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Cookies, pie and tarts - oh my!

When Larabar sent me a sample pack to review, I was delighted. I have always liked Larabars. They're made with quality ingredients and contain no added sugars. For someone like me who cannot eat refined sugars, they are a real find.

I received four flavors to review:

Larabar's Lemon Bar was a wonderful treat. It tastes just like a slice of lemon pie! Really, it does! I haven't had a slice of lemon pie in years, so when I bit into the Larabar Lemon Bar it was a refreshing treat. The taste is so refreshing that I'm betting that Larabar's Lemon Bar would be a great summer snack. In fact, I plan to load up a few and take them on my next 25-mile bike ride this coming summer. They're packed with flavor, good carbs and wholesome ingredients - perfect fuel whether you need a quick burst of energy on a long ride or just a mid-afternoon snack at your desk.

The Peanut Butter & Jelly bar was also wonderful. Larabar combined the flavor of their delicious Cherry Pie bar (another one of my favorites) with peanut butter.
Ever wanted to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the mess? If so, just grab a Peanut Butter & Jelly Larabar. Loaded with that wonderful PB&J flavor that every kid loves, it is hard to believe this bar is made with only 4 wholesome ingredients! Yep, that's right, FOUR: dates, peanuts, cherries and bit of salt! Yum!

Who doesn't want to eat a cookie without the diet-guilt? Just about everyone! I've always thought it to be a diet impossiblity. So, when I tried the Cashew Cookie bar, I was very surprised to realize that it really does taste like a cookie! Finally, something that you can feel good about eating, with the taste of a cookie! And they're packed with nutritional goodness, containing 15 vitamins and minerals including iron, zinc, B vitamins and potassium, plus heart-healthy Omega-6 fatty acids.

I tried the Tropical Fruit Tart Larabar in the dead of winter, with snow covering the ground outside and temperatures in the teens. It was a welcome taste of summer! Imbued with the delicious taste of pineapple, coconut and orange, this bar has a great tropical taste that will have you wanting more. If you're a fan of the sweet-tart tropical flavors, you'll definitely want to try this Larabar. Packed with pineapple, the bar provides a full serving of fruit and 20% of your daily value of Vitamin C!