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The official vegan nutrition bar (Luna, Lara, Clif,etc.) review! (to be updated)

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Annie's oat bars

Trail mix

Bio International raw organic food bars
Chocolate chip

Chocolate coconut

Cinnamon raisin

Bora Bora Organic Foods
Island Brazil nut almond

Pacific mango macadamia

Tribal cinnamon oatmeal

Native acai walnut
This was really good.  I like the large pieces of walnuts and it has a nice texture.  They are expensive but not too bad for a splurge. (monkey7)
Tiki blueberry flax

Tropical sesame cranberry

Volcanic chocolate banana

Wild pomegranate pecan
love this!  it has dried cherries in it too and it's soft and chewy kinda like a quaker oat granola bar, but healthy and full of organic ingredients.  looking at the website makes me wanna try all the other flavors too, they look really good. (ppc)
Awesome apricot

Chai with almonds
This was the first and only Bumblebar that I've ever had. I liked it...interesting seedy texture...a little chewy...nice (and surprising) chai flavour. I wouldn't get it all the time, but I liked it. (dannibazaar)
I don't think this tasted much like chai.  It was a sweet, pleasant flavor but I can't place it.  I grabbed one for breakfast while visiting friends and it did the trick.  I'm not a huge fan of the texture though. (icephrosty)
Cherry chocolate
I couldn't really taste either the cherry or the chocolate very strongly - mostly it just tasted like brown rice syrup. It's a very, very sweet bar, and the texture is a bit too toffee-ish for my tastes. It was all right, but not really worth the expense. (narcissus)
Chocolate crisp
This is not the best bar I've ever had.  It didn't totally suck, but I don't think it's worth the money.  It only had a slight hint of chocolate flavor, and it was too sweet and too chewy.  I would try another flavor if someone gave it to me... (icephrosty)
Chunky cherry

Lushus lemon


Original with almonds
Despite the name, these bars do not contain honey and are marked "VEGAN." The bar is just sesame seeds and apparently almond bits (I couldn't see/taste them) and flax seeds all glued together with brown rice syrup with some cinnamon thrown in. Everything is in whole form though, no ground seeds. No matter how much I chewed I was still swallowing lots of whole seeds, which means the nutritional info is bunk because we all know they come out the way they went in! It had a light cinnamon flavor that wasn't bad, but the texture was really offputting and even on sale, they weren't cheap ($1.50). It's just not that interesting or tasty. (rabidchild)
Original with cashew

