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Luna Chocolate Mint Cookie Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Nov 12, 2009
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Luna Chocolate Mint Cookies
(photo Credit: Branappetit)

I spotted Luna Cookies at the grocery store and decided to try one. There were three flavor possibilities - Berry Pomegranate, Chocolate Mint, and Peanut Butter Chocolate - but only the first two were available at the particular store where I was shopping, so I settled on the Chocolate Mint flavor, eager to see if this cookie lived up to the Luna reputation.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 bar (44 grams)
Calories: 150
Total Fat: 4.5 grams, 7%
Saturated Fat: 2 grams, 10%
Sodium: 125 mg, 5%
Protein: 10 grams
Carbohydrates: 22 grams
Fiber: 7 grams, 28%
Sugar: 10 grams
Price: $1.89 ea.
I opened the package and examined the cookie. It was thick and chocolatey, with a drizzle of white icing on the front (I'm not sure why they chose to put a picture of a chocolate bar on the front). I bit into it expecting nothing but chocolate mint goodness, and was somewhat surprised to find that the first flavor that hit me was a sort of prune-y one. However, as I chewed more, the chocolate and mint hit, and it became much more satisfying. One thing that struck me about this was how chewy it was; I have to say, it was almost too chewy - it took a lot of work to get it down! Still, it was satisfying and dessert-like.

Each 44 gram Luna Chocolate Mint Cookie provides 130 calories, 2.5 grams of total fat (4% of the daily value), 3 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber (16% of the DV) and 11 grams of sugar. There is also 15-25% of a variety of vitamins and minerals. The ingredients start with organic Brown Rice Syrup and organic Evaporated Cane Juice Syrup - I must admit it's rare that I see sugars listed first as ingredients. Luna bars are made with 70% organic ingredients.

A package with 1 cookie cost $1.39 each. Maybe the fig paste was what I tasted initially and it turned me off a little at first, but I did grow to like this cookie. Still, I think for now I'll stick with either regular Luna bars (like the Luna White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bar) or real cookies.

Rating
Taste: 3.5
Nutrition: 4.5
Price: 4
Overall: 3.5
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