Aug 9, 2012

And You Thought Girl Scout Cookie Season Was Over...

FALSE. Thanks to Luna Bar it is now always Girl Scout Cookie Season.

And they're healthy Samoas, to boot!

Do y'all call them Samoas? We grew up calling them Caramel Delites, but I've heard Samoas so often lately that I've started calling them that, too. Whatever - they're my favorite Girl Scout Cookie, whatever you want to call them.

And though the only Luna Bars I had tried until this point where the Luna Protein Bars (which I loooved), I was excited to try some of the 'classic' Luna Bars.


I started with the Chocolate Dipped Coconut bar, which was an odd choice considering that I've never considered myself to be all that coconut crazy. Maybe things have changed (am I due for another 7-year-tastebud-transformation?) or maybe I just had a premonition. I unwrapped that bar to find a...


BIG GIRL SCOUT CARAMEL DELITE COOKIE.  

Be still, my heart.


From the melty chocolate, to the crispy cookie soy crisps, to the sweet coconut flakes (and I swear I tasted some gooey caramel in there, too), to the chewy gooeyness, it's the exact same thing

Only WAAAAY bigger and more filling. And with 3g of fiber, 9g of protein, and only 11g of sugar. And a bunch of vitamins and minerals.


Oh, I'm a Luna Bar convert, all right. And I'm so kicking myself for not trying these earlier!

No worries. I'll just make up for lost time now. :P

I also tried the S'mores flavor, another tried-and-true Girl Scout classic, but wasn't as pleased.


While the flavor was spot on, I had been expecting (and hoping) that the bar would have actual chunks of marshmallow and chocolate in it and was disappointed not to have that extra textural something.


It was still a tasty bar, but not one that I'd go out of my way to hunt down.

This, on the other hand?


Full of chocolate chunks AND it had a marshmallow-y flavor...


 It's super yummy, a huge upgrade from the chocolate chip Chewy bars of childhood lunch boxes!


I definitely get why this is the most popular Luna Bar flavor, but I still prefer the Chocolate Dipped Coconut. I double-dog-dare you to try it and NOT have it become your new fave.

But in case you don't like chocolate (you crazy person, you!) Luna has you covered:


It has a yogurt-y coating on the bottom, that was pleasantly free of that chemical-flavor some yogurt coatings have (and it was perfectly sweet, not sickeningly sweet).


The peanut butter chips were delightful, especially paired with the crunch of the peanuts! For a chocoholic like me (I almost always go for bars with chocolate in them - as much chocolate as possible, please) this was tasty enough to make me want to buy it for those (gasp) rare times that I don't want chocolate.


There was another flavor, that I really liked - just I think I'll be more in the mood for it come December (who am I kidding? November at the last, September at the earliest):


I like that the bar is chocolate, with the peppermint stick coating on the back - speckled with bit of peppermint (maybe candy cane?), yay!


It tastes very much like Christmas and I know that I'm going to be enjoying a lot of this, come Christmastime!



But for now (as I'm trying to hold myself off from getting too psyched about Christmas too early - and summer is probably a bit early, haha) I'm off to buy more Chocolate Dipped Coconut Luna Bars!

so need a good stash ;)

What's your favorite Luna Bar flavor?


What's your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?


For the students, when do you go back to school?


Did you do double-dog-dares when you were younger?


Don't forget to enter my virgin coconut oil giveaway!

34 comments:

  1. oh my I would love to try this one with coconut! <3

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  2. I wish luna had a soy free bar because they have so many interesting sounding flavours! If I had soy I would totally go for that girl scout cookie flavour!

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    1. Oh no, are you allergic?? That's so unfortunate! :(

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  3. Cookie season is never over. I think I would really dig the coconut flavoured one since I'm obsessed with coconut plus samoas were my favorite girl scout cookie ever!

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    1. I bet you would, you have to try it! I'm *not* even obsessed with coconut (but Samoas were my favorite, too) and I'm obsessed with these!

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  4. Oh, I have heard nothing but good things about Luna bars! Thanks for the review - I've always wondered what they actually look like. ^^

    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

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    1. No problem! That's why I do reviews, because I think a real person's pic is way more helpful than whatever is on a box - the companies can make anything look good for their special photo shoots, so it's nice to see food in its unglorified form!

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  5. Luna bars are the best!! I like the chocolate chip and cookies n' cream ones :)

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    1. Ooh, cookies 'n cream anything is pretty much my fave! I didn't know they have a cookies 'n cream, I'll have to go hunt it down at Whole Foods this afternoon - yum!

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  6. Oh my goodness, chocolate dipped coconut bar? Could that sound any more delicious!?
    xx

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  7. YOU ARE TRYING EVERYTHING !!!! Yea.....then I just need to come to your blog and ck what is GOOD:P!!! ahahaha.

    EDGYMIX-TRAVEL FOR FASHION

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    1. Definitely! I'm trying to turn this somewhat into a review blog, where people can go if they want to find something new to try!

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  8. I'm obsessed with Luna bars! I'm so glad that you were finally able to try some of the amazing flavors!
    Chocolate Dipped Coconut and Peanut Honey Pretzel are two of my absolute favorites. But, to be honest, I have yet to find a flavor that I don't like (and I've tried them all!) I also recommend White Chocolate Macadamia and Nutz Over Chocolate- those two are amazing!

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    1. Oooh, white chocolate macadamia sounds good :)

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  9. I adore Luna Bars! They don't sell them here,of coure,but I was sent some by a friend and oh my,they're so good. I love the chewy yet crispy texture so much I can't even describe it any further...
    However,so far I've only tried two of the flavors you reviewed: The coconut,and the S'mores one. I am not a huge fan of chocolate when it comes to granola bars,to be honest - when I have the choice,I always go with non-chocolate-y options - but I must say that I absolutely LOVED the coconut Luna! The S#mores one... Not so much.
    However,I'd die to try the peppermint as well as the peanut honey pretzel flavor... They sound so good,plus,I love yogurt coating! :P

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    1. Haha, so we have the same preference there as far as coconut > smores! Have you tried ordering them through iHerb? That might be a way to do it that wouldn't cost so much in shipping!

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    2. I did,but my packages always get stuck in the custom's - annoying & it also makes it more expensive because I have to drive there first,and sprit is super expensive. :/

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    3. Ooh, that sucks! That's never happened to me :( Maybe you're ordering things that aren't approved in Germany, like Stevia? If you just order a package of bars, like these Luna bars, you should be just fine! Let me know!

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  10. I've tried a few of these Luna flavors and LOVE them! Oh my gosh.. best bars ever! :D

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  11. Haven't tried those bars but they look good!!:) And I'd love to follow each other;)<3 following you now, hope you'll do the same!
    xx Helmiina
    http://secretuntiltomorrow.blogspot.com

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  12. I've surprisingly never had the luna bars before! I always hear good things about them, but just usually make my own bars instead.
    And I've never had girl scout cookies either. Clearly I live a sheltered life ;)
    Haha, oh man my friends and I were all about double dog dares when we were kids...ohh to be young again!

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    1. I don't think I could make bars quite this good :P How do you do packaging to make homemade bars conveniently portable?

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  13. Heathy Samoa cookies in bar form? Yummmmmm!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  14. I'm not a huge Luna Bar fan, but those sound great!

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  15. My favorite luna bars would be cookies n cream, peanut butter pretzel, and chocolate dipped coconut for sure! It's a tie between the three hahaha. Luna bars are probably my favorite bars on the market!

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