Original with hazelnut

Original with mixed nuts

Tasty tropical

Clif bar
I likes it. 'Cause I like apricots. (fb)
Apricots, oats, apples, date paste and other delicious flavors packed into this sweet and chewy Clif bar. This bar definitely bumps other Clif bars I've tried off the charts as one of my favorite flavors. (saskia)
Waaay too sweet. Kind of gave me heartburn. (narcissus)
I like apricots, but did not like this. There was nothing special about it, and it tasted fake. One of my least favorites. (AC)
This was alright... kinda blah... won't buy it again (amymylove)
pretty darn tasty.  I'd get it again. (tweedle)
Banana nut bread
Too sweet for me - makes my teeth hurt! And I like banana bread in non-bar-form. (fb)
Meh. I like really bnb, but this just didn't quite do it for me. (veganrun)
Black cherry almond
Honestly, my favourite Clif Bar flavour. The roasted almonds, white chocolate chips, and dried cherries work beautifully together. Sometimes I find they have a bit of a soy-protein taste - bad batch perhaps? Rarely, though. (narcissus)
i thought this was just kinda regular... but the "white chocolate" was a pleasant surprise. (fb)
one of my favorites (chickpea)
I liked it.  Didn't love it.  It had a light cherry flavor.  I didn't taste or otherwise sense the almonds.  This wouldn't be in my main rotation, but I'd buy it again for variation. (hh)
Yum! Big chunks of almond, nice cherry flavour.  Didn't really notice the 'white chocolate' chips. (happypanda)
I thought this was pretty good. Nice flavors. It could use more cherry, but I thought it was tasty. (AC)
One of my favorites. Great flavor and texture. It actually tastes like cherry and almond (unexpected, I know), and not cherry and almond flavoring. (veganrun)
Blueberry crisp
my favorite (chickpea27)
It was a little too dry for me. (caitlyn)
looove... so blueberry. (fb)
I loved it. It was so tasty! (courth)
Everyone knows that the best Clif Bar is Blueberry Crisp, though I've yet to try the white chocolate macadamia. (veganb)
Pretty Good - would buy these occassionally, but there's a missing dimension (hh)
Yummy! My favorite clif bar so far. The blueberry flavor is good, but I could always use more. Good. (AC)
I think this is my absolute favorite. I love the texture, and I think it tastes like a blueberry muffin. It seems a little "lighter" than the chocolate flavors, so I like to eat this when I'm running. (veganrun)
Out of this world! I love this bar it is blueberry perfection (amymylove)
I am so, so surprised that I liked this. Before I had this bar, I never even knew I liked blueberries. I'm not even sure what drew me to it. But it's one of my absolute favourites. (dannibazaar)
Carrot cake
like (saskia)
looove... white chocolate + carrots + spices. These seem to be the most moist clif bars, too. (fb)
pretty good, I liked the flavour and it was filling, but overall it was no comparison to a Larabar.  I guess they're not the same thing so it's not fair to compare, but if I'm going to spend a lot of money on a bar I would pick a Larabar.  Although maybe one of the other 3 Clif bar flavours will blow me away! (happypanda)
Ewewewewew.  This is the only Clif Bar I don't like.  Those little chunks of carrot are just nasty.  I couldn't finish this one.  So gross. (KMK)
Pass (hh)
I liked this one ok. It has a good spice flavor, and I didn't mind the carrots. (AC)
I didn't like the texture of this at all. I don't know if I just had an old bar, but it had some harder bits in it...nothing too hard, but it was just a strange texture variance. Taste was so so. (veganrun)
Reviewing this one again, because it was super flavorful this time around. Spice, carrot, cake. All there. Yum. (AC)
Chocolate almond fudge
The very first Clif bar I ever ate, all the way back in... first grade, I think. I loved it then, no matter how my peers made fun of my 'poopie-looking cookie,' and I still think it's a damn good energy bar. The chocolate taste covers for any off taste of soy protein - it doesn't taste like an energy bar, it tastes like chocolate and almonds. (narcissus)
I really like the softer texture of this one.  Awesome.  The almond flavor is lovely. (KMK)
one of my favorites (chickpea)
I don't like this one, and I'm surprised. It just seemed a little boring, and the texture is a little homogenous. (veganrun)
i tried this years ago and wasnt in love with it, i got it again yesterday and just ate it.. it's not bad, it has a slight coconut taste to me which is odd since theres no coconut in the ingredients list.  i like the almonds and chocolate chips. (ppc)
This reminds me a lot of another one..maybe brownie. It's just kind of the generic clif bar chocolate flavor. "chocolate almond fudge" sounds divine, but this is...not. There's not much going on. (AC)
Just a little meh. I was disappointed. (dannibazaar)
Chocolate brownie
Pretty good, but I can definitely taste the soy protein in this one. (fb)
Just ok.  Kind of a sub-par version of Chocolate Almond fudge to me.  Tastes good but I rarely choose it. (KMK)
Yeah, it's ok. The Z bar is still the best brownie bar. This was is really dense, and an odd color. (AC)
Just ok. (monkey7)
