View Full Version : Lara Bars
I had my first one today and it was good. I'm going out of the country for 2 1/2 weeks so they'll come in handy. One thing I don't understand though is, how the expiration date is set so far in the future if they are raw? Wouldn't they go bad? There are no preservatives listed on the wrapper. I'm just curious. They aren't organic BUT when one is traveling I'd rather eat a Lara bar than some raw food I'm not sure of and don't get me started about airplane food and not being able to take my own water on board. :)
07-06-2008, 07:10 PM
I do believe they are organic...
However not all of them are 100% truly raw.
also.. if you go to their website, they have info about why they dont go bad. etc!
07-06-2008, 08:21 PM
I saw online today that General Mills has bought out LARA BARS. I hope they keep them 100 % raw!
07-06-2008, 10:35 PM
I don't know why they don't expire quickly... but I make my own, not only are they cheaper, I get to control what goes into them. :) And.. I get to make my own flavors. Wonder if you could do that for your trip??
07-06-2008, 11:21 PM
they are not organic.
07-06-2008, 11:25 PM
I believe they use some organic ingredients but not 100% organic.
Possibly they stay good longer because of the dehydration process.
07-06-2008, 11:27 PM
i'm pretty sure the chocolate flavored not raw ones use organic ingredients but i really don't think the larabars use any.
07-06-2008, 11:35 PM
Yep, you're right! I just looked at them in my pantry. The 'Jocalat' (chocolate) bar uses all organic ingredients. But all my other Larabar ones don't mention any organic ingredients. Thanks for pointing that out. I usually buy the chocolate so after studying that label, i guess i made a false assumption about the others! oops!
still unsure why the shelf life is so long though... guess i'll be visiting their website for the details on that:)
07-07-2008, 12:04 AM
yeah, i remember being really excited when the chocolate ones came out for that reason. i'm pretty sure their shelf life is so long because they're dehydrated... and they're made of dried fruits and nuts to begin with, which have a decent shelf life on their own.
It really gets on my nerves how these huge companies are buying out the smaller ones in the natural foods industry. I'd really love to find out exactly how much they pay the owners of the smaller companies because that money must be too good to pass up.
Do you all feel that they are selling their integrity in a way, because who knows what the larger companies will do with the smaller one's products? Maybe not though, because to each their own? Are the natural food bus. owners responsible?
Vitamin Water seems to be the same, except the addition of that energy drink. UGH.
07-07-2008, 02:24 PM
I'm a little miffed that the snack bars advertised as "raw" in the raw section of Whole Foods and other HFS are not always 100% raw. Especially the carob and chocolate flavors in them which are toasted. Read the labels-I REALLY wanted a sweet one day from there and every raw bar I inspected had toasted ingredients. :mad: :mad: :mad:
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.