Review and *Giveaway*: Larabar Uber Bar

I got a shipment of Larabar’s Uber bars in the mail some time ago to sample. Thanks again, Larabar! We had such a great response to our Larabar review and giveaway that we wanted to try out some of their other products as well. We got to try all 4 flavors – bananas foster, apple turnover, roasted nut roll, and cherry cobbler.

Here’s a breakdown of all of the four flavors:

BANANAS FOSTER

Bananas Foster ingredients are: walnuts, almonds, brown rice syrup, dates, dried bananas, pecans, honey, sea salt, cinnamon.

APPLE TURNOVER

The apple turnover ingredients are: walnuts, dried apples, brown rice syrup, raisins, dates, pecans, honey, sea salt, and cinnamon.

ROASTED NUT ROLL

Roasted nut roll ingredients are: almonds, cashews, brown rice syrup, peanuts, dates, pecans, roasted macadamia nuts, honey and sea salt.

CHERRY COBBLER

Cherry Cobbler ingredients are: almonds, dried cherries, brown rice syrup, pecans, raisins, cashews, dates, honey, and sea salt.

So let’s talk about Uber bars! They are SALTY! You can definitely tell that they have sea salt added to them – and that’s the point of the bars. They’re supposed to be sweet and salty – as opposed to their Larabar staple, which don’t have that salty tweak to them. I prefer the regular Larabars, but pretzel/chip-a-holics (like the boyfriend) will appreciate the fact that it gives a salty kick to their favorite flavors. However, they are STICKY. Like, definitely have some wipes available after you eat them. Maybe it’s the honey? They fall apart in your hands – which is a plus that they’re really fresh tasting and feeling. I’ve noticed that as Larabars age, they get pretty hard and dry. These, however, are very “wet” feeling. Definitely a different kind of bar – something I haven’t seen before in the gluten-free world.

I would give this a 3.5. They’re too salty for me – but I’m not a big salty bar fan. I’ve heard a lot of other GF bloggers that adore this bar. And I have to give this major props for doing something different – something other than the typical dry, hard bars that we’re often subjected to in the gluten-free community. They’re definitely a change-up, and I would recommend that you try one and mix up your bar selection!

[ratings wheat=”3.5″]

LARABAR UBER BAR GIVEAWAY:

PRIZE:

1 Larabar Uberbar pack: 4 bars of each of the 4 flavors – 16 bars total

WINNER:

1 winner, picked randomly (via Random.org) based on valid entries.ย 

HOW IT WORKS:

Each person can be entered into our contest only once!ย 

  • HOW TO ENTER: 1 entryย (Limit 1 per person) on Celiacandthebeast.com. Comment on THIS post and tell me what flavor you’d most like to try! Make sure that you input your email address in the form so we can contact you if youโ€™re the winner!

CONTEST ENDS:

Monday October 15th, 5pm PST.

Make sure that you fan Larabar on Facebook and follow them on Twitter too! Tell them that you heard about Uber Bar from Celiac and the Beast!
CONGRATS MICHELLE GOODSELL, YOU ARE THE WINNER!

Comments: 32

  1. Kelsey September 30, 2012 at 10:53 am Reply

    I would love to try the bananas foster.. it sounds delicious!

  2. Chrissy September 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm Reply

    Bananas Foster because I am BANANAS about anything new that is Gluten Free :0)

  3. Sassy Celiac September 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm Reply

    I’d really like to try the roasted nut roll!!! I AM a salt fan, so I think I’d really enjoy these!

  4. Mary September 30, 2012 at 2:53 pm Reply

    I would love to have a sample. I buy Larabar’s all the time

  5. jenn b September 30, 2012 at 8:40 pm Reply

    apple turnover! tis the season, as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. V September 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm Reply

    I’ve tried them all but the banana (I’m allergic). I LOVE the roasted nut roll–it’s almost like a Payday bar. For the roasted nut roll lovers, Target sells them by the box and it’s cheaper than buying them individually anywhere else that I’ve found, even on sale. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Alissa October 1, 2012 at 8:18 am Reply

    Ooh, they look yummy! I would love to try the apple turnover … or the roasted nut roll … oh, geez, they all look good:)

  8. Chels October 1, 2012 at 9:16 am Reply

    apple turnover! yum ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Rena R October 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm Reply

    They all sound great but the Roasted Nut bar would be my first choice. Thanks

  10. Heather October 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm Reply

    I would love to try the roasted nut roll! The combination of all of those kinds of nuts just sounds fantastic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Jewel's Cupcake Shop October 1, 2012 at 8:23 pm Reply

    I want to try the roasted nut roll. I love payday. I was wondering about the carb and sugar content….Thanks!

