Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Food Of The Day: Chocolate Raspberry LUNA Bar
Every day I wake up, come downstairs and grab a cold Diet Coke and a Luna bar.
I've been enjoying a Luna bar for breakfast (or pre-breakfast, I eat before and after I work out) pretty much since I rejoined WW a year ago.
If I have to get up early, the fact I basically get to eat a candy bar first thing in the morning is enough carrot-on-a-stick to get me up and out of bed.
I like a lot of the Luna varieties, but my favorite by far is Chocolate Raspberry. Then, tragically, this summer every store stopped carrying it at once. All the other flavors were there, but no Chocolate Raspberry. I pinged Luna to see what was going on, but I never got an answer. Wow, I hope the main ingredient wasn't lead or anything...
I reluctantly fell back to Chocolate Dipped Coconut and Caramel Nut Brownie. Yet every time I went into a department or grocery store, I would take a swing through the appropriate aisle and see if they had any in stock.
I'm not kidding, I did this every time in every store, and I hit a lot of stores in my travels. I came up empty every single time, except for a magical day in August. But I quickly ate through that stash within a couple of weeks and it was never restocked.
Today, I was in one of my regular grocery stops (like most WWers, I can't find everything I need in one place) and out of habit I hit the "nutritional bar" aisle, looking up expecting to see everything but my favorite. And there it was. The box. Full of Chocolate Raspberry. And they were on sale.
I grabbed the box, dumped the contents in my cart and went to put it back on the shelf so they'd know to restock it (Please, God). Then I saw another full box in the back. Grab. Dump. Replace.
Ha ha! Faith rewarded.
I did feel a little bad for the cashier who had to individually ring up each and every bar as they're a pain to scan. But, you know, not too bad.