something you'd like to try, then all you need to do is enter my giveaway! I'll be sending out cases of 12 bars, with 4 of each of the above flavors for your sampling pleasure!
How do you enter?
-You must be a "follower" of the Ravenous Rowie blog
Then choose one of the following three actions:
- leave me a comment on this post, telling me which Larabar flavor is your favorite.
-Or, if you have never tried one, which flavor are you most interested in trying?
-Or what do you think the next new Larabar flavor should be?
I will do the drawing for the winners a week from today, on Sunday, September 26th. I have a lot of these to give away, so your chances of winning are pretty good! Good luck!