The least favorite bar I've tried. Just...boring. It tasted like some low fat cookie that I tried in the 90s. It's not decadent enough to be tasty, but still enough calories that I'm thinking I'd rather have a cookie. (veganrun)
This was very yum. Especially good when warmed up in the microwave. (dannibazaar)
Chocolate chip
I am always going to microwave my cliff bars from now on. I tried it with the chocolate chip flavor and it was absolutely delicious. It tasted like a freshly baked cookie (anisa)
my first love. It's super tasty hot, cold, long as it's in my mouth.  (courth)
This is the easiest one for me to find, and its real good, so i always grab one at a gas station for long car rides. (undersarah)
pretty good, but there's the protein taste. Better microwaved, for sure. (fb)
I like this one.  It has kind of a cinnamon-y taste that I am fickle about, but it's good. (KMK)
Thumbs Up - knowing me, it's because they tasted sweeter (hh)
Very good.. not artificial-tasting at all. (iowachick)
one of my favorites (chickpea)
It is sweet but there is no more sugar in it then the PB.  Not one I would buy often. (monkey7)
Good flavor, and there's a touch of spice in the background. This one seems a little sweeter than others, but it's good. The chocolate chips taste like good chocolate chips (you know how sometimes packaged items have strange tasting chips). (veganrun)
WOW.  I was really surprised how good this was.  Besides raw Larabars I've never been too into food bars, especially bars that are more like energy bars, but this is GOOD! I've gotten them a few times already in the past week and a half or so, because I can't get enough! (tweedle)
This could be mistaken for a chocolate chip cookie, or more like in-between a chocolate chip cookie and cookie dough! So freakin delicious... Thank you for the reviews on how good it is or I wouldn't have even tried it since I'm not much of a chocolate person... Tied with the Blueberry Crisp flavor! (amymylove)
I'm not impressed with this one, at all. I didn't microwave it, but I don't think it has much flavor at all. It has a tiny bit of chocolate, and a little bit of spice. I wouldn't seek out this flavor. (AC)
This is one of my favourites. It does have a bit of a "nutrition bar" taste to it, but I don't mind so much. It is great when microwave. (dannibazaar)
My favorite, classic and so tasty!  Great warmed up, also. (willwolf)
Chocolate chip peanut crunch
one of my favorites, goes good with bananas (ppc)
One of my favorites.  Chewy and peanut-buttery and awesome. (KMK)
I didn't dislike it or like it.  It had a mild peanut butter taste.  Maybe.  It really didn't taste like anything.  It was generically chewy sweet. (hh)
Soo good! Hard to believe it's vegan! (taintedlove)
This is ok. Not nearly as good as the Z bar one, but ok. Not my favorite. (AC)
I don't like this one that much, but my boyfriend loves it. I think it's a little boring, but I respect the chocolate/pb combo! (veganrun)
I liked this a lot, just as much as the chocolate chip one, really, and it has more protein which is perfect for before or after my workouts. Win! (tweedle)
Good, but I wish it had a more of a peanutty taste. It's just like a chocolate chip clif with a few nuts in it, in my opinion. (dannibazaar)
pretty much the "crunchy peanut butter" but with chocolate chips. pretty good, but not my favorite flavor, despite liking the pb + chocolate combo. (fb)
Coconut chocolate chip
Delicious. It's like I'm not even eating a clifbar. Strong coconut flavor, could probably use a little more chocolate, but eh. Tasty. (fb)
Agree with fb! Very good. Good coconut flavor, maybe a bit of cinnamon? Could use a bit more chocolate, but still very tasty. I would choose this again over others. (AC)
This is about as close as I expect to get to a Girl Scout Samoa cookie without doing a lot of work.  This is arguably the best of the Clif lineup (or at least ties with blueberry).  There's enough of each flavor to be awesome, but not enough chocolate to ruin it. (hh)
Cool mint chocolate
my favorite (caitlyn)
pretty freaking good (courth)
looove- perfect mint/chocolate balance (fb)
Very, very good.  Awesome flavor. (KMK)
Thumbs Up - knowing me, it's because they tasted sweeter (hh)
love it. yum (vabeachraw)
I was dissapointed with this one.  It was not minty enough for me.  Also, the chocolate flavor seemed to be toned down. (monkey7)
This bar beats up Girl Scouts. It's so delicious! Perfect blend of chocolate, mint, and crunchies. Great texture. Top 5 favorite Clif Bars. Take that, Girl Scouts. My snack is vegan! (veganrun)
I'm not a huge mint chocolate person, but this wasn't bad. It has a nice balance, and the chocolate flavor is not weird, like it sometimes is. The icing on top is a nice touch. Not too minty. P loved it, and said it's his favorite. He's a mint chocolate lover. (AC)
One of my favourites. I'm a chocolate-mint junkie (dannibazaar)
Cranberry apple cherry
Not my absolute favourite ever, but very good nonetheless. The apple flavour is great, and complemented well by the cranberry, but I think it's lacking that je ne sais quois... instead of which I find it has a slightly unpleasant edge to its sweetness. (narcissus)
