I was in the airport recently and I stopped at one of those little stores to get some snacks for the trip. Among all the candy bars and gum, I saw thinkOrganic bars. When I looked at the ingredients, and saw dates and nuts, I had to give them a try.
As I was eating the Cashew Pecan bar, it reminded me a lot of LARABARS. While they taste pretty similar, the difference is that these thinkOrganic bars contain a few extra ingredients — pectin, and ascorbic acid — which I wasn't that psyched about.
I did like that the cashew and pecan pieces are a little bit bigger, but it made the date taste a little bit more prevalent. Eating these thinkOganic bars were just like taking a handful of nuts and a date and popping them in your mouth. The LARABARS, on the other hand, have a more unique flavor.
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I compared the ThinkOrganic bars to LARABARS, just so you can see how they match up nutritionally. Make sure you note that even though a serving size is 1 bar, the LARABARS are a little bit bigger, so that's why they have more calories and fat. Also remember that the fat content in both bars comes from the nuts, which are a healthy fat your body needs.
Since LARABARS are bigger, I thought they'd have more grams of sugar, but they actually have 3g less than the thinkOrganic bars. Hmm, it must be from the lemon juice concentrate, or maybe thinkOrganic bars are made with more dates and fewer nuts. I honestly didn't notice that one bar was sweeter than the other.
Even though the thinkOrganic bars are made with organic ingredients, I'm more of a fan of the fact that LARABARS contain minimal ingredients. As far as taste goes, I did like them both, but LARABARS have so many more flavors to choose from, so I think it makes them more exciting. It's good to know that both bars are vegan, gluten free, soy free, and dairy free.
Try them both and see for yourself. Let me know which ones you like better.