View Full Version : Organic Food Bar
02-17-2006, 02:44 PM
Has anyone tried these bars? They say all kinds of good stuff on the package...I just want to make sure they really are what they claim. I do like them, especially the blueberry and cranberry and they are great for a fast, easy meal.
02-17-2006, 02:50 PM
I'm sorry, I may have missed it but what (brand Name/web link) bars are you referring to? :)
02-17-2006, 03:44 PM
wondering about the brand name also, if you are referring to the Lara bars, I have had the banana nut one and I think i will have it whenever I am craving banana bread....it really is good
02-17-2006, 06:57 PM
The bar is called "Organic Food Bar". On the package of the Blueberry ones, it says 100% raw, alkaline forming, cold pressed. They are really good!
Tracyb519, you could email the company to make sure?
02-17-2006, 07:55 PM
I think the cranberry and blueberry have a little sugar & maple syrup (and so maybe technically 99.5% raw), but generally I think this brand is great. I used to like to get the Active Greens once in a while (haven't come across them lately)--definitely satisfying. This variety says 90% raw on the label.
I'm not sure what exactly you're wondering about . . . ? I think this is a reputable company that has been around for a while. But I don't know that they make sure to get e.g. almond butter that hasn't seen heat above 115 . . . the website does have some info and testimonials, though.
02-17-2006, 08:43 PM
02-17-2006, 09:39 PM
02-17-2006, 11:32 PM
Thanks Lavendarj...yes the bar is called "Organic Food Bar" it's in a yellow package.....I like it and just wanted to make sure before I buy a bunch...I'm glad I'm here learning and reading everyone's posts, because.... just because an item claims something, like the maranatha almond butter, doesn't mean it's true.
Thanks all for your responses. :)
02-18-2006, 01:09 AM
I don't believe that these bars are all raw. The company says their products are "up to" 100% raw. The cranberry and blueberry contain cane sugar (this is plain old regular sugar) and maple syrup (boiled, boiled, boiled) and also sunflower oil (processed, heated, etc.) all of which are in greater quantities than the raisins, flax seeds and sesame seeds. Also, I would wonder if the almond butter, which is the 1st ingredient, is raw.
Some companies call their products raw because THEY don't heat the bar after it's formed. That doesn't mean that the ingredients they use are raw.
I would avoid these just on the basis of them containing sugar ... and let go of trying to ascertain their degree of rawness.
Grab a few dates or raisins and raw nuts -- portable, cheap, and you know they're raw!
02-18-2006, 07:03 AM
I too have had the "organic food bars." They are good...but expensive ($2.50 a piece!!) I have them for back up but experiment on making my own. Here is an easy recepe....bananas + any fruit in a 2:1 ratio blended but a little "chunky" + ANYTHING else you choose to add.....sesame seeds (my fav.), raisins, nuts..coconut...seasonings such as cinnamon/ ginger/ nutmeg???? your imagination and taste buds are your guide!!! Oh yeah, I add ground flax meal to "gel" it.....Then plop it like cookies onto dehydrator sheets (it may need to sit a few minutes to gel so it's not too runny or maybe even refridgerate it a bit???) They do take a while...at least a day at 105 degrees but they are gooooood, too good because I eat too many :D Another thing I JUST did as an experiment was to cut up some browning bananas into chunks (5 chunks per banana) and dehydrate them for up to a day....."tree trunk cookies" my kids have dubbed them....and yummy!!!!! instant natural cookies....chewy, sweet, and satisfying.....I tend to make up my own recipes and am always trying to replicate "raw products" sold....and it's so easy because there are so few ingredients on the packages!!!! If anyone else has simple "cookie" recipes please do share :)
02-18-2006, 09:46 AM
Hi all, I was curious about hteswe also so I emailed them about ANY heating involved and at one temperature.
this is the response I received from the organic food bar company
All of the ingredients are processed at below 110 degress except for the
rice protein and/or chocolate chips - which are created/made at higher
temps. In the making of the bars, it is all done at room temperature,
which is between 65 and 70 degrees.
02-18-2006, 01:10 PM
I work for a raw vegan company, and NONE of their bars are 100% raw. They run between 80-90% raw in reality. Sorry! Have you tried Lydias bars? Those are my favorite. But they are crunchy and much less sweet, which I prefer. There are other brands too which ARE 100% raw. I prefer the less sweet ones myself. But the ones that have listed on it agave syrup are usually raw. The sweeteners in those bars are NOT raw and if they have cashews in them, those are usually steamed too and not 100% in most instances. I research this stuff a lot, and you have to be careful with certain products. Some SAY they are raw and aren't. Some of the companies just don't really know what is raw and what isn't.
02-18-2006, 04:37 PM
You guys are so helpful....thank you!
Diantha, that homemade cookie recipe sounds good...I'll have to give it a try. :)
I tried the Larabar, for the first time today...banana flavor....wow, that was good! It sure does taste like banana bread. It says they are raw but doesn't specify 100%, but I don't care. I would rather grab that bar than a Reeses cup or something.
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