Something I really appreciate when I’m looking for snacks for our family is snacks that are not only natural but also non GMO. With the term “natural” used so loosely, it’s hard to sort through it all! Plus we are trying to eat more gluten-free foods.
Lola Granola Bar offers gluten-free granola bars that are non GMO and naturally sweetened. Plus they are packed with all natural proteins, fiber, and omega 3’s. Plus they don’t add any rice, wheat, corn or soy fillers, hydrogenated oils or refined sugar. All bars are not only gluten-free, but also dairy free, soy free, and kosher.
For my review I received an assortment of Lola Granola Bars.
The first thing I noticed was that each bar had not just their own name, but a person’s name. Each bar is actually named after their children and nephew. Each bar contains their core, all natural non GMO ingredients with variations like almonds, cashews, cranberries, blueberries, and dates! I love the background behind the names.
Mary Molina explains: One of the questions that came up is how I came up with the flavors:
The first flavor I created was Cranberry and Almond (mostly because it was what I had in my cupboards at the time). I named it Lola because, even though I made it for Ernie, I made it so that Lola could eat it too.
When I realized my kids also like Lola Granola Bars, I created flavors for them as well. Next came Ruby, she’s younger than Lola so I took out the nuts and it had beautiful red cranberries for my Ruby. After that Enzo, my daring son is nuts, so his bar is just nuts, almonds and cashews. Finally for my daughter Ellie who is sweet as a date and very caring (as the oldest she helps out a lot too) is made with dates and cashews.
Mary Molina started making the Lola Granola Bars when their family was going through hard times. 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! That’s how Lola Granola Bar was born!
I love that the bars are naturally sweetened with honey. It makes the bars slightly gooey, which is great because the bars stick together well. Plus it gives them that slight sweet taste we all love without any scary chemicals or loads of sugar.
All of the bars have the same flavor undertone, but it’s the additional ingredients that really set them apart. The kids particularly enjoyed the bars with fruits because the fruit adds that little bit of extra sweetness. I, personally, enjoyed all of them! I’m pretty sure The Nathan was the family favorite, though. I love that bit of crunch the almonds add.
Overall, we’re definitely happy with the Lola Granola Bars. They make a great mid-day snack during our homeschool day and are the perfect snack to pack for our field trips! If you have children that attend a public or private school, they would make a great snack to pack for their lunch!
Lola Granola Bars can be purchased online or at these retail locations.
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