New Larabar Showdown

I was out shopping at Planet Organic recently, when my eyes spotted these:

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I may have let out an audible “woohoo!” under my breath, and quickly grabbed one of each of the new Larabar flavours to have made their way into the Great White North. Here we have Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chocolate Chip (which, based on the packaging, is called Chocolate Chip Brownie in the US – why the name change, I have no idea). Sadly, there was no sign of the Carrot Cake or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavours. But beggars can’t be choosers…or so they say.

Obviously, I had to give these babies a try as soon as possible. Because of my school schedule this semester, I find that I’m often commuting during lunch time, so I’ve found that bars make the perfect tide me over snack until I get home to make something. Therefore I’m always looking to expand my flavour options, to keep things interesting.

First up – Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

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I love the Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar. In fact, it’s probably my favourite. So I was more than excited to try the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, because I don’t think there’s anything that goes better with peanut butter than chocolate. And this bar delivered – it tasted like my beloved Peanut Butter Cookie bar with chocolate chips. No surprises, but that’s a good thing here. I could perhaps argue for a little more chocolate, because who doesn’t like a little more chocolate. But regardless, these will be going on the “to purchase” list.

 

Next – Chocolate Chocolate Chip

No photo – I was too ravenous to waste time with the camera.

Since I love me some chocolate, I was looking forward to this bar as well. Sadly, I found it underwhelming. Sure, it was decent, but something about the dates with the cocoa powder doesn’t give me that true chocolate taste I’m looking for. That being said, I found the more I ate it, the more it grew on me. If you like the chocolate flavour in the Chocolate Coconut Chew Larabar, then you’ll enjoy this one as well. It’s not in my top 5, but I wouldn’t complain if it was my only snack option either.

The winner of the new Larabar flavour showdown?

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Now if only I could get my hands on some Carrot Cake and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough…

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3 Comments on “New Larabar Showdown”

  1. October 24, 2010 at 5:45 am #

    Hmmmm…I see I’m on the hunt! Good to know these have made it to Canada!

  2. October 24, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    Although I’ve had the PB Chocolate Chip in my stash for months now, I haven’t gotten around to trying it yet–thanks for the reminder!

  3. Stephanie
    October 25, 2010 at 10:22 pm #

    OMG Thanks for letting me know!!!
    (my mouth is literally “O” shape right now)

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