Posted on | February 1, 2012 | Comments Off
Luna sent us these protein bars to try. They are available at most grocery stores and retail around $1.39.
These protein bars are made especially for women. They are rich in calcium, iron, vitamin D, and folate. They come in five flavors: mint chocolate chip, cookie dough, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate cherry almond, and chocolate. Yum, I love chocolate, and I love the idea of eating chocolate and not feeling too guilty afterwards.
Each bar has under 200 calories, and 12 grams of protein. I wonder how it tastes!
These gluten free protein bars are covered with semi-sweet chocolate. Inside has a soft filling , and each bar is accurately flavored. The cookie dough bar really tasted like chocolate chip cookie dough. Mint chocolate chip had the perfect combination of chocolate and mint; not too minty, but the perfect hint of it. The bars have a strong protein flavor, though the chocolate did mask it pretty well.
I liked these bars because they reminded me more of a candy bar, than a healthy protein bar. Although these protein bars are supposed to fill you up, I found myself craving more. Even though there is a lot of protein, the sweetness left me wanting to eat more.
Rating: 4 stars
Pros: Great chocolate flavors, 15 g of protein
Cons: Protein flavor, did not fill me up
The ingredients and nutrition vary slightly from bar to bar. Here are the ingredients and nutrition for the mint chocolate chip:
protein blend (soy protein isolate, whey protein concentrate), organic evaporated cane juice, coating (organic evaporated cane juice, palm kernel oil, cocoa, soy lecithin and organic vanilla extract), vegetable glycerin, inulin (chicory extract), chocolate chips (evaporated cane juice, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural flavors), cocoa soy rice crisps (soy protein isolate, organic rice flour, organic alkalized cocoa, alkalized cocoa), natural flavors, macadamia nut butter, organic alkalized cocoa, water, salt, soy lecithin
Nutritional Snapshot: 170 calories, 6g fat, 21g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 13g sugar, 12g protein
Want to try these protein bars?
These bars may be found in a variety of grocery and health food stores. Click HERE to use Luna’s store locator to find a location near you. The bars may also be purchased in bulk from my favorite, amazon.com- love their Prime shipping service! Their flavors tend to rotate and change, so be sure to search for the flavor you want.