Lara bars are another one of my main go to bars. They are the cheapest bars out of the ones I use and the most readily available. The bars themselves are gluten-free, kosher, non GMO, and vegan. However, they do not claim on their labels to be vegan because some of the bars contain chocolate chips that are made in a facility that produces chocolate chips that contain milk products even though the ones they use in their bars do not. They cannot be sure that cross contamination has not occurred so they chose to not state vegan in their labels. Their claim to fame is that all of their bars are made from 2-9 ingredients each.
Each bar contains around 200 calories and is made mostly of various dried fruits and nuts. For example, their carrot cake bar, pictures above, is made of dates, almonds, walnuts, raisins, pineapple, unsweetened coconut, carrots, and extra virgin coconut oil. The bars are chewy and contain chunks of whole nuts and seeds, similarly to the raw revolution bars. These bars are simpler, with less ingredients than the raw revolution bars, but are as equally delicious.
There are 19 different flavors, however, I do not eat all of the flavors because some of them contain juice concentrates over the real fruits, and so I try to avoid those. Some of them also contain chocolate chips which contain sugar, which i generally try to avoid as well. All of that said, there are still 11 flavors available that do not have added sugar or juice concentrates in them. A few of my favorites are peanut butter and jelly, cherry pie, and pecan pie 🙂
You can buy them online or at various stores such as trader joes, whole foods, Dillons, and many others. Like I stated before, they are the easiest to get a hold of. Depending on what part of the country you are in, the bars generally run between $1 and $1.50 per bar or you can buy boxes of them online for around $25 for 16 bars. What do you think of Lara Bars?