• What is unique about LÄRABAR?
LÄRABAR® is a delicious blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices. Made from 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?
Fair Trade Certified™ cocoa and coffee
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 our chocolate chips, they are made on a line that also produces chocolate chips made with dairy and soy. Due to possible cross-contact, the chips we use may contain trace amounts of dairy or soy from other chips made at the facility; thus we 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. We use a handful of 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 ingredients we use – the way nature created them.
• What is the shelf life of a LÄRABAR?
The shelf life for each bar is 12 months. We use a multi-layer package that keeps out UV light 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).
• How much fruit does a LÄRABAR provide?
Each LÄRABAR® flavor offers at least a ¼ cup of fruit. Apple Pie and Cherry Pie each offer a ½ cup 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, we specifically asked our supplier to provide us with chocolate chips that are Vegan (containing no dairy). While no dairy or soy is used to make our chocolate chips, they are made on a line that 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 we use may contain trace amounts of dairy or soy from those other chips, thus we cannot claim these chocolate chip flavors are Dairy Free, Soy Free or Vegan.
• Why are the chocolate chip flavor varieties classified as Kosher Dairy?
Our 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, Chocolate Chip Brownie, and Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte), which contain added sugar in the actual chocolate chips.
• Do the chocolate chip flavor varieties contain sugar? If so, what kind?
Yes. The simple, 4-ingredient chocolate chips in our chocolate chip varieties 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.
• Where do the juice concentrates and flavorings used in Lemon Bar, Key Lime Pie, and Blueberry Muffin come from?
The citrus juice concentrates that we use are made from pure citrus juice and pulp, which is flash pasteurized to ensure it is safe to consume. The citrus flavors we use are made from a cold press process during which the fruit skin yields pure essential oil.
Our blueberry concentrate is extracted from blueberries, and then 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 our bars, we'd have to add ingredients like soy protein isolates. Why mess with a good thing?
If it's protein you're after, check out LÄRABAR ALT®! ALT is the first-ever bar with added protein from LÄRABAR! We recognize that many people are looking for a bar with added protein—so we created a snack that tastes delicious and indulgent.
• Will a LÄRABAR freeze or melt?
If placed in the freezer or outside in cold temperatures, LÄRABAR® bars will become firmer, but will not freeze. Similarly, LÄRABAR bars (with the exception of the flavors containing chocolate chips) will not melt when heated.
• Is the LÄRABAR wrapper recyclable?
All LÄRABAR wrappers are able to be recycled through our partnership with Terracycle.
The LÄRABAR caddies/display boxes are made of 100% Recycled Paperboard and made using 100% Wind Energy.