Review/Giveaway-Lola Granola Bars (Gluten Free and NON GMO)-US only-Ends 8/14 #EATLOLA | Miki's Hope

Review/Giveaway-Lola Granola Bars (Gluten Free and NON GMO)-US only-Ends 8/14 #EATLOLA

Thursday, July 24, 2014


I received 20 bars of Lola Granola Bars for review purposes. All opinions about this product remain my own!

Yes, I received all the bars you see up in the picture above (which was taken from the site) but without being in individual boxes. Not that I cared--less to recycle! And at the end of this review 1 lucky reader will be able to enter to win on the rafflecopter form exactly what I did. The prize will be shipped direct from Lola Granola Bar in Croton Falls, NY (they are practically my neighbors)

This is their story in their words:

"A few years ago our family hit hard times and we struggled to provide food for our four young children, so we sought help from public assistance and food banks. My husband Ernie was eating junk food to save money so I made him natural granola bars, making sure they were gluten and soy free due to my children's allergies. The kids loved the bars, so did Ernie, and so did his coworkers, who asked to buy some. Lola Granola Bar was born. Named for my 4 awesome children; Ruby, Lola, Ellie, Enzo, and my nephew, Nathan, each of our 5 flavors contain 8 core, all natural, non GMO ingredients.

Because we care, we share Lola Granola Bars with anti-hunger children's back pack programs.

Bee Gr8full Naturally-Mary, Mom and Founder"


"Lola Granola Bars, the only bar sweetened with just honey and, gluten free oats is expanding nationwide. The snack bars are packed with all natural proteins, fiber and omega 3's, are low in sodium and contain absolutely no GMOs. Lola Granola Bars ingredients are locally sourced including Massachusetts Cranberries, New Jersey Blueberries, New York Honey and Gluten Free Oats. Each of the 5 flavors contains 8 core, all natural, non GMO ingredients. Unlike many bars on the market, Lola Granola does not add any rice, wheat, corn or soy fillers, hydrogenated oils or refined sugar. All bars are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and kosher. They taste great and kids love them in their backpacks."

If you visit their shop page here you can find out the ingredients in each bar along with the nutritional values. Just click under each bar where it says more details. And if you want to know what stores are selling this product click here

So, how did I like them? I tried and liked them all. I was left with a slight after taste but no worse then any other bar I have tried. I especially loved and appreciated that these are soft chewy bars filled with non GMO ingredients sourced near where they are made. My apartment is pretty hot this year so I refrigerated them immediately--they stayed soft!! There really were not many nuts to be found-maybe they are ground up? There is a video in the site where you can see how these are made.

My favorite? Hands down The Ruby. I am not a fan of whole nuts in bars-I am not allergic to them-just prefer them all crushed up!


I could taste the sweet cranberries and the honey in each bite I took. I will definitely be stopping by one of the stores that carry it in my area and picking up more. I think I finally found something that will get me to eat in the morning!

So what will you receive if you are the 1 lucky winner?

4 bars of The Lola (with almonds and cranberries)
4 bars of The Ruby (with cranberries)
4 bars of The Ellie (with cashews and dates)
4 bars of The Enzo (with cashews and almonds
4 bars of The Nathan (with blueberries and almonds)


a Rafflecopter giveaway






I received 20 bars of Lola Granola Bars for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinions. For more information please check my Disclosure Statement. Our giveaways are in no way sponsored or promoted by Facebook.

68 comments :

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

I guess I'd have to order online....none of the store are close to me =0]
The Enzo sounds like one I'd LOVE!!!

Jackie said...

There are no stores nearby that sell them. I think my family would like these bars. Thank you!

Sharon Martin said...

I would love to try the almonds and cranberry and the cranberry on their own, sound lovely thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Virginia Gudiel said...

The Lola sounds delicious! I love granola bars! Love that they are gluten free and non GMO!

Maria said...

I love anything cranberry! These would be perfect to add to my work snack drawer!

Dede said...

I didn't see any stores near me listed; wonder if I can purchase these on Amazon?

Scott said...

I've looked for these before and none of our stores carry them. Maybe someday a local distributor will stock them.

Kristal Deane said...

Oooh the Ruby bar sounds amazing as I love cranberries. Not too excited about the others since I absolutely hate nuts. I've never seen this brand of granola bars around but I checked the locations and the only store that seems to have them in my area is a Smoothie King. I never go there haha, but maybe I will just for these. :)

Marti Tabora said...

There aren't any stores near me that sell these. I think my family would like them, we do usually like other types of granola bars.

Caitlyn said...

I've never seen these bars before, but I think I would like them.

Anonymous said...

No stores near me,but there is in Cali, perhaps coming soon to Oregon?
kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

Stacey - Seattle Mom Blog said...

They haven't made it to Pennsylvania yet, but I could hop over to NJ to pick some up! I love that they are named after their children and nephew!

valmg @ From Val's Kitchen said...

It's great they're gluten-free. I'm not a fan of nuts either so I'd be wanting to try the Ruby myself.

Krista said...

I've never heard of these, but as I can't eat gluten, I would love to try them!

mail4rosey said...

Def. lots of healthy eating packed into a small space there. I like it!

Debra @ A Frugal Friend said...

The cranberry do sound delicious. I love their backstory - what a way to give back and such a healthy option too!

Growing Up Madison said...

