Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Larabar Reviews

Hello folks! How we doing? Happy Wednesday :) My day started off just right with a 1.5 mile run and then Body Pump. Now its work time. As you may remember, the WONDERFUL people at Larabar sent me samples of their three new flavors: Peanut Butter and Jelly, German Chocolate Cake and Tropical Fruit Tart. Four of my lovely fellow fitness instructors ran the taste testing on the bars and here are the results:

Kristen tried Peanut Butter and Jelly

Her thoughts: "When I took my first bite, I thought…”Mmm….peanut butter and jelly. Tasty!” Then a few more seconds into chewing it, it had a bit of a tang to it. I think the cherry came out. I am not a cherry fan so that’s probably why it hit me so quickly. BUT, I started eating a couple of more bites and really started enjoying it. For an overall synopsis of the bar….I enjoyed it thoroughly. Slight taste of PB & J with a granola bar feel. Just wish I enjoyed cherries more."

Gina also tried the Peanut Butter & Jelly


Her thoughts: "The bar is like a PB & J to go!! without the work! Its filling and was great after a class and a 3 mile jog. Much better then my "after workout granola bar". However, it was too good to share, so I didn't =D"

Jo Ann tried the German Chocolate Cake



Her Thoughts: "I liked it. It was very tasty. It keep me fuller for the morning versus the Zone bar. Not as many proteins in the bar as I would like." Then she asked where she could purchase some ;)

Aleshia tried the Tropical Fruit Tart


Her thoughts: "The Tropical Fruit Tart Larabar is very yummy. I like the tropical fruit taste. The pineapple and orange flavors come out nicely."
Great job on the new flavors Lara! I know I will be purchasing ALL of these in the future. Hope you guys enjoyed the reviews. Thank you ladies!!!!

41 comments:

katherine said...

I love that you had your colleagues/friends review the bars! I've been looking for them everywhere in my neighborhood and have yet to find any of the new flavors. The PB&J flavor better watch out when I do though!

Jessica said...

How fun - I love the review style!

I really want to try the tropical fruit tart - yum!

Anna said...

Love it. Sometimes it's nice to get the candid opinions of non-bloggers who might not be familiar with products like laras. Neat idea!

Holly said...

You are so sweet to let your friends try out the bars!! I'd want to keep the PB&J to myself. ;-) At first I thought Kristen was you!

I hope these bars are available SOON at my grocery store. I love Laras - they really keep me full and I love the short ingredient list. Thanks for the reviews, girlies!

Eve said...

I can't wait to try those flavors!!! PB&J sounds the best to me, and I do love cherry :)

fittingbackin said...

Fun post! I think German chocolate would be my go-to bar! Thanks! :)

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) said...

What a fun post! Loved the reviews!

coco said...

Great review! They all sounds yummy~

Krista said...

Love how you got your friends to review the bars! I enjoyed reading their thoughts...

Anne said...

Thanks for the reviews! I can't wait to try them, especially the tropical fruit one. Yum!

Taylor said...

Cute idea to have your friends review them! I can't wait to try the PB&J bar!

Holly said...

LOVE those reviews - too cute! those choc chip oatmeal cookies just don't look so bad either :)

Mandy said...

haha this was great, Erica! I love it!

I can't wait to get my hands on the PB&J :)

Rebecca said...

what a cute post...i love how your clients were a part of it:)

Angharad said...

Mmmm, I really wanna try the PB&J one! I need to know for myself!

Diana said...

YAAAAAY I can't wait to try the new flavors! Esp. PB&J. I think it was pretty much fate that they created that flavor. :)

Lauren said...

I can't wait to try these new flavors! Fun reviews :).

itsawrapteacher said...

German chocolate caught my eye! Mmm..where can I get my hands on this!?

Julie said...

I can't wait to try PB&J!!! great job by your friends :)

Rose said...

That's such a great way to do a review! I love multiple perspectives :)

K from ksgoodeats said...

I love the reviews - thank you to your guest posters ;)

therunningyogini said...

Oh man! Now I'm hungry! I've only tried a few larabars due to the price and being difficult to find, but I REALLY loved the ones I tried! Sometimes a splurge is worth it :-) Have a great day!!!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Ooh I didn't know they had new flavors! Love Lara. Wish they were organic, but oh well. Your friends must be psyched to be featured on your blog!

Bridget said...

YUM! I got those bars too and so far have just had the PB&J but I am SO excited to try the others. I think I am going to love the Tropical fruit one :)

heyitstay said...

Cute!! I'm so excited to try the PB&J, but I agree I'm not a huge fan of the cherry pie one. Too tart for me! Don't know how I'll feel about the German chocolate cake since I don't like coconut, but we'll see. Thanks for the reviews!

Brooke said...

YAY I loved this!!! I can't wait to try them all, espesh PB&J!

allijag said...

Love the review! I just sent Larabar a note yesterday DESPERATLY BEGGIN them to send me the new samples! I'm not above beggin' ;)

lesley said...

Wonderful reviews! I can't wait to try them myself!

Juliana said...

It seems that you all had a lot of fun...great!

vegetarianontherun said...

Yay thanks for the reviews!!! I can't wait for the Jocolat one to come out...fingers crossed I'll be able to find it soon!

healthy ashley said...

I love the different reviews!

As for my PB, yes, it's from Costco. It was my first time buying that brand but I will buy it from now on. It has a really good neutral taste and the only ingredients are peanuts and salt. And it is super creamy!

NoMeatAthlete said...

Funny post :) Somehow, I've avoided ever running into a Larabar. PB&J sounds best to me.

Ada said...

Thanks for your Larabar reviews, your format was so clever! I have not seen the new flavors near me yet, but I am super excited to try them!!!

april said...

Yum! I can't wait for those bars to hit stores!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

So cool to get other 'expert' opinions on the new flavs--I think I would love the pb&j because I am a serious addict to anything cherry!

Trish said...

I typically don't do bars - although I like them if I am travelling around. Good for when you're on the go for an extended time.

I want to try these - still haven't seen them at any stores near me though. :-(

bhealthier said...

Loved the review ladies!!

I also agree that larabars, while super tasty & healthy, do not have as much protein as I would like for price! For a snack type bar that is "on the go" kind of eating- I need more protein "on the go" to fill me up! They really do taste good though!

Deva said...

I am excited for the PBJ LaraBar. I like to take their PB Cookie and their Cherry ones and eat them together, so this one will be perfect for me!

Diana said...

The PB & J bar sounds great! Such a cute write-up! I think I may have to pick up some from Whole Foods sooooon...

ttfn300 said...

how fun!! did you try any yourself??

THE ACTORS DIET said...

i was lucky enough to snag some of these bars too and they are super duper tasty. i think the PB and J was my fave one, just tasted like childhood.