Pro: there are seven unique flavors (Strawberry Shake, Nana Banana, Cranberry Pomegranate, Sunflower Coconut, Cranberry Almond, Tropical Macadamia, and Autumn Apple) highlighting their healthful, whole food ingredients.
Con: They are guilty of deceptive packaging!
I've ranted about deceptive packaging before, but I still just don't get it - why would you think it's a good idea to split what is clearly one serving in a single serving packet into two servings for your nutrition label? With Wai Lana bars it just really doesn't make any sense, because a full bar (aka, a proper serving) would have around 250 calories, which is pretty standard for a fruit and nut bar.
Besides, these bars aren't particularly large - splitting one in half wouldn't be a satisfying snack for anyone over the age of 3!
There's one of their bars next to a standard full sized pair of scissors, for size comparison. What are they thinking recommending halving that bar? It's not even particularly big!
Pro: They're loaded with healthy ingredients and have a relatively short ingredients list. Even with the proper "2 serving" serving of a whole bar instead of half of one, their stats are great for a snack - the Autumn Apple bar (see below) is 260 calories with healthy fats and fruit sugars (don't get freaked out by the sugar in the bar! It's from the fruits, not added syrups or sugars).
Pro: They're tasty! Like realllllllllllllllllly tasty.
Especially the Tropical Macadamia bar, aka my favorite Wai Lana bar.
They're all true to their advertised flavors and are very soft, chewy, fruity, and sweet, but the Tropical Macadamia is particularly winning. The big chunks of soft macadamia nuts with the tropical flavors of pineapple and mango (dominant in the bar) make you feel like you're on a tropical vacation. I felt like I was back in the Caribbean on Christmas vacation when I ate the bar. I'll buy more bars just to get to take that snack-cation back!
My second favorite is the Cranberry Almond - I love that they added just a touch of carob! Cranberry is definitely the primary flavor, but that little bit of carob adds a little chocolatey decadence. YUM.