People often think that those of us with “special” diets can’t enjoy treats. To them I say, behold the LARABAR.
LARABARs give you no worries.
If you’re vegan, no worries.
If you eat a raw diet, no worries.
If you’re avoiding sugar, no worries.
If you can’t eat gluten or soy, no worries!
They’re really that awesome. Most flavours are under five ingredients of REAL food. Not chemicals or supplements, but pure food.
The lovely folks over at LARABAR sent me over six flavours to review. I tend to get into ruts with my favourite products. As in, I find a flavour I love and I buy that and only that. That has been me and my Chocolate Coconut Chew LARABAR flavour.
BUT my horizons have been broadened!
Now I have found new loves. Many of them.
I was sent LARABARs in yes, my favourite Chocolate Coconut Chew, but also Peanut Butter Chocolate, Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Coconut Cream Pie. LARABAR currently makes 19 flavours in total.
So I may have a new favourite. Ahem…
Canadian readers – this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavour is new to Canada this fall (in Canada it will just be called Chocolate Chip, though it really tastes like cookie dough)! Thank goodness; I already need to re-stock.
It has FOUR ingredients – that’s it! Cashews, dates, chocolate chips and sea salt. Hello??
But I still, of course, love my staple, with its five ingredients – dates, almonds, walnuts, unsweetened cocoa powder and unsweetened coconut:
To me, the taste of coconut is synonymous with my childhood in Cayman, so I always have a special place in my heart for coconut anything (see Chocolate Coconut Chew comments, above). I may have found a new Holy Grail of coconut-ness though (yes, I like to make up words)…the Coconut Cream Pie LARABAR.
And for fall, and a bit of a lighter granola bar-type flavour, indulge in the Apple Pie. It has six ingredients: dates, almonds, unsweetened apples, walnuts, raisins and cinnamon. Yet my mom’s favourite was the Cherry Pie so, basically, they’re all good. You’re not going to be disappointed no matter which flavour you choose, so at this point it’s just that fun game of choosing the best of the best.
And choosing the best of the best is exactly what I’m going to ask you to do!
Oh yes. The lovely people at LARABAR don’t just like to send me stuff. They’re going to send one reader some LARABARs too – and you get to choose your own six flavours! And this is open to both Canadian and US readers!
UPDATE!!! Um, the amazing people at LARABAR are adding on a BONUS prize! In addition to receiving a selection of six flavours of LARABARs, the winner will also get a box of 16 Coconut Cream Pie bars!
NOTE: Each of these gives you one entry. You can enter up to 5 times! But you MUST leave a comment for EACH entry you do. The number of comments you leave will be the number of entries you get.
- Tweet about this giveaway, tagging me (@AnnaWootton) and providing a link to this post (here’s a short link for you: http://bit.ly/oOrz2p)
- Follow me on Twitter (@AnnaWootton)
- Like The Guiltless Life on Facebook (www.facebook.com/theguiltlesslife) and write on the wall that you’re entering the giveaway!
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- Leave a comment stating which six of these 19 flavours you will choose if you win the prize
The giveaway is open until Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 pm Pacific time. The winner will be announced in Friday’s post!