The Protein Bar Taste Test!

2.16.2010 | Protein Bar Taste Test

Ali and I spent some time yesterday hashing out ideas to fund raise. Now for the most part, Ali comes up with really good ideas. And then… and then there are times when she comes up with really, REALLY bad ideas. We’ve decided to adopt one of those, much to my great dismay. But more on that later… hey! Guess what time it is!? It’s time for another installment of:

The Protein Bar Taste Test!

Brand: Lara Bar
Flavour: Cherry
Tag Line: “Fruit and Nut Energy Bar”
First Ingredient: Dates

This bar was recommended to me by Michael at Open Space Yoga, as it is the bar of choice for Roz Savage, an adventuress who is paddling her kayak through uncharted waters. Solo. So hey, I figured if it’s good enough for someone who is kayaking across the entire Atlantic Ocean, it’s good enough for me!

Aside from being “gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan and kosher”, this bar is the uncontested winner of the Least Ingredients competition. The Lara Bar contains the following: dates, almonds, dried cherries, and refined sunflower oil. That’s it. Pretty impressive, really. Now, these are healthy little treats! In fact, they made my Protein Bar Taste Test a little skewed because I could not find a Lara Bar that contained chocolate, or caramel, or peanut butter. What kind of crap is this?! (But seriously, I was attempting to test the same types of bars, and since the Lara Bar is simply too healthy, I just went for the one with the prettiest coloured packaging).

It was a good tasting bar, but again the texture really threw me off. Maybe I’m just picky, I don’t know, but I don’t want hyper-grainy things scratching up my tongue and tearing at the roof of my mouth while denying me the benefits of a hearty bowl of Cap’n Crunch cereal (yah, you all know what I’m talking about).

I liked the Lara Bar, and think that the company is good, as well. However, if I’m going to jam my system full of quick foods, I want it to be really bad for me. I’ll plan a trip across The Line to see what kind of exciting Lara Bar flavours they have down there in the good ol’ USA. I’m really hoping for chocolate-covered possum bits, or maybe milkshake-dipped caramel fudge clumps.

Mmmm… fudge clumps…