October 7, 2014

Lola Granola Bar Review and Giveaway

Do you sometimes find it uneasy to find the perfect snack your kids will like? I do. I am actually afraid to buy 'healthy' snacks (unless they're real fruits) because sometimes it means having to eat unpalatable foods. I've proven myself wrong once in saying that, and I guess I've proven it once more in a granola bar this time.

Honestly, it was my first time to eat granola bars. I have never tasted nor bought one thinking they were only for the health buffs or for those who are into specific and serious diets. LOL. I also thought my daughter won't like it because she doesn't eat granola with milk for breakfast. My assumptions were wrong. As soon as I got these Lola Granola bars, each of the member of our household tried one, well except for my husband who tried two. Haha. I tried The Ellie, my daughter The Enzo, my mom The Lola and my husband, The Nathan and The Ruby. Next thing I know, there were only two bars left in the container.

Well, what can I say. Upon opening the package you'll smell the sweetness of it, not that of processed sugar but more of honey. My husband said it smells similar to a bukayo, but definitely not as sweet. It's a soft kind of bar and the taste, surprising! Imagine for a first-timer, I actually loved it! My favorite, The Enzo! I like the combination of cashews and almonds. :)
Lola Granola FlavorsOur new family-snack!
So, who, where and how did Lola Granola start? Let me quote a brief history from their site:
Lola Granola Bars were created by Mary Molina when her family hit hard times. They were struggling to provide for their 4 young children, and were relying on public assistance and food banks.  Her husband Ernie was eating junk food to save money. So Mary made him nutritious granola bars to save money, making sure they were gluten and soy free due to her children's allergies, and he loved them! The kids loved the bars, and so did Ernie’s coworkers, who asked to buy some. Lola Granola Bars was born.  
There are several reasons I love Lola Granola.
1) They support anti-hunger children's backpack program by providing the same flavors I've tried, that means all of them!
2) Lola Granola bars are packed with all natural proteins, fiber, Omega 3's and are low in sodium.
3) Each bar costs only $1.99. For me, that is affordable considering all the nutrients you'll get. At the moment, it's not available in all states, but as always, you can request the product at your local stores. Here's the list of the stores that carry Lola Granola
4) The ingredients are locally sourced.
  • Massachusetts Cranberries
  • New Jersey Blueberries
  • New York Honey and Gluten-Free Oats
Those are just addition to the fact that their products are:
1) Gluten-free - Lola Granola does not add any rice, wheat, corn, soy fillers, hydrogenated oils or refined sugar.
2) Dairy-free
3) Soy-free
4) Non-GMO - Each of the five flavors contain 8 core, all natural, non-GMO ingredients.
5) Kosher
Packed with proteins, fiber and Omega 3'sGluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and non-GMO
Now, it's your turn to try not just one, but 10 Lola Granola flavors! That's two of each one! Just enter through the Rafflecopter link below. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

DISCLOSURE
I was not paid to do a review of this post. I was given samples to facilitate my review. Everything was based on my honest opinion of the product. 

35 comments :

  1. unfortunately they aren't in my area yet :(

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  2. Those sound really good. I love snacks like this that I can just grab and go.

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  3. It looks like there are some about 45 minutes away from me at Smoothie King locations.

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  4. Yumm these look like a quilt free snack :)

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  5. I do not think they have arrived by me yet.. but when they do i will be sure to give them a try!

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  6. I have not seen these but would love to try them.

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  7. These sound like a great product. I like the fact that the a gluten free, I am always looking for healthy gluten free snack options.

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  8. The nearest place for me is clear across on the other side of the state.

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  9. Granola bars are so addicting my daughter eats them as a snack before dance class

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  10. My family likes granola bars. These sound like a good brand. I'd like to try them.

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  11. I love granola bar and I would like to try different brand - Nova

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway! I like that they are gluten free dairy free and non GMO!

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  13. Oh yum! Those do sound amazing. I hope they get to this area soon. I agree with you, finding healthy snacks that taste really good are not always easy to come by...but things are improving. Thanks for the review!

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  14. Ah poo! There's no bars close enough for me to try in metro Atlanta.

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  15. I inherently despise granola bars. I hope these taste better than what you find on most shelves!

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  16. It doesn't look like they've made their way to Chicago yet. I love granola bars though.

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  17. Cashews and almonds happen to be two of my favorite food. Great to know that they're both ingredients in the Enzo. It's not only delicious but also healthy. :)

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  18. I like munching on Granola bars. I haven't tried this one out yet though.

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  19. Nice food product! Healthy and yet appealing to the kids! :)

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  20. I haven't seen them and according to the link, they are not sold near where I live.

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  21. Those sound like some delicious granola bars. Can't wait to try some.

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  22. yum, that looks good! I might check it our. I love granola bars for snacks.

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  23. Those look yummy AND healthy! My kids love granola bars! I will have to keep an eye out for these.

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  24. We love trying new granola bars, they are usually so good for you, gluten free is a good choice.

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  25. I've never heard of these ganola bars before, they look delicious!

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  26. I've got to get some of these. Anytime you can combine healthy and tasty, I'm interested!

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  27. I do like granola bars. It's great that these are so nutritious without all the extra ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I've never heard of those before! It is nice that they can now make gluten free bars for the people who can't have it!

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  29. Sadly, there's no retail locations even in my state! Which is a shame because my kids are hovering over me checking out this post, LOL.

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  30. Looks like a great snack! Hope I win!

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  31. I want to try Granola bar ! How I wish it's available in the Philippines!

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  32. Look so delicious! I really love eating sweets!

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  33. Can get them at Dean and Deluca

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!