So I’ve seen PURE bars around the blogosphere and have not been able to find them anywhere! Surprisingly, I found them at Giant Eagle of all places! After not being able to find them at Whole Foods! Strange, no? They only had two flavors available, Chocolate Brownie and Cherry Cashew. I bought two of each, so I wouldn’t have to worry about the Mister’s habit of snatching from my ‘special stash’
After hearing a glowing review from the Mister yesterday, I knew I had to have the Cherry Cashew bar as my morning snackie.
From the PURE bar Web site:
Our Cherry Cashew Bar contains dried, unsweetened, organic tart cherries. Cherries are undoubtedly one of the most antioxidant-rich foods, with powerful phytonutrients and a good dose of Vitamin C, to promote healthy aging and a strong immune system. We choose extremely high quality tart Oregon cherries with excellent flavor that are not sugar-infused (like many), but are carefully dried in their natural state!
Check out the fantabulous ingredient list:
Organic Dates, Organic Cherries, Organic Walnuts, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Almonds, Organic Cashews, Organic Brown Rice Protein. “And that’s all! (unless you count the 15 essential vitamins and minerals, antioxidants from cherries, and healthy Omega 3 fats in every bite). Nothing cooked. Nothing processed. Completely Pure.”
I can see why several bloggers have compared these bars to LARA, as they were quite similar in texture!
I really liked this bar! The flavor of real cherries was extremely refreshing but not overpowering, as I had feared. I normally stray from fruity bars because I often find the taste extremely artificial. But the cherries tasted just like… cherries, and looking at the ingredients (and the name of the bar, duh!) that is no surprise! My favorite part of this bar was the nutty taste of the cashews– almost buttery tasting and such a great complement to the tartness of the cherries! It’s hard to say if I like PURE bars better than LARAs, at this point — I don’t know if anything can top coconut cream pie or peanut butter cookie! But, I plan on trying the Chocolate Brownie bar tomorrow and will let you know what I think.
Have you tried PURE bars? What did you think?
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