I don’t do product reviews very often. When the opportunity to review LÄRABAR arose, however, I was all over it: Larabars are one of my favorite healthy snacks.
Healthy snacks are incredibly important because they help you balance your blood sugar and support your metabolism between meals. If you are the type of person who gets very hungry between breakfast and lunch and/or lunch and dinner, and then sabotages your otherwise good diet with coffee, sweets, and who knows what else, then you should be eating more healthy snacks. Larabars fit the bill.
Larabars come in nineteen flavors, and it would be hard for me to choose a favorite. If I had to pick one, though, it would be the Cherry Pie. Or maybe the Coconut Cream Pie. Key Lime Pie is pretty awesome too, though. Told you it would be hard to choose.
Larabars contain between 2 and 9 ingredients, all of which are non-GMO. They are preservative-free. Almost all of the flavors are gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free, as well: the exceptions being the flavors that contain chocolate chips (these are fair-trade and naturally sweetened, but they are made in a factory with chocolate chips that do contain milk). Though I do like the flavors that contain the chocolate chips, I think of these more like a dessert. For a truly healthy snack, I stick to the flavors that contain only the dried fruits and nuts, and/or coconut.
Larabars are compact and easy to eat on the run. I keep one in my purse almost all the time in case I am stuck somewhere without access to a healthy snack.
They’ve saved me from my blood sugar getting super low many times.
When compared to other bars on the market, I would put Larabars in the category of a whole foods bar, not a protein bar. They are a bit high in carbohydrates compared to protein, as they are based on dried fruits such as dates; the protein they do contain comes from nuts. Because they are made from real food ingredients only, though, I definitely recommend them over many other bars out there. Additional FYI: Larabars were featured on The Biggest Loser this past Tuesday!
If you’ve never tried Larabars, I think it’s high time you did. They are not expensive (they’re priced at $1-$2 a bar), and if you get your LÄRABAR coupon, you can save $1.