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Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
I try to help the environment and purchase organic products where possible.

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Friday, 4 January 2013

Larabars Review


Well it’s a new year and almost the one year anniversary of my blog! Wow – I didn’t think I’d still be blogging after a year, but it’s quite fun, and I hope to be able to do more posts and products reviews this year :)

Apple PieSeeing how most people have a healthy food focus at the beginning of the year, I decided to do a post about Larabars. These bars are great for travelling, after the gym, afternoon pick up or even a sweet snack.
  
This company has 3 different lines of products: Larabar, Uber and Jocalat. The only ones available in Canada are the original Larabar line. However, there are a ton of flavours to choose from, so it’s all good. 

Costco sells a variety package that works out to be about $1 per bar – that’s the cheapest I’ve seen around these parts. They usually retail at $2-$2.25 but can go on sale for $1.50.

Apple Pie and Peanut Butter chocolate chip are probably my favorite. These bars are simply a combination of pressed fruits, nuts and spices are not cooked. All larabars are gluten free and non-GMO, but check out their website if you need more specifics for vegan and dairy.

While I was in Florida, I tried the Uber line of products. I had the Apple Turnover and the Cherry Cobbler. Both were delicious and had a bit more texture than the original line. It was almost like a dessert :D

Larabars tend to be about 200 calories per bar, 4-5 grams of fiber and yes they do contain fat. The fat comes from the fact the bars contain nuts. If you have fat restrictions, you may want to look at the fat content more closely.

I consider these to be a whole foods type of snack that keeps me fueled with nutritious ingredients!

They are a great staple for your gluten free cupboard!

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