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yankeefan Oct 18, 2010 12:54 PM

I have recenlty become enthralled by any and all of the LaraBars (except a couple). I love the fact that they have only a couple ingredients and now can find them all over the place- Whole Foods, Target, Trader Joes.

This is finally something that is reasonably priced, accessible in a small package, and healthy as you can get.

Great stuff, I'm wondering if anyone else has discovered these and any favorite flavors. My latest has been a fat box of the cashew cookie ones.

Cheers.

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    Isolda RE: yankeefan Oct 18, 2010 01:00 PM

    My 15 year old daughter loves them. What's not to like about pressed fruit and nuts with no weird chemicals or strange protein mixes? She also recommends Pure bars. They're quite similar. I prefer those ridiculously overpriced Spanish pressed fig and almond cakes (Mitica, I think, is the brand name) myself.

    1. nervous.pudding RE: yankeefan Oct 18, 2010 01:17 PM

      I adore the key lime flavor. I always have a Lara Bar in my bag!

      1. BiscuitBoy RE: yankeefan Oct 18, 2010 02:07 PM

        I find some kind of odd flavor to them, maybe it's the variety I tried. Switched to Clif bars for stashing in my pack for trips to the woods

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          im_nomad RE: BiscuitBoy Oct 18, 2010 04:02 PM

          I think I have a bit of a Clif bar addiction, I love them. They make for a quick breakfast on the run, and I usually have a stash in my purse and / or office. My favorites are the Maple Walnut, Crunchy Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Raisin Walnut. mmmm

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            DiningDiva RE: BiscuitBoy Oct 24, 2010 03:31 PM

            If I'm not mistaken, LaraBars are made by Clif. Never been a big gan of either Lara or Clif Bars, but oddly enough I do like Clif's new entry in the energy bar category...Builder bars

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              goodhealthgourmet RE: DiningDiva Oct 24, 2010 05:04 PM

              DD, the Builder's Bar line has been around since January 2004...but all that really matters is that it's new to you ;)

          2. goodhealthgourmet RE: yankeefan Oct 18, 2010 04:29 PM

            i always felt they were hit or miss depending on the flavor. i haven't had one in a few years, but i remember i used to like the ginger and the cherry pie - i thought all the others were too sweet. back when i ate them they only made a handful of flavors - the line has expanded quite a bit since then!

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              ipsedixit RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 18, 2010 04:34 PM

              They were definitely too sweet.

              Some of the flavors was like eating sweet fruit jam mixed with nuts.

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                goodhealthgourmet RE: ipsedixit Oct 18, 2010 07:07 PM

                ok ipse, this confirms it. if i had to name the Hound whose palate i suspect is most similar to mine, it would be you!

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                  ipsedixit RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 18, 2010 07:10 PM

                  Have you ever tried Think Bars?

                  I don't really use protein/energy bars much anymore, but if I had to choose one it would probably the Think Bars. Packed with protein and vitamins, not sweet at all (some would say "cardboard bland") ... and just for you, they're gluten-free.

                  http://www.thinkproducts.com/

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                    goodhealthgourmet RE: ipsedixit Oct 18, 2010 07:31 PM

                    can't. soy. but thanks for "think"ing of me! ;)

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                      Emme RE: goodhealthgourmet Oct 24, 2010 09:38 PM

                      too bad, as i think you'd probably really like the Comfort Bar... i did like the white chocolate cherry chip flavor back when i could still have dairy... sigh. but they were quite tasty and good nutritional breakdown. sweetened with agave too.

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                        goodhealthgourmet RE: Emme Oct 24, 2010 10:29 PM

                        @Emme, i remember when the Comfort Bars first came out - they were doing a demo at Whole Paycheck so i stopped by and checked out the label...soy notwithstanding, i couldn't get past the fact that the first three ingredients were all forms of sugar!

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                      coll RE: ipsedixit Oct 25, 2010 06:52 AM

                      The Think Thin mixed nut bars are one of the most delicious things I've ever tasted, only bad thing is all their bars use artificial sugar. But great to have in the car for hunger attacks.

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                yankeefan RE: yankeefan Oct 24, 2010 12:06 PM

                Just had my first cinnamon roll flavored one, bit of a let down compared to the others.

                Still a few to try, hoping to find another for my arsenal of favorites.

                1. escargot3 RE: yankeefan Oct 24, 2010 12:48 PM

                  i used to buy 'em by the box. but now I watch my carb/sugar intake.

                  so I prefer Greens Plus- Whey Krisp protein Bar.
                  They used to be sold at TJ, but no longer. Need to go to (in the Bay Area) Rainbow Foods.
                  or Whole (Foods) Paycheck.

                  1. rockandroller1 RE: yankeefan Oct 25, 2010 05:28 AM

                    I agree, some are downright bad but the tropical fruit one is the BEST.

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