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Larabar Apple Pie

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Larabar Apple Pie nutrition bar

Larabar makes an outstanding trail bar that comes in a variety of flavors that all taste great, and have a very high calorie per ounce.

Pros

  • They taste great!
  • Great variety of flavors
  • Significant number of calories per ounce

Cons

  • Could use a little more protein per bar

Sometimes it seems like I live under a rock, but the other day my daughter shared a trail bar with me that I had never really heard of before from a brand called Larabar.  I thought the trail bar tasted outstanding as it had a consistency like a dense Fig Newton (another food I really enjoy), which I also really liked.

Now that I have had a Larabar I notice them all the time in the store and wished I would have discovered them earlier.

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When I backpack I have gotten away from cooking, so I am always on the lookout for something that is closer to real food then the typical trail bars that are currently available. I really like the consistency of Larabars as they are like a dense Fig Newton. The picture below is of the Blueberry Muffin Larabar.


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The other thing I really like is the high calorie per ounce. The calories per ounce varies between the different flavors, but here is the data for the three bars in the first photo above:

  • Blueberry Muffin:  Weight - 1.6 oz, Calories - 190
  • Apple Pie: Weight - 1.6 oz, Calories - 200
  • Cashew Cookie: Weight 1.7 oz, Calories - 220

While I'm not really a foodie, the Larabars have very basic ingredients:

  • Blueberry Muffin ingredients: Dates, Apples, Blueberries, and Vanilla Extract
  • Apple Pie ingredients: Dates, Almonds, Unsweetened Apples, Walnuts, Raisins, Cinnamon
  • Cashew Cookie: Cashews, Dates

While not a concern of mine, it seems that all Larabars I have had are Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, and Soy Free.

If you go to the Larabar website a www.larabar.com you'll find that they have a wide variety of products and I am on a quest to find a local store that caries their Superfood Bars that I would like to try.

Overall I have become a real fan of Larabars and would recommend them to anyone looking for a trail bar that tastes good and is also a bit closer to having real food on the trail.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: .98 a bar

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