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Luna Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Mar 27, 2010
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Luna Peanut Butter Chocolate CookieWhen was the last time that the packaging of a product misled you and the moment that you took a bite of the creation within, you began to wonder what the marketing people were thinking. Well, this happened to me last night when I dug into a Luna Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 40 grams (1 pkg)
Calories: 150
Total Fat: 6 grams, 9%
Saturated Fat: 1 gram, 5%
Sodium: 170 mg, 7%
Carbohydrates: 23 grams
Fiber: 3 grams, 12%
Sugars: 10 grams
Protein: 4 grams

LUNA Cookie, according to the website, "is a temptingly soft, all-natural, baked whole grain snack full of good stuff like fiber and omega-3s from flax." There is a chunky chocolate bar and a group of whole peanuts on the packaging, yet there are no chunks in the batter, unless you count oats. Perhaps if there would have been chocolate chips or nuts in the batter, I would have been sold, but for now I am just satisfied. It's like a smooth, soft, peanut butter-y cookie bar, but they should take the name chocolate out of the title, because a teeny drizzle of chocolate atop the overwhelmingly peanut butter consumed base, does not merit a spot in the description.

Just like the Luna Chocolate Mint Cookie, this Luna creation is very chewy, reminding me of a very dense oatmeal cookie with peanut butter thrown into the batter.

A Luna Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie provides 150 calories, 9% of the daily value for total fat, 5% of the DV for saturated fat, 3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and 10 grams of sugars. And of course, Luna bars are made with 70% organic ingredients, which is great, but in this case, what's not so great is that the first 3 ingredients are basically sugar - Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Tapioca Syrup.

These cookies were on sale for 5/$5 last week, but they are usually a bit more expensive. Since it doesn't taste (or look) too much different from a Peanut Butter CLIF Zbar ... maybe just a touch denser to the discernible taste buds, I would go for the CLIF Zbar instead, which is usually closer to the price of $0.89, give or take a few cents, and actually has chocolate chips dispersed throughout - imagine that!

Rating
Taste: 3
Nutrition: 4
Price: 4
Overall: 3
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