As a person dealing with a newly discovered gluten allergy, I totally need to rant about how in love I am with LÄRABARS. Not only are they a super tasty snack, but they’re healthy and full of great ingredients.

Each LÄRABAR (there are currently 6 flavors) contains 1 1/2 servings of fruit (!) and no added sugar. All ingredients are unprocessed + raw, non-gmo, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan and kosher! The current flavors are apple pie, banana cookie, cashew cookie, cherry pie, chocolate coconut, pecan pie, cocoa mole (my personal fav), ginger snap, cinnamon roll and lemon bar.


The idea for LÄRABARS was conceived in 2000 by founder and CEO, Lara Merriken on a hike in the Rocky Mountains. Merriken’s goal was to:

Combine wholesome ingredients such as fruits and nuts to create a food product that’s tasty, healthy and convenient.

Merriken, a former college volleyball player, avid runner and hiker wanted to find a healthier energy-bar alternative and spent 3 years mixing fruits and nuts in her food processor before selling her first shipment to health food stores in Colorado.

Merriken’s company, Humm Foods Inc. can be summed up in the company’s philosophy:

Our company name comes from an ancient belief that food falls into two categories:

which beckon consumption again and again, sapping the body of energy without any real health benefits, Today, they’re called “junk foods.”

on the other hand, resonate with energy in a whole, natural state. When consumed, they cause you to feel vibrant and alive.

You can expect an unmistakable urge to humm after every LÄRABAR and Maya Bar you eat.

Let the humming begin!


Humm Foods Inc. also produces Maya bars, all organic fair trade certified chocolate bars. Each bar contains only 6 ingredients and are vegan; kosher; non-gmo; 90% raw; and free of dairy, gluten and soy. Maya bars come in chocolate, chocolate coffee, chocolate mint, and chocolate orange. AND each bar is under 190 calories — these definitely need to find their way into my stocking!