very apple-y. I like this one in that it feels like I'm being healthy but it's still tasty. I'd say the cranberry flavor is pretty mild. (fb)
This one's good. I think the flavors all meld well, and it tastes good. (AC)
Cranberry orange nut bread
good, tastes just how you think it would but didnt blow me away.  (ppc)
This one is really good. I think the flavors are perfect, for what it protests to be. (AC)
I did not like this one.  While I like muffins in this flavor, this does not seem to translate well to the bar form. It seemed to have a weird flavor.  I will not buy this one again. (willwolf)
Crunchy peanut butter
When you eat a pb clif bar and an apple at the same time, it turns into caramel apple in your mouth.  It's good with green apples.. it's good with red apples.. it's pretty much amazing.  I don't know how it works but it's like eating a healthy caramel apple covered in peanuts! (ppc)
my fav (veggiebo)
like (saskia)
meh, I like the other ones better. This, to me, is like the stereotypical clif bar.  (fb)
Plain but reliable.  I would never pick it if it was sitting right next to a Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch though. (KMK)
one of my favorites (chickpea)
One of my favorites. (monkey7)
Again like the brownie: boring! I need some texture and chunks! (veganrun)
I think this delivers, for what it professes to be. It has some crunch (chunks of peanut), and it's definitely peanut buttery. I think it has good flavor, good texture. I liked it. It's probably not a favorite, but it's up there. It's peanut butter. (AC)
My personal favourite. It tastes like you're biting into a big chunk o' peanut butter-y love!  (dannibazaar)
Not bad, kind of tastes a bit sour though. (taintedlove)
Iced gingerbread
excellent! (pixie)
pretty good, but not too gingery. (fb)
Pass - maybe the iced gingerbread in the fall, but not year-round (hh)
Good! Really tasty. The ginger is not very strong, but it goes well with the icing. Near the favorites. (AC)
DELISH! I ordered 2 cases of these from Amazon last fall. I like these in the fall/winter. I don't think I'd eat them in the summer though. I loooove ginger, and this really delivers. There are actually little ginger chunks in the bar! Yesss. (veganrun)
Maple nut
big thumbs up!  i'm not even a huge maple fan either.. i hate those little maple leaf shaped candies *yuck*. but the bars were good (and even better microwaved of course) (ppc)
love it a whole lot (queen bee)
good, but better microwaved (fb)
Yum!! The best Clif bar I have tried so far.  Great maple flavour and nice texture. (happypanda)
Pretty good.  I think the texture of the little walnut things is odd, but in general I like this one.  Good flavor. (KMK)
one of my favorites (chickpea)
This is awesome, and I think it tastes like a maple cookie. This is one I like more in the fall/winter, but that's just me.  (veganrun)
I like this one, as well. The flavor is very mapley, but I do think the texture is a bit weird. I dunno what it is..almost doughy, but with little crunchy bits. It's not bad, but a little off. I really like the flavor, and I'd get it again. (AC)
Oatmeal raisin walnut
pretty awesome. (veganb)
I liked it a lot better than the carrot was like a yummy chewy oatmeal cookie. (happypanda)
Seriously. It tastes like an oatmeal cookie. It's amazing. (narcissus)
I microwaved this for the "oatmeal cookie effect" Eh, I guess it kind of tastes like an oatmeal cookie... with added vitamins and protein. A little too plain for me... needs CHOCOLATE. (fb)
Pretty Good - would buy these occassionally, but there's a missing dimension (hh)
This flavor is really good. It's a very close second to the blueberry crisp. There is a lot of flavor, and it's very similar to the cookie! Yum. (AC)
I used to like this one a lot, then all of a sudden I got tired of it. It's still good, but...a tiny bit too sweet. (veganrun)
Yummy!  So far I haven't found a Clif Bar that I don't like so I don't know how credible my opinion is but I liked this just as much as I like the chocolate chip and choc chip peanut butter crunch, yummers!!! (tweedle)
Really good!  Tastes like a chewy, nutty oatmeal cookie.  The walnuts are my favorite part, I think, and they didn't skimp on them. (willwolf)
Peanut toffee buzz
my fave. to die for (pip)
my fav!! (firefightress)
both the peanut and toffee flavors are pretty mild (fb)
Thumbs Up - knowing me, it's because they tasted sweeter (hh)
not my fav, I thought the "toffee" flavour was pretty artificial.  Also I only bought a Clif bar because they were a dollar cheaper than Larabars (who on earth pays $2.50 for a Larabar???). (happypanda)
I like this one.  I don't know about the "buzz" part (green tea in it is supposed to give you energy, whatever), but it had on ok flavor overall. I agree with happypanda, the toffee flavor is questionable. (KMK)
one of my favorites (chickpea)
This one is tasty. I didn't have any complaints about the flavors -subtle, but balanced. I like the little frosting on top. I thought the toffee flavor was good. (AC)
not bad, but not my favorite.  I'd go for the other peanutty flavors before this one. (tweedle)
Pear apple strudel
I like this one. it's got a creamy/fruity taste to it (fb)
Peppermint stick

