Tuesday, August 23, 2011

luna protein review and giveaway

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 9:14 PM
Thank you to LUNA Protein for providing me a LUNA Protein sample pack to review. The opinions I've expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint.

Before I was a stay at home mom I worked as a retail manager at some huge stores. The last store I was a manager at was GNC (General Nutrition Center). I went into that job not knowing a thing about being healthy and I was the last person to ask about how what supplements to take and eat/drink. What I did get familiar with was all the protein bars we had in the store.

Getting hungry while at work was never a problem because I was surrounded by healthy foods right? Wrong! I think out of the whole 50+ different types/flavors/brands of protein bars we carried I maybe like 2 or 3! Yep, I knew I was not a protein bar type girl. Most were chalky or all I could taste was pure protein. Definitely not how they advertised as being just like a candy bar, that's for sure.

Well now a bar called Luna Protein is on the market and I'm so happy because they have 2 two flavors with now 5 on the shelves! When I'm out running errand I never have time to stop and catch a bite. I need something I can take with me and eat on the go which is why I've always loved the convenience factor or protein bars.

Out of the 5 bars I tried I must say I did not like all of them... but I am not a protein bar lover... I already said that. I did enjoy the Cookie Dough, Mint Chocolate Chip (new), and Chocolate Cherry Almond.  So 3 out of 5 is a good ratio in my book.

The nutritional facts are pretty impressive compared to more bars on the market. The biggie I just have to point out is the incredible 12g of protein! TWELVE!

Serving Size One bar (45 g)
Calories 180
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 105mg
Carbs 21g
Fiber 3g
Sugar 15g
Protein 12g
Potassium 125mg
Calcium 25% RDI
Iron 15% RDI
Vitamin D 15% RDI

The great thing about Luna Protein is they are made for women! This is the first protein bar made just for us with nutrients most women need: iron, folic acid, and calcium!

So while I would never use this bar as a meal replacement I definitely love that it will hold me over in between meals as a great filling snack.

Chocolate Cherry Almond!

Do you want to try these puppies out?!
5 winners will receive a sample pack
(5 full size bars. 1 of each flavor)

    **I have been compensation for this review. I was sent the product(s) free of charge by the company or PR representative. It has been used solely for the purpose of this honest review. The views are strictly 100% my own. Receiving the product/compensation did not influence me to produce a positive review**
    Giveaway is open to USA only. It will end and close on August 30th @ 9:00pm EST. Any entries made after such time will not be counted and will be removed from the list. Winner will be contacted via email & will have 24 hours to respond. If winner does not respond their prize is then forfeited and a new winner will be selected.
Please click here to learn more about LUNA Protein. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. #cleverLUNA

9 commented:

Marcie W. on August 24, 2011 at 10:52 AM said...

I am a protein bar person and I often have one as a breakfast substitute. 180 calories with 12g of protein is good, and since I've yet to try Luna, I'd love to!

The Green House on August 24, 2011 at 1:00 PM said...

I've always wanted to try these bars, but I've never actually bought them before. Be nice to try it now.

Anonymous said...

I want to try these bars since I LOVE the regular Luna Bars (lemon is my fav!) and I'm vegetarian so extra protein is always good!

philadybug AT hotmail DOT com

Amanda on August 24, 2011 at 10:19 PM said...

I don't get anywhere near enough fiber, folic acid, etc that are in these bars. If I actually like them (becasue I don't usually like these kind of bars! LOL), I will buy them and eat them just to get the nutrients I know I need!
tvpg at aol dot com

Marina @ My Busy Children on August 25, 2011 at 12:25 PM said...

Oh these are so delicious! Wonderful giveaway too. I love love chocolate. It is great that tey are also gluten free

Jenna Z on August 25, 2011 at 5:34 PM said...

Oh my GOSH, cookie dough protein bar!! My dream come true!!

polly on August 25, 2011 at 9:09 PM said...

your review was very honest! i would love to try them instead of snacking on something unhealthy!and cookie dough flavor...you can't go wrong!

AubreyLaine on August 26, 2011 at 10:29 AM said...

I want to try these because I have tried other flavors of theirs & they are delicious!
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Attila & Tamara on August 28, 2011 at 5:38 PM said...

I'd love to try these because my sister loves them and I want to try them too!

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