I finally got my hands on Luna Protein Bars! I have seen them in blogs for quite some time now but have not been able to locate them until this weekend. As I was browsing through my favorite store on the planet, Target, I spotted these babies and HAD to pick them up. I was excited to try them because the flavors sound awesome, and it is hard to come by an organic protein bar. A few years ago when I was preparing for long runs I would eat Cookie Dough Balance Bars before heading out the door. They are low fiber, high protein and had enough calories, fat and carbs to energize me without generating an upset stomach. I’ve tried cooke dough and peanut butter flavors, but have never seen a chocolate cherry almond protein bar before. I knew this had to be the first flavor that I tried.
This morning I was out the door by 7:30am to pick up tickets for my school’s Senior Week Wine Tour. Senior week is the time between the end of finals and graduation and is used to honor and celebrate seniors before we are launched off into the real world. The wine tour is something I have been looking forward to because I LOVE the Finger Lakes Region wines, and can not wait to share them with a few of my friends. Granted half of them don’t really appreciate good wines, but it will still be a great experience. Ticket sales didn’t start until 9:30am but they go quickly, so it was essential that we got there early. I didn’t have time for a sit down breakfast so I decided to pack a Chocolate Cherry Protein Bar and an apple and grab a Soy Misto at Starbucks while we waited. I wanted to go to the gym after so I thought this would be good fuel.
Flavor wise, this was just okay. It was a little bit too sweet first thing in the morning and I couldn’t really taste anything that resembled almond. I’m not sure that I love the flavoring of cherry but it was a filling and energizing bar. The texture was nice for a protein bar. It was dense like most protein bars I’ve tried, however; the crispy bits in the filling made it more palatable and pleasing.
I can’t wait to try the other flavors, and although the cherry almond was not what I was expecting, I think that the Clif Bar company did a great job creating a protein bar.
What are your favorite protein bar brands?