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Calorie Bargain: Wha Guru Chews

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All-natural, vegan-friendly snack bars.
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The Why: Smothered -- it's almost a dirty word. It's reminiscent of a time in our lives when we used to be able to chow down anything smothered in butter, syrup, gravy, fudge.... So it's not every day that "healthy eaters" get to bite into something "smothered" -- but today is our lucky day.

They're sort of like an all-natural Powerbar: soft and chewy, and full of lots of fresh nut crunch and flavor. Not only that, every ingredient on the label is readable without a PhD in chemistry. Figures something so perfect would come from a company called Golden Temple of Oregon -- founded by a yogi, no less.

The Health Bonus: Wha Guru Chews are all natural, handmade, vegan, and portable.

What We Liked Best: The taste is off the charts, and they're only 160-190 calories -- a great value.

What We Liked Least: They make your fingers a little sticky -- don't forget the Wet Ones!

What It Replaces: A candy bar or other energy bars.

The Price: About $1.00 each

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Where To Buy:,

Ingredients: The Cashew Almond flavor contains: Barley malt syrup, cashews, sunflower seeds, brown rice syrup, almonds, maple syrup, high oleic safflower oil, wheat germ, cashew butter, almond butter, natural maple flavor, sea salt, soy lecithin.

They're available in four flavors: Sesame Almond, Almond Ginger, Cashew Almond, and Cashew Vanilla -- all nice and smothered in a special caramel to hold it all together.

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: 1 Bar
Cashew Almond
160 calories
10g fat
9g carb
4g protein

Sesame Almond
160 calories
11g fat
10g carb
3g protein

Almond Ginger
150 calories
9g fat
16g carb
2g protein

Cashew Vanilla
150 calories
9g fat
16g carb
3g protein

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Reprinted with permission from, July 2007.



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3/4/2012 02:45:18 AM Report Abuse
sankara1 wrote:

these bars are high in fat, no? 160 calories total and 10g of fat means 90 calories of fat per bar!

12/26/2011 09:29:04 PM Report Abuse
mhazuka wrote:

I like the sound of these bars! But forever will I be a Larabars girl. No corn syrup. No additivies! Just fruit and nuts. They are delicious!

9/23/2010 01:47:27 PM Report Abuse

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