Spiced pumpkin pie
I wanted to like this more. I mean, it's good, but the name just sounded so awesome (fb)
I don't really like the texture of this one--it seems overly chewy. It's also not bursting with pumpkin flavor. I did the spiced flavor, but it's totally lacking. I prefer the Gingerbread version much better. (veganrun)
White chocolate macadamia
just ok i think...almost too achingly sweet. (justfair)
macadamia flavor is pretty subtle, so i actually think the luna bar version is better (for once). (fb)
Too sweet.  Tastes good, but as a dessert or something.  (KMK)
one of my favorites (chickpea)
Very sweet. I have these when I want a filling, and healthy-ish dessert. Especially good warmed. (dannibazaar)
It wasn't too sweet for me. The flavor is kind of subtle, but the vanilla, "white chocolate," and a bit of macadamia are all there. I like this one, it's different. (AC)
Super tasty!  This one seems sweeter and less healthy-tasting than most of the other flavors. (willwolf)
My new favorite--we buy these by the case in my house! The white chocolate stays kind of melty at room temperature, and I get so excited when I bite into a piece with a chunk of white chocolate, waiting for me. I looooove these. If I had to pick one bar for the rest of my life, this would be it. (veganrun)

Larabar - gingersnap
It's pretty good - just a tiny bit spicy. It would be further up in my vague mental list of top flavors, but some of the other flavors (key lime pie, coconut cream, cherry pie) are so phenomenal that i don't prefer this one.
Larabar - jocolat - chocolate orange
I decided to try this despite the poor reviews. Ok, next time I'll actually listen to the other reviewers. There was only a mild orange flavor, a huge bitter flavor (which COULD NOT have been from the cocoa), and something vaguely alcohol/soap-like. It's like the "orange flavor" they use in the bar isn't orangey deliciousness but orange pith - ick. (still, i managed to finish it)



CLIFF BAR: Peanut Toffe Buzz, Maple Nut, Peanut Butter Crunch, Chocolate Almond Fudge, Black Cherry Almond, Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Macadamian. (haha, I guess my favorite are more than half, huh?)

