Not going to lie, I am one of those girls that gets super excited when I see a new product that has recently been released. Needless to say, as soon as I saw the brand new Luna Fiber bars at Target I did a little happy dance inside. It was a no brainer that a 6-pack of the cereal bars ended up in my basket.
The original Chocolate Raspberry LunaBar just so happens to be one of my favorite bars in the world. I am a sucker for the combination of chocolate and raspberry. To me, the two just go together like two peas in a pod. I’ll be the first to admit that I had high hopes for this bar. Not to mention, it felt dense as soon as I picked it out of the box.
For the size comparison, it is pretty big for just 110 calories! So far, this bar was looking like an all-star, until I flipped it over. Let me preface by saying I despise wheat germ/crumb coatings (unless its on muffins ;) ) Thus, I had mixed feelings because top had a nice sugar topping but the bottom had a grainy coating. Whats a girl to do!? Dig in of course :)
Texture: Moist immediately came to mind! The bar felt as if it were freshly baked. As soon as I split it in half though I noticed that it was fruit filled. The raspberry fruit filling was sticky but I could see the legit raspberry seeds inside the filling. However, the chocolate crust easily fell apart around the raspberry spread inside.
Taste: Not going to sugar coat this one – I was disappointed. Not only did the raspberry filling taste artificial, but the chocolate cereal coating lacked flavor. The sugar crystals at the top really did not contribute to much and the wheat germs at the bottom really just threw off the flavor combination as a whole. The bar was trying to be sweet but the germs about the bottom made it more grainy/nutty. One the plus side, there were a few chocolate chips spread throughout the bar.
Rating: 2 Coffee Beans
Nutrition & Ingredients can be found here.