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I am a “Bar Junkie”

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

I don’t leave home without it.

Although I love my American Express card with a passion (O.K. – I’m a Membership Rewards Point junkie too!) I am not talking about my card of choice, but I am speaking of “My Bars”. 

I admit it. I feel lost without having a protein / energy / meal replacement / whatever-you- want-to-call-them bar with me, safe on my person, when I leave home each and every day.

The reasoning is that I never know when I may need my “fix”. There have been times I have been stuck at an airport (think sitting in a plane on the tarmac for hours at Chicago O’Hare during a snowy March winter day), traveling on a business trip and not having one thing I can eat at a continental breakfast buffet, at an early morning meeting that turns into a mid-afternoon working lunch with allergen-ridden pizzas ordered in, or even the simple need for a quick energy boosting snack and knowing I can’t have a quick fix from a cafeteria vending machine.

I feel better and more at ease when I have one with me. I need one with me at all times.

My Bars are my “fix” when hunger pangs set in, when there is nothing in sight for me to eat.

 I am a “Bar Junkie”.

I know that I am not alone though. I found this out after attending a few food allergy / celiac support meetings and discovered others out there just like me.

It doesn’t matter what your food allergy / intolerance is: Dairy, Nut, Soy, Gluten… we are all in the same boat when it comes to feeling that sense of security knowing that you have a “little something” tucked in your bag and you aren’t going to starve to death.

I have some favorite gluten free and allergy free bars that I am addicted to, as noted below. I hope that you will share your Bar Junkie fixes too. Come clean. We all look forward to hearing from you.


Think Thin Bars: 

I know how this company came up with their name: Whenever I eat one of these Think Thin Bars I think of eating a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup but being able to stay thin since they are so good for you.
Jammed packed with flavor, 20 grams of protein, gluten free and no sugar – these bars rock!
My favorites? Both the creamy peanut butter and the chunky peanut butter, as well as the Chocolate Fudge.
They also have tons of specials and free shipping offers if you order on line… so you can save money too! Check out their specials at: (Currently: With any purchase over $60.00 you get FREE shipping,  FREE recyclable canvas shopping bag and a FREE thinkFruit Bar!)


These bars come in some yummy flavors like Apple Pie, Ginger Snap, and my fav, Cinnamon Roll. They are great for an inexpensive (and even planned) breakfast-on-the-go as well as for quick hunger fixes.
Larabar’s are gluten free, dairy free and soy free. They currently have one flavor that has peanuts in it – but all products containing peanuts are made in a dedicated manufacturing facility.
These bars are also good for diabetics and are free of colorings, additives and preservatives and are approved by the Feingold Program.

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