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My First Pure Bar

by Meghann on April 13, 2009

The ever elusive PURE bars have finally found their way into my life.


Well, atleast one has. πŸ™‚

Abbie had placed a Chocolate Brownie PURE Bar in my Runner’s Easter Basket and I was very excited to finally try the bar as my snack this afternoon.

I have heard mix reviews of the bar. They are very similar to Larabars and seem to have the same reputation. Some hate them and some love them. I honestly was a bit scared during m first bite, but I have to say I really enjoyed it. It was very rich and reminded me of a Little Debbie’s Brownie. It was thick, dense and very chewy.

I am interested to try other flavors of the bar in the future, but for now I am happy to have a second Chocolate Brownie Pure Bar waiting for me in the pantry. πŸ™‚

Thanks again Abbie for all of the goodies!

Easter Lunch left overs once again played a big role in my dinner tonight. πŸ™‚


My Aunt had baked a TON of sweet potatoes for Easter and as I was being encouraged to take my weight in food home with me yesterday Kath’s Nutty Vanilla Sweet Potato & Kale Soup immediately flashed in my head.


Tonight I re-created Kath’s soup but with the addition of Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Onion. It was just as delish as the last time I made it and was truly the perfect way to use up the baked sweet potatoes.

With the soup I also had 2 small piece of Publix Whole Wheat Toast that I accidentally let go to long in the toaster.


I had been toting around one of Jasmine’s Chocolate Chip Coconut Blondie with me all weekend and as I was unpacking my traveling food stash I knew this was going to be my dessert this evening.


It was slightly smooshed, which honestly made it a little better.

Now I am off to finish up some laundry and unload the dish washer. Could my Monday night be anymore exciting? lol

1 Melissa April 13, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Hey, you could be doing homework πŸ™‚ Yummy din din!

2 lisaheartspizza April 13, 2009 at 7:46 pm

that soup looks so good! and I am a HUGE pure bar fan, and I don’t like Lara bars too much! I think lots of food tastes better smooshed! I used to love smooshed wonderbread and bologna sandwiches(eek I can’t believe I just admitted that!)

3 VeggieGirl April 13, 2009 at 7:49 pm


4 Sharon April 13, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Oh wow, totally want to try those Pure bars!

5 Kath April 13, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Onions – oh my!

Glad you still liked the soup πŸ™‚

6 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) April 13, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I’ve never seen PURE bars near me πŸ™ glad to hear they were good!

7 FoodsThatFit April 13, 2009 at 8:02 pm

So glad you liked it!!!

8 Erin April 13, 2009 at 8:06 pm

I have mixed feelings on the Pure Bars, glad you liked it! That soup looks so good!

9 Ashley April 13, 2009 at 8:10 pm

I really, really want to make that soup! It sounds so good and I definitely get soup envy every time I see it! πŸ™‚

10 Nicole April 13, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Mmmmmm, I’ve been meaning to make Kath’s soup! It looks so tasty.

11 Lyss April 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm

That last line is SO Chandler Bing πŸ˜‰

12 Shelby April 13, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Mmm Purebars are my favorite =) The Chocolate Brownie one especially, it’s so dence and fudgy.

13 runsarah April 13, 2009 at 8:26 pm

The blondie looks amazing !

14 *Andrea* April 13, 2009 at 8:29 pm

ahh i desperately want to try a pure bar!! that blondie looks soooooooooooooo good!!

15 Alison April 13, 2009 at 8:33 pm

What are the ingredients in Pure bars? Are they heavily date-based like the Lara bars?

16 Mica April 13, 2009 at 8:33 pm

That is an awesomely huge blondie.

17 peanutbutterandjuli April 13, 2009 at 8:33 pm

I should try them! I’ve been seeing them around much more. Blondie? yes please.

18 Bec April 13, 2009 at 8:39 pm

mmm, sp soup!

19 Matt April 13, 2009 at 8:46 pm

PURE bars are awesome! I have a ton from VEGGIEGIRL!

20 Amandaa April 13, 2009 at 9:02 pm

That blondie looks so yummy!

21 Meg April 13, 2009 at 9:08 pm

I thought the same thing about that bar….that it tasted like a Little Debbie brownie.

22 Derek April 13, 2009 at 9:12 pm

You could have spent your Monday night with me at the rays game! πŸ˜‰

23 Melissa S. April 13, 2009 at 9:17 pm

jealous of the pure bar! why can’t we find them around here? i mean, really?!

24 Pearl April 13, 2009 at 9:49 pm

oh that bar looks so good! mm πŸ™‚

25 Sweet and Fit April 13, 2009 at 9:50 pm

looks like you missed out on a fun night (according to Derek’s comment)

that sweet potato kale soup looks really nice and hearty – I think i’m gong to make that sometime this week. Everything I have ever made per your recipes has been amazing!

hope you have a great night =)

26 Hallie April 13, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Yeah for some reason, I don’t have any desire to try these bars. They don’t seen that different from Larabars, which I like but don’t make my heart sing like they do for others.

That blondie, on the other hand…I’d be all over that πŸ™‚

27 Sara April 13, 2009 at 11:44 pm

thanks for the review of the pure bar…I have a chocolate brownie one sitting in my cabinet and i too have been a little scared to try it! πŸ˜‰

28 Marissa April 14, 2009 at 1:42 am

Love the leaf bowl!

29 sarah (ghost world) April 14, 2009 at 6:03 am

PureBar recently bestowed on me a sampler and so far i am a fan! i’ve only tried the cranberry orange, but it reminded me of a Larabar (which i also really like) yet had slightly more complex flavors and a bit more staying power.

30 ksgoodeats April 14, 2009 at 8:21 am

Holy cow – that blondie looks so good!! Thanks for the PureBar review πŸ™‚

31 Sarah April 14, 2009 at 8:29 am

hi all –

I am attending a co-workers birthday lunch today, and she chose β€œFive Guys Burgers and Fries” (! The menu is VERY limited and the nutritional facts (posted on the site) are not pretty. Any suggestions on what I should order without looking like the group health freak?


32 Rose April 14, 2009 at 8:41 am

Glad you liked the Pure Bar. I must admit that I did not for some reason, and I still can’t figure out why. Something about taste.

It’s interesting to see how different our tastebuds are!

33 Niki April 14, 2009 at 9:32 am

Never heard of PURE bars but it looks and sounds good! Thanks for the review!!

The blondie looks marvelous!!

34 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) April 14, 2009 at 10:27 am

No way – I made that soup last night too! I also paired it with the biscuits you made last time. We must be on a wavelength. πŸ™‚ SO GOOD! I like your addition of sundried tomatoes – that would be really good. I loved the soup made straight from the recipe, but I think it will be fun to play with in the future!

35 Erin April 14, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Ah, I must try that soup.

And I ? your bowl!

36 Regan April 14, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Hey Meghann, this is a random question…Where do you get your running shorts/spandex? In your race picture you, your sister, and caitlin had them on, and they look really comfortable.

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