I think one of my biggest hobbies is trying out new flavors of protein bars / energy bars. I know some people like to read, draw, sing, etc, but I like to eat candy flavored protein bars. Is that lame? haha :) Sometimes I get self conscious that I’m slightly “off”. ;)
If you know anything about me, its that I am a CHOCOHOLIC. My friends continuously poke fun at me because of this fact… “Keep the bag away from Julia, she’ll eat it all!” (Thanks guys) So a Chocolate Peppermint flavor struck my fancy (I adore those After 8 chocolate mints :) )
I had great expectations, but unfortunately, all I can say is…. meh. The mint candy coating was pretty; white with pink flecks in them. But it did NOT taste good with the brown, crispy, chocolate bar. I think Luna bars taste “chalky,” and kind of “powdery,” and that is not a great texture to pair with a mint candy flavored coating. The mint was really “minty,” and it left that tingly sensation you get after you brush your teeth, along with that “chalky” feeling from the bar. That does not a good combo make.
Also, for 180 calories, it’s not at all filling. It’s so light and airy that I was left needing more food. For just 10 to 20 calories more, I can have a Larabar, which I find more filling and satisfying.
Another thing I don’t get is their claim that it is “70%” organic. Why 70%? Why not 100%? I’m sorry, but I just don’t understand the point of being only “mostly” organic. I mean, I don’t do a 70% workout, or drive a 70% car… you catch my drift right? According to their website, it says, “By using organic ingredients, we’re providing the healthiest products possible,” and that it is better for you, your family, and the environment. Maybe they mean it’s 70% better for you…? haha ;)
Here is some of the nutritional info: (I DO think this bar is nutritiously sound though, with a good amount of protein, fiber, low in fat, good amount of calcium, iron, folate, and Vitamin C&E)
180 calories, 5 g fat (2.5g saturated fat), 9g protein, 3g fiber, 35% calcium, 30% iron, and 100% folate and VItamins C&E.
Although this was a flavor I did not enjoy, I do like their LEMON ZEST flavor. I just wish they were more filling, and less airy.
But my mission to find yummy protein bars/ energy bars does not stop here! I can’t wait to go back to the store and try another new flavor / brand! It IS a hobby after all….. haha.
Question: Do you have any strange hobbies that you care to share with me? ;) I shared mine!