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September 18, 2011 6:07 AM
So I heard Larabars are supposed to be really healthy for you, less than 5 ingredients and are made from all natural foods. Do you know where I can buy these in person? I wouldn't want to buy it online through amazon or their website, and would prefer buying it myself. I usually shop at Costco but I never find them there. Do you also know where I can find Luna bars? and which do you prefer, Luna or Lara bars?

And for people who shop at Costco, what do you tend to buy for snacking? I usually buy Nature Valley Granola Bars (Oats and Honey, and the Dark Chocolate kind) but I want something different. Do you recommend their cliff z-bars or the kashi crunchy granola bars?
September 18, 2011 6:10 AM
I have seen them at whole foods.
September 18, 2011 6:12 AM
I get them at Stop and Shop when they are on sale (usually for $1 each)...I stock up and then get a raincheck so I can buy them when they aren't on sale LOL.
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September 18, 2011 6:13 AM
I buy the Kashi protein and fiber bars. A good filling snack. It comes with chocolate peanut, chocolate almond (my favorite) and chocolate caramel. All are under 200 calories and soooooo delicious! happy
September 18, 2011 6:13 AM
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I get them at Stop and Shop when they are on sale (usually for $1 each)...I stock up and then get a raincheck so I can buy them when they aren't on sale LOL.


I like your style!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 18, 2011 6:14 AM
I've seen Luna bars at target but haven't tried them. I have not heard of Lara bars though
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September 18, 2011 6:16 AM
I have bought Larabars at Kroger, but they are high in calories ( about 200 each bar ) and fat too because of the nuts they put in them.
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September 18, 2011 6:18 AM
Kroger has them all the time, often on sale
September 18, 2011 6:18 AM
I don't know where you live, but most grocery stores have both of those bars. I really like the Larabars, and they only have fruit and nuts, absolutely nothing else added, so I love them for a quick snack on the go. I also really like Clif bars, which are all organic and also very healthy. They actually taste like chewy cookies to me... yum!

My local grocery stores like Meijer, Family Fare, etc.. usually have them. But I'm a Midwestern gal!
  223429
September 18, 2011 6:20 AM
You can find Lara/Luna/Clif bars at Meijer, REI, or Whole Foods. I just bought some more yesterday from Meijer myself, and they were only a buck a pop. I prefer Luna bars because they have less fat, more protein, and are less expensive than Lara bars, and they are made specifically for women. And they are bigger, which makes me feel like I'm eating more...which is good because I eat them as a meal replacement!
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September 18, 2011 6:24 AM
I prefer Lara bars to Luna bars, but that may just have been the one flavor of Luna bars that I tried (it was lemon flavored and I found it nasty...). I am assuming that you live in the US - I saw Lara bars at Trader Joe's for around 1.29 (I think). Considering they're usually around 2.99 where I live (Canada), I thought that price was great!

If you have a food processor, I've also seen recipes online for making your own Lara bars. If you buy the ingredients in bulk then it would definitely be cheaper.
  1299608
September 18, 2011 6:44 AM
thanks for the great answers guys! i live on the east coast of the united states. there are no whole foods, meijer, rei, family fare, kroger, or anything like that. near me, i have waldbaums, king kullen, target, walmart, pathmark, etc.
September 18, 2011 7:03 AM
They started selling Larabars at the Walmart near me, but I know each store stocks differently– have you checked Walmart lately? You might try CVS or Walgreens... sometimes drugstores carry them as well.

As someone already pointed out, they aren't low calorie or low fat (or low sugar for that matter) because they're just nuts and fruit. However, they're also gluten-free, raw, and don't have all kinds of additives. My favorite is their Pecan Pie flavor – it totally satisfies me when I have a "I MUST HAVE DESSERT" day... and with only three ingredients (dates, pecans, & almonds), it is wayyyyy better for me than a real piece of pecan pie :)

(Peanut Butter Cookie is another tasty/desserty flavor I love that only has 3 ingredients!)
September 18, 2011 7:16 AM
If you eat them often, what about ordering them online? It might even be cheaper if you order an entire box. Due to the calories in them, I usually only buy one or two at a time since I know I'll eat them more often if I have an entire box lying around in my cupboard (I tend to keep one in my purse for those times when I'm out and need a snack, and even then I only eat half at a time), but that could be another option...
  1299608
September 18, 2011 7:32 AM
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I get them at Stop and Shop when they are on sale (usually for $1 each)...I stock up and then get a raincheck so I can buy them when they aren't on sale LOL.


I like your style!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


^^^did you get that from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ePd_lei68Y&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLB838F218C5CFC630 ? lol, "I like your style"
  3351637
September 18, 2011 8:30 AM
http://www.healthhabits.ca/2010/06/18/homemade-larabar-recipes/

Homemade larabar'sflowerforyou
May 1, 2014 1:37 AM
You can also get organic nature from Costco. Very healthy and yummy

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