May 11, 2013

Review: Larabar - Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bar

Larabar is a brand of unprocessed energy bars that are gluten-free, non-GMO, and kosher according to the box. I recently tried Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabars, which are made with dates interspersed with dark chocolate chips and chunky peanut butter.

A box of eight 1.6-ounce bars is normally around $6.99.

As a fan of peanut butter and chocolate, I dig the flavor here. The addition of dates adds an extra dimension to the combination that works out quite well with the classic pairing.

The ingredients in each bar are really simple: dates, peanuts, chocolate chips (unsweetened chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla) and sea salt.

In terms of texture, I didn't feel the peanut butter so much. It seems mixed in pretty well with the dates and chocolate chips. I think it's actually what keeps the bar together. The bar takes on a fairly uniform dark brown color with small bits of chopped peanuts. The peanuts aren't big enough for any crunch and the overall result is somewhat dense, soft, moist, and just slightly crumbly.

Overall, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabars are pretty tasty for a snack or light breakfast and worth a try if you favor the chocolate-peanut butter combo.

Nutritional Info - Larabar Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip bar
Serving Size - 1 bar (45g)
Calories - 220 (from Fat - 110)
Fat - 11g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 60mg
Carbs - 26g (Sugar - 19g)
Protein - 6g

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