View Full Version : I ate a Lara bar tonight, bad reaction
08-25-2005, 12:00 AM
Well, after all the hoopla over the Lara bar, I was at my hf store tonight and picked one up.
It was the Chocolate Coconut Chew. Well, I reacted to something in it. Apparently there was Cocoa in it and I *think* Cocoa has caffeine in it.
Did not know that until calling RawAdventures and she looked it up forme online.
I felt horrible and was aching and nauseous.
I learned my lesson. I am going to stay away from pre packaged even though it says raw! I'm sure the other flavors are just fine.
Anyways, one more day 100% raw. :D :) :cool:
08-25-2005, 07:24 AM
My only experience with Lara bars was one I had last week with cashews and dates only. Given that I normally don't eat mixed food, It tasted ok, and was satisfying for when I was out and about. I may eat it again in a pinch, but mostly I try to carry around some whole fruit (apples, oranges, or cucumber travel well) to have while on the go.
08-25-2005, 08:46 AM
Sorry to hear about your reaction to a Lara Bar :(
Have you had this happen before while eating chocolate products?
fresh is always best...
with that said I do eat Lara bars on the run in the car, etc..and am thankful they help me stay raw because I am a highly unorganized person (unfortunately)
:p I love the cherry ones (my fave) and the chocolate ones are good during my cycle.
You might try making your own if you have a dehydrator...I believe
Pixiegreen makes her own...that way you can ensure what goes in them and so much cheaper....
08-25-2005, 09:09 AM
Well, since Cocoa has some stimulant in it similiar to caffeine, that is where my reaction came from.
Since I've not had caffeine for over 4 years, I am sure that is what it was. I was up until 2 am!!! That's not normal for me. After the initial "drug" feeling (only way I can explain it), I was WIRED. I think I could have gone for a run! If it was not so late, I think I would have gone for a nice LONG walk!!
So, I cleaned out my fridge and got all my fruits and veggies put away. That was at midnight!
So, I was up 2 more hours just waisting time til I got tired!
No, I have not had a reaction to eating chocolate like that before, but that was when I was eating SAD and before I cleaned up my diet.
I will probably try it again, just will stay away from the chocolate ones!
Oh, I'd love to make my own at home, my husband would love me forever if I could figure that one out!
I think I will be PMing Pixiegreen...that is if she will share her wealth of knowledge with me! :D
08-25-2005, 09:17 AM
Oh I am sure it was the caffeine too by your reaction; chocolate makes my husband sneeze so I think he is allergic. If you have not had any caffeine regularly you are probably really sensitive to it, esp. being raw now.
I remember the 1st time I had a half cup of coffee in my mid 20's...
I was so nervous and anxious from it...
Alissa had a similar reaction even with raw cocao...which I recommend you stay away from too.
There was a thread yesterday about making Lara Bars that Pixiegreen posted in.
08-25-2005, 09:18 AM
Thanks, I will search for that thread!
Oh, I read up on cocoa and the way Alissa felt when she used it, so I will not be doing that! In some areas like that, I am very glad others have gone before me and tested things out! :)
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