Larabars - Reacting? in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications Posted January 20, 2009 · Report to Admin just found this. i eat paleo and i cook all of my meals, so i know when i have a gluten reaction. i also eat fruits, vegetables and nuts all day and everyday with no reaction. so, it has nothing to do with insoluble fiber or raw ingredients. i eat raw nuts, vegetables and fruit with every meal. with that said, i have had two moderate reactions from eating larabars. this is very disappointing because i thought i had found a dependable gluten free/grain free snack bar. once again, i have obviously been proven wrong. as mentioned in a previous response, it is not with all of the flavors and i cannot be for sure if both reactions came from bars with cashews, although, one did. a lemon flavored bar. however, i think the second reaction was from eating the pecan pie bar. as i said, this is extremely disappointing. the packaging even certifies gluten free status. downright scary! i think this validates independent testing. there are several labs that would do this at a fee, but it would be well worth it in order to find out the truth. it could be that some of the nuts are roasted, not dry roasted or not properly cleaned before production. i always wash dry nuts before eating and have never had a problem. of course i always buy raw or dry roasted only as i have been glutened on roasted nuts and raw nuts packaged in a facility with wheat in the past. anyway, i think as a society, we are getting close to a wave of law suits, which sadly might be needed to introduce proper legislation. this is insanity and obvious negligence on behalf of the manufacturer, if found guilty. is larabar claiming they are below the minimum parts per million level to be legally gluten free? because from my experience, zero parts per million is the only gluten free status that i care about. i will contact larabar for answers asap on this. once again, truly sad, considering they seem to care enough about making a healthy and safe gluten-free product.