I received a lovely package the other day from the good folks at Luna Bar. It was filled with 4 new flavors of the bars-2 of the regular, 2 of their protein bars. Yesterday, I tore into my first one: the chocolate chunk bar.
I like Luna Bars for a couple different reasons. First of all, I like that their made for women. Women have a harder time getting enough calcium, folic acid, and iron into their diets. So, I like that there’s a snack bar that contains all the nutrients we need. Secondly, I like that Luna Bars have ingredients that I’m familiar with and aren’t insanely caloric. There are so many different types of bars out there. I try to stay away from the bars with ingredient lists that I can’t understand. There are a lot of “protein” and “natural” bars out there that are made of who knows what and also pack in too many calories for a snack. I understand if you’re eating a bar as a meal replacement, but I would never do that. A bar, no matter how many calories, will never fill me up. So, as far as I’m concerned, I want them as a snack. Therefore, their calorie content should reflect that of a snack.
I also enjoy Luna Bars because they aren’t insanely expensive. All these bars are on the expensive side…but compared to some others that I also enjoy, these are on the cheaper side which I appreciate (and so does my husband).
On to the Chocolate Chunk. Before even biting into it, it looked delicious. It definitely delivers on the “chocolate chunks” in the title.
I liked that this bar was soft enough to bite into. I’ve bought boxes of bars before (from a brand that will remain nameless) and they were supposed to be soft…but were scary hard. I ended up throwing the box away because they should never be that hard!
This was the perfect amount of chewiness mixed with crunchy. I like the rice puffs that are in the bar, they provide some good crunch.
This Luna Bar flavor is almost 100% organic (70% to be exact), for those of you who try to stick to organic food. Not too shabby.
Overall, I liked this flavor. Obviously, my favorite part was the huge chocolate chunks in it. So, if you like “desserty” bar flavors, I’m sure you’d like this one.
Next up: chocolate dipped coconut! I’m so excited to try that flavor! I will update you as soon as I try it.
No bulgar for breakfast this morning. I wanted to eat something light since I’m headed out for a 6 mile run today. I made up some more Schweddy Balls last night so I had one of them this morning.
I love these things…they literally taste like peanut butter cookies.
I washed those babies down with a bowl of Special K cinnamon and pecans. Not a bad breakfast…
I’m off for a 6 miler! Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!