Love Me Some LUNA

Look what came in the mail…!

Yummy, I love LUNA bars almost as much as I love getting mail. Okay, maybe slightly more.

I’ve eaten LUNA bars pretty religiously for a couple of years now. I first tried them back in high school but more recently, since becoming vegetarian and supplementing my diet with protein whenever I can, I have begun to buy these by the box every month. My favourite is the Nutz Over Chocolate flavour and I usually just buy a box of those because I know I like the flavour.

So, while the kind people over at CLIF were generous enough to include a couple of my favourite flavour, they also encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone by trying a couple of other flavours. One of their most popular is Lemon Zest, and they also sent me their Toasted Nuts’n’Cranberry as well. Another flavour I’m sure I would love is Chocolate Chunk, ever since I saw Katie blog about it over at Healthy Diva Eats, but sadly that flavour is only available in the US at present. You lucky things, you! Next time I head over the border into Washington state I will be picking up a box of those. You can’t go wrong with a flavour like Chocolate Chunk, and if Katie loves them then that’s good enough for me!

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LUNA bars have many benefits. Some?

  • They’re great snack bars for vegetarians because they are fortified with B vitamins, calcium, soy protein and a whole host of other vitamins (the ones most important to me are definitely the B group!). It is like a supplement in a very tasty bar.
  • Although it’s good for you, its taste is so sinfully good that they are perfect for that 3pm crash when your body just wants a chocolate bar.
  • They’re sweetened with naturals sweeteners, such as brown rice syrup, so they don’t raise my blood sugar levels at all, and mine are a good test as I’m so sensitive to sugar!

Disclaimer: This review is not paid and the opinions are entirely my own! I’m just a bit of a LUNA fanatic…

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So I chopped up the bars and did some ‘blind tasting’ with a group of two women and two men (and me, but obviously my tasting wasn’t so blind).

Interestingly:

  • the women all preferred Nutz Over Chocolate, followed by Toasted Nuts’n’Cranberry
  • the men all preferred Lemon Zest, also closely followed by Toasted Nuts’n’Cranberry
So I guess your favourite flavour mainly depends on your gender?…

I don’t know, I just know that when I’m having one of my low blood sugar crashes, these bars are the perfect ‘bag stuffer’ (think stocking stuffer!) to pull out in a crunch.

I have suffered from blood sugar crashes for a long time; they’re much better now that I remember to eat regularly and now that I avoid eating simple sugars as much as possible. But definitely if I let myself get hungry then all of a sudden I can feel shaky and weak and really irritable (I’m so much fun to be around then!) so I try to keep my blood sugar stable by snacking regularly.

Also, this past Thanksgiving weekend we were travelling and LUNA bars are the perfect travel snack – they’re allowed across borders too! (I’ve had too many apples confiscated from me to count!)

QUESTIONS:

  • Have you tried LUNA bars before? If so, what is your favourite flavour?
  • Do you suffer from blood sugar issues, or have you in the past?
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Comments

  1. You know I LOVE them! Thanks for the shout outs ; ) I am a luna and clif addict ; ) not a bad thing to be!

    So glad you got some other flavors to try too! Clif is such an awesome company!

    I tried all those flavors and I love each one, I never had a clif bar I did not like!

    Chocolate Chunk is amazing, I hope they get it over there soon!

    Happy Wednesday!

    xoxo

  2. “Nuts over chocolate” got me through so many emergency snack breaks during studying in the library back in college… oh the memories…

    • That is still my favourite flavour. I keep trying to be interesting and change it up and I just can’t. I’m a Nutz over Choc fanatic :).

  3. I love LUNA!!! My favorite flavor is chocolate peppermint stick! Sooooo good!

  4. I’ve never tried a Luna bar before, but would love to! 🙂

  5. Lucky girl…yum 🙂

    • I know lol – wait until you hear what I got in the mail today (this one will benefit everyone, I promise!)…details coming!

  6. I honestly have never tried Luna…umm whats wrong with me, I dunno??!! But I think I might have to! I’ll aim for the chocolate! 🙂

  7. Yum, I’ll have to give Nutz over Chocolate a try. And Chocolate Chunk when I’m in the States. Oh and Chocolate Peppermint Stick! (Yes, I like chocolate)

    • I can’t remember if I’ve had the Chocolate Peppermint or not. Will definitely have to review that closer to Christmas…

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