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Larabar Lemon Bar

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Larabar Lemon Bar
Larabar Lemon Bar

The next Larabar I have is the Lemon Bar. This one is new to me. I was very hesitant on purchasing the Lemon Bar because I was afraid that it might turn out to be another Key Lime Pie. I thought I would give it a chance anyways. You’ll never know if you don’t try. Here’s more information about the Lemon Bar before I begin my review on it. ğŸ˜Š

Larabar Lemon Bar:

Nutrition Facts & Ingredients: Dates, Cashews, Almonds, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Dried Lemon Juice Concentrate, Lemon Oil.

Larabar Lemon Bar, Nutrition Facts & Ingredients
Larabar Lemon Bar, Nutrition Facts & Ingredients

The Lemon Bar flavor comes in an adorable yellow box just like its wrapper. So cute and pretty! When I removed the Lemon Bar out of its wrapper, I noticed that the bar was rather thin compared to the previous Larabars I have tried. The Lemon Bar had a nice, soft texture to it, which made it very easy to bite into and chew. There were a few whole nuts here and there. In one of the photos, you can see an almond peeking out of the bar. 😁 As for the taste, the Lemon Bar tastes like lemons (what it’s supposed to taste like). The ingredient list does state that it contains Lemon Juice Concentrate, Dried Lemon Juice Concentrate, and Lemon Oil. It tastes exactly like that. Even though it is sweeter than what I usually like, it wasn’t bad. I like lemons, so the Lemon Bar gets a pass from me. Also, there are cashews in this bar. It’s the second ingredient on the list. But, the lemon flavor overpowers it. Yay! If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m not too big on cashews. Overall, I liked the Lemon Bar. It’s not as good as the Cinnamon Roll and Coconut Chocolate Chip, but I wouldn’t mind purchasing it again if I want something sweet and satisfying without feeling guilty. It makes a nice lemon-flavored snack that’s natural. And yes, it turned out way better than the Key Lime Pie!

Have you tried the Larabar Lemon Bar yet? Share your experience by leaving a comment! 🍋

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Review: Thrive GoMacro Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Organic)

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Thrive GoMacro Bars: Almond Apricot, Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip, Caramel Coconut, Blueberry Lavender

Thrive GoMacro Bars: Almond Apricot, Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip, Caramel Coconut, Blueberry Lavender

Hey everyone! I have Thrive GoMacro Bars! I will be reviewing SIX flavors. They are Almond Apricot, Blueberry Lavender, Caramel Coconut, Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip, Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, and Ginger Lemon. Here’s more information on Thrive GoMacro Bars before we get into the reviews. 😊

Thrive GoMacro Bars:

#1. Almond Apricot:

The Almond Apricot bar is pretty simple and generic. Almonds for that nutty crunch. Apricots for that sweetness. Don’t worry, the apricots weren’t too sugary sweet. In my opinion, the Almond Apricot bar didn’t stand out much to me in terms of flavor. I would rather eat dried apricots or a fresh apricot fruit with a side of almonds. The ingredients would even be simpler and healthier that way. The Almond Apricot bar isn’t bad. It’s just very basic.

Ingredients: Organic Almonds, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Apricots, Organic Ancient Seed Blend (Organic Puffed Quinoa, Organic Sprouted Flax, Organic Hemp Hearts), Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Natural Apricot Flavor. Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts and other nuts. May contain pit or nutshell fragments.

Nutrition Facts:

#2. Blueberry Lavender:

The Blueberry Lavender bar is very unique in flavor due to the lavender ingredient. I haven’t encountered many brands that use lavender as a highlighted flavor. The lavender is definitely the star of the show. It stands out more than the blueberries, and I love blueberries very much! I thought this bar was different from what I’m used to. I really liked this one! Mmm!

Ingredients: Organic Walnuts, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Ancient Seed Blend (Organic Puffed Quinoa, Organic Sprouted Flax, Organic Hemp Hearts), Organic Gluten-Free Rolled Oats, Organic Blueberries (Organic Blueberries, Organic Apple Juice Concentrate, Organic Sunflower Oil), Organic Dried Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Lemon Juice Powder, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Natural Blueberry Flavor, Organic Lavender. Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts and other nuts. May contain pit or nutshell fragments.

Nutrition Facts:

#3. Caramel Coconut:

The Caramel Coconut tastes like caramel and coconut mashed together as the name states. It tastes good. You can’t go wrong with this one. It is what it is. If you like caramel in combination with coconut, this one is for you.

