What? General Mills bought LaraBars when I wasn’t looking?
I am sort of addicted to LaraBars (I don’t eat them every day or anything like that, but, when I go up to Fairway, I get about 20 and eat my way through them, using them for meal substitutes when I am out) so this is of great interest to me.
What I have learned here is that my beloved Banana Bread, Coconut Cream Pie, and Pecan Pie are still safe!!! (I guess my rule of no more than 5 ingredients, and preferably no more than 3, has saved me and my favorites)
I got this from The Raw Gourmand on Facebook:
“There has been some controversy about Larabars since General Mills purchased them in June 2008. I called, as The Raw Gourmand to get the lowdown. Here is what I uncovered…
The following bars are still 100% raw with no sugar…
Coconut Cream Pie
The ones with peanuts are roasted, the the cocoa is heated. The cashews use heat to extract the nut.”
Oh, well. I can always make my own, yes?