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We had the opportunity to try some LiveSmart Rawbars. We tried the Original Fruit & Nut, Cranberry Pumpkin Seed, Power Fitness, and Chocolate Suicide bars.

The original bar was good. It had a great mix of seeds with a good amount of fruit. My kids seemed to love it but not as much as the Cranberry & Pumpkin Seed.

The Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed was my favorite which is weird because I don’t like cranberries or pumpkin seeds. But for some reason, combined with all of the other good flavors, it was amazing. My kids really liked it too, which is good to note for our next shopping trip.

I ate this Power Fitness bar when I was sick and knew I wasn’t getting the nutrients or calories I needed that day because I had hardly eaten anything. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really taste it but after eating it, I felt satisfied (as each of these bars has 195-196 calories in them) and I felt better about what I had eaten … versus the 1/4 oatmeal pancake and 2 grapes I had eaten earlier that day.

The last bar I tried was the Chocolate Suicide bar. I’ll admit, it wasn’t my favorite. However, I think the problem was that when I ate it, I was wanting something really healthy (like fruit) and not a flavor of chocolate. In general, I like chocolate but I have to be in the right mood for it. I did think, though, that the nuts in the bar were fantastic. That was by far the best part about this bar. Given the right situation, I think this would have been on the top of my list as far as favorites.

As a person who studied exercise and nutrition during college and has continued to do so since then, I can’t necessarily recommend these for meal replacements. However, I think they are great snacks for on the go, between meals, and when you really need a pick-me-up. I recommend eating every 2-3 hours which means that these would be great to include into your everyday life, just not in place of several meals.

You can buy LiveSmart Bars online here. The 12 count case is $36 which makes it $3.00 a bar.  You can use code blog2013 to receive 20% off your first order. Or you can find a local store that sells them here.