I got a shipment of Larabar’s Uber bars in the mail some time ago to sample. Thanks again, Larabar! We had such a great response to our Larabar review and giveaway that we wanted to try out some of their other products as well. We got to try all 4 flavors – bananas foster, apple turnover, roasted nut roll, and cherry cobbler.
Here’s a breakdown of all of the four flavors:
Bananas Foster ingredients are: walnuts, almonds, brown rice syrup, dates, dried bananas, pecans, honey, sea salt, cinnamon.
The apple turnover ingredients are: walnuts, dried apples, brown rice syrup, raisins, dates, pecans, honey, sea salt, and cinnamon.
ROASTED NUT ROLL
Roasted nut roll ingredients are: almonds, cashews, brown rice syrup, peanuts, dates, pecans, roasted macadamia nuts, honey and sea salt.
Cherry Cobbler ingredients are: almonds, dried cherries, brown rice syrup, pecans, raisins, cashews, dates, honey, and sea salt.
So let’s talk about Uber bars! They are SALTY! You can definitely tell that they have sea salt added to them – and that’s the point of the bars. They’re supposed to be sweet and salty – as opposed to their Larabar staple, which don’t have that salty tweak to them. I prefer the regular Larabars, but pretzel/chip-a-holics (like the boyfriend) will appreciate the fact that it gives a salty kick to their favorite flavors. However, they are STICKY. Like, definitely have some wipes available after you eat them. Maybe it’s the honey? They fall apart in your hands – which is a plus that they’re really fresh tasting and feeling. I’ve noticed that as Larabars age, they get pretty hard and dry. These, however, are very “wet” feeling. Definitely a different kind of bar – something I haven’t seen before in the gluten-free world.
I would give this a 3.5. They’re too salty for me – but I’m not a big salty bar fan. I’ve heard a lot of other GF bloggers that adore this bar. And I have to give this major props for doing something different – something other than the typical dry, hard bars that we’re often subjected to in the gluten-free community. They’re definitely a change-up, and I would recommend that you try one and mix up your bar selection!
LARABAR UBER BAR GIVEAWAY:
1 Larabar Uberbar pack: 4 bars of each of the 4 flavors – 16 bars total
1 winner, picked randomly (via Random.org) based on valid entries.
HOW IT WORKS:
Each person can be entered into our contest only once!
- HOW TO ENTER: 1 entry (Limit 1 per person) on Celiacandthebeast.com. Comment on THIS post and tell me what flavor you’d most like to try! Make sure that you input your email address in the form so we can contact you if you’re the winner!
Monday October 15th, 5pm PST.