(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.
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.