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#1 Old 01-23-2004, 04:35 PM
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http://www.clifbar.com/eat/eat.cfm?location=luna&id=226



Saw this on the their site, Hmmmmm......so the Low Carb thing is going pretty strong even Luna compromised
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#2 Old 01-23-2004, 04:50 PM
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Yeah, it irritates me, too. Supply and demand, I guess. Got to supply what the consumers demand. I suppose if everyone went on a dung diet, there'd be a Luna bar (and MANY other brands) in that flavor, too.
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I could give a who ha about low carb, but what upsets me:



"CONTAINS DAIRY, SOY, PEANUTS, & MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF SEEDS AND OTHER NUTS"



I thought luna/clif bars were dedicated to providing a vegan product? Why does something need whey just to be low carb? GRR!
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#4 Old 01-23-2004, 05:03 PM
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Chuh. I just called 1-800-CLIF-BAR and told them I was disappointed.



The lady said they had so many demands for a low-card bar, and to make it tasty, the inclusion of dairy was a decision they made.



All upset persons should call the hotline. It just takes a second. Let them know we are miffed about the use of animal products! Maybe they'll think differently next time. (Or maybe even take these bars off the market? Change the recipe?)
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most low carb bars contains gelatins and collagen (Atkins, Carb Solutions, EAS to name a few), let's hope Luna won't slip that far. sigh........
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The impression that I get from this board is that vegans don't seem to care about low carb diets, so it wouldn't seem to matter if whey was included in a low-carb snack bar.
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kpickell, true, but Fantastic Foods started making the low-carb soups for veg*ns because they got a million requests for them. So apparently there are many veg*ns out there who want low-carb stuff.



Low carb stuff doesn't bother me. I'm not going to buy it, but if the veg*n companies get a demand for it and make money off of it, good for them. I want them to do well. Adding dairy however, DOES bother me. That, my friends, is the definition of selling out.



Hm. I just called the number and hit "5" for consumer services, but I got an answering machine. *shrug* I'll call back tomorrow or something.

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The impression that I get from this board is that vegans don't seem to care about low carb diets, so it wouldn't seem to matter if whey was included in a low-carb snack bar.



It's not so much that I'm disappointed I won't get to eat these bars. It's that an all-vegan company has now begun using animal products. Whereas I used to be able to count on them to not add to the cruelty. It's one loss for the animals, not for me.
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They're also higher in fat. Ew. No thanks.

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#10 Old 01-23-2004, 10:34 PM
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I never would think that the regular ones would have too high of a carb content. Probably just a marketing ploy.
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I saw these too. Even though I could care a less about low carb, the flavors sounded great..... until I saw cream listed in the ingredients. Oh well.
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I would've been happy to try a low-carb Luna bar! I'm not on a low-carb diet, but I definitely cut sugar when possible. What a bummer that they include dairy--that really pisses me off.
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oh darn, i wasn't the first to post this! i was all excited when i got the email and was going to make a post, hehe.



not excited about the product, just about making a post about it. i'm a dork



anyway, i just kind of laughed and rolled my eyes at seeing that, didn't think much of it, oh everyone's banking on the trend and whatnot, but now that i know the products aren't even VEGAN, i'm pretty ticked. grr.
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Hey I got the junk mail from Luna too today. But I replied and told them better get rid of the whey stuff. Don't think I will try it, the price is rip-off. A dollar can be used to buy lots peanuts from bulk bin
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" Iwould just like to comment that I am extremely disappointed that Cliff bar and associates have chosen to make the new low carb bars non vegan friendly. I have been a fan of cliff and luna for quiet a long time. I would possibly even buy the low carb glow bars if they did not have dairy products in them. It is obviously possible to make a great tasting bar without the ingredients such as whey or casienate. I hope you take into consideration that you might possibly loose a long time customer over this issue"



I sent that to Cliff. I probably won't stop buying luna, but it would save me money in the long run lol .
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The dairy thing is one issue, but I, like a lot of others, do try to cut back on excess sugar.



I am not low carb, I am low bad carb, and there is nothing wrong with that.
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I'll have to make sure I don't grab one by mistake while I'm flying through my shopping ... it was nice to not have to pause and read the label on a Luna.



My S'mores bar has 180 calories and 26g of carbs ... is that "high carb"? How many carbs does a low-carber consider to be low?



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ETA: Just looked at the site. What are "net impact carbs"? How many "net impact carbs" would the original bar(s) have?
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I think I was allowed 30 grams of carbs a day based on height and weight, if I remember correctly. I was on the diet for several months about 6 years ago.
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Wow! -- so a single Luna bar would use up almost your entire "allowance" ....
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Yep, it made no sense. I ate a lot of cheese, bacon and animal flesh at the time. I think blueberries were relatively low in carbs, so I ate those. No pork rinds, though, eww. A diet that recommends pork rinds and cheese and discourages fruits and vegetables is insane. I went on Weight Watchers shortly after this (along with exercise), and lost weight.



Back on topic, I suppose the Luna Bars are a fair idea. It's good to cut back on the bad carbs. But most of the people I know follow the diet as if all carbs are bad.
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There has been days when I ate 4 luna bars in a row ..haha. Anyway, fotunately no ill weight gaining effects were a result of that. Guess they have the "good" carbs.
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I'll have to make sure I don't grab one by mistake while I'm flying through my shopping ... it was nice to not have to pause and read the label on a Luna.



My S'mores bar has 180 calories and 26g of carbs ... is that "high carb"? How many carbs does a low-carber consider to be low?



("How much wood would a woodchuck chuck....?" )





ETA: Just looked at the site. What are "net impact carbs"? How many "net impact carbs" would the original bar(s) have?





I have heard that the net impact carbs are basically the carb count minus the fiber content. It's supposed to be the carbs that actually affect your blood sugar.

.......not that I count carbs at all.
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#23 Old 01-29-2004, 01:00 PM
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Now Atkins brand low carb cereal is vegan and Luna's new bars are NOT, the world is getting funny around the low carb thing, hoho....
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