Clif Bar and Company
LUNA Chocolate Peppermint Stick bar
Weight: 1.69 oz. (48 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 190 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $0.99 (sale) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Trader Joe's, Alameda, CA
Greetings and Welcome to the First Day of Chocolate and Peppermint Theme Week.
Peppermint is a great flavor to highlight in early January. It's a natural follow-on to the holidays and it reminds me of brisk, cold winter weather. As children we received oranges (or tangerines) and candy canes in late December; and we were still sucking on left-over Christmas peppermint sticks outside in January. (The trick was not to get the peppermint candy stuck to your mittens when you went out into the snow.)
Today's LUNA Chocolate Peppermint Stick bar from Clif Bar (Emeryville, CA) had slightly crunchy, chewy, nutrition bar texture infused with peppermint and chocolate flavor that was perhaps neater to eat than a candy cane.
This gluten-free bar was made with organic oats and "25% less sugar" than the original recipe.
*Clif Bar's LUNA bar line was one of the first nutritional bars targeted toward women.