Since this blog is all about expanding my food horizons in hopes that I expand my diet, I thought I’d share with you some new (to me) packaged foods that I have tried recently that I am loving! I have a few that I’ve found so far, but over time, hopefully there will be many that I will share with you. Full Disclosure: I paid for this all on my own, and am not getting compensated in any way for my opinions.
Chocolate Chip Brownie Larabars
When I first tried Larabars, I was not excited. Too full of dates and nuts for me. I didn’t like the taste of the dates, and the texture of the nuts. However, I kept trying different kinds to see if it was just that one kind that I didn’t like, or if it was that type of bar. I was pretty sure I couldn’t go wrong with the Chocolate Chip Brownie variety. I mean, really, brownie is part of my blog name. I love them.
I was slightly discouraged when I opened the packaging and saw nuts. Yes, I know the ingredients say nuts….but its possible I didn’t read the ingredients at first in hopes of tricking my brain into thinking that it was just a normal brownie….. Anyways. I ate it. And I liked it. A lot. In fact, the slightly nutty taste definitely grew on me. Then I looked at the ingredients: Dates, Almonds, Walnuts, Chocolate Chips, Salt, Cocoa Powder. Only six ingredients and they are all REAL?!? It is very unlike me to like a brownie that is so healthy, but I’m really glad that I do. I love that these are made of whole fruits and nuts but with a chocolatey flavor that feels like you are treating yourself to something special. These make a great mid-day snack!
Have you had Larabars before? Do you have a favorite flavor?
Over the weekend, I started the Couch to 5K program!
What fun things did you do this weekend?