New Business Spotlight: Luralu’s Dark Bark

By BRG Staff11 Lura Longmire

Luralu’s Dark Bark is a new chocolate confection being produced and sold in Beaverton by local resident, Lura Longmire.  Luralu’s Dark Bark is the only dark chocolate bark in the United States that uses all-natural ingredients to create a yummy treat that people love while allowing them to continue to live a healthy lifestyle.

Lura Longmire is the owner and founder of Luralu’s Dark Bark: A Healthier Craving. A few years ago she was diagnosed with numerous spinal issues. After her disability was diagnosed, she felt sad and lost. But Lura couldn’t just give up, she HAD to do something!  So earlier this year, Lura grew tired of being guilty for her candy cravings. She realized that while other brands were advertising a “healthy candy”, when you looked at the ingredients they were not. They were filled with things like high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils.  She created her confections with this in mind.

“My dream is to not only bring a healthier candy choice to the masses, but I will bring 11 Luralu’s Dark Barksomething greater…happiness. Maybe not the kind that will last forever, but the kind that gives you that moment of pure joy, perhaps even a memory of something wonderful when you take that bite.”

Luralu’s Dark Bark is made from the finest dark chocolate, fair trade of course, with a 65% cacao, natural granola, roasted pistachios, dried cranberries, and dried apricots. There is also a gluten-free version available with new flavors becoming available throughout the coming months.

So try a bag and share the happiness of a tasty, healthy treat with your family and friends! You can purchase bark, check for new flavors, and see where Luralu is vending at