LARABAR: Chocolate Coffee=BEST, cherry pie, chocolate mint


Larabar Chocolate Coffee - I wanted to try this flavor since everyone raves about it, but I have to be honest...I didn't like it!  It has a bitter flavor that I just can't get past.  I managed to eat half of it and then gave up!


you've gotta like coffee A LOT.

and and and... back in the day, before i was vegan, i ate tons of those chocolate covered espresso beans.
mmmmmm... so the larabar hits the spot and brings back wonderful memories, cuz i used to get chocolate covered espresso beans in my stockings and easter baskets.
yes.. i was 8.


Pure Bar Chocolate Brownie:  This doesn't taste like a brownie, but it's still good.  It reminds me a lot of the dark chocolate CLIF nectar bar. 


Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that CLIF builder's bars now has a new lemon flavor!!


Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that CLIF builder's bars now has a new lemon flavor!!

Thanks! :)


Larabar - Jocolat - chocolate cherry
this was pretty good. chocolatey plus tart cherry (i'm guessing the same kind as used for the larabar "cherry pie"


Clif Bars

Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch:  I didn't dislike it or like it.  It had a mild peanut butter taste.  Maybe.  It really didn't taste like anything.  It was generically chewy sweet. 
Black Cherry Almond:  I liked it.  Didn't love it.  It had a light cherry flavor.  I didn't taste or otherwise sense the almonds.  This wouldn't be in my main rotation, but I'd buy it again for variation.


Larabar - cinnamon roll
Pretty good, but not the best. I think it could actually use more cinnamon.


CLIF builder bar - Lemon:  This is my new favorite of the builder bars.  The lemon flavor is light and refreshing without being overwhelming.  It has a hint of vanilla that adds a nice boost. 


Oh wow, I figured that one would be gross!  I will try it next.


Luna - Smores

More like a chocolate coated Rice Krispie than a s'more.  Not bad, just not what I was expecting.  This is my first Luna bar, are they all Rice Krispie-like?


Clif bar - Black Cherry Almond

Yum! Big chunks of almond, nice cherry flavour.  Didn't really notice the 'white chocolate' chips.


Clif Mojo Bar-Mountain mix- all I can say is YUM!!! :)>>>


a new flavor of larabar is coming out soon - Peanut Butter & Jelly - i heard it's good!


ive just tried the tropical fruit and german chocolate cake jocolat laras! they are both fabbbulous! i have 3 more pb&j's awaiting in my pantry...cant wait to try them!

my reviews on the tropical fruit:
    * the citrus notes are perfectly present.
    * the smell of orange zest is love.
    * and large dried pineapple segments were amazing.
    * the texture resembles its common sister, coconut cream pie, with the crunchy addition of almonds.

ingredients: dates, pineapple, unsweetened coconut, almonds,
extra virgin coconut oil, cashews, orange juice concentrate, orange peel.

german chocolate cake jocolat review:
jocolat's are an acquired taste (i happen to like them). but this flavor was different! very sweet, and not bitter in the least.
    * the resemblance - chocolate coconut cake batter/soft brownie.
    * large pieces of pecans and almonds.
    * real coconut shreds throughout (i loved the texture).
    * very deep, rich german chocolate flavor throughout.

ingredients: dates, pecans, almonds, unsweetened chocolate, unsweetened coconut, extra virgin coconut oil, cocoa powder (certified organic fair trade).

go find these !!! ;)


ive just tried the tropical fruit and german chocolate cake jocolat laras! they are both fabbbulous! i have 3 more pb&j's awaiting in my pantry...cant wait to try them!

I'm super jealous...I need to track down these flavors ASAP!


Larabar chocolate coconut chew

-Eh. Not impressed with this at all. Just tasted like dates and nuts.  (KMK and AC)


Nakd now do a "banana bread" bar (in addition to their "apple" and "cocoa loco" ones).  92 cals, no added sugar, syrups, wheat, dairy or GMO.  I bought a pack of 5 for £1.99 at my supermarket the other week and the first one I opened smelt V-E-R-Y bananara-y, I know, what did I expect, but almost too much; it tasted good though.  With the second one I didn't notice the smell so much and, well, by the third one (please note, I ate them on separate occasions/days  ::) ) I snarfed it down.  They're good but I still prefer the other two versions!



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