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Larabar Pistachio Bar Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Mar 5, 2010
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With so many flavors offered by Larabar, it's not surprising that I'm just getting around to trying Larabar Pistachio Bar. When I saw it in my local grocery store - I knew it was going to be bought (it costs $1.99), because I HEART pistachios (why oh why are these nuts always so expensive though).

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 bar (51 grams)
Calories: 210
Total Fat: 10 grams, 15%
Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams, 6%
Sodium: 0%
Carbohydrates: 28 grams
Fiber: 4 grams, 18%
Sugars: 20 grams
Protein: 5 grams

Excited to try this variety, I unwrapped the bar as soon as I set foot outside the store. Larabar describes this flavor as "succulent" and "nutty," but I beg to differ. The bar had a weird, sickeningly sweet flavor and a weird green color. I could barely taste a hint of pistachios. I was tempted to stop after the first bite, but I decided to give it another shot. Unfortunately for me, it didn't get better. The ingredients list is stellar (the best thing about the bar): dates, pistachios & cashews. This bar is high in total fat (15% of the DV) and sugar (20 grams).

A 51 gram Larabar Pistachio Bar also provides 210 calories, which isn't too bad considering the size (I usually take my time and nibble throughout the day) plus there is also 18% of the DV for fiber and 5 grams of protein.

There really is nothing special about this bar that would make me buy it again (not for 41.99 anyway). The taste is lackluster & the nutrition facts are mediocre. I appreciate the simplicity and natural-ness of the ingredients, but this just isn't enough to sell me. I do like Larabars though.

// edited to fix error about sodium content.

Rating
Taste: 2
Nutrition: 3
Price: 4
Overall: 3
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