Monday, November 25, 2013

LARA Bar Reviews and Giveaway #Runwithlara

The the nice people at LÄRABAR asked if I would be willing to try some samples of LÄRABAR. It took me all of two seconds for me to respond with a HECK YES!  My only prior experience with these bars were the the small samples that I got at race expos.  I was excited to see what other flavors they had to offer.  I was floored when this package came to my door.  I was not expecting the mother load of samples.

These bars were very appealing to me because they are all gluten free!  I also liked the fact that there was not a paragraph of ingredients that I could not pronounce.  Simple.  I dig that.  You can learn more about these HERE.

Since I can't eat off of these myself (Yes I could...who am I kidding?!?!), I employed a few of my real life running buddies to help me with this review.

KELLY-Recently completed her first 10K and has committed to running her first Marathon!
Personal Fav:
uber Cherry Cobbler
Her thoughts:
Very tasty and filling.  Perfect for a quick breakfast.

STACIA-Is not a fan of running but is now doing it regularly and is trying to get me to do the Polar Dash.  
Her thoughts:
Favorite:  Apple Pie
Good but a bit too high in sugar and fat for her liking.

BFF-Runs for fun and may have been bullied into her first marathon by yours truly.
Favorite:  Blueberry Muffin-
Her thoughts:
LOVE LOVE LOVES them.  Has become her go to snack for the afternoon.

UNCLE LARRY-(Not my uncle and not a dude...long story) Just ran her first marathon and kicked ass at several other running events:
Favorite:  Peanut Butter Cookie
Her thoughts:
It was sweet, very 'moist' and surprisingly tasted similar to the flavor of a pb cookie, however, the texture, was that of pureed dates.

Chubby Hubby-He doesn't run but is one hell of a course supporter.
His thoughts:
Pumpkin Pie.   It is alright.  (Aka good.  His is a man of few words)

My Brother-He doesn't run and has a raging nut allergy. I thought it was funny to try to feed him a bar made out of nuts and he was not amused.  He is still miffed about the time I accidentally fed him a pistachio which resulted in a trip to the ER.....on Christmas.

Me-Yeah, I run but it has been awhile (Stay tuned for that post).
My Favorite is the Peanut Butter Cookie.  
My Thoughts:
It truly was filling and had a good taste.  Unfortunately...I because of my food allergies and the itchy throat I got (probably from the nuts) I only tried two kinds.

Your turn!  I am giving away a variety of these bars.  Hit me up in the comments if you would to be entered to win.  You can find them on Facebook too!

Thank you LÄRABAR for providing me with the product to do this review!!


One Crazy Penguin said...

I'd love to win some! I love Larabars!

Leah MacKenzie said...

Larabars are the best snacks...unless of course, nuts make your throat close up (ahem)!

Melissa said...

I love Lara Bars! I could use a free box!!

Lisa Isenberger said...

I've never tried them, but would like to. I like the idea that they just have a few simple ingredients

Jen said...

I've never had these before but would love to try them! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

EFB said...

Yes, please. I like the all natural ingredients.

Anonymous said...

I don't want any bars. I just wanted to say: It was GREAT to see you last night! xoxoxoxxo

Katy P said...

I would love to win some of these bars :)

Kalona Elaine said...

yes i would love to be entered to win! i have tried some flavors but not as many as i'd like. my faves are apple and pecan pie

Losing Lindy said...

OH those are sooo delish! Congratulations on the box..I need them to hit me up!

Stacey said...

I run and love the Cashew cookie, would love to try some other flavors. I am doing the Polar Dash and wish I wouldn't have signed up, so freaking cold already!

Alicia Ryan-Wynn said...

Me, me, me, please and thank you!

Mary Hauser said...

I love these bars and that the company is committed to natural ingredients. I excited to try the new alt protein bars!

Mary Hauser said...

I love these bars and that the company is committed to natural ingredients. I excited to try the new alt protein bars!

jill rybarczyk said...

I love Larabars; they are the perfect snack. I would love to win.

Susan DeVaux said...

I would love to win! Love Lara Bars!

Sara Dana said...

Yum. Why did I open this post when I am already hungry!?
I'd love to try them!