Larabar - Original Fruit & Nut Food Bar Cappuccino - 1.6 oz. (45g)
Larabar Original Fruit & Nut Food Bar Cappuccino is a tasty treat. Do you jump for the taste of java? Then their house blend of Fair Trade Certified coffee, dates, almonds, cashews, and vanilla extract is for you. With 4 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein per bar, this dairy-free Joe is ready for on-the-go.
Frequently Ask Questions
What is unique about Lärabar?
Lärabar is a delicious blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices. Made from 100% whole food, each flavor contains no more than nine ingredients. Pure and simple, just as nature intended.
What are the quality standards for Lärabar ingredients?
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free*
- Soy Free*
- All Natural
- No added sugars or sweeteners*
- No added sulfites
- No preservatives, fillers, or colorings
*Does not include the Chocolate Chip varieties. Chocolate chip flavors are made with a simple, 4-ingredient chocolate chip that consists of Fair Trade Certified chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter and vanilla. While no dairy is used to make their chocolate chips, they are made on a line which also produces chocolate chips made with dairy and soy. Due to possible cross-contact, the chips they use may contain trace amounts of dairy or soy from other chips made at the facility; thus they cannot claim these products as Dairy Free, Soy Free or Vegan.
Is Lärabar unprocessed?
Lärabar is made by a simple process in which fruit, nuts, and spices are ground and mixed together. They are not baked or cooked. They use simple ingredients, as close to their natural state as possible.
Does Lärabar have added vitamins, minerals or supplements?
No. Lärabar only contains the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients inherent in the simple, natural ingredients they use - the way nature created them.
Is Lärabar a serving of fruit?
Each Lärabar flavor offers at least a half serving of fruit according to mypyramid.com. Tropical Fruit Tart, Apple Pie and Cherry Pie each offer a full serving of fruit in each full-size bar.
Why doesn't the packaging for the chocolate chip flavors varieties feature the dairy free, soy free or vegan claims?
Though the vast majority of chocolate chips in the world are made with dairy, soy or both, they specifically asked their supplier to provide them with chocolate chips which are Vegan -- containing no dairy. While no dairy or soy is used to make their chocolate chips, they are made on a line which also produces chocolate chips made with dairy and soy. Due to possible cross-contact between types of chocolate chips made at the facility, the chips they use may contain trace amounts of dairy or soy from those other chips, thus they cannot claim these chocolate chip flavors are Dairy Free, Soy Free or Vegan.
Why are the chocolate chip flavor varities classified as Kosher dairy?
Their chocolate chip flavors are classified as Kosher Dairy (symbolized by the "U" within a circle, followed by a "D") because the chocolate chip ingredient is produced in a facility that also produces chocolate containing dairy.
Is there added sugar in Lärabar?
There is no sugar added to the core line of Lärabar. The claim "No Added Sugar" appears next to the nutrition panel. The exception to this is the chocolate chip flavors (Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chip Brownie), which contain added sugar in the actual chocolate chips.
Do the chocolate chip flavor varities contain sugar? If so, what kind?
Yes. The simple, 4-ingredient chocolate chips in their chocolate chip varities contain cane sugar.
Where does the cocoa in Lärabar come from?
The cocoa used in Lärabar is sourced from farmers who are Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade USA. The organization's mission is to "Enable sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and earth." For more information, visit Fair Trade USA.
What is extra virgin coconut oil?
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is a tropical oil that is extracted using a cold-pressed method from fresh coconuts.
Which juice concentrates and flavorings are used in the Lemon Bar, Tropical Fruit Tart, Key Lime Pie and Blueberry Muffin flavor varities?
The citrus juice concentrates that they use are made from pure citrus juice and pulp, which is flash pasteurized to ensure it is safe to consume. The citrus flavors they use are made from a cold press process during which the fruit skin yields pure essential oil.
Their blueberry concentrate is extracted from blueberries through the use of a natural enzyme process. The concentrate is pasteurized.
Where does the fat in Lärabar come from?
The fat in Lärabar comes from nuts and, in some cases, coconut or chocolate.
Why isn't there more protein in Lärabar?
Each bar contains between 3-6 grams of protein. To provide more protein in their bar, they would have to add ingredients like soy protein isolates. Why mess with a good thing?
Will a Lärabar freeze or melt?
If placed in the freezer or outside in cold temperatures, Lärabar will become firmer, but will not freeze. Similarly, Lärabar (with the exception of the flavors containing chocolate chips) will not melt when heated.
What is the shelf life of Lärabar?
The shelf life for each bar is 12 months. They use a multi-layer package that keeps out UV light and oxygen, which, in turn, maintains freshness without the use of preservatives. The "best by" date may be found printed on the back panel of the wrapper (on the underside of the flap that runs lengthwise down the back of the bar) as well as on the back panel of the caddie box (contains 16 bars).
It started out as just a hike, no different than countless others they've taken into the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Little did they know they were about to come up with a mountain of an idea: Combine wholesome ingredients such as fruits and nuts to create a food product that's tasty, healthy and convenient.
In that instant, in May 2000, Lärabar was born. After scouring the aisles of grocery stores and noting popular flavors of ice cream and cookies, they delved into their own product development. Natural foods, they believed, should be fun and enjoyable as well as good for you. With friends and family serving as focus groups, they tinkered with recipes until a consensus on yummi-ness was reached.
The next step was to launch a company to market what would initially be five delicious Lärabar flavors: Cherry Pie, Apple Pie, Cashew Cookie, Banana Cookie, and Chocolate Coconut Chew. They also assembled a sophisticated manufacturing arm...what amounted to be a Cuisinart and a rolling pin. The first batch of bars they produced for retail had to be sealed by hand - all 500 of them!
Thank goodness they have machines for that job today. After all, they are producing millions of Lärabar's every year! They are a wholesome indulgence you can feel good about eating
And "feeling good" is what it's all about. Believe it or not, they used to be a junk food junkie - until they discovered how natural foods enlivened my mind, body and spirit. A passion for healthy living soon followed, and continues to be a driving force behind everything they do professionally and personally. They really appreciate the opportunity they have to make a positive difference in the world people live in.