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thinkOrganic Bars

I was in the airport recently and I stopped at one of those little stores to get some snacks for the trip. Among all the candy bars and gum, I saw thinkOrganic bars. When I looked at the ingredients, and saw dates and nuts, I had to give them a try.

As I was eating the Cashew Pecan bar, it reminded me a lot of LARABARS. While they taste pretty similar, the difference is that these thinkOrganic bars contain a few extra ingredients — pectin, and ascorbic acid — which I wasn't that psyched about.

I did like that the cashew and pecan pieces are a little bit bigger, but it made the date taste a little bit more prevalent. Eating these thinkOganic bars were just like taking a handful of nuts and a date and popping them in your mouth. The LARABARS, on the other hand, have a more unique flavor.

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Serving Size 1 Cashew Pecan thinkOrganic Bar (1.4 oz) 1 Cashew Cookie LARABAR (1.8 oz)
Calories 150 210
Total Fat 7g 12g
Saturated Fat 1g 2g
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Sodium 0mg 0mg
Potassium 260mg 320mg
Carbs 23g 23g
Fiber 2g 3g
Sugar 17g 14g
Protein 3g 6g
Ingredients organic dates, organic cashews, pectin, organic pecans, organic lemon juice concentrate, ascorbic acid cashews, dates

I compared the ThinkOrganic bars to LARABARS, just so you can see how they match up nutritionally. Make sure you note that even though a serving size is 1 bar, the LARABARS are a little bit bigger, so that's why they have more calories and fat. Also remember that the fat content in both bars comes from the nuts, which are a healthy fat your body needs.

Since LARABARS are bigger, I thought they'd have more grams of sugar, but they actually have 3g less than the thinkOrganic bars. Hmm, it must be from the lemon juice concentrate, or maybe thinkOrganic bars are made with more dates and fewer nuts. I honestly didn't notice that one bar was sweeter than the other.

Even though the thinkOrganic bars are made with organic ingredients, I'm more of a fan of the fact that LARABARS contain minimal ingredients. As far as taste goes, I did like them both, but LARABARS have so many more flavors to choose from, so I think it makes them more exciting. It's good to know that both bars are vegan, gluten free, soy free, and dairy free.

Try them both and see for yourself. Let me know which ones you like better.

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Boricua Boricua 9 years
I love these bar. So much so I placed an order, since they are a bit pricy in the store. Encourage you all try them.
miss-beca miss-beca 9 years
what's wrong with pectin and ascorbic acid? pectin is a sugar derived from the cell wall of some plants (fruits, usually) and is a soluble dietary fiber. it also acts to reduce blood cholesterol levels. ascorbic acid in its L-enantiomer is known as vitamin C. It is a powerful antioxidant and prevents diseases like scurvy, as well as being an essential nutrient. There is also some evidence that it can enhance the immune system and protect against common illnesses such as colds and the flu. i haven't tried these bars, and i do adore the larabars, but don't knock these because they have added *healthy* ingredients!
The-Italian-Jem The-Italian-Jem 9 years
ditto superfox, I'm still lovin' my lara bars
emlod10 emlod10 9 years
sticking with gnu bars
tati33 tati33 9 years
I've never tried any of these..
superfoxml superfoxml 9 years
i'm sticking with my larabars, i think..
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
Whats bad about pectin? I thgought it was sugar from fruit.
thatgirljj thatgirljj 9 years
The chocolate coconut ones are AWESOME!!! They're like a mildly coconutty brownie!
Hootie Hootie 9 years
The "THINK THIN" bars are even better!!! Love the creamy peanut butter ones! Sugar free & 20 grams of protein!! Very Yummy!
karlorene karlorene 9 years
i try hard to cut back on sugar, so for one bar, i don't think i'd go for it... south beach cereal protein bars have waay less sugar
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
i like the larabars, but they give me a sour stomach. too much fiber haha
j044 j044 9 years
Ascorbic acid is good, not bad for you, as an antioxidant/Vitamin C.
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