I love granola bars but have never heard of this brand before. This would be great for the ones who can't eat gluten and I'm loving that it's also GMO free.

Kung Phoo said...

I eat a granola bar or 2 a day.. these would be great to have in the closet also.

Melissa Vera said...

These bars sound delicious and I know my family will love these.

Cyndi F said...

I buy gluten free luna bars all the time, a must have for me, so a change would be great, i would buy them if i like them absulitly!!! thank you so much, i would love love to try these!!

Kelly OMalley said...

I think my family would love these. We eat a lot of bars and look for ones that are healthy and do not have GMO's. These bars fit that so I am sure they would be a favorite.

Natalie said...

I would love to give these bars to my family because they have wholesome ingredients.

Robyn Donnelly said...

I would love to buy some nutritious granola bars.

Cheryl R said...

I would have to order these online, because there is not a local store in my area. I am certain me and my family would love these.

Marnie Ward said...

I can not purchase them in South Dakota. I would have to buy them online from you!

Don Purdum said...

WOW! I am glad you shared this. Until now we only ate Lara Bars. We don't eat all of the stuff with artificial and corn sweeteners. Thank you for sharing!

katieoscarlet said...

They don't show any locations near me, I think we would enjoy these bars.

Rebecca Swenor said...

My kids would love these bars. Thanks for sharing your story and the giveaway.

Georgette C said...

I don't see anywhere near me that has the bars..so I would get them online.. Amazon probably has them also. I LOVE any sort of nutritional bar. I often forget to eat so these tide me over until I get a chance to eat an actual meal. Retail isn't always kind in that regard. The fact that they are gluten-free only adds to their appeal for me.

Amanda McMahon said...

We try to avoid GMO so this looks great. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Bearden said...

I have never heard of these before so I am not sure if any of my stores here sell them but I will look the next time I am out. They sound like something I would eat, not sure about anyone else. But, since I am dieting, they sound good to me!

Jessica said...

I haven't heard of Lola's before, so thank you for sharing! they sound delicious!

Jayne T. said...

I think we would all like them because these types of snacks are a regular part of diet. They do not have anywhere near me where they can be purchased.

Rebecca Swenor said...

If they sold these bars her locally I would buy these bars for my kids. They love these kind of bars.

karen beckett said...

Unfortunately, there are no stores near me who sell these bars. I would buy them locally if I could!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

Lots of flavors! Hopefully they'll come out with some more that don't have nuts in the future!

Krystal Butherus said...

YUM! These look so good, will have to try them.

Kasey said...

There are no stores near me just yet. do think my family would like these because we always eat bars.

Priscilla S. said...

There are no locations near me that sell these bars but I would love to try them!

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I'd have to drive a little ways to buy them, but if I really liked them, I might do it. They look really great and I think my family would enjoy them.

ufg8trj said...

there is no location to buy near me, but I would love to try them. I have celiac and love to try new bars.

Momi Glenz said...

I entered and I hope I win!

Tara R said...

I would totally purchase these bars. I'm always looking for gluten free snacks.

Kristen said...

Available at Dean & Deluca.
I think we would like them.

stephland3 said...

I believe Mariano's sells them and I think my family would enjoy them.

Tory King said...

I don't think there is a place nearby that sells these. But I'd love to try trhem!

Kalona Elaine said...

i think my fam and i would love these bars!

Bella Boo said...

Yes i love stuff like this and i would buy them if they were near me and i liked them, thank you

theextrapounds said...

I haven't seen these before. I hope I win and get to try them. They sound delish.

Marissa M said...

I think I would love these bars and there are lots of locations near me where I can buy them, surprised I haven't seen them before!

Megan said...

There's locations not far from me an I think we would love these bars. The Hubby eats lots of snack bars

Peggy Damon said...

There isn't any location near me to purchase the granola bars. I'm really interested in trying these since granola bars are my "go to" snack

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Michelle Tamasa said...

Hey, there is one! A Smoothie King in Cottleville carries them! Good to know where to grab some!

Helga said...

They sell them very far from my home at Earthfare. They sure look good though!

Alexa Cohen said...

i have no idea!

Christy Maurer said...

There are no locations in Ohio!

bn100 said...

maybe online; looks tasty

Gina said...

Rhode Island:
Dave's Markets

Rebecca Pytell said...

I've never seen or heard of them!

Callahan4021.wordpress.com said...

Never heard of these before but would love to try them! I love having a variety of bars to choose from

Kay Lynn Akers said...

The bars aren't sold anywhere near me and I've never of them but would love to try them based on the fact they're gluten free and natural.

Willow Moon said...

I haven't seen these bars before. I know my family would love them!

Raine Dawson said...

The Nathan bars sound delicious (they all do), I'm in Central NY so I bet they have these at a local natural health food store not far from me. I am definitely going to look for them.

Raine Dawson said...

I almost forgot- my family will love these, we're all vegetarians & vegans health nutss! :)

caseyrusso said...

i can get them at whole foods in danbury, ct! sound so yummy!

FarmerGirl said...

Yes we would love these, for our bug out bags!

EVA said...

These sound DELICIOUS. I have NO idea where I'd be able to buy these near me, but I really want to try them out! I literally live on fruit and nut bars. What can I say, I'm nuts for nuts like that bird is cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

HBrummett said...

We recently went all gluten free. It is hard to find snacks that the kids will eat too. Thanks for sharing these. I am def going to buy!

 
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