LUNA PROTEIN – Gluten Free Protein Bar – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – 1.59 oz, (12 Count)

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by on August 28, 2016 at 11:44 am

LUNA PROTEIN – Gluten Free Protein Bar – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – 1.59 oz, (12 Count)

LUNA PROTEIN - Gluten Free Protein Bar - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - 1.59 oz, (12 Count)

  • Chocolate chip and cookie-dough pieces swirled in soft nougat with a flourish of vanilla.
  • Gluten Free
  • Low Glycemic (low glycemic-index foods digest slowly for prolonged levels of energy)
  • 12g protein, 3g fiber
  • Good source of Iron and Vitamin D

An indulgent high protein bar specifically designed for women that tastes great and provides natural satiation from organic and all natural ingredients.

List Price: $ 15.00

Price: $ 11.69

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  • Don Cristobel

    28/08/2016
    80 of 94 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Tastes like a candy bar? There is a reason. Should be called “Luna Sugar”, April 18, 2015
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    Don Cristobel (East Lansing, MI United States) –
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    This review is from: LUNA PROTEIN – Gluten Free Protein Bar – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – 1.59 oz, (12 Count) (Health and Beauty)
    Some reviewers say it tastes like a candy bar, it is so sweet I can’t believe it is good for me. When things are too good to be true, they usually are.

    The first ingredient is soy protein isolate, okay, the second ingredient is organic cane syrup (sugar), the third ingredient is dehydrated organic cane syrup (sugar), the fifth or sixth ingredient is cane syrup (not organic this time). Why would they add essentially the same ingredient three times under three different names? Using both organic and regular versions?

    As you should know, the FDA requires food makers to list ingredients in order of volume, wanting to trick you into thinking this is a healthy protein bar, the makers of these sugar bars divide their sugar into 3. So they can list protein first, if they just included all the cane syrup (which is a fancy way to say sugar, by the way), in one line item, it would be the #1 ingredient. So make no mistake, the majority of this bar is sugar. I don’t know where they get off calling it low glycemic either. This sort of deceptive practice should make you want to avoid anything by this company ever.

    Repeatedly they tout no HFCS. High fructose corn syrup, made from corn, is 55% fructose, and 42% glucose (the rest is water). Cane syrup is 50% fructose, and 50% glucose. It is true that fructose is slightly more glycemic (spikes your blood sugar a little faster) than glucose. But you’re still getting 50% fructose by eating cane syrup. And by the way, if cane syrup is 50%/50% what is normal white table sugar? 50%/50%. How about brown sugar? 50%/50%. What about raw natural sugar? 50%/50%. Do you think your body cares what it is? It doesn’t, your body just sees sugar, and it processes it. By the way, do you know what “dehydrated cane syrup” is? Guess how they make white table sugar? They take cane syrup and they dehydrate it. So if you think you’re getting something healthier than just gobs and gobs of table sugar, you’re being tricked, which is exactly what they want. You’re basically eating the same amount of sugar as a frosted pop tart. Does anyone think the frosted pop tart is healthy? “Health” food manufacturers are masters at marketing and confusion, don’t fall for it. Your body is going to treat all sugar, no matter what they call it, pretty much the same. HFCS is 5% more glycemic than organic cane syrup, table sugar is identical. Agave syrup is actually worse.

    The bars also contain two other ingredients that are more or less the same. Inulin and chicory root extract are both sweeteners, are both largely indigestible fibers, are basically the same thing (chicory root extract IS inulin), and cause rampant gas in the typical person. Just so you know what you’re getting there. The funny thing to me is even with all that sugar they add these two things that add even more sweetness.

    If you know all this, and still choose to eat it, fine, whatever, you’re an adult and you can make your own choices, and if you’re eating this because you’re about to go run 5 miles or ride your bike for an hour and you aren’t doing so to actually try to lose weight, fine, fuel on up. But if you’re eating these because you think they’ll help you reach a weight loss goal, they’ll help moderate your metabolism and not spike your blood sugar, or otherwise do anything good for your body. Please. Stop. Now. This is a candy bar, that is why it tastes like one.

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  • Biblioholic Beth

    28/08/2016
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    What a treat!, September 22, 2010
    By 
    Biblioholic Beth (Portland, Oregon USA) –
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    I’m fairly finicky when it comes to “energy” bars or their ilk – most of the time, the flavors are harsh and the bars are gritty. But, as someone who has perfected the eternal search for a healthy treat, I really, really liked this! I tried the Cherry Almond tonight when I was hungry and craving something sweet that wouldn’t break my calorie budget for the day. I happened to run across these earlier and on sale, so grabbed one of each flavor to try. I am now here leaving a review because I got on to check the price to order some!

    The bars are not huge, but they’re not itty-bitty, either. They are coated in chocolate (NEVER a bad thing!) with a nougat-type center in the middle. The cherries were delicious, and there was a distinct almond flavor. I seriously felt like I was eating a candy bar, just a bit more sophisticated than the typical Snickers. The texture was perfect – nice and chewy, with a smidge of crunch. The amount was just right, leaving me satisfied and looking forward to trying the other flavors.

    Honestly, do yourself a favor and head to your local grocery store. Buy just one and try it – everyone’s tastes are different, so reviews on this kind of thing are only so helpful. But if you try it, you might just decide that you need to order more! I did…

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  • E. Rier

    28/08/2016
    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    These things are addictive, February 24, 2014
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    E. Rier (WA) –

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    This review is from: LUNA PROTEIN – Gluten Free Protein Bar – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – 1.59 oz, (12 Count) (Health and Beauty)
    I have no illusions that these are a health food but they are super tasty. I like to have them around for a treat post workout. I figure they’re like a candy bar with more micro and macro nutrients. They have a great texture and flavor and are surprisingly satisfying as a snack. That being said, buying them by the box is a little dangerous.
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