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I just tried the ginger snap one this weekend and LOVED it! I gave one to my brother (he was hungry for sweets) and he thought it was great. Said it tastes like pumpkin pie. I have had the banana one and while I love most things banana, I didn't like it all that much. I thought it would be my favorite. Who knows?

I have some of those kinikinick donuts in my freezer (maple and cinnamon) but I have not been doing well with sugars and grains lately. I had half a maple one yesterday afternoon as a treat and felt horrible the rest of the afternoon. I'm sad that I may have to stop eating them. But I did make a killer batch of brownies to compensate and am eating them even right now, as I type. Maybe I'll use my brownie recipe and leave out the chocolate and include cinnamon instead for a coffee cake-like treat. That will help me get over no more donuts. I use almond flour, flax meal, ground coconut, and rice protein powder in my brownie recipe. Yum!


Diagnosed by food challenge, 10/04

Gluten-free since 10/04

Gluten-sensitive genes: HLA-DQ 1,3 (Subtype 6,9)

Interstitial Cystitis, 7/07

Fibromyalgia, 6/11

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I love Larabars. But then, I've never been a Burger King, McDonalds, donut, All American junk food junkie. I grew up in the sixties and seventies with an "organic French mom", raised on a farm. Processed food was never on the menu although plenty of gluten was. And, as a super sensitive, I don't even attempt to do 'replacement foods". Whole foods for me and almost no grains.

And I'm not against real sugar either..... to each his own.

Chow down,


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I like the Lara Bars. Apple Pie, Cherry Pie and Cashew Cookie... I tasted the Lemon and that is good too! I got VIOLENTLY sick from the Key Lime and The Chocolate Coconut (both of which contain raw coconut). I am pretty sure it was the coconut that did me in.

I have SOOOOO many allergies and intolerances that these are a welcome on the go treat. Most of what I can now consume is fraught with preparation and very time consuming. These are great for the ride to and from the kids camp, when I need to leave and don't have time for breakfast in the morning!

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The lara bars are alright at best for a quick snack or something to stash in the car for an emergency. I like the Kind Bars and to me they taste great. Most are gluten free, but there are a few varieties that are not. If they are it is labled on the front of the wrapper. I also like Enjoy Life Sunbutter Crunch bars. My 8 yo son likes them too, much to my suprise.

On the side topic, I like real sugar and find the fruity pebbles yucky. I do like the cocoa pebbles. I used them to make rice crispy treats and did not like them that way. Just give me a bowl and some milk.

Celiac disease(positive blood work/biopsy- 10/2008), gluten free oat intolerent, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Disease, Raynaud's Disease

DS2(age 9):
celiac disease(positive IgA tTG, no biopsy- 11/2010)

DS1(age 13):
repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.

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I personally like most of the Larabars. But, as with any manufactured product there will be flavors and kinds that are better than others depending on your preference and palate.

I have a simple palate and prefer pure natural tasting stuff free of preservatives, additives, and funky colors and modifications.

I cannot stand the thought of processed, nutrient-stripped, sugar and sodium-laden crap that is out there. then again, with all my food allergies and intolerances I couldn't eat them if I wanted.

So, I find the allergies and intolerances a blessing more than anything.

Anyway, it depends on your palate, if you're used to and prefer over-processed boxed and canned "food." and it depends on the tastes and flavors you prefer.

gluten intolerant

lactose intolerant

casein intolerant

egg intolerant

corn intolerant

soy sensitive

mom has rheumatic fever along with other serious GI issues that have yet to be diagnosed.

father is lactose intolerant

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