  12. Danielle Hilgendorf October 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm Reply

    I’m most interested in the Bananas Foster. I’m impressed they made it without orange (which I’m allergic to) and I love salt. The roasted nut roll sounds fab…and the apple turnover is a Xmas tradition in my house so that’d be a lovely GF find…(Can you tell it’s hard for me to choose…???)

  13. Karen Brady October 2, 2012 at 1:05 am Reply

    I would love to try the Roasted Nut Roll. YUM!!

  14. Shay Desai October 3, 2012 at 7:26 am Reply

    The Roasted Nut Roll AND the Cherry Cobbler sound amazing – can’t decide!

  15. Christine October 3, 2012 at 9:54 am Reply

    Cherry cobbler please!!!!

  16. Katherine D October 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm Reply

    the CHERRY COBBLER sounds to die for!!

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  17. danielle s October 4, 2012 at 5:42 pm Reply

    Apple turnover, please.

  18. Jenna Garard October 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm Reply

    Bananas foster! That sounds amazing. I just got diagnosed with celiac but I’ve always loved Lara bars! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love trying new things, especially new gluten-free finds

  19. Chelsea Campbell October 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm Reply

    I’ve tried the cherry cobbler but I really want to try the banana foster!! Sounds yummy!

  20. Meghan October 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm Reply

    the bananas foster sounds delic!! I would love to try that one:)

  21. Jessica October 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm Reply

    Cherry Cobler!! Sounds delicious, I need to try these out, I’m new to the gluten-free life. It’s not as bad as I thought it would be. (: I’m enjoying reading so much about it and learning better, healthier, ways to eat!

  22. Amanda bumgarner October 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm Reply

    Mmmm is all I can say…. Yes please!

  23. Joy D October 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm Reply

    Apple Turnover definitely sounds delicious to me!

  24. Ttrockwood October 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Would love bananas foster! I adore larabars !

  25. Jessi October 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm Reply

    All of them sound good, but I think apple turnover would be the best.

  26. Michelle Goodsell October 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm Reply

    The Roasted Nut Roll sounds absolutely delicious! That would be my first choice. Awesome combination of nuts. And I love sweet & salty! Yum!!!

    • Erica October 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm Reply

      Congrats Michelle, you’re the winner! Please contact me with your shipping information! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Michelle Goodsell October 15, 2012 at 10:40 pm Reply

    Wow! Thank you so very much, Erica! After reading your review of Larabar’s รœber bars, I was so excited to try them, especially the Roasted Nut Roll! The Bananas Foster had my mouth watering too!

    Not only do I have Celiac, but also other autoimmune diseases, major food sensitivities & chronic Lyme disease. Suffice it to say, I react to A LOT of foods and I must eat very healthy. These bars are perfect for me! Such simple ingredients.

    It’s so rare for me to find any packaged foods that I can actually eat. I’m free of gluten, soy, dairy, corn, eggs, yeast… and the list goes on. The ingredients in these bars are completely safe for me!

    After reading your review, I actually sent my fiancรฉ to our local health food store yesterday, on a mission to find the Roasted Nut Roll. Mission complete: he came home with two bars. I ate one yesterday and the other one today, and both times, tweeted (w/ a picture) about how great they taste. Love the sweet & salty combo! Perfection! I’m so thrilled to have won! Cannot wait to try the other favors! Thank you again!

  28. Jackie Roesch January 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm Reply

    I love cherries so want to try the cherry flavor.

  29. Curt Whitfield February 25, 2013 at 7:29 pm Reply

    I saw these advertised on biggest loser they looked great. The banana foster sounds terrific.

  30. Bonnie Whitfield February 25, 2013 at 7:33 pm Reply

    Saw ad on The Biggest Loser and would love to try the uber bars look yummy!

  31. Jamie Poskitt April 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm Reply

    Worldwide, there is no sharp distinction between “bananas” and “plantains”. Especially in the Americas and Europe, “banana” usually refers to soft, sweet, dessert bananas, particularly those of the Cavendish group, which are the main exports from banana-growing countries. By contrast, Musa cultivars with firmer, starchier fruit are called “plantains”. In other regions, such as Southeast Asia, many more kinds of banana are grown and eaten, so the simple two-fold distinction is not useful and is not made in local languages.`

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