Still trying to get caught up on sleep, laundry, housework, emails, kitty petting, and pantry restocking. This has been a hectic couple of months and I’m looking forward to a couple of weeks at home! Our next trip is for pleasure and not until the end of the month. I know, that’s just around the corner, but at least it’s a long weekend getaway and no work will be involved. In between errands and hockey games today I didn’t have much time to eat so I grabbed a new carrot cake Lara Bar at Whole Foods and ate it on the road. While I was taking the photo of it, it actually popped out of the wrapper and onto my shoe! 5 second rule so I ate it anyway! I played a game of trying to identify as many flavors as I could in the bar before looking at the ingredient list. First off was the dates, naturally, what Lara Bar doesn’t have a date base? I could definitely identify the slightly sour taste of raisins, but there was a pineapple zing in there too. I felt the texture of coconut but the flavor, not so much. I also felt like almonds had been used rather than the typical carrot cake ingredient, walnuts. The nutty pieces just felt more dense like almonds. Lots of cinnamon flavor too. Carrots??? I didn’t taste any of those…Want to see how close I came to the actual ingredients? Seems there really is carrots and walnuts in there. I’ll have to try Chocolate Covered Katie’s Carrot Cake bars and do a compare. While Lara Bar’s are good there’s no place like home(made)!
Right before it escaped the wrapper and landed on my shoe!