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2 Mar 2011, Comments (4)

Luna Bar Chocolate Chunk

Author: Healthnuttxo

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The one thing that seems to always hit my sweet tooth? Cookies. I prefer cookies over brownies or cupcakes, or any other sweet. So of course I was excited to hear Luna came out with a Chocolate Chunk flavor, and I was sent a free bar to try in the mail =)

First, I was impressed with the nutritional stats- only 11 grams of sugar , 180 calories, and 9 grams of protein for the whole bar. But how did it taste?

It certainly did remind of a cookie. It  was chewy and soft, yet crispy at the same time. It was “salty” in a way that I needed water to drink with this bar, kind of like when someone eat pretzels. It just craves a drink! There was also just a hint of vanilla flavor. The chocolate pieces were the best part- big and they had a nice bite them. Smooth in consistency, and  kind of like a cross between dark and milk chocolate, not too sweet and not too bitter.

Overall, pretty good. I felt that of the Luna bars I have tried in the past, (like one of my favorites, here! ) this one wasn’t as sweet as the others. However, I still liked it, and I loved the chocolate pieces throughout the bar. I would eat this again. 4 stars

Whats your favorite Luna Bar flavor?

1 bar is 180 calories, 5 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar and 9 grams of protein.

Immaculate Baking Company is a great company that produces all natural & organic cookies, brownies and other treats.  They also produce all natural and organic doughs for you to bake your own goodies!

The company sent me a coupon for a free product to try, so I picked up the natural Chocolate Chunk cookie dough. It was 24 pre-cut squares of dough, that all you had to do was set your oven to 350 degrees F, separate, place & bake for 10-14 minutes. Easy, enough, no?

Well today I was craving some chocolate chippers, so I pulled my pre-made dough out of the fridge. Each dough ball was round in shape, thick, and only about an inch and a half in diameter. There weren’t really chocolate chunks per se, more like your standard chocolate chips. I reccommend letting them thaw a few minutes before separating, as a few of my pieces broke in half as I tried to separate each ball. One thing that was weird is that you can fit 20 of them on a pan, which leaves you with 4 left over (at least with the pan I used). I ended up just throwing the other 4 out because I couldn’t be bothered to wait 15 mintues for 4 cookies. When they were done baking, they turned a nice golden brown, but didn’t really spread out much at all. They were small!

tiny, but yummy!

The taste, however, is where it’s at. These were yummy! Similar to place & bake toll house cookies, but not as sweet. They had more of a brown sugar and vanilla taste, and I think I even detected a hint of maple flavoring. Yum! I could easily down a few of these!

Overall, these get 4 stars. They are tasty, but they are TINY!! The positives is that they are all natural, have no trans fats, and the company promotes “Cookies With a Cause”. This particular brand gives back to others, sucha s donating to charities or art supplies. Nice! The negatives however, is that there is NO fiber (made with unbleached wheat flour), has 2 grams of saturated fat per tiny cookie, and contain palm oil, one of the rather unhealthy oils.

Otherwise-if you need a place & bake chocolate chip cookie- look no further!These are trans fat free, and help out other causes, as well as delicious. Give em a try! 🙂

1 cookie is 80 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 11 carbohyrates, 0 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein.

Unbleached, Unbromated Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Chocolate Chips ( sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soya lecithin, vanilla extract, ground cocoa beans), Light Brown Sugar, Palm Oil, Whole Eggs, Sugar, Invert Cane Sugar, Chocolate Chunks (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, chocolate liquor processed with alkali, soya lecithin, salt), vanilla, water, sea salt, baking soda, baking powder.

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