Holy Môlé


The best LÄRABAR that ever existed was Cocoa Môlé – but earlier this fall, they retired the flavor, so I gnashed my teeth and tore my sackcloth.

But late on Friday afternoon, Miranda pointed me toward an announcement on their Facebook wall:

We just uncovered 35 boxes of Cocoa Môlé (16 bars/box). It’s the last of the stash and everyone here agrees that we should give them away. Since we only have a small amount, we’re asking that you share with us an ‘Ode to Môlé’ – a video, a song, an illustration, something that demonstrates how deeply you care for that lovable Cocoa Môlé. Good luck!

So on Saturday, I wrote a little song.

And yesterday at work, Miles and I made a little video.


Holy Môlé from Annie Parsons on Vimeo.

I hope “Holy Môlé” is stuck in your head all day long.  And I really, really hope they send me a box.



  1. Carolina Linthead on December 14, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    Wow! They ought to send you the lot. Thanks for sharing the video with us. It’s so good to see you posting again!

  2. Brooke on December 14, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    1. How have I not heard of this deliciousness until now?
    2. Mission accomplished as your song is now stuck in my head (love it-they better send you a box).
    3. Annie, you rock.

  3. Nashville Miranda on December 14, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    I just saw that the person who checks the Larabar marketing email was on the road yesterday and could check it. So no worries, they will contact you today to hire you. :)

  4. Nashville Miranda on December 14, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    “couldn’t” check it. Obviously.

  5. Joner on December 14, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    I love it!!! You totally deserve a box!!

  6. rachieannie on December 14, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    I think you deserve all of the. Who else could come up with such a great song in such a short amount of time? You’re a rockstar Annie Parsons!
    And now I must listen to your music all day while I do finals. Sadly your EP is packed away at the bottom of our camper, but thank goodness for computers and Internet connection!

  7. shannon on December 14, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    annie, you’re amazing and so stinkin’ talented :)
    maybe the song will even convince them to bring the flavor back.
    shoot for the moon..

  8. Emily from Seattle on December 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    That needs to be a commerical. Like….NOW! :P

  9. Delaney on December 14, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    This is too, too adorable.

    Also, Miles’s arms are INSANELY SKINNY. out of hand.

  10. Peg on December 14, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    Amazing – I agree they should give you the bunch and sign you to do ads for the rest! What are they going to get that rivals this?

  11. Pamela on December 14, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    SMILE AS BIG AS YOU CAN is right. You killed it, no one else will hold a candle to that.

    Also, how on earth did you and Miles both keep a straight face? Impressive.

  12. Sarah Kate on December 14, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    I would give you NO LESS than 36 boxes. You’re amazing.

  13. Val on December 14, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    Are you even kidding me??? That was insane. I love it. You gave me CHILLS.

  14. sarah on December 14, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    I can’t speak to the tastiness of cocoa mole bars (though I like the chocolate-chile combo), but you have a pretty, pretty voice.

  15. Little AP on December 14, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    Not only should you win all 35 boxes, but Larabar should bring back the flavor for you! Amazing.

  16. CarrieBeth on December 14, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    you are just so cool! and i just now got to watch your catching up video! loved it! thanks for blogging :)

  17. FW on December 14, 2010 at 11:33 PM

    I can’t believe that you just threw this together. Musical talent just drips off of you.

    Enjoy the candy!

  18. Amanda on December 15, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    I sang the chorus all morning. And I suck at falsetto.

    Thanks a lot, Annie.

  19. Carmen Goetschius on December 15, 2010 at 9:43 PM

    You are so very darling, AP.

  20. Dani from a long time ago on December 16, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    Just so you know. You bring joy and laughter to my sometimes cave-like stay at home momness. I and my children thank you :-)

    You must tell us all about it when they send you a box!

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  22. Sarah on December 29, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    I came back to listen to your song, again, after today’s post, and just wanted to let you know that my cat settled in to listen with me. She appreciates great music ;).

  23. Monika on February 24, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    This is super belated, but I just discovered this and thought you’d enjoy it: http://threemorebigbites.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/holy-mole-a-bite-sized-take-on-lara-bars/

    Great song! Have a safe and wonderful journey to Haiti this week!

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