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I don't like eating Luna bars for breakfast because of all that sweet frosting they put on them, so when I saw this in the store the other day, I grabbed a Vanilla Almond flavor, hoping it would be a less sweet, more granola-ish Luna bar for AM consumption.<br><br><br><br>
Boy, I could not have been more wrong! The damn thing had super-sweet vanilla frosting on the bottom, a layer of caramel-y type stuff on the top, and MORE vanilla frosting drizzled over that. It was a gooey mess after 30 minutes in my pocket when I went hiking this morning, and I almost barfed trying to choke it down on the trail. It's even sweeter than the Caramel Nut Brownie flavor, which is already sugar overkill. Ugh. If I wanted a confection for breakfast, I'd have a frigging donut. I think this thing was even sweeter than a donut. Imagine a vanilla and caramel frosted donut and you'll be close.<br><br><br><br>
I don't recommend these, and I plan to write Luna to tell them how much I hate their new product.<br><br><br><br>
OK, well maybe "hate" is too strong a word. It probably would have been pretty decent as an afternoon snack (maybe still a little too sweet for me), but I don't need to be sugar-shocked first thing in the morning.
 

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I have only tried S'mores and absolutely love it!!! It tastes great!!!<br><br><br><br>
I think i have tried one of the nutty ones and peanut butter or something.. but Im sticking with S'mores.
 

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toasted nuts and cranberry's more granola-y... it's my favorite <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Blegghhh.. sounds TERRIBLE!<br><br><br><br>
I'm definitely NOT a 'sugar in the morning' sort of person, and rarely eat Luna Bars anyway, but if I had tried this, I think would have had the same reaction.<br><br><br><br>
Generally I've discovered anything with the word "vanilla" in the description usually means "<i>sugary sweet with white frosting</i>" no matter HOW 'nautral' or healthy it's supposed to be.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the heads up!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ProudVegan</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I have only tried S'mores and absolutely love it!!! It tastes great!!!<br><br><br><br>
I think i have tried one of the nutty ones and peanut butter or something.. but Im sticking with S'mores.</div>
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You're thinking of regular Luna bars. Luna just came out with a new "breakfast" luna bar that comes in stawberry, blueberry, and vanilla almond... the latter of which is what the OP is referring to.<br><br><br><br>
I bought one but haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the heads up! I wasn't intending to have it for breakfast anyway... I'm more of a toast/oatmeal in the morning type! I was hoping it would be cereal-like... guess not!
 

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You might try the Nature's Path "Optimum" bars Tess. They have some icing on the top, but it's just a smidge. The blueberry ones are divine.<br><br><a href="http://www.naturespath.com/products/bars" target="_blank">http://www.naturespath.com/products/bars</a><br><br><br><br>
I have to admit, I like the sweet though sometimes. Those ZBar brownie things that Clif makes...ohhhhh, yum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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IamJen said:
You might try the Nature's Path "Optimum" bars Tess. They have some icing on the top, but it's just a smidge. The blueberry ones are divine.<br><br><a href="http://www.naturespath.com/products/bars" target="_blank">http://www.naturespath.com/products/bars</a><br><br><br><br>
I just discovered these bars and love them. I strongly recommend them. The peanut butter ones are my favorite.
 

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toasted nuts and cranberry's more granola-y... it's my favorite <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Me too! : ) It's the only flavor without added sugar(cane juice)
 

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<div class="quote-block">Imagine a vanilla and caramel frosted donut and you'll be close.</div>
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Damn, sounds pretty good to me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Damn, sounds pretty good to me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"></div>
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Hey, if that's what you like, more power to ya. Me, I can't stomach that much sugar first thing in the morning. Gotta wait till the PM.
 

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Thanks for the info. Tess, another forum I belong to had a thread relating to these & the posters went on & on about how good they were, but if they are that sweet then I'm with you, no thanks!<br><br><br><br>
I do LOVE the lemon ones though, I think someone else posted about liking them as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"> But again, I put that recommendation out there & I had quite a few people come back & complain 'cause they didn't like them.<br><br>
I like the lemon ones 'cause they aren't so much like a candy bar, they are still sweet, but don't taste candy barish.<br><br><br><br>
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wow Tess, I had the exact same experience! I don't like the frosted Luna Bars, which is why the plain Toasted Nuts and Cranberry is my favorite, but I saw the morning bar Vanilla Almond and thought it would be good for breakfast on the run - blech!<br><br><br><br>
I also like Nature's Path Optimum bars - my favorite is the cranberry ginger kind.
 

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I haven't had the breakfast Lunas yet, but whenever I used to have a sweet tooth I'd have a s'mores, or peanut butter Luna. Half of one anyway... they're SOOOO sweet! I'd usually share one w/my friend's son, he LOVES them. Now the thought of how sweet they are makes me ill. I'd rather have a PB & banana sandwich when I want something somewhat sweet tasting.
 
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