New LARABAR Flavors (Contest)

The good people at LARABAR were kind enough to send me a box of bars with all of their new “uber” flavors!  I would like to take this opportunity to profile my favorite uber bar and announce a CONTEST giveaway for the month of February!

First of all, the reason I choose LARABAR as my dedicated in-between-meal snack is because their bars contain real food.  All of their bars contain no more than 9 simple, recognizable, easy-to-pronounce ingredients.  The bars hover around 200 calories each and they are all gluten-free, non-GMO and kosher.  In fact, the majority of their bars are also dairy-free, soy-free and vegan.  Talk about versatility!

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My favorite LARABAR uber flavor of the bunch is the “ROASTED NUT ROLL”, which contains: Roasted Almonds, Cashews, Brown Rice Syrup, Roasted Peanuts, Dates, Pecans, Roasted Macadamia Nuts, Honey & Sea Salt.  The main difference between the regular LARABAR and the uber bar, in my opinion, is that the uber bars are nuttier and more crunchy.

So on the topic of eating real food…I would like to announce the contest giveaway!  Leave a comment below related to a) the importance of eating food with real ingredients or b) the most egregious artificial ingredient that you purposely choose to avoid, and your name will be placed in a drawing for a FREE box of bars, shipped directly to you by LARABAR!  The contest will end on February 28, 2013.  Hurry up and post your reply now.  Good luck!

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10 responses to “New LARABAR Flavors (Contest)

  1. Richard Axelrod

    My family does not eat any foods containing High Fructose Corn Syrup. We also try to eat whole foods as much as possible. We love LARABAR!

  2. When I get a “real” hunger craving I eat a Larabar, and it makes me feel satisfied.
    It is a “healthy” form of a pick me up when necessary.

  3. Rosie

    We weren’t made to process artificial ingredients or ingredients that have been changed to the point they are ‘artificial.’ It isn’t as common as before, but one artificial ingredient I avoid like poison is Olestra!! Also, sulfur dioxide in dried fruit! – I was surprised when I bought a dehydrator, they have a section in the booklet on how to dry foods with sulfur – scary!

  4. Chris

    Love nuts in bars, always looking for more protein in my diet

  5. Rosie

    OK. It took me a day or so to remember the name of the ingredient I’m seeing more of, and avoid like poison, is Interesterified oil. It is in many peanut butters, etc. I’m a careful label reader, but some ppl only know so much, and may be trying to avoid words they already have heard, this is a manufacturer’s way of replacing a “trans fat” without really re-engineering the product, one icky ingredient with another.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interesterified_fat
    http://www.edgemagazine.net/2008/05/whats-replacing-the-trans-fats-in-your-food-interesterified-fats/

  6. I love Larabars; I eat them almost everyday! I always avoid trans fats in nut butters and everything else for that matter, and refined flours and sugars/high fructose corn syrup. It’s really amazing how many products contain these items…Again, I love Larabar!

  7. Ttrockwood

    Once i finally cut all the “fake foods” from my diet (artificial sweeteners, fat free frozen yogurt, coffeemate etc) i noticed not only did i lose a few pounds (??!) but now i am more satisfied by the foods i do eat and have more energy and less digestive stress!
    I am a huge fan of larabars and cant wait to try this new variety!

  8. Jim Wilhelm

    The most important reason for eating food with real ingredients, for me, is that I both know exactly what is going into my body and know exactly where those calories are coming from. Makes planning my weight loss a lot less stressful.

  9. Thank you all for participating! Your comments are appreciated. I’d like to take this opportunity to announce that ROSIE is the winner of the free case of LARABAR. Congratulations ROSIE!!

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