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9 May 2011, Comments (11)

Luna Chocolate Dipped Coconut Bar

Author: Healthnuttxo

I’ve seen this bar in the stores for a little while now, but for some reason never picked it up. Finally, the opportunity came the other day when I was hungry and on-the-go, so I needed a little pick me up. This was perfect to satisfy me, and not slow me down with  my hectic schedule! That’s what I like about Luna Bars- they have protein and vitamins/minerals, but are also tasty and easy to eat. They don’t fall apart or get ruined if they end up being smooshed in the bottom of my bag, either. (;

I opened up the bar, I really love the design! Even a friend of mine said it was one of the “prettiest” bars she had seen from Luna. Here’s how it looked

There was a chocolate layer on the bottom, followed by the “soy” part, and then a light coconut topping. At first bite, I noticed it didn’t have that thick of the middle soy layer as the other bars do, and actually, I thought this bar was thinner than the other bars I have had in the past. I didn’t find it to be incredibly sweet, and I found the coconut flavor to be mild.

The bottom layer had a milk chocolate, slightly salty flavor. The coconut flavor was not overpowering or really overly noticeable at all, and had a sweet yet salty flavor. The top layer, had a white chocolate flavor, with coconut undertones. I thought it tasted similar to the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bar. I also thought the coconut had a bit of an off flavor.

Overall, not bad. I do wish there was a more predominant coconut flavor. I also needed a glass of water to drink with this, as it has that “salty” flavor to it!  3 1/2 stars

Have you had this bar yet? What did you think?

1 bar is 190 calories, 7 grams of fat (4 saturated), 25 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 9 grams of protein.

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.

Luna Bars are great. I’ve only had 2 prior to these new ones, White Chocolate Macadamia and Nuts over Chocolate, and I loved both. White Chocolate Macadamia is a staple in my house, delicious! I reviewed it before, you can check that out here.
Luna Bars are directed toward women (but you dudes out there will love them too!), and are fortified with vitamins and minerals and come in 14 flavors. They are all natural, of course, and 70% organic. I use them mostly post workout because they have a good dose of protein with fiber, and a little fat. Perfect for recovery!
Anywho– I was sent the Berry Almond, Lemon Zest and Caramel Nut Brownie flavors with the New Recipe logo on them to try. I was most excited about Caramel Nut Brownie (uh, who ISN’T!?) and scared to try Lemon Zest. Lemon? and Soy Protein? Well, i’m not one to judge till I taste, so here we go!

Berry Almond- so not what i expected! I was expecting a mild berry flavor, but this one is sweet and berry-licious 😉 . It’s even purple in color! No icing on this one (aw, man!), but it’s still plenty sweet. It has flavors of cranberry, blueberry, and pomegranate all mixed together. I think i even tasted a little bit of black current. The mixture of berry flavors is very good, slightly tart, but mostly sweet. The almonds added a nice touch too, and a nice little crunch. I give this one 4 stars.

Lemon Zest- uh, can we say, yummy!? I thought i wasn’t going to like this one. I’m not fond of lemons, lemonade, lemon flavored anything really, probably due to the tartness. But this one was good. It was “bright” tasting, if i can use that as an adjective to describe food 🙂 . It was not tart at all, (I think they should perhaps they should take away “Zest” in the name?) but rather sweet. The creamy icing was really good too. I even detected a bit of a honey flavor. This one gets 4 1/2 stars for me 🙂

Caramel Nut Brownie- wow, this one really did remind me of the flavor of a fudgy brownie! I liked the pretty icing design on the top, too! I didn’t detect too much of a caramel flavor, more of a dark chocolate flavor. Even a hint of mocha or coffee flavor, but not too much. It was also enjoyable, and good to nix a chocolate craving in the boootayy. 4 stars!

Overall, these were really good. Perfect post gym or when you have some major hunger pains and some cravings for something sweet. I really want to try the cookies & cream flavor. What flavor is your favorite?

Each bar is 170-190 calories, 3.5-6 grams of fat, 27-29 carbohydrates, 3-4 grams of fiber, and 8-9 grams of protein. They are also a good source of calcium and other important vitamins & minerals!

Berry Almond-LunaPro  (Soy Rice Crisp [Soy Protein Isolate, Organic Rice Flour, Calcium Carbonate], Organic Toasted Oats, Organic Soy Flour, Organic Flaxmeal), Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Almonds, Organic Cranberries (Organic Cranberries, Organic Apple Juice), Almonds and Almond Butter, Inulin (Chicory Extract), Red Berries Extract (Derived From Elderberry, Chokeberry, Black Currant), Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Oat Syrup Solids, Dried Blueberries (Blueberries, Apple Juice Concentrate), Raspberry Juice Concentrate, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Berry Flavors, Citric Acid, Sea Salt, Natural Vitamin E (Antioxidant).

Lemon ZestLunaPro  (Soy Rice Crisp [Soy Protein Isolate, Organic Rice Flour], Organic Toasted Oats, Organic Roasted Soybeans, Organic Soy Flour, Organic Flaxmeal), Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Coating (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Organic Soy Flour, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla), Inulin (Chicory Extract), Lemon Fruit Pieces (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Glucose, Lemon Puree, Pectin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Natural Flavors), Organic Soy Butter, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Oat Syrup Solids, Organic Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, Organic Flavors, Citric Acid, Sea Salt.

Caramel Nut Brownie- LunaPro ® (Cocoa Soy Rice Crisp [Soy Protein Isolate, Organic Rice Flour, Alkalized Cocoa], Organic Toasted Oats, Organic Roasted Soybeans, Organic Soy Flour, Organic Flaxmeal), Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Caramel (Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Inulin, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Soy Protein Concentrate, Organic Tapioca Maltodextrin, Water, Salt, Natural Flavors, Organic Soy Lecithin), Organic Coating (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Organic Cocoa, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla), Walnuts, Inulin (Chicory Extract), Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Unsweetened Chocolate, Organic Cocoa, Organic Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Organic Chocolate Flavor, Sea Salt.

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