Review: LivBar

Like craft beer, food bars are everywhere in abundance these days. The latest to come across our desks is the LivBar, which boasts all of the following attributes: organic, vegetarian, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, corn-free, and GMO-free. Whoa, you may be thinking, what's left to put in the bar?

Lots, in fact. The LivBar is surprisingly tasty and filling for being so environmentally conscious and nutritionally chic. We passed a sample-pack around the office; here's what the crew had to say:

Kale in a granola bar doesn't usually entice me, however, the Blueberry Vanilla Kale was pretty darn good. It was a great in-between work, class, and life snack. With a variety of ingredients and a delightfully chewy texture, it was much better than the Clif bars I typically settle for. —Annika

I liked the chewy and, dare I say, moist consistency that so many granola bars fail to achieve. The thing stayed compact as I ate it, which in itself is worth celebrating. I had the Lemongrass Cherry Matcha and its fruity flavors were just right on my sweet scale. —Corey

The flavor and consistency of the Blueberry Vanilla bar were good and definitely superior to any comparable bars I've tried. I second Corey's statement that it held together as I ate it rather than crumbling everywhere like many competitors. —Ian

I appreciated the chewy texture, and the slightly sour flavor from the lemon (Ginger Lemon Turmeric flavor) helped keep my mouth from drying out as I scarfed it down. Kept me full for about two hours. —Jack

With all the trendy declarations on the label, I expected it to taste like dirt. But it was good. Very good. And it filled me up. I guess I won't hold their haute status against them. Give me another—just do it discreetly. —Mike

$29 or $33 for a 12-pack, depending on variety;