Ingredients: Organic Nut Mix (Organic Cashews, Organic Almonds), Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Unsweetened Coconut, Organic Ancient Seed Blend (Organic Puffed Quinoa, Organic Sprouted Flax, Organic Hemp Hearts), Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Dates, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Sesame Butter, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Dried Brown Rice Syrup, Sea Salt, Organic Natural Vanilla Flavor. Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts and other nuts. May contain pit or nutshell fragments.

Nutrition Facts:

#4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip:

The Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip tastes very similar to the chocolate chip chewy granola bar from Quaker, but it utilizes peanut butter chips instead. I enjoyed the peanut butter chips more than the whole bar itself! I honestly didn’t expect that. I thought I would like the chocolate more, since I’m a big fan of chocolate. Nope! The peanut butter chips were soooo yum!

Ingredients: Organic Peanuts, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Ancient Seed Blend (Organic Puffed Quinoa, Organic Sprouted Flax, Organic Hemp Hearts), Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Peanut Butter Chips (Organic Peanut Flour, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Salt), Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Dried Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Natural Vanilla Flavor, Sea Salt. Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts and other nuts. May contain pit or nutshell fragments.

Nutrition Facts:

#5. Chocolate, Nuts, & Sea Salt:

I was looking forward to the Chocolate, Nuts, & Sea Salt, since it’s a chocolate-based bar with nuts. In the end, it didn’t live up to my expectations. I wish it had more flavor. It was quite bland in taste. The name says Sea Salt in it, but I can barely taste the salt. There’s only 55 mg of sodium in this bar, lol. Go figure. Overall, I’m not impressed with this flavor. I wouldn’t buy this one again.

Ingredients: Organic Nut Mix (Organic Cashews, Organic Almonds), Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Ancient Seed Blend (Organic Puffed Quinoa, Organic Sprouted Flax, Organic Hemp Hearts), Organic Fair Trade Chocolate Chips (Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Cocoa, Organic Cocoa Butter), Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Dried Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Natural Vanilla Flavor, Sea Salt. Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts and other nuts. May contain pit or nutshell fragments.

Nutrition Facts:

#6. Ginger Lemon:

The Ginger Lemon was my favorite out of all of them. Ginger and lemon is an awesome combination! I really liked the ginger flavor. I love ginger tea that’s why. Ginger candy is totally bomb too. This one is sooo good! With a touch of lemon, it brings out a balanced flavor with the ginger. Yes! Love!

Ingredients: Organic Cashews, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Ancient Seed Blend (Organic Puffed Quinoa, Organic Sprouted Flax, Organic Hemp Hearts), Organic Crystallized Ginger (Organic Ginger, Organic Cane Sugar), Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Apple Fiber, Organic Dried Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Lemon Juice Powder, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Natural Lemon Flavor. Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts and other nuts. May contain pit or nutshell fragments.

Nutrition Facts:

Out of all the Thrive GoMacro Bars I’ve tried, Blueberry Lavender and Ginger Lemon were the only ones that stood out to me. I thought Almond Apricot and Chocolate, Nuts, & Sea Salt were boring. They’re not bad in taste. They just didn’t stand out to me much. They were plain and generic. Caramel Coconut and Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip were good, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for them. Now, what I really wanted to talk about is the sugar content in the Thrive GoMacro Bars. If you take a glance at the ingredients, these bars contain organic brown rice syrup, organic dried brown rice syrup, and organic coconut sugar. These are added sugars. This really turned me off from Thrive GoMacro Bars. I honestly can’t see myself consuming these bars daily or on a weekly basis. I don’t even consider them that healthy as they claim to be.

Also, Thrive Go Macro Bars are not cheap. For a box of 12, they are $26.28 (the last time I checked). That’s $2.19 per bar. Ever heard of Larabars? They don’t contain any added sugars. They’re made of fruits (mainly dates) and nuts. The ingredients are simple and natural. They’re higher in sugar, but I rather eat natural sugars than added sugars any day. You can easily purchase Larabars for $1.00 or less. My favorite Larabar flavor is the Pecan Pie! So, Thrive GoMacro Bars are OK, but I probably won’t repurchase any soon. They’re not suitable for my taste and lifestyle. They may work for you. Everyone is different.

Have you tried Thrive Go Macro Bars before? Almond Apricot? Blueberry Lavender? Caramel Coconut? Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip? Chocolate, Nuts, & Sea Salt? Ginger Lemon? What did you think about them? Share your thoughts!




© Jennifer Nguyen