We’ve talked about Clif Bars in the past, and Luna bars fall somewhere in that same category, not only because they’re made by the same company, but because they share a few key ingredients. Luna says, “Created by and for women, LUNA bars were the first bars just for us, with the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to stay healthy. Wholesome nourishment and delicious indulgence, they are 70% organic and just plain yummy”. We have a few men on our panel of judges, and they weren’t too frightened by the fact that they’re made specifically for women, all they really care about is whether or not the bars taste good. Luna, much like Clif, have a plethora of flavors and different products to choose from; however, this review will focus on their Chocolate Dipped Coconut and Caramel Nut Brownie bar. To learn more about Luna bars, be sure and head to their web-site for more information on their line of products. Also, be sure and check out Food Review 101 on Facebook!
The first bar we tried out was their Chocolate Dipped Coconut bar, and as you can see from the picture below, this bar looks fairly decadent when compared to other nutrition bars. The coconut aspect of this bar is fairly strong, with most of the coconut flavor coming from the flakes that Luna sprinkled on-top of this bar. They don’t skimp on the chocolate either, with a massive amount of chocolate being on the bottom and top of this bar. Texturally, the bar is fairly light with a bit of crunch and bite coming from the soy rice crisps and oats. A few of our testers didn’t care too much for this bar for the simple fact that it was made with coconut; however, you’re not going to buy this bar if you don’t enjoy the taste of coconut. After that, we tried out their Caramel Nut Brownie bar, which is a somewhat simple combination of caramel, walnuts and chocolate. The caramel flavor is what stands out in this bar, with the chocolate being a close second. A few testers didn’t enjoy this bar as much as they hoped they would’ve, but it’s still a pretty tasty nutrition bar. The only thing we wished this bar had more of was chocolate, other than that though it’s a pretty good tasting bar. Overall (3.5 out of 5).
The pros are that they taste pretty good, the texture is good, and they’re made with healthful ingredients.
The cons are that they were just OK, and nothing really made us say “wow”.
- Calories 180
- Fat 6g
- Sodium 160mg
- Carbs 26g
- Fiber 3g
- Sugar 13g
- Protein 8g