Excuse me miller, I'm sure people have to try things and decide what tastes good to them, and figure out if it meets their nutritional needs, but I'm not really sure what point you are getting at comparing the 2 products.
In fact, fat/saturated fat wish, the 2 products are quite comparable.
Luna bars, depending on the flavor, run anywhere between 3.5 and 6 grams of total fat, and 2 and 3 grams of saturated fat.
Looking at the SB site, most of their flavors run around 5 grams total fat and 2 grams saturated fat.
Not enough of a difference to get your knickers in a twist IMO.
The protein content is the same, 10%...which I think is funny when people bring up protein in a single product, since it would depend on the mixture of grains as to whether the protein was complete or incomplete....remember your coursework on amino acids?
Actually, I was shocked at the poor nutrition of the SB Bar, 15 of A, calcium 15%, ZERO % vitamin C, 10% of iron....sniff.
In addition, eating organic when possible is important to me, I don't know what % is organic in SB.
Carbohydrates? Luna bar has a low glycemic index, which is why it satisfies for a long time...slow release of natural grain sugar. Can't speak to SB bars.
Satuarated fat? If your paying attention to your diet, and exercising, having a snack with 15% sat fat is also no cause for alarm.
I believe a lot of people have gone crazy stupid with with anti-carb thing. If the carbs you eat the most of are unrefined, there's no reason to panic. Look at all those fat Italians and Chinese....they really need to stop it with that pasta and rice
It's a matter of balance (shrugs) I'm not going to obsess about a gram of this or that one way or the other. Life too short.
Oh, finally, I just have a gut adversion to buying products that say "South Beach Diet" or some other "popular" name. I think your just paying money for a name, and not for nutrition. But, that's me.
happytaffy, don't get scared off with all these %'s and grams and what not.
I was just pointing out, as long as your having a snack, why not make it work to your benefit?