Friday, August 28, 2009

Product Review: Larabar

One of my biggest struggles being pregnant is satisfying my frighteningly-large appetite in a healthy way while on the go. While I've had many cookie/cake/McDonald's feasts over the past few months, it doesn't mean I haven't been on the lookout for something healthy and delicious that I can eat in a pinch.

Well, I think I've found my answer. I have eaten three Larabars in the past 15 hours and I am not ashamed. These bars are not only good, they're good for you at about 200 calories each and made entirely of fruit and nuts. They have no added sugar, are raw, unprocessed, non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy free, soy free, vegan and kosher. But, who cares... most important of all, they are YUMMY!

Larabars come in flavors like Banana Bread, Peanut Butter Cookie, Cinnamon Roll and Coconut Cream Pie (oh my!) Each of the flavors I have tried are sweet and delicious and I love the bar's dense texture. They're totally filling and they don't taste like those fake power bars (because they are not).

I stumbled upon Larabars while on a ravenous bender in Whole Foods in Manhattan's Union Square ($1.89 a bar), but they're available for us Queens mamas at Trader Joes at 90-30 Metropolitan Avenue. You can also order bars online at the Larabar Store linked HERE. They are $2 a bar or $27 ($1.69 a bar) for a box of 16.

I'm thinking I'll need to buy myself the $27 variety pack with all 16 flavors. Luckily, my husband doesn't like the bars (too healthy?) so I will get to have them all to myself!


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