Friday, January 27, 2012

Gear: Larabars

What is it?
Larabar Fruit & Nut Energy Bar

How does it work?
Obviously, you eat it--but I more often give pieces of it to Sprout for a snack when we're out & about.

Why is it good?
I try to stick to Michael Pollan's rules for defining 'real' food when I'm buying any food in a package: few ingredients, nothing unpronounceable. Larabars fit the bill, some of the many flavours have only TWO ingredients. The ingredients include fruit & nuts, no weird additives, preservatives, colours or anything else you probably shouldn't eat. Don't be fooled by the names of the flavours: though they're called pie, cake & cookie, there's no added sugar. The fruit is pureed, the nuts are chopped quite finely, & the whole things is fairly moist, not at all crunchy, so I think this is a pretty safe snack for little ones.

Where can I get it?
I've seen it at Whole Foods, Costco & even convenience stores.

How much does it cost?
$1-2 a bar (cheapest at Costco)

*I didn't get any freebies or compensation in any way to write this review.


  1. I also get them at London Drugs - they have good sales there at times.

    1. RIGHT! Never even realized they have them. I'll watch out for the next sale... I need to program some kind of sale bot that will prowl the online flyers & websites to tell me when they're below a certain price... Or, rather, find someone who can program this for me. Or maybe this already exists? Anyone?

  2. I love these bars, and have seen numerous recipes online how to make your own (really, a recipe isn't exactly needed - basically throw dates and nuts into a food processor).
    I have yet to try my hand at them, but if I do, and they turn out, I'll let you know! ;)

    1. I know, it's kind of embarrassing that I hadn't really even considered making my own two-to-six-ingredient goop bars... Heh. I imagine they'd be WAY cheaper if made at home.


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