Is It Healthy? LÄRABAR

The “LÄRABAR is a delicious blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices. Made from 100% whole food, each flavor contains no more than nine ingredients. Pure and simple, just as nature intended.” (website)

The first time I ever sampled a LÄRABAR was yesterday. In previous “Is It Healthy” posts, I received requests to feature the LÄRABAR and decided it was probably wise to actually sample the bar. After all, I want to bring you products that are healthy AND delicious!

My overall consensus? HEALTHY! Gluten, dairy, and soy-free, non-GMO, vegan, AND kosher, super simple ingredient lists (no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives), and each bar is ~200 calories with 3-5 g of fiber! While the sugar content is high, there are no added sugars. I would say this is an excellent choice for an afternoon snack, especially for those with special diet needs.

I sampled the Cherry Pie flavor and really enjoyed the chewy texture and sweet flavor. With just 3 simple ingredients; dates, almonds, and unsweetened cherries, and a FULL serving of fruit, I felt satisfied for a good 2 hours. Now I am curious to sample more flavors!

The only downside of the LÄRABAR is they are a teensy bit expensive. I noticed each bar was between $1.39-1.69 EACH. I suppose, in this day in age, you get what you pay for, but this price is just a tad high for my taste.

Ultimately, although I thoroughly enjoyed my sample, I wouldn’t regularly purchase the LÄRABAR bars.  However, if I was in a bind and NEEDED a quick snack (say from the gas station), LÄRABAR would probably be one of my best bets! Otherwise, I might just nosh on a trail mix made with nuts and dried fruit.

QUESTION: Have you sampled the LÄRABAR? If so, what are your favorite flavors?

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