I have greatly missed oatmeal raisin cookies since I stopped eating gluten. I noticed recently that Luna bars are now all gluten free. So, I started buying them again. Then today I found this Iced Oatmeal Raisin flavor. I was really hoping for the perfect oatmeal cookie taste I have missed so much.
This isn’t exactly the perfect oatmeal raisin cookie flavor. Its just a bit sweeter than I prefer my oatmeal cookies. I also can’t taste any raisins. I see them in the bar but the taste and texture isn’t apparent.
The bar also has the texture of a Luna bar (obviously) instead of the texture of a cookie. I was a bit disappointed at first since I have been craving oatmeal raisin cookies so badly for so long. But…
Once I got past the fact that this doesn’t taste like a cookie (because it isn’t a cookie) i realized this bar is actually really good. It tastes enough like an iced oatmeal cookie to satisfy the craving a little bit, at least and it is filling as a snack like all the Luna bars and works great to carry in my bag for if I get hungry or crave sweets when out where I can’t buy gluten free food.
Luna bars aren’t super gritty and they don’t have that goopy health food taste or the overly nutty texture that some gluten free bars have. They have a similar texture to a granola bar. I loved these a while ago before I had to stop eating gluten due to digestive issues.
I think it’s great that these bars are gluten free now. I will buy them all the time again, I’m sure. I only recently noticed that they were gluten free so I’m not sure when that happened. I’ve been buying them again since I noticed. This flavor is definitely among my favorites now.