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Uber Bar Review and LARABAR GIVEAWAY!

March 22, 2013

Boy oh boy do I have a treat for you guys!  I secretly wish I could enter the giveaway and win this box of goodies for myself!

Lara Bar was nice enough to send me some of their newest line of bars, Uber Bars, for review.  I’ve enjoyed them to the fullest, as has Hubby, who I employ to review EVERYTHING I get in the mail because he is EXTREMELY critical 🙂 Plus, he brings to the product review fight something that I lack…he actually knows what glutenous products taste like!  After 4 solid years of being GF, I honestly can’t remember the texture of anything full of gluten.  Sometimes, if I eat a REALLY GOOD gluten free products, I quickly ask him to gluten test it for me because it is too good to be true!  However, us gluten free-ers are super lucky because GF baked goods have made huge strides in their product development.  I’m now happy when caught off guard by a product, rather than fearful for my foreshadowed tummy troubles 🙂

Hubby busted into these before I could even fathom eating one.  He had the Bananas Foster with some Green Tea for breakfast and decided the bar was quite pleasant.  Now, this was a response that caught me off guard because Hubby is actually not a fan of Lara Bars in general (I know…it’s amazing we were able to overcome this hurdle in our marriage, but somehow we make things work).  He enjoyed the texture of the bar, still chewy but with a bit nuttiness and crispiness to keep your mouth entertained.  He said that the bar was delicious, but he didn’t get an overwhelming banana flavor.  I personally love bananas, but hate “banana flavored” things, so I think I would have enjoyed this one as well.

Moist, chewy and delicious!  A nice change from the traditional Lara Bar (but I’m still a huge fan of the traditional bars) 🙂

One night as a pre-dinner snack, I had this apple turnover Uber Bar.  O.M.G. I don’t kid when I say it was better than most bars I’ve eaten.  This really did taste like an apple dessert, but more like an apple crumble.  The texture was spot on and the flavors were sweet but not overpowering.

You guys hit this one out of the park, Lara Bar!

And last up, the Roasted Nut Roll 🙂

This one I popped into my bag before we headed to a NCAA First Four tournament game!  Thank goodness because I needed it in the 2nd half!  This one I thought was a bit deceving.  Not sure what I was expecting, maybe a Pecan Roll?  You know those southern treats that are comprised of sweet buttery brown sugar rolled with pecans?  Well, it wasn’t that.  It was still delicious, but I couldn’t put my finger on the flavor notes that I would have capitalized on in titling this flavor of bar.

The only negative I could think of with these Uber Bars is that they all have Brown Rice Syrup in them.  Not a huge issue because their sugar levels are still rather low, but if you’re trying to eat strict Paleo, these will not fly.  The traditional Lara Bars are still perfectly acceptable though!

Now to the fun stuff.  Who wants to win this??

Yup!  A 16 pack of assorted Lara Bar flavors!!!!  I’m so jel…I want them for myself 🙂 But don’t worry, I know I already got the Uber Bars…these are for my lovely readers only!

How to Enter:

– Comment which flavor of Lara Bar is your favorite, or which you would like to try

– Leave a comment on another blog about this giveaway (1 extra entry per comment)

– Tweet about this giveaway:  AWESOME @LaraBar giveaway @GlutenFreeMuse! (1 extra vote)

And, in case you didn’t know, Lara Bar has reforumlated their wrappers and they are now RECYCLABLE!  Be sure you do your part and recycle the contents of your winnings 😉

Do you eat bars?  What are your favorites?  My favorite Lara Bar is probably Cashew Cookie (my Mom’s too)!



39 Comments leave one →
  1. March 22, 2013 5:10 pm

    You lucky girl! I’ve wanted to try the uber bars for a while now. I love the carrot cake and pb cookie Lara Bars. They make perfect snacks when I get hungry at school.
    And I tweet tweeted because you’re the best!

  2. sarah permalink
    March 22, 2013 6:04 pm

    I am a fan of the Jocalat’s, and I’d love to try the choc chip cookie dough flavour.

  3. March 22, 2013 8:10 pm

    What an awesome giveaway! My favorite flavor is the pecan pie 🙂

  4. March 22, 2013 8:25 pm

    New favorite is key lime pie!

  5. March 22, 2013 10:07 pm

    My favorite is peanut butter cookie!

    Also I tweeted about the giveaway!

  6. Janna permalink
    March 22, 2013 11:21 pm

    Blueberry muffin or cherry pie! Yum!

  7. March 22, 2013 11:51 pm

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Cookie, PB & J…really can’t go wrong!

  8. Colette permalink
    March 23, 2013 1:40 am

    My toddler has a milk protein allergy and these are a great treat for him as a snack. He loves the blueberry muffin and cherry pie!

    • March 23, 2013 1:42 am

      Great snack idea for kids!! Poor thing, that sounds tougher to navigate than gluten! Thanks for visiting, Colette!

  9. Johnna permalink
    March 23, 2013 12:58 pm

    I love the Pecan Pie and Cashew Cookie. Lara Bars are the only bars I buy!

  10. March 23, 2013 7:13 pm

    Oh my goodness- best giveaway ever 🙂 I’ve been dying to try the Coconut one. Hope you’re having a great weekend Alyssa!

  11. manda permalink
    March 24, 2013 7:19 pm

    I would try the Roasted Nut bar. Great giveaway!

  12. Missy permalink
    March 24, 2013 10:06 pm

    Yum! I would love to try the carrot cake!

  13. laurie clark permalink
    March 24, 2013 11:13 pm

    My favorite is the key lime pie bar!

  14. March 26, 2013 4:31 am

    I haven’t tried very many of them yet, but I’d love to try Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

  15. Jillian R permalink
    March 26, 2013 8:02 am

    pb cookie is great!

  16. manda permalink
    March 28, 2013 2:04 pm

    Roasted nut!

  17. Ttrockwood permalink
    March 31, 2013 10:21 pm

    I love the peanut butter and jelly bar! I would love to try the coconut creme pie and the rest!

  18. julie permalink
    May 25, 2013 7:03 pm

    I love the pb choc chip, but I would love to try them all!

  19. August 13, 2013 11:40 pm

    I think the chocolate chip brownie is the best! But i love LOVE them all!!


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