This post brought to you by LÄRABAR. All opinions are 100% mine.
Quick and simple review: I love Larabars. They are very likely my absolute favorite energy bar out there today.
I have tried a ton of energy bars over the years. For a few years, at least (..maybe more like 7), I lived off of energy bars way more than I probably should have. I still remember when I first saw Larabars. I noticed them on the large shelf of energy bars at the health food store where I worked and, naturally, was very curious about them and went to check out the ingredients. I was shocked. All whole foods, no added sugars or sweeteners, no artificial anything, vegan, soy-free (quite unusual for energy bars, especially vegan ones), and non-GMO. (And for those who care, they are also gluten-free and Kosher.)
I’ll admit that I had a bit of a guilty conscience regarding my addiction to and reliance on energy bars, but no guilt eating these. Of course, they’re not only one of my absolute favorites for health reasons. They are also delicious. :D
If you would like to try these out (or are a huge fan already, like me), LÄRABAR is currently offering coupons to get $1 off 2 Larabars on its site. Go and get your LÄRABAR coupon today. Wondering what flavors to try? My favorites for a long time were Cherry Pie (which I keep craving as I think and write about these), Banana Bread, and Cashew Cookie. Now, the company has a number of new flavors. Of those, I would aim you towards: Blueberry Muffin, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Carrot Cake. However, everyone’s got their own preferences — you should, of course, go with the flavors that look the most appealing to you.
Even without the coupon, though, Larabars are some of the cheapest energy bars out there, normally only costing $1-$2. Another reason to love them. :D
There’s not much room to doubt the healthfulness of these real-food energy bars (they are simple and pure, based on whole foods), but if you want someone else’s opinion on the matter, I’ll note that trainer Brett of NBC’s The Biggest Loser recently featured them on the March 8, 2011 episode with contestants Ken, Rulon, and Justin. I imagine that made the company happy. Really, though, they are one of the best energy bar options (if not the best) out there.
LÄRABAR was founded in 2003 and now produces 19 different flavors. Check them all out at Larabar.com.
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