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#1 love2travel

 
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:31 AM

Lara bars seem to be beloved by many. I tried one a few months ago and did not care for it (apple, I think). At the grocery store this morning they were on sale for $1.49 each (and several kinds available) so I bought more (we have an upcoming trip to Europe so want to stock up). I tried the cherry flavour and literally had a hard time finishing it! That is extremely unusual for me as I love food utterly. So, what flavours are your favourites? Which shall I try? I would like to like them because they are convenient. As I'm a scratch cook I always believe homemade is better and of course I am aware that we all have different tastes but these somehow evade me. I do not loathe them - but am disappointed. :( I would rather "spend" my fat and calories elsewhere! :D Anyone else disillusioned? :P
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:37 AM

My son didn't like Lara bars at all, and I thought they were "OK" at best.

He lives on ZonePerfect bars. They are the best I have found as far as high protein balanced with relatively low carbs and fat. Although our favorite flavors are different, we both like several varieties.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:54 AM

I don't like the cake-like LaraBars. For me it's all the chocolate kinds, cashew cookie and pecan pie, that's all. Forget the apple pie, cherry pie....etc. - waste of money :P
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:57 AM

My youngest likes the Cashew Cookie the best and my oldest likes the Coconut Cream Pie one the best, of course she is on a major coconut kick right now though.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:58 AM

I loved the coconut ones but can't find them around here anymore. The others are so-so . . . something to keep in my bag for emergencies.

I much prefer Kind bars. They cost a little more but are so much better.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:30 AM

I loved the coconut ones but can't find them around here anymore. The others are so-so . . . something to keep in my bag for emergencies.

I much prefer Kind bars. They cost a little more but are so much better.


I must google Kind bars - have never seen them. Thanks!
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:17 AM

Try Kind bars. I love them and to me are much better than Lara Bars.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:28 AM

I don't like Lara Bars either. Thought I was the only one!
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:28 PM

I do enjoy LaraBars, especially the Key Lime Pie and Coconut varieties. I have recently found Bora-Bora Bars, though, and am totally in love! :D
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:58 PM

My daughter and I do not like any of them. We don't see the appeal.

But when I was on a raw vegan diet, I tried some brownies that were really good. The recipe I am posting is just the first one I found. It isn't exactly what I used. The one I used had no honey or agave nectar and no coconut but other than that I believe it is the same. So you might try that. But keep in mind it won't be raw unless you use truly raw products. Not an issue though if you don't follow that kind of diet.

http://therawtarian....brownie-recipe/
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:14 PM

Lara bars seem to be beloved by many. I tried one a few months ago and did not care for it (apple, I think). At the grocery store this morning they were on sale for $1.49 each (and several kinds available) so I bought more (we have an upcoming trip to Europe so want to stock up). I tried the cherry flavour and literally had a hard time finishing it! That is extremely unusual for me as I love food utterly. So, what flavours are your favourites? Which shall I try? I would like to like them because they are convenient. As I'm a scratch cook I always believe homemade is better and of course I am aware that we all have different tastes but these somehow evade me. I do not loathe them - but am disappointed. :( I would rather "spend" my fat and calories elsewhere! :D Anyone else disillusioned? :P

Hi, It`s not just you, I cannot make myself fimish a bar either,waste of money, Blah! try find different snack goodie.Terri
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:43 PM

I'm one of those that like Lara Bars. For me, I love dates, raisins, craisin and other dried fruit along with plain nuts. I can eat any of those things just alone as a snack and that's pretty much all there is to Lara Bars. I think some people try them expecting them to taste just like their names--like the apple pie one does not taste anything like apple pie! It just has some seasonings in common with apple pie. So if you have that expectation and try them then, yeah, you probably won't like them. The "lemon bar" does not compare to a lemon bar at all but it does have a nice lemony flavor, etc, etc. My favorite is either the cashew cookie or peanut butter cookie--just don't expect them to be as sweet as an actual cookie since they don't add any sugar to them. The Key Lime Pie is pretty good too. If you don't like them however it's really no big deal. I've been reading all the scrumptious, rich and delicate desserts that you make since you came on this board. If I ate dessert on regualr basis I probably would never want a Lara Bar either. They cetainly don't compare to eating actual key lime pie or actual peanut butter cookies. :P
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:54 PM

I'm one of those that like Lara Bars. For me, I love dates, raisins, craisin and other dried fruit along with plain nuts. I can eat any of those things just alone as a snack and that's pretty much all there is to Lara Bars. I think some people try them expecting them to taste just like their names--like the apple pie one does not taste anything like apple pie! It just has some seasonings in common with apple pie. So if you have that expectation and try them then, yeah, you probably won't like them. The "lemon bar" does not compare to a lemon bar at all but it does have a nice lemony flavor, etc, etc. My favorite is either the cashew cookie or peanut butter cookie--just don't expect them to be as sweet as an actual cookie since they don't add any sugar to them. The Key Lime Pie is pretty good too. If you don't like them however it's really no big deal. I've been reading all the scrumptious, rich and delicate desserts that you make since you came on this board. If I ate dessert on regualr basis I probably would never want a Lara Bar either. They cetainly don't compare to eating actual key lime pie or actual peanut butter cookies. :P


You know, I think that's it! I expected them to taste as advertised! I was expecting something completely different. Not that they're bad - they're not - but just not what I thought they would be. I, too, love dried fruits and nuts but to be honest prefer other dessert-y sorts of things. I'm a texture person and love to incorporate crunchy, smooth, crispy, chewy all into one thing if I can. I will still take them with me on our trip because they are convenient and certainly not available where we're going. :)
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:01 PM

You know, I think that's it! I expected them to taste as advertised! I was expecting something completely different. Not that they're bad - they're not - but just not what I thought they would be. I, too, love dried fruits and nuts but to be honest prefer other dessert-y sorts of things. I'm a texture person and love to incorporate crunchy, smooth, crispy, chewy all into one thing if I can. I will still take them with me on our trip because they are convenient and certainly not available where we're going. :)


I think you've got it. Just think of them as a snack, NOT a dessert and you will probably like them more. ;)
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:29 PM

I think you've got it. Just think of them as a snack, NOT a dessert and you will probably like them more. ;)

Great advice. Sometimes my expectations are a wee bit high... :lol:
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