On a recent visit to American Heritage in Munich, I treated myself to a candle and another Lärabar. As I can’t eat the candle (well, I could but I doubt it’s recommended!)… let’s review the Pecan Pie fruit and nut snack bar!
It’s true, the traditional version is indulgent, but our Pecan Pie likes to break the rules. Made up of only 3 ingredients, this food is unafraid to be delicious and wholesome at the same time. It also contains a quarter cup of fruit. Rebellious? Definitely. | Lärabar
Pecan Pie is a buttery, sugary dessert pie from America… And I’ve honestly never had one. Yes, I know. It does make reviewing a Pecan Pie flavoured bar rather difficult, doesn’t it?
So we’re taking it at face value… and this bar is soft, sticky and squishy. Made of dates, pecans and almonds , this bar promises to be:
- Soy Free
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
With just three ingredients, it’s pretty much a ‘free from’ paradise. Unless you’re allergic to nuts…
I thought the bar had a lovely, creamy nutty flavour and didn’t find the nut pieces to be overly crunchy or in the way. Texture wise I’m actually very impressed. It’s light and soft and really enjoyable. Sometimes these fruit and nut bars can be a bit of a slog to chew through but that’s not the case here.
I’m a little surprised there’s no additional flavours added here. As a consumer that isn’t really all that up on Pecan Pie, I’d have liked a little bit of vanilla in there.
The interesting thing about this bar is that it’s not even all that sweet – despite being made with dates! I actually use three chopped up dates in a bowl of porridge for sweetness at breakfast time and that’s plenty sweet enough. The creamy nuts work really well to tone the whole thing down.
So whilst I can’t comment on how accurate a Pecan Pie flavour this is, I can say I do like it. Creamily nutty and supported by the dark brown sugar and caramel flavour of dates, it’s certainly tasty. The soft and squishy texture is a winner too.