This post brought to you by LÄRABAR. All opinions are 100% mine.
Sorry about the comments being down on my last post, Nature’s Candy Bar (which, by the way was inspired by Larabars!). They are open now.
Many of you know that I experienced some pretty bad morning sickness with my last pregnancy during the first couple of months. Soon after I started feeling better, we found out that my mother in law had stage four cancer and she passed away soon after. It’s been a long, hard year. While I generally try to make all of our food, snacks included, from scratch, it honestly hasn’t been possible all of the time this year. So there were a few premade/prepackaged, natural food products that we bought to tide us over.
One of the them was a box of LÄRABAR bars which we bought at Costco. I kept them in my purse for when out and about and it saved me from low blood sugar more than once during my pregnancy. So when I found out that the company was interested in a review on my site, I couldn’t resist. Here’s the pro’s and con’s of this product.
What I love….
I love that they are all natural bars. Almost all of the flavors are sweetened entirely with fruit, which fits nicely into my food philosophy. They are also dairy free, which also fits in well with our restrictions. (My gluten free readers will be glad to note that they are also gluten free). Our favorites include apple pie, cherry pie, lemon bar, and coconut cream pie. They are kind of like a bar version of many of the raw desserts you see on blogs. The cherry pie and lemon bar are tart, which I love. And the coconut cream pie is actually kind of creamy with the addition of coconut oil. I also love that they leave out all of those weird ingredients, like soy protein, and other funny tasting additions that many sport bars use. Blah.
What I wish was different….
I wish they used organic ingredients, and I wish that I didn’t have to throw away plastic when I buy these (one of the “evils” of premade food). I would also love to see some lower sugar options (even though they are sweetened almost entirely with fruit, they do have a high amount of fruit sugar in it). Because of the above issues, I am glad that I can make my own versions of this treat, but I am very glad to have an option for an instant snack, especially in a year like this last year.
They are offering a coupon for a dollar off, if you are interest in this brand. You can get your LÄRABAR coupon here, if you like.
I would love to hear from my readers. When you are in a season of stress or hard circumstances, do you have packaged/premade food that are healthy as well as convenient?