Chocolate Cupcake Luna Bar. Does it taste like real cake?

chocolate cupcake luna bar

Whoa. I am looking fabulously horrid in this picture. And now that the ugly elephant in the room as been addressed, let’s get on with this. Shall we?

I am a cake connoisseur. And ya, I had to Google the word “connoisseur” to get the spelling right. I am the world’s most renown, self-appointed, leading authority on judging the goodness of all things cakey. My taste buds are quite refined and on point when it comes to identifying the most delectable flavors, textures and fanciness of anything that has to do with cake.

So how does the Chocolate Cupcake Luna Bar measure up in the cake department?

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The Chocolate Cupcake name alone is intriguing. It compels you rip into package with hungry fury as you go in for the kill while gnashing at the “cupcake” with your teeth.

But damn. Then you realize this thing is not cakey. Its flavor does not resemble cake in any way whatsoever. There is nothing about the Chocolate Cupcake Luna Bar that screams “cake”. If anything, it tastes like a fudge brownie — and a subpar brownie at that.

I’m not sure if I spit out this Luna bar in mid-chew from my disappointment over the cake let down, or over the fact that it just wasn’t a good piece of food.

Either way, I’m sticking to my old faithful when it comes to Luna Bars: their Chocolate Dipped Coconut variety. That bar is hella-delicious and deserves to be all up in yo’ mouth for a good chewing. I eat one almost every day after lunch as my healthy afternoon treat.

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So there’s my warning. If you happen to get sucked into the Chocolate Cupcake Luna Bar vortex and come out feeling majorly let down, you can’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Matthew wears my wig.

Now you know what we do in the evenings. The gremlin-kids were already in bed when we filmed this. Next morning they complained that we were too loud making the video. Sorry, kids. Daddy needs his wig.

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Anaconda Mouth

Matthew is greedy, yet accuses me of being an Anaconda mouth. He is a food bully. I am the victim in this situation. I need you to feel sorry for me.

Sidenote: You may have noticed that things have changed around this blog just a bit (lots more videos). I hope you don’t mind. I’m just going with the flow so I can keep this blogging game feeling like fun. xo!

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Abs Progress Pictures: C-Section, Loose Skin, Stretch Marks, Scarring

Hi Guys. It’s time for abs progress pictures!

abs progress may 2015

My abs have been so darn stubborn, yet I’m happy with my progress. Excess belly fat has been the toughest kind of fat to rid myself of, but it’s still possible to get abs you can be happy with despite the circumstances of life (pregnancies, stretch marks, loose skin, etc)

In the video are more pictures of my abs, and my thoughts on being happy with an imperfect mid-section.

I hope you have a wonderful, productive, happy day.

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A Man’s Take On Women’s Body Image

Women’s body image can be a real sensitive issue. I caught Matthew off guard with some questions to get his take on the subject. What does a man think of the woman’s quest for a better butt and other bodily enhancements? Some of his answers were surprising.

 

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I’m embarrassed. My husband is a coffee snob.

My husband is a coffee snob. I am extremely embarrassed by his arrogance, so please excuse the atrocities. Whatever you choose to gulp on (coffee, tea, juiced greens, soda), happy slurping, my friend!

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Food Coma Road Trip

Yay! This is my first vlog ever. Here are the adventures from my food coma road trip, including a trip to a Jersey diner and the Borgata buffet. This is the reality of what happens during an (unusual) day of indulgence.

Leave a comment and let me know if you want me to do more vlogs!

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Why you don’t need a thigh gap.

Thigh gap, anyone? Meh. If you lack confidence because your legs look nothing like the chicks on the Internet and magazines, here’s why you don’t need a thigh gap anyway.

I’m working on my first “in-home walking” video for you. So very excited this that I may run wild into the streets, neked, to proclaim my enthusiasms.

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Don’t be THAT person.

I remember standing in front of my high class school during senior year and sharing with them that I wanted to become an astronaut. The laughter and mocking was pretty loud. Josie? Become an astronaut? The idea was absurd to them.

I’m obviously not employed by NASA today. My life took certain turns, dips, dives and head on collisions. Yet I’m still happy with who I’ve become.

So here’s the question:

What ideas and aspirations do you have for yourself today that you quickly cast off because it seems absurd or wildly out of reach? Too much pie-in-the-sky thinking, right? Are you that person in the crowd who mocks not others, but your own self instead?

Don’t be that person.

Don’t be the proverbial classmate that mocks and criticizes because your hope for tomorrow is just way too grand. Someone like you can’t possibly accomplish it. Is that what you told yourself?

I encourage you to think again. Don’t be that person who looks back on life 20 years from now with regret. Go out and accomplish your goals, no matter how big or small. I’m sure it won’t be an easy task for you, but staying on the grind and putting in the work to make it happen is much more worthwhile than looking back at what could’ve been.

Make it happen for yourself. Start today. And if you already started, don’t quit

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Shoulder and Arm Workout to Get Rid of Flab

Hi guys! Here’s my shoulder and arm workout to get rid of flab. Do this workout twice per week to start seeing results in your entire shoulder area and side of the upper arms.  It doesn’t take long to feel the burn. Holla at me in the comments if you want a beautiful upper body!

FOOD PLANNING HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS WEEK

Breakfast

There will be many slurpings of GT’s Kombucha going on. It’s the best! I will be doing my Intermittent Fasting until at least noon each day. I’m also back on my peppermint hot tea kick. I must drink it in a fancy cup, of course.

LUNCH HIGHLIGHTS

  • Baked Tilapia with baked sweet potato
  • Chicken Caesar salad topped with bacon bits
  • Oats topped with raisins and sweetened with coconut sugar

AFTERNOON SNACK

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DINNER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spaghetti squash with chicken breast & homemade stewed tomatoes
  • Shrimp risotto with mushrooms and asparagus
  • Homemade black bean burgers ~ I’ll be sharing the recipe soon!

Om-nom-nom! My menu for this week has my stomachs all excited. Summer is coming. Remember to hydrate well and stay committed to your workouts so you can look your best this coming season. XO!

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Disclaimer: Not all exercise programs are suitable for everyone. Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Neither Josie, YumYucky.com, nor anyone else associated with this website will be responsible or liable for any injury you sustain while exercising.